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Disney Springs Foodie News Roundup for October 2023: Gideon’s Bakehouse, Latin Heritage Month, and More

Disney Springs Foodie News Roundup for October 2023

October is sure to delight every Disney Springs foodie as there are new flavors, new menu items, special dinners, Halloween treats, and so much more! Plus Disney’s Latin and Hispanic Heritage celebration has some tasty limited time items to enjoy.

Are you hungry? Here’s the latest news from Disney Springs restaurants and eateries.


There are two places a Disney Springs foodie can get some limited time Halloween treats:

D-Luxe Burger (Currently available through Nov. 23; mobile order available)

  • Pumpkin Pie Shake: Vanilla gelato blended with pumpkin pie mix, caramel sauce, pumpkin spice, and graham cracker crumbles topped with whipped cream and pumpkin spice

The Ganachery (Available Oct. 1 through Nov. 2)

  • Coco Ganache Squares: Coconut ganache enrobed in dark 65% chocolate
D-Luxe Burger Pumpkin Pie Shake:

Latin and Hispanic Heritage celebration

There are a lot of limited time treats available for the Disney Springs foodie to enjoy with Latin and Hispanic influences:

Amorette’s Patisserie (Available through Oct. 15; mobile order available)

  • Sweet Mojito Taco: Sweet taco filled with lime mousse, mint pâte de fruit, and meringue on a graham cracker sable

Cilantro Food Truck (Available through Oct. 15)

  • Tequeños: Venezuelan white cheese wrapped with bread dough and a side of avocado-cilantro dipping sauce

The Daily Poutine (Available through Oct. 15)

  • Pastelón Poutine: Sofrito ground beef, fried sweet plantains, shredded cheddar, garlic aïoli, french fries, and chives

D-Luxe Burger (Available through Oct. 15; mobile order available)

  • Tripleta Burger: Signature-blend patty, ham, pork belly, potato sticks, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise-ketchup

Frontera Cocina Mexicana (Available through Oct. 15)

  • Guava Margarita: Centinela Reposado Tequila, Ten to One Rum, guava purée, and agave infused with Mexican chiles
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The Ganachery (Available through Oct. 15)

  • Guava Ganache Square: Guava ganache enrobed in 65% dark chocolate (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)

Gideon’s Bakehouse (Available Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 15)

  • Coconut Guava Tart: An oversized tart filled with the finest coconut, delicious guava, and a macaroon top

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar (Available through Oct. 15)

  • Cuban Delight: Roasted Cuban pork slow-roasted for 12 hours served with black beans, moro rice, and sofrito
  • Tres Leches: Yellow sponge cake soaked in a mixture of condensed milk, evaporated milk, cinnamon, and maraschino cherries
  • Vanilla Pudding: Creamy pudding made with condensed milk, evaporated milk, whipped cream, sugar, caramel, vanilla extract, and eggs
  • Huevos Rancheros: Fried corn tortillas and eggs topped with warmed salsa (Available Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Weekend Brunch)

Jaleo by José Andrés (Available through Oct. 15)

  • Croquetas de Jamón: Traditional fritters with Jamón Iberico de Bellota
  • Empedrat de mongetes y Gamba Roja: Lightly sauteed Gamba Roja served with a traditional Catalan bean salad of tomatoes, onions and kalamata olives
  • Piña Borracha: Fresh pineapple compressed with lime-rum syrup

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar (Available through Oct. 15)

  • Picadillo Empanada: Empanada with cilantro-lime crema
Latin and Hispanic Heritage celebration

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. (Available through Oct. 15)

  • Dulce De Leche Latte: A delicious iced latte featuring dulce de leche syrup, topped with cold foam and the choice of a “Coco” or “Encanto” ripple
  • Disney Encanto – Familia Madrigal Blend: Made from medium roasted 100% Arabica beans from Colombia
  • “Coco” and “Encanto” Special Ripples

Paradiso 37 (Available through Oct. 15)

  • Mexican Burger: An 8oz char-grilled Angus steak burger, American cheese, guacamole, jalapeños, and pico de gallo on a brioche bun served with french fries
  • Paradise Margarita: P37 Premium Tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and agave nectar

Planet Hollywood (Available through Oct. 15)

  • Carnitas Tostadas: Crispy gyoza skins topped with slow-roasted pork, pickled onions, and queso fresco drizzled with spicy avocado cream
  • Celebrity Margarita: Santos Tequila, Grand Marnier, and fresh sour with a salted rim in a margarita souvenir glass

The Polite Pig (Available through Oct. 15)

  • Smoked Half Chicken Al Pastor: Half of a chicken marinated in chipotle, achiote, and spices and then smoked. It is complemented by the sweet heat of a guajillo-chili pineapple glaze and pineapple-poblano pico de gallo
  • Guavarita: Corazon Reposado Tequila, guava juice, lime juice, and triple sec

Splitsville Luxury Lanes (Available through Oct. 15)

  • Fiesta Sushi Roll: Cream cheese, “volcano mix,” and seared steak rolled tightly and topped with avocado, masago, togarashi, green onions, and micro greens drizzled with fiesta sauce, “chipotle-based mayo,” and eel sauce
  • House-made Red Sangria
Latin and Hispanic Heritage celebration

Vivoli il Gelato (Available through Oct. 15)

  • Tres Leches Tiramisu: This twist combines two classics into one incredibly delicious and decadent cake with spiked espresso topped with a heavenly tiramisu cream

Wetzel’s Pretzels (Available through Oct. 15)

  • Mangonada: A fruity, frozen guava mango drink mixed with chili lime sauce and topped with mango purée and chili lime seasoning

Yesake (Available through Oct. 15)

  • Sakerita: Rich flavors of sake with the zesty essence of a margarita

The Edison

The restaurant is hosting a special “The Cocktail Archives: A Historic Perspective of Mixology” event on October 21st.

The Edison’s mixologists will take guests on a centuries-long journey — from Victorian London through 21st century America. Each era’s drink will be expertly paired with small bites to enhance the experience (and the spirits).

Cost is $75 per person (+ tax/gratuity) for general admission, and $90 per person (+ tax/gratuity) for a guaranteed seat. There’s also a Platinum service upgrade for an additional $40. All guests must be 21 or older. For menu details, or to purchase a ticket, visit The Edison’s shop.

Frontera Cocina

Hosting a “From the Fields of Oaxaca” special dinner on October 24 featuring actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul and their Dos Hombres mezcal. Cost is $125 per person (+ tax/gratuity),and includes Family Style Appetizers, Grilled Oaxacan Trio Entree, Dessert, and 3 Cocktails featuring Dos Hombres mezcal. For more details and reservations, visit

Gideon’s Bakehouse

Gideon’s Bakehouse is a must-stop for a Disney Springs foodie, and there are several limited items to enjoy this month.

For October, they’re offering not one, but two limited cookie flavors:

  • Frankenstein Lives! – This Cookie stitches together various Chocolates, Double Stuff Oreos, and M&M’s.
  • Bride of Frankenstein Returns! – Designed in the same mold as Frank but featuring White Chocolate, Golden Oreos, and M&M’s.

And two limited flavor cake slices:

  • Frankenstein Cake Slices – Three layers of Chocolate Cake, a ridiculous amount of Oreo Buttercream, and M&M’s, with upside down dark chocolate ganache drippings.
  • Bride of Frankenstein Cake Slices – Just like the Frankenstein slice but featuring Vanilla and Chocolate Cake with Golden Oreo Buttercream.

Finally, the French Toast Cold Brew returns this month through November. It tastes like dunking French toast into your coffee. Yum!


The seafood restaurant is offering the following October deals:

  • Cocktail of the month is Marian’s Monster Bourbon Smash
  • Taylor Swift Weekend (October 13-15) – “Lavender Haze”- Lavender Lemon Drop Martini $16.50
  • Cast Member Happy Hour Mondays & Tuesday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    $5 draft beer; $7 Zenato Pinot Grigio or Paso a Paso Tempranillo; $8 Blackberry lemonade
    Half off Calamari, Green Tomatoes and Sausage & Peppers
  • Flight Nights -Wednesday nights-
    White Wine flight $15.00 (Add 3oz of Paddlefish White for $5.00)
    Red Wine Flight $16.00 (Add 3oz of Paddlefish Red $6.00)

The Polite Pig

The restaurant is hosting “The Polite Experience: Oktoberfest Edition” four-course dinner and beer pairing on October 17th and 18th. Cost is $125 per person (+ tax/gratuity) and guests must be 21 and older. For menus or to purchase a seat, visit The Polite Pig shop.

Rainforest Cafe

Both Walt Disney World locations are offering the Rio’s Pink Passion made with Calirosa Rosa Blanco Tequila, Disaronno Orignale Amaretto, lemon juice, sparkling wine through Oct 31, and $1 from each specialty cocktail sold at either location will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

There is also a new “Wild Wonders of the Jungle” limited time menu for a Disney Springs foodie featuring:

Cajun marinated, aged USDA char-broiled center-cut NY Strip, grilled shrimp, bourbon glaze, Creole butter, Cajun rice, seasonal vegetables

Blackened salmon & shrimp, Creole sauce, tomatoes, green onions, Jasmine rice, seasonal vegetables
In memory of Chef Donnie Derryberry

BBQ chicken leg quarter, half rack of St. Louis style pork spareribs, bourbon glaze, green apple coleslaw, Safari fries

Marinated, slow-cooked pork shank, on a bed of mashed potatoes, savory gravy, roasted carrots, onions, celery

Yellow rice, roasted sweet potatoes, kale, Dijon cream sauce, mixed cherry tomatoes
In memory of Chef Donnie Derryberry

Warm mixed berry filling, homemade streusel, vanilla ice cream
Created by Chef Bruce Grassa

Rainforest Cafe

Salt & Straw

The limited ice cream flavors for October 2023 at Salt & Straw are part of the “Scoops & Skulls” series:

  • Blackberry Tamales (v) – This vegan treat combines masa coconut cream sherbet, with juicy marionberry sherbet.
  • Chocolate Champurrado w/ Sesame Toffee – Honoring Mexico’s rich cacao tradition, we brew a delicate, spiced champurrado (Cloudforest chocolate drink thickened with masa) and shower it with shards of sesame seed palanqueta (traditional Mexican-style sesame toffee).
  • Don Bugito’s Creepy Crawly Critters – Don Bugito’s munchy, crunchy chocolate crickets and toffee-brittle mealworms are mixed into a sweet green matcha ice cream. This one’s for the adventurous eater.
  • The Great Candycopia – Enjoy housemade trick-or-treat candy, inspired by Kit Kats, Snickers, Reeses and Heath bars, mixed into diabolically delicious salted butterscotch ice cream.
  • Jack o’ Lantern Pumpkin Bread – Whipped tender hunks of pumpkin bread are mixed into generous swaths of cream cheese frosting and ice cream.


The West Side restaurant has added several new menu items this month, including VooDoo Shrimp, Krab Rangoon Roll, Baja Shrimp Tacos, Pan-Fried Potstickers, Surf & Turf Roll, Steak Ranchero Tacos, Steakhouse Burger, Steak & Fries, and Street Corn Nachos.


The bakery is offering several limited cupcake flavors throughout October 2023 for the Disney Springs foodie. Here are some of the flavors:

  • Through October 8: Sprinkle Hope Cupcake – This is a strawberry cake with sweet strawberry frosting decorated with pink and white sprinkles to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • Through October 15: Twix – chocolate cake lined with a cookie crust and filled with caramel, all topped with chocolate cream cheese frosting, a ladle of ganache, and finished with mini Twix® decorations.
  • October 16-31: Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup – Chocolate cake, filled (and topped) with peanut butter frosting, dipped in chocolate ganache, and finished off with mounds of mini Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cups.
  • October 23-31: Bewitched Red Velvet – Sprinkles’ signature Red Velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting is rolled in exclusive Halloween inspired decorations from Fancy Sprinkles.
  • October 23-31: Black Velvet – Decadent dark chocolate cake topped with whipped chocolate ganache frosting and a black modern dot.
  • Through November 26: Pumpkin – Perfectly spiced pumpkin cake laced with fragrant ginger, clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon meets a layer of rich cinnamon cream cheese frosting.

Terralina Crafted Italian

The Italian restaurant is offering a daily prix fixe meal special from 2pm to 5pm for $40 per person (+ tax/gratuity). The menu includes:

  • Starter (Choice of one): Side House Salad, Side Caesar Salad, Side Watercress Salad or Cup of Clam Chowder
  • Entrée (Choice of one): Shrimp Pasta, Catfish, or Chicken Breast
  • Beverage (Choice of one): Paddlefish Blonde, Zenato Pinot Grigio, Soft Drink or Iced Tea; add a glass of Pinot Grigio or Cabernet for additional $10

Wednesday nights the restaurant is offering $14 wine flights, and is offering specials the following dates:

  • 10/9: National Pizza and Beer Day-Pizza and Peroni deal- $5 Peroni with purchase of any adult pizza
  • 10/11: National Sausage Pizza Day-$5 off Sausage Pizza
  • Taylor Swift Weekend (October 13-15):
    Cocktail – “Lavender Haze”- Lavender Lemon Drop Martini $16.50
    Mocktail – “Never Grow Up”- Orange, Pineapple, Grenadine, Topped with Sprite $11
  • 10/15: National Red Wine Day- $10 off Red Sangria Pitchers
  • 10/28: National Chocolate Day- $10 slices of Chocolate Cake

T-Rex Cafe

The restaurant is offering the The PINK Warrior Cocktail made with Calirosa Rosa Blanco Tequila, Disaronno Orignale Amaretto, lemon juice, sparkling wine through Oct 31, and $1 from each specialty cocktail sold at either location will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

There is also a new “Dino Discoveries” limited time menu for a Disney Springs foodie to try featuring:

Pecan praline crusted salmon, hot honey sauce, coconut shrimp, maple & brown sugar mashed sweet potatoes, bacon & roasted apple Brussels sprouts
Created by Chef Gene Upshaw

Herb oil marinated 17 oz. CAB T-Bone steak, topped with heirloom tomato & caper salad, rosemary roasted fingerling potatoes, sautéed asparagus and baby carrots

Lightly fried lemon chicken, topped with roasted mushrooms, red wine Demi-Glace, red skinned mashed potatoes, sautéed asparagus and baby carrots

Beef short rib ravioli, creamy French onion sauce, herb roasted mushrooms, Gruyere cheese, herbed breadcrumbs
Created by Chef Harold Schlang III

Parmesan-herb panko crusted pork chops, roasted tomato & bacon jam, maple & brown sugar mashed sweet potatoes, seasonal vegetables

Fresh blueberries, blueberry compote, graham cracker, whipped topping