Jambo everybody! Today I wanted to share one of my absolute favorite (gluten free) sneaky snack tips this one out of Animal Kingdom. I don’t know about you guys but sometimes I struggle to find breakfast, getting up early trying to get on some of the first busses of the day for park opening, you don’t always have time for a stop and sit breakfast and breakfasts in the park aren’t always easy to find especially for us gluten free/ special diet folks. That’s where the magic of Zuri’s Sweet Shop comes in!
Zuri’s Sweet Shop is located in the Africa area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, it’s a little hidden because it’s sort of behind all the shops on a corner but if you go to where the wood carver sits and turn right (sort of where the exit from Kilimanjaro Safari is) you’ll find it. It has your typical sweets case filled with Mickey Apples, cookies, fudge, etc but the real prize here is the bulk trail mix wall (aka the wall of yum).
They have SO MANY choices and bags for you to fill exactly what you want. I absolutely love this as an actually somewhat healthy breakfast (or really any time) snack. It’s super convenient, delicious, and I can get just what I like!
On an gluten free note, I actually didn’t talk to anyone before just jumping in and getting a bag (living on the edge I know haha). The labels actually tell you all the ingredients for each item and give you allergy notices and since the items are in their own individual cases with a drop down mechanism I thought the potential risk for cross contamination was just very low. I’ve never gotten sick here and I’m very sensitive but if you’re concerned I would say just ask, they’re never really all that busy in Zuri’s!
My favorite combo is the candied pineapple, banana chips, cashews, almonds, and toffee peanuts. They have so many options for nuts, fruits, pre-mixed combos, and even candies. It’s so easy to much on hurrying from place to place or just whenever you need a little more energy.
What do you guys think?
Have you tried Zuri’s Sweet shop? What did you get? Do you have a favorite Animal Kingdom breakfast?