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15 New Foods We Tried At Disney California Adventure's Food & Wine Festival That You May Also Want To Try For Yourself

Hello folks, we're Brian and Andy! And along with being senior editors here at BuzzFeed, we're also big fans of Disney and good food...which means a combination of the two lands perfectly within our Venn diagram. This is why we were really, really excited to head over to Disney California Adventure for their annual Food & Wine Festival and try out all the different offerings they had this year.

Two glasses of red wine and a cheese platter at Disneyland with Mickey's Ferris Wheel in the background
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Now, of course, there is no way to try ~all~ the foods, so what we did was look up the foods that sounded not only delicious, but also unique or interesting, and try those.

Food booth with sign "Earth Eats" and plant decor, serving Impossible Chicken and Citrus
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Alright, now for what you came for: Here are all the foods we tried and our honest opinions on them:

1.Impossible Beef Stroganoff

Impossible Beef Stroganoff

What's in it: Egg noodles tossed in a mushroom cream sauce with Impossible beef and sour cream.

Where you can get it: Earth Eats in the Hollywood Land (Hollywood Studios area).

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What we thought:

Man tasting food at an outdoor dining area with a casual expression

2.Carnitas-style Pork Belly

Carnitas-style Pork Belly

What's in it: Fried pork belly topped with Tajin Habanero seasoning and served with esquites corn mac salad.Where you can get it: LA Style in the Hollywood Land (Hollywood Studios area).

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What we thought:

Man tasting food at an outdoor event, wearing a festival pass, showing a casual culinary experience

3.Baja-style Fish Taco

Baja-style Fish Taco

What's in it: A battered vegan fish taco topped with cabbage slaw, cilantro-lime crema, and pico de gallo.Where you can get it: LA Style in the Hollywood Land (Hollywood Studios area).

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What we thought:

Man in baseball cap using a whistle, outdoors, possibly at a sports or travel event

4.Cheese Pizza-flavored Wings

Cheese Pizza-flavored Wings

What we thought:

A hand dipping a piece of fried chicken into a cup of sauce, on a paper-lined plate

5.Cheeseburger Bao

Cheeseburger Bao

What's in it: A bao filled with cheeseburger filling and topped with Thousand Island dressing, grilled onions, pickle, and tomato relish.Where you can get it: California Craft Brews in Paradise Pier, close to The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure.

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What we thought:

Hand holding a taco with toppings, indicative of street food often explored in travel articles

6.S’mores Caramel Tart

S’mores Caramel Tart

What's in it: A graham cracker tart shell filled with caramel and dark chocolate ganache, and topped with a toasted marshmallow.Where you can get it: California Craft Brews in Paradise Pier, close to The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure.

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What we thought:

Man in sunglasses eating, wearing a jacket with a shearling collar, at an outdoor venue

7.Carbonara Garlic Mac & Cheese featuring Nueske’s Peppered Bacon

Carbonara Garlic Mac & Cheese featuring Nueske’s Peppered Bacon

What's in it: Mac & cheese topped with a carbonara garlic sauce and peppered bacon.Where you can get it: D-Lish in Performance Corridor (across from Wine Country Trattoria).

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What we thought:

Man eating a snack at a food festival with a lanyard that reads "Food & Wine"

8.Olive Oil Cake

Olive Oil Cake

What's in it: An olive oil cake with lemon curd, and topped with candied lemons, strawberry crunch, and lemon-lime gelée.Where you can get it: D-Lish in Performance Corridor (across from Wine Country Trattoria).

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What we thought:

Close-up of a slice of cake on a fork, indicating a food experience while traveling

9.Chicken Lollipop

Chicken Lollipop

What's in it: A beer-brined chicken leg served atop poblano mashed potatoes, with caramelized fennel, and fried carrots.

Where you can get it: Hollywood Lounge in the Hollywood Land (Hollywood Studios area).

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What we thought:

Man tasting food at an outdoor market, capturing a travel dining experience

10.Shrimp Papas Locas

Shrimp Papas Locas

What's in it: A cheddar and bacon hash brown topped with jalapeño cheese sauce and chipotle shrimp.

Where you can get it: Peppers Cali-Ente located near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in Grizzly Peak.

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What we thought:

Person eating from a bowl at an outdoor amusement park, wearing a cap, sunglasses, and a graphic t-shirt

11.Chile Relleno Empanada

Chile Relleno Empanada

What's in it: An empanada filled with a chile relleno stuffed with Oaxaca and Cotija cheeses.

Where you can get it: Peppers Cali-Ente located near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in Grizzly Peak.

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What we thought:

Hand holding a half-eaten cheese pizza slice with visible toppings. Used for a travel article about local cuisine

12.Mickey-shaped Macaron

Mickey-shaped Macaron

What's in it: A macaron filled with caramel ganache and pieces of Snickers bars.

Where you can get it: Nuts About Cheese in Performance Corridor, next to Carthay Circle Restaurant.

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What we thought:

Man in sunglasses eats a large cookie at a theme park, surrounded by other visitors

13.Blueberry Pancake Cold Brew

Blueberry Pancake Cold Brew

What's in it: Cold brew (coffee), maple syrup, brown butter syrup, and oat milk topped with a blueberry sweet cream garnish and cinnamon-flavored cereal crumble.

Where you can get it: Golden Dreams in Performance Corridor, next to Carthay Circle Restaurant.

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What we thought:

Man sipping a drink with a straw, wearing a cap and sunglasses, at an outdoor venue

14.Raspberry Almond Cake

Raspberry Almond Cake

What's in it: Almond cake topped with a raspberry mousse and fresh raspberries.

Where you can get: Uncork California in Performance Corridor, next to the waterfall.

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What we thought:

A man wearing sunglasses and a cap is eating under a yellow umbrella outdoors

15.Butterscotch Banana Churro

Butterscotch Banana Churro

What's in it: A churro rolled in banana-flavored sugar and topped with butterscotch icing and banana chip crumbleWhere you can get: Willie’s Churros at the entrance to Grizzly Peak from Buena Vista Street.

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What we thought:

Man eating a snack near a fountain in a sunny outdoor setting

If you're interested in checking out the Food & Wine Festival for yourself, it's currently running now until April 22, 2024. You can find more information about it over at the Disneyland Resort website.

Stage at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival with covered equipment in front
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Note: BuzzFeed was provided tickets and passes to Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, but was under no obligation to give a positive review!

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