Anyone who has spent time in the parks on a chilly day has had the craving for comfort food to warm you up. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite eats (no reservations required) around Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park that will keep your warm and ready to play in the parks.
Disney California Adventure Park
Chicken Sun-dried Tomato Pesto, Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta – Campanelle pasta tossed in a sun-dried tomato cream may just be the ultimate cheesy, creamy comfort food on a cold afternoon.
Chicken Verde, Cozy Cone Motel – Chicken and salsa verde, topped with queso fresco served in a bread cone make a perfectly portable warm bite.
Veggie Tater Bake, Flo’s V8 Café – Warm up inside Flo’s V8 Café with this vegetarian-friendly bake with bulgur wheat, roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes topped with cheddar cheese and served with fresh fruit.
Asian Rice Bowl, Lucky Fortune Cookery – Choose from chicken, tofu or beef served with steamed rice, seared Asian vegetables and your choice of sauce: mandarin orange, spicy Korean, Thai coconut curry or teriyaki.
Soup in a Sourdough Bread Bowl, Pacific Wharf Café – Whether you select clam chowder, broccoli and cheese or the seasonal variety of soup, you can’t go wrong.
Bavarian Pretzel, Sonoma Terrace – A warm Bavarian-style pretzel served with your choice of whole-grain Dijon mustard or spicy honey mustard is a perfect pairing with a craft brew.
Sea Salt Caramel Hot Cocoa, Ghiradelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop – This decadent hot cocoa is topped with whipped cream, a caramel drizzle and a square of delicious Ghiradelli milk chocolate.
Jambalaya, French Market Restaurant – French Market Restaurant is a great place to get some Creole comfort food, our favorite is the jambalaya, a seafood, chicken and Andouille sausage stew over Louisiana rice.
Chili in a Bread Bowl, The Golden Horseshoe – Topped with cheddar cheese, you can’t go wrong with warming up inside The Golden Horseshoe with a bowl of chili and a laugh.
Jolly Holiday Combo, Jolly Holiday Bakery Café – Practically perfect in every way, this toasted cheese sandwich paired with tomato basil soup is tastier than a spoonful of sugar.
Fried Chicken, Plaza Inn – Plaza Inn has several home-style meals that are sure to warm you up, but I can’t resist the classic fried chicken, served with mashed potatoes, green beans and a buttermilk biscuit.
Forest of Endor Pasta, Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port – Lightspeed to Endor! This Casarecce pasta is piled high with smoked cremini mushrooms, kale, broccolini, cannellini beans, sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts, tossed in garlic oil and topped with freshly grated Romano cheese.
Gumbo, Royal Street Veranda – Enjoy this New Orleans favorite, available in both steak and vegetarian varieties, served in a delicious bread bowl.
Baked Potato, Troubadour Tavern – Hearty and filling, choose from the bacon and sour cream-stuffed potato or the broccoli and cheese-stuffed potato.
Beignets and Caffé Mocha, Mint Julep Bar – Piping hot beignets covered in powdered sugar are best on cool, crisp days—especially paired perfectly with a caffé mocha or cappuccino.
What is your favorite way to warm up on a chilly California afternoon? Let us know in the comments below!