Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Our Favorite Gluten Free Dishes for 2015

Sometimes, eating with food sensitivities or dietary preferences can be a bit of a drag. And that’s never more the case than when you’re on vacation.

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But once again this year, Disney is taking its commitment to offering gluten free options seriously at the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

To that end, not only will you find some delicious dishes that don’t contain gluten; they’re clearly marked in the free Food and Wine Festival Passports that you can pick up at the Festival!

Today, we’re highlighting a few of the more interesting gluten free options that we’ve tried so far. And if you love sampling your way around the World sans gluten, check out our handy page listing ALL of the Festival’s gluten free options this year!

“Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce

Ok…this one’s a no-brainer! It’s a DFB restaurant favorite already.

But truly, this is the MOST wonderful time of the year — because you can get the “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce at the Canada Booth without an advance dining reservation!

Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce

Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce

Deliciously satisfying, this is one dish that I never, ever want to share. Get your own if we’re Food and Wine-ing it together!

Griddled Yard Bird with Braised Greens and Housemade Habanero Sauce

Sure — the Loaded Mac and Cheese at the Farm Fresh Booth has gotten puh-lenty of love here at DFB. But if you maintain a gluten free diet, absolutely do NOT skip this booth. Because I’d argue the sleeper hit here — maybe of the whole Festival — is the Griddled Yard Bird with Braised Greens and Housemade Habanero Sauce.

Griddled Yard Bird with Braised Greens and housemade habanero sauce

Griddled Yard Bird with Braised Greens and housemade habanero sauce

This one is a repeat from last year, and I’m so glad it’s back! A Chicken Thigh is boned out, and then seared on a griddle until the skin is perfectly crispy and the juicy meat is cooked through. Served over some of the best Braised Greens ever, with a drizzle of that sweet, hot Habanero Sauce, this dish is great. Don’t miss it.

Chilaquiles de Pollo

New at this year’s Festival, the Chilaquiles de Pollo from the ever-popular Mexico Booth was a big hit with our team!

Chilaquiles de Pollo

Chilaquiles de Pollo

This is a casserole of sorts, with layers of Corn Tortilla Chips, Seasoned Chicken, and plenty of Cheese.

And that’s just the beginning. For plenty more Gluten Free items that you’ll find at the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, just head over to our Gluten Free Page, where we’ve gathered them all together in one spot for your convenience.

Start Your Planning Today! The DFB Guide to the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival e-Book is now available!

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Want even more great tips? This 240+-page guide to the Festival offers insider tips and advice as well as all of the details you need to know to plan your best Festival visit ever. Order your 2015 edition today!

Your purchase includes several bonus items as well — including a full daily schedule of events at the Festival and a printable World Showcase Booth Menu Checklist to carry with you as you Eat around the World!

Use code Chefs at check-out for a $3 discount!

Be sure to check our main Epcot Food and Wine Festival Page frequently for updates, and also check out Epcot Food and Wine Festival 101 for even more information about the festival!

Want More Epcot Food and Wine Festival Info?

We have all the coverage and information you need right here on Disney Food Blog! Here’s what we know so far…

2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Index

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2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events
2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Low-Cost Seminars and Demonstrations
2015 Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Fans Facebook Page
2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Wine and Dine Half Marathon
2015 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic
Food and Wine Festival 101
2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and FOOD PHOTOS
2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Gluten Free Items

How to Book Epcot Food and Wine Festival Events

To book all special events and demonstrations, call 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378) (join the Disney Food Blog Newsletter to find out as soon as we do about more details!). Culinary Demonstrations, Beverage Seminars, Mixology Seminars, and general admission for some special events are bookable online at www.epcotfoodfestival.com.

Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and Golden Oak Residents are eligible for a $2 discount (per person, per event) for beverage and mixology seminars and culinary demos taking place Mon-Thurs during the festival. Discounts are by phone at 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378) or through DVC Member Services. Stay tuned to DisneyFoodBlog.com and the Disney Food Blog Newsletter for details.

Now let’s hear from all of you — what’s your favorite gluten free food option at this year’s Food and Wine Festival? Leave a comment and tell us what tops your list!

Comments

  1. Bellamouse says

    I will have to try the yard bird. Skipped over it every time but you have piqued my interest now!

    We don’t eat grains (not just gluten), so the chilaquilas is out….

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