(REVIEW) Toothsome Chocolate Emporium: Should you go in 2022?

When you’re looking for a spot to enjoy a meal or a snack at Universal Orlando Resort there are plenty of options at both of the theme parks and CityWalk, but none is more impressive than Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen. 

The table service restaurant is known for its over-the-top milkshakes along with tasty entrees and brunch! Keep reading to find out more about the delicious restaurant. 

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Interior in Citywalk at Universal Orlando Resort

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What is the Story Behind Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen?

All good-themed restaurants have an even better backstory and Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen is no different.

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Penelope robot friend

The story starts with Professor Doctor Penelope Tibeaux-Tinker Toothsome, who learned about new ways of infusing chocolate into recipes during her travels.

After returning home to London, she built the restaurant with a steampunk-inspired design and started sharing her recipes with the masses. 

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What is Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen Based On?

This Central Florida restaurant is an original idea from the brilliant minds at Universal Orlando Resort. 

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Exterior with smoke coming out the pipes

It’s whole mission is to transport you into the world of Penelope Toothsome through the storytelling taking place in over-the-top dishes.

Who is Penelope Toothsome?

Penelope Toothsome is the main character of the backstory of the restaurant and happens to make appearances throughout the day inside. She walks around greeting guests at their table to chat about all things travel and chocolate.

Overview of Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen Menu

The menu at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen is large and can be overwhelming after walking around the two theme parks all day. 

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls with Fries and Avocado topped Toast Universal Citywalk
Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, Truffle Fries, and Avocado Toast

Toothsome’s menu starts with appetizers, which range from the restaurant’s signature warm chocolate almond bread to sharable tachos that are smothered in queso cheese and crispy pork belly.

Then there are basic salads and soups, along with a small selection of flatbreads. 

The menu continues with a selection of sandwiches like a fried chicken BLT and bacon cheddar burger before moving into pasta. 

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Beef Brisket on top of Mashed Potatoes at Universal Orlando Resort
Brisket and Mashed Potatoes

Entree plates are next with items like braised short ribs and teriyaki salmon. 

Finally, there’s the all-day brunch menu, which has the usual suspects like crepes and French toast. 

Any Vegan Options at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium?

There aren’t any blatantly clear vegan options on the menu at Toothsome that are signified with a special symbol, so vegans should talk to the waitstaff about what fits their dietary needs before ordering. 

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Cotton Candy in CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort.

The Famous Toothsome Chocolate Factory Milkshakes

With over a dozen different milkshakes to choose from at the restaurant, you’re sure to find something that you enjoy.

The menu ranges from an over-the-top chocolate milkshake that utilizes chocolate in five different ways to a Cookie Jar milkshake with three different types of cookies. 

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Birthday Cake Milkshake
Confetti Milkshake

The best part about the milkshakes is you don’t have to have a reservation or sit at a table to get these. You can just walk in and get one at the bar on either side of the restaurant. 

Top Dishes on the Menu at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen:

  • Wild Mushroom, Chicken Risotto with white truffle oil, parmesan crust
  • Philly Cheesesteak Rolls with peppers and onions in a crispy wrapper, cherry pepper aioli
  • Baked Brie en Croute with raspberry marmalade, served with fresh fruit, toasted almonds, chocolate almond bread and oven baked lavash
  • Waldorf Chicken Salad with grilled chicken breast, grapes, Granny Smith apples, sundried cranberries, celery, candied walnuts, shredded romaine, blue cheese, Dijon vinaigrette, crunchy apple chips
  • Quiche Lorraine with applewood bacon, gruyère cheese, fresh fruit and choice of side salad or soup
  • Avocado Bruschetta: Fresh avocado, tomato bruschetta, avocado cream, balsamic reduction, crispy fried onions, toasted crostini
  • Truffle Fries: Shredded parmesan, fresh herbs, white truffle oil
  • Totchos: Fried tator tots, spicy green chili, crispy pork belly, andouille sausage, queso
  • Confetti Milkshake: Vanilla ice cream, confetti cake, vanilla buttercream frosting, rainbow sprinkles, whipped topping
  • Classic Old Fashioned: Woodford Reserve whiskey, sugar, Angostura bitters

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My Top Foodie Recommendations

When it comes to recommendations on food, I always try to give everyone the best options on the menu so they won’t walk away disappointed.

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Avocado Toast

When I dine at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen I always start with the tachos, which are a great mix of crunchy tots and savory pork belly.

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Loaded Tater Tots next to Manhattan
Totchos with a Classic Old Fashion Cocktail

Then I move on to entrees and typically get the braised short ribs and cheddar grits, which always come out tender and flavorful. Then if I still have room, I get a milkshake at the downstairs bar to-go so I can get back to enjoying the theme parks faster. 

How Do You Get To Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen?

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium is located at Universal CityWalk, which means you don’t need a park ticket to dine at the restaurant. The restaurant is located on the far side of the lagoon on the walkway between Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. 

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium at Night

Guests will need to park at the Universal Parking Garages to enter CityWalk if they are not staying at a Universal hotel. If you are staying at a Universal hotel you can get the boat or walk to the restaurant. 

Do You Need a Reservation for Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen?

Reservations are recommended but not required to eat at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen. If you don’t have a reservation you can use the walk-up list at the restaurant. 

CityWalk View overlooking Lagoon at Universal Orlando Resort
Universal CityWalk view from Toothsome’s Chocolate Emporium

However, I strongly suggest booking a reservation BEFORE you arrive to Universal Orlando Resort.

How to Make a Reservation at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen

Reservations can be made online or by calling the restaurant. The best way to ensure you get a dining reservation is to book early.

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Milkshake Menu

If you need to change your plans you can always cancel, but the closer your trip gets the harder it will be to get a prime seating time. 

Can You Just Get Dessert at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen?

Yes, you can get just dessert at the restaurant. You’ll still want to get a reservation if this is your goal or be okay with getting a dessert from the downstairs bar to-go. 

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Menu Next to Manhattan Universal Orlando Resort

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Overall Thoughts and Review of Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen

Overall, Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen is a decent spot to grab bite to eat at Universal Orlando Resort. The restaurant has a cool theme and vibe, and I love the characters that walk around and interact with guests. 

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Exterior Daytime View

What I don’t love is the overwhelming menu. I would rather dine at a place that has 10 dishes that are done exceptionally well, versus a place that has 50 dishes that are all over the place.

The menu here often feels like the latter and can make for a meal that’s underwhelming if you don’t order the right thing. 

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Hopefully, this review of Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen is helpful as you plan your next trip to Universal Orlando Resort. 

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About the Author

Megan DuBois Theme Park Writer

Megan is a theme park expert and frequent traveler to magical places. She covers all things Disney and Universal and runs marathons for fun.

She thinks you can tell a lot about someone by the name of their signature lipstick, and hers is NARS Dragon Girl.

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