From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Nicole Cantore

February is Black History Month and to celebrate, the culinary teams at Disney Parks are bringing on the flavor with delicious eats and sips honoring Black heritage and culture. Both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort are joining in on the Celebrate Soulfully festivities, and let me tell you, they did not disappoint with this tasty lineup.

All throughout the year you can enjoy music, food, and artwork celebrating Black cultures at Disney Parks, but during February, there’s even more fun for you (and your stomach) to enjoy! Don’t forget to check out Cooking With Soul for more ways to celebrate.

This year, there are plenty of new delights that you won’t want to miss, including the Sweet Potato Fries Poutine at Disneyland Hotel. But that’s not all. There’s also some returning favorites coming back, like the Sweet Potato Lunch Box Tart at Woody’s Lunch Box and Banana Pudding at Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue.

I don’t know about you, but my mouth is watering just thinking about these bites! Let’s waste no more time and get to this year’s Foodie Guide to Celebrate Soulfully. Shall we?


collage of Banana Pudding Cheesecake and Berry Beignet

Walt Disney World Resort

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

World Premiere Food Court, Intermission Food Court, and End Zone Food Court (Available Feb. 1 through March 31; mobile order available)

  • Banana Pudding Cheesecake: Banana cheesecake with vanilla pudding and vanilla wafer crust
    • Assistant Sous Chef Janell Wright drew inspiration from her Jamaican roots and time living in the U.S., where she developed a fondness for banana pudding. Janell took these classic dessert flavors and infused them into a special cheesecake topped with a Mickey garnish, a special nod to Janell’s dream of working for Disney coming true.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Scat Cat’s Club – Lounge (Available Feb. 1 through 29)

  • Berry Beignet: Mixed berry compote, house-made Uncle Nearest Whiskey caramel sauce, and powdered sugar served with a pipette of Uncle Nearest Whiskey

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

The Artist’s Palette (Mobile order available)

  • Soulful Sunday Pork Cutlet: Smoked pork chop, collard greens, black-eyed peas, and house-made sweet cornbread (New) (Available Feb. 1 through 29)
  • Traditional Pound Cake: Homemade vanilla pound cake (Available Feb. 1 through March 31)
    • This dish is inspired by Proprietor Deborah Davis Pollard’s family recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation.
collage of Country Fried Pork Steak with Herbed Gravy and Mini Red Velvet Cake

Available at Various Disney Resort Hotel Quick-Service Restaurants (Available Feb. 1 through 29; mobile order available)

  • Country Fried Pork Steak with Herbed Gravy: Fried pork loin with herb cream sauce, fried cabbage sautéed with smoked sausage, and roasted marble potato salad (New); Available at the following locations:  
    • World Premiere Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
    • Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
    • End Zone Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
    • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
    • Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
    • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
      • Sous Chefs Anthony Watson and Angie Thomas drew inspiration from generations-old family recipes for this collaboration. The result is a celebration of marinated, smothered, and seasoned meat dishes paired with flavorful sides.
  • Mini Red Velvet Cake: Red velvet cake with cream cheese buttercream (New); Available at the following locations:  
    • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
    • Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
    • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
drink called Southern Citrus Twist

Available at Various Disney Resort Hotel Pool Bars, Lounges, and Table-Service Restaurants (Available Feb. 3 through 29)

  • Southern Citrus Twist: Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey, lemon juice, maple syrup, and Hella Cocktail Co. Orange Bitters (New)
    • Inspired by the partnership between Leaders Dougie Williams and Hunter Bernreuter, this cocktail features Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey and celebrates heritage, partnerships, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color products.
collage of Bananas Foster Shake, Crab-topped Catch of the Day, Chicken and Andouille Gumbo, Tiana's Famous Beignets

Magic Kingdom Park

Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies (Available Feb. 1 through March 1; mobile order available)

  • Bananas Foster Shake: Banana milk shake layered with caramelized banana sauce and topped with whipped cream (New)

Cinderella’s Royal Table (Currently available)

  • Crab-topped Catch of the Day: Roasted pumpkin-smoked gouda grits, braised greens, and brown butter-Meyer lemon emulsion

The Crystal Palace (Available Feb. 1 through March 1)

  • Chicken and Andouille Gumbo: Chicken, andouille sausage, and okra in a traditional gumbo base (New)

Golden Oak Outpost (Available Feb. 1 through March 1)

  • Tiana’s Famous Beignets: Light, sweet, and fluffy beignets with strawberry dipping sauce
Collage of Tiana’s Petit Cake, Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich, Sweet Potato Pie and Peach Cobbler

Main Street Bakery (Available Feb. 1 through March 1)

  • Tiana’s Petit Cake: Vanilla chiffon cake, lemon Chantilly, and fresh strawberries topped with a fondant flower and a Tiana chocolate piece (New)

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (Available Feb. 1 through March 1; mobile order available)

  • Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich: Fried green tomato sandwich with lettuce, bacon, and bacon-pimento spread served with house-made chips (New)
  • Sweet Potato Pie topped with toasted marshmallow cream and candied pecans

Pinocchio Village Haus (Available Feb. 1 through March 1; mobile order available)

  • Peach Cobbler: Cinnamon panna cotta, peach cobbler, brown sugar streusel, and whipped cream with a Tiana chocolate piece (New)
    • Princess Tiana’s passion for cooking is a generational legacy ignited by her father. Assistant Pastry Chef Tianna Roberson has been making this signature recipe since age ten. Inspired by her grandmother’s recipe, this cherished dish defined her childhood. Passed down through generations, it stands as a beloved family tradition.
Butter Pecan Praline Sundae

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor (Available Feb. 1 through March 1)

  • Butter Pecan Praline Sundae: Butter pecan ice cream topped with praline sauce, spiced pecans, and whipped cream (New)

The Plaza Restaurant (Available Feb. 1 through March 1)

  • Chicken and Andouille Gumbo: Chicken, andouille sausage, okra, and rice in a traditional gumbo base (New)
  • Tiana’s Petit Cake: Vanilla chiffon cake, lemon Chantilly, and fresh strawberries topped with a fondant flower and a Tiana chocolate piece (New)
Collage of Peach Cobbler Mini Cake, Shrimp and Grits and The Ginger Whiskey

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Dino-Bite Snacks (Available Feb. 1 through 29; mobile order available)

  • Peach Cobbler Mini Cake: Vanilla cake, cinnamon-caramel-peach filling, and oat streusel topping served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (New)
    • Inspired from a recipe featured in What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking, the first cookbook by an African American author. Abby Fisher started a business in Alabama where she made and sold pickles and preserves. She eventually dictated her own recipes that would later become What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking, published in 1881.

Flame Tree Barbecue (Available Feb. 1 through 29; mobile order available)

  • Creole Smoked Sausage Sandwich: Creole smoked sausage on a roll with piccadilly relish and stewed black-eyed peas
    • Creole smoked sausage is best credited as the result of pairing the distinct cooking flavors of French and African descendants living in Louisiana during the 18th century. Accompanying our Creole smoked sausage sandwich are black-eyed peas, which are known to be a symbol of prosperity and hope.

Pizzafari (Available Feb. 1 through 29; mobile order available)

  • Celebrate Soulfully Cupcake: Vanilla cake with bananas foster jam filling, vanilla buttercream, Joe Gardner half note white chocolate décor, and multicolored crispy pearls
    • In Disney and Pixar’s Soul, Joe Gardner dreams of becoming a great jazz musician. Joe adorns this cupcake as an homage to jazz’s cultural impact. With historical roots, jazz transformed the music industry and brought success to musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Restaurantosaurus (Available Feb. 1 through 29; mobile order available)

  • Celebrate Soulfully Cupcake: Vanilla cake with bananas foster jam filling, vanilla buttercream, Joe Gardner half note white chocolate décor, and multicolored crispy pearls

Tiffins Restaurant

  • Shrimp and Grits: South African Mealie Pap with roasted corn and goat cheese, peri-peri shrimp, and green tomato-apple chutney (Currently available)
  • The Ginger Whiskey: A cocktail featuring Uncle Nearest 1856 Whiskey with notes of ginger and brown sugar (Available Feb. 1 through 29)
    • Uncle Nearest Whiskey is both a Black and women-owned and operated business. Begun in 2017, Uncle Nearest Whiskey has become one of the leading whiskey brands in its industry. The brand’s namesake Is Nathan “Nearest” Green, who is believed to have created the Lincoln County Process, a hallmark of Tennessee whiskey, in which whiskey is filtered through sugar-maple charcoal and then aged in charred oak barrels. Green is credited with teaching this technique to Jack Daniel, who hired Green as the first main distiller for the company and on record in the United States.
Pineapple Mint Julep

Dawa Bar, Restaurantosaurus Lounge, and Thirsty River Bar (Available Feb. 1 through 29)

  • Pineapple Mint Julep
Poulet Mariné Au Four

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

ABC Commissary (Available Feb. 1 through 29; mobile order available)

  • Gumbo: Chicken, andouille sausage, okra, and seasonings simmered in chicken stock served over rice

Hollywood & Vine (Currently available)

  • Poulet Mariné Au Four (Baked Marinated Chicken): Baked chicken marinated in assorted spices served with red peppers, green peppers, and onions
Collage of Mardi Gras Milk Shake and Sweet Potato Lunch Box Tart

Hollywood Scoops (Available Feb. 1 through 29)

  • Mardi Gras Milk Shake: Cinnamon-vanilla milk shake topped with a Mardi Gras king cake doughnut

Woody’s Lunch Box (Available Feb. 1 through 29; mobile order available)

  • Sweet Potato Lunch Box Tart with cinnamon-brown sugar icing, toasted marshmallows, and pecans
Hummingbird Cake

EPCOT

The Artist’s Table at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts (Currently available through Feb. 19)

  • Hummingbird Cake: Banana and pecan cake dipped in cream cheese icing with caramel sauce and warm pineapple compote

Coral Reef Restaurant (Currently available through March 31)

  • Shrimp and Grits: Cajun-grilled shrimp, seared grit cake, andouille hash, and Cajun emulsion
Collage of Half Note Float and Banana Pudding

Fife and Drum (Currently available)

  • Half Note Float: Frozen Fanta Wild Cherry, Minute Maid Lemonade, and Fanta Blue Raspberry Slushy with vanilla ice cream and half note white chocolate

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue (Available Feb. 1 through March 31; mobile order available)

  • Banana Pudding

Disney Springs

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ (Available Feb. 1 through 29)

  • Charles Woodson Wines’ 2019 Intercept Cabernet Sauvignon
collage of Cookie Butter Ganache Square and Soulfully Pralines

The Ganachery (Available Feb. 1 through 29)

  • Cookie Butter Ganache Square: Cookie butter ganache enrobed in dark 65% chocolate (New)
    • This bite was inspired by Chocolatier Cast Member Destiny Hinds, who loves sharing her cookie butter confections with friends.
  • Soulfully Pralines: Pecan pralines covered in dark 65% chocolate
    • Chocolatier Cast Member Sheila Moten drew creative inspiration from Disney and Pixar’s Soul for the Soulfully Pralines.
Griot and Pikliz

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar (Available Feb. 1 through 29)

  • Griot and Pikliz: Epis-marinated fried pork shoulder, fried green plantain, and pikliz (New)
    • Culinary Cast Member Daphnee Vilme Dorcelian draws inspiration from griot, a Haitian fried pork dish that’s a cherished favorite at family gatherings. Marinated in a blend called “epis” with Scotch bonnet, bell peppers, and spices, it is served with fried plantains and “pikliz,” a pickled cabbage slaw. This flavorful and slightly spicy dish is a weekend tradition, bringing a taste of home to the United States and earning praise from Daphnee’s kids as one of their favorites.

The Polite Pig (Available Feb. 1 through 29)

  • Pork Belly Diri Kolepwanwa: Sweet and spicy pork belly, diri kolepwanwa (rice and black beans), and onion jalepeño slaw

Splitsville Luxury Lanes (Available Feb. 1 through 29)

  • House of Brown 2021 California Red Blend

Vivoli il Gelato (Currently available through March 30)

  • Black Girl Magic Float: Float with vanilla gelato and Black Girl Magic wine from the McBride Sisters Wine Company
Collage of Fried Chicken Bowl and Sweet Potato Pie Casserole

Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Park

Troubadour Tavern (Available Feb. 16-18 and 23-25; mobile order available)

  • Fried Chicken Bowl: Spicy honey-glazed fried chicken served with four cheese mac ‘n cheese, smoked turkey collard greens, and sweet potato corn bread
  • Sweet Potato Pie Casserole: Sweet potato-pecan pie (New)

River Belle Terrace (Available Feb. 1 through April 1)

  • Brunch Platter: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, biscuit and gravy, and house slaw
  • Dinner Platter: BBQ brisket, fried chicken, buttery mashed potatoes, and biscuit and gravy

Cafe Orleans (Available Feb. 1 through April 1)

  • Prix-Fixe Meal with choice of appetizer, deviled eggs and pickled vegetables, gumbo, or Caesar salad with cornmeal fried fish and turtle cheesecake
Collage of Beignet, 7 Greens Gumbo with Chicken & Andouille Sausage, 7 Greens Gumbo and Beef Po’boy Sandwich

Tiana’s Palace

  • House-filled Beignet featuring lemon ice box pie filling topped with lemon glaze
  • 7 Greens Gumbo with Chicken & Andouille Sausage: White beans, okra, yams, sweet potatoes, and heirloom rice
  • 7 Greens Gumbo: White beans, okra, yams, sweet potatoes, and heirloom rice (Plant-based)
  • Beef Po’boy Sandwich: Slow-cooked beef in gravy dressed with shredded lettuce, tomato, pickle, and mayonnaise on a toasted New Orleans French bread and served with red beans and rice and house-made pickles

Disney California Adventure Park

Lamplight Lounge and Lamplight Lounge – Boardwalk Dining (Currently available)

  • Brown Estate Chaos Theory Red Wine Blend (New)
Collage of Sweet Potato Fries Poutine and Barrel Aged Smoked

Disneyland Hotel

Lobby Lounge (Available Feb. 1 through 29)

  • Shrimp and Grits (New)
  • Sweet Potato Fries Poutine: Sweet potato fries, gravy, and cheese curds (New)
  • Barrel Aged Smoked : Uncle Nearest 1884 Bourbon, turbinado sugar, Angostura Bitters, Peychaud’s Bitters, and a luxury ice cube (New)
  • McBride Sisters Sparkling Rosé (New)
  • Crowns & Hops Pilsner (New)

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

GCH Craftsman Bar, Hearthstone Lounge, and Storytellers Cafe (Available Feb. 1 through March 1)

  • Golden Soul: Uncle Nearest 1884, ginger liqueur, creme de cassis, lime juice, and raspberries
  • Crowns & Hops 8 Trill Pills
fried chicken Ice Cream cone

Downtown Disney District

Salt & Straw (Available Feb. 1 through 29)

  • Cinnamon & Honey Fried Chicken Ice Cream: In partnership and support of Black-owned business, Ezell’s Famous Chicken out of Washington State, this savory and spicy ice cream is made with fresh croissants, torn into bits, that are then deep-fried with chicken fat until crispy and then churned into salted vanilla ice cream. A touch of cinnamon, splash of honey, and a shake of secret spices gives you a sweet Cajun heat with pleasant pops and crackles

Wow, there’s so many delicious ways to celebrate not just for Black History Month, but throughout the entire year!

With foodie adventures like these, there’s no limit to the memories that can be made at Disney Parks. Check out the Disney Eats topics page and be sure to follow us @DisneyEats on Instagram and Facebook for all the latest tasty updates.

(Note: All offerings are subject to change and availability.)

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