Planning our meals for our Disney World vacation is one of my favourite things about vacation planning. I love to dive into the menus of the restaurants to find the best fit for our family of 5. I also love to throw together a list of snack items that I HAVE to HAVE over the course of our vacation. I don’t like to be loosey goosey about this either, I like to plan out what I want to have before even arriving. I find this saves me from settling for something I kind of want. Today, I’ve put together a list of the many locations offering up delicious snacks at Disney Springs. The majority of these items are sweet snacks, so if you’re looking for a savoury bite you’ll have a much easier time narrowing down your options then those with a sweet tooth.
Swirls on the Water
Here’s where you’ll find a great spot to grab everyone’s favourite Dole Whip. Located close to the docks in the Marketplace area of Disney Springs, Swirls of the Water serves the classic Dole Whip as well as some new varieties. It’s a small little kiosk, so it’s a grab and go spot.
Goofy’s Candy Co.
This shop has all your favourite candy packaged and ready to go. They also have a wonderful selection of handcrafted rice krispie treats, cookies, and character apples. It’s a very easy spot to grab some familiar treats.
This kiosk serves sweet waffles topped with ice cream. They carry a Strawberry and Cream waffle and a Salted Caramel Waffle.
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop
This chocolate and ice cream shop is located within a stone’s throw of the World of Disney store. They serve a wide variety of sundaes and shakes. Whether you are more of a chocolate person, caramel person or fruit person, there is something for you on this menu. They also serve some delicious coffees and hot chocolates. Both of the hot variety and frozen. Be prepared to pay a high price for many of the items on the menu and to skip your next meal. They are big, delicious and memorable.
Grab a healthy smoothie to curb your appetite while shopping at Disney Springs. They have a variety of flavours for every preference. Just make sure you brought your own reusable straw.
In amongst the many entrances of the World of Disney is your favourite, Starbucks. Grab one of your favourite drinks for a caffeine boost or grab a muffin or pastry.
A great spot to grab a quick snack is Sunshine Churros. With these snacks you won’t have to worry about them melting or making a mess while you go about your shopping. This location is found by the eastern entrance of the World of Disney store.
This kiosk is found on the water edge, across from the World of Disney. It’s also close to the performance stage. Wetzel’s Pretzels has all the pretzels you’re familiar with: original, baked cheese, gourmet bitz, dog bites. It’s always comforting to order something when you’re away from home that you know your stomach will agree with.
B.B. Wolf’s Sausage
Some people would probably consider this lunch or dinner but sometimes you need a bigger snack. B. B. Wolf’s Sausage is found across the pathway from World of Disney and has 13 different kinds of sausages or hot dogs.
This stunning shop offers so many delicious desserts, you’ll want to try them all. You can order a large cake to celebrate a special occasion or stick with a sweet treat you can eat out of the palm of your hand. Try the macaroons, the Mickey Mouse Brownie or the Eclairs. Or indulge in one of their signature cheesecakes.
One of the few spots to grab a bite to eat in Town Center is Sprinkles, this means you don’t have to go out of your way to grab a sweet something while in the middle of your shopping. Sprinkles has cupcakes, cookies and ice cream. For those looking to keep their hands nice and clean, you can opt to have one of their delicious milkshakes, you get to choose your own flavour.
Swing over to the Polite Pig and grab a snack that has some gusto. You can choose between sliders, meatballs, wings or a delicious pretzel. You can also turn one of their fantastic sides into a great snack: crispy brussel sprouts, bbq cauliflower, sweet potato tots.
The Basket at Wine Bar George
The amazing restaurant that many guests are raving about has a counter service side. At this grab and go spot you can indulge in a delicious charcuterie, a spanish cheese plate, crispy mac & cheese bites, or grab a half baguette. Also on their menu is specialty french fries: queso french fries paired with rose or buffalo french fries with freaujolais.
Erin McKenna’s Bakey- NYC
Another spot to grab a sweet treat is Erin MacKenna’s Bakery. Here you’ll find cupcakes, cookies, donuts, thin mints and a cookie sandwich. This is an extremely popular spot, so if you have plan on grabbing a bite here carve out some time for the wait. This bakery is located next to the adorable hat store.
Another in demand snack location is Gideon’s Bakehouse. This shop is known for their larger than life, stuffed full of ingredients, cookies. The descriptions of the cookies on their menu are paragraphs long. They have the original chocolate chip, triple chocolate chip, cookies and cream, pistachio toffee chocolate chip and more.
Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company
Here’s where you’ll find some great Joffrey’s coffee and tea but also some snack items to fill your belly. You’ll find danishes and donuts to pair deliciously with your beverage of choice.
Morimoto Asia Street Food
Get a slice of the delicious food found in the Signature Restaurant Morimoto Asia at a fraction of the price. They serve pork egg rolls, takoyaki and baby ribs to go. You can find this counter service part of Morimoto on the side of the full service restaurant.
Vivoli il Gelato
In Disney Springs’ The Landing you’ll find delicious gelato at Vivoli il Gelato. Located just beyond Raglan Road, Vivoli il Gelato has a multitude of flavours. They also have sorbet, milkshakes and floats. For those not as crazy about gelato, there’s cannolis, brownies and italian doughnuts.
Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew
This new donut shop is located in the shadows of the AMC theatres. You can choose from a variety of donuts here: peanut butter explosion, nutella boston cream, maple double bacon. They also serve donuts that you’d be more familiar with: vanilla iced with sprinkles and classic glazed. They also have some delicious fries: spicy and loaded.
Grab a scoop of a familiar ice cream treat. This kiosk has your favourite flavours of one of your favourite kinds of ice cream. You can get your ice cream done up as a sundae, in a shake, or simply in a cone. You’ll find this little kiosk as you leave the West Side area of Disney Springs and enter into The Landing.
Local Green Orlando Food Truck
This food truck has some great menu items for lunch and dinner, but if you’re looking for a snack they’ve got street corn and air fries. Here’s something that’s outside of the sweet treats that are found at some many of the other locations on this list. This food truck is found on the northern end of the West Side, just past Starbucks.
Pepe by Jose Andres
This counter service spot offers up a few items for quick-service meals but they also have a couple things that may satisfy your snack craving. Patatas Bravas, fried potatoes in brava sauce. Croquetas de Pollo, traditional chicken fritters. Bunelos de Viento con Chocolate, a spanish fried pastry filled with chocolate.
Salt and Straw
At this ice cream shop, you’ll find scoops of ice cream with so many ingredients and flavours that the descriptions are paragraphs long. The menu is constantly evolving so you know you are getting some of the freshest, most inventive ice cream around.
Make a stop at the West Side Starbucks and grab one of your favourite Starbucks snacks. Maybe a chocolate dipped pretzel or a biscotti paired with a latte. There’s ample seating here so you can take a break from your shopping excursion.
This small counter service spot serves classic churros, dipped churros and gourmet churron. The perfect snack for afternoon shopping.
Grab one of your favourite soft pretzels while visiting Disney Springs. Whether you’re hoping for sweet or savoury, Wetzel Pretzels got you covered. There’s the original pretzel, the flavoured pretzel or go for the more filling pizza bitz or pretzel dog. Lots of familiar options. This stand is sandwiched between the YeSake Kiosk and the Hageen-Dasz kiosk.
This small kiosk is found around the Hageen-Dazs stand and near the exit of the West Side into The Landing. Here you’ll find a great meal style snacks: chicken buns, pizza buns, taiyaki and karaage. These will help you curb your hungry to power through your shopping or is a great meal substitute if you had a later breakfast or are planning an early dinner. You’ll probably want to pair it with one of their delicious slushies.
So many snacks! How to choose just one? Maybe have a couple people from your travel group choose a few different ones so you can try more. If you’re looking for more ideas on what to eat during your days at the other parts of Walt Disney World, take a look at these other posts: