Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival makes it highly-anticipated return for the first time since the parks reopened and it brings tons of imaginative and familiar flavors including options of gluten-friendly and plant-based options around every corner.

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WHAT TO EXPECT: 2022 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

We tried several options from this year’s event and invite you now for a first taste look at the food and drink available at the 2022 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival! ENJOY!

What We Tried

Frozen Guacamole

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RATING: ☀️☀️⚫⚫⚫

Frozen Guacamole ($5.50) features an avocado paleta with lime crema, pico de gallo, and chile-lime seasoning. It’s certainly headline grabbing but that’s about it. The paleta itself is great but the accoutrement its paired with are a bit jarring.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Mac

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RATING: ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

Peanut Butter & Jelly Mac ($8.25) features brown sugar streusel and strawberry crackle (popping rocks) is as insane as it sounds and it’s oddly obsession-worthy! It’s completely wacky and we loved it.

Grilled Top Sirloin

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RATING: ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

Grilled Top Sirloin ($8.25) features roasted garlic-Gruyère smashed potatoes with black garlic chimichurri and is a strong contender for best of the fest with savory hearty flavors balanced by a bright chimichurri. Must try!

Ají de Gallina

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RATING: ☀️☀️☀️⚫⚫

Ají de Gallina ($7.25) features Spicy Yellow Chile Creamed Chicken with Jasmine Rice and Olive Tapenade. It’s a nice savory dish with a fair amount of heat. Remarkable? No, but a nice way to warm up the palate.

Chile Relleno Empanada

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RATING: ☀️☀️☀️☀️⚫

Chile Relleno Empanada ($8.50) with Arbol Pepper Salsa featuring Oaxaca and Cotija Cheeses is a great meat-free option. The fun handheld treat features bold flavors and a little bit of heat. It’s not a must-try but definitely worth a buy!

Glazed BBQ Pork Belly

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RATING: ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

Glazed BBQ Pork Belly ($8.50) with Furikake-Togarashi Mac Salad might have been our favorite dish. Every bite bursts with flavor from the salty sweet meet to the robust mac there’s a lot to love.

Honey-Orange-glazed Salmon Salad

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RATING: ☀️⚫⚫⚫⚫

Honey-Orange-glazed Verlasso® Salmon Salad ($8.00) with Citrus Vinaigrette is an easy skip. It’s VERY rare that we throw away food but this was just bad. The salmon was chilled, hard, and fishy. The citrus was bitter and unbalanced.

Mango-Carrot Gazpacho with Grilled Shrimp

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RATING: ☀️☀️☀️⚫⚫

Mango-Carrot Gazpacho with Grilled Shrimp ($8.25) features Jalapeño Crema and will honestly not be for everyone. The plump flavorful shrimp are the star here but the zesty gazpacho is a fun and unique pairing.

Black & Tan Beef Potato Puffs

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RATING: ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

Black & Tan Beef Potato Puffs ($8.50) with Karl Strauss® Brewing Co., Wreck Alley Stout Gravy and Lager Micro Sponge is a phenomenal treat with a combination of expected and surprise flavors.

French Onion Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider

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RATING: ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

French Onion Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider ($8.50) features gruyère cheese sauce with caramelized onions on an onion roll making this an irresistible combination of flavors. We tried this in previous years and found the meat was cooked perfectly medium rare, tender and tasty!

Artichoke Toast with Olive Tapenade

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RATING: ☀️☀️⚫⚫⚫

Artichoke Toast with California Olive Tapenade ($6.75) – I love olives and I love a good tapenade but this artichoke toast is not exactly mind-blowing. We tried this in previous years and while it’s absolutely delicious for what it is. there’s nothing particular inventive about this one making it hard to declare it a must-try. The artichoke cream cheese helps balance the strong flavor of the tapenade.

Petit Impossible Burger with Guac and Pepper Jack Cheese

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RATING: ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

Petit Impossible Burger with Guac and Pepper Jack Cheese ($8) we’ve had in previous years and found it to be cooked perfectly and topped with a tangy guacamole and flavorful Pepper Jack cheese. Great dish that you’d be hard-pressed to know is meatless without knowing ahead of time.

Ready to Taste?

20220305_0858182022 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival & Savor Tasting Passport is available to ALL guests creating the opportunity to taste your way through your choice of EIGHT different dishes or non-alcoholic beverages from the Festival Marketplace kiosks.

This pass can be purchased at various locations throughout the park, including Festival Merchandise Kiosks, Seaside Souvenirs, Elias & Company, and Rushin’ River Outfitters.

Sip & Savor Prices:

  • Regular ($57)
  • Magic Keyholders ($52)

VALUE ALERT: To get the most bang for your buck out of your Sip & Savor Tasting Passport, you’ll just want to make sure you don’t get any of the items that cost less than $7.13 (regular) or $6.50 (Passholder). Considering the prices, that shouldn’t be terribly difficult as long as you avoid desserts and drinks!

Save Time… Maybe!

Find the Shortest Line

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Festival Marketplace kiosks are equipped to sell you items from ANY of the kiosks. So if you find a kiosk with a shorter line you can jump in that one to order your food from another kiosk. Just take your receipt to the appropriate kiosks to get your items!

Caveat Emptor!

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The ultimate way to save time is to be smart. We advise scoping the scene before ordering anything. In some cases it might not be quicker to order food from another booth because the pick-up line for that location might be super long. Plus, booths can tend to run out of food so you’ll want to be careful where, what, and how much you order!

Complete Festival Marketplace Menus

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D•Lish

Food Items:

  • Black & Tan Beef Potato Puffs: Karl Strauss Wreck Alley stout gravy and lager micro sponge (available with Sip & Savor Pass)
  • Cubano Slider: Slow-roasted mustard-crusted pork and sliced smoked ham with melted swiss cheese and slice of pickle served on a Hawaiian roll (available with Sip & Savor Pass)

Beverages:

  • Central California Cooler: Peach, apple, orange, and lemon juice (non-alcoholic) (available with Sip & Savor Pass)
  • Chocolate Marshmallow Cold Brew Cocktail: Irish whiskey, Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. Mexico Origin Coffee, chocolate syrup, almond milk, and toasted marshmallow (New)
  • Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage)

Nuts About Cheese

Food Items:

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Mac with brown sugar streusel and strawberry crackle (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)
  • Next Level Crackers & Cheese: House-made herb crackers with white cheddar-infused fromage blanc, spicy prosciutto spread, and cherry jam (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)
  • SNICKERS Caramel-Peanut Milk Chocolate Mickey Macaron: Chocolate Mickey macaron filled with caramel ganache and SNICKERS pieces (available with Sip & Savor Pass)

Beverages:

  • Spicy Honey-Apricot Cocktail: Rye Whiskey, apricot, orange, lemon juice, spicy honey syrup, and bitters (New)
  • Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage)

Uncork California

Food Items:

  • California Artisan Cheese Selection: Habanero Jack and TomaProvence (available with Sip & Savor Pass)
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch: Chocolate-hazelnut mousse topped with chocolate-hazelnut glaze and a gold leaf (available with Sip & Savor Pass)

Beverages:

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Brut
  • White Wine Flight
  • Red Wine Flight
  • Green Apple & Lychee Mimosa: Flavors of green apple and lychee (New)
  • Passion Fruit & Banana Mimosa: Flavors of passion fruit and banana (New)
  • Cherry, Yuzu & Ginger Mimosa: Flavors of cherry, yuzu and ginger (New)
  • Tropical Mimosa Flight
  • Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage)

California Craft Brews

Food Item:

  • IPA Sausage Dog on a soft pretzel roll with onion-pepper Jardinière, cheddar cheese sauce, and malt vinegar-jalapeño crunch (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)

Beer:

  • Mexican Style Lager
  • Pilsner
  • Sour
  • Hefeweizen
  • Tropical Wheat 
  • Witbier
  • Gose
  • Fruited India Pale Ale
  • Imperial Red India Pale Ale
  • Hazy Double India Pale Ale
  • Bright & Balanced Beer Flight 
  • Bigger & Bolder Beer Flight 

Hard Seltzer and Hard Cider:

  • Boysenberry Lemonade Hard Seltzer 
  • Hard Cider

Novelty:

  • Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage)

Berry Patch

Food Items:

  • Strawberry Cheesecake with lemon Chantilly (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)
  • Blueberry-Buttermilk Pie (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)

Beverages:

  • Cherry-Chocolate-Mint Dessert Cocktail: Vodka, crème de menthe liqueur, cherry, chocolate syrup, coconut cream, and heavy whipping cream (New)
  • Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage)

Peppers Cali-Ente

Food Items:

  • Chile Relleno Empanada with arbol pepper salsa and Oaxaca and Cotija cheeses (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)
  • Ají de Gallina: Spicy yellow chile creamed chicken with jasmine rice and olive tapenade (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)

Beverages:

  • Cantarito-style Paloma: Reposado tequila, habanero-pineapple juice, rock melon syrup, lime, and Fresca
  • Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage)

I Heart Artichokes

Food Items:

  • Chicharron-crusted Fried Artichoke Dip with smoked pepper crema and Oaxaca cheese (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)
  • Artichoke Toast with Olive Tapenade: Toasted sliced baguette with artichoke cream cheese, topped with olive & artichoke tapenade and drizzled with olive oil (available with Sip & Savor Pass)

Beverages:

  • Passion Fruit Rum Cocktail: White rum, Italian bitter apéritif, passion fruit, orange, guava, orgeat, and lime (New)
  • Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage)

Avocado Time

Food Items:

  • Petite Avocado Impossible Burger with dairy-free pepper jack (available with Sip & Savor Pass)
  • Frozen Guacamole: Avocado paleta with lime crema, pico de gallo, and chile-lime seasoning (available with Sip & Savor Pass)

Beverages:

  • Ruby Grapefruit Sparkling Beverage: Grapefruit juice, raspberry syrup, agave nectar, and Topo Chico mineral water (non-alcoholic) (available with Sip & Savor Pass)
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage)

Cluck-A-Doodle Moo

Food Items:

    • Ranch Wings with hot sauce drizzle (available with Sip & Savor Pass)
  • French Onion Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider: Grilled beef tenderloin topped with a Gruyère cheese sauce and caramelized onions served on an onion roll (available with Sip & Savor Pass)

Beverages:

  • Blackberry-Lavender Lemonade: Blackberry, pineapple juice, lavender syrup, and lemon juice (non-alcoholic) (available with Sip & Savor Pass)
  • IPA
  • DIPA
  • Belgian Style White
  • Lemonade Lager
  • Sampler Beer Flight
  • Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage)

Golden Dreams

Food Items:

  • Honey-Orange-glazed Salmon Salad with citrus vinaigrette (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)
  • Mango-Carrot Gazpacho with grilled shrimp and jalapeño crema (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)

Beverages:

  • Orange-Honey Cold Brew: Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. Mexico Origin Coffee, orange blossom honey, white chocolate, orange juice, vanilla, orange extract, and almond milk (non-alcoholic) (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)
  • Pineapple-Tiki Bitter Cocktail: Aged rum, campari, pineapple juice, orgeat, lime juice and tiki bitters (New)
  • Chardonnay
  • Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage)

Garlic Kissed

Food Items:

  • Grilled Top Sirloin with roasted garlic-Gruyère smashed potatoes and black garlic chimichurri (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)
  • Carbonara-Garlic Mac & Cheese with peppered bacon (available with Sip & Savor Pass)

Beverages:

  • Rosemary Bitter Orange Mule: Vodka, Aperol, orange juice, lime juice, rosemary syrup, and ginger beer (New)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage)

LA Style

Food Items:

  • Glazed BBQ Pork Belly with furikake-togarashi mac salad (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)
  • Gyro-inspired Flatbread featuring Impossible Ground Beef with chipotle hummus, tzatziki and spiced crispy chickpeas (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)

Beverages:

  • Mezcaleros Ancho Sandia Margarita: Mezcal, ancho chile liqueur, watermelon, mango, lime, and agave nectar (New)
  • Sake-Melon ’75: Sake, ginger liqueur, prosecco, rock melon syrup, and lemongrass-citron purée (New)
  • Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage)

See it for Yourself

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival celebrations at Disney California Adventure take place from  March 4 to April 26, 2022.

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