Wooohoooo!!! It’s Friday people!!
This has been a fantastic week for me! Not to toot my own horn but I’m pretty proud of how well my blog is doing. Plus my mental health feels like it’s been at an all time high for most of the week. So let’s get going into the weekend, shall we?
Top 10 places to have lunch in Walt Disney World
I should probably start off by saying I decided to write about the food options in Disney because one of the most popular questions I hear is “Why would I want to go to Disney to eat a $15 hamburger when I can get the same one at home for $1?” or my favorite “There’s nothing to eat in Disney besides junk food. I’m not going.” Ok, Debbie hold on to your high horse and calm down a sec. Just in EPCOT alone you can eat at 11 different countries (including America)! That means you can eat fajitas in Mexico for lunch, a turkey leg in America for a snack and a searing hot filet with a side of beer cheese soup in Canada for dinner. That’s just in one park. Disney has 4 parks. 5 if you include Disney Springs (Which technically has the most dining options). So don’t think you’re stuck eating junk food or boring hamburgers for every meal. Disney has some of the finest chef’s in the world and I guarantee you’ll find something different every time you go.
Yak & Yeti
- Without a doubt this is my absolute favorite place to have lunch in all of Walt Disney World. You’ll find selections like Teriyaki Beef Bowl, Asian Chicken Wrap or my favorite, Honey Chicken. Please go to Animal Kingdom to enjoy the Asian fare offered at this awesome cafe.
50’s Prime Time Cafe
- If you are looking for a fun and unique dining experience, look no further than this 50’s cafe in Hollywood Studios. You’ll walk right into momma’s kitchen and sit down with your cousins and family you haven’t seen since last week’s family dinner. This restaurant is a sit down location but it’s absolutely perfect for lunch, you’ll enjoy food like Grandma’s Chicken Pot Pie, Dad’s Stuffed Pork Chop or even Cousin Harold’s Vegetable Lasagna. Make sure you clear your plate so you can join the clean plate club!
Lotus Blossom Cafe
- Stop over to the China section of the World Showcase in EPCOT to eat here. You’ll find your favorite Chinese dishes like egg rolls, orange chicken, sesame chicken salad and more.
- This is probably considered breakfast but it’s not my fault they offer this for lunch too (also when I’m most likely to eat it). Stop here after seeing Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom to pick up a sweet Belgian waffle covered in nutella, strawberries, blueberries and bananas. If that’s not your cup of tea then try the Breakfast Egg and Cheese Waffle Sandwich!
Yorkshire County Fish Shop
- Now I’m from the good ol’ USofA and I might not know a true Fish and Chips dining experience in the UK (July I’ll get to experience it first hand), but this is exactly what I imagine it to be. You’ll find this stand in the England section of the World Showcase in EPCOT. Plus stop next door to the Rose and Crown pub to pick up a true English brew.
Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie
- My first trip out of the country was to Paris France in 2013. I enjoyed every second there and would give anything to go back! So, I might be a little biased when I say this is cafe is very high on my list. They have the same kind of sandwiches I remember eating in Paris, the pastries are to die for and the atmosphere is absolutely perfect. When you go to EPCOT and the World Showcase, you’ll find this cafe hidden in the back, but make sure you visit!
- The one exception to my no “basic” options rule. And I say that lightly because these hot dogs are to die for! They are so unique and delicious. Pick up a Philly Cheese Steak Dog, a Macaroni & Cheese dog or even a Chili-Cheese Dog. These are on the corner of Main Street in Magic Kingdom. The only other place you might find a hot dog like these would be in the heart of Chicago, IL.
- I may be cheating with this one because you will find 4 different walk up options at this location in Animal Kingdom. You can get things like Ribs or a Beef or Lamb Gyro.
Liberty Tree Tavern
- This is an old fashion colonial-style inn which is located in the Liberty Square section of Magic Kingdom. You’ll see people walking around in New England colonial-style clothing and talking about eating with the founding fathers. It’s only fitting you’ll find a full thanksgiving meal here. Complete with Roasted Turkey Breast, Pot Roast, Mash Potatoes and vegetables and even stuffing.
Earl of Sandwich
- While this one might seem simple and not overly exciting, this sandwich shop in Disney Springs is one of our most frequented lunch stops in all of Disney. It’s an easy lunch choice, fantastic sandwiches and it’s one of the more budget friendly options you can find.
Like last week it was incredibly difficult to pick just 10 places for lunch but there you have them, 10 of my favorites. I also wanted to exclude any places which sold hamburgers or pizza but there are plenty of places on Disney property where you can find “the basics” if you happen to be traveling with a picky eater.
Do any of these sound good to you? If you’ve been to Disney, where are your favorite places to eat? Let me know in the comments!