Top Three Things You Should Be Eating at Universal Orlando This Week (May 8th, 2022)


One of the perks of being a part-time theme park food blogger involves meeting with other theme park media creators wanting to discuss food. Sometimes they want to walk around the theme parks with you to sample the food. Recently, I did this several times with a variety of theme park/content creators.

Today’s “Top 3” will focus on food we decided were the better options at Universal Studios Florida. If you have met me or read a lot of my content, you know my love for several items at Islands of Adventure. Those will have to wait for future “Top 3” articles.

Our first stop on today’s journey around Universal Studios Florida, takes us to Central Park Crepes. This food stand offers sweet and savory crepes. If the idea of a savory crepe sounds odd to you, I understand. For the “Smoked Brisket Crepe” here, a less traditional batter is used. However, this batter once magically transformed into a crepe holds smoked brisket, tasty slaw, and BBQ sauce. The brisket tastes great especially by theme park standards. The slaw balances in terms of texture and flavor nicely. The BBQ sauce provides a reasonable amount of additional tastes sensation without taking away from the brisket. These cost $10.99 before any discounts.

Our next stop takes us to the Springfield USA area. The infamous Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck earns the next stop. While touring with a vacationer-style podcaster, I suggest we eat here. On this occasion, I selected chicken tacos. These tacos come in a “Mexican” style with onions and cilantro. The flavor will not compete with your favorite table service tacos in your hometown. Still, the quality here, with chips and salsa, creates a long queue for guests wanting these tacos. These tacos with chips cost $11.99 before discounts.

The final stop for this week takes us into the Wizarding World. As a food blogger, I find most of the food in Wizarding World overrated. Now, it may be worth the price due to incredible theming. Yet, food quality in Wizarding World areas ranks above average for quick service. However, the foo in Wizarding World area will not be the best quick service value. Obviously, some notable exceptions involve the magical theme park words: “Butterbeer.” I prefer my butterbeer in frozen dairy like form. Butterbeer ice cream provides the sugary enjoyment of the liquid versions without upsetting a sensitive “Muggle” palate. A cup of “Butterbeer” ice cream costs $5.49

If you would like to see and hear more about these food suggestions, a video was made about this venture around the theme park.

As always, eat like you mean it!

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