Canadians, those that have ever been to Canada, and people that live in the vicinity of the North, do yourself a favor and turn back now. There is nothing for you in this post.
The Daily Poutine is a kiosk located directly behind the LEGO Store in the Town Center section of Disney Springs. It’s also in between Uniqlo and World of Disney and in front of Amorette’s Patisserie.
That’s the side entrance to World of Disney.
The kiosk opened with Disney Springs’ official unveiling back in May 2016. Since then, the Italian Poutine is down 40 cents, the French version is up 40 cents, and the $11 Unibroue Blanche de Chambly has been subbed out in favor of Labatt Blue.
The $8.49 “Classic – French Fries, Beef Poutine Gravy, and Cheddar Curds.” The thick fries are cooked fresh and reliably served hot and crispy with a soft interior, even under the weight of the gravy, which was appropriately thick with a subtle beefy tang. The bite size curds held up nicely against the gravy, which was served at just the right temperature to soften, but not melt, the cheese. Purists will scoff at the quality of the curds, which almost certainly arrive frozen, but they do offer a reliably cheesy flavor, even if the squeak isn’t there.
In my opinion, each of these bowls are best shared – it’s a large portion and the flavors are not particularly nuanced. B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. (reviewed here) is nearby and the Classic Poutine would be a fantastic side with any of the dishes served there.
The $9.39 “Latin Poutine – Fried Yucca, Black Beans, Pulled Pork, and Queso Fresco” was my favorite of the bunch.
Made with Fried Yucca instead of French Fries, the base here is actually crispier than potatoes, the creaminess of which contrasted really nicely with the salty pulled pork. There’s so much of it that it’s impossible to see the sizable portion of black beans underneath, which provided even more heft. I loved the Queso Fresco and the citrus vibe of whatever else was going on here. There was a complexity and variety of flavors that were lacking in the other options. Lots of flavor. Lots of protein. If you prefer, you can sub the steak fries for the yucca.
The $8.99 “Italian – French Fries, Mozzarella and Bolognese Sauce” was my least favorite of the bunch. This is jarred tomato sauce, non-melted parmesan cheese, and frozen steak fries coming together for what is a pretty bland outing. I’d go with one of the other options and pick up a bag of Ore-Ida fries in your grocer’s freezer aisle back home.
The $9.39 “French Poutine – French Fries, Mushroom Cream Sauce, and Gruyere Cheese” puts us back on track. The mushroom cream sauce was earthy, rich, and decadent with the chewy mushrooms adding interesting texture to the crispy fries. The gruyere offered a creamy, nutty quality that I think works even better than the cheese curds here in Lake Buena Vista. Sacrilegious, I know, but we’re not at The Banquise.
Overall, I would recommend any of the Poutines here with the exception of the Italian. Are they nine bucks each? Yes, but the portion is large and if you have three people, I don’t think there’s going to be any question that you got your three bucks worth, particularly on the Latin.
While the website has been known to enjoy the occasional cocktail, I’m not sure if I’ve seen Fireball Sangria elsewhere, here served with Beso Del Sol boxed Red Sangria and Fireball Whiskey for $9.99. It’s a large portion of what is apparently pure alcohol and I thought the fruity flavors in the sangria mixed surprisingly well with the strong cinnamon flavor in the whiskey. I actually enjoyed it so much that I bought a 1.75L bottle of Fireball and a 3L box of Beso Del Sol to bring home, only to find out that you get really tired of the flavor really fast. But served in this quantity, it’s surprisingly refreshing if you like Fireball.
Overall, The Daily Poutine is not necessarily a “must visit,” but it’s a really easy stop for a hearty snack and it’s possible that the Fireball Sangria is a hidden gem.