One of the best parts about EPCOT is getting to visit 11 countries in one day (well, sort of)!
The World Showcase features several pavilions that bring different cultures and cuisines to one place. And, even though there are many challenges Disney-goers try to conquer, like the 4 parks in one day challenge, one of the most popular is to eat and/or drink around the world! Today, we’re showing you how much it would cost to eat around the world using different budgets and preferences!
Reminder: Disney World changes ALL of the time. Prices are constantly increasing and menus change every so often. Depending on when your next Disney trip is, the prices and availability of menu items could be different.
How to Eat Around the World for Under $75
Plenty of people think it costs a lot of money to eat around the world, and although it can, it’s also easy to do it on a budget! Let’s take a look at how to eat around the world for less than $75.
Even if YOU start your trip around World Showcase in the Mexico Pavilion, we’re starting this list on the opposite side over in Canada! This pavilion is known for a Canadian staple: maple — you’ll find the gift shop lined with maple candies and syrups. But, you can also grab a bucket of Maple Popcorn at the Canada Popcorn Cart!
This is, as of now, the ONLY spot on property to find maple popcorn, so don’t skip this! For a regular serving of maple popcorn, it’ll cost you $6.25. The maple-flavored popcorn is the same price as the regular popcorn, so why not upgrade right?! Keep in mind if you have a refillable popcorn bucket, it’ll only cost you $2 per refill, just like “normal” popcorn!
Now, the United Kingdom is prettyyyyy light when it comes to snacks, however, a classic UK snack is available at the Yorkshire County Fish Shop. Yep, hot and crisp thick-cut chips for only $3.99!
Chips also happen to be an excellent portable snack. These ain’t your normal Disney World fast-food fries — they are salty, crisp on the outside, and fluffy on the inside thicker cut steak fries. Plus they have malt vinegar to douse on top, if that’s your jam. So you can nosh on the go and even share if you’re willing!
Ahhhh, the France Pavilion — home to some of the best snacks on ALL of Disney property. If you are on a budget, there are actually lots of inexpensive options in France! For this list, we’re taking a look at the bakery case in Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie. Though you can’t go wrong with many pastries available under $5, our pick for this challenge is the Mousse au Chocolat for $4.95
And if savory is your preference, Les Halles has you covered there as well. You can find croissants and baguettes for under $5, too! No really, let’s talk about that for a second: a WHOLE fresh-baked baguette for a couple of bucks. Yeah. Make it happen.
The Morocco pavilion has undergone some changes in the past few months as its management switched over to Disney. Now, though, there’s a new place to grab some snacks and drinks in the pavilion!
At Oasis Sweets and Sips, AKA the Spice Road Table Juice Bar, there is a huge assortment of Moroccan pastries. But get this — each pastry is only $2.50 each! What a steal! They get even cheaper the more you buy at once too! The baklava has been a staple in the Morocco pavilion for quite some time, but there are plenty of options here you’re sure to enjoy.
If you haven’t heard of Kakigōri, it is Japanese shaved ice, and you can choose from the flavors Rainbow, Strawberry, Melon, Cherry, Tangerine, and Blue Raspberry. A regular serving with just the shaved ice is $5.50, but you can add the sweet milk (or booze!) on top for a small up-charge!
One of the newest restaurants in Disney World is the Regal Eagle Smokehouse in the America pavilion. Not only did we fall in love with their barbecue, but some of their sides serve as a perfect snack for eating around the world!
For this pavilion, we’d recommend the side of Mac and Cheese or Onion Rings which are both $4.99. The Mac and Cheese is more bang for your buck because you ultimately get more of it than you do Onion Rings, but they are both delicious (and cheap) snack options! The mac could stand to up the cheesiness but, in a pinch, it’s satisfying.
Ciao! Next up is the Italy pavilion where you can grab some classic Italian treats at its newest dining spot, the Gelateria Toscana, which opened in May 2021. Here you can pick up The Godfather of Italian snacks, the cannoli!
The Cannoli Al Cioccolato is a crisp pastry filled with smooth, sweet ricotta, chocolate chips, and candied orange for $6.95. It’s one of the better cannolis we’ve had in Disney World, and honestly is a step up from the cannoli you’ll find at many Italy festival booths in EPCOT. The new Gelateria has a host of other snacks, but this one is a classic and it’s budget-friendly!
Perhaps the most ENORMOUS snack on the list is the Jumbo Pretzel in the Germany pavilion! This is a staple in this pavilion, so of course, it had to be on the list. You might see Mickey Pretzels all over Disney World but these are unique to EPCOT.
You can currently grab this at Sommerfest or the beer and pretzel carts in the pavilion (one out on the main World Showcase walkway and one just inside the pavilion) and, because it is big, it comes at a price. This is the most expensive snack on the budget list at $9.39! It may be big and a little pricey, but it is VERY shareable.
Next up, we’re headed to the China pavilion! Where you can never go wrong with egg rolls. Here there are two spots you can score Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls!
Ahhhh, one of the most iconic EPCOT snacks — it’s School Bread! This little treat feels like it’s been around FOREVER, and we have adored it for years.
The classic Norwegian treat is made with a sweet bread roll injected with vanilla custard (it’s really more like a sweet thick vanilla whipped cream!), then covered with sweet icing and toasted coconut. AND this tasty pastry is only $4.49 at Kringla Bakeri og Cafe. I
The churros used to have a caramel sauce and, for a while, a chocolate sauce, but the Nutella is just as good, if not better. This snack is super easy to share, and a perfect way to finish eating around the world! The churros are $5.89.
So, we took a look at some of the best budget-friendly snacks in EPCOT’s World Showcase, but what is the grand total? You can get all of these snacks for just $59.85 (tax not included)!!! That’s less than lunch for ONE person at Cinderella’s Royal Table! Eating around the world can be expensive, but it doesn’t HAVE to be.
Eating Around the World With an Unlimited Budget
For those who have a little more room in their Disney World budget, we’re taking a look at some eats that may cost a little more or have bigger portions. Sure, we’re going from spending as little as possible to blowing it out on pricier food, but it’ll give you a good range to imagine playing with.
This classic snack has its own fast food kiosk at Disney Springs, but you can grab it in EPCOT for $7.50. It’s simply made with French fries, beef gravy, and cheese curds! Sometimes, during festivals especially, the poutine here gets a makeover and has really unique toppings like lobster or braised beef.
Did you really visit the United Kingdom pavilion if you didn’t have some fish and chips?! Well, luckily Yorkshire County Fish Shop serves up some AMAZING Fish & Chips! This is basically beer-battered crispy fish perfection. Even those who hate fish can likely enjoy this — the fish used is about as mild as you can get and definitely not fishy!
For $11.49, you’ll get two sizable pieces of fish on a bed of “chips”, AKA fries (those same fries we told you to get if you’re eatin’ on a budget above!). Not only can this be a meal, but you can share it with a group as well!
It’s no secret that the France pavilion is basically the queen of snacks, but there is one unique snack that is one of our must-haves when we visit. We’re talking about the Croque Glace!
The treat is made with one huge scoop of ice cream with your choice of sauce in a homemade brioche and pressed warm. It’s a homemade warm ice cream sammie and it’s just as incredible as it sounds. Not only is it customizable, but it’s easy to share if you cut it in half. You can grab this unique snack at L’Artisan des Glaces for $9.50!
The Morocco pavilion does not have a lot of snacks since its main quick-service restaurant remains closed. However, Spice Road Table received a NEW menu when it reopened last year that is full of small plates! There are a few options, but if you grab the Spice Road Table Sampler, you’ll get a few snacks in one!
For $15, you can get Lamb Kefta, Tzatziki, Spiced Chicken, and Tiropitakia. Although the restaurant is table-service, there is rarely a wait to walk up and it can be a pretty quick meal or snack break.
This dish comes with 6 fried and saucy chicken wings!! These wings were sweet and had a fresh citrusy, lemony flavor. And you could probably share these, but they’re so good you may be tempted to keep them all to yourself! This snack is $12.00.
We’re back in America, and instead of going towards some barbecue, we’re going for over-the-top sweets this time! In the American Adventure pavilion, you can grab the HUGE Cookies and Cream Funnel Cake!
For $13.50, the funnel cake is topped with powdered sugar, vanilla ice cream, crushed cookies, and chocolate sauce. You’ll find this at the Funnel Cake Stand in the pavilion. This is perfect if you have a sweet tooth, or a big group to share this with!
Yep, we’re back at the Gelateria Toscana, but this time to grab one of the incredible frozen treats! Here you have options on delicious gelato creations!
The Coppa Deliza is made with strawberry, vanilla, cookie and cream, strawberry sauce, and whipped cream. The Coppa Del Nonno comes with vanilla, chocolate, and cookies & cream, and is topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and amaretto cookies. “Affogato” Espresso Gelato is made with fresh Italian espresso poured over vanilla gelato and amaretto cookies. Lastly, the Coppa Amicizia with cookies and cream, strawberry and topped with whipped cream. Each one is $11.75, and a great refreshing treat on a hot Florida day!
It’s hard to walk through the Germany pavilion and not get lured into Karamell Küche, the bakery sponsored by Werther’s Original classic, and it’s another spot you can grab portable snack that happens to be one of our favorites, Caramel Popcorn for $6.99.
We’ve always loved Karamell Küche, and we love it even more now that it’s an option for Mobile Order! Now we don’t have to wait in line to get our favorite sweet snacks, we can order them in advance! And over at EPCOT, check the Mobile Order menu or the bakery case here to see if you spot the Gingerbread Caramel Cookie Sandwich for $5.99. This has two soft gingerbread cookies with buttercream icing and Werther’s Original caramel, and we have to get one every time we visit here!
This snack is on the smaller side for this list, but it’ll only cost you $6.50!
There are several toppings to choose from including chocolate, cinnamon, almonds, and there is often a seasonal version! We’ve seen pumpkin, and even a holiday sprinkles option in the past. Whichever flavor you choose, it’ll cost you $6.29.
And we’ve officially made it all the way to Mexico! One of the most iconic (and delicious) snacks here is the Chips and Guacamole. You can find guacamole at La Cantina de San Angel, La Cava del Tequila, and Choza de Margarita, but after our official guacamole throw-down, we decided that Choza de Margarita’s is the best (they’re all really good though)!
The Choza de Margarita guacamole contains chile and is topped with mango and pumpkin seeds for $10. All of the guacamoles are great, but that one is our personal fav, and it is the perfect snack at this pavilion!
And that’s a wrap on eating around the world on an unlimited budget! These aren’t necessarily the MOST expensive items in each pavilion, but they are bigger portions and therefore some are more pricey. The grand total for these 11 snacks is $115.52 before tax! Not too bad for a LOT of food!
Drinking Around the World
If you are part of the 21+ crowd, you might’ve thought about drinking around the world! We’re sharing some of our favorites and the classics in each pavilion to see how much it actually costs to drink around the world. Remember if you attempt this challenge to make sure you do so responsibly, drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and mix in some snacks here and there to help keep any queasy side effects at bay. If you have a friend or significant other to help split the drinks, you might actually be able. towalk out of EPCOT at the end of the night (but seriously, 11 drinks is a LOT so we recommend a helper!).
Starting drinking in Canada is always a tricky one. There are often seasonal drinks that can be found at the Refreshment Port or the Popcorn Cart in Canada. But a Canadian classic that is available year-round is the Moosehead Lager for $9.25.
This is a lighter beer that isn’t as hoppy as some beers you might encounter. It’s also the beer that is usually used in the classic beer cheese soup you’ll also find in this pavilion (at both Le Cellier and usually at the Food and Wine Festival Canada booth). So, if you’d rather grab a cup of that cheesy soup to count for your “drink” here, we won’t hold that against you! 😉
There are plenty of incredible and hearty drinks at the Rose and Crown Pub in the United Kingdom pavilion, but one of the most popular is the Snake Bite!
The Snake Bite Imperial Pint is made with half cider and half Harp, and it’s only $10 at the Rose and Crown Pub. There’s nothing like drinking a pint in an English pub!
The France pavilion is known for its food, but there are some incredible boozy drinks here as well. One of the most iconic drinks here is the alcoholic slushes at the kiosk called Les Vins des Chefs de France!
You can currently choose between an Orange Slush with Grand Marnier, Rum, Grey Goose Orange, and Orange Juice OR the Citron Slush with Grey Goose Citron, Vodka, and Lemonade. During festivals, the France booth will sometimes offer a different flavor boozy slush, but these slushes are $13.50 apiece, and one of our favorite drinks on the list!
A hidden gem within the Morocco pavilion is the bar at Spice Road Table! Even though it is a table-service restaurant, you can walk up and grab a drink to-go which is a super convenient way to get great drinks!
Since you are visiting the Morocco pavilion, we’d recommend the Moroccan Mule that is made of Figenza Fig Vodka, Ginger Beer, Agave, and Lime. That cocktail is $14!
The American Adventure pavilion has several classic American drinks like Tennessee Lemonade and Strawberry Daiquiris, but for this list, we included the Frozen Red Stag Lemonade!
This frozen and refreshing drink is made of Frozen Lemonade with Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon for $14. It’s been around for a while, and it’s a classic American frozen drink available at Fife & Drum Tavern!
The Italian cocktail is made with Limoncello, Tequila, and fresh lime juice, and there are a plethora of options on the to-go menu!
Did you even visit the Germany pavilion if you didn’t have a sip of beer?! Luckily, you can try the Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen.
This next drink is for the coffee-lovers out there! In the China pavilion, you can grab the exclusive drink called Tipsy Ducks in Love.
The drink available at Joy of Tea is made with Bourbon Whiskey, Coffee, Black Tea, Cream, and Chocolate Syrup. Weird name, but trust us, it’s good! This bourbon-y, chocolatey, drink is $13.
For $13, the drink is made of Baileys Irish cream and Kamora Coffee Liqueur. It’s a perfect morning pick-me-up!
La Cava del Tequila is one of the most famous places to grab a drink in Disney World, and you can’t really go wrong with any margarita you pick! (If you notice we didn’t start our trek around World Showcase with Mexico, this is why. Tequila is a closer, friends. We’ve started in Mexico and regretted it before!)
At La Cava, the margaritas are in the price range of $16-$23, and we couldn’t choose just one to put on the list! (OK, OK, fine. Twist our arm. Avocado Margarita. It’s sweet, tangy, creamy and oddly delicious!)
Just like that, we drank our way around the world! The grand total for these 11 drinks is a whopping $138.25! Disney World alcoholic drinks are on the pricier side, but considering all you are getting, the price tag for all 11 countries is not too bad. Note we skipped the Refreshment Outpost/Africa chunk of World Showcase but if you want to include it, by all means!
So we’ve seen all the totals for eating around the world on a budget, eating around the world on an unlimited budget, and drinking around the world. But what if you want to combine some of these lists? Well, if you are eating around the world on a budget AND you want to drink around the world, it’ll cost you about $198.10. That’s a lot for under $200! If you are eating on an unlimited budget and drinking around the world, you can plan to spend about $253.77. We hope this look at prices helps you plan your budget to eat and/or drink around the world on your next visit to EPCOT!
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