Animal Kingdom is probably the most underrated of Disney parks when it comes to food.
Nevertheless, it’s one of the best theme parks for snack lovers in the Walt Disney World Resort. They have some incredible dining options that range from more adventurous international cuisine to familiar comfort foods.
Let me start by acknowledging that snacks can be tough to rank. Of course, personal tastes and preferences weigh heavily in the snack game.
Some people prefer savory snacks, while others like sweet treats. Sometimes you’re looking for something large enough to share.
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There are days when I’m craving tried and true favorite snacks. Other times, I’m more interested in trying something new or an item that may only be available for a limited time.
With this in mind, in no particular order, let’s take a look at some of the best snacks in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
18. All-Beef Hot Dog in Dough (Satu’li Canteen)
A simple, quick and easy-to-eat option is usually perfect for a theme park meal on the go. If you’re ordering for the kids, it comes with veggie chips, a mandarin fruit snack and either milk or bottled water.
17. Buffalo Chicken Chips (Trilo-Bites)
One of my family’s favorite Animal Kingdom attractions is the Boneyard in DinoLand, U.S.A. In fact, my kids can climb and explore in this archaeology-themed playground for hours.
From a safety perspective, I love that it’s completely enclosed with a single entry/exit point that’s manned by a cast member. While the kids burn off some energy, my husband and I like to secure a seat at one of the shaded picnic tables. Once the kids know where to find us, I send my husband for provisions.
Our go-to snack in DinoLand is the Buffalo Chicken Chips at Trilo-Bites. These crunchy homemade potato chips are topped with buffalo chicken pieces, diced tomatoes and celery, baby arugula and blue cheese crumbles.
The shareable portion is drizzled with blue cheese dressing and also served piping hot.
16. Breakfast Bowl with Bacon (Yak and Yeti)
If you are looking for a quick bite in the morning, the bacon bowl from Yak and Yeti, located in the Asia section of the theme park, will keep you fueled up for a long time.
It has potatoes, eggs, cheese, green onions and more to give you the extra needed boost. It’s one of my favorite morning snacks when visiting Animal Kingdom.
15. Yeti Sundae (Anandapur Ice Cream Truck)
In truth, just the sight of this massive colorful ice cream truck makes me happy. You’ll find it in the Asia section of the park between Kali River Rapids and Expedition Everest.
The Anandapur menu is pretty simple. You can choose between chocolate, vanilla or swirled soft-serve ice cream. I like to keep it simple with a waffle cone, but they have a float option with your choice of fountain drink.
But if you’re looking for something unique to Animal Kingdom, go for the Yeti Sundae, which features chocolate and vanilla soft-serve topped with blue cake crumbles and snowflake sprinkles.
14. Night Blossom (Pongu Pongu)
This colorful drink in the Pandora section of the park is available at Pongu Pongu.
It features layers of apple and pear limeade, topped with boba balls. It’s quite refreshing on a hot day. As an added bonus, it’s very Instagramable.
13. Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Pulled Pork (Eight Spoon Café)
Eight Spoon Café is a kiosk centrally located on Discovery Island to the right of the Tree of Life. It’s a great place for a snack if you’re not hungry enough for a full meal at Flame Tree Barbecue, but still want a quick bite of comfort food.
You can order the Macaroni & Cheese with or without pulled pork. They also have a Pulled Pork Jelly Doughnut Sandwich served with slaw on the side.
At the Flame Tree, you can also order snacks like onion rings or seasoned fries.
12. Pork Egg Rolls (Yak and Yeti)
Yak and Yeti isn’t just great for breakfast – it’s also a popular lunch spot.
The Pork Egg Rolls come with a chili plum dipping sauce. It’s the perfect light snack that won’t weigh you down.
11. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich (Dino-Bite Snacks)
Dino-Bites is one of the best places for a delicious treat on a hot day at Animal Kingdom. For instance, they serve freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies and hand-scooped Haagen-Dazs ice cream.
The Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich is the perfect combination of these two treats. It has vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies. Yum!
If you or someone in your party is looking for a salty snack, Dino-Bite Snacks also serves Mickey Pretzels and assorted pre-packaged chips.
10. Chicken Rice Bowls (Harambe Market)
The ribs and chicken bowls from the Harambe Market feature cilantro rice and mixed greens served with ribs and grilled chicken topped with salsa.
It’s a healthier option for theme park dining and a great choice when visiting the open-air Harambe Market.
9. Treats from Zuri’s Sweets Shop
If you’re craving something sweet, be sure to check out Zuri’s Sweets Shop. They offer a selection of homemade sweets.
8. Colossal Cinnamon Roll (Creature Comforts)
Mickey-shaped treats are some of the most popular selections when it comes to Disney snacks.
This Mickey Colossal Cinnamon Roll from Creature Comforts is one of the best sweet treats in the park.
7. Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse (Satu’li Canteen)
Although technically a dessert, this visually stunning treat is a great option for satisfying a sweet craving in the World of Avatar.
The brightly colored dome of mousse tastes a bit like cheesecake with a light and silky texture. You certainly won’t want to share it.
I recognize that some people don’t believe it’s dessert if it’s not chocolate. For those folks, Satu’li Canteen also has a Chocolate Cake on its dessert menu.
6. Grilled Corn on the Cob (Harambe Fruit Market)
Longtime Disney snack fans will probably remember the grilled corn on the cob they used to serve at Liberty Square Market in Magic Kingdom.
Animal Kingdom has reprised this beloved snack at the Harambe Fruit Market in the Africa section of the park. You can also choose to enjoy this savory snack with or without a special blend of African spices.
You can also sometimes find pickles for sale at Animal Kingdom’s Harambe Fruit Market.
They’re not listed as a menu item online, but we’ve seen them at this location in the past.
5. Pongu Lumpia (Pongu Pongu)
Inspired by the traditional Filipino dumpling, this pineapple cream cheese spring roll is the perfect sweet treat for when you’re on the go.
It’s available during breakfast hours and throughout the day as a great snack. If you’re looking for something savory, Pongu Pongu also serves a colossal pretzel that’s big enough to share.
4. French Toast Sticks (Pongu Pongu)
This Pongu Pongu breakfast item is a sweet, filling morning treat. Note that availability may vary.
3. Pineapple Dole Whip (Tamu Tamu Refreshments)
Dole Whip is one of the most popular Disney snacks.
Specifically, you can find a Dole Whip at Tamu Tamu Refreshments in the Animal Kingdom. They serve the original Pineapple Dole Whip Cup, as well as several other variations on this classic Disney snack.
The Simba Sunset variation also adds a swirl of strawberry topping to the Pineapple soft serve. The Scar’s Lair’s version, when available, is topped with sour green apple syrup.
2. Cheeseburger Steamed Pods (Satu’li Canteen)
These cheeseburger pods are technically an entrée, but they make a great shareable snack. They’re also available in a smaller portion on the kids’ menu.
These steamed bao-style buns are filled with all the key ingredients of a classic cheeseburger: ground beef, ketchup, mustard, cheddar cheese and pickle.
The adult entrée is served with crunchy vegetable slaw and vegetable chips. Also, if you order the kids’ meal, they’ll swap the slaw for a cutie and a kid-size beverage.
1. Cinnamon-Glazed Pecans or Almonds (Drinkwallah)
You’ll find Drinkwallah in the Asia section of the park.
It’s just across the bridge from Discovery Island near Yak & Yeti Restaurant. They serve a variety of beverages, ice cream bars and also assorted pre-packaged chips.
I love their cinnamon-glazed nuts.
What are your favorite snacks in Animal Kingdom? Let us know in the comments below.