Springtime is almost here, and so is Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival. As Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts comes to a close, the menus for Epcot’s next festival have been released. If you’re visiting Walt Disney World between March and June of this year, you’ll want to plan ahead for this floral festival of fun. Here’s a complete guide to the food you can expect to see at Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival 2019.
Arbor at The Gardeners Terrace (New to Flower and Garden Festival)
This outdoor kitchen is new to the Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts lineup, but it has its fair share of food and beverage options. Guests can choose from a Smoked Salmon Stack with Avocados, Tomatoes, Caviar, Focaccia Costino and Sour Cream, or Fried Green Tomatoes with Blue Crab-fennel Salad. For dessert, there’s a Mixed Berry Buttermilk Cake served with a sweet Apple Cider Sorbet that is both Vegan Friendly and Gluten Free. As for drinks, guests can choose from an array of craft ciders and ales from New York, Florida, Texas and Maine. If you’re planning to try more than one, you can always swing for a Beer or Cider Flight.
Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market
Near the Germany pavilion, guests can find this returning outdoor kitchen. Known for its Potato Pancakes and exciting beer flights, you’ll want to swing by this booth during your time at the festival. Try a taste of Germany with Potato Pancakes topped with your choice of a house-made applesauce or caramelized ham, sour cream and onions. They also feature a Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Melted Gruyere Cheese and Black Forest Ham, and for dessert a Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries.
The Citrus Blossom (New to Flower and Garden Festival)
In a state that’s all about citrus, this new outdoor kitchen fits right into the festival! This booth is chock full of Gluten Free and Vegan Friendly options, each with their own citrus twist. Try a Lobster Tail with Grilled Lemon and Meyer Lemon Emulsion, or Crispy Citrus Chicken with Baby Greens and an Orange Aioli. For dessert, indulge in the Citrus Shortcake – an Orange Chiffon Cake with Mandarins, Whipped Cream, Lemon Curd and a Citrus Crumble. In addition to craft beer options, The Citrus Blossom will also feature a non-alcoholic Orange Cream Slushy served in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup.
Flavor Full Kitchen (New to Flower and Garden Festival)
Hosted by AdventHealth, this outdoor kitchen offers new and exciting food options that are Vegan Friendly or Gluten Free. From the garden you’ll find Cashew Cheese, Roasted Beets, and Micro Herbs with a Lemon-oil Dressing. From the sea there’s a Citrus-poached Salmon served with Roasted Vegetables, Citrus Greens and an Ancient Grain Salad. For dessert, guests can enjoy a Mickey Tart Peanut Butter Mousse served with Boba Pearls and delicious Strawberry Jam. Flavor Full Kitchen only offers two beverage options and both are non-alcoholic so this could be a great booth for the whole family. Their beverage options include a refreshing Blood Orange Aqua Fresca or a fun Cookie Butter Worms and Dirt dessert.
Fleur de Lys
The French outdoor kitchen known for its seasonal frozen slushies is back again for Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival 2019. Their menu includes highlights like a Gluten Free Chilled Cucumber Soup, a Braised Duck Confit with Olives and Tomatoes on Polenta, and a Goat Cheese Tart made with caramelized onions on a flaky pastry tart. Chocolate lovers, rejoice! The Macaron au Chocolat en Sucette (a large Chocolate Macaron Lollipop) has returned, and it’s even Gluten Free. As for their festive frozen slushy, La Vie en Rose features Grey Goose Vodka Orange, White and Red Cranberry Juice and St. Germain Liquer.
This Floridian-themed outdoor kitchen wine and ales from different cities in the Sunshine State. Known for their refreshing Watermelon Cucumber Slushy and Key Lime Tart, there are quite a few tastes that will put a spring in your step. Spicy menu items include a Carne Guisada with Cilantro Lime Sour Cream and Black Bean Cake or Spicy Blackened Shrimp served with local Sweet Corn Relish, Brown Gravy and Cheddar Cheese Grits. The classic Watermelon Cucumber Slushy can be served non-alcoholic or with a splash of Gin. There are also beer flights available for those looking to indulge in local craft beer options.
An Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival favorite has returned! Hanami is known for its fun Frushi that features strawberry, melon, and pineapple rolled in Coconut Rice. In addition to this healthy, vegan dessert, this outdoor kitchen also features a Chilled Soba Noodle Salad with Wasabi Dressing and Pan-seared Tuna. Beverage options include the Ichigo Sun which is a Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail made with Strawberry Puree, Sake, and Lemonade, the Sayuri “Little Lilly” Nigori Sake, and a Kirin Draft Beer.
The Honey Bee-stro
This outdoor kitchen was a new festival favorite last year, so it’s great to see this bee-utiful booth making a return in 2019. Hosted by the National Honey Board, each food and beverage item on its menu features honey. A stand out at the festival last year was their local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake served with an Orange Blossom Honey Ice Cream and Fennel Pollen Meringue. This delicious dessert is back for 2019 along with their Gluten Free and Vegan Friendly Roasted Cauliflower with Buckwheat Honey Carrot Puree and their Honey Tandoori Chicken Flatbread. Indulge in Orange Blossom Honey Wine from St. Petersburg, FL or Brandy Barrel Honey Ale from Louisville, KY. For dessert, check out their Honey-peach Cobbler Freeze. This sweet drink can be served non-alcoholic or with blueberry vodka.
Jardin de Fiestas
This outdoor kitchen can be found near the Mexico Pavilion in World Showcase! Their feisty food options include the Tlacoyo – a Blue Corn Masa topped with Ground Chorizo, Queso Fresco, Black Bean Spread and Mexican Cream or the Beef Torta – Braised Beef served on a Sourdough Roll and topped with Avocado, Pickled Onions, Queso Oaxaca and Jalapenos in a Spicy Habanero Sauce. Drinking options include a Damiana Flower Margarita, a Rose Sangria, Cerveza and an Oaxacan Gin & Tonic.
La Isla Fresca
If you’re looking for festival tastes filled with island flavors, look no further than La Isla Fresca. This outdoor kitchen is home to a Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer served with Coconut-Lime Sauce and Steamed Rice and a refreshing Tropical Freeze. Taste other Caribbean flavors like the Jamaican-Braised Beef with Micro Cilantro and Pigeon Pea Rice or the Caribbean Conch Salad served with Papaya, Mango and Pickled Red Onions. For dessert, indulge in a refreshing Tropical Mousse Cake, featuring layers of Passion Fruit Cake, a Tropical Fruit Glaze with Fresh Pineapple and a Coconut Mousse.
The returning outdoor kitchen can be found near the China Pavilion in World Showcase. From choices like Plum Wine Cooler and Jasmine Draft Beer to house-made Crab and Cheese Wontons, there are quite a few menu items you’ll be excited to try at Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival this year. Additional food options include a Szechuan Spicy Red Braised Beef Shank served with Rice, or Vegan and Kid-Approved Vegetable Spring Rolls. Lotus House also features to additional mixed drink beverages. First is the rum-based Pirates of the China Sea, and second is the vodka-based Kung Fu Punch. The non-alcoholic Panda Bubble Tea is made with a Classic Milk Tea and White and Black Boba Pearls, and could be the perfect option for bubble tea lovers in your family.
This Canadian-inspired outdoor kitchen is always a favorite at Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival. With indulging options like Seared Scallops topped with Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette, French Green Beans and Applewood Smoked Bacon or Beef Tenderloin Tips served in a Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce with Garden Vegetables and Whipped Potatoes, it’s no wonder that this booth continues to return year after year. Their Griddled Maple Pound Cake featuring Burton’s Maple Syrup, a Warm Peach Compote and Sweet Corn Gelato is the perfect festival dessert. Guests can also create a beer flight of ale options straight from Quebec. You’ll want to save room for the Maple Popcorn Shake. This dessert drink can be served non-alcoholic or with Crown Royal Maple Whiskey.
The name gives away what this outdoor kitchen is all about – pineapples! From Pineapple Soft-Serve to Pineapple beer and wine, there are so many ways to enjoy this sweet tropical fruit. Their Spicy Hot Dog is served with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips! You can also enjoy refreshing Pineapple Soft-Serve with your choice of either Fanta or the more adventurous Parrot Bay Coconut Rum. Pineapple Promenade is also known for the festival’s famous frozen Violet Lemonade that is garnished with an edible flower grown in Epcot’s Land Pavilion. Those with a passion for pineapple can also indulge in a Pineapple Beer Flight.
Deep in World Showcase at the Italy Pavilion, you’ll find the Primavera Kitchen. This outdoor kitchen features a Pizza Toscana made of Rustic Italian Flatbread, topped with Asiago, Mozzarella, Parmesan Cheese, Caramelized Onions and Sweet Sausage, and also a Tri-Colored Cheese Tortellini with Chicken Veloute and Sage Butter. For dessert, enjoy a delicious Zeppole made of Ricotta Cheese Fritters, Raspberry Sauce, Powder Sugar and topped with a Chocolate-Hazelnut Drizzle.
If you love poutine, you’ll love one of the offerings at the Refreshment Port. Get adventurous and try their Coffee-rubbed Pork Poutine served with Fire-roasted Corn Relish, a Barbecue Demi-Glaze and Cheese Curds. Guests that are 21 and older can also try the Stow Away Mary – A Classic Bloody Mary garnished with Cherry Tomato, Pimento-stuffed Olives, Smokehouse Jerky, Celery and Jumbo Shrimp.
The Smokehouse: Barbecue and Brews
Meatlovers, rejoice! This outdoor kitchen is home to quite a few hearty menu items. From the Pulled Pig Slider with Coleslaw to the Beef Brisket Burnt Ends and Smoked Pork Belly Slider with Garlic Sausage, Cheddar Fondue, Chorizo and house-made Pickle, this booth is full of delicious options. For dessert, indulge in a Warm Chocolate Cake made with Spiced Pecans and Bourbon-Salted Caramel Sauce. This American Adventure pavilion outdoor kitchen also features beer flight options, as well as a refreshing Frozen Simply Lemonade served non-alcoholic or with Firefly Blackberry Moonshine.
Taste of Marrakesh
Enjoy adventurous springtime flavors at this outdoor kitchen in the Morocco Pavilion! Known for their Fried Cauliflower with Garlic Parsley, Capers and Chili Ranch Sauce, this returning booth has quite a few flower- and garden-inspired dishes. Enjoy a Chicken Kebab served with a Dried Fruit Couscous Salad or a Walnut Honey Baklava. For drinks, enjoy your choice of White Sangria, Casa Beer or Larroque Chardonnay.
The Taste Track tends to feature a unique festival donut experience, and this festival season is no different. This year guests can try a Violet Blueberry Vanilla Croissant Doughnut. Head over to Future World near Test Track to taste this new offering.
Trowel & Trellis (New To Flower and Garden Festival)
This all-new outdoor kitchen is an exciting addition to Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival. Hosted by IMPOSSIBLE Foods, this booth features Organic Cold Pressed Juices and three Gluten Free or Vegan Friendly food options. From a Vegan Friendly Farmhouse Meatball with Spinach, Lentil Bread, Marinate Vegetables, and a Creamy Herb Dressing, to a Gluten Free and Vegan Friendly Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with a Savory Garlic Spread, these new options seem pretty awesome. For dessert, indulge in a Gluten Free and Vegan Friendly Chocolate Pudding Terrarium with Matcha Crumb Pomegranate, Avocado Cream and Baby Herbs. Beverages include two Organic Cold Pressed Juice options, a Tropical Wonderland Wheat Ale, and a Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon Ginger Tea served non-alcoholic or with Tito’s Handmade Vodka in a Mason Jar.
There are only a few more weeks until colorful topiaries and beautiful butterfly gardens takeover Epcot for the spring season. With the help of our complete guide to the food of Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival, you’ll be festival-ready before you know it.