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I mean, eating them ALL might be impossible . . . but you might as well try, right?

We visited Disneyland to check out all the festive food (ok, the rides and decor too)! Here's the big list of most everything you can find to nosh on this holiday season at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure!

Disneyland Holiday Churros

Keep an eye out for all the churros! You'll see different varieties everywhere. 

Holiday Churros at Disneyland

Here’s a look at all the churros you can grab at Disneyland this holiday season:

Churros Available in Disneyland

  • Caramel and Coconut Churro (Town Square Churro Cart and Churros Near Sleeping Beauty Castle)
  • Santa’s Cookies and Milk Churro (Churros Near Casey Jr.) – Artisan churro rolled in cookie butter sugar and served with sweet milk dipped sauce
  • Toffee-Flavored Churro (Tomorrowland Churro Cart) – add-on chocolate-almond or chocolate dipping sauces available
  • Turtle Churro (Frontierland Churro Cart) – Artisan churro rolled in chocolate sugar and served with caramel pecan dipping sauce
  • Sugar Plum Candy Churro (New Orleans Churro Cart) – Sweet and tart churro

Churros Available in Disney California Adventure

  • Peppermint Churro (Churros Near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail) – Churro coated with crushed candy canes and chocolate and vanilla icing
  • Milk & Cookies Churro (Hollywood Land Churro Cart) – Churro with chocolate chip cookie and cookies and cream sugar with cookies and cream dipping sauce
  • Sugar Cookie Churro (Cozy Cone Motel) – Churro rolled in sugar and topped with white icing and holiday sprinkles
  • Horchata Churro with Condensed Milk (Churros Near Goofy’s Sky School)

Our top choice? Horchata Churro with Condensed Milk. A close second was the Sugar Cookie Churro, however, I have a child arguing heavily for the Toffee Churro in Tomorrowland. 

Mickey Beignets

Where are the Mickey Beignets you ask? 

  • Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square (Candy Cane Beignets in a 3-pack or 6-pack, traditional beignets available)
  • Cafe Orleans in New Orleans Square  (Hot Chocolate Beignets)
  • Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney (Traditional Beignets)
  • Jazz Kitchen Express in Downtown Disney (Traditional Beignets)
  • Surfside Lounge at Paradise Pier Hotel (Traditional Beignets)

Candy Cane Beignets

A pillowy, doughnut-esque delight with candy cane powdered sugar and bits of candy cane mixed throughout the dough. So good! I think they are perfect as is, but you can add some chocolate dipping sauce to take it over the top! 

Mint Julep Peppermint Beignet

Hot Chocolate Beignets

I'm lamenting the fact that we didn't try the Hot Chocolate Beignets. You can grab them at Cafe Orleans in New Orleans Square. 

But guess who did try them? This smart girl @DisneyHungry. And her photo has created level 1,000,000 FOMO for my tastebuds. Did she say Marshmallow Whipped Cream?!? Yep. She did. And I’m tempted to book my flight back RIGHT NOW!

Disneyland Candy Canes

Guys. This is a whole big thing. The candy canes are a really big deal! 


Mickey and Minnie

Main Street, U.S.A.

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor

  • Peppermint Holiday Sundae
Peppermint Holiday Sundae

Peppermint Holiday Sundae

Carnation Cafe

  • Fried Bologna Sandwich
  • Pork Chop TV Dinner

Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

  • Thanks-mas Sandwich
  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Snowman Shortbread Cookie
  • Santa Hat Macaron
  • Dutch Apple Cinnamon Muffin
  • Eggnog Latte Cheesecake
  • Holiday Cupcake
  • Holiday Brownie
  • Mickey Gingerbread Man
Thanks-mas Sandwich

Thanks-mas Sandwich

Market House

  • Holiday Linzer Cookie
  • Snowman Shortbread Cookie
  • Mickey Gingerbread Man

Refreshment corner

  • French Dip Sandwich

Plaza Inn

  • Raspberry-Mascarpone Yule Log
  • Christmas Cake
  • Christmas Bundt Cake
Christmas Cake at the Plaza Inn

Christmas Cake at the Plaza Inn

Churros near Sleeping Beauty Castle and Churros Near Town Square

  • Caramel and Coconut Churro

Critter Country

  • Holiday Pozole
  • Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew

Hungry Bear Restaurant

  • Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Funnel Cake
  • Snickerdoodle Cold Brew
Snickerdoodle Cold Brew

Snickerdoodle Cold Brew

Churros & Lemonade in Critter Country

  • Christmas Tree Churro


Alien Pizza Planet

  • Bruschetta Poultrium Pizza
  • Green Alien Holiday Macaron
  • Alpha Broccolius Parfait

Galactic Grill

  • Holiday Speciality Burger
  • Apple Pie Slush
  • Nova Coffee Slush
  • Caramel Pecan Brownie Parfait

Churros near Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters

  • Toffee Churro


The Golden Horseshoe

  • Holiday Ice Cream Sandwich
Holiday Ice Cream Sandwich

Holiday Ice Cream Sandwich

Rancho Del Zocalo Restaurante

  • Chicken Mole
  • Caldo de Pollo
  • Pan Dulce Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Frozen Abuelita Hot Chocolate
  • Champurrado with Churro Bites

Stage Door Cafe

  • Apple Pie Funnel Cake
Disneyland's Apple Pie Funnel Cake

River Belle Terrace

  • Burnt Ends Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Churros Near Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

  • Turtle Churro


Red Rose Taverne

  • Beast's Fordibben Pastrami Burger
  • Pumpkin Spice Shake
Pumpkin Spice Shake

Pumpkin Spice Shake

Churros near Casey Jr. Circus Train

  • Santa's Cookies and Milk Churro

New Orleans Square

Blue Bayou Restaurant

  • Gingerbread Creme Brulee

Cafe Orleans

  • Hot Chocolate Beignets
Hot Chocolate Beignets via @DisneyHungry

Hot Chocolate Beignets via @DisneyHungry

Royal Street Veranda

  • Blue Lump Crab Fritters

Churros near Haunted Mansion

  • Sugarplum Candy Churro

Mint Julep Bar

  • Candy Cane Beignets
  • Cranberry Julep

French Market Restaurant

  • Smothered Beef
  • The Wedding Cake
  • Blue Velvet Cheesecake


Bengal Barbecue

  • Yellow Curry Rice Plate


Cars Land

Festival of the Holidays: Festival Foods Marketplace

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Festival of the Holidays Sip and Savor Pass

Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll find in Disney's California Adventure:

  • A Twist on Tradition – try holiday classics infused with a festive kick like the reimagined Beef Wellington or Reuben potato tots with Russian dressing and rye toast
  • Brews & Bites – imbibe in a variety of brews followed by chorizo queso fundido with house-made tortilla chips
  • Favorite Things – indulge in glazed ham shanks with honey crumble and holiday stuffing mac & cheese or sip a s'mores frozen chocolate milk with house-made toasted marshmallow-infused whipped cream, graham cracker crumble and chocolate drizzle
  • Grandma’s Recipes – head home for the holidays with time-honored treats like shepherd's upside-down pie made with plant-based ground beef or curried cauliflower & chicken with lemon tahini sauce and black garlic drizzle
  • Holiday Duets – harmonize with perfect pairings of shrimp and grits with Andouille sausage or braised pork belly adobo with garlic fried rice
  • Making Spirits Bright – deliver the perfect toast with pomegranate, apple or cran-blackberry mimosas as well as imported/domestic wines and a hot cocoa marshmallow macaron
  • Merry Mashups – kick things off with a turkey-and-stuffing tamale, pork al pastor naan taco with pineapple pico de gallo and cilantro-lime Dannon® Greek yogurt crema or house-made horchata
  • Winter Sliderland – sink your teeth into a fried turkey slider on herb roll with cranberry slaw, beef pot roast on potato roll with horseradish cream or a warm peppermint chocolate float with peppermint hot chocolate, Dreyer's® vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and peppermint crumbles

Buena Vista Street

Clarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice Cream

  • Chocolate-Peppermint Cone
  • Chocolate-Peppermint Sundae
  • Chocolate-Peppermint Bar
  • Mickey Gingerbread Man
Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Bar

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Bar

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  • Mickey Gingerbread Man
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Mortimer's Market

  • Holiday Sourdough

Carthay Circle Restaurant & Lounge

  • Sleigh Ride Cocktail (contains alcohol)

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Churros Near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

  • Peppermint Churro

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Flo's V-8 Cafe

  • Salisbury Steak
  • Chocolate-Peppermint Shake

Cozy Cone Motel

  • Sugar Cookie Churro
  • Peppermint Soft Serve
  • Luigi's Chicken Pesto Cone

Pixar Pier

Lamplight Lounge

  • Specialty Holiday Cocktail

Pacific Wharf

Pacific Wharf Cafe

  • Mickey Gingerbread Man
  • Holiday Sourdough
Candy Cane Sourdough at Disneyland

Capuccino Cart

  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Mickey Gingerbread Man
  • Snowman Shortbread Cookie

Boudin Bread Cart

  • Holiday Sourdough

Hollywood Land

Award Wieners

  • Cheesy "Corn" Dog
  • Cheesy "Corn" Fries
  • Gingerbread Funnel Cake Fries

Hollywood Lounge

  • Wonderland Hot Chocolate (contains alcohol)
  • Winter Hot Chocolate (specialty beverage)
  • Holiday Egg Nog (contains alcohol)
  • Mistletoe Mule Cocktail (contains alcohol)
  • Holiday Hard Cider (contains alcohol)
  • Elf Nog (specialty beverage)
  • Sleigh Ride Slush (specialty beverage)

Studio Catering Co.

  • Plant-Etarium Street Tacos
  • Sleigh Ride Slush (specialty beverage)

Churros At Hollywood Land

  • Milk and Cookies Churro


  • Holiday Affogato
  • Gingerbread Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Churro Shake
  • Minnie Wreath Donut
  • Peppermint Mickey Shake

Paradise Gardens Park

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta

  • Holiday Dinner Pizza
  • Mickey Gingerbread Man
  • Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
Boardwalk Pizza's Holiday Pizza

Boardwalk Pizza's Holiday Pizza

Churros Near Goofy's Sky School

  • Horchata Churro

Paradise Garden Grill

  • Burrito
  • Street-Style Tacos
  • Plant-Based Chile Relleno
  • Torta Al Pastor
  • House-Made Pozole

Paradise Gardens Special Event Cart

  • Holiday Tamale
  • Seasonal Empanada

Festival of Holidays

Located in Disney California Adventure. Most


Disneyland Hotel

Classic Tea at Disneyland Hotel

  • A Very Merry Holiday Tea

The Coffee House

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Eggnog Latte
  • Caramel Apple Muffin

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Holiday Cart

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Holiday Cart

  • A merry assortment of sweets and treats!

Grand Californian's Gingerbread House

You can't eat it, but you should definitely see it!

Here's what it looked like when we were there:

Here's the finished product!

Gingerbread House California Adventure

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

Surfside Lounge

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Eggnog Latte

Roasted Pork Roulade

Bourbon Chocolate Whoopie Pie

Turkey Poutine

Mickey Shaped Beignets

Downtown Disney

Guess what we discovered in Downtown Disney?

Salt & Straw Ice Cream

If you haven't experienced Salt & Straw, I invite you to live your best ice cream life! Salt & Straw started in Portland and has worked it's way down the West Coast into a few locations including Downtown Disneyland! 

Salt & Straw Downtown Disney Anaheim Location

Salt & Straw Downtown Disney Anaheim Location

Their menu never fails to be unique and sometimes weird - but always amazing!

Their seasonal flavors for Thanksgiving include:

  • Roasted Peach and Sage Cornbread Stuffing
  • Spiced Goat Cheese Pumpkin Pie
  • Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey

I can't wait to see what their December menu holds. I'll be back with updates as soon as it's posted. 

The Salt & Straw Classic Menu includes:

  • Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons
  • Double Fold Vanilla
  • Chocolate Gooey Brownie
  • Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper
  • Honey Lavender
  • Salted Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Sightglass Coffee Cashew Praline
  • Black Olive Brittle & Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese
  • Roasted Strawberry Coconut
  • Freckled Mint TCHO-colate Chip
  • Dandelion Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies & Cream
  • Pots of Gold and Rainbows
Salt & Straw, Disneyland

Salt & Straw, Disneyland

My very favorite is Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons. Tied for 2nd place is Sightglass Coffee Cashew Praline and their Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper.

I first tried Salt & Straw in one of their Portland stores and had an amazing Olive Oil ice cream too. Maybe it will be back soon! 

Main Street Disney Salt & Straw Menu

California Churro

Just in case you didn't eat enough churros inside Disneyland, you can grab this Churro Ice Cream Sandwich (and a variety of other churrs) on your way out!


Because you may need to caffeinate on your way in or out of the park to survive!

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Baked fresh every day! No matter what time of year you go there will be festive seasonal options available. Maybe you want to grab a few cupcakes to carb load on your way into the park! 

Kayla's Cakes

Everyone loves macarons, but let me tell you who loves them the most . . . the gluten-free people in your group! Macarons are adorable, delicious, and most of them are gluten-free. You can find them in Downtown Disney but you can also find a Kayla's Cakes kiosk inside California Adventure near Pacific Wharf. 

Image via Disney

Image via Disney

Our Very Favorites!

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Can You Bring Food Into Disneyland?

In the case that you don’t want to eat everything listed above (we highly suggest that you at least try), many wonder if you can bring food into Disneyland. The answer is yes. Guests are allowed to bring food and/or drink into the Disney park with a handful of exceptions. Any food items a guest brings need to be snack items in nature or pre-made. What does this mean? Guests can bring items like carrots, veggies, apples, other fruit, bags of goodies (chips, crackers, crisps), granola bars, and sandwiches. Guests are also allowed to bring in liquid beverages if they are not in a glass container. For a comprehensive list of what you can and can’t bring into the park (aside from food and drink), check out this article on things you can take to Disneyland.

What do we recommend to bring aside from food? Because Disneyland offers free iced water in many of its restaurants (just ask), bring your own water bottle. Other important things to bring are a light blanket, wipes, wireless chargers, sanitizer, a light jacket (preferably rain-proof), and sunscreen. Disneyland provides a really good resource when it comes to items permitted into the parks. The best way to approaching this is to list all the things you do want to take into the park, then visit the list of items not permitted, then begin crossing those items off your list. There are a lot of things that might shock first-time park-goers so make sure you really take a hard look at it. 

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