Thursday, November 10, 2011

Blog Hop: Food in Disneyland



Thanks to Lisa from Babes in Disneyland and Deb at Focused on the Magic for hosting the hop today!  Today's theme is Food.  Since I've been blogging about Disneyland (in honor of my friend Chad's guest post yesterday) all week, I figured I'd continue by posting about FOOD at DL!

Carnation Cafe Breakfast at Disneyland
We were only at Disneyland for 2 days so we didn't have many of chances to try a lot of foods.  Our meals were at Carnation Cafe on Main Street, Village Haus in Fantasyland, French Market Restaurant in New Orleans Square (I think), House of Blues in Downtown Disney, and Baker's Field Bakery at DCA.  I also had my first, and only, churro at DCA and a gorgeous caramel Mickey apple!

All of our meals were very good.  Carnation Cafe was my favorite mainly because of the atmosphere!  I loved eating on Main Street first thing in the morning and seeing all the guests enter the park.  I wish WDW had something equivalent.  This was probably the best Mickey waffle I've ever had.  I had a burger and fries at Village Haus, which was a typical park burger.  It was fine for me, being a burger girl! :)  I also had a burger at House of Blues which was very good.  We all had muffins, if I remember correctly, at Baker's Field Bakery.  I also liked this location since it was right inside the gate of DCA.  We sat outside under the umbrellas and watched the people enter the park.  The only bad experience we had with food on this trip was at the French Market Restaurant- I think that was where we ate!  This counter service restaurant was about to close when we walked in.  The hostess told us we had plenty of time to eat, so JAG and I got in line while Jonathan went to the restroom.  We went on and ordered while he was gone.  When he walked in, before we had our food, they told him he couldn't order.  Then they started cleaning up around us while we were eating and rushing us out of the restaurant.  I honestly don't even remember what we ordered or what our options were.  I just remember not feeling much Disney love as this restaurant was closing!

I mentioned on Tuesday that I wish I had done more research on Disneyland before we went- restaurants and food would have been high on my list to research!  I wish we had eaten beignets at New Orleans Square and had made reservations at Blue Bayou- which is a totally different post as this restaurant overlooks Pirate's of the Caribbean!

What food suggestions do you have for the Disneyland Resort in California?

10 comments:

  1. What a great review! I so want to try one of those beignets at New Orleans Square everyone is talking about!!!

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  2. We love New Orleans square when it comes to the food at Disneyland. We always stop in the beignets! :)

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  3. Thanks for the article!  I'm going to check your site for more Disneyland food info, too ... food is a huge, fun part of our Disney trips.  We have gone to WDW in the past, but next trip will probably be DL so it's fun to get the hot tips ... :) 

    That waffle is looking mighty good to me right about now!

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  4. The Mickey waffle looks awesome I want one right now.LOL. DL sounds like so much fun... Carnation Cafe I love the name.

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  5. agree- I could eat my weight in those waffles! ha!

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  6. I don't have a lot dealing with DL, but I did a post this week with links to great blogs about Disneyland- so check those out!!

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  7. :( I wish I had done that... next time, right?!?!

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  8. No Disneyland visit is complete without Mickey Waffles!! :-)  So sorry about the French Market experience.  They have wonderful clam chowder there and is my favorite place because during the day there's a live jazz band.  If you're able to do another trip, DEFINITELY go to Blue Bayou and Cafe Orleans.  You can't miss the beignets! :-)

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  9. Disneyland seems to have so many better counter service options over WDW.. at least over MK. Healthy food - not just burgers.. I've got plenty of time to research bc I don't think I'll be out there for years!

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