Must-Eat Animal Kingdom Snacks You’ll Regret Not Trying

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to some of the best dining options in Walt Disney World that serve up everything from buffet-style character meals to grab-and-go snacks from carts. With so many options to choose from, a great way to sample a lot is to commit to trying out small bites, snacks, and appetizers from many different locations instead of one large meal.

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Guests who decide to try these bites can find an amazing array of sweet and savory snacks that feature flavors and ingredients inspired by many different locations worldwide. Here are some of the best snacks that Guests should absolutely enjoy on their next visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Corn Chip Pie – Dino Diner – Chester & Hester’s Din-O-Rama is home to lots of carnival games, a loud and bright atmosphere, and a great walk-up counter service location that serves up a savory snack. The Dino Diner is located across from the Fossil Fun Games and serves up the unique Corn Chip Pie. This delicious snack tops corn chips with chili, sour cream, green onions, shredded cheddar cheese, and jalapenos for a filling and hearty snack that Guests will certainly enjoy in Dinoland.

Grilled Corn – Harambe Fruit Market – A healthier option that is very popular for Guests to snack on can be found at the Harambe Fruit Market in the Africa section of the Park just across from the entrance to Kilimanjaro Safaris. The small market stand grills up fresh corn throughout each day which Guests can opt to enjoy plain with butter or also smothered in African spices. Convenient as an on-the-go snack and packing some big flavors from the spices, the Grilled Corn is a great option to enjoy when hungry.

Pork Egg Rolls – Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes – Yak & Yeti Restaurant in the Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is many Guests’ favorite. Still, those who are looking to enjoy the flavors and bites from the restaurant without committing to a full meal can stop by Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes for a counter service alternative. The Pork Egg Rolls that are offered for lunch and dinner each day come served as a pair and are always fresh, hot, and crispy.

Pongu Lumpia – Pongo Pongo – Guests who are looking to enjoy a sweeter snack can head to Pandora – The World of Avatar and check out Pongo Pongo, a counter service location near Windtraders that translates to “party party.” In addition to inventive and colorful cocktails, the location also offers the Pongu Lumpia, a sweet and tangy dessert that fills a crispy spring roll with cold and refreshing pineapple cream cheese. This portable snack is the perfect thing to enjoy while checking out the beautiful floating mountains above.

Pulled Pork and Jelly Doughnut Sandwich – Eight Spoon Café – One of the unique snacks found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is served up at a quick-service counter found on Discovery Island between the main hub and the bridge to Dinoland. Eight Spoon Café serves up some delicious savory dishes, including the Pulled Pork and Jelly Doughnut Sandwich, which combines savory and sweet for a must-try snack. Featuring a classic jelly doughnut stuffed with warm and savory pulled pork served with a side of tangy slaw, this snack is definitely worth a visit to Eight Spoon Café.

Tiffins Bread Service – Nomad Lounge – Guests who are looking for an amazing spot to stop and relax at while taking in the beautiful ambiance and a worldly combination of cocktails and small bites absolutely have to visit Nomad Lounge. Situated on the bridge between Discovery Island and Pandora – The World of Avatar, the lounge features an outdoor patio as a small indoor space connected to Tiffins Restaurant. Guests who score a spot at Nomad Lounge can enjoy the Tiffins Bread Service, which features red pepper hummus, spicy coriander yogurt, and ginger-pear chutney to dip the fresh and warm bread into.

Buffalo Chicken Chips – Trilo-Bites – A great counter-service spot to grab a cold beverage or savory treat can be found at the main entrance to Dinoland. Trilo-Bites is a small ordering counter that can often be overlooked by Guests heading into or out of the area, but those who stop can dig into some spicy and crunchy chips that are totally satisfying. The Buffalo Chicken Chips featuring crispy potato chips topped with zesty buffalo chicken chunks, diced lettuce and tomato, and a cooling blue cheese drizzle on top. The Buffalo Chicken Chips are a great option to enjoy in Disney’s Animal Kingdom with the perfect combination of crunchy, spicy, and cool.

Street Corn Tacos – The Smiling Crocodile – While wandering through Discovery Island, Guests should prioritize stopping at The Smiling Crocodile to dig into a savory snack. The quick-service counter features a very limited menu, including delicious Street Corn Tacos. This large-portioned snack could really be considered a small meal since it features two tacos with black beans, roasted corn, poblano peppers, and red onions topped with pico de gallo chili-lime mayonnaise, and cotija cheese. Served with a side of chips and salsa, this is the ultimate filling snack.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse – Satu’li Canteen – A sweeter snack option can be found at Satu’li Canteen, a quick-service eatery in Pandora – The World of Avatar that was once the mess hall of the RDA. Open for lunch and dinner; the restaurant serves up various popular bowls with different combinations of meat, bases, and sauces. Still, there is also a great dessert that can be enjoyed on its own as a snack. The Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy with a velvety texture that is offset by a passion fruit curd all wrapped up in a visually colorful and beautiful presentation.

Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Roll – Tamu Tamu Refreshments – One big snack for several Guests to enjoy can be found in the heart of Harambe at a walk-up ordering counter. Tamu Tamu Refreshments is open daily and serves up the specialty Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Roll for breakfast. Essentially three massive cinnamon rolls, this snack is shaped in the classic three-circle representation of Mickey and is a perfect combination of sticky and sweet icing, flaky layers of dough, and warm cinnamon.

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About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.