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Traditional Churro Stand Near Disneyland Is Serving Strawberry Funnel Cake Churros

Just outside of Disneyland, you can find the Don Churros Gomez stand cranking out a 50-year-old tradition on weekends. They’re likely the only churro shop in the country to sell churro grueso, a unique, bread-like churro found in Yahualica, Jalisco, Mexico. Don Churros, which originally started in the mountains of Yahualica, is now putting a creative spin on those churros worthy of their theme park neighbors.

Their new Strawberry Funnel Cake Churro is a way to celebrate summer that holds true to churros but brings in the flavors of funnel cake. It takes nearly half a spiralized rosca, or thread, of churros to make, and is coated con nieve style, with powdered sugar, a wild strawberry ice cream, and wild strawberry syrup drizzled on top. The wild strawberry is less sweet but more aromatic, lending a strong fruity flavor to the treat.

You can also order the Strawberry Funnel Cake Churro in churro grueso form, which acts more like an elongated ice cream sandwich with churro buns. The chewy yet crispy churro grueso adds an intriguing balance of textures to an already craveworthy combination.

The proverbial cherry on top with Don Churros Gomez, however, is the mesmerizing process they use to make their churros come to life. Cooking them by the massive spiral or rosca, which you can see in the below video or through their stand’s windows, is core to what makes this churro such a full-on sensory experience.

Don Churros will be selling these throughout the summer as their first-ever limited time offering, and if it goes well, may begin serving up other special edition churro desserts in the near future.

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The Traditional Churro Spirals From This Food Truck Are A Disneyland Employee Favorite

While churros are, without question, one of Disneyland’s most iconic snacks, if you’re looking for the most legit churros in the surrounding area, just follow the theme park’s employees to their actual go-to churro spot.

For many Disney cast members, Don Churros Gomez, a relative newcomer in the ultra-competitive churro scene, is the ultimate churro destination in Anaheim.

Co-owner Jaime Nuñes Gomez serves his fair share of Disneyland employees, including those that run the in-park churro stands.

He was even asked to cater a large event thrown by the union representing Disneyland’s food and beverage staff, where many employees admitted to loving and recommending his business.

All this love is shown because what Jaime and his family crank out at Don Churros Gomez, is a delicious taste of history.

While they’ve only been open in the US for less than a year, their churro mastery is stuff of legend in Yahualica, a village in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.

There, Churreria Gomez has been giving locals their fried dough fix for over 50 years, with a family recipe, which just happens to be vegan, that hasn’t changed a bit in that time span.

With massive spiral churros coming out of the deep fryer, along with the churro stand’s open-air mystique, customers at both locations always leave with a smile on their face, and a traditional Mexican churro experience.

In terms of who’s running the show, it’s a complete family affair. Jaime’s father Isaias, mother Maria, and cousin Victor own and operate the original stand down in Yahualica, while Jaime and his brother Ricky run for the Anaheim cart, which serves more than 2,000 churros daily.

Don Churros Gomez actually sells two different types of churros, one of which is almost impossible to find anywhere else in the United States. They have the traditional iteration with a taste and texture more familiar to American churro lovers, as well as the churro grueso, a variant native to the highlands of Jalisco. Called the “Don Churro” on the menu, this special churro is crispy on the outside, and a lot more doughy on the inside than your standard churro.

Both churro types can be ordered by the rosca, where an entire thread/spiral is cut up into pieces and served with cajeta (a traditional Mexican caramel spread) imported from Jalisco. You can also order individual churros with scratch-made abuelita, (a hot chocolate mixed with cinnamon and sugar) or with smooth vanilla ice cream.

For those looking to get an all-in-one experience, there’s also the “Churro Know” combo. You won’t find this on the official menu, but asking for it reveals a treasure trove of a churro, ice cream, and cajeta all crammed into a split open “Don Churro.” It’s built for those looking for something insane to post to their Instagram feeds, and is decadent enough to rival any treat from nearby Disneyland.

Don Churros is only open Thursday and Friday from 5:30-10:30 p.m., and on weekends from 6-10:30 p.m.