What to Eat at Disneyland (& Friday Links)

We’re headed to Southern California for a weekend at Disneyland! No matter how many times I’ve been, I still get so excited—and today is no different. Also, no matter how many times, I inevitably return only to be asked ‘did you try the such-and-such?’ And the answer is usually, “Darn! No!”

Sure, I’ve tried the Dole Whip, and the Mickey Mouse beignets. I agree that the corn dogs are some of the best. But no doubt I’ve missed plenty.

Rarely is the food my focus, but if we’re talking Disneyland fare, then so far—in my experience—the best stuff is concentrated in New Orleans Square: Monte Cristo Sandwiches (ham, turkey, and swiss with berry puree and powdered sugar); Beignets from the Mint Julep Bar; Pommes Frites with garlic and parmesan; and chowder in a sourdough bowl.

But I’ve been told I’ve been missing out on a few other must-try items. For example, at…

Pooh Corner, the chewy-chocolatey-chip cookies, and the Tigger Tail Marshmallows wands (dipped in caramel and chocolate).

The Jolly Holiday Bakery Café on Main Street, the Grilled Cheese and cup of tomato basil soup combo.

Carnation Café, the Fried Pickles.

Galactic Grill in Tomorrowland, the Galactic Burger topped with fries, bacon, grilled onions, cheese, and Thousand Island dressing.

And at California Adventure: Chili Con Queso (like Frito Pie in a bread cone) at the Cozy Cone Motel (also the breakfast cones and Dill-pickle-flavored popcorn); Lobster Nachos at the Cove Bar; and hand-dipped ice cream bars—with toppings from chocolate chips to fruity pop rocks—at Clarabelle’s.

Am I missing anything? Any other last-minute tips? 

Here are all of our previous Disney travelogues, and some Friday links…

Give credit. Especially to other women.

A pair I’d like to try on.

Time to plan a girlfriend getaway.

Soup’s on.

Still loving Kale salads.

Can’t get over this home makeover.

Measles outbreak.

PSA: If you used Flickr to store your photos, they’re going to delete them soon.

Nancy Pelosi troll-clapping?

Do you guys say “hey guys“? Thoughts?

I think my posture might thank me if I get a desk riser. Looking at this one. 

I would kind of love it if Aron got this jacket... And matched Hudson.

I love the retro vibe of Perfect Moment ski pants.

A nice idea for Valentine’s Day.

Sweetly Relatable—we mostly ate out as a family, but we always ate together.

P.S. A Valentine’s dinner plan featuring winter citrus, and some two-ingredient donuts. 

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