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.
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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.
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.
What is Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen Based On?
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You will need to park at the Universal Parking Garages to enter CityWalk if you 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 HIGHLY 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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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My Final 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.
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.
Hopefully, this review of Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen is helpful as you plan your next trip to Universal Orlando Resort.
Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!
About the Author
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.
(Original Article Date: May 12, 2022/Updated by Editor on July 4, 2023)