At Desert Mouse,
food is one of our favorite things about the Disneyland Resort. Why wouldn’t it be? Since we have such a deep love for food, we’re offering the scoop on the 10 best meals at the Resort. All of these meals are available year-round and cost $20 and under. The meals will be ranked from least to most expensive. If you’re not looking to dine heavily, but rather snack/eat light, you’ll like our article Best 15 Fill-Ups for Under $10. If you want to browse other dining options and dining packages, head over to the Disneyland website, hover over the Things to Do tab, and select All Dining. Ready to get your food on?
Pizza at Napolini
As a general rule, it’s best to avoid pizza at the Resort. However, some exceptions can be made for the pizza found in Downtown Disney. Our focus will be on the GIGANTIC pizza slices at Napolini. These pizza slices are literally as big as your face! They come in a variety of flavors, such as Margherita (cheese), Pepperoni, and Americana, which comes topped with Italian Sausage, Salami, Bell Peppers, Onions, and Olives. All come with classic toppings of melty cheese and tomato sauce, as well. Grab a slice for only $5.25, hopefully you can finish it on your own!
Hawaiian BBQ Sandwich at Earl of Sandwich
Earl of Sandwich is another tasty restaurant located in Downtown Disney. The Hawaiian BBQ sandwich comes with grilled chicken, ham, swiss cheese, pineapple, and BBQ sauce between two buns. Is your mouth watering yet? Lucky enough, it will only cost you $6.99 to get your hands on this yummy treat!
Brioche French Toast at Flo’s V8 Café
Breakfast is one of the best meals of the day, no doubt. Of course, Disney has found a way to make it even better. Head on over to Flo’s V8 Café in California Adventure to chow down on the Brioche French Toast. It’s baked to perfection and comes with salted caramel sauce and bananas. Your stomach will be thanking you after one helping of this dish. Grab a plate for $7.99.
Soup in a Bread Bowl at the Pacific Wharf Café
Craving something creamy? Snatch yourself some soup from the Pacific Wharf Café. Not only are these soups served fresh and hot, but they come in the yummiest sourdough bread bowl around. The soups range from Clam Chowder, Cream of Broccoli, to seasonal soups. During a trip in 2015, I had the Chicken Enchilada soup which was perfect for the overcast and chilly day. It warmed me right up! I’ve been waiting for this soup to pop back up so I can give it another spin. Give this meal a try for $10.99.
Do you have any seasonal soup favorites? Let us know in the comments.
Chicken Sandwich à la Lumière at the Red Rose Taverne
This is one of the newest additions to dining in Fantasyland. Previously known as the Village Haus Restaurant, this small eatery has been transformed into the Red Rose Taverne in honor of the live action Beauty and the Beast. Along with the new theming came some delicious new dining options. One of the most praised among these new choices is the Chicken Sandwich à la Lumière. This delectable sandwich will have you ‘lighting’ up (get it?) with the first bite. An odd combination of grilled chicken , apple slaw, onion-bacon jam, and fried cherry peppers on a toasted bun come together perfectly. Match this with a side of Pommes Frites, usually only available at Café Orleans, or sliced apples and you’ve got yourself a ‘beauty’ of a meal! Be a guest and treat yourself with this sandwich for $10.99.
Enchilada Platters and Burritos at Rancho Del Zocalo Restaurante
When it comes down to it, I don’t think there’s a better place to get yourself a meal than Rancho Del Zocalo Restaurante. The food portions are big and priced fairly reasonably considering how much food you get. There’s plenty of options here, so if you are looking for a variety, you’ve got it! Plus, most of these platters can feed two people comfortably, so you can feel free to share! The best options, as we find them here at Desert Mouse, include:
- The Red Chile Enchilada Platter, made up of three cheeses enchiladas and topped with red chile sauce, with a side of Mexican rice and refried beans. Priced at $11.99
- The Burrito Sonora, served with either chicken or marinated beef, refried beans, rice, and cheese in a flour tortilla, topped with cheese and red Guajillo sauce, and tied together with a side of Mexican rice and refried beans. Priced at $11.99 for Chicken, $12.99 for Beef.
- The Burrito Guadalajara, served with carnitas, refried beans, rice, and cheese in a flour tortilla, topped with cheese and green Tomatillo sauce, and tied together with a side of Mexican rice and refried beans. Priced at $12.49.
- The Carne Asada & Red Chile Enchilada Platter, made up of two cheese enchiladas served with beef, and a side of Mexican rice and refried beans. Priced at $14.49
If none of these options wet your appetite, take a peak at the menu over on the Disneyland website to see if they have something more your style. By all means, this restaurant is probably the best value and has the best portions of all the Disneyland Resort restaurants and is highly recommended by Desert Mouse.
Mickey Waffle at the Carnation Café
First thing that comes to mind when I hear this; YUM! Considered a classic among park enthusiasts, and somewhat of a food staple for the Disneyland, this meal is one for both young, old, and all in-between. Mixed with the care-free atmosphere of Main Street USA, this breakfast will have starting your Disney day relaxed and delighted. This oh-so-good meal comes with one Mickey shaped waffle and your choice of bacon or sausage. You can even add apple or strawberry topping! However, if you’re not into that breakfast meat scene, as I am, then you can ask to have that side replaced with an egg! Grab yourself this scrumptious meal for $12.00.
French Dip Sandwich at the French Market Restaurant
This sandwich is near and dear to my heart. Not because I like it, but because it’s one of my mother’s favorites eats. Mix the golden afternoon sunlight, the up-beat music of New Orleans Square, and this classic fare, and you’ll be as lively as the spirits found in the Haunted Mansion. This scrumdiddlyumptious meal is served hot, with roast beef, onion straws, and horseradish mayonnaise in between a potato roll, and comes with a savory side of seasoned Cajun chips and, of course, Au Jus. Take a dip yourself for $13.99!
Chicken Entrée at the Plaza Inn
If you want to step into Walt Disney’s shoes to see Disneyland through his eyes, one of the best ways is to grab a bite to eat at the Plaza Inn! This was Walt’s favorite place to eat in the parks, and is home to his favorite meal. The Chicken Entrée is made up of 3 pieces of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, a buttermilk biscuit, and seasoned vegetables. Not only is this helping hearty and appetizing, but it’s another one that you can share easily. This meal will have you feeling right at home, while at the heart and hub of all the Disneyland magic, for $17.49.
Monte Cristo Sandwich at Café Orleans
This sweet treat is one of the top-rated among Disneyland guests, and remains in high standing with my boyfriend. Not only is Café Orleans a lively venue, but it has some of the best food at the Resort. This sandwich comes with ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese fried in a batter and sprinkled with powdered sugar. On the side, you’ll get a berry puree that adds that special je ne sais quoi to the feast. You’ll get 4 slices of this bad boy, which is usually more than one person can handle, so you’ve got another shareable meal here. Snatch yourself a reservation here, and share this delectable plate with your sweet-heart.
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