With the announcement of Free Disney Dining for 2010, and the new quick-service meal plan for families staying at value resorts, it’s time to highlight the best quick eats at Disney World.
Don’t be fooled, quick-service isn’t all about burgers and fries. Some of my best Disney meals have come from these counter service establishments. Here are my top picks from around the parks.
No doubt, Epcot has some of the best Disney dining options. My #1 quick-service meal comes from Morocco at the Tangierine Café. My personal favorites are the Shawarma Platters with chicken & lamb and the lamb wrap served with Couscous salad and Lentil salad. Portions are huge so have a light lunch and come here for dinner.
My second choice at Epcot is located near The Land and Soarin’ in Future World. Sunshine Seasons is a great stop for the kids as they can get a rotisserie chicken leg, mashed potatoes, side and drink for their meal. I’ve had the Seared Tuna Salad on multiple occasions and it has always been fresh and delicious.
I have a confession. I sometimes crave the Anchors Aweigh Sandwich from Columbia Harbour House. I know it’s just tuna sandwich, but it’s a surprisingly good one! Another awesome pick is the Lighthouse sandwich with hummus, tomato & broccoli slaw. A nice change of pace from the traditional theme park fast food.
Starring Rolls Café is a cute little eatery connected to the Brown Derby. While small (only 3 types of sandwiches are served), the food is delicious, and the best part is dessert! This is where Starring Rolls really shines, with their ginormous cupcakes! On the dining plan you receive a sandwich, bag of chips, choice of dessert and drink.
In general, Disney pizza doesn’t rate very high on the yum factor, but Pizza Planet scores extra points for its Toy Story theme and arcade. Meals here are pretty generous. On the dining plan each person receives a mini pizza, side salad, dessert and drink. Plenty to share- get 2 meals and split with the kids.
Anandapur Local Food Cafes, also known as Yak & Yeti Counter Service serves Asian cuisine right in the center of the theme park. Highlights here are the Shrimp Lo Mein, Chicken Fried Rice and the Pork Eggs Rolls.
Another favorite of mine is Wolfgang Puck’s Express. I don’t think you can go wrong with anything on the menu, but my favs are the Rosemary Rotisserie Chicken and the Chinois Chicken Salad. They also have the best chicken tenders on property. Eat here for breakfast, lunch or dinner- you will not be disappointed!