Drinking around the world may be the unofficial pastime of Epcot, but when the second half of the year rolls around, Disney makes it official with the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. This year, savor each bite and every crumb from July 27 to November 18. That’s 115 delicious days overbrimming with global-inspired flavors and cozy bites that are perfect for fall.
For this foodie guide, we’ll go over all the tempting options that are on the Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2023 menus, as well as some useful tidbits for helping you make the most of your visit. Or, for an overview of everything that’s on offer at the festival this year, take a look at our 2023 Disney Food and Wine Festival Guide. Cheers! (Updated July 10, 2023)
Global Marketplaces: Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2023 Food Booths
For this popular foodie event, you’ll set out on a mouthwatering adventure across 6 continents. Each year, global marketplaces (that’s Disney speak for the Epcot Food & Wine Festival food booths), are scattered throughout World Showcase and into Future World. Booths dish up a cornucopia of flavors, from traditional tastes and cooking styles from countries around the world to stateside-inspired favorites with an autumnal twist.
In 2023, guests will have their pick of 29 limited-time food booths, including four brand-new global marketplaces: Char & Chop, Wine & Wedge, Bubble & Brine and Swirled Showcase. There, you’ll find a TON of fresh things to try over 30 new food items and more than 40 new drinks.
Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2023 Menus
We hope you’ve worked up an appetite! Figure out what you’ll be having with these Disney Food and Wine Festival 2023 menus. Please note that although the festival kicks off July 27, some of the global marketplaces (noted accordingly) won’t start serving until August 15 or possibly even later this fall.
Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with shaved ham, baby potatoes, cornichons, and baguette (Emile’s Fromage Montage)
Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with baby potatoes, cornichons, and baguette (Emile’s Fromage Montage)
Dark Chocolate Fondue with berries, pound cake, and meringues (New!)
Stiegl Brewery Key Lime Radler
Huber Vision Grüner Veltliner
Sweet-and-Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with pepper, onion, snap peas, and sweet chili sauce
Roasted Lamb Chop with mint pesto and potato crunchies
Lamington: Yellow cake with raspberry filling with chocolate and coconut
Yalumba ‘The Y Series’ Viognier
Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz
Belgium – Opening October 1
Beer-braised Beef served with gouda mashed potatoes
Belgian Waffle with warm chocolate ganache
Belgian Waffle with berry compote and whipped cream
Belgian Chilled Coffee (Non-alcoholic)
Brasserie D’Achouffe Houblon Chouffe IPA (New!)
Delirium Red Fruit Belgian Ale
Brewery Van Steenberge Gulden Draak Tripel Ale (New!)
Belgian Chilled Coffee featuring ChocoLat Deluxe Salted Caramel Chocolate Liqueur
Feijoada: Black beans with pork belly, Brazil nut pesto, and BEN’S ORIGINAL Long Grain White Rice
Pão de Queijo: Brazilian cheese bread (Emile’s Fromage Montage)
Xingu Brazilian Black Lager
Frozen Caipirinha with cachaça
Brew-Wing Lab at the Odyssey
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sticky Wings
Orange-Cardamom Wings (New!)
Traditional Buffalo Wings with celery and ranch
IMPOSSIBLE Buffalo Chicken Tenders with plant-based blue cheese, plant-based ranch, and celery (New! Plant-based)
Cavatelli with sweet sausage ragoût and crispy Applewood-smoked bacon (New!)
Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake with vanilla cream and strawberry compote (New!)
Italian Sangria (Red or White)
Italian Margarita with tequila and limoncello
Teriyaki Chicken Bun: Steamed bun filled with chicken, vegetables, and teriyaki sauce
Fire Taiko Roll: Sushi roll with spicy tuna, cucumber, and pickled daikon radish served with spicy sauce (New!)
Beef Wa-Gyu Don: Traditional Japanese rice bowl with American wagyu beef over steamed white rice (New!)
Sake Passion Cocktail (New!)
Moon on the Water Sake (New!)
Brew Hub Momo Amber Ale (New!)
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
The American Adventure– Nutty Caramel Mocha Cold Brew: A sweet blend of caramel mudslide cold brew, caramel syrup, peanut butter syrup, and chocolate syrup topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce (New! Spirited version available with Carolans Peanut Butter Irish Cream Liqueur)
Near Canada – Frozen Roseberry: A refreshing blend of frozen lemon and strawberry-rose syrup (New! Spirited version available with Grey Goose Vodka)
World Discovery (Near Mission: SPACE) – Amaretto Iced Tea: A sweet and nutty blend of black iced tea and amaretto syrup (New! Spirited version available with Citrónge Orange Liqueur)
World Showcase (Near Disney Traders) – Java Horchata: A sweet blend of espresso and horchata topped with whipped cream and cinnamon (New! Spirited version available with Grey Goose Vodka and Kahlúa Liqueur)
Kenyan Coffee Barbecued Beef with sweet potato-corn mealie pap and kachumbari slaw
Peri-Peri Skewered Shrimp with citrus-flavored couscous
81Bay Brewing Co. Congo Pilsner
Tostada de Carnitas: Braised pork on a fried corn tortilla with black beans, avocado mousse, queso fresco, and chives (New!)
Taco de Costilla: Slow-braised beef short rib on a corn tortilla with salsa de chile morita, avocado mousse, and spring onions (New!)
Pastel Imposible: Layers of traditional Mexican flan and tres leches with guava and cajeta (New!)
Mexican Craft Beer
Trouble in Paradise Margarita: Ilegal Mezcal, Combier Watermelon Liqueur, Rosé Wine, Lime Juice, and Agave with a Chili-Lime Powder Rim (New!)
Fly Away Margarita: Nocheluna Sotol, Pineapple-Ginger Juice, Chile Ancho Verde Liqueur, and Ambhar Blanco Tequila with a Sweet Dried Chili Salt Rim (New!)
The Noodle Exchange (Opening August 15)
Shaved Beef Ramen with shiitake mushrooms, pickled carrots and daikon radish, shaved peppers, and a soy egg in citrus-sesame broth
IMPOSSIBLE Pork Ramen with shiitake mushrooms, pickled carrots and daikon radish, baby bok choy, and a soy egg in savory chicken broth
Thai Shrimp with rice noodles, shiitake mushrooms, and basil in coconut-curry broth
Tofu Ramen with shiitake mushrooms, pickled carrots and daikon radish, shaved peppers, and baby bok choy in citrus-sesame broth (Plant-based)
Parish Brewing Strawberry Mochi Berliner Weisse (New!)
Pacific Rim Solstice Vineyard Old Vine Riesling (New!)
Spicy Githeri with white beans, pigeon peas, curried BEN’S ORIGINAL Long Grain & Wild Rice, and kachumbari slaw (Plant-based)
Southern Pimento Cheese with bread-and-butter pickled vegetables and grilled bread (New! Emile’s Fromage Montage)
Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese: Assorted Artisanal Cheeses and Accoutrements paired with Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Hartley Apple Brandy, and Florida Orange Groves Winery Black and Blue Port (New!)
Florida Orange Groves Winery Black and Blue Port (New!)
Can’t Decide? Make Things Cheesy With Emile’s Fromage Montage
Whether you’re a foodie, craft beer enthusiast, or wine connoisseur, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is a feast for the senses. And the tastebuds, of course. However, a ticket to Epcot this time of year comes with more than just access to some really fun rides, it also comes with one delicious dilemma. No, not how to fit all of it into your stomach. That would truly take some Disney magic. Instead, how do you narrow it all down?
Luckily, as the head chef of this savory soiree, Disney has picked some of the best dishes for you to try with Emile’s Fromage Montage. French for cheese, Emile’s Fromage Montage will steer you through some of the festival’s most ooey-gooey eats – and reward you with a free prize for all your hard work. To participate, simply collect the stamps for each of the dishes you try along the way in your Festival Passport before heading to Shimmering Sips for the food stroll’s rewarding conclusion.
Here are the featured bites this year:
India – Curry-Spiced Crispy Cheese with Mango-Curry Ketchup
Germany – Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions and Cheese
Greece – Griddled Cheese with Pistachios and Honey
Brazil – Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread
Canada – Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll
Flavors from Fire – Smoked Corned Beef with House-made Potato Chips, Cheese Curds, Pickled Onions and Beer-Cheese Fondue
Hawaii Marketplace – Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts
The Alps – Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Shaved Ham, Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette or Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette
Spain – Charcuterie in Cup with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses, Olives and an Herbed Vinaigrette
Wine & Wedge (New!) – Assorted Artisanal Cheeses and Accoutrements or Boursin Fig and Balsamic Soufflé with Fig Tapenade or Southern Pimento Cheese with Bread and Butter Pickled Vegetables and Grilled Bread
Our Top Tips for the 2023 Disney Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT
Disney’s Epcot Food & Wine Festival is a downright magical time of year for food lovers of all sorts. However, if you go in unprepared, you can come away with a severe case of FOMO and a wallet that’s a whole lot lighter than you intended. Save yourself from Epcot food festival heartbreak with these helpful tips:
Decide what you’d like to eat and drink (and how much you’d like to spend) ahead of time
While the sampler-sized portions and wallet-friendly prices may seem like a drop in the bucket when you’re ordering, they sure do add up quickly if you aren’t careful. Plus, add in the temptation of festival-exclusive souvenirs and you’ve got a recipe for budget disaster. Save yourself some heartache (and a stomachache too) by figuring out how many items you can afford and which you’d like to try before you get there. To make sticking to a festival budget extra easy, load money onto a wearable gift card.
Share to spend less and try more
You know those people who ask if you’d like a bite of whatever it is they’re eating? Guilty as charged. And we aren’t just being friendly – that’s us fishing for a taste of what’s on your plate too. We love sharing food. Not only does it let you sample more items without having to stuff yourself silly, but it also allows you to split the cost. Keep in mind, however, that as we’re still in the midst of a pandemic, you should practice safe eating practices when sharing festival offerings by using separate utensils and dividing things into portions.
Take a break with a bite and some live music
You may not need your passport for this culinary adventure around the world, but you will certainly be getting your steps in. Tasting your way around the world (showcase) is no easy task, with food booths sprinkled across Epcot. So, take some time off your feet by drinking in one of the live musical performances as you nibble on something tasty (and be sure to down some water while you’re at it too). While Boyz II Men won’t be making it to the American Gardens Theatre stage to serenade you this year, local bands from throughout Central Florida will be playing, as will Epcot favorites like Mariachi Cobre, Voices of Liberty, and the JAMMitors.
Try new things
The Epcot Food & Wine Festival is all about global flavors, cooking styles, ingredients, and culinary traditions. So, rather than sticking to the same kinds of dishes you’re used to, take advantage of the smaller portions, friendlier price tag, and melting pot of options to try something that you haven’t before. You may just come away with a new favorite cuisine.
Carry your bounty with a festival tray
Balancing a plate of food (or two) and a full beverage can be a challenge, especially when you’re fighting the festival crowds. To make sure your haul doesn’t take a tumble, consider investing in one of Disney’s festival-exclusive trays. Not only do these convenient carriers make excellent souvenirs, they also help corral your items until you can safely make it to a table.
Stick to the weekends if you can
Because of all the delicious food, Epcot is one of locals’ favorite Disney World theme parks, and that is especially true during festival season. As a result, the park becomes incredibly busy over the weekends. For fewer crowds, try to plan your trip for during the week.
With so many tasty things on offer, it’s easy for your eyes to be bigger than your stomach. Rather than powering through from booth to booth, feel free to take a few circuits, nibbling on different things as you go. This will help you decide what you really want and keep you from getting too full. Take breaks throughout by going on rides, walking through pavilions, or sitting down for a show.
Well foodies, that wraps up our guide to all the yummy things on offer at this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to try all the new food booths, dishes, and drinks that are on offer this year, or to devour some old favorites.