Another Disney trip in the books. Another Epcot festival complete! The Disney Epcot International Festival of Holidays is one of our favorite parts about heading to Walt Disney World for the holidays. And since it combines Christmas music, Christmas stories and Christmas food we pretty much just hop the plane and head to Orlando.
As lovers of all things “Holiday” we came to this festival with a time-tested eye for the quintessential holiday foods from all our favorite International destinations. And since we love lists this one pulls together 8 foods we absolutely loved at Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays! If you’ve never attended this festival, check out our International Festival of Holidays Beginners Guide.
Our Favorite Foods at the International Festival of Holidays
Shredded Beef Tamale at the Feast of the Three Kings
We love Tamales and I have to say, this was probably one of my favorite things there! With Avocado Creama and Cilantro Rice, this was definitely a hit with us.
Tostada de Tinga at Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen
And you can add Mexican food to the list of other things we love since we usually can never get enough! The Tostada de Tinga was a crispy corn tortilla with chipotle chicken, black beans, queso fresco and avocado. Super fresh and tasty.
Tamal de Chilorio at Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen
Another booth, another tamale. This one had pork instead of beef and just as good as the last! By all means just give in and try all the tamales. You will not be disappointed.
Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl at Bavaria Holiday Kitchen
This was probably one of our favorite things from the entire festival. And best of all, for $8.25, it was actually also available as a snack credit on the Dining Plan! Possibly the best use of a snack credit in all of the festival. Served with veggies and warm fondue in a bread bowl, this could’ve easily been a small meal in itself.
Slow roasted turkey at the American Holiday Table
Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving? This dish was basically like a tiny Thanksgiving dinner complete with stuffing, turkey, cranberry sauce, green beans and gravy. This was a perfect example of American cuisine for the festival and made us wonder why we don’t have this dish more often!
Seared Pork Tenderloin at American Holiday Table
We are not necessarily the eaters of “American” food, especially at Epcot when there are so many other choices. But, this seared pork tenderloin was also quite wonderful and festive for the season. We really enjoyed most of the dishes at the American kitchen, which was a nice surprise this year!
Chocolate Pecan Tart at American Holiday Table
Another favorite from the American booth, if you like pecan pie, you will like this too! Gooey and crunchy, this dish was super rich and we really should have gotten a nice black coffee to go with this super sweet dessert.
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- International Festival of Holidays at Epcot: A Beginners Guide
- International Festival of Holidays: Favorite Foods