Best Food at Epcot Your Family Will Love
Spend any amount of time in a Disney Theme Park, and you’ll soon realize that your options for something delicious are quite literally endless. You can absolutely let the aromas of the theme park air guide you, and if you do, you’ll no doubt enjoy some of the best food you’ve ever had. So without further ado, here are our picks for the best food at Epcot that we believe you and your entire family will love!
Best Food at Epcot
Let’s begin with some amazing snacks.
While I have enjoyed many fantastic meals at Epcot, it’s also my favorite place to indulge in snacks! There’s nothing like walking around the world and making pit-stops for delicious treats!
If you head into World Showcase by way of Canada, you’ll pass the Refreshment Port right before you start to travel the world. If you love all things French fries, cheese curds and gravy, you’ll want to grab an order of Poutine.
While the traditional Poutine is available year-round, Epcot festivals like Flower & Garden and Food & Wine will bring around different varieties, like the “Braised Beef”, so definitely pass by no matter when you’re visiting! Enjoy this crowd favorite for $7.50,
Head left into World Showcase, and you’ll soon arrive at the Norway pavilion and Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe will come right into view. Pop inside for School Bread, one of my favorite sweet treats. This $4.39 treat is sort of like a bagel meets Boston Cream (without the chocolate).
This sweet roll is soft and bread-like, topped with vanilla icing and toasted coconut. Take a bite, and you’ll hit the vanilla cream custard on the inside. Enjoy this with a cup of coffee for a sweet morning treat!
Perhaps the most intoxicating aroma you’ll come across in World Showcase is in the Germany Pavilion. The sweet smell of caramel popcorn just flows out of the Karamell-Küche begging you to come inside and grab a sweet treat. The Caramel Popcorn is quite possibly the best I’ve ever had. This sweet, crunchy snack satisfies anyone and is the perfect handheld snack to enjoy while venturing around the world. Grab this freshly made treat for $6.99 per bag.
Just outside the American Adventure pavilion there’s a sweet gazebo style stand that will also pull you towards it with its signature scent. Funnel cakes are one of the best and most popular snacks at Epcot. Like the Refreshment Port, this funnel cake stand has a regular menu offering a funnel cake flavor for every kind of sweet tooth (sugar, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce).
Of course, festival times here bring special features as well. Like the popular Mini Pina Colada Funnel Cake, a frequent returner to the booth during the food and Wine Festival. Funnel cakes are priced between $10.00-$15.00 depending on flavor.
In my humble opinion, this may be the best ice cream snack in all of Disney World! Make your way to France pavilion and head into the L’Artisan des Glaces. The
Croque Glacé ($9.50) is a homemade Brioche bun, with a scoop of your favorite ice cream inside, pressed warm Its uniquely creative and fabulously delicious! Of course, there are other indulgences here like the Macaron ice cream sandwich and scoops on classic cones. Save some room for ice cream on your Epcot day(s) You won’t regret this one!
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While Epcot is absolutely a great go-to for snacks and amazing sit-down dining experiences, there are a few quick service options here that should not be overlooked and make the list of the very best when it comes to food in the park.
Right on the water in the Mexico Pavilion you’ll find La Cantina de San Angel this is a one stop shop for classic Mexican fare, but there is a clear winner on this menu (at least I think so) The Taco Trio will delight anyone with an appreciation for tacos. In this trio you’ll get a barbacoa, pollo and camaron (shrimp) tacos served on homemade corn tortillas.
Enjoy these with the included side of rice and beans and wash it down with a delicious margarita or Jarrita, a traditional Mexican soda. The beautiful water view from this quick stop makes it all taste even better! You can try the taco trio for $14.99.
Sliced Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich
If you love BBQ you’ll love this one. The Regal Eagle, which opened in Feb 2020, is one of Epcot’s newer quick dining options and is in the American Adventure pavilion. The Sliced Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich was a lovely surprise to my taste buds! The brisket is smoky and flavorful, its topped with “mop sauce” and placed between two thick pieces of garlic toast.
This sandwich is tangy, salty, and just a little bit of sweet. If you’re craving for a sandwich, this is the one! You can grab the Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich for $13.49. Wash it down with a cold draft beer, I enjoy the Bell’s Oberon American Wheat Ale for $10.00.
Brie Au Pommes
The French Pavilion is my favorite spot in all of Epcot, and the food is primarily why! One those days when I want something quick, Le Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie fits the bill! This spot has everything from sweet pastry to coffee and savory sandwiches. The Brie Au Pommes is one of those sandwiches. Brie cheese, sliced apples, tart cranberries and multi-grain bread combine to make a sandwich that’s truly satisfying and at $9.25 it’s a great lunch pick!
While we’re on the topic of Le Halles, I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you to pick up a baguette while you were there. A Baguette on the best food of Epcot list? Really?
You won’t be the only one cruising around the park with a baguette in hand, as you’re sure to see other park goers carrying theirs. Fewer things are more satisfying then tearing off a crispy, flaky piece of a French baguette and biting into the warm and fluffy inside. You can grab a baguette to go for $3.10.
Fish and Chips
The Fish and Chips at Epcot have quite the fan following, and for good reason. This dish is so delicious! If you head over to the England pavilion you’ll happen upon the Yorkshire County Fish Shop. There’s something go great about enjoying this dish as you look out into the World Showcase Lagoon.
Ordering at the window is simple, and within minutes you’ll be enjoying battered fish, fried and crispy with a side of fresh fries or “chips”. Take one bite into the fish and you’ll find a deep crunch that leads into a moist and tender piece of fish. Enjoy this one for $12.99.
Strawberry Shortcake & Lemon Chiffon
Over at Sunshine Seasons you’ll find fresh quick service options! They serve up fresh dishes like chicken, salmon, and veggie sandwiches. While there are some great options there, especially for those who are looking to eat on the healthier side, I will honestly tell you that two of the best offerings that come from Sunshine Seasons are the Strawberry Shortcake and Lemon Chiffon cake.
This popular quick service spot does dessert just as well, if not better, than they do food! The Lemon Chiffon cake ($5.49) is delightfully flavored and is topped with blueberry moose, it’s just the right amount of sweet. If you’re sweet tooth is still craving more, grab the Strawberry Shortcake ($5.29) the layers of sweet shortcake, fresh whipped cream and fresh strawberries make this one a delectable choice.
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You’ll find some fantastic food options at some of Epcot’s sit-down dining spots as well! So, if you’ve got a restaurant or dish you want to try, be sure to keep an eye out for reservations!
Bison Strip Loin
I’m a big of fan of bison, it’s a delicious lean protein and its usually what I order if I see a menu at Disney that offers it. At the Le Cellier Steakhouse, this is no exception! The Bison Strip Loin at this Signature Dining location is $52.00, and comes with Boursin potatoes puree, butter-braised carrots and turnips, roasted apples, cider reduction and seasonal greens. While the dish may differ slightly depending on the season, it’s a great one to check out if you’re looking for a sit down meal at a signature dining location.
French Onion Soup & Crème Brulé
I’ve written about Chefs de France before, and for good reason! The food here is fantastic, and I think a really great value. Two things on their menu stand out as being among the best at Epcot. The French Onion Soup ($10.95) is some of the best I have ever eaten, I still have dreams about it! This not too salty soup has the perfect amount of cheese, and a whole lot of umami!
Once you enjoy that, be sure not to leave without trying the Crème Brulé! This sweet treat with a perfectly caramelized top has just the right amount of vanilla and is topped with a couple of fresh berries. You can try this one for $13.00.
I can’t write about Epcot without mentioning food festivals! There are a handful major festivals each year! While the dates may change slightly each year, here’s when you can expect each festival:
- Epcot International Festival of the Holidays – November (end of month) to December (end of month)
- Festival of the Arts – January to February
- Epcot International Flower & Garden Festivals – March to July
- Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – August to November
If you find yourself at Epcot during and of the festivals, be sure to grab a festival guide (available at the park) and explore the additional food and drink offerings in the park! Festival time, in my own opinion, is the best time to visit Epcot! All these festivals are great and often offer new things to try when it comes to events and dining! Some of the best things I’ve gotten to try at Epcot are during these times, so if you’re there during festival time be sure to check it out as it will enhance your Epcot experience!
It would take weeks, maybe even months, to eat your way through Epcot! But if you ever have the courage to try, definitely use this list as a reference for the best food at Epcot. You’re tastebuds will definitely thank you later.
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