Disneyland 101: Our Food Recommendations

Do you ever wonder where to stop and grab a bite when visiting Disneyland park? We have almost eaten our way through the entire park, but have locations we constantly go back to. Here are our quick and full service food recommendations for both parks, as well as outside of the park.


Disneyland quick service

  1. Rancho Del Zocalo, located in Frontierland
    • Food Recommendation: Trio of Street Tacos

  2. Plaza Inn, located on Main Street

    • Food Recommendation: Fried Chicken Meal

  3. Jolly Holiday Bakery, located on Main Street

    • Food Recommendation: Jolly Holiday Combo and Raspberry Macaron

  • Bengal BBQ, located in Adventureland

    • Food Recommendation: Chieftain Chicken and Safari Skewer

  1. Hungry Bear Restaurant, located in Critter Country

    • Food Recommendation: Fantasmic! On-the-Go Dining Package

  2. Little Red Wagon, located on Main Street

    • Food Recommendation: The Corn Dog!


Disneyland Full Service

  1. Cafe Orleans, located in New Orleans Square
    • Food Recommendation: Mint Julep, Pomme Frites and N’awlins Gumbo
  2. Blue Bayou, located in New Orleans Square
    • Food Recommendation: Monte Cristo Sandwich and Bone-In Rib-Eye
  3. Carnation Cafe, located on Main Street
    • Food Recommendation: Baked Potato Soup and Fried Pickles


Disney’s California Adventure quick service

  1. Flo’s V8 Cafe, located in Cars Land
    • Food Recommendation: American Breakfast, Chicken Tamale Breakfast and Turkey Dip

  2. Pacific Wharf Cafe, located on the Pacific Wharf

    • Food Recommendation: Soup in a sourdough bread bowl.

  3. Smokejumpers Grill, located in Grizzly Peak

    • Food Recommendation: BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich

  4. Cozy Cone Motel, located in Cars Land

    • Food Recommendation: Soft Serve Ice Cream


Disney’s California Adventure Full Service

  1. Wine Country Trattoria, located on Pacific Wharf
    • Food Recommendation: Paint the Night Dining Package

  2. Carthay Circle, located on Buena Vista Street

    • Food Recommendation: Dining Package for a variety of shows.


Outside of Park

  1. Earl of Sandwich, located in Downtown Disney
    • Food Recommendation: A hot sandwich here can’t be beat!

  2. Storytellers Cafe, located at the Grand Californian Hotel

    • Food Recommendation: Breakfast Buffet

  3. Steakhouse 55, located at the Disneyland Hotel

    • Food Recommendation: Order the steak, obviously!



As a little girl, I went to Disneyland a few times, but my true love of Disney sparked my freshman year of college. I had the chance to do a quick weekend trip to Disneyland with two friends. During this trip, I fell completely back in love with the entirety of the Walt Disney Company. It was then a few months later, my family ventured to the opposite coast and visited WDW. Here I met a CP, who inspired me to start my own Disney Journey. A few years later, I can’t get enough of Disney (ask anyone who knows me)!

I have been extremely blessed to become a Disneyland AP holder, Walt Disney World AP holder, go on a Disney Cruise, and visit Hong Kong Disneyland. In 2018, I will be visiting Disneyland Paris. I plan on eventually visiting Tokyo Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland.

I love all things Disney food, Disney merch, and Disney entertainment. You can usually find me in the park, drinking a coke and waiting for a show or parade. If you ever see me, be sure to say hello! I love making new Disney Friends.