Pixar Pier: Must Eat Items

6 Incredible And Instagram Worthy Foods In California Adventure's New Pixar Pier You Need To Try

Get your stomach and your cameras ready, because you won't want to miss these!

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On June 23rd, 2018, Disney's California Adventure released the magical and adorable NEW Pixar Pier. This pier was a rethemeing of the already popular Paradise Pier which featured hot rides such as Mickey's Fun Wheel and California Screaming. After a temporary close for renovations earlier this year, Pixar Pier is fresh, new and ready for you to enjoy.

All of the rides (with the exception of one coming soon with no release date yet) are simply rethemed to match the aesthetic of the pier and tug at the nostalgia of your Pixar induced childhood, but one thing that is completely brand spanking new are the food options. Disneyland and California Adventure have the reputation of delicious and Instagram worthy foods so Pixar Pier had to live up to the established and adored standard.

I visited the park opening week and I can tell you, Pixar Pier is an Instagram foodie's dreamland. Disney and food lovers unite, because you won't want to miss these sweet and savory treats!

1. Poultry Palace: Chicken Drumstick Box

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This is not your basic happy meal, kids. Poultry Palace, inspired by the Toy Story short film "Toy Story Toon: Small Fry", has your meal hot and ready for some fresh content and a tasty lunch on the go. This meal includes three seasoned chicken drumsticks and coleslaw. While the food tastes so good, the box is so cute. It's a win-win.

2. Jack Jack Cookie Num Nums: Jack Jack Cookie Num Num

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These are Jack-Jack's favorite cookies for a reason. Crispy and chewy, plus totally cute under the new IncrediCoaster arch, as pictured above. PLUS, the cookie stand sells a variety of different milks such as strawberry, chocolate, soy and almond. (If you've never had a cookie with almond milk, you are missing out people. Missing out.)

3. Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats: It's Snow-Capped!

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Goodbye Dole Whips. Hello Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats! This lemon flavored non-dairy soft serve, topped with white chocolate is the perfect treat under the California sun. Plus, you can't go wrong with how pretty it looks!

4. Angry Dogs: Angry Dog Served with "Hot Fries"

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Spice up your feed and your taste buds! This "Inside Out" inspired spicy snack is ready to bring the fire back into your life. Choose to get a spicy hot dog or a regular hot dog. We won't judge no matter what. Plus, who doesn't love hot fries?

5. Lamplight Lounge: Carne Asada Sushi Roll

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Cove Bar lovers, don't fret! The Lamplight Lounge will win you over in no time. Their unique flare and delicious menu will have you swooned. Carne Asada Sushi. Again. Carne Asada Sushi. Who does that? Disney does that. And they did it right.

6. Senor Buzz Churros: Caliente Churro

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Disneyland is known for their churros. Keeping up the theme, Senor Buzz churros featured a Caliente Churro that tastes exactly like a red hot candy. It gives cinnamon a new name and can cause your reaction to turn into a memorable photo.

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30 Places Every Millennial Girl Needs To Travel To BEFORE She Turns 30

Live your best life, all around the world.
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I am a travel enthusiast. There is nowhere I do not want to go.

Traveling the world is one of my biggest goals in life and I am determined to make it happen. The world is so big and I would love to see every inch of it at some point or another.

However, if I can travel to these 30 places before I turn 30, I will feel as though I have accomplished more than enough.

1. New York City, New York

2. New Orleans, Louisiana

3. Grand Canyon, Arizona

4. Las Vegas, Nevada

5. San Francisco, California

6. Los Angeles, California

7. Nashville, Tennessee

8. Honolulu, Hawaii

9. Walt Disney World, Florida

10. Chicago, Illinois

11. Nassau, Bahamas

12. Cozumel, Mexico

13. Cancún, Mexico

14. Bridgetown, Barbados

15. Basseterre, St. Kitts

16. Philipsburg, St. Maarten

17. Montego Bay, Jamacia

18. Christiansted, St. Croix

19. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

20. Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

21. Tortola Baths, Tortola

22. San Juan, Puerto Rico

23. Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

24. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

25. Oranjestad, Aruba

26. Mykonos, Greece

27. London, England

28. Paris, France

29. Barcelona, Spain

30. Rome, Italy

Okay, so these are 30 places I want to go out of like, a million. I have traveled to some of these places and would not hesitate one second to go back.

Every new place is like a new adventure, and traveling will forever be so exciting and intruiging to me.

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30 Days Of Meat Taught Me About Emotional And Spiritual Eating

Emotional eating is actually a very good thing.

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I wrote about my experience with the Carnivore diet here—two and a half weeks of only beef, and then the remainder of the thirty days on just meat.

The Carnivore diet has a myriad of reputed health benefits and definite physical benefits (it's the easiest way in my experience to lose weight), but what I found most fascinating was how it illuminated my emotional and spiritual relationship with food.

I've heard all my life (from family, friends, articles, memes) that emotional eating is a thing. But I've only heard it mentioned in a negative way—eating away my feelings is bad, dealing with a breakup by gaining 10lbs of Ben & Jerry's is understandable but bad, snacking because I'm bored is bad.

Let me tell you, I was not motivated to eat in response to any emotion on the Carnivore diet. When you can only eat unseasoned meat, it does not taste good enough to eat as comfort OR as celebration. During this time I dealt with normal school stress, financial stress, and personal stress for weeks, and became acutely aware that I would have turned to food for comfort, stress relief, distraction, happiness, and more.

Rather than seeing this emotional eating as a bad thing, I actually began seeing it as a very, very good thing. Life is stressful and difficult and sometimes just plain bad. Why would it be a bad thing to find comfort, distraction, and even joy in something I already need to do?* It seems, actually, a great blessing that I can find such happiness in a part of my inevitable daily routine.

*Of course, like all things, emotional eating can be extreme. If I eat an entire cake every time I'm sad, that's a different matter. But if I eat well overall, and eat unhealthy things with moderation, that's a sustainable balance. And you will never know the joy that blueberries and kale can bring you until you only eat meat for 30 days.

This element of food bringing joy—be it enjoying slices of fresh mango, fresh cheese on toasted bread, or homemade kettle corn—leads us into the spiritual and communal aspect of food.


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Sharing in food is a highly communal—almost primal—part of our ancestry: sharing our resources was integral to our very survival. Sharing food is incredibly intimate and is one of the most bonding things we can do in a social setting. If you've ever gone out to eat with friends and not been able to eat the foods they're eating (because of a diet, intolerances, or even just not being hungry), you will have felt the impact of not participating in this social bond. Even if we're not hungry, if all our friends are eating, we feel this strong urge to be a part of the group too—to eat something. And those around us also feel this pressure—think of how often people have offered you food, especially if you weren't already eating something, even to the point of pressuring you to eat.

Food strengthens (or weakens) our bodies, it strengthens our social bonding, and it nourishes our soul. Food can be incredibly powerful—the right food at the right time can bring happiness to even the most broken of hearts. Every single one of our ancestors spent time preparing food; and doing so ourselves makes us more mindful of our health, taking care of our bodies, and honoring an age-old routine of the process of making and enjoying food.

Realizing the joy that the presence of food brings to my life--and the utter emptiness I experienced without it--opened my eyes to food's presence in my life in both an emotional and spiritual way. There was nothing that could compensate for the thrice+ daily habit of enjoying delicious food or snacks; there was no substitute for sharing food and mealtimes with other people. Even when I was present during mealtimes, I wasn't able to share the same food the others were eating. There was simply no substitute for everyone eating together.

We can't live without food, and it's incredibly beautiful that an unavoidable part of our day—a thing we literally can't live without—is a thing that can bring us such joy, comfort, happiness, companionship, routine, consistency, health, and community. We're caring for ourselves when we eat good food, and our bodies get that. And even when we eat ice cream and cookies, we're enjoying delicious tastes and textures that bring us happiness—even if they may add to our waistline.

I was the most fit I'd ever been on the Carnivore diet—and the most food-relatedly unhappy. I love food. Before the Carnivore diet, if you had mentioned emotional eating to me, I would have thought you were speaking of a negative thing. Now, when I think of emotional eating, I think of how food pairs so well with so many different emotions of the human experience--and how absolutely wonderful that is. Being able to go out with friends and enjoy amazing cheeses and tea and salads and ice cream makes me incredibly grateful for the powerful social bonding experience of breaking bread with others and even just breaking it with myself. Are you sad? Lonely? Wanting to celebrate? There's a food for all of that. Feeling any strong feelings—with other people or by yourself? There's a food for that too.

in the words of J. R. R. Tolkien: "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."

The Carnivore diet removed almost all pleasure from food and distilled it down to just physical nourishment. After 30 days of self-exclusion from one of the most ancient, beautiful, and powerful rituals (both social and solo) known to man, I wouldn't trade food for anything--including hoarded gold.


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