The Best Items $5 and Under at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

by | Mar 20, 2023 | EPCOT, Walt Disney World Food, WDW Blog

Want to stay on a budget while also getting to enjoy all that EPCOT’s International Flower & Garden Festival has to offer? Check out our must-try items at this year’s festival for $5 and under!

There is so much to see and do at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. The festival, which you can visit in EPCOT now through July 5, 2023, features gardens, topiaries, entertainment, and fantastic eats! But if you’re looking to grab festival food on a budget, we have a few picks that won’t break the bank. These are our must-try budget eats for the Flower & Garden Festival for under $5!

Headed to the festival? Make sure to grab our 2023 EPCOT Flower & Garden ebook before you visit! Click below to discover this year’s menus, our top festival picks, and so much more.Flower and Garden Festival ebook

Citrus Blossom: Best Budget Eats $5 and Under

2023 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Baked Brie Lemon Meringue Pie Shrimp Tempura Citrus Blossom

Citrus Blossom eats. Photo by Tina Chiu

Creating its home base in The Odyssey Building, Citrus Blossom celebrates all things citrus — including the iconic Orange Bird! Decorated with accents of Florida Citrus, this is a great spot for a yummy, affordable treat and some very refreshing A/C! While the majority of the menu is over $5, there is one delicious budget eat you should pick up at the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival! This dessert is incredibly refreshing, and the perfect sweet treat after eating something savory.

  • Lemon Meringue Pie: Lemon Curd, Lemon Mousse and Toasted Meringue: $4.75 

Brunchcot: Best Budget Eats $5 and Under

Froot Loop Shake brunchot budget eats flower garden festival

Froot Loops Shake. Photo by Todd Turner

Everyone loves brunch food! From classic brunch fare like Lox Benedict to newcomers like Avocado Toast, this special meal has taken up residence during the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival. You can find Brunchcot located over by Test Track, offering a variety of items you can pick up any time during the day. A few of our favorite picks $5 and under are: 

  • Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Bacon: $4.75 
  • Froot Loops Shake (Non-Alcoholic): $4.75 

Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market: Best Budget Eats $5 and Under

Bauernmarkt Germany Booth

Photo by Tina Chiu

Located near the Germany Pavilion, the Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market is a destination for some delicious foods. You can expect some similar favorites that you’d find in the Biergarten restaurant and some new items. Our top budget eats under $5 are:

  • Potato Pancakes with House-Made Apple Sauce: $5.00
  • Potato Pancakes with Caramelized Ham, Onions and Herb Sour Cream: $5.00 
  • Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries: $4.75 

Florida Fresh: Best Budget Eats $5 and Under

Celebrate the food of Florida when visiting the Florida Fresh booth! Celebrating all things associated with the Sunshine State, this booth isn’t a replica of the Citrus Blossom. Instead, this one celebrates other fruits and flavors like watermelon, corn on the cob, and fresh berries. This booth has some great options for some refreshing budget eats!

  • Watermelon Salad with Blueberries, Pickled Red Onions, Balsamic, and Feta: $4.75 
  • Florida Strawberry Shortcake: $4.75 
  • Cucumber Watermelon Slushy (Non-Alcoholic): $4.75 

The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board: Best Budget Eats $5 and Under

The Honey Bee-stro Booth

Photo by Tina Chiu

Discover all the buzz happening over at The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board. This outdoor kitchen is infused with a honey taste and with some sweet nectar. There are a few great budget eats at this EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival booth!

  • Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake: $5.00 
  • Honey-Peach Cobbler Freeze with Streusel (Non-Alcoholic): $4.75 

Northern Bloom: Best Budget Eats $5 and Under

Maple Popcorn Shake Canada Booth Northern Bloom 2021 Flower and Garden Festival EPCOT Turner

Maple Popcorn Shake. Photo by Todd Turner

Head north of the border (or at least to the right of Port of Entry) and visit the Northern Bloom booth near the Canada Pavilion. This booth is a favorite of guests since they offer some unique, delicious items — including a few budget eats under $5!

  • Chocolate Maple Whisky Cake: $4.50 
  • Maple Popcorn Shake (Non-Alcoholic): $4.75 

Trowel & Trellis Hosted by IMPOSSIBLE Foods: Best Budget Eats $5 and Under

Twinings Iced Green Tea budget eats flower garden festival

Twinings Iced Green Tea at the 2022 Flower & Garden Festival. Photo by Abby Richardson

If you aren’t interested in meat items, Trowel & Trellis is a great choice. Trowel & Trellis uses IMPOSSIBLE foods, which are all plant-based. Whether you eat meat or not, you’ll love these fresh dishes that are all a flavorful twist on your favorite eats — just with plant-based food! Two items you can pick up that are $5 and under are:

  • Chocolate Cake with Black Currant Ganache, Mixed Berry Compote, and Chocolate Ice Cream: $5
  • Twinings Iced Green Tea with Cranberry and Lime (Non-Alcoholic): $4.50 

As you can see, enjoying the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is possible on a budget. From items in Germany to Canada, there is something for every taste. Enjoy your trip around the world! You can read more about the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival in our stories below.

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Jennifer Marrazzo is a writer and adjunct professor and knows way too many facts about Disney and cruises. She’s a DVC Member and WDW Annual Passholder and has a vast collection of Disney merchandise from Beauty and the Beast to Baby Yoda. Jennifer has her own blog, The Happiest Travels on Earth, where she offers reviews and tips for Disney and cruises!
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Jennifer Marrazzo is a writer and adjunct professor and knows way too many facts about Disney and cruises. She’s a DVC Member and WDW Annual Passholder and has a vast collection of Disney merchandise from Beauty and the Beast to Baby Yoda. Jennifer has her own blog, The Happiest Travels on Earth, where she offers reviews and tips for Disney and cruises!
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