Disney’s Aulani is a beautiful and fun resort but there are also some amazing snacks and desserts to try. Because there are limited dining options on the resort, we spent a lot of time carefully selecting meals and snacks to enjoy by the pool. I have to say that the Ulu Cafe had the majority of our choices and each day there were different choices to purchase! Today I’m talking about the 10 tasty things to eat at Disney’s Aulani and have chosen a mix of snacks, desserts, and entrees!
1. Pineapple Dole Whip
Located at the Little Opihi’s Beachside Kiosk, the Dole Whip is a classic Disney snack that’s now available in Hawaii. It’s sweet and refreshing, especially on those super hot muggy days at the resort.
2. Fried Sponge Cake
Otherwise known as a fried twinkie. My husband and kids loved this snack and reported that it was an indulgent treat. Available for purchase at Mama’s Snack Stop, it comes with a warm pineapple dipping sauce and a bit of whipped cream. It’s very sweet but really good!
3. Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich
Found at the Beachside Kiosk and Kalepa’s Store, this is fast and tasty ice cream snack. The chocolate cookie is soft and has a deep chocolate flavor. We had way too many of these while at the resort!
4. Mickey Brownie
Found at the Ulu Cafe, the Mickey Brownie is a dense cake like brownie with a candy Mickey Face on top. It’s on the smaller side but paired really well with the Kona Coffee at Ulu Cafe!
5. Ama Ama Kobe Burger with Sweet Potato Fries
We wanted something different from the usual fried options for a poolside lunch so we ordered a to-go meal from Ama Ama. The Kobe burger on brioche was perfection! The meat is seasoned perfectly and incredibly juicy. The brioche bun was thick enough to not get into a soggy mess, but that’s also probably because we inhaled this burger. The fries are the perfect salty complement!
6. Mickey Lemon Profiteroles
This snack had a tart lemony flavor and was the consistency of a lemon bar without the thick crust. Topped with sugar crystals, it was a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. I wish I had brought some home with me! This snack is also found at the Ulu Cafe in the pastry section.
7. Mini Malasadas
Found at the Ulu Cafe pastry section, these sell out in the morning pretty quickly! Malasadas are a Portuguese donut coated in sugar. Another great pairing with the Ulu Kona coffee for a morning treat!
8. Lilikoi Cheesecake
We requested to get a to go lunch at Ama Ama which the chef graciously accommodated. We noshed on the Kobe burger (delicious) and I threw in the lilikoi cheesecake as an afterthought on the order. Holy cow, it was deciduous. Creamy and just the right amount of sweetness with a delicious crust, we almost went back to order a second. If you dine at Ama Ama make sure to save room for this dessert!
9. Shave Ice
Adjacent to Mama’s Snack Stop is the shave ice stand. While it’s not as good as other options on the island, my kids always have to have a shave ice at least once at the report. We always ask for extra syrup!
10. Red Velvet Cupcake
Another Ulu Cafe option, this cake is sweet and very moist. It’s a nice balance of red velvet cake with a surprisingly delicate vanilla frosting. Because it’s in the refrigerated section, I let the cupcake thaw out a bit and it was perfect!
I hope you enjoyed reading my take on the 10 tasty things to eat at Disney’s Aulani resort. If you have a favorite snack or dessert not listed let me know in the comments!