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Best of Universal Studios Mardi Gras 2024 Food and Drink

Welcome to the dazzling adventure of Universal Mardi Gras, where vibrant colors, lively music, and a jubilant atmosphere come together to create an unforgettable celebration! Amidst the festive parade and performances, another aspect of this free event takes center stage—the array of culinary delights that await every guest. This article is your guide to Universal Mardi Gras Food 2024. Whether you’re a seasoned Mardi Gras attendee or a first-time visitor, our comprehensive list will help you navigate the diverse menu offerings.

That’s not all – we understand the importance of catering to diverse dietary preferences. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to highlight the vegan and vegetarian options available at each food booth.

Best Foods of Mardi Gras 2024

There were a ton of Mardi Gras food and drink options this year that we were very excited to try out. We had to start with the Beignets because what’s a Mardi Party without Beignets? They were DELICIOUS! A lot better than I remember when trying them a few years ago. Below is a list of our favorites.

  • Cherry Cola BBQ Pork Slider – $9.99 – Slow cooked carnitas with cherry cola BBQ sauce on a Hawaiian pretzel bun served with lemon-lime soda infused coleslaw
  • Cookie Butter Leige Waffle – $7.99 – Warm crystalized waffle topped with cookie butter, whipped topping, Biscoff cookies.
  • Arepa de Choclo – $8.49 – Traditional sweet corn cake filled with cheese and griddled with honey butter (Vegetarian)
  • Aperol Spritz Sorbet – $14.00 – Aperol aperitivo with blood orange sorbet

Universal Mardi Gras Food Menus 2024

The Universal Mardi Gras Menu has been announced for 2024! Pop-up food and drink booths are set up around the park. Below is a map of where you can find each food booth.

  • A – Belgium
  • B – Bloody Mary Bar
  • C – Brazil
  • D – Canada
  • E – China
  • F – Coca-Cola Market Square
  • G – Colombia
  • H – France
  • I – French Quarter Bar
  • J – Germany
  • K – Italy
  • L – Mexico
  • M – New Orleans
  • N – New Orleans Desserts
  • O – Philippines
  • P – Puerto Rico
  • Q – Spain
  • R – Thailand


Food Menu

Sweet & Savory Gouda & Onion Waffle – $8.99
Warm crystalized waffle, smoked gouda, beer braised onions, black forest ham
Paired with Delirium Red – $21.99

Cookie Butter Leige Waffle – $7.99 *Krystal’s Pick
Warm crystalized waffle topped with cookie butter, whipped topping, Biscoff cookies. (Vegetarian)

Drink Menu

20 oz. Souvenir cup – $15.00
Refill – $11.00
20 oz. – $12.00

Delirium Red
20 oz. Souvenir cup – $17.00
Refill – $13.00
20 oz. – $14.00


Food Menu

Shrimp Moqueca – $7.99
Shrimp and coconut cream stew, micro cilantro, white rice
Paired with Mango Caipirinha – $19.99

Pão de Queijo – $6.99
Brazilian cheese bread (Vegetarian)

Brigadeiros – $6.49
A Brazilian classic, chocolate with condensed milk and Mardi Gras sprinkles (Vegetarian)

Drink Menu

Mango Caipirinha
Piras 51 Cachaça, Bols orange curaçao, lime juice, simple syrup, mango juice, mango purée, fresh min, lime wedge
20 oz. Souvenir Cup – $17.00
Refill – $13.00
12 oz. – $13.00


Food Menu

Candied Bacon & Onion Poutine – $10.49
Candied bacon spiced curly fries with caramelized onion gravy, cheese curds, spiced maple bacon and parsley
Paired with La Fin Du Monde – $23.49

Vegan Wild Mushroom Poutine – $9.99
Seasoned curly fries with vegan cheddar, mushroom gravy, truffle oil (Vegan)

Drink Menu

Fire Cider
Fireball cinnamon whiskey, apple cider, cinnamon stick
20 oz. Souvenir cup – $17.00
Refill – $13.00
12 oz. – $13.00

LaBlatt Blue Light
20 oz. Souvenir – $15.00
Refill – $11.00
20 oz. – $12.00

La Fin Du Monde Draft
20 oz. Souvenir cup – $17.00
Refill – $13.00
20 oz. – $14.00



Food Menu

Szechuan Noodle Salad – $5.99
Spicy cold noodle salad with cucumbers, peanuts, cilantro, scallions (Vegan)

Spicy Smashed Cucumber – $5.99
Spicy marinated cucumbers with peanuts, cilantro, scallions (Vegan)

Potstickers – $5.49 *Krystal’s Pick
Pork potstickers served with a black vinegar and chili oil dipping sauce

Drink Menu

Lucky Buddha Beer – $10.75
12 oz. bottle

Hong Kong Boba Tea – $9.00
Hong Kong style oolong milk tea over ice with coffee boba and salted cheese foam (Vegetarian)

Coca-Cola Market Square


Food Menu

Cherry Cola BBQ Pork Slider – $9.99 – Slow cooked carnitas with cherry cola BBQ sauce on a Hawaiian pretzel bun served with lemon-lime soda infused coleslaw

Orange Whoopie Pie – $6.99 – Orange soda whoopie pie filled with whipped topping and orange marmalade

Twisted Tater – $9.49 – Fried spiralized potato topped with choice of seasoning: seasoned salt (vegan) ghost pepper (spicy, vegan) garlic parmesan (vegetarian) sour cream and chives (vegetarian)

Drink Menu

Parade Punch – el Jimador tequila, pineapple-chipotle syrup, basil syrup topped with Fanta Orange

Carnaval Paloma – el Jimador tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, agave, pinch of salt topped with Fresca

Blackberry Krewe – New Amsterdam gin, blackberry syrup topped with Sprite

Premium Cocktail – Premium Cocktail mixed with your choice of liquor: Tito’s vodka, Bacardi rum, Cuervo Blanco tequila, Jack Daniel’s bourbon, Captain Morgan rum, Crown Royal whisky, Tanqueray gin


Food Menu

Colombian Burger – $9.99
Grilled burger with Monterey Jack cheese, pineapple cabbage slaw, cilantro garlic sauce, potato sticks
Paired with Aguardiente Punch – $21.99

Arepa de Choclo – $8.49
Traditional sweet corn cake filled with cheese and griddled with honey butter (Vegetarian)

Oblea – $6.99
Crispy wafer filled with dulce de leche, strawberries (Vegetarian)

Drink Menu

Aguardiente Punch
Cumbe Aguardiente, lime juice, simple syrup, blackberry concentrate, berry gummies
20 oz. Souvenir Cup – $17.00
Refill – $13.00
12 oz. – $13.00



Food Menu

Bananas Foster Crème Brûlée Crepe – $11.99
Banana caramel, vanilla cream, fresh bananas, whipped topping, brûléed sugar (Vegetarian)
Paired with Grand Framboise Slush – $25.99

Drink Menu

Grand Framboise Slush – $15.00
A decadent mélande of Grey Goose vodka, Gabriel Boudier Créme de Framboise, raspberry purée, white chocolate syrup
Add a float of Chambord for – $2.00

Charles De Fére Cuvee – $12.00

Patient Cottat Sauvignon Blanc – $13.00

Feudo Maccari Grillo – $12.00

Domaine du pavillon Chavannes Côte De Brouilly – $17.00


Food Menu

Chicken Schnitzel – $8.99
Fried crispy chicken thigh cutlet served with mustard and a lemon wedge

Currywurst – $7.99
Crispy skin German bratwurst sliced and topped with a spicy curry ketchup
Paired with Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier – $18.99

Käsespätzle – $4.99
Cheese spätzle topped with crispy onions (Vegetarian)

Bavarian Pretzel with Obatzda – $11.49
Warm pretzel with Bavarian beer cheese dip (Vegetarian)

Mutzen – $6.99
Fried lemon-vanilla fritters dusted with powdered sugar (Vegetarian)

Drink Menu

Beer Flight – $12.50
Flight with Warsteiner Pilsner, Weihensthaner Hefe Weissbier, Ayinger Celebrator

Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Radler
20 oz. Souvenir Stein – $16.00 Refill – $11.00
20 oz. Souvenir Cup – $15.00 Refill – $11.00
20 oz. – $12.00

Warsteiner Pilsener
20 oz. Souvenir Stein – $16.75 Refill – $11.75
20 oz. Souvenir Cup – $15.75 Refill – $11.75
20 oz. – $12.75

Ayinger Celebrator
20 oz. Souvenir Stein – $16.75 Refill – $11.75
20 oz. Souvenir Cup – $15.75 Refill – $11.75
20 oz. – $12.75

Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier
20 oz. Souvenir Stein – $16.00 Refill – $11.00
20 oz. Souvenir Cup – $15.00 Refill – $11.00
20 oz. – $12.00

Schladerer Himbeergist Brandy – $13.00
1.25 oz. pour

Jägermeister – $11.50
1.25 oz. pour


Food Menu

Roman Suppli – $7.99
Mozzarella and provolone filled risotto with vodka sauce, roasted red pepper aioli

Zabaglione with Berries – $5.99
Frangelico anglaise with mixed berries topped with toasted hazelnuts (Vegetarian)
*Contains alcohol
Paired with Aperol Spritz Sorbet – $18.99

Drink Menu

Aperol Spritz Sorbet – $14.00 *Krystal’s Pick
Aperol aperitivo with blood orange sorbet

Bollini Pinot Grigio – $15.00
6 oz. pour

Querceto Chianti – $11.00
6 oz. pour

Bertani Valpolicella – $14.00
6 oz. pour


Food Menu

Chilaquiles Verdes – $7.49 *Krystal’s Pick
Tortillas topped with chile braised shredded chicken, salsa verde, cilantro onion mix with lime crema and cotija cheese
Paired with Gran Añejo Margarita – $19.49

Quesabirria – $8.99
Birria beef in a corn tortilla with Monterey Jack, Oaxaca cheese, served with birria broth

Churro Loops & Chocolate – $7.99
Cinnamon sugar churro loops with Mexican chocolate dipping sauce (Vegetarian)

Drink Menu

Classic Margarita
el Jimador blanco tequila, lime juice, Dekuyper triple sec, agave nectar, smoked sea salt
20 oz. Souvenir cup – $17.00
Refill – $13.00
12 oz. – $13.00

Gran Añejo Margarita
Jose Cuervo Añejo tequila, DeKuyper Triple Sec, lime juice, agave, smoked sea salt
20 oz. Souvenir cup – $17.00
Refill – $13.00
12 oz. – $13.00

Jose Cuervo Añejo Tequila – $11.50
1.25 oz. pour

Modelo – $11.00

Modelo Chelada Lime – $14.50
Modelo Lime y Sol can

Modelo Chelada Pineapple – $14.50
Modelo Pineapple can

Agua Frescas – $5.49
Mango, Strawberry, Jamaica Hibscus

New Orleans

Food Menu

Beignets – $6.99 *Krystal’s Pick
Sweet fried pastry with powdered sugar (Vegetarian)

King Cake Mini – $6.49
Traditional cake with cinnamon swirl icing, Mardi Gras sprinkles and a Mardi Gras baby (Vegetarian)

Crawfish Étouffée – $7.49
Creamy crawfish and vegetable stew over white rice

Chicken & Andouille Jambalaya – $7.49
Mixed rice with andouille, blackened chicken, peppers and tomatoes

Fried Green Tomato Po’Boy – $12.49
Flash-fried green tomatoes, lettuce, onions, pickles, and Cajun remoulade served with Cajun kettle chips (Vegan)

Shrimp Gumbo – $7.49
Stew of trinity, shrimp, andouille, and bacon over white rice

Shrimp & Crawfish Boil – $14.49
Mixed bag with crawfish, shrimp, andouille, potatoes, and corn on the cobb

Drink Menu

Category 5 Punch *Krystal’s Pick
Cruzan dark rum, Myers dark rum, lime juice, orange juice, simple syrup, passion fruit puree, grenadine
Souvenir cup – $17.00
Refill – $13.00
12oz – $13.00

Espresso Martini – $14.00
Brewed coffee, JF Haden Espresso liqueur, New Amsterdam vodka, black sugar syrup

Chicory Coffee 16oz – $8.00
Chicory coffee, toasted marshmallow syrup, with toasted marshmallow cold foam



Pancit Bihon – $8.49
Rice noodles, sautéed vegetables, pulled chicken, garlic, soy sauce

Crispy Lumpia – $4.49
Pork-filled crispy rice paper roll with dipping sauce
Paired with Buko Juice – $18.49

Pandan Cheesecake – $6.99
Pandan cheesecake with whipped topping, shaved toasted coconut


Buko Juice – $12.00
Coconut water, coconut milk, coconut cream, pandan extract, smoked sea salt. Served in a souvenir coconut cup.

San Miguel – $10.75
European-style pale lager bottled

Puerto Rico

Food Menu

Pastelón – $8.99
A layered casserole of sweet plantain, picadillo beef topped with Edam cheese
Paired with Piña Colada – $20.99

Bacalaitos – $7.99
Crispy salt cod fritters with bell peppers, cilantro, and onions served with mayo ketchup

Pastelitos de Guayaba – $5.99
Guava-filled puff pastry with powdered sugar

Drink menu

Piña Colada
Ron del Barrilito Santa Ana Overproof rum, lime juice, coco cream, pineapple juice, smoked sea salt
20 oz. Souvenir cup – $17.00
Refill – $13.00
12 oz. – $13.00

Fanta Piña Colada – $4.99


Food Menu

Ensalada de Pulpo – $8.99
Traditional Spanish salad with octopus, fresh herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers, paprika, sherry vinegar
Paired with Sangria Rosado – $19.99

Papitas Bravas – $5.99
Seasoned crispy potatoes, paprika aioli (Vegan)

Crèma Catalana – $6.49
Brûléed citrus milk custard with candied orange peels (Vegetarian)

Drink Menu

Sangria Flight – $17.00
Flight of Sangria Tinto, Sangria Blanco, Sangria Rosado

Sangria Tinto – $12.00
Red sangria with Honoro Rioja, Torres 10 brandy, Ferrand dry curaçao, lemon juice, orange juice, blackberry extract, simple syrup

Sangria Rosado – $12.00
Rosé sangria with Honoro Rosé, New Amsterdam gin, strawberry purée, a pinch of smoked sea salt

Sangria Blanco – $12.00
White sangria with Honoro Vera Rueda, Bacardi rum, pineapple and lemon juices, simple syrup, lemon bitters, a pinch of smoked sea salt


Food Menu

Green Papaya Salad with Shrimp – $8.49
Sautéed shrimp on a salad of shredded green papaya, carrots, with Thai basil, peanuts, tossed in a spicy Thai dressing *contains peanut
Paired with Butterfly Pea Blossom Tea – $20.49

Green Curry with Chicken – $6.99
Spicy green curry chicken with shiitake mushrooms, eggplant, snap peas, red bell pepper, jasmine rice

Chicken Satay – $8.99
Marinated grilled chicken skewer with Thai cucumber, topped with peanut sauce 

Drink Menu

Butterfly Pea Blossom Tea
New Amsterdam gin, butterfly tea matcha, passion fruit syrup, mint syrup, simple syrup, lime juice in pipette
20 oz. Souvenir cup – $17.00
Refill – $13.00
12 oz. – $13.00
Mocktail – $8.00


Piña Colada
Ron del Barrilito Santa Ana Overproof rum, lime juice, coco cream, pineapple juice, smoked sea salt
20 oz. Souvenir cup – $17.00
Refill – $13.00
12 oz. – $13.00

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Universal Orlando Food and Beverage Card


Finding ANY discounts in theme parks is a tough task, especially for food! At Universal Mardi Gras you can save anywhere from $10-$30 on specialty Mardi Gras food with the Universal Orlando food and beverage card! Savor the mouthwatering flavors of global Carnaval celebrations from New Orleans to Spain to China and beyond with over 60 tasting-size menu items.

The “Mardi Gras Food and Beverage” card is a way to taste more and save more. Pay $65 for a card worth $75 for Mardi Gras food items. You might say “it’s only $10?” We’re saying “Hey! It’s $10!” A little savings can go a long way on your theme park vacation. Universal Orlando annual passholders have the option of saving more by purchasing an exclusive $150 card for only $120, a $30 savings.

Related Post: Our Top 5 Reasons to Visit Mardi Gras

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