Top 3 Things You Should Be Eating at Universal Orlando This Week (March 6th, 2022)

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As Orlando area theme park fans, we enter the month of March. We know that means far more Spring Break level crowds. The queues for attractions will be longer especially when Orange County (FL) school spring break begins. If you visit during this time, you might want to take more time to relax and enjoy the Mardi Gras features like the parade, the Tribute Store, and of course food. This year, if Universal Orlando classified it as Mardi Gras food, I made every effort to eat it. If I did not eat it, I found multiple reliable sources that did. Plenty of those reviews may be found on this site. Today, I have three suggestions for food to enjoy at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras.

Photo courtesy of Universal Food Blog

First, we start with a common seasonal standard at Universal Orlando. Guests have been buying arepas at food trucks during seasonal events for a while.

Now, the portion size is smaller than the ones added to the Comic Strip Café menu. Yet, the Mardi Gras version lives at the food truck in New Orleans themed area. For the specific ones sold at 2022 Mardi Gras, the options are:

Carnitas Arepas– cornmeal cake filled with pork shoulder, mayo-ketchup, cotija cheese, (and) micro cilantro ($9.49)

Picadillo Arepas– cornmeal cake filled with picadillo beef, mayo-ketchup, cotija cheese, (and) micro cilantro ($9.49)

Mozzarella Arepas– cornmeal cake filled with mozzarella cheese ($8.49)

Photo Credit: Universal Orlando

Next, we enter the sugar zones. Since the Mardi Gras celebration continues at Universal Orlando, we must include beignets.

Sure, these beignets may not be 100% authentic. However, they are covered in yummy, powdered sugar. Like the arepas, these can be found in the New Orleans themed food areas. They are very tasty with a light texture. Have you enjoyed Mardi Gras if you did not have beignets?

Finally on this week’s food journey, we shall visit the Tribute Store. The “Chocolate Dipped Bacon” resides at places like at Toothsome Chocolate Factory and other bakery cases. However, you might get lucky buying them at the Tribute Store.

The Tribute Store has offered these periodically buy one get one free. Since they are $6 to start with, you might find a great deal. You will not be able to use your Mardi Gras food and beverage card though at the Tribute Store. The chocolate tastes more like dark chocolate than milk chocolate but you get to have bacon! The chocolate coating presents a tough outer shell. You should remember that before you first bite. The sprinkles on top of the chocolate add a nice touch.

Once again, thanks for visiting on our “Top 3” journey this week. I will look forward to making a few more suggestions for next week for your dining adventure at Universal Orlando. As always, eat like you mean it!


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