The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival draws in thousands of guests daily. Chefs design menus representative of countries around the world. Here is our photo tour of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival’s Amazing Sips & Bites.
Lets begin with the Culinary Corridor:
Across from Journey Into Imagination in Future World, the new Flavors From Fire is very popular this year. Here is where you will find some very interesting Sips & Bites. The Piggy Wings, Sweet Pancake and Smoked Corned Beef are all good with the Piggy Wings being a crowd favorite. The Swine Brine is interesting for the adventurous type (too sour for us) and we liked the Ravenswood Zinfandel. If you enjoy your chocolate with a bit of a kick, you will want to order the Chocolate Picante.
The new Light Lab is located beside Club Cool in Future World. The most popular item is the Glow-nut with sprinkles that give off a bio-luminescent appearance. For safety reasons, they are not able to have it dark inside this space but it was pretty cool to see.
Earth Eats can be found in the Courtyard opposite the Club Cool building. Here you will find the Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli, Grilled Beef Skewer and Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse. We enjoyed the Ravioli and a guest commented to us that the Beef Skewer and the Mousse are “delightful.”
Active Eats can be found in the same Courtyard as Earth Eats. Here you can find some healthy options such as Roasted Verlasso Salmon and Sweet Avocado Crema. The Avocado Crema is light and not overly sweet. The Salmon combines very nicely with the Quinoa Salad and Arugula Chimichurri.
If you are a Seafood Lover then Coastal Eats is your food kiosk! The Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip, Lump Crab Cake and Seared Scallops are all excellent. This food kiosk also had the longest line that we experienced the entire day so be sure to stop here early on.
The Chocolate Studio is offering some yummy sweet Sips & Bites. The Liquid Nitro Chocolate Almond Truffle and the Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. The Banfi Rosa Regale is a good beverage choice.
The Cheese Studio offers Braised Beef Stroganoff, Savory Caramelized Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Tart and a Cheese Trio. We spoke with guests about these items and the Cheese Tart was widely liked amongst the people we spoke with.
The Wine and Dine Studio offers Seared Scallops, Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese, Pulled Duck Confit and a Trio of Artisan Cheese. We did not care for the Pulled Duck Confit. The Trio of Artisan Cheese is a hit amongst the guests.
Annual Passholders can collect 8 2017 buttons from each of the above 8 food kiosks included in the Culinary Corridor. Each button can be received with any purchase and proof of annual pass.
Islands of the Caribbean is serving up some yummy Mojo Pork, Quesito Pastry as well as a Jamaican Beef Patty.
New Zealand has a lovely and flavorful Lamb Meatball that is delicious.
Australia is famous for its Lamb Chop, however they changed them up this year to a Grilled Lamb T-bone and fans are not too happy about it. The Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp is good. The Lamington has chocolate and coconut so if you like that combination, this treat is for you.
The Almond Orchard is new to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival this year. During other times of the year this location is often known as the “Pineapple Promenade.” All food items here are made with Almond Breeze, Almond Milk. The Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae was incredibly popular while we were there.
Patagonia is serving up Beef Empenadas and Grilled Beef Skewers.
Hawai’i has some amazing Sparkling Pineapple Wine that is a must for anyone who enjoys Wine. The Kalua Pork Slider, Grilled Tuna Tataki and Passion Fruit Cheesecake are all excellent choices.
Farm Fresh kiosk is serving up Crispy Chicken and Roasted Beet Salad. Both are very flavorful options.
Greece has some great options with the Loaded Greek “Nachos” being the most popular item on the menu. You can also try the Taste of Greece, Spanakopita and Bougatsa.
Thailand is serving up some savory and spicy options.
Mexico’s Rib Eye Taco is absolutely delicious and the Cajeta Mousse adds a touch of sweet to the choices. If you like a little spice then the Tequila Chipotle Shrimp is what you will want to try.
China has great choices. We loved the Beijing Roasted Duck and Mango Bubble Tea and these were among our favorite Sips & Bites. The Spicy Chicken, Black Pepper Shrimp and Pot Stickers are all great options too.
India’s Pistachio Cardamom Bundt Cake was one of our favorite sweet options offered for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Guests that we spoke with like the flavors of the Korma Chicken, the Madras Red Curry and the Warm Indian Bread.
Africa offers some flavorful Sips & Bites. We recommend the Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew. The Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket will also pack a punch and you may need a bit of water, along with your wine flight, to wash it all down.
One of the most amazing bites on offer at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is the Apple Streudel. While the Roasted Bratwurst and the Schinkennudeln and the Wine Flight are all good in their own right, the Apple Streudel topped them all.
Spain has a very good traditional Spanish Paella. The Charcuterie in a Cone and the Seafood Salad are both visually appealing. The Wine Flight is good with a nice variety that goes well with the food options.
Italy never disappoints. The Crispy Calamari is very good. If you enjoy a bit of pasta then the Absolut Penne is a great choice. The Spezzatino con Polenta is popular amongst the guests and the Cannoli al Cioccolato is a must.
The Hops & Barley Market offers New England Lobster Roll, Smoked Beef Brisket and Freshly Baked Carrot Cake. Be sure to check out the Beer Flight to enhance your meal.
Japan offers some interesting food choices. Be sure to try one of the “Snow Shadow” Sake’s.
Be sure to try the Mimosa Royale and the Moroccan Sangria from the Morocco food kiosk. The Chocolate Baklava is excellent as well.
The ever-popular Belgium Waffles are available with Berry Compote or Chocolate and Whipped Cream. Just pick your favorite!
The Brazil food kiosk has their famous Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) again this year. Pair this with a “Little Hidden One” Meat Pie and a Forzen Caipirinha for a fabulous meal. Brazil is also the place to try a Black Beer with Crispy Pork Belly.
France is where you will find the wonderful Warm Goat Cheese Pudding with Spinach. Pair that with a glass of of St-Germain Sparkling Kir for a delicious snack. Amongst the fans, the La Passion Martini Slush is incredibly popular with the Escargot Croissant.
Ireland is serving up some awesome Sips & Bites with Roasted Irish Sausage, Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip and Warm Chocolate Pudding. The Twinings Pumpkin Chai Tea is very good while the Honey Wine and the two Blondes, pictured above, are fun choices too.
The Traditional Scottish Lamb Stew is tasty and the Smoked Salmon on the Fresh Potato Pancake was definitely not a favortie. The Tipsy Laird however, was excellent.
It s almost impossible to not stop by the food kiosk in Canada for the Cheddar Cheese Soup with Pretzel Roll. And the “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon cannot be beat!
This concludes our tour of the food kiosks around the World Showcase. Keep in mind that our favorites may not be representative of what you enjoy so be sure to try some favorites of your own and be willing to try something new too! No matter how you look at it the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival has some really amazing Sips & Bites with enough on offer to please even the most discerning palate. Let us know what your favorites are.
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