Are you ready to some of the BEST food at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?
Imagine stepping into the world of Harry Potter, where Hogwarts Castle is larger than life, Gringotts Bank has a massive fire-breathing dragon on the rooftop, and Butterbeer flows freely.
That’s exactly what you get when you step foot into The Wizarding Work of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort.
While the attractions are thrilling and the shops look like they leaped off the page of one of the Harry Potter books, the food is also worth trying out.
Here at ThemeParkHipster we love trying out as much as we can inside the theme parks, and that means tucking in to fish and chips and loads of other British delights in the place where witches and wizards roam.
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7 Best Things to Eat at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
You’re here for the Harry Potter food so let’s just dive right in!
Below are all of the things you must-try on your trip to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure:
- Butterbeer: A non-alcoholic sweet drink reminiscent of shortbread and butterscotch (there are soooo many options for you to choose from such as ice cream!)
- Bangers & Mash: Roasted English sausage, creamy mashed potatoes, roasted tomatoes, sautéed onions and cabbage, minted peas & onion gravy (Location: Leaky Cauldron)
- Cauldron Cake: Deliciously decadent chocolate cake with buttercream frosting that looks like flames on top of it (Location: Honeydukes and Sugar Plum’s Sweet Shop)
- Traditional English Breakfast: Fresh scrambled eggs, sausage links, black pudding, English bacon, baked beans, grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms and breakfast potatoes (Location: Three Broomsticks and the Leaky Cauldron)
- Chocolate Frog: If you’re a BIG Harry Potter fan, then you must get this sweet treat on your Universal Orlando adventure (Location: Honeydukes and Sugar Plum’s Sweet Shop)
- Pumpkin Juice: You’ve heard it mentioned countless times in the Potter books, now it’s time for you to enjoy this refreshing beverage!
- The Great Feast: A platter for four that includes a fresh garden salad tossed with a signature vinaigrette dressing. The main course is a combination of rotisserie smoked chicken & spareribs, corn on the cob, and roast potatoes (Location: Three Broomsticks)
Honorable Mentions for the Best Wizarding World of Harry Potter Food
As you can see, there are so many great things for you to eat in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
A few of my honorable mentions are the Fish and Chips, the Pumpkin, Pasty, the Fishy Green Ale, and the Tongue Tying Lemon Squash!
Now that you know where to find the best food at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, let’s go over all of the dining options for you below.
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Food – Diagon Alley
There are two sections of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the first, located inside Universal Studios Florida is Diagon Alley.
There are also some delectable treats located in this area.
Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour
Ice cream and hot Florida days at a theme park just go together, and at Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour you can find some unique flavors including Butterbeer, toffee, and earl grey and lavender.
If I had to pick just one ice cream to get it would be a combination of clotted cream and earl grey and lavender in a waffle cone.
The two flavors are quintessentially British and not like anything else you can get in other ice cream places.
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The Leaky Cauldron
The fast-casual restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and I’ve been known to eat here a few times a day because it’s just that good.
Breakfast at the Leaky Cauldron
One thing that cannot be missed in the morning is the traditional breakfast, which is the equivalent of a full English with:
- Black pudding
- English bacon
- Baked beans
- Grilled tomato
- Sautéed mushrooms
- Breakfast potatoes
Lunch and Dinner at the Leaky Cauldron
For lunch and dinner I highly recommend that you to get the Fish and Chips, which is battered north Atlantic cod that’s been fried along with steak fries and tartar sauce.
You’ve likely had this other places, but this is one of the best meals at Universal Orlando Resort.
The other options I usually try to stick with are the Bangers and Mash or the Scotch Eggs, which is a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage, and breadcrumbs then fried.
This is served warm with apple beet salad and a tangy mustard sauce.
Check out the menu here.
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The Fountain of Fair Fortune
When it’s time to grab a drink and relax the one spot to go at Diagon Alley is The Fountain of Fair Fortune.
This pub style bar is serving up some wizards classics like Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice, along with beer made just for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
My favorite hack here is to order one regular or frozen Butterbeer and a shot of Fire Whiskey (which tastes a lot like Fireball) and mix them together for a sweet cinnamon drink that you can enjoy inside the bar or while walking around outside.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Food – Hogsmeade
This is where you’ll find Hogwarts Castle, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, and a few spots to grab a bite to eat and refuel.
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The Three Broomsticks is often where Harry Potter and his gaggle of friends would head after a long day of studying to grab a bite to eat and drink with a round of Butterbeer.
This fast-casual restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and gets busy fairly quickly when they do open.
The menu is similar to the one at The Leaky Cauldron with items like Fish and Chips. However, the real star here is the Beef Pasties with a garden salad.
The pasties are a pastry pie that’s been filled with ground beef, vegetables, and potatoes, and served with a side salad.
This is a filling lunch or dinner that will keep you energized as you bounce from attraction to attraction.
3 Beginner Tips for Getting Food at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
When it comes to dining at Universal Orlando Resort there are some key things to remember.
1. Mobile Order is Your Friend
By downloading the Universal Orlando Resort app you can save time standing in line at restaurants. You can order your meals while in line for attractions.
Just be sure to have a credit card set up and attached to your account and note the return times for your meal.
2. Try Not to Dine at Prime Times
This should go without saying but noon and six o’clock are going to be the busiest times at restaurants because that’s when most people eat dinner.
3. Do Not Discount the Power of Snacks
Sometimes the best food at Universal Orlando Resort is actually at the snack carts, or inside a grab-and-go spot.
This definitely includes any ice cream you might find inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Let’s Wrap This Up…
We hope this has helped you plan out what to eat while exploring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Happy eating!
What’s your favorite Harry Potter food that you love at Universal Orlando? Let us know in the comments section below.
Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!
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(Original Article Date: April 28, 2021/Updated by Editor on February 17, 2024)