As anyone who has ever been to one of the Epcot festivals knows, one of the highlights of these seasonal soirees is the food, and the same can be said for the Epcot Festival of the Arts. From colorful bites to artsy sips, you’ll find a rainbow of themed dishes and drinks that are as beautiful to look at as they are delicious to eat.
This year, Epcot’s artsiest event runs from January 13 to February 20, 2023, meaning you have plenty of opportunities to sample it all. So, bring an artistic eye and an empty stomach as we dig into all the tasty food available at the 2023 Epcot International Festival of the Arts.
Disney Festival of the Arts 2023 Food
Whether the Food & Wine Festival’s global marketplaces or Flower & Garden Festival’s outdoor kitchens, each Epcot festival puts a different twist on the food booth. At the Epcot Festival of the Arts, these culinary outposts are called food studios.
Sprinkled around World Showcase and into the rest of the park like pixie dust (or chocolate chips in the perfect cookie), food studios take their inspiration from everything from art periods to cultural culinary traditions. And don’t be surprised if some bites and bevvies are too pretty for you to want to eat—this creative fare was designed with your eyes, tastebuds and camera in mind.
With so many delightful items on offer, you may be tempted to sample more than your travel budget allows. Luckily, we have a few tips for keeping your wallet happy.
Split some dishes (and the cost!) with a friend. Sharing isn’t just caring—it’s the perfect way to manage your budget while still getting to try plenty of mouthwatering dishes.
Keep track of your food budget with a wearable gift card. If they’re available, these handy bracelets let you load up what you can afford onto a tiny gift card you can wear around your wrist so you aren’t tempted to go overboard.
Try a bit of everything with the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine. Let Disney do the deciding for you with this food-focused scavenger hunt and earn a free cookie for your troubles.
Go in with a plan and stick to it. Don’t just wander from booth to booth and sample everything that speaks to you. Instead, use the Festival of the Arts Passport to plan out your must-try dishes and drinks and help keep your costs on track.
Epcot Festival of the Arts 2023 Food Studios & Menus
This year, guests can choose from 19 different, delectable food studios, including Figment’s Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food and Little Sparks of Magic, a brand-new booth near inspired by everyone’s favorite purple dragon. These are the dishes you can expect to find at each:
The Craftsman’s Courtyard – Near Creations Shop
Beef Wellington – Mushroom Duxelles, Prosciutto and Puff Pastry with Red Wine Demi-Glace and Baby Vegetables
Cast Iron-Roasted P.E.I. Mussels with Sautéed Tomatoes, Garlic and Fresh Herbs
BrewDog Jet Black Heart Nitro Oatmeal Stout (New!)
Cold Fashion Coffee Cocktail
Moderne – Near Test Track
Compressed Watermelon Tataki with Pickled Watermelon Rind, Yuzu Pearls, Watermelon Foam and Wasabi (New! Plant-based Item)
Angry Crab – Whole Crispy Soft-shell Crab with Green Papaya Salad, Mango-Sriracha Fluid Gel and Coconut-Lime Foam with Pomegranate and Mango Crush Pearls (New!)
Pan-seared Scallops with Vanilla-Butternut Squash Purée, Brown Butter Cauliflower Purée and Lime Foam (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item)
The Tropics – Lilikoi Mousse, Guava Cake, Coconut Crémeux, Compressed Pineapple and Mango Gel (New!)
Watermelon Mary featuring Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka (New!)
J. Lohr Riesling (New!)
Figment’s Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food, and Little Sparks of Magic
Fruit Pizza – Watermelon, compressed cantaloupe, berries, and berry balsamic (New! Plant-based item, Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
Pop’t Art – Sugar Cookie with blueberry filling (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine item)
Rainbow Cake with Freeze-dried SKITTLES
Figment Premium Popcorn Bucket with rainbow popcorn (Limit 2 per person)
Grape Smoothie with freeze-dried SKITTLES bite sized candies (New! Non-alcoholic)
3 Daughters Brewing Black Cherry Hard Cider (New!)
3 Daughters Brewing Blood Orange Hard Cider (New!)
3 Daughters Brewing Passion Fruit Hard Cider (New!)
Rainbow Cider Flight (New!)
81Bay Brewing Co. Green with Envy Blonde Ale (New!)
81Bay Brewing Co. Blue Butterfly Lager (New!)
Urban Artifact The Gadget Raspberry & Blackberry Midwest Fruit Tart (New!)
Rainbow Beer Flight (New!)
Pop Eats – Near Port of Entry
Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese
Tomato Soup with Pimento Cheese, Bacon and Fried Green Tomato Grilled Cheese (New!)
Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Belgian Chocolate (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine item)
Brooklyn Brewery Pulp Art Hazy IPA
Bleu Spectrum – Blanc de Bleu Cuveé Mousseux with Boba Pearls
The Deconstructed Dish – Near Port of Entry
Deconstructed BLT – Crispy Pork Belly, Soft-Poached Egg, Onion Bread Pudding, Watercress Espuma and Tomato Jam
Deconstructed French Onion Soup – Beef Broth Ravioli, Gruyère Espuma, Onion Bread Pudding and Onion Textures
Deconstructed Key Lime Pie – Flexible Key Lime Curd, “Key Lime” Mousse, Graham Cracker Cake and Meringues (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine item)
Deconstructed Apple Pie à la Mode – Apple-Cinnamon Gelato, Cinnamon Apple Cider, Apple Pie Filling and Streusel (non-alcoholic)
Wicked Weed Brewing Blank Canvas Belgian Blonde Witbier
Deco Delights – Near Port of Entry
Dulce Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Crémeux and Dark Chocolate Truffle
Decadent Valrhona Chocolate with Dark Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Brownie and Cassis Mousse
Orange Mousse with Lemon Cake and Raspberry Meringues (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine item)
3 Daughters Brewing Strawberry Blonde Nitro
81Bay Brewing Co. Vanilla Porter
Playalinda Brewing Company Milk Stout
Neapolitan Beer Flight
Espresso Martini featuring Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka (New!)
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Berries & Cream Sour Berliner (New!)
Left Hand Brewing Co. Wook Bait IPA (New!)
Central 28 Beer Company Wall Art Brown Ale
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
Festival exclusives (in addition to the regular menu):
Near Mission: SPACE – Amber Frost: An artistic blend of Frozen Lemon Ice, a splash of Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, Blood Orange and Orange Popping Boba Pearls (New! Alcoholic version available with Grey Goose Vodka)
Near Canada Pavilion – Magenta Frost: An artistic blend of Frozen Lemon Ice, a splash of Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, Dragon Fruit and Dragon Fruit Popping Boba Pearls (New! Alcoholic version available with Grey Goose Vodka)
Near Disney Traders – Jade Frost: An artistic blend of Frozen Lemon Ice, a splash of Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, Green Apple and Green Apple Popping Boba Pearls (New! Alcoholic version available with Grey Goose Vodka)
Near The American Adventure – Cerulean Frost: An artistic blend of Frozen Lemon Ice, a splash of Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, Blue Raspberry and Blueberry Popping Boba Pearls (New! Alcoholic version available with Grey Goose Vodka)
Can’t Decide? Sample the Rainbow During the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine
With a landscape of flavors to try, narrowing it down to just a few items can be a tall order. So, if you need help deciding, let the good folks over on Disney’s culinary team and the rainbow do some of the decision-making for you.
Just open your festival passport for the list of featured foods, with each representing a different hue of the rainbow. Then, as you eat your way from color to color, remember to collect each item’s corresponding stamp. When you’re done, simply show your stamps to a cast member at the Deco Delights food studio to be treated to a paintable (with icing!) chocolate-chip cookie.
Well, that’s a wrap on all the tasty treats available at the Epcot art festival this year. It’s a deliciously daunting list of items, and we can’t wait to try them all.