Nobody does it better than Disneyland Resort when it comes to the holidays. Aurora’s castle is blinged out with sparkles, our favorite Disney characters are dressed up in their holiday best and the festive foods are ready to be consumed.

If you’re a foodie or a lover of food than this is the article for you. Disneyland Resort’s Festival of Holidays is a food haven for savory bites, sweet-tooth desserts and refreshing drinks. Our Jammin’ 105.7 Disney “foodie correspondent” was able to retrieve a Sip and Savor Pass which runs from November 11, 2022 through January 8, 2023. The Sip and Savor Pass includes eight coupons which are redeemable for select food and beverage offerings, excluding alcohol and souvenir items, at participating Festival Marketplaces and restaurant locations. See below for a list of participating locations.

Here is the list of Festival Marketplace Menu Items:

  • Holiday Duets
  • A Twist on Tradition
  • Visions of Sugarplums
  • Brews & Bites
  • Merry Mashups
  • Winter Sliderland
  • Grandma’s Rescipes
  • Making Spirits Bright
  • Favorite Things

Here is the list of Restaurant Menu Items:

  • Sonoma Terrace
  • Cappuccino Cart
  • Pacific Wharf Cafe
  • Cocina Cucamonga
  • Smokejumpers Grill
  • Festival Cart
  • Terran Treats
  • Pym Tasting Lab
  • Paradise Garden Grill

Each of the places listed above have a unique variety of food options to choose from. It is important to note that the participating places above give tasting-size portions and not full entrée sizes. Each coupon counts for one menu item.

A few stand outs on our Disney food journey were Holiday Duets for their Pork Belly Adobo, Grandma’s Recipes for their Pumpkin Layered Cheesecake and Brews & Bites for their Impossible Chorizo Queso Fundido. Each of the menu items were crafted to perfection leaving our foodies correspondent wanting more. The flavor profiles were rich and powerful. Exploring each marketplace made the experience grand as you were in control of your next stop.

Word of advice, explore all of the Disneyland Resort Festival of Holidays options first, then plan which food you want to eat as their are many flavorful options.

  • Holiday Duets

    Menu Items: Southern Mac ‘n Cheese, Pork Belly Adobo and Ceylon Splash

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    The Pork Belly Adobo was salty and sweet. Each bite of the tender meat melted in your mouth making it easy to consume. The garlic fired rice was a nice pairing as it help soaked up the adobo sauce and juices from the meat. The green onion was a nice crunch breaking up the meat and grain pairing. The sandwich was handheld making it the perfect candidate for an Instagram photoshoot.

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  • Grandma's Recipes

    Menu Items: Impossible Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes, Pumpkin Layered Cheesecake and Blood Orange-Pom Limeade

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    The Pumpkin Layered Cheesecake was anything but disappointing. There were layers of New York cheesecake, Pumpkin gooey cake, graham cracker topped with spiced Chantilly and chocolate decorations.

    For those who may not know, Chantilly tends to be very sweet and is a combination of whipped cream and vanilla.  The pie-shaped handheld cheesecake was cutely decorated with red and green sprinkles for the holidays. The pumpkin was scrumptious and very light. The Chantilly gave the cheesecake an extra kick of sweet acting very similar to a whipped cream. If you craving something sweet, use one of your coupons on this delicate menu item.

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  • Brews & Bites

    Menu Items: Chorizo Queso Fundido

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    It is the only menu item offered at the Brews & Bites stand but don’t let that sway your option. The cheese speaks for itself.  Impossible Chorizo Queso Fundido is a small bowl of queso topped with chorizo, chopped cilantro and served with house-made tortilla chips. Honestly, one of the best cheese dishes to eat. The cheese pulls were very real packing a very strong bite. The chorizo was crumbly with a light spice taste which was easy to scoop. The house-made tortilla chips were greasy to touch and just the way we like them. Definitely a recommend.

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  • Winter Sliderland

    Menu Items: Holiday Ham Slider, Brisket Slider and Cherry-Mango Punch

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    If you appreciate brisket in any form this is the slider for you. The Brisket Slider was juicy and overflowing with onions and horseradish ketchup. The onions were sautéed well and the pretzel bun brought the salty dough component to hold the slider together. The horseradish ketchup was not overwhelming hot and provided just enough kick to wake you up.

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  • A Twist On Tradition

    Menu Items: Curry Mac ‘n Cheese, Lox & Everything Bagel Nachos and Guava Melon Lassi

    Disney Festival of Holidays

    The Curry Mac ‘n Cheese not only looked pretty but brought the warmth that every mac ‘n cheese should make you feel. The portion came with cilantro oil and crispy garbanzos. We want to state that the cilantro oil was not overwhelming and complimented cheese with a nice herbal taste. The garbanzos were salted and crunchy mashing well with the gooey cheesy noodles. This dish was a winner and a must try.

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