Universal Orlando is awesome for so many reasons, with thrills like no other and one of a kind entertainment all throughout the resort. However, the food is just as unique and awesome as the parks’ attractions! With over 100 different restaurants and dining locations spread across Universal CityWalk, Universal Studios, and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, it’s no surprise that menu offerings have just as much character as the rest of the resort. These are six of the most iconic and incredible foods you’ll find at the parks!
1. Milkshakes from Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
Although the whole menu is filled with unbelievable offerings, Toothsome Chocolate Emporium’s decadent milkshakes are arguably one of the most Instagrammable menu options at the entire resort. The specialty concoctions range in price from $12 – $13.50 and are loaded with tons of ingredients in each artisanal creation. Milkshake options include:
- Marshmallow Crisp ($12.00): Vanilla ice cream, rice crispies, marshmallow fluff, fresh whipped cream and a Rice Crispies treat.
- Key Lime Pie ($12.00): Sour cream ice cream, sweet condensed milk, lime juice, lime sugar, and lime garnish
- Heavenly Hazelnut ($12.50): Nutella ice cream, hazelnuts, Nutella, cocoa powder, and fresh whipped cream
- Strawberry Cheesecake ($12.50): Sour cream ice cream, cheesecake, graham crackers, fresh whipped cream, and chocolate dipped strawberries
- Chocolate X5 ($12.50): Chocolate ice cream, chocolate chunks, strawberries, chocolate sauce, fresh whipped cream, and chocolate spirals
- Red Velvet ($12.50): Vanilla ice cream, red velvet cupcake, raspberry sauce, rainbow sprinkles, fresh whipped cream, and a cherry on top
- Espresso Buzzzz ($12.50): Coffee ice cream, espresso, chocolate espresso beans, fresh whipped cream, and a cherry on top
- Cookie Jar ($13.00): Vanilla ice cream, Oreo cookie bits, oatmeal cookie bits, chocolate chip cookie bits, and fresh whipped cream
- Brownie ($13.00): Dutch chocolate ice cream, brownie bits, and milk chocolate swirl
- Confetti ($13.00): Vanilla ice cream, confetti cake, vanilla buttercream frosting, rainbow sprinkles and fresh whipped cream
- Thrilla in Vanilla ($13.50): Vanilla ice cream, vanilla pastry cream, vanilla wafers, vanilla macarons, a maraschino cherry, and whipped cream
2. Butterbeer from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Harry Potter fans probably know all about the Wizarding World’s most famous sweet treat. In the fictional world of Hogwarts, students indulge in the slightly alcoholic butterscotch beverage on their trips to Hogsmeade. At Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, guests can find out what all the hype is with a completely non-alcoholic Butterbeer served hot, cold, frozen, or even as an ice cream cone!
3. Lard Lad Doughnuts in Springfield, Home of the Simpsons
Homer Simpson and doughnuts are almost synonymous, with the iconic cartoon character being notorious for indulging in a fried treat covered in pink icing. This food counter is definitely not hard to find, landmarked by a giant Lard Lad statue towering over Springfield, and serves up a variety of sweet treats from ice cream sundaes and milkshakes to doughnuts covered in unique toppings. The real star here is The Big Pink, a supersized doughnut covered in pink frosting and rainbow sprinkles. The mega snack, which costs $5.99, is almost six inches across and two inches tall!
4. Booze in the Blender at Margaritaville
This spot as a whole is pretty infamous, with several songs and basically a whole lifestyle dedicated to the easy living in Margaritaville. The Jimmy Buffet owned restaurant and outdoor lounge, located in Universal CityWalk, celebrates the joys of island living with an expansive drink menu filled with delicious tropical cocktails. The most iconic treat here would be the signature “Who’s to Blame” Margarita served in a 22 ounce blender cup. Nothing says relaxation like enjoying a cocktail straight from the blender as live musicians play acoustic island music in the background!
5. Cheeseburgooshi at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
As if a sushi/burger concept for a restaurant wasn’t already pretty crazy, The Cowfish restaurant in Universal CityWalk offers a bizarre yet appetizing fusion of the two called “The All American Bacon Double Cheesburgooshi”. The hearty roll is made up of seasoned premium black angus beef, yellow cheddar cheese, white cheddar cheese and applewood bacon all wrapped up in soy paper and potato strings. Before being served the burger/sushi combo is flash fried and topped with dill pickle, red onion, roma tomato, and Cowfish sauce. Although the rest of the menu mostly keeps the sushi and burger options separate, each of the options is pretty unique in their own right with a large variety of specialty sushi rolls and one-of-a-kind burgers with unlikely ingredients such as black truffles or peanut butter.
6. Famous Dagwood Sandwich from Blondie’s
If you’ve ever skimmed the comics section in the Sunday paper, you’re familiar with the long running cartoon Blondie, which features Dagwood and his wife Blondie along with their two kids and dog. One of the running themes is Dagwood’s insane appetite and love of food, particularly the mile-high sandwiches he makes himself which have come to be known as the “Dagwood sandwich”. In Islands of Adventure’s Toon Lagoon, you can try a Famous Dagwood Sandwich for yourself, stacked tall with baked ham, turkey, roast beef, American cheese, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and mustard on fresh baked onion and poppyseed bread. As if the massive sandwich isn’t enough, it is served with potato salad, chips and a pickle on the side.
If the rides and attractions aren’t enough to make you fall in love with Universal Orlando, these delicious treats should do the trick! Grab a discount Universal ticket from blog.tickets2you.com and try out these iconic snacks for yourself!