On most of my trips to the park. I eat at California Adventure (my top quick service restaurants there will be coming soon), but that’s only because they have booze. I think Disneyland actually has a pretty good assortment of quick service food that is relatively affordable and good quality. From my perspective, it seems like the past twenty years or so have seen an increase in food quality (though the prices still remain higher than you would find outside a theme park) and I feel like if you choose to eat in the park, you are getting a decent value for what you are paying. These are the three places I tend to eat at when I visit Disneyland:
1. Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Tomorrowland: Serving up salads, pasta, and obviously pizza, this Italian food quick spot is great because there are typically seats available both inside and outside. A good size piece of pizza is going to cost you about $8 bucks at Pizza Port. They also have kids and toddler meal options, plus refillable fountain sodas.
2. Rancho del Zocalo in Frontierland: Mexican food is the feature here, and while it is not hole-in-the-wall-California authentic, it is a pretty close match considering. There are lots of traditional Mexican options from tacos to burritos, but my favorite is the Hacienda Caesar Salad. Rancho del Zocalo also has kids and toddler meal options and fountain beverages. There is no indoor seating, but the patio is good-sized and it’s a great place to sit and relax. The only thing that would make it better is a margarita!
3. Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe: You can get breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Jolly Holiday and everything I’ve had there is delicious. They have lots of yummy pastries for breakfast, and some tasty sandwiches and soups for lunch and dinner. My favorite is the Caprese Sandwich on Focaccia Bread. You can also grab assorted coffee drinks here. While they do have kids and toddler meal options, they do not have refillable sodas. The patio has a decent amount of seats, but it can be crowded on a busy day so you might have to fight for a table, especially during parade or firework time since you are close to Main Street. I like to go to Jolly Holiday when I am looking for something a little on the lighter side.
These days, you can’t really go wrong with quick service at Disneyland. There are tons of options and all different kinds of food, these three just happen to be my favorites!