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Greetings Internet Stranger, and welcome to the best Epcot Food and Wine Booths. The Epcot Theme Park at Disney World is famous for its festivals in general and its Food and Wine Festival specifically. After all, Epcot is dedicated to showcasing cultures from around the world all the year round, so an international food and wine festival seems right up its alley.
Well, there are many more Epcot Food and Wine booths than a person could fit into a single trip, I can promise you that! But I can also promise you that with me as your guide, you’ll be able to stuff as many delicious goodies down your gullet as you possibly can in two days. Just follow me to find out how!
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Where Should I Stay?
As a solo-traveling non-driver, I recommend staying at one of the Disney resorts for your day at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival because the transportation to and from the parks to the hotel is so convenient. I like to stay at one of the Port Orleans hotels because I am ride or die for The Princess and the Frog.
However, you don’t have to stay at a Disney resort if you’d rather be more independent. Orlando has thousands upon thousands of excellent hotels.
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Epcot Food and Wine Booths Day ONE
This is pretty much what we’re going to do all day. After all, you probably only get a short amount of time at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, and you’re going to want to stuff as much goodness in your face as you possibly can.
In between bites, work off the calories by strolling around and admiring the scenery at Epcot, like the replica of Canada’s famous Butchart Gardens above. But mostly we will just eat, eat, and eat. And then eat some more.
And yes, in case you’re wondering, I did eat all of the following in just one day. I regret nothing.
Approximately Top 5: Epcot Food and Wine Festival Morning
The Australia booth has had yummy treats every year I have gone to the Epcot Food and Wine booths, which is a pleasant surprise, since I don’t think Australia the country is primarily known for delicious food.
My favorite order at the Australia booth is generally the lamb. They make it with different sides every year, but it’s always flavorful and a great way to get some lean protein in your day of decadent eating. Pair it with some fine Australian wines for even more fun!
Belgium is another country at the Epcot Food and Wine booths that’s not necessarily known for amazing food, but I have been to Belgium a couple of times, and let me tell you that the Belgians do at least four things really well: chocolate, waffles, beer, and frites.
Well, you can’t get frites at the Belgium booth, but you can get beer AND mini waffles topped with chocolate. This served as a fluffy and not too rich “dessert” after the two savory dishes we have just eaten. Instead of a Belgian beer–or WITH a Belgian beer, this blog is a judgment-free zone–you can get a coffee cocktail made with liqueur.
3) Refreshment Port
It’s everyone’s favorite Canadian treat: poutine! This dish is so popular at the Epcot Food and Wine booths that it kind of gets its one of its own Epcot Food and Wine booths and doesn’t have to share with the other Canadian treats, like ketchup chips, at the Canada booth. I ordered the duck poutine like a fancy lady, and I gotta say I was pleasantly surprised.
The duck was moist and you could really taste the yummy wine and bechamel sauces. The fries were thick enough to stand up to the massive amounts of drippings and moisture from the sauce as well. My one complaint is that the gravy was not quite thick enough, but over all, this is way better than I expected Disney World duck poutine to be.
They don’t have the duck poutine this year, but you can get either traditional or braised beef, and I’m sure that will be just as good.
4) Canada Booth
It’s not every day that you can to visit two Canada-themed food booths in one day. But that’s just what makes the Epcot Food and Wine booths so special, Internet Stranger! Now you get to try the cheese soup from Epcot’s fancy-pants Canadian steakhouse Le Cellier, without having to shell out the big bucks for a filet mignon or needing to make a reservation ten years in advance.
The cheese soup had a little heat in it–I wondered if it was from the black pepper. The whole soup is yummy, but the best part is the succulent bacon flavor. And don’t sleep on the dense pretzel bread because it’s perfect for dipping.
This dish is also part of Emile’s Fromage Montage, where you have to eat five different cheese-based dishes and then get a special treat to eat. Don’t forget to ask for the stamp in your book to complete Emile’s Fromage Montage.
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Afternoon: Keep Eating!
You thought I was joking about eating all day! I’m never joking, Internet Stranger! We’ll eat all day, and we’ll like it! (I admit this itinerary is easier to follow if you bring a friend who can share the snacks with you. Or just do what I did and make some friends at Epcot who admire your Maleficent-themed Minnie ears. Potato-Potahto.)
And speaking of potato chips, it’s time to find more of the…
Approximately Top 5: Epcot Food and Wine Booths Afternoon
1) Ireland Booth
We’re going back to alternating sweet-savory-boozy, so let’s off to a country that is justly not-quite famous for its fine cuisine: Ireland! (I’m half-Irish myself, and I kid because I love.) Ireland is definitely not famous for chocolate desserts, so I was surprised to find that the star of the show here is the chocolate pudding.
But I needn’t have been worried to try this chocolate deliciousness. It was lovely and crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, just like a lava cake should be. I guess the Irish part comes from the powerful whiskey hard sauce poured over top. Whiskey makes everything Irish, as my grandmother used to say.
2) Brazil Booth
Brazil is one of my favorite food countries in the world, but at this point you’ll be a little bit stuffed when you arrive, so you might not be able to go for something as large as the moqueca, a rich fish stew. Try snacking on some pao de queijo (Brazilian cheesy bread) instead.
Just like the chocolate cake, it’s crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside. And cheese is basically the chocolate of savory foods in that it’s amazing and delicious and everyone with sense craves it all the time.
Oddly enough, the France pavilion is famous for mimosa like this strawberry rose concoction, which is odd because I don’t think Real France is famous for brunch. Like, I would never tell you to go to Paris for some sweet eggs Benny. But the strawberry rose mimosa is a sparkly, not-too-sweet treat, nonetheless.
And I bet you’re really surprised to see escargots–snails–on the menu at Disney World. However, they’re here and they’re spectacularly garlicky and fun to chew on. Don’t deprive yourself of this adventure! Remy would approve of you trying new things.
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Evening: EAT! EAT LIKE YOU’VE NEVER EATEN BEFORE!
We’re almost there, Internet Stranger! We’ve arrived in the home stretch. Just a few more dishes and you can retire for the night, safe and snug in your hotel bed, with dreams of escargots dancing in your head. But first!
Approximately Top 5: Epcot Food and Wine Booths Evening
The China pavilion has a different boba (bubble) tea every year, and boy do I love my boba. There are approximately a flobbityjillion boba tea places in NYC, and the best boba for me is one that is sweet, but not too sweet, has firm boba, and retains a recognizable tea flavor.
You also don’t want to have so much sugar that you can’t taste the tea. This boba milk tea scored three out of three for me.
For the food, we’re trying the dan dan noodles, which have a nice spicy, nutty kick to them.
Here we are at Spain, a country with truly amazing food. We’ve been feasting on so many treats that I’m not convinced it would be a great idea to start shoving paella down our gullets. Let’s try something a little lighter instead.
So why not go with the charcuterie? Tons of Spanish meat and cheese, so there’s nothing to hate here!
3) Noodle Exchange
This booth first joined the Epcot Food and Wine Festival in 2021, and it quickly became popular. Who doesn’t love noodles? It’s just a big bowl of carbs and carbs make pretty much everyone happy.
But this bowl of udon is even better because not only does it have carbs, it’s also full of salt and fat. Everything you need to finish your day right!
4) Flavors of America
I always make fun of the American Pavilion at Epcot because it is lacking in so many ways, even though I believe technically that Florida is part of the United States. The American Adventure show is great, and so are the a Capella singers, but it’s just lacking in terms of food and shopping.
That’s why I am so excited to eat this delicious carrot cake at the Flavors of America booth. It was beautifully spiced, moist, and topped with a toothsome sugar frosting. Oh, American Pavilion, you might just make it after all.
Epcot Food and Wine Booths Day Two
So you’ve survived one day at the Epcot Food and Wine booths? You should feel amazingly proud of yourself! That’s no small accomplishment. Are you ready for day two? Are you ready to stuff and stuff and stuff your face some more? Then take me by my hand and take your fork in the other, and let’s proceed!
Epcot Food and Wine Booths Day Two
Morning Day Two: EAT?
You know the drill by now! The Epcot Food and Wine booths open up at 11 AM, so be prepared to order your first dish then. That will make it easier for you to pace yourself all day. We’ve got our second day of championship eating up ahead for us!
1) Flavors From Fire
I strongly suggest tucking into the corned beef with beer-cheese from Flavors From Fire. It’s rich and decadent, it gives you a stamp for Emile’s Fromage Montage, and the contrast from the sour pickled onions is delightful. This is great comfort food with which to start your day.
Epcot Food and Wine Booths Day Two
Afternoon: Continue to Eat
All right, is your stomach still raring to go? I sure hope so! This afternoon, we’re getting down with some savory cheese, some sweet-savory cheese, and then some flat out sweet cheese. Tis a veritable cheese lovers buffet! Let’s hurry!
I usually think of Germany as being one of the weaker pavilions, food-wise, at Epcot. So I was pleasantly surprised to find this nudel pudding, which was quite interesting in terms of flavor.
You had the crunchy, cheesy crust on top, salty ham, and a slight sweetness from what tasted like cinnamon. If you can’t finish the whole thing, concentrate on the crust, which is the best part.
OK, so the first thing you think of when you think of Greece might not be cheese. You might think of spanakopita or baklava or Windex first. But I am here to tell you that the grilled cheese with the honey crust at the Greece booth is a yummy treat.
It’s sweet and salty at the same time, which is a great combination, as anyone who has ever enjoyed caramel-cheese popcorn blends knows. Do yourself a favor and check it out! You won’t regret it.
When you think of Hawaiian food, the first thing you think of might be Spam, and you can get that at the Hawaii booth at the Epcot Food and Wine booths.
But if you’d rather have dessert, dive into this gentle passionfruit cheesecake, topped with crunchy macadamia nuts. (Having been to Hawaii, I can attest to the fact that Hawaiians put mac nuts in just about everything, including coffee.)
Epcot Food and Wine Booths Day 2
Evening: Time for Dessert
I think we’ve been very good, and by good, I mean stuffed with many courses full of amazing food. So tonight, let’s give ourselves some outstanding desserts and drinks. (All that sugar just helps to sop up the champagne in those mimosas. That’s just science.)
We’re almost there! Just a few snacks to go!
1) Shimmering Sips
If you’re a fan of mimosas, this booth is a must do. Where else can you actually get a mimosa flight? The three flavors this year are tropical, key lime, and blood orange. The tropical flavor is the sweetest, and the blood orange is the most tart, so there’s something for everyone!
Also, if you choose to complete Emile’s Fromage Montage at the Epcot Food and Wine booths, this is the booth where you can get your reward: free soft serve ice cream with a mini cheesecake and lots of crunchy bits. This is pretty sweet for a free treat, if you ask me!
Since we’ve been eating literally all day, it’s time to slow down the pace a little. So I’ll be taking you to a smaller bite you can nibble in between shopping and admiring attractions like Fake Eiffel Tower. That way your stomach won’t be too stuffed, and you’ll be able to sleep tonight.
The pistachio cake at the Morocco booth (aka Tangierine Cafe: Flavors of the Medina) is perfect for a little snack. Plus, the patterns on top are beautiful enough to brighten any Instagram account. It’ll fill you up before you stroll off to watch Animatronic Mark Twain and Ben Franklin duel to the death at the American Adventure show.
I was absolutely horrified to discover that this is the photo I took of my margarita, the last thing we will consume this fine evening. It looks like I murdered the margarita and am now being haunted by its ghost.
My notes say that the marg was smokey and got sweeter as you sip, but I’m not sure you should trust anything written by someone drunk enough to take this picture and not notice how blurry it was.
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That’s a Perfect 48 Hours at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
What would you do with 48 hours at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival? Is this too many things to eat in one day? And what noise does the ghost of a margarita make? Please leave your thoughts below!
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