As much as we enjoy admiring a Disney topiary (or ten) and bopping along to the music during the Garden Rocks Concert Series, one of our absolute favorite parts of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival each year is the seasonal food and beverage offerings at the many Outdoor Kitchens.
If you’re anything like us, you like combing through the Epcot Flower and Garden menus before you even get to the park, dreaming and scheming about your delicious plans for your visit. Well, you’re in luck because the Disney finally released them and oh boy, do they sound tasty.
Global marketplaces. Food studios. Holiday kitchens. Whatever they’re called, these food booths are often the highlight for many guests of Epcot’s popular seasonal festivals, serving global cuisine with of-the-moment flair.
For the park’s spring and summer soiree, Outdoor Kitchens dish up delightful eats and refreshing drinks inspired by the bounty of the seasons. Think fragrant florals, bright citrus and farm-fresh produce like tree-ripened fruits and veggies straight off the vine.
Of course, if you aren’t careful, all those dishes can really add up (and we don’t mean the calories). Thankfully, we have a few suggestions for keeping your travel budget in check:
Share to try more and spend less. With so many delectable dishes and drinks to try, choosing just a few can feel downright impossible. So, don’t! Team up with the rest of your family or a friend to tackle more menu offerings or go Dutch on an epic food-filled Disney date night.
Manage your budget with a wearable gift card. Worried that you might be tempted to spend more than you should? If they’re available, get one of the festival’s wearable gift cards and load it with what you can afford – then cut yourself off when the money is gone (that’s the hard part).
Sample the season with the Garden Graze food stroll. Rather leave the decision making to the experts? Tip toe through the tulips and into the tasty world of plant-based eats on Disney’s Garden Graze, a culinary scavenger hunt with a yummy (and free!) prize at the end.
2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Menus & Food Booths
This year, from March 2 to July 4, guests can savor nature’s bounty at 18 different outdoor kitchens, as well as some festival exclusives at a few Epcot quick-service locations. Here is everything on offer :
Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market – Near the Germany Pavilion
Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce (plant-based and gluten/wheat-friendly) (Garden Graze)
Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions and Herb Sour Cream (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest Ham and Melted Gruyère Cheese
Arancini: Fried Risotto Balls stuffed with Braised Beef served with Grape Tomato Salad and Balsamic Emulsion
Ravioli alla Boscaiola: Sweet Sausage Ravioli with Sweet Corn, Spring Vegetables and Cream Sauce
Bomboloni: Cream-filled Italian Doughnut with Raspberry Sauce and Powdered Sugar
Italian White Sangria with Prosecco
Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon
Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila
Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina – Near the Morocco Pavilion
Grilled Kebabs—Lamb Kefta or Harissa Chicken—with Carrot-Chickpea Salad and Garlic Aïoli (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Mediterranean Flatbread with Za’atar, Artichokes, Olives, Mozzarella and Feta Cheese
Vanilla, Rose Water and Pistachio Panna Cotta
Playalinda Brewing Company Ginger and Elderberry Ale, Titusville, FL
3 Daughters Pomegranate Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL
B. Nektar Blackberry Mint Mead, Ferndale, MI
Trowel & Trellis Hosted by Impossible™ – Near Disney Traders
Grilled Baby Vegetables with Hummus Cream and Red Pepper Coulis (plant-based and gluten/wheat-friendly) (Garden Graze)
Impossible™ Sausage and Kale Soup (plant-based)
Boneless Impossible™ Korean Short Rib with Cilantro-Lime Rice, Danmuji Slaw and Kimchee Mayonnaise (plant-based)
Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cassis Mousse, Raspberry Gelato and Fresh Raspberries (plant-based)
Twinings® Energizing Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea (non-alcoholic)
Parish Brewing Co. Bloom Hazy IPA, Broussard, LA
Twinings® Energizing Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea with Hanger 1 Makrut Lime Vodka served in a Mason Jar
Refreshment Port – Near the Canada Pavilion
House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers Poutine (plant-based and gluten/wheat-friendly)
Stem Ciders A Salted Cucumber Apple Hard Cider, Denver, CO
Lavender Martini: Vodka with Lavender and Lemon
Refreshment Outpost – Between the China & Germany Pavilions
Pineapple Skewer with Tajin Seasoning (plant-based and gluten/wheat-friendly)
Lexington Brewing Tangerine Cream Ale, Lexington, KY
Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Blueberry Lemonade Hard Cider, Armada, MI
Orlando Brewing Passionate Organic Blonde Ale with Passion Fruit, Orlando, FL
Funnel Cake – Near the American Adventure
Festival exclusive (in addition to the regular menu):
Strawberry Cheesecake Funnel Cake with Strawberry Ice Cream, Cheesecake Crumbles, Strawberry Drizzle and Whipped Cream
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company – Throughout EPCOT
Festival exclusives (in addition to the regular menu):
Near Mission: SPACE – Minty Melon Refresher: A lightly caffeinated blend of Watermelon-Cucumber-Mint Juice with Strawberries and Blueberries, also available with Watermelon-Basil Vodka
Near Disney Traders – Pink Paradise Refresher: A lightly caffeinated blend of Watermelon-Cucumber-Mint Juice with Strawberries and Blueberries, also available with Watermelon-Basil Vodka
Near the Canada Pavilion – Strawberry Fields Refresher: A lightly caffeinated blend of Strawberry Açaí Juice with Strawberries and Blueberries, also available with Strawberry-Lemongrass Vodka
Near The American Adventure Pavilion – Wildberry Wonder Refresher: A lightly caffeinated blend of Wildberry-Hibiscus Juice with Strawberries and Blueberries, also available with Tropical Rum
Can’t Commit? Sample Plant-Based Eats with the Garden Graze Food Stroll
With a veritable garden of food booths to enjoy, each abloom with garden-fresh flavors and ingredients, picking just a few items can be easier said than done. So, let Disney’s team of culinary experts do the deciding for you and try the Garden Graze, a miniature festival food tour.
Since the Disney Flower and Garden Festival celebrates the bounty of Mother Nature, it’s only fitting that this delicious scavenger hunt features an assortment of wholesome, plant-based dishes. As you tackle each plate, collect a stamp from a cast member at the outdoor kitchen. Once you’ve had them all, make your way to Pineapple Promenade to collect your free prize.
Are you ready for this year’s Epcot Flower and Garden? What dishes can’t you wait to try? Let us know in the comments! Wish you had more room in your budget for those sweet, sweet festival eats? Learn how you can score Disney World discount tickets and save big.