Want to save some money while enjoying some of the best food at Universal Studios? Look no further than my picks that are all meal deals under $10!
Today, I’m going to take you on a culinary tour of some of my favorite sweet and savory treats that you can find at this Orlando theme park.
Most theme park food is not budget-friendly, so I’m excited to show you how you can enjoy great food without breaking the bank!
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5. The BIG Pink Doughnut ($9.99)
The giant donut from this Simpsons TV Show is a glorious piece of fried bread with vibrant pink icing and rainbow sprinkles.
The Big Pink is a great value at just $9.99!
So, that should make you happy as you make your trek through Universal Studios on your search for the cheapest, best food!
The Simpsons are well-known for their exaggerated size in both their on-screen appearances and off-screen personalities.
And the Big Pink Simpsons Donut was designed to fit those over-the-top personas!
That means The BIG Pink Doughnut is roughly about the size of your whole face, but I would say it’s bigger.
If you’re not into sweet things, I would recommend trying a smaller version of this donut because it is an important part of The Simpsons and your visit to Springfield in Universal Studios Florida.
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4. Flaming Moe ($8.99)
You may be wondering who is Moe?
He is the owner of the bar that Homer frequented, and he’s also the only employee of Moe’s Tavern.
Universal Studios has replicated Moe’s Tavern from the hit TV series, down to the Duff beer and variations Moe sold in the show!
Plus, there’s a life-size replica of Barney Gumble right when you walk into the tavern.
Moe’s Tavern is selling its Flaming Moe drink for $8.99, and it comes with an orange soda that actually has smoke coming out of it!
This orange soda flavor concoction is perfect for enjoying the incredible views of the Universal Studios lagoon while sipping on your drink.
Plus, you get to keep the glass as a souvenir, and it’s non-alcoholic so you can enjoy this amazing view without getting drunk!
3. Shepherd’s Pie Jacket Potato ($10.49*)
If you’re looking for something delicious and cheesy to eat while visiting Universal Studios, make sure to check out the London Taxi Hut.
This small kiosk is located just outside of Diagon Alley, and their signature dish is a baked potato topped with meaty goodness and loads of cheese.
The Shepherd’s Pie Jacket Potato sits in this unassuming little green stand packing a punch of flavors that could rival any other restaurants on property.
Unfortunately at the time of creating this guide, the price went up slightly to $10.49.
2. Butterbeer (All Under $10)
If you’re a member of the ThemeParkHipster family, then you know that the Harry Potter series has had a profound impact on my life.
This series is more than just a book or movie- it’s about the choices we all have to make in order to carry us into our destiny.
We now know why Harry Potter is so special to us all.
Let’s go through the role of Butterbeer, which is mentioned in the books as being sold at the Leaky Cauldron, Hog’s Head (for two sickles), and The Three Broomsticks.
Many of the butterbeer concoctions in the Harry Potter books had a slight alcoholic content. House-elves, such as Winky, were known to get drunk off of the sweet beverage.
If you read the Goblet of Fire book, then you’ve read about how this house-elf would often need to be removed from the kitchens by Dobby to help sober her up.
What does Butterbeer taste like?
To me, Butterbeer tastes as if a cream soda married a delectable sugar cookie. The sweetness depends on the type of Butterbeer that you get.
The warm version is sweeter to me than the cold version.
Now that you know why the Potter community is so in love with butterbeer, let’s go over what’s options are available inside Universal Studios all under $10:
- Cold Butterbeer
- Frozen Butterbeer
- Hot Butterbeer (seasonal)
- Butterbeer Potted Cream
- Fudge Butterbeer
- Butterbeer Soft Serve Ice-Cream
- Vegan Butterbeer
Where to find Butterbeer at Universal Studios in Diagon Alley?
- The Leaky Cauldron
- Hopping Pot
- Sugarplum’s Sweetshop
- Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour
1. Strawberry Hazelnut Crepe ($9.99)
When Universal Orlando introduced us to the Central Park Crepes I was so excited!
I love crepes and to have one inside one of my favorite theme parks was something I couldn’t wait to experience.
It’s as if Universal heard me in my head when I proclaimed that I want crepes!
This Universal Studios kiosk is packed with great, quality cuisine that will satisfy any hunger.
My favorite crepe here is the Strawberry Hazelnut Crepe, which comes stuffed with fresh strawberries, Nutella, and whipped cream.
It’s a thin yet fluffy and light crisp crepe that will send your taste buds on a culinary adventure! Lucky for you, the Strawberry Hazelnut crepe is only $9.99!
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My Final Thoughts on the Best Food at Universal Studios on a Budget
These are my top picks for eating on a budget at Universal Orlando Resort. And be sure to check out my top tips and mistakes to avoid at Universal Studios here!
Now it’s your turn, what’s one of your favorite things to eat at Universal that’s great for people like us on a tight budget? Let me know in the comments section below.
Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!
(Original Article Date: September 19, 2022/Updated on June 27, 2023)