The EPCOT Festival of the Holidays is nearly here, and we can’t wait to check out all the new eats and drinks that are coming to this year’s fest.
But, what about all those returning treats we pine for year after year? There are quite a few favorites that are coming back this year, and we’re shouting it from the rooftops. So, don’t skip these returning eats at the 2022 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays!
We know a thing or two about Disney festival eats — so trust us when we say these are the items you won’t want to miss at the 2022 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays.
Coquito Soft Serve from Refreshment Port
This frozen treat is one of our newer favorites — and for good reason! The Coquito Soft Serve is a take on the classic spiced drink, and having it in ice-cream form is a game changer. Expect cinnamon flavors mixed with creamy vanilla, and did we mention you can also get it with spiced rum?
This was also a relatively inexpensive treat in 2021 at $5.25 (though prices for 2022 could change), so make sure you stop by Refreshment Port for this truly refreshing holiday treat.
Linzer Cookie from Bavaria Holiday Kitchen
The fruity Linzer Cookie is another one that makes our list — this soft and fruity snack is the perfect combination of a buttery cookie with a fruit-filled center.
You’ll find it over at Bavaria Holiday Kitchen — plus, it’s part of the Cookie Stroll, so you can win a prize for eating it. Yes, you read that correctly — you can win a prize for eating cookies.
Black and White Cookie from L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen
Ah, the classic Black and White Cookie. You see, the key to eating a black and white cookie is that you want to get some black and white in each bite — or something like that. Last year, this cookie had a bit of a citrus flavor to it, so we’re excited to check it out when it returns.
You can grab this one from L’Chaim Holiday Kitchen (but there is sadly no chocolate babka to be found).
Chocolate Crinkle Cookie from American Holiday Table
Not only that, but in the past, this cookie was under $3 — which is a RARE find in Disney World (prices are subject to change for 2022).
Pumpkin Spice Ginger Cocktail at Refreshment Port
This made our best of the fest list in 2021, and we’re so glad it’s coming back. The Pumpkin Spice Ginger Cocktail with Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka was served in an epic plastic Moscow Mule mug last year (we hope that comes back!) and the ginger flavor was the strongest out of the bunch.
It wasn’t overly sweet and we could taste the alcohol — which is a major plus when you’re spending around $11 (prices subject to change for 2022) on it!
Grilled Kebabs at Tangierine Cafe: Flavors of the Medina
Grilled Kebabs with Carrot-Chickpea Salad and Garlic Aïoli?! Sign us UP! You can pick between Lamb Kefta and Chermoula Chicken, but either one will be packed with unique and savory flavors.
Considering how many sweet items the festival has, it was fantastic to grab such a delicious savory option. The meat was perfectly cooked. Our only complaint? We needed MORE! Cost was $5.75 in 2021, stay tuned for 2022 costs.
New Year Celebration Soba at Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen
The New Year Celebration Soba is a classic at the Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen. It’s made with Buckwheat soba noodles in a hot dashi soup with yuzu, shrimp tempura, kamaboko fish cake, and chopped green onion, and yes, it’s as tasty as it sounds.
You need to be open to some more unorthodox flavors, but if you love seafood or Asian cuisine, do NOT miss this! Cost was $8 in 2021, stay tuned for 2022 costs.
Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl at Bavaria Holiday Kitchen
You didn’t think we’d do this post without including CHEESE, did you?! The Cheese Fondue from Bavaria Holiday Kitchen, served in a bread bowl with steamed baby vegetables and marble potatoes is a returning favorite.
The veggies and potatoes are perfect for dipping, and truly we could just drink that liquid cheese straight from the bowl. We’re thrilled to see it’s coming back. Pricing was $8.25 in 2021, stay tuned for the cost in 2022.
Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce at Bavaria Holiday Kitchen
Bavaria Holiday Kitchen is back at it again with the Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce, Spätzle, and Braised Red Cabbage. Yummy mushroom sauce, a filling portion, spaetzle, great flavors, and awesome textures? This dish has it ALL and is one savory bite.
Last year it was priced at $6.25, we’ll be on the lookout for updated pricing for 2022.
Slow-roasted Turkey at American Holiday Table
If you’re looking for a holiday classic, this is IT. Slow-roasted Turkey with BEN’S ORIGINAL stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry sauce make for a hearty, satisfying snack.
Especially if you’re traveling and won’t be able to make it home for a “traditional” holiday meal, this is one you’ll want to pick up. The price was $5.75 last year, stay tuned for updated pricing.
Pastrami on Rye at L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen
Pastrami on Rye, house-made pickles, and deli mustard — how can you go wrong?! If you love a good deli sandwich, this is a favorite you can’t skip.
The sandwich is small but hearty, and the combination of those classic flavors makes this one of the best returning dishes you can get at the Festival.
Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini at Le Marche De Noel Holiday Kitchen
Forget your regular hot chocolate, it’s all about FROZEN hot chocolate martinis now! Kick Santa’s iconic drink up a notch at Le Marche De Noel Holiday Kitchen with this drink, which features Grey Goose La Vanille Vodka, vodka, chocolate milk, and whipped cream.
This drink is delish every time we have it. Have you given it a try yet? If not, this might be your year to do so! Pricing was $12.50 in 2021, stay tuned for updated costs.
Turkey Poutine at Refreshment Port
It’s all the fun of loaded fries mixed with all the deliciousness of Thanksgiving flavors. In the past, it’s been priced at $9, but stay tuned for updated pricing for 2022.
Kālua Pork at Mele Kalikimaka
Kālua Pork with Okinawa sweet potatoes and mango salad might not be on your Festival must-buy list at the moment, but it should be.
The pork is amazing and so tender. Plus, all of the other ingredients mix together to create a delicious plate. Trust us when we say you don’t want to miss this. It was priced at $5.25 in 2021, stay tuned for 2022 pricing.
Haupia at Mele Kalikimaka
Finally, we end with another dish from Mele Kalikimaka — the Haupia! This is a Hawaiian coconut pudding with candied macadamia nuts and coconut and it is SOO good.
If you like coconut flavors and macadamia nuts, don’t walk past this treat. Especially at a festival that is so cookie-heavy, it’s wonderful to have a unique dessert like this one.
And that’s all of our picks for now, but stay tuned for our list of the BEST items (including potentially some NEW treats) at the festival for 2022.
For more news on the EPCOT Festival of the Holidays, click here to see the celebrity narrators announced for Candlelight Processional in EPCOT, and click here to check out the restaurants and pricing announced for the Candlelight Processional Dining packages.
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