Star Wars Land Will Serve Blue Milk, Endorian Chickens — and You Won’t Guess What Else
When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland this summer and Walt Disney World this fall, you'll be able to sip Bantha milk, devour barbecued alien ribs and even order a take-out meal from an intergalactic hot dog stand, all on a far-flung planet.
We got a secret preview of the food and drink that will be sold at Star Wars-themed lands on both coasts later this year, and the lineup is very different from the Darth Vader waffles and Jedi desserts that have been sold in the parks for years. When these sandwich outposts, space restaurants and colorful stands arrive at Disneyland Park in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, you’ll be able to enjoy fare worthy of any Wookiee.
The new offerings aren’t so alien that they won’t be recognizable, but the menu utilizes unique ingredients and playful tricks — think green gravy — to grab your attention. It also marks the first time a Disney park has been fully inclusive of dietary restrictions with their menu, highlighting non-dairy, vegan and vegetarian fare from the get-go. Star Wars Land will also offer an array of non-alcoholic beverages throughout the park, including at Oga’s Cantina.
Here are some of the thematic offerings you can expect to order at Black Spire Outpost on Planet Batuu:
The main eatery is on a ship, and it serves some out-there items.
Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo, the quick-service restaurant within Galaxy’s Edge, will serve protein-rich meals by Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs, who previously worked in Maz Kanata’s castle. Guests can dine within large-scale cargo pods themed to different fish or produce vendors — one will even have a miniature carbonite machine with special effects! Don't forget to glance up — you might see a pod arrive in the ceiling. Eagle-eyed fans will note this differs from the table-service dinner club restaurant announced back in 2016; no plans are set for that in the time being.
Many of the meals take on geometric shapes — cubes of meat, chocolate orbs — but most interesting are the smoked kaadu ribs, a pork rib stylized to look like the creature Jar Jar Binks’ rode. And don't miss the Fried Endorian Tip-Yip — this galactic take on fried chicken and mashed potatoes is presented as a large, rectangular nugget atop green gravy and olive oil mashed potatoes, adorned with peas and carrots.
Most dishes err on the healthier side, including oven-roasted fish and chicken served atop a salad of greens and veggies, a wheatless yobshrimp noodle salad with cilantro and pepper slices, and a Felucian garden spread, which consists of vegan meatballs served with hummus and pita. There will be select "earthly" options for kids, including macaroni and cheese, but most of the kids' menu is just smaller portions of adult entrees, allowing even the youngest Padawan to get in on specialty grub.
You’ll want to save room for dessert.
Both of the desserts at Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo were created by Stefan Riemer, the same pastry chef behind Amorette’s Patisserie and The Ganachery at Disney Springs. One is a pearlescent purple orb covered in layers of ganache reveals a coffee mousse and chocolate cake. The other is a raspberry cream puff housed within a crunchy green shell, which is also a standout. We’d recommend ordering both upon your first visit.
Hot dog stands and popcorn vendors don’t look quite the same this far out into space.
At Ronto Roasters, a giant pod engine has been repurposed into a makeshift rotisserie, cooking meats on a spit. Guests will find two signature items — house-made turkey jerky served sweet or spicy, and Ronto Wraps, an intergalactic sandwich. Tucked into an oversized pita lined with slices of roast pork, these Portuguese hot dogs are topped with veggie slaw tossed in a spicy cream “clutch” sauce intended to be enjoyed on-the-go.
Walk towards Kat Saka’s Kettle and you’ll discover a mix of red, orange and purple popcorn rich with sweet and savory flavors and spices. Far from the white-and-yellow snack here on earth, this Outpost Mix will blend flavors for an experience far from what’s served near the entrance of Main Street, U.S.A.
And yes, you’ll finally learn what Blue Milk tastes like.
Visit the Milk Stand and you can grab a frosty glass of Bantha Blue Milk, what Luke Skywalker famously drank in A New Hope. You can even snag a Green Milk, as seen during Rey’s visit to Ahch-To in The Last Jedi. Served frozen with a smoothie-like consistency, we were surprised to learn that it’s not actually milk, but plant-based dairy paired with creamy fruit flavors.
Thankfully, Disney designed all their drinks with Florida and California’s warm climates in mind, guaranteeing you won’t be sipping a glass of 2% milk in the hot Orlando sun. Same goes for the non-alcoholic beverages sold throughout the land, an array of juices and flavor-infused Arnold Palmers with bright colors and bold fruit flavors that’ll prove to be refreshing on those sun-soaked summer days.