What? You’ve recovered from the DFB Grilled Cheese Crawl, and you’re ready for another one? We are right there with ya!
So today, we’re heading to the Mecca of Diverse Disney food options, Epcot!
There are literally hundreds of delicious dishes and tempting snacks to be savored throughout the park. And that makes sense, since World Showcase immerses you into the cultures of eleven different countries.
But then, there’s Future World, too. Home to great little kiosks featuring flavored popcorns as well as one of our favorite counter service spots, Sunshine Seasons, there’s plenty to enjoy there as well.
We all have our favorites, but it’s also fun to check out the NEW stuff! And so today, that’s what we’re doing. Let’s head into Epcot and arrange the day around trying brand new (or in some cases, returning items) in our DFB “Just the New Stuff” Crawl, Epcot Edition!
I hope you came hungry. Let’s go!
Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding, Sunshine Seasons
To kick our day off right, we should start with a good breakfast. Sure, you could grab a bowl of cereal at the resort or head to Starbucks for a muffin, but I say let’s check out Sunshine Seasons in The Land Pavilion for their Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding.
Is it breakfast, or is it dessert? Who cares? Because this is vacation, and you NEED to have this rich, delicious dish to jump start your day. (Oh, and to answer the question, clearly, this is breakfast. I mean, who eats bacon with dessert? 😉 )
Battered Banger and Chips, Rose and Crown Pub
We’re still sighing and lamenting the disappearance of our favorite pub grub from days gone by, the English Bulldog, at Rose and Crown Pub. But they’ve gone a LONG way to make up for it with this brand new offering, the Battered Banger and Chips.
Battered. Sausage. Because you guys KNOW how I feel about hand dipped corn dogs. Well, this is just as amazing, and I enjoyed every crunchy, salty bite. It’s perfect beside a pint, and makes for an excellent lunch as we explore all the tempting new snacks in Epcot.
Sake Mist, Kabuki Cafe
I don’t know about you, but after a decadent breakfast and a hefty lunch, I’m ready for something cool and refreshing. And the Sake Mist at Kabuki Cafe in the Japan Pavilion fit the bill perfectly — and just happens to be our next crawl stop.
We’ve loved the kakigori at this spot for ages! But can it be made even better? Yes. Yes it can. By adding sake, of course!
This is a great antidote to the Florida heat, and we especially love that it builds on a beloved Epcot snack. If you like sake, or kakigori, or BOTH — you’re gonna love this grown up version of a snow cone (except, the best snow cone ever).
Warm Peach Cobbler, Liberty Inn
After you finish up your sake mist, it’s on to The American Adventure Pavilion, where we make not one, but two stops!
First, I think it’s time for a little dessert, and so we’re stopping by Liberty Inn for Warm Peach Cobbler.
While this dessert isn’t technically new — long time readers will remember it from a few years back when we shared it before — it has been on hiatus for a bit. And since I’m a big fan of the Crumble School of Cobbler Making (as opposed to cake or biscuit topping), this one scores big points with me.
Besides, it’s filled with fruit — and that makes it practically healthy. Right?
Hard Orange Soda Float, Fife & Drum Tavern
But we’re not quite finished in The American Adventure Pavilion. I’m feeling a little thirsty again, and I hope you are too, because it’s time to stop by the Fife & Drum Tavern for a Hard Orange Soda Float, which joins the hard root beer float on the menu.
Made with creamy soft serve ice cream and Henry’s Hard Orange Soda, this creamsicle-esque treat is a wonderful way to get your daily serving of ice cream and soda-pop in while on vacation. (That’s a thing. Right?)
Salted Caramel Cupcake, Karamell-Küche
As we continue to walk World Showcase Promenade, our next stop is Karamell-Küche in the Germany Pavilion.
I’ve spent many happy hours at the little shop, which features lots of irresistible treats made with Werther’s Caramel. But recently, I was so happy to see the return of a classic, the Salted Caramel Cupcake!
The super dense dark chocolate cake is covered with a crown of caramel buttercream icing that goes right into the middle of the cake. And the salt is mixed into the icing, so you get that killer salty-sweet combo in every bite!
Cinnamon Loaf, Kringla Bakeri og Kafe
Next, make your way to another stop that’s become a cult classic, Kringla Bakeri og Kafe in the Norway Pavilion.
Norway has seen a lot of changes to highlight its most famous (Disney) duo, Anna and Elsa from Frozen, but we’re happy to report that this tiny counter service spot remains pretty much unchanged (for now, anyway). However, even though they still offer lots of classic items that we’ve grown to love through the years, they’re not afraid to try new things, like the Cinnamon Loaf.
If you didn’t bring a friend along for this crawl, you’re probably gonna have to get a doggy bag for the leftovers here, because this thing is HUGE. Ask for it to be served warm, and be sure to get a sprinkle of those candied pecans — they come at no extra charge.
Raspberry Lemonade Slush with Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Cool Wash
We’ll leave World Showcase behind and travel back into Future World for the last couple of treats on our list. And our first stop is Cool Wash.
Don’t you think it’s about time for another adult beverage? I thought you might. 🙂 Today, we’re trying one of their newer offerings: Raspberry Lemonade Slush with Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum.
The sweet-tart flavors of the berry lemonade meld wonderfully with the vanilla and spice of the rum. You’ll be looking for a hammock and a beach hat as you savor this one.
Mickey Oreo Cheesecake, Sunshine Seasons
For our final stop, we travel back once more to where our day began — Sunshine Seasons. But this time, it really is dessert we’re after. Your final treat on today’s crawl is the Oreo Mickey Cheesecake.
Why? Because we love you! And besides, this one is SO cute, and SO dreamy creamy delicious, that we defy you not to smile the entire time that you’re eating it. And besides, who can resist chilling in the gorgeous Land Atrium while watching the hubbub all around?
Just looking for all the Snacks in Epcot?
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Now, I really wanna hear from you! Will you be taking on the DFB Just the New Stuff Crawl Challenge at Epcot? Leave a comment and tell us how far you get!