by Kendall Foreman
Like any true food lover, I am prone to some fairly strong cravings every once in a while… okay, pretty often. For people like me, Disney World is a food lover’s oasis. With literally hundreds of eating opportunities, the property offers a veritable smorgasbord of edible delights; all of which feed my need to satisfy my culinary passions. Not unlike most visitors to Walt Disney World Resort, my husband and I plan and look forward to enjoying all the attractions, shows, tours and special events we can while there. Beyond a basic scheme for taking in those more obvious adventures, he and I go to great lengths to create a thorough strategy for how, when and where we will indulge in all our favorite WDW foods while still allowing time and tummy space to try new treats and cuisine specialties, too. I am not joking when I say thorough; I am only slightly ashamed to admit, I have made spreadsheets. While working on the plan for our upcoming trip to WDW, it hit me, my husband and I cannot be the only food lovers whose idea of a great vacation involves an epic effort to satisfy our cravings. It occurred to me that it would be great fun, as well as informative, to start a dialogue with fellow foodies to assist each other in our mutual efforts to seek, find, and partake of the wide array of fare at WDW. So, the blog plan is to feature a particular craving and see where it takes us. While I do have knowledge I feel duty bound to share with other food lovers, my motives behind this are not entirely altruistic. I am hoping that you, WDWRadio blog readers, will share how and where you satisfy the “featured craving”, which will, of course, alert me to new eating opportunities.
The first craving—cookies! Though I do long for a warm, gooey cookie from time-to-time, I chose this topic because my husband is known for his insatiable appetite for cookies. Because of this, his favorite place in all of Walt Disney World is the Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Bakery. When he is there, all is copacetic in his world. Unfortunately, during our upcoming trip, the Bakery will be closed for refurbishment—news he has not yet learned. I am picturing gloom and despair. In order to avert almost certain disappointment, I have been recalling and researching where he can satisfy his cookie cravings. I am hoping you can help me. Here is what I know so far:
- The Writer’s Stop—This Disney Hollywood Studios merchandise and food site has several types of classic cookies, but it is best-known for the delectable Carrot Cake Cookie. Not for the faint of heart, this large sandwich cookie boasts two lusciously moist, spicy rounds, which are held together by decadent, fluffy buttercream frosting.
- Staring Rolls Café— Also found in Disney Hollywood Studios, this dining location has assorted cookies; however, it is perhaps better known for its dessert selections.
- The Karamell- Küche—Situated in EPCOT’s World Showcase, this German Pavilion candy shop has not found a food it will not pair with caramel. Of course, cookies are no exception. The enormous glass case of sweet treats includes a Carmel Apple Oatmeal Cookie, a Peanut Butter Caramel Crunch Cookie, and a Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookie. The richness of the third brought on a moment I thought I would never see. My husband was only able to finish one!
- The Boardwalk Bakery—I have learned that this Disney’s Boardwalk Inn quick-service restaurant does offer several cookies. However not having previously eaten there, I would appreciate insights on varieties as well as the cookie of choice.
For his sake and mine, please share your knowledge of other WDW cookie hotspots. What is your favorite cookie there and where can it be found? I am sure he will waist little time seeking out and trying every single one (… or two… or a baker’s dozen).
Kendall began visiting Walt Disney World in 1991 with her family and has continued to visit the resort with her husband. As a child, she and her family filled vacations with challenges such as “How many times can we ride Splash Mountain during SpectroMagic and the fireworks?” (Answer: 7) Now, after marrying a converted Disney skeptic, she and her husband enjoy challenges such as “How many hours can we eat nonstop at the Food & Wine Festival?” (Answer: 4)