10 Must-Try Foods at This Year's Epcot Food and Wine Festival

by Kimberly Button

10 Must-Try Foods at This Year's Epcot Food and Wine Festival

by Kimberly Button

The 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will be the longest in the park’s history, with 87 days of food and drinks from around the world. Here are our top picks for the 10 best foods (some new this year and some classic favorites) to indulge in while at the fest.

The 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will be the longest in the park’s history, with 87 days of food and drinks from around the world. Here, our top picks for the 10 best foods (some new this year and some classic favorites) to indulge in while at the fest.

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Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese
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Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese

The Alps Marketplace is new to the 2019 festival and offers all the rich comfort foods you'd expect on a vacation to this region. Watch Disney chefs scrape heated Raclette Swiss cheese onto a bed of baby potatoes, cornichons, and a mini slice of baguette. 

The Alps Marketplace is new to the 2019 festival and offers all the rich comfort foods you'd expect on a vacation to this region. Watch Disney chefs scrape heated Raclette Swiss cheese onto a bed of baby potatoes, cornichons, and a mini slice of baguette. 

Donut Box Cocktail
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The Donut Box Cocktail

The Donut Box is new to the festival, and is only available beginning October 1. Here, you'll find sweet treats, smoothies, and boozy concoctions. Be sure to try the Black and White Coffee cocktail, which is served with a fresh yeast donut topped with chocolate espresso bean crumbles.

The Donut Box is new to the festival, and is only available beginning October 1. Here, you'll find sweet treats, smoothies, and boozy concoctions. Be sure to try the Black and White Coffee cocktail, which is served with a fresh yeast donut topped with chocolate espresso bean crumbles.

Jerk-Spice Island Chicken
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Jerk-Spice Island Chicken

The Jerk-Spiced Chicken from The Islands of the Caribbean Marketplace is back in 2019 and better than ever. Last year, the dish was served as a lollipop version with chicken on the bone. This year, the presentation is elevated to resemble more of a main dish, with tender grilled chicken served over a bed of roasted sweet plantain salad and mango chutney.

The Jerk-Spiced Chicken from The Islands of the Caribbean Marketplace is back in 2019 and better than ever. Last year, the dish was served as a lollipop version with chicken on the bone. This year, the presentation is elevated to resemble more of a main dish, with tender grilled chicken served over a bed of roasted sweet plantain salad and mango chutney.

Spicy Kenyan Vegan Githeri
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Spicy Kenyan Vegan Githeri

Githeri is comprised of white beans, pigeon peas, and corn ladled atop a bed of curry rice pilaf and kachumbari slaw (made with tomatoes and onions). The colorful and hearty dish is a great way to expand your foodie horizons without the commitment of ordering a full-size entrée. Find it at the Africa Marketplace.

Githeri is comprised of white beans, pigeon peas, and corn ladled atop a bed of curry rice pilaf and kachumbari slaw (made with tomatoes and onions). The colorful and hearty dish is a great way to expand your foodie horizons without the commitment of ordering a full-size entrée. Find it at the Africa Marketplace.

Deconstructed Pavlova
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Berries and Lemon Deconstructed Pavlova

Traditionally, Pavlova is a meringue cake with a crisp crust and soft center. However, Epcot’s version is made with citrus-marinated berries on top of a flavorful puddle of pastry cream, and topped with crispy pink pearls. Find this sweet treat in the Australia Marketplace. 

Traditionally, Pavlova is a meringue cake with a crisp crust and soft center. However, Epcot’s version is made with citrus-marinated berries on top of a flavorful puddle of pastry cream, and topped with crispy pink pearls. Find this sweet treat in the Australia Marketplace. 

Corned Beef & Cheese
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Corned Beef and Cheese

This rich combination of potatoes, beef, and cheese can be found at the Flavors from Fire Booth, which is hosted by ESPN's College Game Day. Warm and crispy potato chips are covered with a slice of smoked corned beef, chunks of cheese curds, pickled onions, and a beer-cheese fondue.

This rich combination of potatoes, beef, and cheese can be found at the Flavors from Fire Booth, which is hosted by ESPN's College Game Day. Warm and crispy potato chips are covered with a slice of smoked corned beef, chunks of cheese curds, pickled onions, and a beer-cheese fondue. 

Fruit and Nut Energy Snack
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Fruit and Nut Energy Snack

If you're looking for something light, head to the Active Eats Marketplace and grab this tasty, allergy-friendly, and gluten-free granola cookie. It's made with a mixture of apricots, almonds, pecans, coconut, puffed rice, and chocolate chips. 

If you're looking for something light, head to the Active Eats Marketplace and grab this tasty, allergy-friendly, and gluten-free granola cookie. It's made with a mixture of apricots, almonds, pecans, coconut, puffed rice, and chocolate chips. 

Hard Apple Cider Flights
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Hard Apple Cider Flights

New to the festival is the Appleseed Orchard Marketplace. Here, you'll find plenty of apple-inspired beers, cocktails, and ciders. Be sure to try Ciderboys Lemon Cello Hard Cider as part of a flight along with Woodchuck Hard Cider Spiced Apple, and Collective Arts Brewing Apple & Cherry Hard Cider. The unique flavor is delicate and refreshing.

New to the festival is the Appleseed Orchard Marketplace. Here, you'll find plenty of apple-inspired beers, cocktails, and ciders. Be sure to try Ciderboys Lemon Cello Hard Cider as part of a flight along with Woodchuck Hard Cider Spiced Apple, and Collective Arts Brewing Apple & Cherry Hard Cider. The unique flavor is delicate and refreshing.

Shrimp Cold Noodle Salad
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Shrimp Cold Noodle Salad

You'll find this cool and refreshing pasta dish at the Thailand Marketplace. Large shrimp are nestled on a bed of cold rice noodles and shredded vegetables, coated in a flavorful sauce topped with onions. It's the perfect nosh to beat Florida's heat.

You'll find this cool and refreshing pasta dish at the Thailand Marketplace. Large shrimp are nestled on a bed of cold rice noodles and shredded vegetables, coated in a flavorful sauce topped with onions. It's the perfect nosh to beat Florida's heat.

Bass Tostada with Slaw
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Bass Tostada with Slaw

The Pacifico True Striped Bass Tostada, found at Coastal Eats, is served on top of a crispy shell with coleslaw and fire-roasted tomatillo sauce. The fresh and flaky bass pairs well with the savory flavors of the shredded cabbage and slightly spicy sauce.

The Pacifico True Striped Bass Tostada, found at Coastal Eats, is served on top of a crispy shell with coleslaw and fire-roasted tomatillo sauce. The fresh and flaky bass pairs well with the savory flavors of the shredded cabbage and slightly spicy sauce.

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