Picture this. You are spending your day at Magic Kingdom, and have coveted fast passes lined up for Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train at 11:30 and Enchanted Tales with Belle at 12:15. You are STARVING for lunch, but have no time in between for a table service lunch. The solution? A quick service restaurant. There are so many quick service restaurants all throughout the various parks, serving anything your heart desires. From all-american cuisine, to foods themed to your location, to savory desserts, these quick service restaurants have it all. For this edition of Favorite Things Friday, I am showcasing the delicious quick service restaurants in the four parks.
1. Sleepy Hollow at Magic Kingdom Liberty Square– As I’ve said before, my absolute favorite Walt Disney World snack are the waffles. This little nook is located right next to Cinderella’s Castle, and in my opinion one of the best ways to spend your mornings in the park (besides riding the rides of course.) They have waffles sandwiches, including the delicious and unique nutella with fresh fruit waffle sandwich. This is the perfect snack, not just for breakfast, but any time of the day. They also have waffles with various toppings, including strawberries and cinnamon. This quaint quick service is for sure a must.
2. Pinocchio Village Haus at Magic Kingdom Fantasyland– With a view of “It’s a Small World After All,” nothing beats this Pinocchio inspired family friendly restaurant, with DELICIOUS Italian favorites. My personal favorite is the caprese flatbread, but in my younger days I would always get the chicken nuggets and french fries! From flatbreads, to meatball subs and Italian sandwiches, this place is perfect and has something for everyone, all without missing the action of the rides. This place is almost always buzzing, so that’s how you know it must be good.
3. Tortuga Tavern at Magic Kingdom Adventureland– This quick service is themed after the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, which makes it an instant hit. The Mexican cuisine adds a little spice to your daily menu. There is a toppings bar where you can make the delicious chicken burrito your own with all your favorite toppings. The smells are enticing, and after you finish you can jump right on a boat and sail through the Caribbean.
4. Les Halles Boulangerie & Pâtisserie at Epcot France– Every time my family and I are at Epcot, we never fail to make a stop in France for the delicious desserts. Aside from delicate pastries, there are various soups, salads, and sandwiches, perfect for a light but tasteful snack. We usually go a little crazy with the desserts here, from the chocolate mousse, to the creme brûlée, to the eclairs and macarons, the desserts here are delicate, sweet, and always satisfying. Sit outside in a flower garden with a fountain and enjoy the tastes, and sounds of France.
5. Sunshine Tree Terrace at Magic Kingdom Adventureland– Although there is much dispute between the iconic dole whip and the refreshing citrus swirl to which one is better, I personally am a fan of the orange slush and vanilla twist that is the citrus swirl served here. Both are delicious and refreshing, but everyone has a preference. This is the perfect midday snack for when that sun is beating down on you a little bit too hard.