The Best Thing I Ate: Disneyland Edition

Our family recently returned from an absolutely magical vacation at Disneyland. While planning the vacation, Justin and I sat down and established our priorities. He wanted to ride Guardians of the Galaxy and I wanted to eat everything.

And eat everything I did.

Disneyland food was (in my opinion) far superior to any options we’ve had at Walt Disney World. The variety in the two small parks, the quality of food, outstanding. FOR. REAL.

Here are just a few of my favorite things I snacked on while at Disneyland, and stay tuned for more of my Disneyland food stories over the next few weeks!

Side Note: I love all of these snacks as children, Which means I clearly have a favorite. I’ll try not to be obvious with that one, and will not rank the others. 😉

Bacon Mac & Cheese Cone at Cozy Cone Motel | Disney California Adventure

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Right in the center of Carsland is the Cozy Cone Motel. In Cars we know these cones as quaint motel rooms but at Disney California Adventure, they are individual food stands with a variety of different things to try.

Like this Bacon Mac & Cheese Cone.

There are three things I want you to take away from this deliciousness:

  1. The cone is made of bread and it is peelable. Meaning as you eat everything in the cone, you can peel the bread down along the cone and eat it with you. Genius.
  2. The bacon is layered
  3. THE BACON IS LAYERED!!!!!!!!

Don’t you hate getting bacon mac & cheese somewhere and having there be just a few crumbles on the top. Not here. Not today. Not this cone.

Fantastic.

Macarons & Macaroons at Jolly Holiday Bakery | Disneyland

At the edge of Main Street U.S.A. in Disneyland, is the precious Jolly Holiday Bakery. You’ll recognize them by their striped umbrellas and the scent of some delicious sweets cascading out of their doors.

Jolly Holiday offers cupcakes, cookies, macaroons and macarons. Two of which we tried and cried over. Because they were so GD delicious.

Psst… Don’t know the difference between a Macaron and a Macaroon? This graphic can help you.

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The Raspberry Rose Mickey Macaron was eaten so fast by our family that it was insane. You can taste every delicious part. The rose, the fresh raspberries – it was so good!

The Matterhorn Macaroon is named for the iconic Matterhorn mountain in Fantasyland. It was loaded with coconut and white chocolate and powdered sugar and we adored it.

Lobster Nachos at The Cove Bar | Disney California Adventure

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Let’s have a quick moment of silence for The Cove Bar…

The last time we visited Disneyland, we didn’t get the opportunity to check out this beloved find and knew it had to be top of our list this time around.

It was actually top of our list about 4 different times and each time we ate the incredible lobster nachos. The fate of this delicious mix of cheese and lobster goodness is still up in the air as The Cove Bar is being reimagined, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t add these beauties to our list of favorite foods from our trip.

Rest in peace, old friend. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again.

Mickey Bread | Disney California Adventure

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This delicious mound of sour dough bread was just absolute perfection. I ate it for breakfast almost every day and it was straight-up bigger than Parker’s head.

(Hence her overwhelmed face.) Available throughout DCA, this was a great value and hands-down the thing I ate most often while at Disneyland. Not to mention it looked great for the ‘Gram. 😉

BBQ Crunch Dog at Award Wieners | Disney California Adventure

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I’m not going to lie. I wanted to eat at Award Wieners because the name of the place made me giggle.

I’m also not ashamed of the fact that I took an incredibly awkward photo of my husband in front of Award Wieners because I am secretly a 10 year old boy who giggles at the word Wiener enough to make a valiant effort at a dick joke.

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I consider myself a bit of a hot dog connoisseur. I’m VERY particular about the kind of dogs I ingest, and this one received my seal of approval.

Cheddar Jack sausage topped with tangy BBQ sauce and fried onions. It was way lighter than I thought with a perfect dog-to-bun ratio. Justin and I split this one and it was the perfect lunch.

Elote | Disney California Adventure

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Okay. here it is. The moment you’ve been waiting for. This is the absolute best thing I ate at Disneyland. While walking through Disney California Adventure one day, Justin points across the walk way and utters a simple phrase that changed my life.

“Look. Corn.”

He was pointing to a tiny stand, tucked away between Cars Land and Pacific Wharf and he walked over to buy himself some. When he returned to where I was waiting with the kiddos, he was holding a tiny packet of condiments: parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, and tiny packet of Tajin Classico seasoning.

He unwrapped the corn and we devoured it in (I shit you not) 15 seconds. It was THAT GOOD. It was SO good that I demanded it for dinner the next night. And the next. I’m still demanding it.

The Elote comes in yellow bags and pre-buttered. Like the corn is COVERED in butter. It will make your hands all buttery. So buttery, that when you handle your phone after eating it, it will make your phone all buttery and all your selfies will give you this etheral glow.

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(This is my favorite picture of myself from vacation. Look at how happy I am after eating that damn corn!)

I am not a mayonnaise fan so I just did my thing with the Parmesan and the endless chili-lime goodness that is the Tajin Classico seasoning. It was SO. FREAKING. GREAT. I would go back to Disneyland JUST to eat Elote.

Unicorn Macarons from The Kaylas Cafe | Downtown Disney District

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Just to round this off and not end on a favorite. The girls’ favorite food of Disneyland were these macarons that were as tasty as they were adorable.

Unicorn macarons are available at a little stand for The Kaylas Cafe in Downtown Disney across from the Starbucks and World of Disney store.

Stay tuned for more food round-ups of our trip to Disneyland. And, if you like what you see and want to see more, follow me on Instagram @allyjeanpippin.