Join Lou Mongello on his continuing “Quest for the Best” at Walt Disney World. Today he explores Disney’s Hollywood Studios seeking out the very best snack in the park!

 

What’s YOUR favorite? Did I miss one that you really enjoy? Leave it in the Comments section below!

 

 

125 Responses to "Quest for the Best in Walt Disney World – Best Snack at Disney’s Hollywood Studios"

  1. lame2you says:

    I love the smell of those apples!!

  2. David Burke says:

    Nice new opening!!!! Also, my favorite snack: Mickey Bars!

  3. Jason says:

    My favorite is still the mickey premium bar, whenever i want a snack thats what i get

  4. Jon Grant says:

    I’ve had the carrot cake cookie, and it is amazing… it’s true, you can’t eat one by yourself. I’ve tried! Also, I have GOT to try one of those Starring Role cupcakes. Those things are huge!

  5. Jim says:

    Great video! Please make more. Now i am hungry.. :)

  6. Nanookz says:

    Hand-made ice-cream cookie sandwich from main street bakery or sleepy hollow.

  7. Vance says:

    Totally agree…it’s not a trip to the Studios without a stop at Writers Stop for a carrot cake cookie. It’s even better when the Spectacle of Lights are running and you have a hot cappacino to go with it and you can just sit and enjoy the lights and music.

  8. Cheryl says:

    You need to taste the allergy cookies. Both brands are delicious!

  9. Christine says:

    Chocolate Shake at Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner

  10. Lou Mongello says:

    Agree about Min & Bill’s – have you tried the new sandwich wraps??

    Hot Dog in a Pretzel roll, Bratwurst & Sauerkraut in a Hoagie Roll, Italian Sausage, Peppers and Onions in aHoagie Roll and Chicken Ceasar Salad sandwich roll! Awesome!

  11. Loved this!! I’ve been so remiss in enjoying some of the snacks WDW has to offer since my mom is notorious for booking ADRS every 3 hours for us! ;) I definitely need to check some of these out – wonderful video!!

  12. Mikki says:

    Wow—I was taking notes so that I don’t forget to get one of each of the snacks that you showed–especially the Carrot Cake Cookie!!!! YUMMY!!

  13. Paul in CT says:

    Great video, Lou! Thanks for the tip about the Carrot Cake Cookie! The Writer’s Stop is a favorite, but I have not tried it yet. It’s now on “The List” for October!

  14. Andrea in AB says:

    This is a great segment!!! The studios is one of those places that I unfortunately seem to always fly through and never think of stopping for food or looking for hideaway places….definitely thinking of that carrot cake cookie!!! I’ll try it in 2 weeks!!

  15. Christine says:

    Thank you Lou for this AWESOME segment! and i’ll have to try some of the wraps at Min & Bill’s. I’ll be back at WDW in May, and I cant wait to try all these great snacks you showcased today! :)

  16. Kelly says:

    I absolutely love the Writer’s Stop. Shockingly, I’ve never had a Carrot Cake Cookie (up until recently, I thought Carrot Cake was yucky! I mean c’mon, it’s got CARROTS!) I’ll have to try it next time!

  17. Lou Mongello says:

    “I mean c’mon, it’s got CARROTS!”

    Exactly!! See?! It’s even HEALTHY!! And cream cheese is one of the four basic food groups, right? Oh wait, I mean it’s on the base of the Food Pyramid, isn’t it? LOL

  18. Mike says:

    They used to have the nacho cheese stuffed pretzels at Min & Bills. One of those and a beer on a hot day and I would be in heaven. When we went in December, they were gone! Bring back the pretzels!

  19. Allison says:

    We used to LOVE the Strawberry vanilla swirl available at the Enchanted Grove near the Tea Cups in MK. Sadly, they don’t serve them anymore :( I SO wish they would bring them back. We used to get them every trip.

  20. heather says:

    in the “sweets” category
    the raspberry white chocolate cookies [the ones that are as big as your fist!]- those are a favorite…and the gingerbread…
    but the carrot cake cookie-palooza is #1! :)

  21. Lee says:

    I discovered the Starring Rolls Cafe on my last visit to Hollywood Studios last summer. Watching the video gave me a craving to be back there again to try some more of the cakes out – unfortunately, being in the UK I don’t think that is going to be any time soon.

  22. Casey says:

    Thanks for posting this, I felt like I was right there with you! I personally like the candy apples attached to the villain shop!

  23. jill says:

    Great snack tour! Starring rolls- one of our favorites- that chocolate peanut butter cupcake -mmmmm breakfast of champions!

  24. jill says:

    oh and a carrot cake cookie ? Are there raisins in those?

  25. Benjo says:

    My favorite used to be the stuffed pretzels at Min and Bill’s, but they’re not on the menu anymore. However, my NEW favorite snack is the hot dog on a pretzel roll at Min and Bill’s, haha.

  26. Lou Mongello says:

    Hmm… don’t think there’s raisins in the cookie. But maybe I should go have another one and check. You know… just to be sure! ;)

  27. Glenna says:

    Great video! And thanks for making me hungry … Mmm … Mickey bar! Although I must say that the carrot cake cookie looks to die for! I’m just going to have to get down to WDW — from Seattle — to try one! Or does anyone know if they’re available anywhere on the West Coast?

  28. Lori Fein says:

    My husband still loves the Mickey Ice Cream on a stick. When he has a snack (treat) that’s it for him. I love the Chocolate Chocolate Cake in France (Epcot), that’s my MUST HAVE treat when visiting WDW.

  29. Vanessa Schomberg says:

    Ice cream from Gertie the dinosaur or the hand scooped ice cream near the Tower of Terror on Sunset Boulevard!

  30. Cy Hill says:

    Lou,

    Thanks for the great video – I truly enjoyed it!

    I love Disney’s turkey legs, but those glazed nuts and the carrot cake cookie look so gooooooooooooood!

    Thanks again!

  31. Carl Tanner says:

    The fudge in the Apothecary is just a distraction from the real treat: marshmallows on a stick covered in chocolate and Oreos.

  32. Rob says:

    Nothing beats a chocolate chip muffin and a mickey milk on the boardwalk.

  33. Deb in CT says:

    Awesome video! I’ve missed out on the snack diversity by sticking to what I know… popcorn and Mickey bars. I am definitely going to expand my horizons and check these foods out. Thank you Lou for another great and educational video!

  34. otisney says:

    I enjoy going to the bar at the 50’s Prime Time and ordering up a Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshake! Those are quite delicious. Also, enjoying the Carrot Cake Cookies at The Writer’s Stop with friends is quite special too. Thanks.

  35. lori says:

    I love the chocolate covered frozen bananas (although I’ll make a special trip from any of the parks to get Dole Whip at MK). My favorite thing used to be the fudge in a metal tin that had a plastic knife in the package. Then they switched to cardboard boxes, and now I can’t find them anywhere – I miss the boxed fudge because it was so easy to take home!

  36. Ben says:

    A lot of the things you showed look really good but my sentimental favorite in all the parks has to be the churro. I find myself at work sometimes craving that sugary-cinnamony-crunchy stick of deliciousness.

  37. WDWDonna says:

    My favourite snack in WDW is the Fudge Mud Slide at Beaches and Cream. In the parks it’s popcorn and a margarita slushie from the Mexico pavillion.

  38. 1 small world says:

    Loved the idea! Quest for the Best!
    In DHS we love milkshakes as an afternoon snack, and although we have eaten at writer’s stop, we have not ordered the carrot cake cookie.
    Must order a c3 when we go (only 12 more days!!!)

  39. Stacey B. says:

    My husband and I both loved the new segment, Lou. Can’t wait for the next one.

  40. AtariPizzaParty says:

    cool new vid, thank YOU.

  41. BronxPixie says:

    Hey Lou,

    Here’s a little popcorn trivia for you!

    WDW popcorn from the popcorn carts may taste “buttery” as you mentioned in the video, but they do not contain any butter whatsoever! That’s right, the popcorn is both gluten free AND dairy free and hands down my DS’s favorite food allergy friendly snack in any park.

    Now for me, I’ll take some of the chocolate covered strawberries at the Scary Apothecary! YUM!

  42. Lyanne says:

    Lou, I enjoyed this video a lot. Please keep them coming!! And I can’t wait to try the carrot cake cookie once I get there in June! I don’t think I’ve ever even been inside the Writer’s Stop. Just something else to look forward too! :)

  43. KerriCP says:

    starring rolls!!! best cupcakes! the choc pb is yuuummy

  44. KerriCP says:

    starring rolls!!! best cupcakes! the choc pb is yuuummy!

  45. KerriCP says:

    starring rolls!

  46. Rod says:

    Dole Whips

  47. Chris in MD says:

    I love this topic! The snacks are all so yummy at WDW! Part of me does ask if the popcorn, Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars, ice cream sandwiches, chocolate covered strawberries, or the Dole Whip would hold up outside of WDW at their prices if compared to movie popcorn (yeah, probably cheaper at WDW), a box of Dove ice cream bars (I think the same chocolate), ice cream sandwhiches at Potbelly sandwiches, Godiva chocolate covered strawberries, or Cold Stone Creamery snacks?!? What?? Was that sacrilege?!? :)

    My favorite snack at WDW, though, has to be the frozen OJ with vanilla soft serve at Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland. They have replaced the frozen OJ with some orange cream product in the softserve twist, but you can still sweet talk the CM to pour the frozen OJ in a cup and then add plain vanilla soft serve. Mmm, so yummy! The tartness of the frozen OJ blends so well with the vanilla soft serve! This was always a family tradition for me as we were growing up and one that I have implemented with my family after I got married! I hope they don’t do away with the frozen OJ all together….that would make me very sad.

  48. Ok, now I want a carrot cake cookie.

    Lou, if I may and it’s within your budget, I’d like to put in my bid to be your cameraperson. Not that you don’t do a great job of hosting and shooting (simultaneously no less), but “why should you?” I ask. I am a very capable shooter (check out some work at http://www.DaveAndAugie.com) and I know I can do right by you. No, this isn’t just a shameless attempt by me to hang out with you in Disney World (Ok, maybe it is a little), but just one man looking to help another. What do you say, are you game?

  49. Ken says:

    Look to the cookie Lou, look to the cookie!!!

  50. jimbolimboboy says:

    i wish i interacted with these actors they seem so much fun, And that
    carrot cake cookie looks so good! So jelous i dont live in orlando..

  51. [..YouTube..] this is really helpful, i’ve been to Disney 5 times already & i didn’t know about 3 of the shops there.
    Its good that i know know now though, because i’m going to Disney again tomorrow :D !

  52. ohayautumnariel says:

    this is really helpful, i’ve been to Disney 5 times already & i didn’t know about 3 of the shops there.
    Its good that i know know now though, because i’m going to Disney again tomorrow :D !

  53. [..YouTube..] Lmao I love the street actors at the studios

  54. CoasterChick22 says:

    Lmao I love the street actors at the studios

  55. [..YouTube..] Great video, Lou! We will check some of these out next time we go!

  56. jacquelinelmiller says:

    Great video, Lou! We will check some of these out next time we go!

  57. Ohsob5135 says:

    [..YouTube..] OMG! YES MAN I CAN’T WAIT 2 GO TO DISNEY 4 MY BDAY THIS SUMMER IMMA BE 16!

  58. Ohsob5135 says:

    OMG! YES MAN I CAN’T WAIT 2 GO TO DISNEY 4 MY BDAY THIS SUMMER IMMA BE 16!

  59. Ohsob5135 says:

    [..YouTube..] @djMadder HOW OLD DID U TURN ND WAS DISNEY THE BEST PLACE 2 SPEND UR BDAY?

  60. Ohsob5135 says:

    @djMadder HOW OLD DID U TURN ND WAS DISNEY THE BEST PLACE 2 SPEND UR BDAY?

  61. Ohsob5135 says:

    [..YouTube..] i went 2 six flags in san antonio an they also sell turkey legs never had my dad an my lil sis ate it buh i didnt imma try this summer when i go.

  62. Ohsob5135 says:

    i went 2 six flags in san antonio an they also sell turkey legs never had my dad an my lil sis ate it buh i didnt imma try this summer when i go.

  63. supadude626 says:

    [..YouTube..] If you’re my age (15) going to Disney at this time, the Nostalgic Level is off the charts.

  64. supadude626 says:

    If you’re my age (15) going to Disney at this time, the Nostalgic Level is off the charts.

  65. [..YouTube..] OMG I soooo want to go there when I go to Florida. It looks like your in the 50’s!

  66. Nerdification100 says:

    OMG I soooo want to go there when I go to Florida. It looks like your in the 50’s!

  67. [..YouTube..] Lou I just love love LOVE your videos! I am coming back to Disney in September and staying at the Saratoga springs resort. Watching your videos just makes me even more excited to return! I will definately be trying one of those carrot cake cookies!!! Thanks for the great videos, keep up the awesome work :)

  68. Piggiepigpigs says:

    Lou I just love love LOVE your videos! I am coming back to Disney in September and staying at the Saratoga springs resort. Watching your videos just makes me even more excited to return! I will definately be trying one of those carrot cake cookies!!! Thanks for the great videos, keep up the awesome work :)

  69. plasmavore says:

    [..YouTube..] Woah…. 01:37 ….
    Scary.
    As.
    Hell.

  70. plasmavore says:

    Woah…. 01:37 ….
    Scary.
    As.
    Hell.

  71. [..YouTube..] How did you like the Saratoga? I always felt like it is so far away from the parks and missing some “magic” atmosphere because of it’s proximity to the real-life feeling of Downtown Disney. What do you think?

  72. MrMorganOBrien says:

    How did you like the Saratoga? I always felt like it is so far away from the parks and missing some “magic” atmosphere because of it’s proximity to the real-life feeling of Downtown Disney. What do you think?

  73. [..YouTube..] Gosh, you do such a good job. I learn from every video.

  74. MrMorganOBrien says:

    Gosh, you do such a good job. I learn from every video.

  75. MioRaem says:

    [..YouTube..] I wondered what you meant, then I saw it and I immediately remembered your comment.

  76. MioRaem says:

    I wondered what you meant, then I saw it and I immediately remembered your comment.

  77. musicgirl999 says:

    [..YouTube..] Your so making me want to go to WDW again! I miss it there so much!!

  78. musicgirl999 says:

    Your so making me want to go to WDW again! I miss it there so much!!

  79. WirlMoi says:

    [..YouTube..] Went last year and thanks to Lou we planned our whole day at the park around this video.
    Going again this year and going to eat everyone of these treats again.

  80. WirlMoi says:

    Went last year and thanks to Lou we planned our whole day at the park around this video.
    Going again this year and going to eat everyone of these treats again.

  81. [..YouTube..] I highly recommend mickey’s chocolate covered coffee beens.THEY ARE AMAZING!

  82. spinballwhizzkids says:

    I highly recommend mickey’s chocolate covered coffee beens.THEY ARE AMAZING!

  83. 09victoryrc says:

    [..YouTube..] YOU BASTARD ! LOL. I’m making reservations now LOL

  84. 09victoryrc says:

    YOU BASTARD ! LOL. I’m making reservations now LOL

  85. sds7508 says:

    [..YouTube..] Where do they sell the chocolate covered coffee beans. I may need some when I’m there.

  86. sds7508 says:

    [..YouTube..] Where do they sell the chocolate covered coffee beans. I may need some when I’m there.

  87. sds7508 says:

    [..YouTube..] Where do they sell the chocolate covered coffee beans. I may need some when I’m there.

  88. sds7508 says:

    Where do they sell the chocolate covered coffee beans. I may need some when I’m there.

  89. [..YouTube..] i think they were from the Christmas shop in frontier land. sorry if im wrong. but they were brilliant!

  90. spinballwhizzkids says:

    i think they were from the Christmas shop in frontier land. sorry if im wrong. but they were brilliant!

  91. fahrmeier says:

    [..YouTube..] Last January we sought out The Writer’s Stop and had the Carrot Cake Cookie on your recommendation. Truly awesome! My wife and I shared it. Plus it was 10AM on a Thursday in January so it was very quiet in the shop. Thank you for the recommendation

  92. fahrmeier says:

    Last January we sought out The Writer’s Stop and had the Carrot Cake Cookie on your recommendation. Truly awesome! My wife and I shared it. Plus it was 10AM on a Thursday in January so it was very quiet in the shop. Thank you for the recommendation

  93. [..YouTube..] ^^ Man I love Disney world.

  94. [..YouTube..] ^^ Man I love Disney world.

  95. CatnapperNaruto says:

    ^^ Man I love Disney world.

  96. jenzica says:

    [..YouTube..] Churros!

  97. jenzica says:

    Churros!

  98. puddly12345 says:

    [..YouTube..] I personally love Starring rolls and the Writers Stop. Both great places for snacks.

  99. puddly12345 says:

    I personally love Starring rolls and the Writers Stop. Both great places for snacks.

  100. [..YouTube..] Was I the only one trying to reach through my screen to grab the snacks (especially the cookie)?

  101. bluebubbles1305 says:

    Was I the only one trying to reach through my screen to grab the snacks (especially the cookie)?

  102. [..YouTube..] i wonder if he ate some food there

  103. COOKIEDOUGHJB25 says:

    i wonder if he ate some food there

  104. GrumpyBearChemo says:

    DINOSAUR GERTIE’S!!!!!!!

  105. John Jones says:

    LOU!!! Please do a video of seeking out the “quest for the Best” for EPCOT and then the Magic Kingdom. All I see here is Hollywood Studios. Also hope you plan to doa walkabout Food and Wine 2012 and upload. Thx man! You and your crew are the bomb!. My youtube Channel = Ctechie06. made a bunch of links. Wish I could bring your family here to New Orleans and JUST EAT!!! Peace!

  106. John Jones says:

    I’m craving a turkey leg and a Dole Whip…been a while…

  107. Taco6360 says:

    my best is the frozen rasberry lemonade across from rockin roller coaster

  108. thearkty says:

    when is min and bills open?

  109. HLoneheart says:

    How much are the Turkey legs? I’m going to Disney World for the first time this year!

  110. ennoidyam says:

    They’re 7 bones, dog. And worth every friggin penny! I walk around all day gnawing on one of those things-its like two meals. And when people see you with one, they always stare and ask where you got it, lol. This one mans wife got mad at him because they were standing in line at a ride and he got out just to run over and ask me, “‘scuse me, , whachu eatin on?” I told him and he asked where I got it and then took off to find one so they lost their place in line, haha!

  111. ennoidyam says:

    Sunset Market has a MEAN frozen Golden Margarita..mmmm…
    But I guess that doesn’t count as a “snack” haha! :P

  112. Toria Noelle says:

    At Hollywood Studios, they have a candy shop. I went there with my brother when the rest of my family was riding a ride and their candy was really good. I loved their marshmallow pops

  113. Katie Gremlin says:

    Rolling Stars was our fave for snacks at this park

  114. Katie Gremlin says:

    I would love your job, exploring the parks ;-0

  115. ForrestsDump says:

    Annoying Turkey legs aren’t part of the DDP

  116. jimbowish says:

    We found the writers stop last year wow the carrot cake cookie is amazing

  117. DisneySisters2012 says:

    omg, the performers are hilarious!
    I love how they never break character!

  118. DisneySisters2012 says:

    Also, what’s the epic music playing while you’re eating the cookie and the end of the video??

  119. Tiffany Berry says:

    Popcorn is my Mom’s favorite too! =D HaHa! <3

  120. cassidy glam girl says:

    I ate at the sun set ranch market and there food was very good

  121. BackslideDan says:

    “If you want a light snack, nothing too heavy, ya’get the turkey leg.”
    I love that policemen guy.

  122. jarockstar27 says:

    I loooooovvvvve the carrot cake cookie! I cant wait for january of 2015
    when i can sink my teeth into it again :)

  123. Bella Way says:

    The Turkey Legs are The best … All the way!!

  124. e g says:

    The carrot cake cookie has gone up $1 from $2.95 to $3.99 since
    2010….just an fyi

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