The BEST and WORST Things We Ate in Disney World in March

Sometimes it’s fun to get out of our comfort zone and try new foods in Disney World, even if the flavor combination sounds bizarre — like with the 50th Celebration Cone, made with Dole Whip lemon and cookie dough soft serve (which oddly works!).

Some weird flavor combos work!

But still, not every Disney World dish or flavor combo works, and we’ve compiled a list of the best and worst foods we tried in March! Here’s what you might want to add to your next Disney World food list — and what you might not.

The Five Best

Steak Fries — Space 220

EPCOT’s Space 220 restaurant got a menu revamp this month, and with that came some tasty new eats! We especially loved the new Steak & fries lunch entreewhich comes with a Coffee Space Rub Flat Iron topped with chimichurri sauce, with Fries and broccolini on the side. If you’re a steak person, this is one you need to try at Disney World.

Steak & Fries

Our steak was tender and flavorfuland the chimichurri sauce was fresh and not overpowering. If you want to give it a try, make a lunch reservation at Space 220 (or try the walk-up waitlist!) and order from the lunch prix fixe menu for $55 each.

Here’s our review of the Space 220 Steak & Fries and other new menu items.

Braised Short Rib — Hollywood Brown Derby

The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios also received some big menu changes, and the Braised short rib was a HIT with us. It’s served with Parsnip Puree, Spring Vegetable Succotash, and Truffle Aioli for $39. It was our favorite of the new entries at Brown Derby!

Braised short rib

As if the meat wasn’t already delicious and fall-off-the-bone tenderthe truffle aioli actually made it even better. The parsnip puree was buttery and sweetand the succotash added a nice pop of color. This is one new entry we definitely recommend trying at Brown Derby!

Click here for our review of the Braised Short Rib from Hollywood Brown Derby.

Scat Cats Beignets — Scat Cat’s Club

We weren’t totally sure what to expect with the new Scat Cat’s Beignets from the Scat Cat’s Club at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort hotel, but we were pleasantly surprised to learn that Mickey-shaped Beignets can work with dipping sauces! This dish comes with three lightly-powder-sugared Mickey Beignets other three dipping saucesincluding Red Pepper Jelly, Pimento Cheese, and Green Goddess Dressing.

Scat Cat’s Beignets

This trio of beignets and dipping sauces costs $10, and we LOVED two of these dipping sauces in particular. The Pimento Cheese was amazing and perfectly textured and the Pepper Jelly was sweet with a hint of pepper flavorand combined together on a beignet was ✨chef’s kiss.✨ We will totally be back for more.

Read our review of the Scat Cat’s Beignets here.

Chorizo ​​Arepas — World Premiere Food Court

The new savory breakfast dish you’ll want to try was inspired by the women of Encantoand you can currently find it at two different locations — the World Premiere Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort hotel and Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort hotel.

Chorizo ​​arepas

for $9.49you get the Chorizo ​​arepaswhich are Cheese Arepas topped with Chorizo, Red Pepper and Onion Egg Scramble, Arugula, and Sliced ​​Avocado. Not only is this a tasty way to start your day, it’s also a great portion size with the perfect amount of spice. All the flavors work together and we even tried a bit of maple syrup for a sweet and savory taste!

Check out our review of the breakfast Chorizo ​​Arepas here!

Air Fries — Local Green Orlando

Local Green Orlando is a new food truck located in Disney Springs, and this Atlanta-based restaurant specializes in vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian dishes. While we enjoyed what we tried from the menu, we absolutely loved the $5.99 Air Fries!

air frieze

These friezes were the right kind of crispy and crunchyand they had a little bit of a kick from chili and garlic seasonings. We’re definitely going back for more and next time we’re asking for a side of sriracha aioli!

Here’s our review of the Air Fries from Local Green Orlando!

Pretzel Bread Pudding — Summer Festival

At Sommerfest in the Germany pavilion in EPCOT, we had to try the new Pretzel Bread Pudding and y’all, it was love. We think it’s made from leftover pretzels and topped with Caramel Butterscotch and a White Cream Sauce.

Pretzel Bread Pudding

the main flavor is caramelalong with cinnamon and others baking spices, and the cream tasted like a subtle crème anglaise. This is also a pretty dense snackand it costs less than $5 at $4.79!

Read our review of the Pretzel Bread Pudding here!

The Six Worst

Salted Cucumber Apple Hard Cider — Refreshment Port

It’s time to move on to the worst things we ate in March, and we’re starting with the Salted Cucumber Apple Hard Cider by Stem Ciders from Refreshment Port’s 2022 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival menu. It costs $10.75and it sounds like an interesting flavor combo, right?

Cucumber Apple Hard Cider

We could really taste the salt in this drink, along with the cucumber flavor, so it reminded us of eating a salad. Or rather drinking a salad. If you’re adventurous and you want to give it a try, make sure you visit EPCOT before the Flower & Garden Festival closes on July 4th!

Here’s our review of the Salted Cucumber Apple Hard Cider!

Oyster Beignet Po’Boy — Scat Cat’s Club

We’re taking another trip back to the Scat Cat’s Club at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort hotel — this time for the Oyster beignet Po’Boy. This sandwich is a Mickey-shaped beignet with Fried Oyster, Lettuce, Tomato, Cajun Rémoulade, and House-made Pickles for $15. It’s also served with potato chips.

Oyster beignet Po’Boy

This sandwich fell apart under the Cajun Rémoulade, and the oyster didn’t taste like much other than fried batter. We did really like the chips, but between the oysters and the sandwich falling apart, this was a miss for us.

Click here to read our review of the Oyster Beignet Po’Boy from Scat Cat’s Club.

Strawberry Cheesecake Funnel Cake — Funnel Cake Stand

the Strawberry Cheesecake Funnel Cake is available at the Funnel Cake Stand in EPCOT during the 2022 Flower & Garden Festival, and it’s basically a Funnel Cake topped with Strawberry Ice Cream, Cheesecake Crumbles, Strawberry Drizzle, and Whipped Cream for $10.50.

Strawberry Cheesecake Funnel Cake

Unfortunately, the strawberry ice cream tasted very artificialand it reminded us of cough medicine. The funnel cake was great, but the cheesecake pieces had a gummy flavor too. So while this treat is beautiful, let’s just say beauty isn’t everything!

Check out our Strawberry Cheesecake Funnel Cake review here.

Peanut Butter Bunny Cookie — Gasparilla Island Grill

It’s springtime in Disney World, so we visited Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to check out some new goodies, like the Peanut butter bunny cookies. It’s cute, right? This cookie is made of a Peanut Butter Cookie Cup with Buttercream, a Sugar Bunny, and Spring Sprinkles.

Peanut butter bunny cookies

While we generally love peanut butter treats, this was not a peanut butter win. The cookie was VERY dryand it was loaded with chopped peanuts. it wasn’t really sweet either, other there wasn’t enough icing to balance out the cookie’s dryness. You can try it for $4.99but it won’t be around for long!

Read our full review of the Peanut Butter Bunny Cookie here!

Jackfruit Gyro — Sunshine Seasons

Disney is known to accommodate all kinds of diets, and two new plant-based dishes arrived at Sunshine Seasons in EPCOT this March. While we did like one of those dishes, the other one was a pretty big fail. the Jackfruit Gyro is $9.99with Jackfruit, pickled onions, red peppers, fresh cucumbers, and tzatziki sauce on a pita.

Jackfruit Gyro

This gyro is coldand the jackfruit needed more seasoning. It was weirdly bitter and sour and it would be better warm, in our opinion. The tzatziki was so oily and had a strong coconut flavorand the pita was stale. As our reporter put it, this was “a haunted house of a pita sandwich.”

Here’s our review of the Jackfruit Gyro.

Plant-Based Bratwurst — The Friar’s Nook

And lastly, we have another plant-based dish, the Plant based bratwurst for $10.29 from The Friar’s Nook in Magic Kingdom. Although the Mobile Order pictured advertised this dish on a pretzel bun, we were served the bratwurst on a regular hot dog bun. The bratwurst was so dryand it had very little flavor.

Plant based bratwurst

If you’re feeling frustrated by plant-based options at Disney World, you could always try the Plant Based Dog at Casey’s Corner or even the Spicy Italian “Sausage” Sub at PizzeRizzo.

Read our review of the Plant-Based Bratwurst here!

Have you been able to try any of these dishes? Even if we didn’t like it doesn’t mean you would feel the same! Keep following DFB for more Disney World food news and reviews!

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