Where to Find Great Snacks at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom
Eating at Disney World adds a whole other element to your vacation. There is so much to try and discover at each of the parks and resorts. This goes beyond their stellar restaurants. Many kiosks and stalls are found around each theme parks, serving up unique and one of a kind dishes. But you need to know where to find what. Take a look at the list of options found at Animal Kingdom to find the snacks you’ll be craving during your visit.
Eight Spoon Cafe
Use some dining plan snacks at this Discovery Island counter service spot. Eight Spoon Cafe serves Baked Macaroni and Cheese on its own, with pulled pork or shrimp and chilli sauce. Don’t overlook this small spot. They open at 11am and are only open until 5pm so don’t count on grabbing food for dinner here. Eight Spoon Cafe is found across from Mickey and Minnie’s meet and greet.
The Feeding Ground
This little kiosk serves beverages and popcorn, in a regular container or souvenir bucket. Found on the eastern side of Discovery Island as you are entering Asia, The Feeding Ground is your spot to grab regular popcorn and to quench your thirst.
Isle of Java
Opens at 9am, in comparison to Creature Comforts, Isle of Java is not Starbucks. It’s also located on the other side of Discovery Island, so if you’re making your way to Asia to start your day or to DinoLand U.S.A. then this is the perfect spot to grab a quick breakfast. Plus they serve some pretty unique pastry here that you may want to add to your snack goal list: Elephant Ear Pastry. They also have muffins and your average pastry, if you’re not up for the Elephant Ear Pastry, and of course they serve coffee, iced coffee, cappuccino and espresso.
The place to grab lunch if you’re looking for a snack credit lunch. They serve a couple different sandwiches that are snack credits. They are open faced and artisan. Open during peak times, the smiling crocodile is found on Discovery Island near the entrance to Mickey and Minnie’s meet and greet.
Found as you’re exiting Discovery Island into Africa, Terra Treats serves hummus and veggies and buffalo wings. Terra Treats is open at 11am, at this counter service spot you order up, grab and go.
Opens at park open, this is your Starbucks location at Animal Kingdom. Here you’ll find all your favourite Starbucks choices, whether you’re looking for that perfect latte or breakfast sandwich they’ll be serving it here. Grab your food and coffee to go and eat it while waiting in line for your first ride of the day. Creature Comforts is found in the western side of Discovery Island, as you’re making your way towards Africa.
Known for it’s bubbly beverages, Pongu Pongu also serves delicious foods for each meal of the day. For breakfast they have French Toast Sticks, the Pongu Lompia and a Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit. For lunch and dinner you can try out the Colossal Pretzel or the Pongu Lompia (a pineapple cream cheese spring roll).
Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery
Found on the main path, Kusafiri offers a few sandwiches for a quick meal. Choose between roast beef, turkey, or tomato and mozzarella. They also serve a variety of pastries that could work as a delicious snack. They’ve got my favourite Elephant Ear pastry on their menu that you’ll want to try. You can also enjoy an Iced Coffee with Amarula Cream Liqueur, giving you that alcoholic drink to go with your quick-service meal for those on the dining plan making the most of your investment. It’s open until 6pm.
Zuri’s Sweet Shop
Your candy shop at the Animal Kingdom. Find fresh snacks, like character apples, rice krispie squares and chocolates. You’ll also find boxed snacks, coffee, and mugs.
Harambe Fruit Market
Open from park open to park close, grab water or your favourite food for a snack. Harambe Fruit Market is your source for bananas, apples, oranges, grapes and so on. Located at the entrance of the Kilimanjaro Safari.
This cart is found as you’re entering Africa from Discovery Island. It’s open from park open until park close. Grab some popcorn or some delicious cinnamon glazed almonds or pecans. They smell and taste amazing.
Tamu Tamu Refreshments
This counter service restaurant has delicious pastries for breakfast, including the massive Mickey Cinnamon Roll. They also serve a sausage, egg and cheese biscuit for breakfast. Throughout the remainder of the day they have a delicious variety of cold treats. Try a Dole Whip Pineapple Cup, Dole Whip Pineapple Float or their Warm Brownie Sundae.
This kiosk is known for its delicious ice crushed beverages but they’ll also serve cinnamon-glaze pecans and cinnamon-glazed almonds. A perfect snack while wandering around the animal treks.
Found on the outskirts of Asia, as your entering Africa, Caravan Road has a very small menu serving a Teriyaki Beef Slider and Edaname. Open during peak season, the beef slider is actually a snack credit, making it an ideal choice for those looking to use snack credit for their lunch meal while visiting at the Animal Kingdom.
Royal Anandapur Tea Company
THE place to fill your caffeine needs in Animal Kingdom’s Asia. Whether you’re looking for a regular cup of joe or and iced variety, Royal Anandapur Tea Company is the place to go. They also have a vast selection of baked goods. It’s here where we grabbed milk to fill Linc’s bottle on his first Disney visit to finally calm him down for an afternoon nap. Found right across from Yak & Yeti Local Cafes.
Anandapur Ice Cream Truck
This bright blue bus is waiting to take your ice cream order. Found as you are approaching Expedition Everest, the Anandapur Ice Cream Truck serves just that: soft-serve ice cream. Served in a waffle cone you can choose between vanilla, chocolate and swirl. You can also try one of their floats made with your choice of pop. Open from 11am until 8:30pm, a great use of your Dining Plan snack credits.
Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks
Found nearby Expedition Everest, this location is a great refurb of an old FastPass location. Guests can grab all kinds of things at this handy dining destination. You can grab snacks anytime of the day, soft pretzels, popcorn, chocolate chip cookies and a PB&J Sandwich. You can find some refreshing beverages including the Pink Lotus and Flying Yak. Frozen Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade and Orangeade Cups are found here and of course there’s all kinds of alcoholic beverages served from 11am until park close.
Found on the outskirts of Asia, as you’re entering Africa, Mr Kamal’s offers only a handful a snack options that are great for a lunch supplement. In the past they’ve carried Falafel, Samosa and Hummus platters. It’s just a counter service spot that doesn’t have place to sit at, so it’s a perfect snack to grab and go, especially if you’re on your way to wait in a long attraction line.
This food cart, located on the western side of the Yak & Yeti Restaurant, serves some snacks but it’s main selection is margaritas. Mango, Strawberry and Lime are the flavours to choose from or you can try all three in the Triple Yeti Blast. Even though this place is a destination for beverages don’t rule out their snacks. They carry cake push pop, described as having layers of chocolate cake, green and blue buttercream and balloons of white chocolate. You may want to add that to your snack goal list. The outpost is open around lunch time and closes before the park so be sure to double check the times on your MyDisneyExperience app on the day of your visit.
The place to grab ice cream in DinoLand U.S.A. is Dino-Bite Snacks. Found directly in front of Restaurantosaurus, Dino-Bites is open from 12pm-7pm. You’ll want to save your dining plan snack item for here. They serve my favourite: Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich. As well as Freshly Baked Cookies, Floats and Old-Fashioned Hot Fudge Sundaes. Grab your ice cream and then sit at the nearby seats and tables to enjoy each bite.
Found as your entering DinoLand, U.S.A. from Discovery Island. Trilo-Bites is open from 11am until 6pm. They serve some speciality alcoholic beverages, other beverages and Buffalo Chicken Chips. Chips topped with chicken and blue cheese. You’re going to need to find a place to sit to enjoy these bad boys. You may want to add these to your snack goal list.
Opening at 10:30am, Dino Diner is a counter service restaurant. Order at the counter and then bring your food along with you or grab a seat at a nearby bench. Offering a couple snack lunch options Dino Diner has Chili Dogs and Corn Chip Pie (which is nachos with cheese, sour cream, green onions). Unfortunately none of them count as Dining Plan snacks.
No matter what you are hankering for, you’ll be sure to find something during your visit to Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. Just do your best to narrow down your options before getting into the park. Otherwise you may spend precious park time wandering around.
For more tips on dining during your trip to Disney World, check out these previous posts: