Top Picks for a Very Foodie Halloween in Orlando

Part of Visit Orlando's 13 Weeks of Frightful Fun in Orlando

Visit Orlando continues our 13 Weeks of Frightful Fun in Orlando with this week's ghostly good tips to help plan your Halloween fun in Orlando.

Halloween fun in Orlando doesn't have to be all about spine-chilling screams or store-bought treats. Here's six specialty treats and food fun activities that will please your ghoulish-gourmands this Halloween.


#1 Little Griffin Pumpkin Patch

For the perfect kids Halloween fun, join the pumpkin harvest at  Whisper Creek Farm at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes! Walk through an on-site pumpkin patch and learn how to carve pumpkins, roast pumpkin seeds and make candied apples.

Whisper Creek Farm Pumpkin Patch 

While the kids play, parents can enjoy warm apple cider and fresh cinnamon donuts. Join the fun on Saturday, October 26 from 2-5 p.m., $30 per child 12 and under, adults free (All children must be accompanied by an adult).


#2 Appletons Home Town Cafe

How would like to be enjoy the finest home cooked food in Orlando served by a staff who loves to scare guests? For the past 14 Halloweens, Appletons Home Town Cafe has been transforming into the freakiest place to eat in Central Florida.

Appletons Home Town Cafe

Located just north of downtown Orlando, Appleton's Cafe is at 3575 West Lake Mary Boulevard, Lake Mary. It's open for breakfast and lunch only, but will be open all day on Halloween!


#3 Universal's Dead Walkers Signature Drink

Every year Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights has a signature drink and the "Dead Walker" returns from last year's debut. This part vodka, part fruit juice, and part Full Throttle energy drink will give you a boost to make it through all the mazes.

Universal's Dead Walker Signature Drink

The drinks are $10 each and come in a souvenir glass that lights up at the bottom. Refills are $7 each. For a money saver, keep your glass to get the cheaper refills on the various mixed drinks and draft beers throughout the park.


#4 Yum Yum Halloween Cupcakes

Delivering Halloween delights to a neighborhood near you, Orlando's Yum Yum Cupcake Truck is serving up their Halloween cupcake collection. The special order flavors include the Count Velvet, Boo-Cake, and Worms in Dirt (1/2 dozen minimum order).

Yum Yum Halloween Cupcakes

Or you can trick or treat the truck using their online truck tracker for more seasonal treats like their Hootenanny Harvest Apple, Pumpkin Gingy or the Drunkin' Pumpkin. Mmm... Yum! Yum!


#5 Death By Cheesecake

Guests of the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando beware. There's a killer cheesecake on the Star Services (in-room dining) menu. Have this devilish delight delivered directly to your room. 

Death By Cheescake at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel 

This is the perfect way to end your evening if you're visiting Universal Orlando for Halloween Horror Nights 23.  "Since when did it become a crime to love cheesecake this much?"


#6 Candied Apple Decorating at SeaWorld

An all-new activity this year at SeaWorld Orlando's Halloween Spooktacular is an Apple Decorating Station, where kids and adults can have a "splash" creating their own candied apple.   It's part of Penelope's Party Zone where children are immersed in the wonders of the sea through music, crafts, games, and colorful characters.

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular Apple Decorationg 

As a bonus treat from SeaWorld, here's a do-it-yourself Halloween goody: Caramel Apples.


  • 6 apples  
  • 1 (14 oz.) package of individually wrapped caramels  
  • 2 tablespoons milk  
  • 6 wooden craft sticks  
  • 2 cups favorite topping (crushed peanuts, Oreos, M&M's, etc.)


  1. Remove the stem from each apple  
  2. Press a wooden craft stick into the top  
  3. Unwrap the caramels and place into a microwave-safe bowl  
  4. Add milk and microwave for two minutes, stirring once  
  5. Allow to cool briefly  
  6. Dip each apple in caramel sauce until well-coated  
  7. Roll in your favorite topping  
  8. Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper to cool

Check back next week for more Halloween in Orlando insider tricks and treats from Visit Orlando.


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