The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium – Universal Studio’s Orlando
Like Willy Wonka is to Charlie, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium is a dessert foundry of tranquility for anyone. H-A-K-U-N-A M-A-T-A-T-A. Yeah, you hear it right. When it comes to weekends, I worry less about my calorie intake and more about which delightful toothsome delight I will devour. And, with my profuse experience, I will enlighten you with the lesser-known facts about The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen.
H-A-K-U-N-A M-A-T-A-T-A means: “no trouble” or “no worries” or “take it easy”.
About The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
Whenever we visit Walt Disney World or Universal Studio’s Orlando, we always make a point to try a new restaurant. The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen has been on our list of places to try for a while. I’m glad we waited for the initial hype to die down as we were able to get a table after a short wait.
So what’s all the fuss about, and what makes this place so unique?
Opening in September of 2016, this restaurant is a must for anyone with a sweet tooth. And, while the restaurant does have a full menu, it’s fair to say that it’s the milkshakes and sweets on offer that make this a one-of-a-kind experience. Couple the delicious desserts on offer with the Steampunk theme, and you’ll experience a dining experience like no other.
The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium is complete with two-level dining, a gift shop, and a dessert bar. It features a menu with a wide variety of dishes – from all-day brunch crepes and quiches to unique takes on classic steak, seafood, and pasta entrees, gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads, and more.
You will be amazed to see the giant steampunk building with a working smoke pipe that blows off steam when you arrive. Once you enter, you will find that the peculiar aesthetic and gastronomic cuisines brilliantly enhanced the dining experience.
The delightfully quirky world of chocolaty wonder with gadgets and gizmos is a crowd-pleaser, and it’s one of a kind.
The 19th Century Steampunk Theme
K. W. Jeter, the author of the novel Morlock Night coined the term “Steampunk” in 1987. For Jeter, Steampunk implies speculative fiction in steam vs. electricity, but it’s since been adapted. Now, commonly used to describe a movement that is artistic and cultural.
From the gold and black touches, the two-story screen to the beaming interior. Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen have a fully fleged 19th-century steampunk vibe. The walls are decorated with skulls, clocks, and books, and the staff is dressed as animated characters. One of the characters looks like Manolo Sanchez, which reminds me of the Andres Carne De Res cafe in Colombia.
Aside from the food, guests can meet Penelope Tibeaux-Tinker toothsome, Jaques, and her robot friend.
Staff in SteamPunk Costumes
Penelope Toothsome and her robot companion Jacques created Toothsome as the world’s best chocolate emporium to homage her fellow adventurer parents. Penelope and Jacques walk around the restaurant, frequently posing for photos and interacting with guests.
Best Time to Visit The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium
This is a loaded question because it all depends on how busy the parks are and the traffic volume at CityWalk.
I would recommend you avoid weekends. Florida‘s theme parks are notoriously heaving over the weekends. And avoid any major holidays.
The best time to avoid any crowd is 11 AM when it opens. It is quiet at this time, and you’re all but guaranteed to be seated.
Don’t mistake the word ‘Chocolate’ and expect it to be about chocolate gnocchi, chocolate wings, and chocolates everywhere. The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium has a full menu that offers delicious seafood and steak dishes and a wide. And, the onsite gift shop offers hundreds of different types of sweets, including an impressive macaron collection.
We purchased several macarons:
A macaron is a French sweet meringue-based confection. The macaron is traditionally held to have been introduced in France by the Italian chef of queen Catherine de Medici during the Renaissance. They are trendy delicacies that melt in your mouth.
The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Food Menu
Like I mentioned before, the menu is not all chocolate. Choose from beef and mushroom crepe stuffed with spinach and bacon, onion and jam, topped with shredded brisket, and fried mushroom and mushroom sauce. Or, try the pork belly sliders and truffle fries. In the mood for a salad? Try the Waldorf chicken salad – you won’t be disappointed! There are so many dishes to choose from, and this colossal menu accommodates every taste.
The chefs at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium give personal attention to your dietary needs. You can inform the staff or the chef about any food allergies or intolerances. The culinary team will make sure you don’t come into contact with any food that may affect you.
If you are religious and need special accommodations, they provide a special Kosher menu to their guests. Kosher meals are made to order and require 72 hours advance notice and a dining reservation.
The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Milkshake Menu
Now for the fun part! We’ve talked about the food, the theme, and the gift shop. However, the real star attraction is the Milkshake collection. These are no ordinary milkshakes. They are a dessert in a glass, and they are massive! Their signature milkshakes are a must-try, and one can’t afford to miss ordering them.
I think the milkshakes are the star attraction. They are so big you could have one as your meal, especially dining at lunch.
The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium milkshakes are achingly sweet and served in a souvenir mason jar. They are crowned with many fantastic yet absurd toppings like a cupcake, brownie, or lime pie.
Landon, aka the Monkey, ordered the Cookie Jar:
Fourteen dollars may seem like a lot for a milkshake, but you get to keep the mason jar. Think how expensive souvenir cups cost, and I think you’ll agree that the price is very fair. Landon loved the milkshake and said it was by far the highlight of the entire experience. I tend to agree. The food is good, but the milkshakes are what everyone’s here for.
Reserve Your Spot At The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium
The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium does accept reservations. You can either call them or book your reservation online.
Note: You have to book in advance for special occasions like birthday parties, anniversaries, get together, or office parties.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What do you get at toothsome Chocolate Emporium?
A: It depends! You can either visit and buy sweets and chocolate, or you can dine here.
Q: What is the best milkshake at Toothsome?
A: Most people say the Red Velvet Milkshake, but it’s subjective. Order the one you like:)
Q: Is Toothsome Chocolate Emporium on the dining plan?
A: No, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium is not included in the dining plan.
If you have a sweet tooth, this place offers up tons of chocolates and ice cream. And, it has a good menu. So now you know what to expect and have seen the menu, all that is left is to book a reservation!
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Nikki Webster is a travel writer who covers how to travel while grinding a day job and travel without breaking the bank, hotels, cruising, and off-the-beaten-track experiences. She is particularly fond of Florida and writes extensively about the state. She flies around 60,000 miles per year and has visited 54 countries, 50 states, and six continents. You can read all about her travels at www.britonthemove.com.