Let’s face it, as locals you are probably not going to be hitting up signature dining or even table service every time you visit the resort. Since local visitors go so often, your dining expenses will add up really quickly that way. Quick Service is a good way to get a lower priced meal and still be able to enjoy dining on property. Not all quick service locations at Disney are created equal. Here are five of my favorite quick service locations that I think locals should try.
Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie, EPCOT
In the back of the French Pavilion in EPCOT, you’ll find this gem of a quick service restaurant. I love looking at the freshly made sandwiches and desserts on the other side of the glass. You can get my favorite sandwich and dessert, the ham and cheese croissant and chocolate mousse for around $13.50. While I’ve noticed these prices have gone up all over property from even just a few months ago, Las Halles continues to also be one of the better values inside the parks.
Satu’li Canteen, Animal Kingdom
Satu’li has consistently been one of our favorite quick services places on property since it opened. The bowls always taste fresh and we love the presentation. You can get a bowl here for between $12.49 and $16.99 depending on what you want. I have always found a bowl to be quite filling. Some of my favorite bases are the red & sweet potato hash and the noodles and my favorite proteins are the grilled beef and the chili garlic shrimp. The desserts are really good too.
Woody’s Lunchbox, Hollywood Studios
Woody’s Lunchbox has been a very popular place since it opened and with good reason. The food is really good for quick service. I recommend mobile ordering here earlier and choosing your desired time before slots fill up. Hopefully breakfast comes back soon, because it was a great menu. For lunch and dinner, the BBQ brisket melt and Totchos are great. And the tarts are always a great dessert. You’ll spend between $9.99 and $12.99 for a sandwich and $4.29 for a tart.
Earl of Sandwich, Disney Springs
I adore Earl of Sandwich and I’m excited to finally live closer to one. For something on Disney property, it is a great value. You can get a full sandwich and cup of soup of under $12. My favorite is the comforting Holiday Turkey Sandwich and a cup of tomato soup. Not only are their prices reasonable, the food is good for quick service.
Polite Pig, Disney Springs
Polite Pig is another great spot for an affordable and tasty meal. We really enjoyed the Butcher Board for Two which costs $42. It comes with pulled pork, smoked chicken, brisket, cheddar sausage, coleslaw, pickles, cornbread, and two additional sides. I recommend sitting in the bar area where the bartender will serve your drinks and food. It feels more table service that way for quick service prices.
I’m interested to hear your opinions. As Disney World locals or even frequent visitors, what on property quick service restaurants are consistently good every time you go? What are your favorite places to eat at Disney as locals?
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