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! [Read more…]

Best of the Fest! What To Eat at the 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!

Welcome, Spring, to Epcot!

And with Spring comes the 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! Today is the very first day, and now through May 28th Epcot guests will enjoy Disney-themed topiaries all over the park, specialty toursextra family fun, and the Garden Rocks Concert Series (complete with Dining Packages once again this year).

And, of course, there are 15 Outdoor Kitchens — better known as Food Booths — serving small plates and beverages with a focus on Spring flavors with fresh-from-the-garden ingredients.

2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

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!

In fact, 2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Flower and Garden Festival? So what better way to celebrate than to try ALL THE EATS — and DRINKS! — at this year’s Festival? Yep, we did it! And now we’re here to tell you what we think are the MUST EATS at this year’s Festival!

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What to Eat at the 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The most beautiful time of the year kicks off this week at Epcot when the 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival begins February 28!

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Festival, which runs through May 28! Throughout the Festival, Epcot guests can enjoy Disney-themed topiaries throughout the park, special exhibits and seminars, and the Garden Rocks Concert Series (and Dining Packages).

And, there are also FIFTEEN Food Booths. Much like the Food Booths at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, the Flower and Garden Festival Booths are serving up small plates and beverages, but with a Spring focus on fresh-from-the-garden ingredients.

Don’t forget to visit our 2018 Flower and Garden Festival Menu Page to see the full booth menus and food photos from this year’s Festival! [Read more…]

News! More Menu Details from the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens

It’s an exciting time, as we count down the days until the 2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival gets underway!

Of course, around here, we’re most interested in the Outdoor Kitchens! We’re so excited to see the return of these kiosks stationed around World Showcase.

Disney Food Blog Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

2015 will mark the third consecutive year that guests of the Festival can enjoy sips and tapas-sized dishes, themed to celebrate the bounty of the garden.

And while we’re still awaiting the full menus, we do have some news regarding some of the new dishes that will debut at this year’s festival.

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens

First off, let’s discuss which Outdoor Kitchens you can expect to see this year. While we haven’t heard word which Kitchen from 2014 won’t return, we know that Botanas Botánico will debut. Check out this post about Botanas Botánico to learn more about its menu.

Fleur de Lys

Fleur de Lys in the France Pavilion Returns

That means we anticipate at least one 2014 Kitchen will be absent, as we expect there to be 11 kitchens.

So far, we know the following will return:

  • Fleur de Lys in the France Pavilion
  • Taste of Marrakesh in the Morocco Pavilion
  • Hanami in the Japan Pavilion
  • The Smokehouse: Barbecue and Brews Outdoor Kitchen in the America Pavilion
  • Primavera Kitchen in the Italy Pavilion
  • Lotus House in the China Pavilion
  • Jardin de Fiestas in the Mexico Pavilion
  • Florida Fresh
  • Pineapple Promenade
  • Urban Farm Eats

Does that mean that the Buttercup Cottage in the UK Pavilion gets the axe this year? We super hope not — the Biscuit with Smoked Salmon Tartare and the Lemon Scones were to die for last year!!

As far as dishes go, there are certainly some exciting things that we can’t wait to try. We hear that fan favorites, like Frushi, will return.

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

Frushi (Fresh Strawberries, Pineapple and Cantaloupe Rolled with Coconut Rice, atop a Raspberry Sauce Sprinkled with Toasted Coconut and Whipped Cream)

Chefs will also take advantage of the Florida strawberry season once more by offering Beijing Candied Strawberries.

Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries Return to the Lotus House

Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries Return to the Lotus House

New for 2015! New Flower and Garden Festival Dishes Debut

But we also have a few details on brand new menu items. Look for the [Read more…]

News! Food Kiosks Return for the 2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Today, we’ve got big news about the 2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival!

In 2013, Epcot celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Flower and Garden Festival with a fun new first — Food and Beverage Marketplace Booths! (Read our FULL review of last year’s event here!)

Dole Whip with Spiced Rum at the 2013 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!

The marketplaces, similar to those you find at the Food and Wine Festival, celebrated fresh flavors from different countries. Many also featured surrounding gardens growing some of the ingredients used in the marketplace dishes!

Will Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries Return to the Lotus House?

Well, today, we are excited to bring you news that the food and beverage marketplace booths [Read more…]

Disney Recipe: Frushi from Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival

Today, we are so excited to bring you one of our DFB readers’ most requested recipes — Frushi! What’s Frushi, you’re asking? Basically, it’s “Fruit Sushi”…minus the fishes!

Frushi from the 2013 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The super fun dessert item was featured this past spring at Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival, which featured marketplace booths similar to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Read our complete review of the 2013 Flower and Garden Festival here! There were some amazing eats available at the [Read more…]