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Top 5 Best Disneyland Quick Service Meals For Under $15

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Food prices at Disneyland Resort can be overwhelming but some bargains do exist! We consider Plaza Inn’s famous fried chicken meal to be one of the best entrees in the park, but not everyone wants to spend $19.49 on a single meal. A standard hamburger can be obtained for around $12, but what if you want something interesting with more of a bang for your buck? In this post we’ll go over top 5 best Disneyland Resort quick service meals for under $13.

Updated December 6, 2023.

Bread Bowls (Royal Street Veranda and Harbour Galley – Disneyland, Aunt Cass Cafe – DCA) – $12.49

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. Other verities include vegetable gumbo, clam chowder, and various seasonal flavors (such as lobster bisque) throughout the year. If you get your bread at Aunt Cass Cafe in Disney California Adventure chances are the bread will be even more fresh. They make it on site in the restaurant!


At Aunt Cass Cafe you can grab the Curry Beef bread bowl with beef, carrots, potatoes and onions cooked in classic curry topped with rice, pickled ginger and green onions. Japanese curry is my favorite food, so I didn’t have high hopes that Disney could produce a decent mass produced version of it in a theme park restaurant. Wow was I wrong. The curry beef bread bowl is fantastic. As is typical with Japanese curry, it’s thick, savory, and has a hint of sweetness (which usually comes from grated apples or honey). The curry soaks into the fresh Boudin bakery bread and it’s truly glorious. Also, yes you are seeing that right, they mixed carbs with carbs and topped it with white rice. This is a very filling and delicious meal for only $12.49. Don’t miss out on this one.

Award Wieners Hot Dogs (Award Wieners – DCA) – $9.79-$10.99

Pictured above is the Bacon Street Dog ($10.59). It includes a beef hot dog dipped in a roasted red pepper ketchup, topped with grilled onions, bell peppers, and crispy bacon, and served on a toasted bun. It also comes with “Filmstrip Fries” which are fantastic. The red pepper ketchup gave it a nice kick and the crunch from the bacon is satisfying. The grilled onions and bell peppers also add a lot of flavor to what would be a boring hot dog on its own.

We’re also big fans of Award Wieners Asada Fries ($11.99) topped with carne asada, cheddar cheese, cilantro, onions, and guacamole. This isn’t fine dining or healthy in any way, but it’s very satisfying.

Jolly Holiday Combo (Jolly Holiday Bakery – Disneyland) – $13.49

They may not look like much but this sandwich and soup combo from Jolly Holiday Bakery is fantastic comfort food. The Jolly Holiday Combo is a grilled cheese sandwich served with a cup of tomato soup. You also can’t go wrong with Jolly Holiday’s other sandwiches on the menu. Oven-roasted Turkey on Ciabatta or Roast Beef and Smoked Cheddar on Hoagie Roll are also very good options, and they’re just over $10. All sandwiches, with the exception of the Jolly Holiday Combo, include tasty freshly made potato chips.

Corn Dog (Little Red Wagon Corn Dogs and Stage Door Cafe – Disneyland, Corn Dog Castle – DCA) – $10.59 

Judging by the length of the lines at Little Red Wagon and Corn Dog Castle, everyone has heard about Disneyland’s legendary corn dogs. Their fame is well deserved and while the price did pass the $10 threshold this year, we still think it’s a good value. A giant hot dog covered in a deep fried batter shell probably isn’t the healthiest option in the world, but there’s something about devouring one of these while touring a busy theme park that feels so right. The Little Red Wagon cart in Disneyland has the original corn dog with a hot dog inside, while the Corn Dog Castle over in Disney California Adventure has the hot-link version which is even better. Corn dogs are also available at Stage Door Cafe in Frontierland.

Beef Bulgogi Burrito (Lucky Fortune Cookery – DCA) – $13.99

The Beef Bulgogi Burrito for $13.99 is filled with seasoned rice, cabbage slaw, and served with garlic chips. Beef bulgogi is a famous Korean style of beef that’s slightly sweet and gloriously salty. I’m a huge fan of burritos so this fusion dish is one of my favorite quick service entrees in Disneyland Resort. It’s also one of the most popular entrees in the park so so it’s not unusual to see a lot of these as you dine in San Fransokyo Square.

Do you have any recommendations for quick service meals or snacks at Disneyland or DCA? Let me know in the comments below.

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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

8 thoughts on “Top 5 Best Disneyland Quick Service Meals For Under $15

  • Thank you! We have an upcoming Disneyland trip very soon and I am looking forward to the freedom of the excellent counter service food.

  • Thank you! We have an upcoming Disneyland trip very soon and I am looking forward to the freedom of the excellent counter service food.

  • Mickey pretzel with cheese and bottle of Coke about $11 and keeps you going until the next meal!

    • Good choice!

  • I love these Disneyland articles and agree with all of these!

    • Thanks for reading.

  • Thank you for the useful article! Great tips.

    • Thank you!


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