Beignets from Golden Oak Outpost. Copyright Disney.

Beignets Are Coming to Magic Kingdom

As a part of Black History Month, Disney World and Disneyland will be honoring Black heritage and culture with Celebrate Soulfully. In addition to music and artwork, this celebration will have a big emphasis on food. The Disney culinary team has been busy preparing some delicious offerings. And, yes, Tiana’s Famous Beignets are coming to Magic Kingdom!

Magic Kingdom Beignets

Beignets from Golden Oak Outpost in Magic Kingdom. Copyright Disney.
Tiana’s Famous Beignets with a strawberry sauce from Golden Oak Outpost. Copyright Disney.

With Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opening later this year, it only makes sense that beignets would become a Magic Kingdom staple. For now, they’ll be available from February 1 through March 1, but I have a feeling they could be a permanent resident soon.

In addition to that fried dough greatness, there are many more mouth-savoring dishes. I’ll highlight just a few here. You can see the entire lineup in Disney Park Blog’s Foodie Guide.

Tiana’s Petit Cake

Tiana's Petit Cake from Main Street Bakery. Copyright Disney.
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Main Street Bakery will offer this beautiful vanilla chiffon cake that includes lemon Chantilly and fresh strawberries topped with a fondant flower and chocolate Tiana. Available February 1 – March 1.

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits from Tiffins. Copyright Disney.
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Head to Tiffins in Animal Kingdom if you want my favorite southern dish. This version includes South African Mealie Pap with roasted corn and goat cheese, peri-peri shrimp, and green tomato-apple chutney. This dish is already available!

Griot and Pikliz

Griot and Pikliz from Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar. Copyright Disney.
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Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is a hidden gem. We’ve enjoyed many midday snacks while watching the vintage amphicars sail past on Lake Buena Vista. Seeing this next dish makes me wish we could go back next month.

Griot and Pikliz is an epis-marinated fried pork shoulder with fried green plantain and pikliz. From Disney:

Culinary Cast Member Daphnee Vilme Dorcelian draws inspiration from griot, a Haitian fried pork dish that’s a cherished favorite at family gatherings. Marinated in a blend called “epis” with Scotch bonnet, bell peppers, and spices, it is served with fried plantains and “pikliz,” a pickled cabbage slaw. This flavorful and slightly spicy dish is a weekend tradition, bringing a taste of home to the United States and earning praise from Daphnee’s kids as one of their favorites.

The Griot and Pikliz will be available February 1 – 29.

Fried Chicken Bowl

Fried chicken from Troubadour Tavern. Copyright Disney.
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Anaheim has plenty to offer, as well! This spicy honey-glazed fried chicken bowl is served with a four-cheese mac ‘n cheese, smoked turkey collard greens, and sweet potato cornbread. You can find this dish at Troubadour Tavern in Disneyland’s Fantasyland. Available February 16 – 18 and 23 – 25.

I’m excited about all of these dishes, but my mind keeps coming back to those beignets. Could this be the beginning of something bigger? Could more New Orleans-inspired fare be coming to Magic Kingdom? I hope so!

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