“Desserts” spelled backwards may be “stressed,” but that doesn’t mean you and your family have to feel hassled in order to get a little something sweet to eat. There’s so much to see and do when you’re at the Disneyland Resorts, so while you might get something for around the same price at any one of the sit-down restaurants in Downtown Disney, who has time to wait for a table and all the fuss of being served?
One place you don’t want to miss is The Cupcake Store kiosk between the theater and the ESPN Zone. While the selection of their flavors varies from day to day, there is always plenty to choose from and could include red velvet, peanut butter, French raspberry, strawberry shortcake, lemon drop, coconut and any of their seven varieties of chocolate. Cupcakes are $4.95 each and so unbelievably yummy they are well worth the price. Just a side note, you can visit their Mission Viejo bakery where they have a full selection of their 16 unique cupcake flavors plus other baked goods and a coffee and tea bar. They also take orders for custom cupcakes, cakes and wedding cakes.
For some Southern-style sugar you can go to the Jazz Kitchen Express and get their famous beignets which come in bags of four for $4.79, six for $6.79 or 10 for $9.99. Or try their house-made bread pudding topped with crème anglaise sauce for $5.49.
You can find cookies and a variety of baked goodies at Compass Books & Cafe, Jamba Juice, Napolini and La Brea Bakery Express, the latter of which also has cheesecake for $6.75. Tortilla Joe’s Taqueria also has cookies for $1.95 each or you can get a Mexican brownie with chocolate sauce or a fresh fruit cup for $3.95.
Pretzels at Wetzel’s aren’t just warm and chewy, they can be sweet, too. You can get full-size pretzels in Sinful Cinnamon or Almond Crunch for $4.09 or cinnamon and sugar “bitz” for $4.99. Sweet caramel, sweet glaze or cream cheese dipping sauce is $.99 extra.
If you’re in the mood for ice cream, Haagen-Dazs boasts “The finest ice cream in the world.” Cups/cones range in price from $3.99 for a kiddie scoop to $7.29 for three scoops in a dipped waffle cone, and for $.75 to $.95 extra you can add sauce or a dry topping. Dazzler Frozen Desserts and sundaes range from $6.99 to $7.99, plus they have shakes, malts and smoothies for $6.99 each.
Finally, if it’s candy you crave, step into Marceline’s Confectionary where they have everything imaginable from gummy bears to fudge to chocolate-dipped strawberries. Half the fun is in trying to decide on just one thing!