Parents have all been there at one time or another. Your kid has a case of the hangries and you need something to feed them RIGHT NOW. And while Disney Springs has a variety of dining options, a sit-down location won’t work, and even some quick service locations can end up with lengthy lines. (Fun fact: I still haven’t eaten at Chicken Guy because I’m line-adverse and have never seen it without a line that has made me walk away.)
For those times when every second counts, here’s some choices at Disney Springs for quick snack options..
Starbucks (With Mobile Order from the Starbucks app as needed; also available at Marketplace)
Although lines for drinks at Starbucks can get lengthy, usually if you’re just ordering food, you order will come up fairly fast. If you arrive and the line looks lengthy, you can alway mobile order at this location through the Starbucks app to save some time in line. When it comes to a quick kid-friendly snack, take a look at the protein box options, which contain items like cheese, fruits, or vegetables.
Erin McKenna’s Bakery
With its focus on dairy/egg/soy/gluten-free baked goods, you can almost convince yourself that a cookie there is health food! (That’s what I tell myself anyhow. . . ) Grabbing an oatmeal raisin or chocolate chip cookie can be a quick way to satisfy a temporary hunger crisis, and the baked goods there are delicious.
The Daily Poutine
The servings at The Daily Poutine are certainly meal-worthy, but if you’re looking for a snack that the family can split, here’s my trick for you. Order the Classic Poutine but have them leave off the gravy. Suddenly, you’ve got a bowl of French fries and cheese curds — a really great finger food snack! Of course if you are a poutine purist and want it with gravy, it still will satisfy kid cravings — just make sure to get a fork and some napkins.
Sunshine Churros (also available at the West Side)
With a variety of churros from ones dipped in Nutella to the classic traditional cinnamon flavor, and even seasonal varieties, a churro is a quick snack that is sure to please. Its Marketplace location, just outside of World of Disney, means it is a great place to stop after your Disney shopping spree.
Honorable Mention: Wetzel’s Pretzels (Marketplace and West Side)
Although the Marketplace location sometimes gets a bit of a line and seems to be fairly slow overall, there’s something wonderfully addictive about those warm pretzels. A serving of “Wetzel Bitz” (little pretzel nuggets that you can get with or without dipping sauces) really hits the spot.
Do you have any secret selections for snacks at Disney Springs? What’s your go-to when you need a snack right now? Let us know in the comments.