The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has some of the most detailed theming I’ve seen in any theme park land – and that includes the food! There are lots of great dishes, specialty drinks, and snacks to try, but here’s my ranking for the best I’ve ever eaten at the Wizarding World.
Leaky Cauldron: Bangers and Mash
The Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley feels like you’re dining at a hidden-away pub while mingling with other wizards and witches, and the menu is the most diverse in the Wizarding World. While I’ve enjoyed about everything I’ve had here, my favorite has remained the Bangers and Mash. It’s roasted English sausage with mashed potatoes, onion gravy, and oddly delicious mint peas. It’s usually my go-to when I can’t decide.
Runner up: Beef, Lamb & Guinness Stew
While it may seem odd to get stew in a place that is hot and humid most of the year, this is a delicious dish delivered in a crusty bread bowl. It’s definitely filling and perfect for when you’ve worked up an appetite dodging dragons and casting spells.
Three Broomsticks: English Breakfast
You can find this dish at both dining locations in the Wizarding World, but at the Three Broomsticks it’s my favorite breakfast pick, and probably my favorite dish I’ve ever had there. I think this one scares some people away because it includes black pudding, also known as blood sausage, but there’s actually a lot more on the plate than that: baked beans, grilled tomato, breakfast potatoes, English bacon (I would call it ham), and sautéed mushrooms. While the eggs were just okay, I enjoyed everything else on the plate – including the black pudding!
Runner up: Fish and Chips
You can’t get much more classic than Fish and Chips, and the Three Broomsticks serves a large and solid portion.
Snack: Cornish Pasties
At the Hopping Pot in Diagon Alley, you can grab a serving of three Cornish Pasties. They’re little savory pastries, similar to empanadas, filled with spiced meat, and are perfect if you want a small but savory snack.
Specialty Drink: Otter’s Fizzy Orange Juice
You likely already know about Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice (both of which I highly recommend), but I want to focus more on the lesser-known specialty drinks you can find at Diagon Alley. My favorite that I’ve tried has been Otter’s Fizzy Orange Juice. The flavor is unexpected in the best way – it has a vanilla-cinnamon taste to it, coupled with a cinnamon-sugar rim, for a sweet-but-not-too-sweet finish. If you want something sweet but refreshing, this is the drink to have.
Runner Up: Fishy Green Ale
The unusual name and appearance of this drink tends to turn people off, but I always encourage people to at least try it because it’s so unique. The drink has a light and sweet mint flavor, and the “fish eggs” at the bottom are mint-blueberry bubbles filled with juice that burst in your mouth.
Ice Cream: Earl Grey Tea & Lavender
While you can definitely grab the popular Butterbeer ice cream here, there are so many delicious and unique flavors to try, and my favorite has definitely been the strange-sounded Earl Grey Tea & Lavender. The flavor is sweet but light and floral, and you can definitely taste the tea, and for me this results in a surprisingly balanced and delicious flavor.
Runner Up: Salted Caramel Blondie
This is the flavor I go for when I want something sweeter and richer, and it’s exactly what it says in the title – caramel-y with some salt to bring out the flavor.
This is the best I’ve ever eaten at the Wizarding World, and there’s still so much more great stuff to try!
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