Top 3 Things You Should Be Eating at Universal Orlando Resort This Week (Jan 9th)


On the Universal Orlando food calendar, we have left the winter break holiday period. Next stop for the food train happens next month with Mardi Gras. Over last few years, the food selections for Mardi Gras have expanded dramatically. Until then, we will need to explore other food options. This week, I suggest three, but you probably already knew that.

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First, we need to bravely venture into the Universal Studios’ Classic Monster’s Café. This easy to locate quick service location in Universal Studios Florida offers a wide variety of monstrous BBQ menu items. A popular menu item commonly seen at the seasonal food trucks started being sold here. The Smoked Brisket Mac and Cheese Bowl Combo costs guests $16.99.

Diners receive a bowl of mac and cheese topped with some smoked brisket. Since this comes in combo form, patrons choose between apple cobbler or pineapple for their accompanying dessert. Most review of this menu item stated positive things. Still, many voiced criticisms of the brisket itself. Yet, the brisket functions well with mac and cheese. Also, if you do not want the dessert, you should be able to order without it. This should drop your price $4.

Next, we need to pay homage to Voodoo Doughnut in CityWalk. If you enjoy themed doughnut places, you should check this place out. The doughnuts rate above average. You probably have a hometown doughnut place you will prefer over Voodoo. However, the creativity of this place makes a stop worth it. A common flavor doughnut at Universal Orlando shines as the “pink” doughnut. Voodoo Doughnut offers a “Little Pink” for $2.20. This raised ring doughnut survives dipping in strawberry icing. The best part in my mind reigns as the sprinkles on top. As you may know, I love sprinkles. Though not a huge fan of strawberry icing, this doughnut tastes pretty good to me.

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Last for this week, we will venture to Jurassic Park area of Islands of Adventure. My favorite snack kiosk creates happy guests in this area. Natural Selections serves a Beef Empanada. In addition, this mostly portable treat provides flavor and substance for under $7. Consider this snack option before or after you tackle the Jurassic World Velocicoaster.

Thanks for coming along for this week’s “Top 3.” Hope this help your dining choices at Universal Orlando. Please join us next week for the next installment of “Top 3.”

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