When going to Disneyland it can be often hard to determine what to eat at the park. Menu’s are constantly rotating through limited and seasonal items, and oftentimes we stick to our mainstays. Items we have eaten since our youth, or that friends and family have suggested over the past. Especially on short trips, why purchase yourself something new, when you might be trading it for a classic favorite.
I am fortunate enough that when I go to Disneyland I often stay for three to five days which allow me to branch out from classics and be a bit more adventurous. My hope is that each trip I go on that my food photography and reviews will help inform you of some additional options at the resort you may not have known about before.
If I visited an eatery more than once I will combine the items into the same section to make it easier when reading.
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Main Street USA - Jolly Holiday
We visited the Counter Service, Jolly Holiday Bakery Café for lunch. In the past I had tried both the Hot Angus Roast Beef on Toasted Onion Roll ($9.69) and the House Specialty Jolly Holiday Combo ($8.99) which included a toasted cheese sandwich and tomato basil soup. The real stand out of the pair was the Jolly Holiday Combo.
On this trip we intended to purchase a pair of jolly holiday combo’s when looking at the menu we noticed some removable boards listing new items. This specialty boards are for items that may come and go from the menu. This time is included a seasonal salad with fresh vegetables and a tuna sandwich. Recently I had changed my diet to be healthier so I decided to try the Jolly Holiday Salad before the specialty Seasonal Salad. We also got the tuna sandwich as well.
The Jolly Holiday salad was light and fresh with crisp lettuce. The red and yellow tomatoes were perfectly ripe and burst with flavor in your mouth. The pecans, craisens, dried cranberries, and spiced pecans provided a great texture balance. The raspberry vinaigrette is similar to the one served at The Blue Bayou Restaurant, but I found this blend to be a little on the sweet side when not balanced with some feta in the same bite. The salad also comes with a toasted onion breadstick.
I was a little wary of the breadstick at first because the last ones I had on Main Street were from Plaza Inn last November and were literally as hard as a rock. I have a video of my using it as a drumstick on the table to demonstrate the point; I might post it sometime.
The Tuna Sandwich was a soft fresh french roll. The tuna blend included a little bit of onion and chopped celery and was of a creamier consistency. Two large slices of fresh tomato were embedded into the tuna and it was served with a side of house potato chips. The potato chips themselves were nothing to write home about but were much better then the bland Disneyland branded potato chips; often served as a side item with many items in the park. On that note most places that offer the bland potato chips will let you exchange them for a bag of Apples which provide you with 200% of your daily Vitamin C needs, and so far have been nice and crisp and haven’t let me down as a healthier side option.
Lastly we tried the special Fourth Of July Holiday Cupcake. It has actually been one of my favorite cupcakes in the park so far. If you haven’t tried many you might think the cake batter has a consistent base but sometimes they are denser or lighter based on the baker and batter. This cupcake had one of the lightest and fluffiest vanilla bases I have had in any cupcake. The frosting was traditional and was topped with a few white chocolate ornaments.