Luckily, we’ve rounded up 21 of the most delicious can’t-miss foods — from savory snacks to mouthwatering desserts — that you should add to your bucket list immediately.
Keep scrolling to discover the best eats at Disney World.
Dole Whip, at Frontierland in Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Dole Whip — a simple but delicious creamy pineapple soft serve — is an unlikely candidate for a cult following. But any Disney fan worth their salt knows that no vacation is complete without the refreshing treat. Adults can even try a boozy version at Animal Kingdom’s Tamu Tamu Refreshments.
Turkey Leg, available at any Disney park
The turkey leg is one of the few snacks on this list that you can readily find outside of Disney parks (like at Renaissance Fairs). Even though holding one makes you look a bit like a caveman, meat lovers simply cannot miss out on trying this meaty snack with a cult following.
The Grey Stuff, at Be Our Guest, Magic Kingdom
When you were a kid and watched “Beauty and the Beast,” you probably wondered what exactly “the grey stuff” was. Spoiler alert: it’s a chocolate Oreo mousse on top of a cupcake. Want to try one for yourself? Better make a reservation at Be Our Guest in advance!
Tonga Toast, Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Village
Kids and adults alike will love this deep-fried, thick-cut, cinnamon-and-sugar-encrusted French toast that’s stuffed to the gills with caramelized bananas.
Mickey Candy Apple, multiple locations around Disney World
Candy apples in Disney World don’t just come in the classic Mickey ears shape. You can also get candy apples that look like sugary versions of Pixar characters, villains, and more.
Kitchen Sink, Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Beach Club resort
Of course, the idea of a “kitchen sink” sundae piled high with almost every topping available is not new. But fans say that Beaches and Cream at Disney’s Beach Club does it the best. Here’s the breakdown: hot fudge, butterscotch and peanut butter topping, bananas, cupcakes, four types of ice cream, sprinkles, cookies, candy bars, and, yes, cherries on top.
Mickey Waffles, available throughout Disney World
We never tire of Mickey-shaped foods at Disney World. You can get Mickey waffles at multiple locations across the theme park, including the All-Star resort, Wilderness Lodge resort, and the Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom, among others.
Citrus Swirl, Sunshine Tree Terrace in Epcot
The Citrus Swirl is the Dole Whip’s tarter younger sister. It puts a fruity fresh twist on the classic orange creamsicle with a frozen orange juice and vanilla soft serve swirl.
Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken, ’50s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
It was hard to pick just one menu item at the fan-favorite ’50s Prime Time Cafe in Hollywood Studios. But Aunt Liz’ recipe is widely known as the best fried chickenthe theme park has to offer. Just be warned that you’ll get scolded if you don’t finish every bite — though you really shouldn’t have any issue with hat.
Cheddar Cheese Soup, Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada Pavilion at Epcot
The creamy cheddar cheese soup at the upscale Le Cellier steakhouse has become more famous than their prime cuts of steak. Can’t snag a reservation at this gourmet spot? Book a trip to Disney during Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival, when they hand out cups of the irresistible soup at the Canadian food booth.
Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake, Liberty Tree Tavern at Magic Kingdom
This cookie-like cake is slathered in chocolate and caramel syrup and topped with a dollop of ice cream.
Chocolate Crepe, Crepes de Chefs de France in Epcot
It’s hard to choose which one of the many crepes to get at Crepes de Chefs de France in Epcot, but fans often go for the chocolate version.
Jumbo Pretzel, Germany Pavilion in Epcot
If you’re going to get a pretzel (arguably one of the most classic theme park snacks), you have to do it right. Who does it better than the Germans, after all?
Mac and Cheese Hot Dog, Casey’s Corner on Main Street in Magic Kingdom
Casey’s Corner is a Main Street Staple that harkens back to the olden days of ballpark food. But one “secret” crowd favorite that made a return this summer is the mac and cheese dog. You guessed it, it’s a hot dog topped with macaroni and cheese, and sprinkled with a healthy dose of bacon. Add a scoop of chili if you’re really pushing the “diet vacation” freedom.
Croissant Doughnut, Refreshment Port in Epcot
We can’t call them cronuts because Dominique Ansel trademarked the name, but these croissant doughnuts bear a striking resemblance. The taste is basically like a warm, flakier churro.
Nachos Rio Grande Challenge, Pecos Bill in Frontierland, Magic Kingdom
Pecos Bill is a top-notch place to grab a counter service lunch at the Magic Kingdom, but did you know about the secret platter of nachos? The deal is, you have to bring at least five friends between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to dig into this platter.
Cinnamon Roll, Gaston’s Tavern at Magic Kingdom
The best, gooiest cinnamon rolls in the entire Magic Kingdom can be found poppin’ fresh at Gaston’s Tavern.
Pizza at Via Napoli, Italy Pavilion in Epcot
What makes the pizza at Via Napoli so special? Besides the fact that the pizza is made fresh inside one of four giant woodfire ovens named after four Italian volcanoes, Via Napoli imports its tomatoes and dough straight from Italy, so the pizza is incredibly authentic.
Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches, L’Artisan des Glaces at the France Pavilion in Epcot
Whoever thought of combining these classic French pastries with ice cream was a genius. At L’Artisan des Glaces, you can always get a chocolate macaron sandwich or a seasonal variety like the one pictured above.
Rack of Ribs, Flame Tree Barbecue at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Of course Animal Kingdom has Disney World’s best barbecue. The succulent, tender ribs with sides of beans and cole slaw are a cheap eats must-try at the Flame Tree Barbecue.