REVIEW: Grandma’s Recipes Marketplace Doesn’t Quite Live Up to Its Name at Disney California Adventure Festival of Holidays 2021

There’s nothing like Grandma’s cooking during the holidays, so let’s see if the Grandma’s Recipes Marketplace Booth at the 2021 Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure stacks up!

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Menu for Grandma’s Recipes Marketplace at Disney California Adventure Festival of Holidays 2021

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Food:

  • 🆕 Impossible Arepa Encantada – $7.50
  • Gingerbread Mickey – $5.25

Beverages:

  • 🆕 Berries ‘n’ Crema (Non-alcoholic) – $6.50

Photos of Menu Items from Grandma’s Recipes Marketplace at Disney California Adventure Festival of Holidays 2021

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*NEW* Impossible Arepa Encantada – $7.50

Dairy-free Queso-stuffed Maíz with Spiced Plant-based Ground Meat and Pickled Onions

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Not a terrible arepa, but not as good as Abuela would make. The creamy, cheesy center is nice, and the arepa is somewhat crispy and very dense. The Impossible meat tastes like ground beef, but any spices were undetectable. Overall, it’s pleasant, but with so many other delicious dishes at the festival and better Mexican dishes at the park year-round, we aren’t likely to order this again.

Gingerbread Mickey – $5.25

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This returning favorite is as soft and delicious as we remember. The frosting is a nice sweet touch for an otherwise spice-heavy cookie. A classic holiday favorite in a classic Mickey shape.

*NEW* Berries ‘n’ Crema (Non-alcoholic) – $6.50

Huckleberry, Strawberry, and Raspberry House-made Syrup, Condensed and Whole Milk, and Fruit-flavored Cereal, topped with a House-made Strawberry Whipped Cream/Vending

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The more we drank, the more we liked this. The whipped cream was clearly fresh with a light strawberry note that complemented the cereal well. The actual drink was weird on the first sip, but better as we went. The different berry flavors were indistinct and barely there. However, it’s worth a try for a fun, fruity non-alcoholic drink that isn’t too sweet.

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