6 things you must eat at Universal Studios Hollywood

Jul 17, 2018
We were so excited to take our first trip to Universal Studios yesterday! I took one for the team, tried about a million new foods,and have the tummy ache to prove it.  I found the top treats that you must eat in Universal Studios Hollywood, in fact I could barely narrow it to 6!

My hubby and I had an intense debate about theme park food. He thinks that Universal has the best theme park food he has ever tried...I disagreed.  We have tried so many, but more on that later!

Our family was hosted by Universal, but all opinions are my own. Here is a link to my updated privacy policy.

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Her first Big Girl Ride!


Six things you must eat:


1. Butterbeer

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I know, I know.  That is so lame, because everyone has heard that.  What I can safely say (having tried all of the varieties) is that the hot version is awesome, the ice cream is solid, and the butterbeer pot of creme?  AMAZING.  I really love a good pot du creme, and this one was exceptional.  Have you been wanting to try the butterbeer that is chilled?  The best way to describe it is to think lightly butterscotch flavored cream soda float.  Very delicious, but also very sweet.

2. Chocolate Frog

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They are huge, so you only need one for the whole family.  Or not, no judgement.  HA!  They are the best seller at Honeydukes, but you can find every other kind of Harry Potter treat imaginable. Harry Potter fans at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will love to reminisce about Harry, Hermione, and Ron eating those tasty treats.  Honeydukes itself is a treat wonderland packed with so many of the items we all read about in the Harry Potter series of books.

3. Frozen Chocolate Dipped banana


Around the corner from Grus we found a frozen chocolate dipped banana stand.  Guess who likes those?  Minions and kiddos...You can pick them up at despicable delights.

4.Freeze Ray smoothie

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It's mango, it's banana, it has fun sprinkles, and a curly straw (with a minion top).  It pretty much hit every highlight for my kiddos.  It was very sweet, and not really adult friendly.  Unless perhaps they added alcohol. HA! The food at Gru's Lab Cafe looked pretty tasty too.  It is simple to walk in, grab a tray, and fill it with tasty options like the Vector's Grilled Cheese, or Dr. Nefario's Lab Salad.

5.Tacos from the Bumblebee Taco truck


You guys they were legit.  We had the Carne Asada, and a Carnitas, and were very pleased.  I would call myself a taco snob.  Our family has searched high and low for the best tacos, and found some at a theme park.  I am willing to try basically any taco out there, and was shocked that Universal had a really solid option.  It is across the street from Moe's and Krusty Burger.  Both of those places were packed, and the taco truck had a much shorter line.

6. Tropical Sunset Ice Cream

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Tropical Sunset Soft Serve Ice Cream


Soooooo pretty soft serve, that seemed a mile high to my kiddos. They really liked the size, and the bright colors.  Definitely want to bring wet wipes, especially with kids eating it on a hot day. I was really wanting to try the milkshakes at Studio Scoops too, but I couldn't eat any more.

7. Three Broomsticks Shepard's Pie.


The Three Broomsticks is located in the Hogsmeade section of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Topped with creamy mashed potatoes, this was a really rich shepards pie.  It had loads of gravy, vegetables, and ground beef.  The pie also came with a side salad.  There was more than enough to share, for the whole family.  It was really, really good.  We also enjoyed the break from the heat, and the atmosphere.  Even the bathrooms are fun, and themed. Moaning Myrtle takes the center stage, and my 9 year old really loved recreating the book!

8.  Lard Lads Doughnuts


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The size alone is deliciously hilarious.  They are very fun to share with the whole family, and get messy.  You may want to bring wet wipes.  They come in those convenient boxes, so in case you can't eat it all at once, you can take it for a snack later!

Now back to the debate between the hubs and myself.  I still think that Disneyland has better food than Universal.  Care to weigh in?  Leave me a message in the comment section below!  I have a new post all about my favorite treats at Disneyland that you need to try immediately!


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As we only had one day, I obviously missed things.  What are you favorites?

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