Disney Springs is full of amazing places to eat, including amazing restaurants run by world-renowned chefs, and smaller, quick-service restaurants that give their own spin on simple foods. If you like to dine on the fly, adventurously, you need to check out the Disney Springs food trucks!
Located on the West Side of Disney Springs, these food trucks offer their own special types of cuisine. It’s the definition of quick serve, on-the-go food, though you do have the ability to grab a seat at the surrounding tables. It seems like these food trucks are around for a few months before being replaced, offering a rotation of innovative and fun food choices unique to Disney and the time of year you may be visiting!. Recently, for example, the Fantasy Fare Food Truck departed, making room for Hot Diggity Dogs! When this article was written in March, Hot Diggity Dogs, Mac & Cheese and the Cookie Dough & Everything Sweet trucks were all parked and serving.
I’ve been lucky enough to try all but one food truck and can report they have all been great. So far, my favorite of the bunch is the Mac & Cheese truck (pictured on the above). Here are a few of the items I’ve tried:
Comfort Food with a Twist
Lobster and Shrimp Mac & Cheese with Swiss and Toasted Buttery Crackers ($13), pictured below. I am not a huge seafood or Swiss cheese person so I am surprised to say that this might be one of my favorite mac & cheese combos, EVER…The shrimp and lobster were cooked and seasoned perfectly, and the crackers added a nice crunch.
Texas Chili Mac & Cheese served with Four-Cheese Blend, Corn Chips & Chives ($11). You really can’t go wrong with this one.
The chili was delicious and not too spicy, the cheese blend was flavorful and extremely creamy, and the corn chips added a nice crunch to the mac & cheese. This is comfort food with twist, but no less satisfying, I assure you.
Classics that Stand the Test of Time
From Hot Diggety Dog, the BLT is a quarter pound all-beef dog topped with lettuce, tomato, and bacon and a garlic-Ranch dressing served with house-made chips ($12.25), pictured below. It sounds strange, but it is true, that this hot dog – served on a lightly toasted bun – was unexpectedly refreshing, probably the combination of crisp lettuce and savory tomatoes against the salty bacon and dressing. It was delicious and I would eat it again any day.
Another unexpected treat was the pricing vs portion size. These are filling foods – and priced below what I might have expected from a traditional restaurant. The most expensive item I tried was the Lobster and Shrimp Mac & Cheese for $13 dollars. Trust me, the amount you get for that price is crazy considering that same dish would probably be about $25 or higher at a fancier, sit-down establishment.
One More Option
These aren’t the only food trucks at Springs either. 4 Rivers Smokehouse, a locally- owned restaurant chain, has a food truck called 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck located by World of Disney in the Marketplace. Serving up items like the squash blossom quesadilla, nachos and the crowd-favorite Taco Cone, which is huge. I haven’t tried this truck yet but close friends of mine have and they love it. I have no doubt that it’s fantastic because my experience with 4 Rivers Smokehouse has shown it’s an amazing place to grab delicious barbecue.
In my opinion, food trucks always have the best food. Whenever I hear of food truck festivals or a new truck opening up in downtown Orlando, I get very excited and can’t wait to check them out. Having these trucks available as a dining alternative is such a nice diversion and welcome change! If you find yourself wondering what to eat in Disney Springs and you don’t want to spend a ton of money at a sit-down restaurant, definitely check out these trucks. Your taste buds and tummy will thank you!
Jess is an adventure-seeking, theme park loving, star gazing, geek from New Jersey who moved to Florida to never be bored. She is constantly outside, and you can usually find her at Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando when she’s not working.