There is an Irish proverb that says, “Laughter is brightest in the place where food is.” How true is that! A simple pleasure of life is eating, and what better place to have delicious meals than in Walt Disney World. That is why, in this article, I will highlight 5 mouth-watering meals you can try at specific DVC resorts, ranging from breakfast to dinner. Let’s get started!
1. Kona Cafe – Macadamia Nut Pancakes
Disney’s Polynesian Village resort offers yummy breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. However, a must-try meal can be found in Kona Café, particularly for breakfast. The Macadamia Nut Pancakes ($15) consist of a stack of pancakes with sweet and nutty macadamia butter, pineapple sauce, and a side of meat (ham, bacon, sausage). Nevertheless, you can substitute the meat side for fruit. These melt in your mouth buttery pancakes are a pleasant option for breakfast and will leave your tummy feeling happy.
2. Primo Piatto – Croque Monsieur
Located in Disney’s Riviera Resort, this small quick-service location offers tasty French and Italian inspired cuisine. The croque monsieur ($12.99) is a flavorsome and inexpensive meal you can try if you visit or stay at this European inspired resort. This French delicacy is simple: it consists of ham, Swiss and a creamy bechamel sauce atop a toasted bun. This creamy sauce adds a nutty and velvety flavor to the sandwich, making it a unique lunch option.
3. Grand Floridian Café – Buttermilk-fried Chicken
One of my personal favorites, this dinner meal is found in the regal Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. It consists of a crunchy, buttermilk exterior, on a juicy, seasoned chicken breast. The crispiness of the crust is slightly sweet as it contains corn flakes in its mixture. The meal comes with “loaded” potatoes and a warm bacon vinaigrette. However, I recommend substituting the potatoes for the bamboo rice, since it adds texture to the meal. Whatever you choose to pair as a side, this crispy, tender chicken is an excellent dinner option.
4. Geyser Point Bar and Grill – Bison Cheeseburger
Found in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, this is a scrumptious meal you can devour with satisfaction. This cheeseburger is cooked to perfection, it has a juicy, meaty patty with bacon and sweet crispy onion straws. The burger also has two distinct sauces that add a creamy and slightly tangy taste: marionberry sauce and aioli garlic. Together, all these ingredients make for a delectable and exceptional burger.
5. Jiko – Botswanan Seswaa Short Rib
A delicacy and packed with flavor, this African meal can be found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. It consists of slow-cooked beef short ribs (sweet and tender), peas, carrots, and hominy (a type of corn). I highly, highly recommend this restaurant and this specific meal because it is a change from typical Disney cuisine. It is a special dish and I consider it one of the best to try.
Eating delicious food gives us comfort and satisfaction. A good meal gets us excited to take another bite. I think that food brings people together, especially on vacation. Therefore we hope that my 5 suggestions will help enhance your taste buds and allow you to experience the joy of eating!
Featured Photo: Bobby Asen.