Can’t-Miss at Epcot Food & Wine

Melissa RichesonBlog, Food

Food and Wine Festival is in full swing at Epcot. This year there are a record 35 booths to visit, each with a distinct theme. With so many options, how’s a person supposed to choose? Well, that’s exactly why we’ve rounded up some fan favorites in the list below. You may want to give preference to these dishes when planning your possible Food and Wine Festival menu.

Get a taste of Le Cellier at the Canada booth! Photo courtesy of Destinations to Travel.



    1. Pistachio Cardamom Cake with Coconut Chocolate Mousse – Oh my gosh, this cute little bundt cake will have you thinking “comfort food”, but one bite will give you an explosion of flavors that you’ll never find in grandma’s kitchen. Available in India, $3.50 or DDP snack credit.
    2. Salmon BLT Sushi Roll – A combination of foodie favorites literally rolled into one: bacon, salmon, AND sushi. Pairs wonderfully with any of the limited edition sakes, if you don’t mind getting two things from one booth. Available in Japan, $7.95 or DDP snack credit.
    3. Vanilla Tonic Water and Cotton Candy – Pretty much anything from this new booth is worthy of a “can’t miss” list, simply for the cool factor. This non-alcoholic drink is like a yummy science experiment for kids. Watch the puff of cotton candy disappear before your eyes! Available at Light Lab, $3.50.
    4. Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn and Butterbean Succotash – How often do you order scallops and succotash at a restaurant? If the answer is “never”, then you need to try this generously portioned sample. You won’t be disappointed. Available at Coast Eats, $6.00 or DDP snack credit
    5. Crème Brûlée with Housemade Raspberry Jam – This custard dessert is a regular staple at Food and Wine Fest, but it makes this list simply because I personally can never pass up a good crème brûlée. Available in France, $4.25 or DDP snack credit
    6. Tequila Chipotle Shrimp – Another thing I can never pass up—good Mexican food. And this dish fits the bill, especially since it’s garnished with cabbage and queso. Available in Mexico $6.50 or DDP snack credit
    7. Cauliflower Risotto with Pulled Chicken and Artichokes – This is a new savory dish, but according to reviews, these unique savory flavors along with parmesan and aged balsamic are a real crowd pleaser. Available at The Almond Orchard, $4.75 or DDP snack credit
    8. Cheddar Cheese Soup with a Pretzel Roll – A perennial favorite, it’s hard to choose between this creamy soup and the Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter when you’re encountered with this menu. You really can’t go wrong with either. Or both. Available in Canada, $5.00 or DDP snack credit
    9. Mango Bubble Tea – This milky and fruity non-alcoholic concoction features tapioca pearls that really up the fun factor. So refreshing and unusual, it’s a much better buy than a typical fountain beverage. Available in China, $6.75
    10. Bougatsa – For those who like baklava (available this year in Morocco), this lesser-known Greek dessert should be on your list for sure, though the similarities pretty much end with the flaky outer pastry. Phyllo dough with vanilla custard and lemon honey syrup—amazing! Available in Greece, $4.00 or DDP snack credit.

There’s so much to love at Food & Wine Festival! What would you add to this “can’t miss” list? Tell us on our Facebook page.

By Melissa Richeson


Don’t forget to read all about The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival this month in WDW Magazine!

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About the Author

Melissa Richeson

Melissa Richeson is a contributing writer for WDW Magazine. If Melissa were a Disney character, she’d be Belle, the book-loving, dreamy-eyed optimist. As a mom of four, Melissa knows that for most of us, bargain hunting must always go hand in hand with magical memories, and she’s always delighted to share a Disney tip (and a cup of limeade) with a friend. In addition to her insatiable love for Disney, Melissa also enjoys writing, paddle boarding, and throwing impromptu family dance parties.