The most magical place on earth will always be the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It turns out…they also have the most magical things to eat as well!
Disclosure: we were given tickets to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort in exchange for giving you our honest thoughts on this blog.
One of the things I loved about visiting the Wizarding World at Universal Studios in Orland was how everything was thematic. While you may find regular “chain” restaurants through other parts of Universal Studios, when you enter the Wizarding World everything is magic. You aren’t going to find a Starbucks or a McDonald’s. Instead you’ll see the Three Broomsticks and the Hogshead inn.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is spread out between two of Universal Studios parks. You’ll need a park-to-park pass to visit both sides (which I highly recommend!). With this pass you are also able to travel between the parks on the Hogwarts Express. Amazing.
In case you only get to see one side, or if you’re just trying to plan which parks to visit when we’ll talk about food on each side.
On both sides you’ll find little carts that sell gilly water, pumpkin juice, butterbeer and fruit. There are also shops on both sides where you can buy souvineer food like bottled butterbeer, chocolate frogs, bertie botts every flavor beans and more.
The city of Hogsmeade is located in the Universal Studios Islands of Adventure Park.
Start your wizarding culinary journey at Honeydukes sweet shop. This is the perfect place to buy tasty souvenirs for all your friends, and get some snacks for your day of magic.
Next, stop by the three broomsticks for the most amazing lunch. We were amazed at the quality of the food inside the park. I mean… just look at this lunch.
It was REAL food, and so delicious. After a few days of vacation and eating not-so-great vacation food this was incredible. I got cottage pie with a side salad and my best friend got a chicken leg quarter, a full corn on the cob and a side of potatoes.
There were several amazing dishes like this to choose from, we had a really hard time deciding what to get. All very Brittish foods like, Fish & Chips, Cornish Pasties, and Turkey legs! There’s even a “great feast” option if you are there with a large group!
In the back of the three broomsticks you’ll also find the Hog’s Head. It’s a bar area where you can get Butterbeer, Pumpkin Juice, imported beers, wine, and even spirits and mixed drinks.
Diagon Alley is located in the Universal Studios Theme Park.
For edible souvenirs on this side, be sure to check out Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes shop. They have tasty snacks to bring home (or enjoy in the park) and lots of other must-have souvenirs too!
Florean Fortescue’s is right across from Gringott’s bank, and an essential part of the day in the Wizarding World. If you remember, this is Harry’s favorite shop and the owner used to give him free ice creams. They will let you get a few different flavors in one cup, so stock up on delicous flavors like Earl Gray and Lavender, Strawberry and Peanut Butter, Salted Caramel Blondie, and my personal favorite, Sticky Toffee Pudding.
The shop is small so we recommend crossing the street and enjoying your ice cream on the steps next to Gringotts and watching the wizarding world pass you by. It’s bliss.
After ice cream if you are ready for real food, walk back to the front of Diagon Alley and duck into the leaky cauldron. You’ll find more delicious Brittish Fare here, this time with sandwiches on the menu too! We only had one lunch and ended up eating it at the three broomsticks but from everything I could see the Leaky Cauldron had just as amazing options with real food to fill your belly!
One thing is certain, you won’t leave the wizarding world hungry. There is so much to do and EAT!!!
Looking for more magic – we’ve laid out the best path through the Wizarding World of Harry Potter so you can make the most of it! Click the image below to see!