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  • Writer's pictureCollin Brazan

What's on the menu for Universal Mardi Gras 2022

Updated: May 20

Universal's Mardi Gras celebration, running from Feb. 5-April 24, 2022, has 12 different food and drink kiosks—primarily themed to locations around the world—that provide guests with a robust and exciting dining tour.

New Orleans: Planet Mardi Gras

The event's central hub hosts four food kiosks themed around the Mardi Gras classic: New Orleans. Dining options include:

  • Crawfish & Shrimp Boil: Mixed bag of crawfish, shrimp, andouille sausage, red bliss potatoes, corn on the cob

  • Crawfish Boil: Mixed bag of crawfish, andouille sausage, red bliss potatoes, corn on the cob

  • King Cake: Traditional King Cake with cinnamon swirl icing and colored sanding sugar.

*May be boxed to take home

  • Mardi Gras Marshmallow Pie: Marshmallow, graham cracker cookies, chocolate, Mardi Gras sprinkles

  • Cajun Twisted Frank

  • Muffuletta: Mortadella, salami, ham, mozzarella and provolone cheese, olive relish on a toasted sesame seed bun

  • Chicken & Andouille Sausage Jambalaya: Mixed rice with andouille sausage, chicken, shrimp, peppers, tomatoes, finished with a spiced crawfish

  • Shrimp Gumbo with rice: New Orleans-style gumbo with gulf shrimp, bacon, andouille sausage, okra and bell peppers, served over white rice

  • Cajun Twisted Tater

  • Cajun Twisted Frank with Chorizo Queso: Flash-fried ribbon potato, thinly sliced, skewered and stuffed with a Nathan’s Famous foot-long hot dog

  • A New Twist on Taters: Old Forester Bourbon, Gran Gala Orange Liqueur, brown sugar sweet potato syrup, Mexican chocolate bitters, lemon juice

  • Category 5 Punch: Myers’s Dark Rum, Cruzan Aged Dark Rum, passion fruit purée, orange and lime juice, grenadine, agave nectar

  • Piña Verde: Bacardi Superior Rum, Chartreuse green liqueur, Coco López Cream of Coconut, pineapple and lime juice, fresh mint

  • Abita Purple Haze

  • North Coast Brewing Co. Pranqster

Bloody Mary Bar

  • Traditional Bloody Mary, spiked with New Amsterdam Vodka, your choice of traditional mild or wild version with Louisiana hot sauce and Sriracha hot chili sauce


  • Pulled Chicken Coxinha: Crispy pulled chicken teardrop fritters

  • Romeo & Juliet Coxinha: Guava and cheese-filled pastry bites

  • Beef Coxinha: Tender beef filled crispy rissole

  • Strawberry Caipirinha Punch: Leblon Cachaça, agave nectar, strawberry purée, lime juice

  • Pineapple Caipirinha Punch: Leblon Cachaça, agave nectar, pineapple and lime juice

Central America: Cosmic Cruisin'

  • Choripan with French fries: Grilled chorizo, garlic mayo, chimichurri, tomato and onion curtido, split-top roll

  • Salchipapas: Chorizo, chipotle ketchup, dijonnaise, tomato and onion curtido, crinkle cut fries

  • Guava Comet Margarita: El Jimador Blanco Tequila, guava, white grapefruit and lime juice, agave nectar

  • Ommegang Neon Rainbows: Hazy IPA

  • Finca Resalso Ribera Del Duero: Dry red wine

  • Finca Nueva Rioja Crianza: Dry red wine

  • Carro Yecla: Dry red blend

Floribbean: Cape Canaveral

  • Sweet Corn Johnny Cake: Pulled jerk jackfruit, blood orange creama, avocado, yellow mole sauce

  • Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche: Poached shrimp, marinated radish, blood orange sorbet

  • Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcakes: Marinated strawberries, basil mascarpone cream, orange blossom honey on a buttermilk biscuit

  • Buttermilk Lemon Blueberry Shortcakes: Blueberry compote, basil mascarpone cream, orange blossom honey on a buttermilk biscuit

  • Conch Fritters: Flash fried conch served with grilled pineapple and a pineapple remoulade

  • Cape Guayaba: New Amsterdam vodka, guava and lime juice, agave nectar, fresh mint

  • Goombay Smash: Cruzan Aged Dark Rum, Ron Q Coco Rum, Grand Marnier, Coco López Cream of Coconut, pineapple, orange and lime juice

  • Tampa Bay Old Elephant Foot IPA

  • Swamp Head Wild Night: Honey cream ale

  • Mohua Sauvignon Blanc: Dry white wine

Fusion: Machine Planet

  • Creole Crab Beignets: Cajun brown sugar dusted beignets, stuffed with creamy crab dip and scallions

  • Ube Ice Cream Bubble Waffle: Purple sweet potato ice cream in a matcha green tea bubble waffle, topped with marshmallows, toasted coconut, strawberry Pocky sticks and popping candies

  • Mardi Gras Bubble Waffle: Ube and matcha swirl soft-serve ice cream in a Belgian bubble waffle, topped with Mardi Gras sprinkles and sweet corn Pocky sticks

  • Carrot Cake Concoction: Frozen carrot cake slush topper with purple ube ice cream

  • Junk Barge Fuel: Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, Kahlúa, Monin Caramel, Mexican chocolate bitters, agave nectar, iced coffee

  • Duclaw Sweet Baby Java: Espresso bean infused chocolate peanut butter porter

  • Fonseca Ruby Port: Sweet red fortified wine

  • Fonseca Tawny Port: Sweet dark fortified wine

  • Croft Pink Port: Sweet rosé fortified wine

India: Floral Planet

  • Vegetable Vindaloo: Romanesco cauliflower florets and sweet potatoes, braised in a hot and sour broth, served with basmati rice

  • Chana Masala: Spiced chickpea curry, served with tomato and onion salad, basmati rice, naan bread

  • Vegan Golden Chai Chocolate Blondies: Chai-spiced vegan dessert bar with dark and white vegan chocolates

  • Potato, Pea and Carrot Samosas: Served with green chutney

  • Emerald Mojito: Bacardi Superior Rum, agave nectar, lime juice, tropical green tea, fresh mint

  • Gaea Smash: New Amsterdam Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, sparkling mineral water, fresh purple opal basil

  • Allagash White: Belgian-Style witbier

  • New Belgium Dominga Mimosa Sour: Wood-aged, orange-flavored sour wheat ale

  • Raventós I Blanc Cava: Dry sparkling white wine


  • Tomato Basil Arancini: Fried risotto filled with tomato basil mascarpone with a spicy arrabiata sauce

  • Meatball Garlic Bread Pressed Slider: Italian meatballs topped with mozzarella cheese stuffed between two slices of Texas Garlic Toast

  • Orange Dream Spiked Float: New Amsterdam Vodka, Gran Gala Orange Liqueur, vanilla gelato and Orange Fanta

  • Vanilla-Amaretto Rum Gelato Float: Cruzan Aged Dark Rum, Disaronno Amaretto, vanilla gelato and Coca-Cola

  • Triple-Raspberry Gelato Float: 360 Red Raspberry Vodka, raspberry purée, raspberry gelato and Sprite

  • Vietti Moscato: Sweet sparkling white wine

  • Querceto Chianti: Dry red wine

  • Truffle Hunter Barbaresco

Southeast Asia: Volcano Planet

  • Papas Bravas: Crispy roasted potatoes, salsa bravas, garlic aioli, parsley

  • Savory Sopaipilla: Roasted butternut squash, pumpkin seeds, pebre salsa, cilantro

  • Shrimp Laksa: Shrimp, tofu, chicken, hard boiled eggs, Asian noodles in a spicy coconut curry broth

  • Rou Jia Mo: Braised pork, Thai chili peppers, mustard greens, cilantro in a soft griddled bun

  • Cosmic Mangonada: Frozen purple mango slush layered with Tajín seasoning and Chamoy sauce (non-alcoholic)

  • Cosmic Cornucopia: New Amsterdam Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Owen’s Cucumber, Lime and Mint Craft Mixer, honeydew melon balls

  • Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze: Hazy IPA

  • Stiegl Radler Zitrone: Lemon Radler

  • Sauvion Vouvray: Slightly sweet white wine

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