Every year when the Epcot Food and Wine Festival arrives at Walt Disney World, so do we. Focused on trying all the best foods and drinks we just had to do a round-up of the Best Foods at Epcot Food and Wine Festival. From savory to sweet, carnivorous, and vegetarian, here are all the foods we highly recommend be on your must-try food list. The Walt Disney World EPCOT Food and Wine Festival runs from July 27 – November 18, 2023.
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Best Foods
What are the Best Foods at Disney’s Food and Wine Festival? The Epcot Food and Wine Festival is all about the best food and wine! So we thought we’d round up our favorite foods from the festival for you to try! If you’re new to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World never fear! Check out our Disney Food and Wine Festival Beginners Guide, for tips, tricks, and a strategy around the World Showcase! Traveling with little ones? Check out our best tips if you’re traveling to Food and Wine with kids.
As with every festival at Epcot, this year’s Food and Wine festival included both new dishes and old favorites. To check out all the foods on the menu, check out our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus so you can get started highlighting your must-try foods!
Mimosa Flight | Shimmering Sips
This Mimosa Flight at Shimmering Sips, is perfect to share and includes three flavors of mimosa. Light, sparkling and just what you need in the Florida heat.
- Berry Mimosa with Berry Fizz Sparkling Wine and White Cranberry Juice (NEW)
- Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Minute Maid® Passion Fruit, Orange and Guava Juices
- Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice
Spiced Chocolate Tart with BBQ Potato Chip Crust, Salted Whisky-Caramel and Smoked Sea Salt
This very very rich chocolate cake bar is delicious, but like a giant bar of fudge, so worthy of sharing! The BBQ potato chip crust is a decadent smoky surprise and the fried-up BBQ chip to garnish is fantastic. Complete with a salted whiskey caramel, it’s a chocolate lover’s dream!
Curry-Spiced Crispy Cheese with Mango-Curry Ketchup
Delicious, like Mozzarella sticks, these fried cheese sticks come with a curried ketchup-like sauce. Definitely a guilty pleasure, you’re not really getting much nutrients here, but they’re an excellent street food and you can grab them and go. We loved them.
Pan-Fried Chicken Dumplings with House-made Sweet-and-Spicy Sauce
We adore the China booth… but you used to get 4 of these, and now we’re down to two. Definitely not able to be shared, in fact, you may need two, these little dumpling bites are delicious. With wonderful cooked dumpling wrappers, and flavorful fillings, we highly recommend these. Again, not enough of them to make a lunch, but a nice quick two-bite snack.
Potato and Pea Samosa with Coriander-Lime Cream
Absolutely lovely, especially for vegetarians, these Potato and Pea Samosas are larger than expected and stuffed with potato and pea filling. And we don’t really even like peas! Fried up in a crispy dough and topped with a drizzle of lime cream, you can request it with no cream if you want to go vegan on this one.
Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake | Ireland
Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard. We had no idea what to expect with this one, but holy cannoli, it tastes just like a lava cake! So rich, and moist, and completely chocolate heaven on a plate. It’s served warm and it is just absolutely delicious. Quite possibly one of our favorite desserts from Food and Wine this year.
Kenyan Coffee Barbecue Beef Tenderloin | Kenya
Kenyan Coffee Barbecue Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato & Corn Mealie Pap and Kachumbari Slaw (gluten/wheat-friendly). This coffee barbecue beef was tender, and flavorful and the Kachumbari Slaw on top added an amazing freshness to it. One of our top dishes this year, if you like beef, we think you’ll like this. We actually really liked everything in Africa this year, so if you’re trying to find a good booth to spend all your money on, this might be a great place to start.
Pão de Queijo | Brazil
Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (gluten/wheat-friendly). This Brazilian cheesy bread is a soft dough filled with cheese and while you may not love the carbs, this one is gluten-free! We call it healthy. It’s a great snack to have if you’re holding off for a late dinner, or just eating food and wine dishes for lunch. This one is also super kid-friendly.
Fried Falafel Pita with Tahini Sauce | Morocco
This little pita could double as a lunch as long as you grabbed another dish somewhere as a side. The falafel is bigger than expected and very good. Fried up to perfection, the addition of the lettuce and tzatziki are welcome additions. The pita could have been better, but overall a very good dish from Morocco and perfect if you’re looking for something substantial at the festival.
Teriyaki Chicken Bun | Japan
Teriyaki Chicken Bun: Steamed Bun filled with Chicken, Vegetables, and Teriyaki. With chicken, vegetables, and sweet teriyaki, this little bun will please even the pickiest of palates. (Unless of course, you don’t like teriyaki) Wrapped in a steam-filled bun, the filling was delicious, it was easy to eat and super portable too, so you don’t have to stop your around-the-world showcase travels if you don’t want to.
Best Foods at Epcot Food and Wine Festival
We update this list every year after visiting the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and every year we’re so excited to share new and old favorites. Hopefully, this gives you a good idea of what little dishes deserve your hard-earned Disney dollars. One thing to be aware of is that there can be inconsistencies from cast member to cast member, so sometimes even the presentation you see in our photos may differ from what you get. We actually found at times, dishes changed from day to day! So be aware! No matter what, we hope you enjoy the festival. And if you find any of the Best Foods at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival not on this list, let us know!!!
Melanie Renee is a photographer, writer, designer and mom. Visiting Disney destinations since 2010, she is also an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. When she's not creating her next coffee recipe, or designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's seeking beautiful sunsets and planning her next trip .