You already know when Disney Parks Blog releases anything having to do with treats, I get excited. With summer quickly approaching, they released different food items considered “must try” things at Walt Disney World this summer. Let’s take a look!
Over at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, they are introducing new items to the menu, and these items have no end date yet. The unique appetizers added to the menu are Tony’s Garlic Bread and the Toy Box Tomato Salad. As for the entrees, the new menu items are Oven-roasted Shrimp Scampi, Butcher’s Steak, Orecchiette with Spicy Italian Sausage, and Penne with Chicken al Forno. For dessert, the new items are Tiramisù Cannoli, Italian Strawberry Shortcake, Tony’s Spumoni Tart, or the Mandarincello Custard. All of this sounds amazing. Maybe it’s time I revisit Tony’s Town Square Restaurant and form a new opinion.
Sunshine Seasons at Epcot is adding to its menu this summer as well. At this quick-service restaurant, you will now be able to find Cheese Pizza Rolls and Pepperoni Pizza Rolls. This sounds delicious. I think it’s very rude that they released this right after discovering that I’m allergic to dairy.
Disney Springs is truly a place made for all foodies to come together and enjoy the best food. The Disney Parks Blog touches on Salt & Straw, a new location at Disney Springs that serves refreshing ice cream. They note that they have monthly flavors and that tasting all the flavors is highly encouraged. It’s true; when I visited Salt & Straw, the workers wanted me to try every flavor before making my final decision. Also at Disney Springs, Marketplace Snacks is getting some fun new items added to the menu just in time for summer. They are adding Mickey and Friends Bubble Waffle Sundaes, and each sundae is named after a different character. For example, they will have a Donald’s Waffle Sundae made with vanilla soft-serve, lemon curd, and blueberries. The other sundaes available are named and themed after Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto.
Also noted in the Disney Parks Blog piece are the new plant-based food items that can be found at the different Disney resorts. New to the breakfast menu is a Plant-based Mickey-shaped Frittata made with tomato, spinach, onions, and “mozzarella” served with potatoes and mixed fruit. They are also adding the IMPOSSIBLE Burger topped with Carolina-style barbecued jackfruit, pickled slaw, and “cheddar” served with french fries. If you want to try these new items, they will only be available from now through June 7. These two new plant-based items can be found at these food courts: Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, World Premiere Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, End Zone Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, and Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter. It looks like I need to plan a quick trip to one of these resorts and try these two new items because they both sound so good, and they fit into my dairy-free and meat-free diet.
The Grand Floridian is also getting ready for summer by bringing back some old favorites. At the Grand Floridian Cafe, during its signature meal period, “blunch,” also known as brunch, they will be bringing back the Reuben that is served with coleslaw and steak fries. Another brunch item they will be serving is Chicken and Waffles topped with a sriracha-honey drizzle. For dinner, other food items making a return are the Café Meatloaf, Shrimp and Grits, and Caramelized Onion Soup Gratin. At Gasparilla Island Grill, they are adding some fun new sweet treats to the menu. If you like Alice in Wonderland, this one is for you: the Cheshire Cat Wildberry Mousse features swirls of wildberry mousse, berry compote, and cake crumbles topped with a white chocolate Cheshire Cat. For all the Orange Bird fans, they will be adding an Orange Bird Cake Pop to the menu, which gives off summer vibes. This next one sounds interesting: the Brownie Crispy Cone, an ice cream cone filled with a caramel-swirled brownie topped with a crisped rice treat, white chocolate drizzle, and sprinkles. Last but not least, at Disney’s Old Key West Resort, you can get your key lime fix this summer by ordering a Key Lime Pie Swirl: DOLE Whip lime, and vanilla soft-serve swirl topped with graham cracker crumbs. This item can be ordered at Good’s Food to Go at Old Key West Resort.
Wow, that is a lot of must-try food for this upcoming summer. I’m not sure I’ll be able to try everything, but I have my eye on the plant-based options. I am sad that those plant-based options will only be available until June 7th. Those bubble waffles also look very fun and picturesque, perfect for summer. My wife already has her eyes on the Pizza Rolls at Sunshine Seasons in Epcot.
What food items would you try? Let us know in the comments.
Hi, I'm Erica, and I write about all things Disney. Before working for The DIS, I was a theme park performer at SeaWorld, but I also performed at Disney. I have such an immense love for theme parks to the point I studied them in college.