For vegetarians, a food festival can feel limiting. Unless you’re at Epcot. With so many vegetarian options available at the 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, plant-eaters will have more than enough to try. Here are our favorite picks for vegetarian dishes at the fest.
1. Impossible Cottage Pie
Earth Eats, $5.00
New this year, the Impossible Cottage Pie is designed to show carnivores exactly what faux meat can do: It’ll fool ya.
When my kids were little, we’d play a lil switcheroo on them, occasionally substituting plant-based crumbles for meat in their favorite Hamburger Helper dishes. Sometimes it worked… but most of the time it didn’t. But that was back in ye old 2000s, when we didn’t have the technological advances in fake meats that we have today.
Even my burger-loving husband swears by the Impossible meat patties, and the crumbles even more so: Put into this dish of carrots, mushrooms, peas, mashed cauliflower, and mozzarella, you’d have to be told it’s Impossible crumbles to even consider that it’s not meat.
2. Impossible Slider
Earth Eats, $5.00
Earth Eats is historically home to a lot of vegetarian favorites at the Food and Wine Festival, so it makes sense that another menu item here is on our list.
In Future World, Earth Eats takes the crown for my absolute favorite vegetarian dish at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The Impossible burger is one of the best plant-based meat substitutes that you can find on the market right now, so my vegan daughter and I (a most-of-the-time vegetarian) rejoiced when we saw this it return this year.
The little slider is the perfect snack, even for meat-eaters: The wasabi cream and spicy Asian slaw gives this patty a juicy kick.
3. Butternut Squash Ravioli
The Wine & Dine Studio, $4.50
The plump noodles in this dish are served with brown butter vinegarette, pumpkin seeds, and Parmesan cheese. Our Director of Marketing, Tatjana Lazar, tried these and had plenty to say about how scrumptious they really were:
“I cut into the first ravioli with my fork and it was perfectly tender. I had a good feeling about this, and my first bite confirmed it.”
Check out Tatjana’s full review of this dish to see if it’s right for your veggie palate.
4. Spicy Hummus Fries
Between the Morocco and Japan pavilions, you’ll find these fries are topped with Tzatziki, chipotle sauce, cucumber, onions, and tomatoes. They are a pricy choice, but those who visit the festival each year tag this one as a favorite.
Our Director of Operations, Stephanie Shuster, swears by them, “These hummus fries are something I look forward to every time I visit the festival!” She actually gave these a try on camera to share all the feels. Tune in to our Food Friday highlight on Instagram to see her give them a try!
More Reviews for the 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival:
- Top 4 Meat Dishes for Disney Carnivores
- The Cold Noodle Dish From Japan That You’ll Probably Love
- Here’s My Not-So-Popular Opinion on This Waffle
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