We have all tasted things “visually.” There could be an animated flaky apple pie on screen, or a smoky, fragrant cartoon steak and our mouths start salivating. Disney animators love to portray food through their movies and make us wish we could try them.
But did you know you can try some of these iconic Disney movie foods? I will be sharing 6 foods to try in the parks that are based off iconic Disney films. Let’s get started!
1. Beignets – Tiana’s palace
At Disneyland, you can find this New Orleans-themed restaurant serving delicious meals. You can buy and finally taste the decadent powdery beignets portrayed throughout the Princess and the Frog film. The restaurant also sells lemon-filled beignets, a spin on the classic. Come and visit because “good food […] brings folks together from all walks of life.”
2. Ratatouille – Chefs de France
Bonjour! Have you ever wanted to try Remy’s iconic dish from the movie Ratatouille? If you visit EPCOT, the France pavilion has a sit-down restaurant called Chefs de France, that offers that recognizable meal. However, if you visit Walt Disney Studios in Paris, you can eat at Bistrot Chez Remy, another restaurant that sells tasty Ratatouille. Come try this delicious meal, “little chef” is waiting for you!
3. Spoonful of Sugar – UK Pavilion
Mary Poppins, the main character of this quintessential movie, who is “practically perfect in every way,” has a great tip to help drink your medicine- add a spoonful of sugar! It not only makes for a great song, but it is a splendid addition to a warm cup of tea. In EPCOT’s UK Pavilion, in a shop called the Tea Caddy, you can find an assortment of English teas and tea accessories. Try one of these warm drinks and you’ll be transported straight into 17 Cherry Tree Lane. Don’t forget the sugar!
4. Grey Stuff – Gaston’s Tavern
“Try the grey stuff, it’s delicious!” Lumiere sure knows how to whip up a great feast. I’m sure if you grew up watching Beauty and the Beast, you wanted to take Belle’s place and enjoy the marvelous French cuisine the kitchen appliances cooked up for her. You can try one of the best desserts shown on film at Gaston’s Tavern at Magic Kingdom (Walt Disney World). Try the all-new grey stuff cupcake that is decadent and melts in your mouth! “Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes!”
5. Poisoned Apple – Main Street Confectionary
Straight from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, this yummy treat is an essential Disney snack. While this apple won’t be poisoned, it sure does taste good! You can try the infamous “poisoned” apple at Disney world or Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A. The apples come in different flavors: caramel-coated, chocolate-dipped, or peanut-covered. However, you can buy a decorated “poisoned apple,” at Disney’s Candy cauldron in Disney Springs (Orlando, Fl) for a spookier aesthetic. “Just one bite!”
6. Yellow Snow Cone – Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats
This frozen, tart snack comes straight from the Himalayas, or well, from that one scene in Monster’s Inc, where Sully and Mike are banished to the real world. There, the abomi-…er, adorable snowman, offers them a yellow frozen treat. In Disney’s California Adventure, you can visit the adorable snowman Frosted treats to have a taste of this icy bite. “Don’t worry- it’s lemon.”
There is something about that scene in Mulan, when she is pretending to be Ping and Mushu brings her a steamy, savory bowl of a smiley-face porridge, that makes my mouth salivate! That is one Disney movie food I wish I could try. But before it comes to the parks, there are other foods I can taste and love. I hope the 6 Disney movies foods mentioned in this article, motivate you dear reader, to come visit and have a taste of the animation!
Featured Photo: Emily Murray.