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First Look! 2014 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival MUST-EAT Treats!

We’ve been touring the 2014 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival all day, indulging in the gorgeous views and good eats! See the full menus for this year’s booths here!

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Must Eat Treats

As many of you remember, the Flower and Garden Festival added multiple food booths to its offerings last year. They’re all back this year — including one extra addition — to tempt the tastebuds of Springtime visitors to Epcot this time around!

Don't forget to grab your Flower and Garden Festival passport and keep track of all the eats!

Don’t forget to grab your Flower and Garden Festival passport and keep track of all the eats!

We’ll have a full review of ALL the goodies for you tomorrow, but let’s take a peek at some of the must-try items this year!

Ahhh, Epcot in the Spring.

Ahhh, Epcot in the Spring.

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Waffle with Dole Whip at Pineapple Promenade

This awesome combo of sweet potato waffle and everyone’s favorite pineapple deliciousness is a must-try for Epcot guests. We were really surprised how much we enjoyed the cinnamon + pineapple combo!

Find it at the Pineapple Promenade booth at the front of the World Showcase!

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Waffle with Dole Whip

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Waffle with Dole Whip

Piggylicious Cupcake at The Smokehouse

If you woke up this morning thinking you should really have bacon AND cupcakes for breakfast, well, we’ve got the ticket! Just head over to the Smokehouse booth!

This Piggylicious cupcake gives you a bacon cupcake topped with maple frosting AND pretzels! Where do the pretzels come from? Who cares? Yum. Our team says the cake has lots of salty, smoky bacon; and the cake base is less sweet than normal yellow cake.

The maple frosting is much better than we expected, and altogether, this treat really works! Pancakes and bacon in a cupcake? Shore!!

Piggylicious Cupcake -- Bacon cupcake with maple frosting and pretzels

Piggylicious Cupcake — Bacon cupcake with maple frosting and pretzels

Kumquat Pie at Florida Fresh

New at the Florida Fresh booth this year, guests can partake in a Kumquat Pie!

We found the texture a little grainy, but the flavors are all there! The toasted meringue at the top adds a fun sweetness to the tart filling.

Florida Kumquat Pie Close-Up

Florida Kumquat Pie Close-Up

Spiked Dole Whips at Pineapple Promenade

Yep — the spiked Dole Whip is back in Epcot this year! Now you can try your pineappley favorite with rum OR coconut liqueur at Pineapple Promenade!

Oddly, the menu doesn’t SAY Dole Whip. It says “pineapple soft serve.” I wonder if there’s a trademark issue? Hmm… Either way — you gotta try it! Where else can you indulge in an iconic Disney treat — WITH alcohol — in the shadow of Spaceship Earth??

Spiked Dole Whips are back in Epcot!

Spiked Dole Whips are back in Epcot! Coconut on the left; Rum on the right.

Ghost Pepper Dusted Tilapia at Urban Farm Eats

This brand new booth sports lots of delicious offerings, but we especially loved this tilapia dusted with the mother of all peppers! Seriously, you’ve seen Man v. Food eat ghost pepper-ified stuff before, right? That’s some serious hotness! (The ghost peppers…of course…I wasn’t talking about Adam Richman’s adorable self, no sir.)

Well, you, too, can be a food warrior and tell all your friends YOU ate ghost peppers once you order this dish. ‘Cause you did. Kind of.

By the way, this is technically called: Ghost pepper-dusted tilapia with crisp winter melon slaw and mint oil featuring The Original Sauce Man’s Kick It Up Rub.

Ghost Pepper-dusted Tilapia

Ghost Pepper-dusted Tilapia

Vegetable Spring Rolls and Dipping Sauce in China

Every once in a while you find something that you want to keep eating…even when you’re so full you can barely breathe! Well, our team went overboard with these!

Another veggie treat that we give two thumbs up at this year’s festival! Find them a the China Booth!

Vegetarian Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce

Vegetarian Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce

Confit de Canard, Pommes de Terre Sarladaise – Pulled Duck Confit with Garlic and Parsley Potatoes in France

This received RAVE reviews from our team, and we had to tell you about it! You know how much I love Confit ANYTHING, right? And how much I love duck ANYTHING? Well, pair all of this with garlic potatoes and you’ve got a winner winner…duck…dinner.

Just get it. At the France Booth.

Duck Confit with Garlic Potatoes

Duck Confit with Garlic Potatoes

Quesadilla de Hongos con Queso and Franbuesa (Raspberry) Margarita on the Rocks at the Mexico Jardin de Fiestas

Ready for a vegetarian treat that’s just…awesome?!? High tail it over to the Mexico booth for the Quesadilla de hongos con queso and the Raspberry Margarita!

While this booth offers a  yummy taco as well, we thought this combo was really fun! Isn’t that margarita gorgeous?!?

Inside of Quesadilla

Inside of Quesadilla

Franbuesa (raspberry) Margarita

Franbuesa (raspberry) Margarita

Whew!! Ready to go???

Oh, and just for you Duffy-philes…

DUFFY

Garden Gnome DUFFY

Get Our FULL Reviews…

Tomorrow! We’ll have links to all of our individual booth pages with FULL MENUS and photos of EVERY food item at the 2014 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.

If you’re headed to Epcot in the next couple of months, you’ll have to let us know what’s on YOUR bucket list for the festival!

What items would YOU make a beeline for at the festival this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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16 Comments

  1. So… the ghost pepper. Did it kill you or what?

  2. Tanya says:

    Every single one of these is going in my belly when I get there in April. Every. single. one.

  3. Angelina says:

    Haha…that Kumquat Pie looks like a little cartoon face!!!

  4. I’ll be in line for the watermelon salad!

  5. Margie says:

    Wow! Everything sounds SO good! Can’t wait to get there.

  6. jenn says:

    I cant wait to try everything at the end of march!

  7. Becky says:

    I loved the watermelon salad last year & can’t wait to try it again. I want to try the tilapia but am a little scared of the ghost pepper. Curious how hot it is.

  8. Emma says:

    I’m so excited, only 8 weeks until we get to try all of these. Looking forward to an alcoholic Dole Whip.

  9. Silvercat says:

    Er – if the question of the day is, “is Adam Richman hot?”, then I have to answer YES! You can keep your fishy ghosty peppery thing!

    Ahem. Sorry about that.

    Well, we will miss all of these lovely goodies in the Flower & Garden Festival, but will look forward to maybe seeing some of them at the Food & Wine Festival in November! (And the Duffy Gnome is way cute!)

  10. Glory says:

    The raspberry margarita has my vote…..54 days!!!

  11. Tricia says:

    6 days to go. I want to try most of it. But you can keep the hot stuff.

  12. Kelley says:

    The Macaron à la fleur d’ Oranger I have seen pictures of looks amazing so it’s definitely on my list. Oddly enough I think I am going to try the Piggylicious cupcake, too. :) Only 2 weeks to go. :)

  13. lynne says:

    I will be there in 28 days. I will be trying the duck confit. I love love love duck!!! Dole whip with coconut and I have been dying to try one of those cronuts!!

  14. Marian says:

    I visit every year and although I am coeliac and cannot partake of most of the yummy recipes on offer, I still love to see them Oh well looks like I will have to drown my sorrows with a few franbuesa’s!

  15. Tiffany says:

    5 weeks to go!!! I can’t wait to try all these amazing treats! Definitely trying that bacon cupcake! And everything at the smokehouse looked DELISH!! I’m just wondering….what is “confit”?

  16. Ncourager says:

    Gonna try all the suggestions, only have till May5 but starting out 4/25 tomorrow yeah!

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