The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is back at Walt Disney World! This tasty food festival offers tapas-sized sips and bites spanning six continents. The variety of offers can seem overwhelming, so we’ve come up with just a few. fun routes to guide your culinary journey.
Whether you’re a picky eater or a foodie, you’re sure to find something new to sample at EPCOT Food & Wine Fest. This year’s festival runs from July 14 to November 19, 2022, so let’s get started!
If you like to push culinary boundaries and try bold and unexpected flavor pairings, try these favorite bites and sips.
- Kenya: Kenyan Coffee Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato and Maize Porridge and Kachumbari Slaw ($6.00)
- Flavors from Fire: Banh Mi Bao with Grilled Asian Skirt Steak, Chicken Liver Aioli, Pickled Vegetables and Cilantro ($5.75)
- France: Snail Brioche, Garlic Cream Sauce and Parsley ($7.25)
- India: Chicken Tikka Masala with Spicy Fennel Yogurt and Naan Bread ($6)
- India: Mango Lassi with Somrus Chai Cream Liqueur (a rum-based liqueur with exotic notes of cardamom, almond and rosewater, $11)
- Japan: Takoyaki: octopus, green onion and cabbage bites topped with tonkatsu sauce, bonito flakes and nori ($8.50)
- Les Alpes: Warm Swiss Raclette Cheese with Riesling-Poached Pears, Red Wine-Braised Figs, Candied Pecans, Honey, and Cranberry Toast ($5.50)
- The Noodle Exchange: All the options are great, but I especially like the Thai Prawn & Coconut Curry Rice Noodles with Shiitake Mushrooms and Thai Basil (PRICE TO BE DETERMINED)
- Sparkling Tastes: Berry Sour Ale Mimosa with Boulevard Brewing Co. Berry Noir Sour Ale and Sparkling Wine ($9)
- The French Fries Basket: French Fries Flight ($7.50). This brand new festival offering includes three types of gourmet fries: sea salt and malt vinegar, grilled bacon fries with smoked aioli, and sweet potato casserole fries with candied pecans, toasted marshmallow creme and caramel whiskey.
Bonus points if you dare to try the Swine Brine ($11), a drink as visually bizarre as its ingredient list. The cocktail is made with Jim Beam Bourbon, mustard, lemon juice and apple cider, all topped with a pig’s wing. I wouldn’t consider the Swine Brine to be some sort of “best of the fest” drink, but if you like trying unusual menu items, it’s definitely one of the more surprising drinks available at the Food & Wine Festival. of this year. Find it at Flavors from Fire, near Test Track.
Other quirky choices: Sticky Wings with Peanut Sauce and Grape Gel ($7.50, Brew-Wing at the Odyssey), Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-Flavoured Couscous ($6.75, Kenya), Crispy Paneer with mango curry ketchup ($5, India), Stone-baked Moroccan bread with hummus, chermoula and zhoug dips ($5, Morocco) and Dole Whip Watermelon (YEP, $5.25, Refreshment Outpost).
Complement your adventurous Food & Wine Festival date with interesting selections of beer, wine or cider. Try fun local beers like Playalinda Brewing Caramel Apple Pie Ale (Appleseed Orchard) or try beers from around the world, like Playalinda Brewing Company Ginger and Elderberry Ale (Tangierine Cafe) or Schöfferhofer Pineapple Hefeweizen (Germany). Most festival beers and ciders come in two sizes: get a 6 oz. pour for $5, or a 12 oz. pay for $9. We recommend trying a beer flight for maximum flavor impact!
Plus, don’t sleep on the Refreshment Outpost, which offers full sizes of Key Lime Kölsch, Allspice Hard Cider, and Nairobi Coffee Dark Beer brewed in Florida.
Whether you’re on a plant-based diet or just want to try something new, you’ll find plenty of tasty plant-based dishes at this year’s Food & Wine Festival.
- Earth Eats: Impossible Meatball with Herbed Polenta, Rustic Puttanesca Sauce, and Basil Pesto ($5.75)
- Earth Eats: The Impossible Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and Spicy Coleslaw on a Sesame Seed Bun ($6)
- The Basket of Fries: Adobo Yuca Fries with Garlic-Cilantro Aioli ($5.50)
- India: Potato and pea samosa with coriander and lime cream ($5.25)
- Tangierine Cafe (Morocco): Fried Falafel Pita with Tahini Sauce ($5.25)
- Brew-Wing at the Odyssey: Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Buffalo Sauce ($5)
- The Noodle Exchange: Tofu Pho with Mushrooms and Thai Basil (PRICE TO BE DETERMINED)
- Shimmering Tastes: Guava Mousse on Sugar Cookie with Coconut Lime Whipped Cream ($4.75)
The Impossible slider is a festival classic, and the yuca fries and crispy Brussels sprouts are the new stars of this year’s plant-based lineup. Of course, these are just a few of our favorites. Find even more plant-based dishes throughout the festival by looking for the green leaf symbol on menu boards or in your festival passport. These items are all made without animal meat, dairy products, eggs and honey.
For food allergies and other dietary requirements, be sure to check with the chef at each location when placing your order.
If you prefer to keep it simple, this list is a great place to start! With lots of cheesy goodness and classic, dishes without frills, even the most difficult can find something to enjoy here.
- Belgium: Belgian waffle with berry compote and whipped cream or chocolate ganache and whipped cream ($5)
- Brazil: Pão de Queijo: Brazilian cheese bread ($4.75)
- Canada: Canadian cheddar and bacon soup served with a pretzel roll ($5.75)
- Canada: Beef tenderloin with wild mushrooms “Le Cellier” ($9.25)
- China: ByeJoe Punch: Chinese BaiJiu Spirit, Piña Colada Mix and Lychee ($12.50)
- China: Mongolian Beef Bao Bun ($7.25)
- Earth Eats: Strawberry Freeze with Twinings® Lemon & Ginger Herbal Tea ($6 or try it with Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint Vodka for $11)
- France: Beignet aux Trois Fromages: Hot beignet filled with a mixture of 3 cheeses ($6)
- France: Vanilla Crème Brûlée with Raspberry Jam: Vanilla Crème Brûlée with homemade raspberry jam ($5.95)
- Germany: Apple strudel with vanilla sauce ($4.25)
- Hawaiʻi: Kālua Pork Slider with Sweet-and-Sour DOLE® Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise (Price TBD – booth opens 8/15)
- Shimmering Sips: Tropical Mimosa ($6.50) or try the Mimosa Flight, with tasting sizes of the Tropical, Key Lime, and Blood Orange mimosas for $14
- The Basket of Fries: Theft of Fries ($7.50). Yeah, this flight is so good it made the list twice! Picky eaters might not like all three types of fries included in this flight, but chances are you’ll like at least one of the three! It’s a great, low-risk way to try something new, without jeopardizing your wallet.
Incidentally, several of these dishes are included in Emile’s Fromage Montage, a cheese-themed food tour. You buy specific menu items, collect stamps in your festival passport, and redeem your completed passport for a free treat!
To find out more about the Montage d’Emile cheese, consult our best restaurants and drinks for coupleswhich offers the full list of food tours and even more recommendations to help you plan your visit to the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival.
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