14 Must-Try Foods at Universal Studios

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Try some of these unique and flavorful foods on your next trip to Universal Studios.
Updated May 8, 2024
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Food might be the last thing on your mind when you’re trekking around Universal Studios, excited to ride the Jurassic World VelociCoaster or Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventure. But there's good reason to look forward to the edible treats that await you at the park. The many foods and specialty items, both savory and sweet, will satiate every park-goer's palate.


Before you head to the park, check out this list of treats to indulge in during your visit.

Butterbeer

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Every Harry Potter fan has heard of butterbeer, the butterscotch-inspired drink that is a favorite among wizards and witches. At multiple eateries in Wizarding World, you can experience it yourself. Butterbeer is served hot, cold, or frozen — and is non-alcoholic — so it can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Orange marmalade ice cream

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Wizarding World is also home to Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour, which is delightfully filled with unique takes on the favorite dessert. Instead of vanilla or chocolate, try orange marmalade, a soft serve treat that may remind you of those tasty orange creamsicles you enjoyed as a kid. If orange isn’t your thing, there’s also sticky toffee pudding, salted caramel blondie, or chocolate chili ice cream.

Cauldron Cake

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A trip to Diagon Alley’s sweet shop Honeydukes wouldn’t be complete without a Cauldron Cake. The chocolate cake with flame-colored buttercream frosting comes in a special cauldron you can take with you, and there’s even a recipe in the souvenir box so you can make these delights when you get home.

The Big Pink

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Who wouldn’t love a donut inspired by The Simpsons? This one from Springfield’s Lard Lad Donuts is particularly delicious, too! The Big Pink is a huge donut that’s about the size of your head with delicious pink frosting and sprinkles. You may have to share this one with a friend.


Flaming Moe

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Check out Moe’s Tavern in the Springfield-inspired section for the Flaming Moe, a sweet concoction of orange juice and lemonade with a little blood orange syrup. Even though it’s named after your favorite cartoon bartender, this sugary-sweet drink is non-alcoholic, which makes it perfect to fuel everyone up for more excitement at Universal.

Chicken & Waffle Sandwich

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Over at Cletus’ Chicken Shack in Universal’s version of Springfield is a twist on a classic combo. Instead of a bun, two waffles elevate this fried chicken sandwich that also boasts lettuce, tomato, and maple syrup mayo for an added sweet kick. It’s the perfect sandwich for a down-to-earth hard-worker like Cletus Spuckler, The Simpsons’ character who inspired this eatery.

Green Eggs and Ham Tots

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Seussville is the home to some fun Dr. Seuss-inspired foods, including actual green eggs and ham at the Green Eggs and Ham Cafe. This version includes green scrambled eggs and ham cubes mixed in with tater tots and served with a white cheese sauce.

Cotton Candy Cloud

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Seussville’s candy shop, Honk Honkers, serves up an impressively large cloud of cotton candy. Fans of the sweet treat can choose from unique flavors, including green apple and birthday cake. You can also customize it with yummy add-ins like sprinkles or marshmallows to make it extra special.

Waturi Fusion Ice Cream

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Visit Volcano Bay’s Koka Poroka Ice Cream Kona stand. It offers the most fanciful-flavored cold treats. The Waturi Fusion is a colorful combination of banana, blue raspberry, orange, and strawberry ice cream stuffed into one cone. It’s perfect for those hot summer days at the park.


Pomegranate guacamole

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This Costa Rican-inspired food at Jurassic Café in Jurassic World includes a bit of a twist on a favorite appetizer. The plantain chips taste incredible when dipped in guacamole sweetened with pomegranate. It’s also a tasty treat to snack on while watching park-goers get soaked on the Jurassic Park ride.

Burgerushi

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The Cowfish at Citywalk serves up this sushi roll that has beef, cheddar cheese, bacon, and red onion stuffed inside a roll wrapped in potato strings and flash fried. It’s also topped with some tomatoes and a little bit of a dill pickle. It’s brilliant, bite-sized, and bursting with flavor.

Nutella Banana Bread Pudding

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Minion Cafe in the Despicable Me section is a dessert haven, but this treat might be the best of them. Inspired by the Minions’ love for bananas, this banana bread pudding includes an extra bit of chocolate-hazelnut spread Nutella.

Confetti Milkshake

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The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium at Citywalk is known for its elaborate milkshakes, but this one takes the cake. The confetti concoction includes vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and sprinkles, and is topped with an actual slice of confetti cake. Anyone with a sweet tooth will find this delightful!

Bacon Maple Bar

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People flock to Voodoo Donuts at Citywalk for their unusual flavors and concoctions. Those who love the classics may indulge in donuts covered with mini M&Ms; or Oreo cookies. The Bacon Maple Bar, however, takes donuts to a new flavor level — it’s covered with real bacon and the most decadent maple frosting.

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