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Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Share Your Favorite World Showcase Booths

For many of us, the main draw at the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival are the World Showcase marketplace booths!

One of the questions I get most often about the Festival is “What booths are your favorite?” As you know, I think it’s pretty important to plan what booths you want to visit the most (there’s only so much money, time, and stomach space, after all), so I thought it would be fun to share my favorites!

Hawaii Booth at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Below are few of my choices for not-to-be-missed booths, and I’d love to hear yours in the comments below!

And don’t forget to check out our full list of Booth Menus to plan your choices! Each booth has its very own page, and we’ve got FOOD PHOTOS of most of the menu items!

Must-Do 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths

So which booths am I running for as soon as the festival opens? These ones, for sure!

Mexico is offering Crispy Shrimp Tacos again this year (yum!); and that strawberry lime margarita is awesome.

Crispy Shrimp Taco in Mexico

Strawberry Lime Margarita on the Rocks

Argentina features those grilled beef skewers and boniato puree that I just love!

Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée

Australia has that classic Shrimp on the Barbie and the Lamington. Two dishes that are definitely do-not-miss.

Shrimp on the Barbie

Australia Lamington Cake

Belgium has those awesome Freshly Baked Waffles with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream — a “wow” dish for me. And if you love mussels; check them out here!

Freshly Baked Waffles with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream

Steamed Mussels with Roasted Garlic Cream & Baguette

Introduced in 1996, Canada brings us the popular Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup once again. But I love the chicken sausage and Filet Mignon even more!

Chicken Chipotle Sausage with Sweet Corn Polenta

Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup – $3.75

Greece bowled me over last year with their griddled cheese, pistachios, and honey. Ah-maz-ing. Sign me up for three of those, please.

Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey at Greece Booth

Ireland wows every year with the Lobster and Seafood Fisherman’s Pie and the Lava Cake.

Lobster and Scallop Fisherman’s Pie

Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Ganache

So while all of the booths have some amazing offerings, those are the ones where I’ll be first! Now I’d love to hear what booths are calling YOUR name this year!

Share with fellow Disney Food fans where you’ll be headed as soon as you go through those gates into the World Showcase this October…

Which booths are you most excited about? Check our list of Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Menus and Food Photos here to make your choices, then share your favorites in the comments below!

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16 Comments

  1. JoAnn says:

    I loved the Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée last year. I am planning on getting it again this year. One of other favorites is kefta pocket at Morocco

  2. Cynthia says:

    The first booth I will visit will be the cheese booth and then the dessert booth. After those two I’m up for any other tasting my travel companions want to try. I also can’t wait to try the vegan booth this year.

  3. Christine says:

    Have to agree on Argentina for the skewer (as well as empanada) and Hawaii for that pork slider. YUM. Those were my two faves last year. Can’t wait to be back this year!!

  4. wyndy says:

    This will be my first year going so i cant wait to try all this amazing stuff y’all keep posting about ^-^

  5. Jen says:

    I’m most excited for the Greek booth, the vegan booth, the cheese booth and … I could go on. haha.

  6. Janet Sala says:

    So, AJ, are you thinking what I’m thinking? Soft-opening on Thursday? My plane lands late, but I’m heading straight to World Showcase! ;-)

  7. Janet Sala says:

    Almost forgot! My favorite is the escargot in the tiny, hollowed out brioche bites at France. Cannot wait for some of that buttery goodness!

  8. I can’t wait! We arrive Wednesday & I’m heading right for the WS Thursday in hopes of a soft opening. Lobster & Scallop Fisherman’s Pie for me!!

  9. Katie says:

    I absolutely love the france booth, it will NOT be missed. The escargot in the little baugettes are to die for and the chocolate creme brulee is divine!! I will probably stopping there more than once during the F&WF.

  10. Jordan says:

    The Caribbean last year was one of my favs with the ropa vieja and the Dragon Berry Colada which taste like a pink starburst….yum yum…i cant wait

  11. Galloping Gourmand says:

    It’s like choosing your favorite child. I guess if forced I’d go with South Korea. I love both offerings there: the lettuce wrap and bean pancake. I think Morocco is second, and third is Greece for the Spanakopita. Honorable mentions to France, Argentina, and Australia.

    My favorite from last year, Bunny Chow, has left the menu at South Africa. My favorite from 2 years ago, Barramundi, is no longer on the menu at Australia. So watch this space for my favorite from this year so you can have it one last time before it’s gone forever!

    (Also, my favorite child is Suzy. Do you hear that, David? SUZY! …now get a job.)

  12. Angela says:

    I hope they keep doing this for another 12 years. I will be retired and able to attend. For now, I must rely on pictures. Thanks for posting!

  13. Aimee says:

    I’d like to throw in a vote for South Korea’s lettuce wrap, as well as the Germany booth. I hope that the Schinken Nudel is a good alternative to the spaetzle that I had two years ago.

    Also, for the early birds, please help a girl out with some good gluten free options that are out there this year!

  14. Rachel Hoye says:

    What exactly does that Griddled Greek Cheese taste like? It is bitter like greek yogurt or sweet because of the honey? Is it a strong cheese?

    Thanks!

  15. Jen says:

    My favorite stops are New Zealand and Hawaii. Hawaii especially because they have one of my absolute favorite beers: Kona Pipeline Porter. But both of those booths have so many delicious options on the menu that I find it hard to not get one of everything.

  16. Jan says:

    My must haves include Hawaii’s tuna poke, Canada’s chicken chipotle sausage, Belgium’s steamed mussels, Morocco’s baklava, and Scandinavia’s Swedish meatballs. And I’m looking forward to trying Florida’s white corn arepa with mangalitsa pork rilette and Germany’s roast bratwurst in a pretzel roll. Favorites from last year also include Caribbean’s jerk-spiced chicken drumstick, Australia’s shrimp on the barbie, and Mexico’s crispy shrimp taco. We have five meals planned around the festival booths, so we’ll get to try a lot more than just those choices.

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