Disney Springs had turned into a foodie’s paradise with tons of high-end eateries, celebrity chef restaurants and new themed dining options. All these incredible new dining experiences are wonderful, especially if you have an evening dedicated to dining and exploring Disney Springs, but what do you do when you only have a few hours (and a lot of ground to cover) with all the fantastic new shopping there?
There are a few quick service dining options available that have been around for a little while including Earl of Sandwich, Wolfgang Puck Express, Polite Pig, Blaze Pizza, and D-Luxe Burger, but there are a few newcomers that want to tell you about.
Here are a few new, quick places to grab a bite at Disney Springs.
4R Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck
The newest addition to Disney Springs just opened on August 21, 2018 in the Marketplace area. It’s a brand-new food truck concept by an award-winning favorite local Orlando restaurant, 4 Rivers. 4 Rivers is known for their incredible southern BBQ, but at Disney Springs the focus is on the culinary culture of Mexico City! This food truck boasts a barbacoa-style menu with dishes including Taco Cones and Burrito Bowls. Both items are filled with signature 4 Rivers meats prepared using barbacoa techniques such as Brisket Barbacoa, Nana’s Pulled Pork Sofrito, Chicken Tinga, and Grilled Tri-tip steak. Tacos, Nachos and Black Beans & Rice are also on the menu. Plus, the food truck also offers standout vegetarian options like the Squash Blossom Quesadilla.
That Taco Cone is really something special. It’s HUGE, which makes for a fun photo opp as well as a delicious meal on the go!
And for dessert, you can tempt your taste buds with decadent sweets such as the Dulce de Leche Churro Balls or the spectacular Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Nachos which come loaded up with gorgeous fresh berries and fruit!
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In late July 2018, Chicken Guy, another collaboration between celebrity chef, Guy Fieri, and restaurateur, Robert Earl opened near Planet Hollywood. Chicken Guy is a fast-casual chain serving delicious, succulent chicken tenders paired with a wide variety of sauces. In fact, there are 22 sauces to take you to “Flavortown,” as Guy Fieri likes to say! Oh, and there’s a SAUCE SLINGER that walks around to refill your sauces, which pretty amazing.
Freshly breaded or grilled chicken tenders are available as well as a few sandwiches with flavorful and exciting toppings. You can also get crispy or grilled chicken in salad bowls as well. Great sides are available to accompany your meal including loaded fries, fried pickle chips and mac ‘n’ cheese. With all the different sauces and sides, you can make a lot of different meal combinations and dine here lots of times without ever having the exact same thing.
The food is great, and the prices are really low, with some sandwiches only $6! And if by some miracle you have room for dessert, there are two “Flavortown Frozen Treats” which are enormous and decadent hand-spun frozen milkshakes.
The “oldest” on this list opened early 2018 along with Maria and Enzo’s and Enzo’s Hideaway. It’s Pizza Ponte, a quick service attached to the previously mentioned locations, that serves pizza by the slice, sandwiches and desserts.
Pizza here is served in oversized square slices with a hearty crust. A variety of toppings are hot and ready for you including Tomato, Forest Mushroom, Porchetta (with hot peppers and onions), 4-Cheese, Spicy Salame and The Big Roman (which is a HUGE slide of traditional cheese pizza). Other specialty flavors are added from time to time, so make sure to look around to see if others are available before making your order selection.
Hand crafted sandwiches are all served on beautiful, thick Roman pizza bread. You’ll find a mix of options including Sicilian tuna, tomato/mozzarella, ham/cheese and an interesting Muffuletta with mortadella, salami picante, prosciutto, fontina provolone with a giardiniera spread.
If pizza is the star here, dessert is the co-star! You can find traditional Italian favorites like cannoli, tiramisu, limoncello and zeppoles as well as a more unique and interesting Torta di Arancia (Orange Olive Oil Cake) and a Pistachio and Marscapone Parfait. Don’t forget to add an espresso, cioccolata (hot chocolate), cold brew coffee or beer and wine to your order!
We think these new quick-service and fast casual eateries open up lots of new possibilities for popping over to Disney Springs for a meal, perhaps while park hopping. What do you think? Will you give any of these a try?
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