Best Eats for Kids at the 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is in full bloom through May 28 and it’s a perfect Festival for the whole family!

In addition to the beautiful flowers and Disney-themed topiaries all over the park, guests can also enjoy specialty tours, fun family activities, and the Garden Rocks Concert Series — complete with Dining Packages again.

2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

But our favorite part of the Festival is the 15 Outdoor Kitchens – better known as Food Booths – serving up small plates and beverages with a focus on Spring flavors and garden-fresh ingredients.

Click Here to visit our 2018 Flower and Garden Festival Menu Page to see the full booth menus and pics of ALL THE FOOD at the Festival!

And today we’re going to take a look at the Best Eats for Kids at this year’s Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!

There are so many delicious eats at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival – check out our Best of the Fest HERE! – but today we’re going to focus on kid-friendly items that even the pickiest eaters should enjoy!

Frushi at Hanami

Frushi at Hanami is made with Fresh Pineapple, Strawberry, and Melon rolled with Coconut Rice and, it’s sprinkled with Toasted Coconut and Whipped Cream with a bit of Raspberry Sauce on the side.

Frushi at the Hanami Outdoor Kitchen in Japan

Frushi at the Hanami Outdoor Kitchen in Japan

This is a super fun dish and a great item to introduce the kiddos to new foods!

Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce, Whipped Potatoes with Garden Vegetables at Northern Bloom

Sure it sounds fancy but it’s basically Beef Tenderloin Tips and Mashed Potatoes (at least that’s how you can explain it to the kiddos)! And who doesn’t like beef and mashed potatoes?

Beef Tenderloin Tips

Beef Tenderloin Tips

This is a hearty dish and a good way to get the kids to eat their veggies too!

Vegetable Spring Rolls at Lotus House

The Lotus House menu features all savory items this year and these Spring Rolls should be a hit with the kids.

Vegetable Spring Rolls cross section

Vegetable Spring Rolls cross section

You can try request them without sauce if your kids prefer them plain.

Toasted Pretzel Bread at Baurnmarkt: Farmer’s Market

If the kids like cheese, the Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest Ham and Melted Gruyère Cheese at Baurnmarkt: Farmer’s Market is a great choice!

Toasted Pretzel Bread with Black Forest Ham and Gruyere

Toasted Pretzel Bread with Black Forest Ham and Gruyere

A Germany-made pretzel smothered with melted cheese and Black Forest Ham – what’s not to love?!

Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries at Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market

The Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries has been a favorite here at DFB for a few years. If the kiddos love dessert order this!

Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries

Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries

There is plenty of rich, sweet Cheese Filling inside the flaky pastry and the Berry Sauce is delicious.

Macaron au Chocolat en Sucette at Fleur de Lys

You might have to order a few of these because everyone in the family will enjoy the Large Chocolate Macaron Lollipop at Fleur de Lys.

Chocolate Macaron

Chocolate Macaron

This Chocolate Macaron is new to the Festival this year and it’s chocolate perfection!

Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut Lime Sauce at La Isla Fresca

The Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer at La Isla Fresca is a great dish for kiddos who want to try something different but not too exotic!

Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut Lime Sauce

Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut Lime Sauce

The Coconut Lime Sauce has a mild, sweet flavor that kids will love.

Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade at Pineapple Promenade

This frozen beverage from Pineapple Promenade is not too floral or overly sweet. The kids will love sharing pics of it on Instagram too! ;-D

Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade

Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade

This has been a DFB favorite for several years and it’s definitely worth the wait to the Pineapple Promenade.

Pineapple Soft-serve with Fanta at Pineapple Promenade

We couldn’t leave Dole Whip off the list of Best Eats for Kids! And this version is topped with Fanta soda pop!

Pineapple Soft-serve with Fanta

Pineapple Soft-serve with Fanta

This new twist on Dole Whip is a sweet and refreshing treat for the whole family.

You can see ALL THE FOOD by visiting our Flower and Garden Festival Menus page here!

And check out ALL the details of the Festival below!

2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Index

2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Booth and Menu Index
2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Special Events
2018 Garden Rocks Concert Schedule
Epcot Festival Fans Facebook Page
2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Menus and FOOD PHOTOS

How to Book Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Events

Many Epcot Flower and Garden Events are free with your Epcot Admission and require no advance booking. For more details on available events that do require a fee and advance booking, please see our Special Events page.

More Fun for Kids at the Flower and Garden Festival

And remember, there are plenty of fun activities for kids of all ages at the Festival including Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration scavenger hunt and the Easter-themed Egg-Stravaganza scavenger hunt!

2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival pollenation exploration maps available 1

Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration takes place through May 28, while the Egg-Stravaganza returning to the Festival from March 16 through April 1. Maps for both scavenger hunts are $5.99 plus tax each and guests will receive a springtime surprise when they turn in their completed maps!

What dishes do you think your kiddos would enjoy on this list? Let us know with a comment!

Comments

  1. John Law says

    Do you know if there is a way to look up all the allergy concerns (we have a peanut allergy) before coming to the festival? Before we have had to ask at the location and they had to get word from the chef which too a while and ate up most of our time trying to eat at all the booths we wanted.

    Thanks.

  2. DFB Sarah says

    John, there’s really no way to be 100% certain about the allergens in the Festival foods without talking to the cast members at the food booths. You could try emailing and/or calling Disney Dining directly, and possibly they could provide you with the info before your trip. You’ll find their phone number and email address here.

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