From the Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Macaron to the Holiday Stuffing Mac & Cheese, there are so many great bites and brews to discover at the Disney Festival of Holidays at Disneyland California Adventure!
Best Things to Eat and Drink at Disney Festival of Holidays
Ok, let’s get into the meat (literally) of our post! I know it’s really hard to get to ALL of the items at EVERY kiosk so this time I’m sharing my TOP FAVORITE items from the festival overall and in order of how much I loved them! So here you have it, our “festival faves” from the 2019 Disney Festival of Holidays:
Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Macaron from Making Spirits Bright Marketplace
This is number ONE on my list! Not only do I think this is one of the prettiest bites on the Festival of Holidays menu, I think it’s the best tasting too! And bonus, it’s a large cookie so big enough to share (if you’re feeling generous).
Reimagined Beef Wellington from A Twist on Tradition Marketplace
Ok, so I ordered this one because it was Mickey-shaped (and what Disney foodie doesn’t love that?!), but I have to be honest I was so pleasantly surprised and just how GOOD this was! A puffed pastry filled with tender meat and and mushrooms, I would highly recommend!
House-made Horchata Cocktail from Merry Mashups Marketplace
Ok Cinnamon Toast Crunch lovers, this one is for you! With a generous helping of Rum Chata, this cinnamon-y horchata cocktail was absolutely delicious!
Churros Yule Log from Merry Mashups Marketplace
Another one for you cinnamon sugar lovers (like myself), this adorable (little) Churros Yule Log was so yummy! I mean, who doesn’t love a good Disney yule log? They always do them so well.
Holiday Stuffing Mac & Cheese from Favorite Things Marketplace
Gotta get that mac & cheese in! Disney doesn’t go wrong with these concoctions and this stuffing topped delicacy was definitely all right.
Mickey & Minnie Cookies from Holiday Duets Marketplace
They’re just so cute, right? I’m a sucker for cute cookies, especially again when they’re Mickey-shaped. Plus they’re easy to share!
Reuben Potato Tots from A Twist on Tradition Marketplace
Served with Russian Dressing and Rye Toast crumbles, I was honestly impressed with these Reuben topped tater tots! This is a great one to share with friends too.
SLO Brew, Cali-Squeeze, Blood Orange Hefeweizen from Brews & Bites Marketplace
If you’re a wheat beer lover, you’ve gotta give this Blood Orange Hefeweizen a try! A little on the sweet side, you don’t have to add any orange to this one as it’s right in the beer. Delicious!
Braised Pork Belly Adobo from Holiday Duets Marketplace
Served on top of garlic fried rice, this pork belly is fall-apart-tender and just so tasty! I feel like it always makes an appearance on Disney’s festival menus and there is a good reason: it’s always on top of our list!
Churro Toffee Cold Brew from Holiday Duets Marketplace
I’m a sucker for cold brew! I do have a note about the whipped cream this year; it appears that Disney has moved to an oil-based more “stable” form of whipped cream which is GREAT for pictures but honestly doesn’t taste nearly as good and in the case of the cold brew here, it doesn’t quite melt into the coffee like you would hope. BUT with that said, I still thought it was tasty and those churro toffee bits can’t be beat!
Beef Pot Roast from Winter Sliderland Marketplace
Served on a potato roll with horseradish cream, I had super HIGH hopes for this pot roast slider. The meat was DELICIOUS as expected. I have to say I didn’t love the potato roll, I thought it was a little overwhelming for the tender beef but with just the beef and sauce I would still rank this one high on my list.
Bourbon Cranberry Cocktail from Winter Sliderland Marketplace
This one tastes like Christmas in a cup! With hints of cinnamon, this cocktail surely will make your spirits bright. Now I have a warning to issue for this one…stir and drink quickly as the bourbon tends to settle and will get a little tougher to take towards the end if you’re not careful.
Fried Turkey Slider from Winter Sliderland Marketplace
This one was a bit of a surprise to me! I’m not normally a huge turkey fan, but I love the crispy fried shell on the meat, the tangy cranberry sauce and the slaw topping. Such a yummy combo!
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