REVIEW: Big Beautiful Bread Bowls at Disneyland’s Royal Street Veranda

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I like big bread bowls and I can not lie. These round and robust balls of glorious carbohydrates have been a staple of Disneyland‘s dining scene for decades now. Today we’ll be reviewing Royal Street Veranda, which is one of the main locations where you can acquire these bulbous delights in Disneyland.Let’s get right in to it. Doesn’t that look delightful? Don’t you just want to lay your head on it and take a nap? Pictured above is the bread bowl with Steak Gumbo, which is hearty and delicious. You’ll find chunks of steak, rice, onions, peppers, and other goodness in this satisfying and substantial gumbo. Our one and only complaint is that we wish the bread cut out was just a bit bigger, and the portion of soup served was a tad more. But at $11.49 you really can’t beat it when compared to other Disneyland quick service entrees. If you eat all the soup and scarf down all the bread you will definitely be full after this meal. The best part about the whole thing is how the bread bowl soaks up all the soup. It’s wonderful, but be sure to grab some extra napkins.

Clam chowder is also available (as is vegetarian gumbo, which is also fantastic). The clam chowder is heavy, creamy, and oh so wonderful on a those rare rainy Southern California days. By the way, the bread used in Disneyland’s bread bowls is made fresh next door at Disney California Adventure.

Royal Street Veranda will usually have a seasonal dessert in the form of fritters. For example, as I’m writing this review it’s the fall season, so these tasty pumpkin spiced fritters with cream cheese are available. If you’re a fan of fried dough then don’t leave Royal Street Veranda without buying these fritters.

Don’t make the mistake thinking you can share them with a friend or family member. Hoard them for yourself.

Royal Street Veranda is located in New Orleans Square, to the right of the entrance of Pirates of the Caribbean. It’s a small location, with just one window for ordering and picking up food via a stand-by line, and one for mobile order pickups.

There is a microscopic seating area located in front of it, but don’t even bother waiting for a seat here. There’s never any open. Grab your food and walk over to Rancho Del Zocalo in Frontierland.

Can you tell how much we love Disneyland’s bread bowls? We think they’re one of Disneyland’s best quick service entrees and they are well worth the price.

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What are your thoughts about Disneyland’s famous bread bowls? Let us know in the comments. 

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Guy Selga Jr.

Disneyland writer for TouringPlans.com and co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Disneyland. Also a Disneyland local and appreciator of Disney theme park history. Twitter and Instagram: @guyselga

2 thoughts on “REVIEW: Big Beautiful Bread Bowls at Disneyland’s Royal Street Veranda

  • November 11, 2021 at 3:53 pm
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    That bread bowl looks delicious! Thanks for the head up. What would you say are the top 4 quick service locations in Disneyland currently? Trying to strategize for our trip this December…

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  • November 12, 2021 at 10:44 pm
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    These look great. I tend to forget you can get them in Disneyland and not just DCA.
    Thanks for the reminder!

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