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Epcot Festival of the Arts 2023 Foodie Guide

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.

Festival of the Arts Signage and foliage

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.

Mural of purple Disney character with orange horns

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

Artsy Eats:

  • 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

Creative Sips:

  • BrewDog Jet Black Heart Nitro Oatmeal Stout (New!)
  • Cold Fashion Coffee Cocktail

Moderne – Near Test Track

Artsy Eats:

  • 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!)

Creative Sips:

  • 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

Artsy Eats:

  • 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) 

Creative Sips:

  • 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!)

Edible Pink rose with green moss

Pop Eats – Near Port of Entry

Artsy Eats:

  • 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)

Creative Sips:

  • Brooklyn Brewery Pulp Art Hazy IPA
  • Bleu Spectrum – Blanc de Bleu Cuveé Mousseux with Boba Pearls

The Deconstructed Dish – Near Port of Entry

Artsy Eats:

  • 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)

Creative Sips:

  • 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

Artsy Eats:

  • 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)

Creative Sips:

  • 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!) 

Artist sketching young woman at Festival of the Arts

El Artista Hambriento – Near Mexico

Artsy Eats:

  • Carne AsadaChipotle-marinated Beef Sirloin, Sweet Potato Purée and Crispy-fried Onions (New!) 
  • Huarache de Champiñones – Guajillo Chile and Corn Masa Huarache with Pinto Beans, Oyster Mushrooms, Nopales, Queso Fresco and Pea Tendrils (New!) 
  • Flan de Coco – Coconut Flan, Guava Sauce and Whipped Cream (New! Gluten/Wheat Friendly) 

Creative Sips:

  • Mexican Craft Beer – Cielito Lindo Artisanal Mexican Craft Beer
  • Bombon Margarita “Marshmallow” – Ilegal Mezcal Reposado, Marshmallow Cordial, Lime Juice, Agave Nectar and a Hint of Coffee and Elderflower served with a Toasted Marshmallow (New!)
  • Las Californias – Tromba Blanco Tequila, Strawberry-Lime Purée and Las Californias Citrus Mexican Gin (New!)

The Painted Panda – Near China

Artsy Eats:

  • General Tso’s Chicken Shumai
  • Char Siu Pork Bun

Creative Sips:

  • “Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Boba (non-alcoholic)
  • Sea Butterfly – Butterfly Pea Flower-infused Cocktail with Smirnoff Vodka, Light Rum, Lychee Syrup and Magic Boba Pearls
  • Silk Road Hard Lemonade with Smirnoff Vodka, Lavender-Coconut Syrup and Lemonade (New!)
  • Lucky Foo Pale Ale

Pastoral Palate – Near Germany

Artsy Eats:

  • Red Wine-Braised Beef Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic
  • Wild Boar Cassoulet with Duck Confit, Ham Hock and Wild Boar Sausage
  • Black Forest Cake – Chocolate Mousse with Morello Cherries and Chantilly Cream (New!)

Creative Sips:

  • 3 Daughters Brewing Rosé Hard Cider
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Rosé Blonde Ale
  • Frozen Rosé
  • A Play on Rosé Flight
  • Marietta Old Vine Rosé

Disney on Broadway Illuminated Sign Behind Dark Stage with Instruments

L’Arte di Mangiare – Near Italy

Artsy Eats:

  • Mozzarella FrittaFlash-fried Breaded Fresh Mozzarella with Artist Palette Condiments (New!)
  • Ravioli ai Funghi, Perle Tartufate – Wild Mushroom-stuffed Pasta with Truffle Butter and Truffle Pearls (New!)
  • Budino al Cioccolato – Chocolate Pudding with Colorful Chocolate Décor (New!)

Creative Sips:

  • Peroni Pilsner
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Italian White Sangria with Prosecco
  • Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello
  • Amaretto Bellini – Amaretto, White Peach Purée and Prosecco

The Artist’s Table – Near The American Adventure

Artsy Eats:

  • Three-Meat Meatloaf with “Peas and Carrots” – Green Pea Pudding, Carrot Ketchup, Shaved Carrot Salad and Snap Peas (New!)
  • Duck and DumplingsSmoked Duck Breast, Ricotta Dumplings, Petite Vegetables and Duck Jus (New!) 
  • Hummingbird CakeBanana Cake with Pineapple, Coconut, Pecans and Cream Cheese Frosting with Banana Sorbet (New!) 

Creative Sips:

  • Sipping Chocolate Flight – White, Milk and Dark Chocolate (non-alcoholic)
  • Boulevard Brewing Co. Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (New!)
  • Parish Brewing Co. South Coast Session Amber Ale (New!) 
  • Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers Belgian Quad (New!) 
  • Lange Estate Winery Pinot Noir
  • Symphony in Chocolate Flight – Mozart Cream Liqueurs paired with Sipping Chocolates
  • Beer Flight

Goshiki – Near Japan

Artsy Eats:

  • Rainbow Katsu SandoPork Cutlet Sandwich with Tangy Tonkatsu Sauce and Cabbage in Rainbow Sweet Bread (New!)
  • Sushi Donut – Donut-shaped Sushi featuring Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp, Cucumber and Sesame Seed over a decorated plate of Wasabi Aïoli, Sriracha and Eel Sauce
  • Ichigo Daifuku – Mixed Berry Mochi, Sweet Azuki Bean Paste and Mascarpone (New!)

Creative Sips:

  • Masu Sake in a Traditional Personalized Wooden Cup
  • Sui Sui Watercolor Lager (New!)
  • Purple Yuzu Sake Lemonade – Sake Cocktail infused with Butterfly Pea Flower and Yuzu Lemonade (New!)

Festival of Arts signage with flowers and figament

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina – Near Morocco

Artsy Eats:

  • Carrots Three Ways – Chermoula-spiced Grilled Carrots, Pickled Carrots and Carrot Ginger Purée (Plant-based, Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • House-Made Crispy Almond Phyllo Pockets with White Chocolate Pomegranate and Milk Chocolate Orange

Creative Sips:

  • Chai Tea Mint Sparkler – Twinings of London® Chai Tea with Sprite (non-alcoholic)
  • Chai Tea Mint Mimosa – Twinings of London® Chai Tea with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Mint 
  • Stem Ciders Flockstar Hard Cider
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Chai Hard Cider
  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Mule de PommePomegranate, Ginger and Lime Hard Cider
  • Cider Flight

Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina – Between Morocco and France 

Artsy Eats:

  • House-Made Chorizo and Potato Empanada with Turmeric Aïoli and Annatto Aïoli (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine item)
  • Spicy Ajiaco Soup with Guajillo and Árbol Chili-Spiced Chicken, Potato, Avocado, Corn and Crème Fraîche (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Passion Fruit Mousse with Dragon Fruit Jam (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Creative Sips:

  • Coconut and Passion Fruit Smoothie (non-alcoholic)
  • Frozen Piña Colada
  • Passion Fruit Daiquiri

L’Art de la Cuisine Francaise – Near France

Artsy Eats:

  • Crème de Brie en Petit Pain – Warm Creamy Brie in a House-Made Bread Bowl
  • Croissant à la Truffe Noire d’Hiver – Black Winter Truffle Croissant
  • Mille-Feuille de Betteraves aux Herbes et Noix de CajouxPlant-based Napoleon with Beets, Cashew-Herb Filling, Pepper-Pine Nut Sauce and Balsamic Vinegar Caviar (New! Plant-based item) 
  • Moelleux aux Noisettes et Chocolats Valrhona – Molten Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake with Pure Origin Valrhona Chocolates and Passion Fruit-Mango Sauce

Creative Sips:

  • Frozen French Martini – Grey Goose Vodka, Chambord Liqueur, Pineapple, Orange and Grape Juices with Lemon-Lime Foam
  • Charles Lafite, Brut Rosé Prestige, Méthode Traditionnelle Champenoise, French Rosé Sparkling Wine
  • Domaine Raphaël Sallet, Mâcon-Uchizy Les Maranches 2020, Chardonnay, Mâconnais, Burgundy (New!)
  • Cîroc Sunset Citrus Vodka Spritz (New!)

Culinary salad dish with bread

Gourmet Landscapes – Near Canada

Artsy Eats:

  • Blood Orange-Braised Beet Tartare with Mustard Vinaigrette, Pickled Clamshell Mushrooms and Golden Beets (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine item, Plant-based item, Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Roasted Bone Marrow with Onion Marmalade, Pickled Mushrooms and Petite Lettuce
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto, Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings and Zinfandel Reduction

Creative Sips:

  • Whole Hog Brewery Raspberry Chéret Double Radler
  • Schlumberger Cuvée Klimt
  • The Meeker Vineyard Winemakers’ Handprint Merlot
  • Frozen Rusty Nail Cocktail

Connections Café 

Festival exclusives (in addition to the regular menu):

  • Figment Liege Waffle (New!) 

Connections Eatery 

Festival exclusives (in addition to the regular menu):

  • Dusk ‘Til DawnThree Olives Blueberry Vodka, Lemonade and Orange Juice with Cotton Candy

Funnel Cake – Near the American Adventure

Festival exclusive (in addition to the regular menu):

  • Mocha Funnel Cake – Mini Funnel Cake with Cappuccino Ice Cream topped with Chocolate Whipped Cream and M&M’S (New!)

Refreshment Port – Near Canada

Festival exclusives (in addition to the regular menu):

  • Gnocchi Poutine with Red Wine-Braised Beef, Cheese Curds, Basil and Burrata
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Blood Orange Cosmo – Boyd & Blair Vodka with Blood Orange, Cranberry and Lime
  • Boulevard Brewing Co. Quirk Blueberry Lemon & Lavender Hard Seltzer (New!)

Painting of LeFou from Beauty and the Beast

Refreshment Outpost – Between China and Germany

Festival exclusives (in addition to the regular menu):

  • Plant-based Bratwurst with Spicy Turmeric Aïoli, Coffee Barbecue Jackfruit and Slaw (Plant-based item)
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Soft-serve Waffle ConeDOLE Whip, Salted Caramel Soft-serve or Swirl
  • 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)

Spaceship Earth Beacons of Magic at the Festival of the Holidays

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. 

Wanting to spend less time in line and more time enjoying the Disney art festival? Make the most of your day with our 1-day plans for Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. Wishing your festival food budget was a bit bigger? Make it happen with our discount Disney World tickets.

Have you been to the Epcot International Festival of the Arts? Which food studio is your favorite? Is there a dish you just can’t miss? Let us know in the comments!