18 Best Animal Kingdom Snacks, an Underrated Park for Foodies

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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.

Read Also: Is Yak and Yeti a Quick Service Meal? Tips for Eating at Animal Kingdom

an all beef hot dog form satuli canteen
This all-beef hot dog is basically the largest “pig in a blanket” you’ve ever seen (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

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.

Buffalo Chicken Chips at Trill-Bites Animal Kingdom
Buffalo Chicken Chips make a tasty go-to snack at Animal Kingdom (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

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. 

Yak & Yeti to go
This breakfast bacon bowl is filling for your long day ahead (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

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.

the yeti sundae
Stop by the colorful Anandapur Ice Cream Truck for an ice cream treat. Pictured: The Yeti Sundae (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

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.

a night blossom drink from pandora
The Pandora section has snacks that are both Instagramable and tasty. Pictured: The Night Blossom (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

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.

pulled pork mac and cheese
Try the baked macaroni and cheese with pulled pork at the Eight Spoon Cafe (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

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.

Read Also: Where is Starbucks at Animal Kingdom? Finding Starbucks Inside Disney

egg rolls from yak and yeti at disney
These pork egg rolls are found in the Asia section of Animal Kingdom (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

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.

an ice cream sandwich in front of dino bite snacks
This ice cream sandwich at Dino Bites Snacks features ice cream between two chocolate chip cookies, topped with fun, edible treats (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

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.

a rice bowl with chicken and a watermelon lemonade from the Harambe Market
Above, a rice bowl with chicken and a watermelon lemonade from the Harambe Market (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

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.

a pineapple sugar cookie
Guests with a sweet tooth will enjoy Zuri’s. Pictured: A pineapple sugar cookie (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

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.

the colossal mickey-shaped cinnamon roll at disney
This huge cinnamon roll is a popular sweet treat (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

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.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse
We love the Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse from Satu’li Canteen (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

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.

Animal Kingdom Corn on a Stick
Grilled Corn on the Cob can be found at the Harambe Fruit Market (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

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.

Pongu Lumpia at Animal Kingdom
The Pongu Lumpia is a pineapple cream cheese spring roll at the Animal Kingdom’s Pongu Pongu (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

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.

french toast sticks in animal kingdom
The French Toast Sticks are only available for breakfast (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

4. French Toast Sticks (Pongu Pongu)

This Pongu Pongu breakfast item is a sweet, filling morning treat. Note that availability may vary.

pineapple dole whip
The pineapple Dole Whip from Tamu Tamu will satisfy your sweet tooth (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

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.

cheeseburger pod from animal kingdom
Cheeseburger Steamed Pods come with vegetable chips and slaw (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

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.

cinnamon glazed pecans
Grab a cold snack, chips, drink or cinnamon-glazed pecans at Drinkwallah (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

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.

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Kirby Russell

Kirby Russell is a freelance contributor for TheSmokies.com LLC – the parent company of TheSmokies.com and HeyOrlando.com.

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