Universal Studios may not be known for its secret menu items like Disney parks are, but their list of unexplored food items is just as long. In the last few years, Universal Studios has outdone themselves by bringing in all sorts of new restaurants, and with them, exciting new meal opportunities. There are so many new establishments, in fact, that it seems nearly impossible for guests to have discovered all their viable options.
From CityWalk to The Leaky Cauldron in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, there are plenty of secluded foods that your average Universal guest isn’t aware of. And with that, here are 10 secret menu items only expert visitors will order at Universal Studios.
10 Guinness Stew
Where: Leaky Cauldron
You are going to find a ton of surprise menu items at The Leaky Cauldron. This staple restaurant inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley comes with a bevy of food, dessert, and quick service options.
And while their fish and chips are a go-to meal, another must-try is their Beef Lamb & Guinness Stew. This overflowing bowl comes out piping hot and the cooks aren't stingy with the ingredients. It comes in a large bread bowl and is stuffed with lamb, beef, and heavily chopped vegetables.
9 Cauldron Cakes
Where: Sugarplum's Sweet Shop
Universal Studios recently revamped this confectionary treat and people went crazy over it. Originally, this famous Harry Potter candy was made up of a simple chocolate cauldron-shaped formula that fell flat compared to the Chocolate Frogs. So Universal decided to whip out a fresh batch of reimagined Cauldron Cakes into this glorious manifestation. It certainly lives up to the image readers would have gotten from the books.
The Cauldron Cakes come with a souvenir cauldron which has a rich chocolate cake nestled inside and is topped with flaming orange and yellow buttercream frosting.
8 The Webb Burger
Where: Finnegan's Bar and Grill
Right across from The Mummy ride is a quaint Irish restaurant that is mostly celebrated for its atmosphere and its cocktails. It does an excellent job paying homage to its featured roots with dishes such as Bangers and Mash and Shepherd's Pie right on the menu. But it's Finnegan's Webb Burger that has food critics raving.
The loaded sandwich is comprised of beef and Swiss cheese and comes with a mouth-watering blend of shredded potatoes and onions. The webbed mixture is fried and battered for that true Irish flair.
7 Krusty Burger
Where: Krusty Burger
This one is no secret; however, the guests will sometimes forgo this Simpson's classic in favor of Harry Potter meals, which are just across the bridge. The Krusty Burger restaurant itself has plenty of options from The Ribwich Combo to Sideshow Bob's Foot-Long Platter.
But if you want to live like a true resident of Springfield, you'll need to try this burger with cheddar cheese sauce, a giant tomato slice, iceberg lettuce, and Krusty's famous secret sauce. Plus, it comes with curly fries and a shake, so it can't really get much better than that!
6 Mucho Macho Nachos
Where: Bumblebee Man's Taco Truck
If you're looking for a midday snack in between The Simpson's Ride and your journey to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, stop by the Springfield food truck. The food truck became an instant hit inside the Simpson's sector of Universal Studios.
Right before the luxurious Duff Beer Garden and across from the Kwik-E-Mart, you'll find Bumblebee Man's Taco Truck. The Mucho Macho Nachos are the local favorite, made up of beef or chicken and piled high with cheese sauce, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, jalapeños, and green onions.
5 Chicken & Waffle Sandwich
Where: Cletus’ Chicken Shack
Chicken and waffles have quickly become the new peanut butter and jelly, and Universal is here for it. Their very own chicken and waffle sandwich can be found at Cletus’ Chicken Shack in the Simpson's Fast Food Boulevard.
The waffles are baked to a light crisp, which bodes well with the savory crispy chicken that is nestled between them. This might be Universal's best-kept secret and one that avid foodies have become eager to share.
4 Korean Tacos
Where: Bumblebee Man's Taco Truck
Another relic from Bumblebee Man's Taco Truck is the Korean tacos. There is nothing better to wash down your Duff beer with than these braised beef snacks.
They are wrapped in a delightfully warm corn tortilla and are slopped together with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream. You can also add in their zesty cucumber and radish topping, which tastes incredible with the side of chips.
3 Butterbeer Potted Cream
Where: The Leaky Cauldron
Anything that is Butterbeer-flavored in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is going to see success. Most people immediately flock to The Fountain of Fair Fortune or The Hopping Pot for quick access to a traditional Butterbeer. Or they might visit Florean Fortescue's Ice-Cream Parlour for Butterbeer ice cream. But there's actually one more Butterbeer delight, and you will only find it inside the Leaky Cauldron.
This potted cream dessert is a butterscotch custard that is served in an adorable mason jar. It's not as sweet as the drink recipes (which can be a good thing for some people), and it actually costs $1 less!
2 Lobster Roll
Where: Lombard Seafood Grill
Lombard's remains as the last shop standing from the previous Jaws-themed section of Universal Studios. Most people surpass this restaurant in their haste to check out the London square that is just a few blocks ahead (and the titillating Diagon Alley just beyond that). The restaurant sits perched over the edge of the central pond and offers an assortment of deluxe seafood options.
Among them is the lobster roll, which is a bed of seafood goodness that you won't find anywhere else in the park. It's made with 100% North Atlantic lobster with Dijon mayonnaise and shredded lettuce. This filling sandwich is served on a toasted bun with a side of seasoned potato chips.
1 Scotch Eggs
Where: The Leaky Cauldron
And finally, we have the Scotch eggs. These aren't listed directly on the menu, as they typically come on the Ploughman's Platter. However, you can order them just by themselves.
These hard-boiled eggs are wrapped in a nest of meat, which is generously coated with bread crumbs. You can get them as an appetizer or with the platter, which also comes with an apple beet salad, cheese, bread, and pickles.