As an Orlando local, you know how it is…family and friends come to town and it’s time to visit the touristy classics. And even on your own or on a date, there is plenty of Disney Springs food that makes it worth the trip. These quintessential flavors and experiences are unique to Disney Springs and will make for a tasty visit. You can also use these Disney Springs snacks to fuel your own Disney Spring Pub Crawl.

And if kids are along, there are great Disney Springs restaurants that are best for kids!

Updated February 2024 by Meghan Roth and Dani Meyering

Stop by The Cookie Bar, a dessert-focused market within Summer House on the Lake serving up freshly baked cookies and house-made pastries, wine, beer, handcrafted cocktails, nonalcoholic beverages, and more—all available to go, so you can sip, savor, and stroll around Disney Springs.

Cookie Bar Summer House on the Lake Disney Springs Snacks
Cookie Bar Summer House on the Lake – image by Dani Meyering

Looking for a cool treat for a hot day? You can also get the cookies heated and served with ice cream! A reservation is not required to go get cookies at Summer House on the Lake.

Poutine from The Daily Poutine

We’ve all had fries, but have you had poutine? Fries are served swimming in beef gravy and topped with globs of cheese curds. Sound like just the heart attack you’re looking for? Head over to The Daily Poutine, located next to the World of Disney store. Poutine is a heavy snack though, so share with a few friends.

Aside from the classic poutine bowl, you can get a little crazier (yes, crazier than gravy fries), and try the Latin, French, or Italian variations. I suggest the Latin poutine with fried yucca, black beans, pulled pork, and queso fresco. And keep an eye out for seasonal creations too.

Cupcake from the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM

Walking away from an ATM usually means getting slapped with a withdrawal fee. So it’s refreshing to strut away from the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM with a sweet treat and a smile. This innovation in snacking technology is a unique experience. Once you’ve selected your cupcake from the menu and swiped your credit card, pay attention to the action onscreen.

There’s a camera inside the ATM that will show you a robotic hand selecting your cupcake! It will appear at the front of the ATM in a small box, perfect for taking home (or, most likely, eating while you stroll).

10 Quintessential Things to Eat at Disney Springs - Sprinkles Cupcakes

Disney Dole Whip Flight

Even though Dole Whip can be found in plenty of places outside of Walt Disney World, it has become a must-have among Disney fans. And now with a revamped kiosk dedicated just to DOLE Whip® creations, it is a quintessential Disney Springs food. The Swirls on the Water kiosk is a much-needed improvement over its predecessor “Aristocrepes.”

Swirls on the Water is located right on the water in the Marketplace section of Disney Springs (near Rainforest Cafe) and supplies sweet treats including a DOLE Whip® Sangria and DOLE Whip® Habanero Lime Nachos.

But the treat that is getting all the attention is the DOLE Whip® Flight which features three different flavored swirls, each with a special garnish. This is perfect Disney date night food because of its sharable nature and creativity. Currently, the fight features classic Pineapple + Vanilla Swirl, Lemon with Pink Cotton Candy, and Cherry + Lime Swirl.

At just under $8 for the whole thing, it is not a bad deal. This flight is fantastic for spring and summer, offering just enough to try each flavor and leaving your sweet tooth satisfied.

Disney Dole Whip Flight at Disney Springs close up with three clear plastic cups of swirled dole whip ice cream
Disney Dole Whip Flight at Disney Springs

Bonus! If you love creative ice cream flavors then head to Salt & Straw at the West Side section of Disney Springs. You'll find creative ice cream flavors you could never have imagined otherwise. Salt & Straw is a small chain with a few locations around the country including Downtown Disney in Disneyland Resort California. The menu is ever-evolving so it makes a great Disney date idea to try something new.

Charcuterie Board at Wine Bar George

Wine Bar George is all about enjoying and learning more about wine. A big part of that is pairing wine with food, and you can’t go wrong with the Charcuterie Board and Artisinal Cheese Board. These shareable selections include artisanal meats, cheeses, grilled bread, chutney, honey, and grain mustard.

Don’t know much about wine? Wine Bar George is for wine connoisseurs and novices alike. Owner and Master Sommelier, George Miliotes, is rumored to have been at the restaurant practically every day since opening. There’s a good chance that you’ll have access to the most expert advice. Snag a seat at the upstairs patio to enjoy the shade and an afternoon of choice people-watching.

Image credit: Stephanie Patterson

Bonus Idea – Did you know you can get an entire bottle of wine poured into a to-go container at Disney Springs?! Head to The Basket at Wine Bar George for great snacks and wines, and other drinks to go. You can even get an entire bottle of wine to enjoy while at Disney Springs!

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Ger’s Bread and Butter Pudding at Raglan Road

The unique bread pudding on the Raglan Road menu is a classic that will satisfy the most hearty of sweet tooths. The serving comes artfully arranged with soft bread, butterscotch flavors, and crème anglaise sauce served on the side. I recommend asking for an extra plate and pouring the crème anglaise on top, as the pudding’s cup can’t contain all that sweet goodness.

Couple that with the experience of live music and traditional Irish step dancing and you’ve got an authentic Irish experience right here in Orlando.

If you prefer something savory, the OMG Burger is our pick for one of the Best Burgers in Orlando.

Creme Brulee at Amorette’s Patisserie

Right across the way from The Daily Poutine, Amorette’s Patisserie has pies, cakes, and chocolates that taste as good as they look. The creme brulee (around $7.00) is made-to-order, so you’ll pick your dish of custard, then watch as a cast member fires up a blow torch to crisp up the top. Fresh berries and a signature Amorette’s chocolate are added to the top. After watching the care in which they are created, it can be a tough decision to crack that caramelized shell but trust me, you won’t feel too bad after the first bite.

Quintessential Things to Eat at Disney Springs - Creme Brûlée from Amorette's Patisserie

Make-Your-Own Treat at Goofy’s Candy Company

Watching the cast members dipping caramel apples at The Candy Cauldron is a favorite pastime of those visiting Disney Springs, but if you want to turn your experience up a notch, skip it for a trip to Goofy’s Candy Co. Constructing your own sweet monstrosity is a specialty at Goofy’s lab. Instead of just picking out a pre-made treat, you can design your own. Choose a caramel apple, crisped rice treat, or marshmallow, then select dark, white, or milk chocolate for it to take a bath in. (Price varies depending on what kind of treat you want, with a crisped rice coming in at $4.99 and the apple at $10.99.)

Choose one of 12 toppings (extra topping choices are $1 each) including M&Ms, chopped pecans, and coconut. Then select from 3 types of chocolate drizzle. I opted for a decadent crisped rice treat with dark chocolate, crushed Butterfinger, and a white chocolate drizzle. The best part? Since your treat is made to order, the chocolate is still warm for that first bite.

Goofys Candy Co. at Disney Springs

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Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company® Custom Latte Art

Although Starbucks is ever-present, the smell of Joffrey’s Coffee remains a staple of the Walt Disney World resort experience. But, nowhere else at Walt Disney World can you get custom art on your latte besides the Disney Springs location. For just a little extra, you can customize your favorite beverage with a Disney character or even your own selfie! Better yet, surprise your sweetheart by handing them their latte that's topped with art featuring a photo of you two.

How it Works

  1. Open the “Ripples – Drink Personalization” app on the in-store tablet or download the app on your phone to use.
  2. Select Disney Springs® Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company® as the location.
  3. Choose an existing image on the app, or take a selfie.
  4. Show your barista your number.

Besides this adorable way to personalize your coffee order, you can enjoy plenty of other coffee and tea beverages as well as pick Disney-exclusive flavors of coffee.

Mickey Mouse treat from the Snack Carts

While there is so much non-Disney shopping and entertainment to enjoy at Disney Springs, you have to eat at least one thing that's Mickey-shaped before the cast members will release your vehicle from the Lime Garage. Or at least, that’s how I imagine it.

To show your support for “the leader of the club that’s made for you and me”, stop by one of the many snack carts around the Disney Springs area. You’ll find Mickey Mouse ice cream sandwiches, soft pretzels, and my personal favorite, the Mickey ice cream bar. If you close your eyes at just the right moment during a bite, it feels like you’re in the Magic Kingdom.

Mickey Mouse items from Disney Springs snack carts

There are a LOT of indulgent treats in our list of Disney Springs food you must try. So if you need a break from the sweet and savory delights, head to GoJuice food truck in the West Side section of Disney Springs. Sip on cool beverages and flavorful smoothies—like the Beach Bum or the Green Machine. Or, enjoy a creamy açai bowl.

Other favorites to try:

We would also say that a treat from Gideon's Bakehouse is in order. But most Orlando locals agree it is better to head to the original East End Market location. With so many restaurants, lounges, and snack spots to eat your way through at Disney Springs, there is plenty to discover.