We’re a family that loves to eat around the world. We collect stamps in our passport based on foods we love and global flavors we want to try. We often think about what we’re having for our next meal before finishing our current one. So when Walt Disney World invited me to the 2021 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival we were all in!
About the 2021 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
The 2021 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival features delectable dishes and unique beverages from over 20 destinations from across 6 continents and beyond. It’s a delicious way to sip and stroll through Epcot between now and November 20th.. It’s also a great way to expose your kids to flavors from around the world.
Your family can start your culinary journey by picking up a Festival Passport as your guide to the Global Marketplaces. Inside you’ll find descriptions of international dishes featured at this year’s festival.
There are fan-favorite dishes from Hawai’i, Australia, Germany, Canada and Greece, as well as new spicy, savory and sweet plates that will please the palate. You’ll find familiar flavors and lots of new ones. The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival serves as a wonderful way to expand the palates of your young global citizens.
The individual kiosks around the Epcot World Showcase offer small plates and beverages priced between $4-8. There are gluten/wheat friendly and plant-based food options as well as non-alcoholic beverages.
12 Must-Try Foods and Drinks at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
The International Food & Wine Festival makes it easy to try recipes from countries around the world. During my time at Epcot, I sampled dishes from Vietnam, Morocco, Australia, Mexico, and more while enjoying sweet treats, coffee drinks, and a spicy bourbon bloody mary.
During the days I was at Epcot, I ate like it was my job! I took sampling dishes seriously as I sipped and strolled my way around the World Showcase. Keep reading for my list of my 12 must-try dishes and drinks from this year’s Epcot Food & Wine Festival and read how the Festival rewards cheese eating!
Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion, and Snap Peas (gluten/wheat friendly) –$6.00
Roasted Lamb Chop with Sweet Potato Purée, Bush Berry Pea Salad, and Pistachio-Pomegranate Gremolata (gluten/wheat friendly) – $8.25
The Donut Box
Candy Jar Donut made with M&M’S, SNICKERS, and TWIX (new) – $5.00
Flavors from Fire
The Corned Beef Corner Route: Smoked Corned Beef with Crispy Potatoes, Cheese Curds, Pickled Onions, and Beer-Cheese Fondue (Emile’s Fromage Montage) – $5.50
The Chimichurri-Up Offense: Charred Chimichurri Steak on a Smoked Corn Cake with Pickled Vegetable Slaw and Cilantro Aïoli (gluten/wheat friendly) – $7.25
Joffreys Coffee and Tea: Coffee Carts
Cinnamon Chai: Refreshing Iced Chai Tea Latte topped with whipped cream and cinnamon powder. There’s also an option to add Cinnamon Whiskey – $6.39 non-boozy / $12.99 spirited version
Chilaquiles con Chorizo: Crispy Corn Tortillas tossed in Salsa Verde and Monterey Jack Cheese topped with Crema Mexicana, Queso Cotija, Pickled Onions, and Ground Chorizo (new) – $7.00
The Noodle Exchange
Traditional Spicy Vietnamese Beef Pho with Shaved Beef, Enoki Mushrooms, and Thai Basil (gluten/wheat friendly; new) – $5.50
Spicy Githeri with White Beans, Pigeon Peas, Ben’s Original Quinoa & Ancient Grains Medley, and Kachumbari Slaw (plant-based) – $4.75
The Swanky Swine
Roasted Porchetta with Pork-fat Roasted Rosemary Potatoes and Lemon-Parsley Salsa Verde (gluten/wheat friendly; new) – $6.25
Bourbon Bloody Mary with Labrot & Graham Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey (new) – $11.00
Tangierine Café: Flavor of Medina
Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with Hummus, Zaalouk, and Zhoug Dips (new) – $5.00
Eat Around the World Ratatouille Style
While at Epcot, we got a sneak peek at part of the pre-ride experience that will be part of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, a brand new ride opening on October 1. Eager fans can participate in Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak and Emille’s Fromage Montage while eating around World Showcase.
Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt
Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak is a scavenger hunt adventure that invites kids to find Chef Remy around the festival.
Purchase a map and stickers from Port of Entry, Pin Traders, or World Traveler and then search for statuettes of Remy hidden throughout World Showcase and the Global Marketplaces. Those who complete the scrumptious scavenger hunt earn a special surprise, courtesy of Chef Remy.
Emile’s Fromage Montage
Emile’s Fromage Montage keeps the foodie vibe from Disney and Pixar’s “Ratatouille” going around the theme of cheese. This challenge rewards cheese eating with a prize!
In the back of your Festival Passport, you’ll find 5 cheese dishes that can be found at different Global Marketplaces. Dishes include passionfruit cheesecake with toasted macadamia nuts from Hawai’I and The Corned Beef Former Route mentioned above.
Purchase five of participating cheese dishes and collect all five stamps. Once you have your 5 stamps, scurry back to the Shimmering Sips stand to claim your prize.
I was hosted by Walt Disney World and Disney Parks Blog and they provided me with a gift card to sample items of my choice during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival but all opinions are my own.