Welcome to the first day of the 2021 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival!
We know a lot of you folks have some Disney Dining Plan snack credits burnin’ a hole in your pockets!
And while we’ve already shared with you our top DFB picks for the best ways to those snack credits around Disney World in 2020, we’re back with even more hot suggestions! Think of this as our BEST Dining Plan snack credit values — Epcot’s 2020 Flower and Garden Festival edition!
The 2020 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is here at last! You have from now until June 1, 2020, to enjoy topiaries of your favorite Disney pals, special events, and the Garden Rocks concert series to celebrate all things SPRING!
But here at DFB, you know we have our sights set on stuff that’s a bit more edible! Lucky for us, the festival brings many exclusive food booths or “Outdoor Kitchens” that serve up special foods and drinks inspired by the sights, smells, and tastes of the season!
Spring is here so we’re filling up on all the yummiest eats at Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Well, who are we kidding? ALL the eats are pretty darn yummy!
The best part of any Epcot festival is that we get to eat our way around the World Showcase and that means a whole WORLD of new flavors to try. All the Outdoor Kitchens at Flower and Garden have menus that speak to fresh ingredients and springtime flavors but we’re especially excited to get a taste of the flavors at the Italy Pavilion booth. That’s right, we’re reviewing the Primavera Kitchen!
And while we don’t think you’ll require a spoon that’s quite so large (in fact, the new Spike the Bee Spork should fit the bill nicely!), we’re back today with even more prices for more of the festivals food booths!
We are gearing up for the 2020 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, which runs from March 4th through June 1st!
The menus are now available and we are already taking notes on what we want to try first! With so many booths, food, and drink options, it can be overwhelming to try and see it all!
But, fear not! We are helping you strategize and plan your snack or drink crawl around the World [Showcase]! [Read more…]
Today is the very first day of the 2019 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! Now through June 3, 2019, Epcot guests can enjoy gorgeous Disney-themed topiaries, specialty tours, extra family fun, and the Garden Rocks Concert Series, to name a few of the extra activities blooming all over the park in celebration of Spring.
Click here to see pictures of ALL THE FOOD at the 2019 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!
An unprecedented 17 Outdoor Kitchens set the culinary scene this year — PLUS additional Festival offerings at various locations around the park. And our goal today is to bring you all of the items you CAN’T MISS when you visit the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival this year!
It’s the Best of the Fest for the 2019 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! [Read more…]
The most beautiful time of the year kicks off this week at Epcot when the 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival begins February 28!
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…]
We had the opportunity to attend the Tables in Wonderland Flower and Garden Festival Preview Event on Friday!
And we’re excited to share with you all of the news — and photos! — detailing some of the delicious dishes and wonderful drinks that you can expect at the 2016 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, running from March 2-May 30, 2016!
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Preview
But, super quick, before we get to the food, we HAD to show you a sneak peek at the festival itself! Crews are busy at working, preparing all of the exhibits.
We also had a first look at the brand new Music Garden Melodies Playground! OK, it doesn’t look like much right now, but kiddos are gonna LOVE this! [Read more…]
We’ve been spending the day taking in the sights, and — more importantly 😉 — all the tastes at every single one of the Food Booths! You can see the full menus for this year’s booths here!
For the third year running, the Flower and Garden Festival is offering Outdoor Kitchens (food booths similar to the Food & Wine Festival Marketplace booths), with a springtime focus on fresh-from-the-garden flavors.
Now, we’d like to show you some of the best of this year’s best! So, grab your passport and LET’S GO!
has made its debut! This Outdoor Kitchen is brand new to the Festival this year, featuring South American dishes, with an emphasis on Venezuelan classics. You can find it between the France and Morocco Pavilions.
We’ve got two standouts here that we want to let you know about right away! Cachapas con Queso is a sweet yellow corn pancake topped with Farmer’s Cheese. This just-sweet-enough dish is pleasantly rich, too.
The White Corn Arepa doesn’t disappoint, either, with the tasty braised beef providing lots of bang for the buck.
That said, we’re happy to say that everything at this new booth was fresh and delicious!
Quinoa “Naanwich” and Kale Salad
Head to Urban Farm Eats for the Quinoa “Naanwich,” a nice vegetarian surprise packed with flavor, thanks to the arugula pesto and sun-dried tomatoes.
A salad as a DFB favorite? Who woulda thunk 😉 ? We were pleasantly surprised by the full range of flavors presented in the Kale Salad with the dried cherries and goat cheese, along with a nice crunch from the hearty helping of almonds.
We also reeeeeeally enjoyed the Crispin Blackberry Pear Cider here, finding it fresh, and fairly dry.
The Ice Pop
It was love at first sight — and taste! — with the Ice Pop cocktail-on-a-stick at Fleur de Lys! A cold and delicious mix of Grand Marnier Peach Raspberry Liqueur, Vodka, and Iced Tea — all wrapped up in a nostalgic package!