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FULL Review: 2013 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Food Pictures, Booths, Menus, and Prices!

Whew!! We’ve been goin’ all day to report on the brand new food and beverage marketplaces at the 2013 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!!

We’ve got ALL the photos and reviews below, but overall — these food booths are a hit! In fact, those festival planners have outdone themselves and have given the Epcot Food and Wine Festival a run for its money!!

Let’s take a look at nearly everything you can try at the Flower and Garden Festival this year…

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Food and Beverage Marketplaces

Here are the marketplaces, menus, prices, FOOD PHOTOS, and reviews!!

THE COTTAGE: Savories, Trifles and Tea

– United Kingdom

  • Potato, Chive and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Salmon Tartare and Sour Cream
  • Baked Goat’s Brie with Kumquat Chutney**
  • Waterkist Farms Heirloom Tomatoes with house-made Mozzarella, Minus 8 Vinegar and Basil**
  • Chocolate Trifle
  • Berry Trifle
  • Ginger and Tea Trifle
  • Trio of Trifles
  • Hot Teas (Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Lemon Green Tea, Jasmine Green Tea, Spiced Apple Chai, Pumpkin Chai, Mixed Berry Black Tea, Pomegranate and Raspberry, Camomile Honey & Vanilla, Honeybush, Mandarin and Orange, Pure Peppermint, Lemon & Ginger)
  • Peach Cold Brewed Iced Tea
  • Mixed Berries Cold Brewed Iced Tea
  • Poema Cava Brut Rosé
  • Chilled Rose Blush Lemonade – Non alcoholic

The Cottage UK Booth

The Cottage UK Booth Menu

The Baked Goat’s Brie is good, but doesn’t pack as much of a cheese punch as we wish it did! The Kumquat Chutney is like a tangy marmalade!

Baked Goat’s Brie with Kumquat Chutney

The Biscuit and Salmon is a delicious dish! The tartare is fresh with lemon and dill, and the still-warm biscuit was a nice touch.

Potato, Chive and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Salmon Tartare and Sour Cream

This salad offered very fresh and full-flavored tri-colored tomatoes!

Waterkist Farms Heirloom Tomatoes with house-made Mozzarella, Minus 8 Vinegar and Basil

The trifles are available individually, or as a trio as seen here. Each offers about two bites, and our favorite was the green tea!

Trio of Trifles -- chocolate, berry, and ginger tea

BAUERNMARKT: Farmer’s Market

– Adjacent to Germany

  • Savory Bread Pudding with Spring Peas and Wild Mushroom Ragout
  • German Meatloaf Sandwich with Sweet Mustard and Fried Shallots
  • Potato Pancakes with house made Apple Sauce**
  • Florida Avenue American Wheat Ale
  • Krombacher Hefeweizen
  • Goose Island Brewing Company’s Honker Ale
  • Blue Point’s Toasted Lager
  • Beer Flight
  • Hugo – Charles De Fere “Organic” Brut with Elderflower and Mint

Germany Farmers Market Booth

Germany Farmers Market Menu

The meatloaf sandwich is much more of a “ham” loaf, actually! ;-) The breaded shallots are a flavorful addition, and are spicy/salty. The sweet mustard is a fun extra.

German Meatloaf Sandwich with Sweet Mustard and Fried Shallots

The Bread Pudding is chock full of mushrooms. It’s like stroganoff without the meat!

Savory Bread Pudding with Spring Peas and Wild Mushroom Ragout

Savory Bread Pudding with Spring Peas and Wild Mushroom Ragout close up

The potato pancake is a classic German dish, and tastes that way. It’s more of a mashed potato/flour consistency than a pancake. Very good. (The stuff on top is the house made applesauce.)

Potato Pancakes with house made Apple Sauce

The Hugo – Charles De Fere “Organic” Brut with Elderflower and Mint was a nice, light cocktail. Perfect for strolling the Showcase.

Hugo – Charles De Fere “Organic” Brut with Elderflower and Mint

FLORIDA FRESH

– World Showcase Promenade, Mexico side

  • Watermelon Salad with pickled Red Onions, Baby Arugula, Feta Cheese and Balsamic Reduction**
  • Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, Zellwood Corn, Tomatoes and Cilantro
  • Angel Food Cake with macerated Florida Berries**
  • Florida Orange Groves, Hot Sun, Tomato Wine
  • Florida Orange Groves, 40 Karat, Carrot Wine
  • Orange Blossom Pilsner
  • Strawberry Slush – Non Alcoholic

Florida Fresh Booth

Florida Fresh Menu

The Watermelon Salad is getting rave reviews from guests. A hearty portion of fresh ingredients really makes this dish.

Watermelon Salad with pickled red onions, baby arugula, feta cheese, and balsamic reduction

The Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits offers three big, spicy shrimp and lots of sausage and sauce. It’s delicious when paired with the Tomato Wine.

Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, Zellwood Corn, Tomatoes, and Cilantro

The hearty Angel Food Cake is an awesome Spring dessert. The compote isn’t as sweet as you’d expect, but the whipped cream compensates!

Angel Food Cake with Mascerated Berries

The Tomato Wine is very unique — a bit zippy with added chiles. It tastes like tomatoes (natch), and has an alcohol content of 11%.

Florida Orange Groves, Hot Sun Tomato Wine

PINEAPPLE PROMENADE

– World Showcase Promenade, Canada side

  • Dole® Whip
  • Dole® Whip with Siesta Key Spiced Rum
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake featuring Dole® Pineapple
  • Dole® Pineapple Fruit Cup
  • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade – Non Alcoholic
  • Samuel Adams® Cream Stout

Pineapple Promenade Booth

Pineapple Promenade Menu

The Dole Whip with Spiced Rum is a bit smaller than you’d expect if you’re thinking of the big Dole Whip Floats from Magic Kingdom. This is more a Captain Cook’s sized Dole Whip with a small amount of spiced rum on top. See our Spiced Rum Dole Whip review here!

Dole Whip with Spiced Rum at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The Pineapple Upside Down Cake was very good — tender and moist with flavors of pineapple and coconut. There’s a slight crunch on the outside from the syrup.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

The Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade was not only beautiful, but also delicious. It was sweeter than you’d expect, and there wasn’t much hint of a “floral” flavor — so no worries on that one! These have been coming off and on with an edible flower on top!

Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade

JARDIN DE FIESTAS

- Mexico

  • Tacos de Carnitas (Pork Tacos topped with Tamarindo salsa, served on a flour tortilla with Chicharrón)
  • Tostada (Crab tostada served with Chipotle Mayo and Valentina Salsa)
  • Flan de Guayaba (Guava Custard)
  • Conga Fruit Punch – Non Alcoholic
  • Corona Light Draft Beer
  • Rosita Margarita
  • Organic Tequila Flight

Jardin de Fiestas Mexico Booth

Mexico offers great portions and awesome flavors at the festival!

Mexico Booth Menu

The Taco here has a nice, sweet/smokey flavor and there’s a great crunch from the garnish.

Tacos de Carnitas -- Pork tacos topped with Tamarindo Salsa served on a flour tortilla with chicharron

A rich, creamy, spicy crab tostada is also on the menu. The topping here is cold and offers a nice contrast with the shell.

Crab tostada served with chipotle mayo and Valentina Salsa

The Guava Custard (flan) is eggy and has a very strong guava flavor! If you’re a guava fan, you’ll love this one!

Flan de Guayaba -- Guava Custard

Tequila Flight: Tequila Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo

LOTUS HOUSE

— China

  • Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries
  • Spring Pancake with Grilled Chicken and Green Apple**
  • Pan-Fried Vegetable Bun
  • Peach-Oolong Bubble Tea
  • Kung Fu Punch (Vodka and Triple Sec with Mango and Orange Juice)
  • South Sea Storm (Guava with Light and Dark Rum)
  • Plum Wine
  • Tsing – Tao Beer
  • Lychee Aerated Water
  • Peach Aerated Water

Lotus House China Booth

Lotus House China Booth Menu

This gorgeous Spring Pancake was the best thing on the menu here at China!! The flavors and textures were unexpected and worked very well together. We liked the addition of a spicy sauce!

Spring Pancake with Grilled Chicken and Green Apple

These candied strawberries were encased in a break-your-teeth sugar coating!! Once you get through and into the fruit they’re delicious!

Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries

The pan-fried vegetable bun hides a vermicelli and vegetable center. It’s nothing special, so I’d choose the pancake first if you’re only getting one item from this booth.

Pan-Fried Vegetable Bun

The bubble tea is a fun addition to the booth! It’s sweet, thick, and shareable!

Peach- Oolong Bubble Tea -- comes much fuller than this, just drank a bit ;-)

PRIMAVERA KITCHEN

– Italy

  • Asparagi con Aragosta all’Ortolana (Green asparagus, lobster, garden cocktail sauce)
  • Lasagna Primavera (Spinach Lasagna, green peas, zucchini, mushrooms, broccolini, béchamel and fresh tomatoes, with garlic and basil leaves) **
  • Panna Cotta al Limoncello (Limoncello flavored Panna Cotta, wild berries)
  • Fontana Candida, Pinot Grigio
  • Castello di Querceto, Chianti
  • Bosco del Merlo, Prosecco
  • White Peach Bellini
  • Strawberry Rossini
  • Italian Primavera
  • Birrificio Del Ducato – Nuova Mattina (Spring Saison Ale)
  • Birrificio Le Baladin – Nora (Specialty Ale)
  • Birra Del Borgo – Rubus Lamponi (Specialty Wild Fruit Ale)
  • Beer Flight

Italian Primavera Booth

Primavera Kitchen menu

The lasagna is beatiful, but a bit bland. The spinach pasta looks homemade, and there are plenty of chunky veggies! Just needs a little salt…

Lasagna Primavera (Spinach Lasagna, green peas, zucchini, mushrooms, broccolini, béchamel and fresh tomatoes, with garlic and basil leaves)

This Asparagus is a winner! Big chunks of lobster and a creamy mayo sauce with onions and shallots — possibly horseradish. It’s a cold dish, so be prepared for that.

Asparagi con Aragosta all’Ortolana (Green asparagus, lobster, garden cocktail sauce)

The limoncello panna cotta is fantastic. It’s not jello-like or rubbery; just creamy.

Panna Cotta al Limoncello (Limoncello flavored Panna Cotta, wild berries)

Italy has been introducing more beers to the pavilion, and this beer flight is a good opportunity to try some. The lightest tastes like a medium bodied beer; the second has notes of honey; and the third has a bit of floral and fruit in it — full bodied, but not sweet.

Italian Beer Flight (see menu for beers)

Primavera Fruit Smoothie

THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brews

– The American Adventure Courtyard

  • Pulled Pig Slider with Cole Slaw
  • Smoked Beef Brisket with Collard Greens and Jalapeño Corn Bread
  • Rocky Road Brownie Mousse
  • Mama’s Little Yella Pils (Czech style Pilsner)
  • Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company, San Francisco, Ca. (India Pale Ale)
  • Red Ale from Orlando Brewing, Orlando, Fla. (Red Ale- Organic)
  • Blackwater Porter from Orlando Brewing Company, Orlando, Fla. (Stout- Organic)
  • The Original Rib Shack Red Wine
  • Beer Flight

Smokehouse Area in the American Adventure Pavilion

Big ol' smoker!

Smokehouse Menu

The Smokehouse Slider is huge — definitely not a small portion, and I’d put it between a regular slider and a large sandwich in size.

It’s delicious, with a nice, vinegary slaw.

Pulled Pig Slider with Cole Slaw

We loved this brisket, which had a good fat-to-meat ratio. The cornbread was hot and sweet with that little kick of spice from the jalepeno. A good choice!

Smoked Beef Brisket with Collard Greens and Jalapeño Corn Bread

The Rocky Road Brownie Mousse was more brownie than mousse, and it tasted great. Very rich and the perfect ending to the smokehouse meal!

Rocky Road Brownie Mousse

Rocky Road Brownie Mousse inside

HANAMI

– Japan

  • Frushi (Fresh strawberries, pineapple and cantaloupe rolled with coconut rice, atop a raspberry sauce sprinkled with toasted coconut and whipped cream)**
  • Chirashi Hanazushi (Grilled Salmon, cooked shrimp and crab stick served over a bed of fragrant ginger rice with Volcano and Dynamite sauce)
  • YakiSoba Pan (Fresh grilled carrots, onions and cabbage with Japanese noodles and teriyaki sauce served on a bun with mayonnaise and Beni Shoga)
  • Green Tea Flan (Silky custard with macha green tea and caramel glaze)
  • Yuzu Rita
  • Fruit Sake
  • Hana Awaka
  • Frozen Kirin Ichiban

Hanami Japan Booth

Hanami Japan Booth Menu

The Frushi was highly anticipated and is lots of fun — especially for kids. Note the types of fruits to be sure you’ll enjoy. This is a sweet, dessert sushi, basically.

Frushi (Fresh strawberries, pineapple and cantaloupe rolled with coconut rice, atop a raspberry sauce sprinkled with toasted coconut and whipped cream)

The YakiSoba Pan is basically noodles on bread with veggies and sauce — an interesting dish, but not something many of us will be used to.

YakiSoba Pan (Fresh grilled carrots, onions and cabbage with Japanese noodles and teriyaki sauce served on a bun with mayonnaise and Beni Shoga)

The Chirashi Hanazushi is ideal for folks who like cold seafood dishes. The sauce is the winner here for us.

Chirashi Hanazushi (Grilled Salmon, cooked shrimp and crab stick served over a bed of fragrant ginger rice with Volcano and Dynamite sauce)

The Green Tea Flan’s best attribute is the caramel at the bottom. The tea isn’t a very strong flavor here.

Green Tea Flan (Silky custard with macha green tea and caramel glaze)

Frozen Kirin Beer in Epcot's Japan

TASTE OF MARRAKESH

– Morocco

  • Spiced Lamb Kebab with Vegetable Couscous Salad
  • Harissa and Lemon Confit Chicken Drumettes with Chermoula and Cucumber Salad
  • Baghrir (Moroccan pancake with honey, almonds and Argan Oil)**
  • Desert Rose
  • White Sangria
  • Guerrouane Red
  • Casa Beer
  • Mint Iced Tea

Taste of Marrakesh -- Morocco Booth

Marrkesh Booth Menu

The Chicken Drummettes here are spicy — almost like curry! The salad alongside is a bit boring — just cucumbers and cabbage mostly, with a crunchy texture.

Harissa and Lemon Confit Chicken Drumettes with Chermoula and Cucumber Salad

The lamb dish is an interesting combo of warm meat and cold couscous! The couscous had a sweet spice taste. Very good!

Spiced Lamb Kebab with Vegetable Couscous Salad

This dessert pancake could be great for picky eaters. It has a floral, honey, and orange taste.

Baghrir (Moroccan pancake with honey, almonds and Argan Oil)

L’ORANGERIE

– France

  • Tarte à la ratatouille et fromage de chèvre (Zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, onions and tomato tart with goat cheese)**
  • Terrine Campagnarde, baguette et compote de cerises (Country style pâté served with baguette and cherry compote)
  • Verrine charlotte au pèches (Caramelized peaches and rosemary and light vanilla cream)
  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush (Grey Goose Vodka Orange, St. Germain liquor with White and Red Cranberry Juice)
  • Muscat Pétillant, Sparkling Muscat Charles de Fère
  • Chardonnay, White Burgundy, Macon Village Georges Duboeuf
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux Beau-Rivage
  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664, (Fruity White Beer with Citrus Notes)

France L'Orangerie Booth

L'Orangerie Menu

France introduces yet another slush!! This La Vie en Rose is great, and tastes a bit like grapefruit!

La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush (Grey Goose Vodka Orange, St. Germain liquor with White and Red Cranberry Juice)

In the sweet verrine, the cream and caramel are the stars (the caramel is made from scratch!). The peaches are just so-so.

Verrine charlotte au pèches (Caramelized peaches and rosemary and light vanilla cream)

This tarte has a light, flaky texture and a yummy fresh flavor.

Tarte a la ratatouille et fromage de chevre -- zucchini, eggplant, bell pepper, onion, and tomato tart with goat cheese

The Pate is very good, but standard. The winner here is the sour cherry compote — yum!

Terrine Campagnarde, baguette et compote de cerises -- country style pate served with baguette and cherry compote

FRUITS BY THE GLASS

– World Showcase Plaza

  • Watermelon Passion Fruit Cocktail
  • Wild Berry Slush – Non Alcoholic
  • Sea Dog Blue Paw Wild Blueberry**
  • New Planet™ 3R Raspberry Ale (Gluten Free)
  • Florida Orange Groves, Mango Mama, Mango Wine
  • Florida Orange Groves, Blueberry Blue, Blueberry Wine
  • DeLoach Vineyards Heritage Reserve Chardonnay
  • DeLoach Vineyards Heritage Reserve Pinot Noir

Fruits By the Glass Booth

Fruits by the Glass Menu

This New Planet™ 3R Raspberry Ale is a new addition for a Disney World festival, and it’s gluten free!! It’s not super sweet as you might expect; instead, it tastes like a slightly fruity beer/ale. No strong raspberry taste.

New Planet™ 3R Raspberry Ale

New Planet™ 3R Raspberry Ale

INTERMISSIONS CAFE

— Festival Center

  • Beet Lollipop**
  • Grapes
  • Fruit & Cheese Plate
  • Vegan Trio
  • Southwest Chicken Wrap
  • Tuna Salad with Pita
  • Italian Salad
  • Asian Tuna Salad with Noodles
  • New Planet™ 3R Raspberry Ale (Gluten Free) (12 oz.)
  • Blue Point’s Spring Fling (12 oz.)
  • Florida Orange Groves, Mango Mama, Mango Wine
  • Florida Orange Groves, Blueberry Blue, Blueberry Wine
  • DeLoach Vineyards Heritage Reserve Chardonnay
  • DeLoach Vineyards Heritage Reserve Pinot Noir
  • Poema Cava Brut Rosé

Beet Lollipop - Push Up

Flower and Garden Festival Passport

— Festival Center
New this year, the Flower and Garden Festival passport functions like the Food and Wine Festival Passport! It offers a section for each marketplace booth, and guests can collect passport stamps as they visit each booth! No purchase is necessary to get the passport or the stamps.

Flower and Garden Passport

Flower and Garden Passport Booth Page

Share YOUR Flower and Garden Festival Stories With Us!

We can’t wait to hear your stories from the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! Please send us your reviews and photos from the festival via twitter, email, and facebook! :-)

HUGE thanks to DFB writer and reporter Brooke Fehr for an heroic display of reporting today!

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70 Comments

  1. Jennie says:

    Thanks SOOO much for the great detail and photos. I was so excited when they added food this year. A mini F&W w/flowers. So great.

    Happy trails,
    Jennie

  2. hannikins says:

    brilliant review! thanks so much for covering this!

  3. Cheri says:

    Was most looking forward to finally finding out what the beet lollipop was all about…

  4. AJ says:

    Jennie — Thank YOU for following along and supporting us here at DFB! :-)

    hannikins — Thanks for reading! Which item would you most like to try?

    Cheri — Yep — kind of like a push-up! We’ve got a pic of it way down at the bottom there!

  5. Carrie says:

    Bless you for trekking all over the World Showcase to bring us these details! The addition of food makes Flower & Garden the perfect alternative to Food & Wine for the crowd-averse, but I have a feeling it will soon be just as popular.

  6. Katie says:

    Do you know the price of the beet lollipop? I wonder if it would be hard to eat? Was it small enough to fit in one mouthful?

  7. Galloping Gourmand says:

    Wow. It’s like a mini food and wine festival! I now have a lot of motivation to get down there next year (or god willing this year). This is a great start to something that they can refine and make fit the theme of the Flower and Garden festival more next year. The way it is now it looks like they went This is “hey, we have all this cooking infrastructure that sits here for 3/4 of the year. Let’s find a way to use it.” That’s not a bad thing! I’d love to see the stands out all year. However with a few refinements to highlight things you can grow at home, or learn to grow vegetables and fruit native to the countries they’ll have the perfect thing for this festival: Garden to table!

    Are the booths attached to gardens? Are they showing how to grow some of the ingredients?

  8. Jaime says:

    We were at the F&W festival last October and LOVED it. We are heading back in 10 days and I am so excited they added this component to the Garden festival. Your pics and reviews have added to my excitement.

  9. AJ says:

    Carrie — The crowds were en force today, for sure!! If they keep up with the food at F&G, it’s gonna be a mad house in a few years.

    Katie — The Beet lollipop is only .99 I think! It’s very small, and you just push it up into your mouth like a push pop — all one bite.

    GG — YES! I agree that this is a great start to something that I hope will grow and flourish at the Flower and Garden Festival. The booths ARE attached to gardens, and they do show how to grow some of the ingredients; the farm to table focus is significant.

  10. Sabrina says:

    This looks so amazing! i visited the festival now two years in a row, and the year I skip, they do this :D But well, I will visit F&W this year. But do you know if this will now become a yearly installment? All the food stands and the passport and everything? Because if that’s the case, I really wanna go next year!

  11. Ann says:

    Am I mistaken or are the photos for the tomato sales and watermelon salad flip flopped? Awesome review and will definitely have this info handy when we are there in a few weeks. Can’t wait!!! Now to decide which of the vegetarian options to try!!

  12. Ann says:

    Salad not sales! Autocorrect!!

  13. Dana says:

    Thank you very much for the detailed coverage. We can’t wait to go down in a few weeks to partake in all this awesomeness!!

    Do you know if they will publish a gluten-free type description like they do for Food and Wine? I have Celiac’s and it looks like a lot of the items may be gluten free. Thanks!

  14. AJ says:

    Sabrina — Ha ha! I know the feeling! I’m not sure if it will be a yearly installment, but my guess would be yes.

    Ann — YES — I flip flopped the pics. Thank you for catching that! I’ve corrected it now! (Forgive me, exhausting day for all of us here!) Can’t wait to find out what items you’ll be trying!

  15. AJ says:

    Dana — From what I’m hearing, they have decent ingredients lists and nutrition books at the booths for this festival. I’m not sure if they’ll be publishing a gluten-free list, but you should have better luck when asking at the booths this time!

  16. Dana says:

    Oh, how I wish they had started this last year! We so rarely get to this festival, and it would have been even more fun if the booths had been there before. I hope they repeat some of these dishes at the Food and Wine this fall!

    Just a note with the gluten-free dishes – I’ve never found an actual list or nutrition book there that said what had gluten and what didn’t, but I was always able to ask at the booth. It wasn’t an issue at all. Some stuff I couldn’t eat, and other dishes they just left parts out, like if it had a bun or breadcrumbs.

  17. Nate G says:

    I want this. Bravo for making this a thing, Epcot.

    Oh, and what do the asterisks mean?

  18. Norma says:

    Thanks for all this great info! We are going Saturday and I can now make my game plan. :-)

  19. Courtney says:

    LOVE all the vegetarian options! Will be going to F&W in September and hope my options are as plentiful as F&G!

  20. Jennifer says:

    This is amazing!! Thank you so much for having this blog and for providing all of this amazing info! I will be there next week and I don’t know where I am going to put all that food!! Guess we will have to eat and eat and eat!!

  21. Kelly says:

    The candied strawberries are rather disappointing looking. We’re in the middle of strawberry season in Florida and those were the best they could find?!

    Thanks for the photos AJ! You must be quite full ;). I think I’ll be dragging my husband along this weekend to check it out first hand!

  22. Julie says:

    Is the couscous in the lamb dish from Morocco the same one as the couscous from Tangerine Cafe? Looks very similar!

  23. Victoria says:

    As a British person somehow I find the offerings at the UK pavilion a bit confusing and dissapointing I mean baked Brie? Isn’t that French and Mozzarella salad looks Italian, green tea although well liked in the UK isn’t particularly British either.

    I mean why not Bakewell Tart or Treacle Tart, Rosemary roast potatoes, steak pie or Cornish pasty? There’s so much great produce and cooking to be found in the UK it just seems kinda misrepresentative although I’m sure they all taste great.

  24. Rune says:

    Loving the reviews. Sadly we have to miss out this year but I feel I’m enjoying it vicariously.

    I wish they would do bubble tea all year round too. =)

  25. Thanks so much for posting these, and the menus! Looks like lots of wonderful veggie options (I love that they have started putting the helpful “V” symbols next to the vegetarian dishes, that saves us & the castmembers a lot of questions and doesn’t hold up the line for ingredient checks).

    I’ve gotta try that tomato wine, that sounds very cool!

    I’m sure I’ll be hitting this festival several times this season!

  26. Traci says:

    I cannot wait to sample some of these dishes on Monday when I’m at Flower & Garden Festival! The new slush drink in France looks amazing. I think that’s a must. :)

  27. Christa says:

    WOW! Thank goodness I have a few weeks to make my list of things I want to try! Thanks for taking one for the team and checking this out! I know it was tough work! ;)

  28. Christa says:

    I want one of everything!

  29. Jenny says:

    I think it great that they are having food booths at the Flower and garden fes., I bet it will be a big hit. So many things sounded so good. Do you think you could maybe get the recipe for the Rockey Road Brownie Mousse. It looked delish! :)

  30. Julie says:

    Great review – thank you so much!!! I’m curious about the snack credits… I noticed that there are a few more expensive items with the snack icon next to them ($6-7!) Can those really be purchased with snack credits???

  31. Julie says:

    Also, do the booths accept quick service credits as well??

  32. Mark D. says:

    First, I really hope they bring the smokehouse to F&W.

    Second, anyone know what the “seaweed” was on the fruit sushi?

  33. spe1983 says:

    Awesome, quite surprised that most of the food items are less than $5. My memory of F&W was that prices have been creeping up to $6-$8 a piece. Thanks for the pictures and prices!!

  34. Kimberly says:

    I’ll be there tomorrow and I’m already drooling looking at these photos.

    My boyfriend and I usually order one of everything that we find interesting and share… I’m already eyeing a few things that I’m pretty sure we’ll be ordering separately, and even then I’m trying to figure out how to distract him so I can sneak bites from him if I finish licking my plate first!

  35. Sabrina says:

    Thank you, AJ! I sure hope it will become a yearly thing…and that they announce it early enough, I have to fly in from Germany and usually book my flight about a year ahead XD

  36. Rebecca says:

    Very excited about the Frushi!!

  37. Ginger says:

    This is great and will be very helpful for our visit next month. But what are the ** for besides some of the items?

  38. LC says:

    OMG! this is amazing.
    We’ll be going to the festival at the end of April, and I’m so glad these booths have been added this year. We’re on the DDP and I recall the Disney Parks blog saying only some items would be available as a snack credit but from your menu pics, it looks like all non-alcoholic items have the snack symbol next to them. Are most of these items snack credits?

  39. Brenda says:

    Some quick questions:
    1 – What is in bubble tea? Are there fish eggs in it? or blueberries? or what? cream?
    2 – Besides the beet what were the other items in the beet lollipop?
    3 – What was the “seaweed” part that goes around the rice in the Frushi from Japan?
    Thanks!

  40. Brenda says:

    Oh, and a BIG THANK YOU for reviewing the food and showing pics! It sure helps make the choices easier! :)

  41. Is it wrong that I just went into Epcot, had the Dole Whip with rum, and left?:)

  42. Colette says:

    Yum! Yum! Yum! I can’t wait to try some Frushi ;)

  43. Jodi says:

    OMG, this looks almost as good as Food & Wine, how does the food compare?? No need to make lunch reservations with all of these yummy looking specialties! I’m already making my list!! (So glad I just ate lunch LOL even though the photos are still making me hungry!)

  44. Arielle says:

    Brenda:The bubbles in bubble tea are tapioca pearls, they are a bit chewy, their texture reminds me of gummy bears it that makes sense :)

  45. Steve C. says:

    Headed over tomorrow after the D23 Fanniversary event at the Boardwalk Dance Hall. Great update as always. Now I know exactly what I’ll be trying!

  46. Steph M. says:

    We made it over there today. Loved the Smokehouse selections, bubble tea, lamb kebab, and ratatouille tart. We’ll be heading back a few times during the festival run to pick up some of the yummies we missed. I’m thrilled F&G has added some F&W elements to this festival! Great review!

  47. ChrisOC says:

    AJ, thank you so much for posting this…what incredibly helpful information!

  48. Brenda says:

    Arielle,
    Thank you for clarifying what is in “bubble tea”. :) Tapioca is way better than fish eggs in my honest opinion! :)

  49. Julie says:

    Great coverage – and love the pictures!
    I agree with Victoria however – the UK offerings are not typical UK food at all! And I was most confused by the ‘salmon biscuit’ – thats not a BISCUIT! It looks more like a SCONE – a biscuit for us UK people is more like what Americans call a cookie. If any British people ordered that dish they would get a big surprise, as it would not be what they expected at all – it certainly wasn’t what I expected. Come on EPCOT and Disney – if you are going to offer ‘authentic’ foods from a country – then get them right!

  50. Laurie says:

    I have been spreading the good news for special diets. There is an ingredient book for each kiosk. Officially each kiosk must refer guests to the chef in the kiosk. If no chef is present then they must call for a chef. Japan had the book but The Cottage, Smokehouse, and Florida Fresh kiosks had chefs on site to deal with my special diet requests. Other kiosks called for a chef.

    Gluten Free items include:
    ■Waterkist Farms Heirloom Tomatoes with house-made Mozzarella, Minus 8 Vinegar and Basil** ( I loved this
    ■Watermelon Salad with pickled Red Onions, Baby Arugula, Feta Cheese and Balsamic Reduction**
    ■Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, Zellwood Corn, Tomatoes and Cilantro
    ■Dole® Whip
    ■Dole® Pineapple Fruit Cup
    ■Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade – Non Alcoholic
    ■Flan de Guayaba (Guava Custard)
    ■Conga Fruit Punch – Non Alcoholic
    ■Pulled Pig Slider with Cole Slaw (hold the bread, one of my favorite)
    ■Smoked Beef Brisket with Collard Greens and Jalapeño Corn Bread (hold the corn bread, another favorite)
    ■Green Tea Flan (Silky custard with macha green tea and caramel glaze)
    ■Wild Berry Slush – Non Alcoholic
    ■New Planet™ 3R Raspberry Ale (Gluten Free)

    I have not tried Germany, Mexico, Italy, China, France, Intermissions, and Morocco yet. I skipped Japan because of the soy.

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