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The Best Places for Quick Food at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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With the busy holiday season upon us, we thought it would be a good idea to share with you the best places to grab a quick bite to eat inside Animal Kingdom. When you’re venturing through the wildest Disney park, you may not want to slow down too much, even for food. Our readers have submitted over 500,000 surveys over the past two years and we have ratings for every Walt Disney World restaurant on our site and Lines app. Let’s look at the best places for quick food at Animal Kingdom.

In order of thumbs up rating:

  1. Creature Comforts 96.7% -Exceptional
  2. Satu’li Canteen 95.6% – Exceptional
  3. Tamu Tamu Refreshments 94.9% Exceptional
  4. Flame Tree Barbecue 92.7% – Much Above Average
  5. Harambe Market 93.0% -Much Above Average
  6. Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes 89.9% – Above Average

Creature Comforts is actually the park’s Starbucks location, so there is not much to make a meal here, but certainly the best spot to perk up your day. Satu’li Canteen is the pride of Pandora with its fresh, custom-made bowls and tasty Cheeseburger Pods.

Satu’li Canteen Cheeseburger Pods

In Harambe, the park’s African-themed land, you’ll find Tamu Tamu Refreshments, a quick spot for something sweet including Dole Whips. Harmabe Market just reopened with limited hours. With outdoor only seating, it is sure to be a popular spot right now, though its menu is now missing a Roasted Veggie Bowl that was enjoyed by many, as well as the Pork Sausage that was once considered a signature dish.

In the center of the park is Flame Tree Barbecue with tasty Pulled Pork Sandwiches, ribs, and other bbq favorites. The seating here is also outdoor only and it is one of the most beautiful outdoor dining areas in any Disney theme park. This is a great spot to watch the character cavalcades go by if you’re able to secure one of the limited number of tables on the water’s edge.

Pulled Pork Sandwich and Plant-Based Sausage at Flame Tree BBQ

Finally, the Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes located in Asia is a third-party-operated location. Asian-inspired dishes that are served here are usually satisfying and good quality. Seating here is also outdoor only.

During the busy holiday season it is very important that you dine outside of peak hours. We would recommend using Disney’s Mobile Ordering and to do so as early as possible. When you go to view available pick up times in the app, you can select “More Times” to find all available pick up times. The earlier in the day you do this the more availability there will be. The restaurants above that offer mobile ordering are Satu’li Canteen, Flame Tree Barbecue, and Harambe Market.

You can view listings for all Walt Disney World restaurants on the go in our Lines app. We’re in the parks every day to ensure our information and resources are as up to date and as accurate as possible.

Where is your favorite place to grab something quick to eat at Disney’s Animal Kingdom?

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Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando Native who loves sharing her hometown with others. She's worked in nearly all of Orlando's theme parks, on board Disney Cruise Line, and in hotel management. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @thisfloridalife