Last week, we began our journey into Disney’s Animal Kingdom in honor of Earth Day and the park’s 24th anniversary. This amazing park tends to get the short end of the stick, but today the spotlight is shining bright on Animal Kingdom. So today, we’ll continue our voyage by diving into the best food in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
But first, let’s start with this week’s
Now let us get right down to business, and talk about the best grub in the kingdom- Disney’s Animal Kingdom, that is! We’re going to work our way around the park, and give you our favorite, MUST try foods, ranging from hearty plates to sweet treats! On this list, there’s something for everyone!
Tiffins Bread Service
First up, we’ll visit The Nomad Lounge, located just outside Pandora. It’s near and dear to our hearts with the cool atmosphere, and the tasty drinks- but we’ll be zeroing in on Tiffins Bread Service. Similar to the Bread Flight at Sanaa in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, you get three types of bread, including veggie pita, pomegranate focaccia, and crispy papadams. They pair this flight of bread with red pepper hummus, spicy coriander yogurt, and a ginger-pear chutney. And at just $12.00, you can’t go wrong!
Also at the Nomad Lounge, is their amazing churros- a snack synonymous with the most magical place on Earth. While you enjoy this relaxing view, order their basket of churros with delicious sauces that include Vanilla Crema and Chili-Strawberry (which was a surprising favorite). We love that these bad boys are gluten-free, although you’d never know. We love that Disney is creating more inclusive snacks! You can snag this tried and true, classic treat for only $9.00.
Grilled Street Corn
Moving on to our next location, The Harambe Fruit Market. Located right outside the Safari entrance in Africa, this market has one of my favorite options. Of course, as the name suggests, you can get some fresh fruit, but you should get their Grilled Street Corn. The corn cob is dipped in butter and topped with African spices, much like an African curry, adding a mild spice to this tasty snack. If spice isn’t your preference, you can also order it without! Grilled to perfection, this corn comes in at $5.29, practically making it a steal!
Ahi Tuna Nachos
Next, we land at the ever popular Yak & Yeti. This popular eatery is located at the base of Expedition Everest. Here, you can get their fabulous Ahi Tuna Nachos. What makes this stand out is the sushi-grade Ahi Tuna. From there, Asian slaw, crispy fried wontons, wasabi aioli and a delicious sweet soy glaze are piled on top. This makes for a delicious Asian twist on a well-known and loved dish. At $19.99, this Yeti-sized portion is great to share with a friend- or eat yourself, we won’t judge.
Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese
Our next option is so great, they made it available in two locations. The Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese is an amazing balance of creamy cheese and smoky pork. This great baked mac and cheese is available in a smaller portion at Eight Spoons Cafe for $6.79. If youre seriously hungry, get a larger portion at Flame Tree. Personally, you can catch me at Flame and Tree since its topped with onion rings there- need I say more? With the larger portion, it’ll set you back $12.49.
Simba Sunset DOLE Whip
At Tamu Tamu, located in Africa, you can get your hands on another classic Disney snack. The famed Dole Whip is popular, tasty and revitalizing in the hot Florida sun. Dole Whips can only be found in-park at Magic Kingdom, and Animal Kingdom. Try a classic Whip, but if you’re wanting to try something new, order a Simba Sunset Dole Whip. This tasty pineapple treat is paired with watermelon, strawberry and coconut syrup for a refreshing flavor, and only $5.99.
50th Celebration Ice Cream Sandwich
Now, we’ll move to DinoLand. Stop by Dino-Bite Snacks for a 50th Celebration Ice Cream Sandwich. To make this delectable treat, they take two house-made double chocolate chip cookies, sandwich in some vanilla ice cream, and top the whole thing with Celebration Sprinkles and a 50th Anniversary logo. It’s almost too pretty to eat- at least before you snap a quick picture! At $7.49, this is a yummy way to celebrate the World’s Most Magical Celebration!
Buffalo Chicken Chips
Just across from the Boneyard in DinoLand, is Trilo-Bites. Trilo-Bites is a cute quick-service eatery, where you can find plenty of great options, such as ice cream cones and the Trilo-Bites Twist, but most importantly, this is the home of the Buffalo Chicken Chips. The chips are homemade, with the perfect crunch factor. This snack is topped with buffalo chicken, tomatoes, green onions, and drizzled with a blue-cheese dressing. This hearty snack will keep you going for miles, priced at $9.29.
Pro MousekeTip: Come hungry to this theme park!! Snack your way around the park. Grab some shareable items from Flame Tree BBQ and Nomad Lounge. Make a reservation at Yak & Yeti but just order appetizers and drinks. This is a great way to try as many of these amazing items as possible.This concludes our tour of the best food at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We hope you are as hungry as we are!
Let us know in the comments below what you’ll be grabbing next time you visit!
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Alyssa is a Blog Contributor for MousekeMoms Blog. She lives in Florida, is an Annual Passholder and visits the theme parks frequently. For information about booking a vacation at a Disney destination, visit us at www.kingdomandcruise.com