Here are DFB, we love food. It’s kind of our thing, if you hadn’t guessed yet. (We’re sure you have.)
Naturally, we make it our business to try all the things in Disney World! And while there’s a lot of incredible food arriving in the parks every month, not everything is a huge hit. We’re here with the BEST (and the WORST) of May in Disney World, so check it out!
The Four Best
Goofy Peanut Grand Waffle Sundae — Marketplace Snacks
The Goofy Peanut Grand Waffle Sundae is one of five new Mickey Bubble Waffle Sundaes from Marketplace Snacks in Disney Springs (yes, we tried all five of them). Yes, it was a lot of ice cream. Out of the five sundaes, this one had the most going on! This sundae comes with vanilla and chocolate soft-serve with hot fudge, peanuts, sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, mini M&M’S, and a cherry.
Basically, this dessert was made for peanut and banana lovers. It was really sweet and there was a LOT going on, but we also really loved the waffle and you get a lot for the price. You can get it for $8.99!
Sweet Tea Fried Chicken — The Polite Pig
Also new in Disney Springs is the Sweet Tea Fried Chicken at The Polite Pig! This is the new Chef Special for $19, and it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like — fried chicken marinated in sweet tea. It also comes with succotash, coleslaw, a cheddar biscuit, and hot honey sauce.
This meal HIT. THE. SPOT, y’all. The fried chicken was moist, the breading was crispy, and the star of the meal was the succotash! Made as a cream sauce made with lima beans and corn plus bread crumbs, it was SO good — and it packed the perfect kick of heat.
Pepperoni Pizza Roll — Connections Cafe
Pizza lovers, you’ve been warned — the new Pepperoni Pizza Roll from Connections Cafe in EPCOT is SO GOOD. It was $10.99 and it comes with a side of pasta salad, and this thing is massive for the price. It’s basically a folded-up slice of pizza, and we loved everything from the chewy bread to the melty cheese and the slightly spicy pepperoni!
We also liked the pasta salad, which was covered in Italian dressing and served with onions, cucumbers, and green and red peppers. You can get chips on the side if pasta salad isn’t your thing!
Tony’s Garlic Bread — Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
And finally, Tony’s Garlic Bread was a HUGE surprise! While Tony’s Town Square Restaurant has admittedly been disappointing in Magic Kingdom, we visited recently to try some new menu items, including Tony’s Garlic Bread for the Table for $11, which comes with toasted ciabatta with roasted garlic-butter and parmesan fonduta.
This garlic bread changed our LIFE. It was very garlicky and served with a creamy parmesan Alfredo sauce that was incredible with the bread. We’ll be dreaming about this garlic bread for a long time.
The Five Worst
Strawberry Bliss Cupcake — Landscape of Flavors
The Strawberry Bliss Cupcake from Art of Animation Resort’s Landscape of Flavors was beautiful but the taste was not our favorite. Made with yellow cake filled with strawberry boba and topped with strawberry buttercream and white vanilla wafers with white chocolate and nonpareils, it was SWEET with all caps for $5.79.
The strawberry flavors tasted artificial, and although we liked the yellow cake, it wasn’t enough to balance out the overwhelming sweetness. This cupcake was available only through May 11th so you can’t try it now, but we wouldn’t recommend it anyway.
Summer Strawberry Lemonade — Coca-Cola Rooftop Bar
Another beautiful treat, the Summer Strawberry Lemonade from the Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Bar in Disney Springs, left us a little, well, confused. This cocktail is made with Minute Maid Lemonade, Tito’s Vodka, elderflower syrup, strawberry syrup, and muddled strawberries for $16.04.
While we did think it was refreshing, it ended up tasting dull. The strawberry and elderflower syrups cut down on the taste of the alcohol, but the overall mixing of flavors with the lemonade made it turn out strangely dull.
Barbecue Chicken Sandwich — Cosmic Ray’s
We tried the not-new Barbecue Chicken Sandwich Meal at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Magic Kingdom for a fresh review, and we found it just okay, really. You get barbecue chicken topped with a kale slaw on a bun, served with a side of fries for $12.29. We didn’t hate it, but it wasn’t anything special.
The chicken was a little dry and really coated in barbecue sauce, which was super sweet (no smoky or spicy flavors here). We loved the fries, which were cooked perfectly, but overall you can find something better than this for the price.
Toy Box Tomato Salad — Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
The Toy Box Tomato Salad from Tony’s Town Square Restaurant is a newer menu item, and for $12 you get marinated tomatoes with torn burrata cheese, cucumbers, focaccia, pickled onions, and basil. And like the barbecue chicken sandwich, it was just okay. Although the vegetables were fresh, we thought the burrata cheese needed more salt.
Also, for the price, the serving size is really small, and it wasn’t very fulfilling. Do yourself a favor and order Tony’s Garlic Bread instead of this!
Dreamsicle Cone — Gasparilla Island Grill
And finally, we’re heading to the Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel & Spa, where we tried the Dreamsicle Cone for $5.48. This waffle cone comes with a brownie inside and a rice krispie treat shaped like a scoop of ice cream, with white chocolate drizzle on top.
It’s cute and all but this treat was a great big fail. The rice krispie treat was okay, but the brownie was dense and tasted like artificial chocolate. And the cone itself was so stale that it hurt our teeth! You probably want to skip this one.
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