Best Snacks At Animal Kingdom

WINE & BEERAt Disney, snacking is serious business.  It’s practically its own meal!  If you’re spending the day at Animal Kingdom, you’ll want to scope out the best snacks so you keep your taste buds happy and keep your energy levels up so you can check out all this park has to offer.

Tamu Tamu Refreshments

If you’re looking for something sweet, this is going to be your go-to location in Africa.  If you’re a coffee lover, they have chocolate covered espresso beans, or the chocolate waffle with espresso mousse.  Now you know here at Dole Whipped, we love some pineapple soft serve and they have that here!  You can get it straight up, or with Dark Rum or Coconut Rum, if you want a more adult treat.

Garden Kiosk

If you’re looking for something a bit healthier, you might try the salads at this stand.  The “Trek Power Salad” has quinoa, beets, edamame, and citrus, while the “Farmers Salad” has blueberries, goat cheese, and candied pecans in a vinaigrette dressing.  On the menu is Chilled Green Tea, Cucumber-Mint Pomegranate Lemonade, and Raspberry Lemonade sweetened with Stevia.  All these things sound very light and refreshing and perfect for a hot day in Animal Kingdom.

Kusafiri Coffee Shop

Maybe you’re not in the mood for a snack so much as a quick breakfast.  This little coffee stop in Africa is a great place to grab a quick pastry and a cup of joe.  They offer hot breakfast wraps, muffins, croissants, and fruit cups.  For pastries you can choose an apple or cherry turnover, an elephant ear, assorted danishes, or the Warm Colossal Cinnamon Roll which reportedly serves two, but we’ll be the judge of that.  To wash that down, they offer coffee, cocoa, cappuccinos, iced coffee with and without liqueur.  After breakfast the bakery offers cookies, rice crispy treats, and gourmet cupcakes as well.

Zuri’s Sweets Shop

The newest spot for all thing snacky is this little shop in Harambe Market.  They have fun and highly decorated candy apples as well as candy bars, lollipops, and more savory items like flavored popcorn and spice rubs.  You can also pick up a bottle of Flame Tree barbecue sauce to take home!

Harambe Fruit Market

If fruit is what you crave, be sure to stop here for fresh fruit choices as well as pastries and yogurt.

Beastly Kiosk

Over in Discovery Island you can find this little has some very interesting savory items on offer.  If you’re in the mood for carbs, grab a Mickey pretzel, and if you’d like a little heat with that try the Jalapeno pretzel.  You can also try their Lobster Mac and Cheese or the Baked Three Cheese Pasta.  All of them sound amazing!

Creature Comforts

Also located in Discovery Island, this is the location to get your Starbucks fix!

Dino-Bite Snacks and Trilo-Bites

These two stands are going to be your stops in DinoLand USA for ice cream and waffle sundaes.

Of course, there is no shortage of wonderful things to eat in Animal Kingdom, but this is a pretty good start.  We’d love to hear what your favorite snack option is in this park.  Let us know in the comments!

Top 5 Places to Get Coffee in Walt Disney World


I don’t know about you, but I’m a coffee addict.  I need a daily fix of my glorious dark roasted fuel before I can handle the day, and being on vacation at Disney is no exception. In case you’re the same way, I’m listing my Top 5 places to get coffee at WDW.

1.  Kona Cafe

This restaurant at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has authentic Hawaiian coffee beans that are ground and then brewed in a French Press pot.  This is for folks who take their coffee seriously (like me).

2.  Starbucks at the Main Street Bakery

Located right there as you come in the gate, you can’t get a much more central location.  They have all your ‘Bux faves as well as the adorable mug you see up top.

3. Sunshine Tree Terrace

Not only can you get a Dole Whip here, you can also pick up an Iced Coffee Float.  Your choice of flavored coffee poured right over some creamy vanilla soft serve.  Cool down and get your caffeine fix simultaneously.  I do love efficiency!

4.  La Cava del Tequila

If you like your coffee tipsy, this is for you.  You can get a Coffee Mezcal Margarita.  You read right…a coffee margarita.  This combines two of my favorite drinks.  How can this go wrong?

5.  Writers Stop

This hidden gem is nestled between Sci-Fi Dine In and the Streets of America and is not usually very busy.  Pop in for a cappuccino and a cookie and get off your feet for a few.

What’s your favorite coffee stop in The World?  Leave a comment and let us know!