You’ve likely heard about or enjoyed signature food at Animal Kingdom from Flame Tree Barbecue, Yak and Yeti Local Food Café, Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery, Zuri’s Sweets Shop, or the enticing selections in the Harambe Market – but we are checking out what appeals to the snack/sweet taste buds. We’ve scoured Animal Kingdom, tasted our way from hut to hut, polled folks around us, and smelled delicious smells. We focused in on the easy walk up carts, kiosks, and stands for a quick grab and go food. Here is what we believe are the top 9 amazing food carts, kiosks, and stands from the numerous awesome selections throughout Animal Kingdom.
Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, not all restaurants have reopened. Be sure to check the My Disney Experience app for up to date hours.
1 – Harambe Fruit Market in Africa
This fruit stands located in Africa gets number one on our list simply because it speaks the African theme so much so that we forget we are in the middle of Florida! Fresh bananas, apples, watermelon, strawberries, oranges, trail mix, yogurt, and dried cranberries are just a few of the food options available. The fantastic appearance of this fruit stand perfectly matches the fresh taste when you bite into one of their fruit selections!
2 – Dino Diner in DinoLand U.S.A.
This little Dino Diner is one of our favorites in style, situated among the carnival/fair games in DinoLand U.S.A. It’s as if someone left this unique Dino pull along RV, and Disney transformed it into a great snack location. Try their incredible nachos supreme which may just become your new favorite Disney snack! Dino Diner also serves up frozen beverages and cinnamon-glazed almonds or pecans.
3 – Terra Treats in Discovery Island
For all those that have to worry about allergy and special dietary needs while searching for a simple snack – look no further! Terra Treats has several awesome options such as hummus with veggies, gluten-free (GF) bagels, GF muffins, GF cookies, GF cupcakes, and chocolate or vanilla soy milk. Thank you, Disney, for thinking of everyone in your food empire!
4 – Royal Anandapur Tea Company in Asia
Maybe you want a change up from the usual Starbucks option on the other side of the park – well you’ve found your place! Royal Anandapur serves specialty iced/hot teas and coffee. Some of their hot tea specialties on their long list include the Jasmine (green tea with softs notes of Jasmine), African Celebration (combination of rooibos, rose petals and herbs, with walnut, almond, vanilla, and Mandarin orange), and Honeybell Orange (white tea with Jasmine and honeybell orange). Plus, they have HUGE donuts – and you know you can’t go wrong with a donut the size of your face!
5 – Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Africa
Don’t judge us – but this dessert only refreshment location just has to be on this list! Taste a slice of heaven with their chocolate waffle with vanilla ice cream or chocolate mousse on top. Or try their double chocolate-chip ice cream sandwich, Mickey ice cream sundae, pineapple Dole Whip cup with dark or coconut rum, and chocolate-covered espresso beans. Sweet mama – check this place out!
6 – Trilo-Bites in DinoLand U.S.A.
Are you craving something with a little kick while strolling through Animal Kingdom? Be sure to head to Trilo-Bites in DinoLand U.S.A. for their specialty – Buffalo Chicken Waffle! Waffle and buffalo chicken? Heck, it’s Disney – why not combine the two and make for an awesome snack! Plus, you can also enjoy the waffle sundaes and floats with your choice of fountain beverage.
7 – Anandapur Ice Cream Truck in Asia
You can’t miss this incredibly decorated blue ice cream truck on your way to Expedition Everest. The menu is really quite simple but very yummy! Take your pick of a soft-serve waffle cone in vanilla, chocolate, or twist. Or go with a float, with your choice of a fountain beverage.
8 – Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks in Asia
Fairly new to Animal Kingdom, but becoming increasingly popular among guests is the Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks which neighbors Expedition Everest. Whether you worked up an appetite while anticipating your ride on Everest or you need a visit to the bar to work up the courage to meet the Yeti, you’ll find what you are looking for here! Simple snacks items, lighter meal options, a sprinkling of desserts, and a large bar are ready to serve your hunger/thirst needs. Smoked turkey or roasted pork sandwich, shrimp, Asian noodle salad, edamame, hummus with veggies or pretzels, turtle brownie, fruit, ice cream treats – plus, a bar with frozen beverages, cocktails, beer, and wine – are just a few items on this menu.
9 – Caravan Road in Asia
This small kiosk packs powerful taste with their teriyaki beef slider, edamame, and Asian noodle salad. A super simple menu, but worth the mention simply because of the delicious flavors of their teriyaki beef slider that will have you looking for Caravan Road once again as you trek along from Asia to Africa.
Let us hear from you! What is your favorite food kiosk, cart, or stand at Animal Kingdom?
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