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 15 to November 20. That’s 129 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 2021 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 2021 Disney Food and Wine Festival Guide. Cheers!
Global Marketplaces: Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2021 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 2021, guests will have their pick of 32 different food booths, including 7 brand-new global marketplaces: Brew-Wing at the Epcot Experience, Kenya, Lobster Landing, The Noodle Exchange, Rotunda Bistro, The Swanky Saucy Swine, and Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina. There, you’ll find a TON of fresh things to try over 40 new food items and more than 60 new drinks.
Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2021 Menus
We hope you’ve worked up an appetite! Figure out what you’ll be having with these Disney Food and Wine Festival 2021 menus. Please note that although the festival kicks off July 15, some of the global marketplaces (noted accordingly) won’t start serving until October 1 when Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration begins.
The Alps – Opening October 1
Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Alpine Ham, Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette
Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette
Blueberry and Almond Frangipane Tart with Crème Fraîche
Huber Vision Grüner Veltliner, Austria (NEW!)
Cave De La Côte Rosé Gamay, Romand
René Favre Dôle, Chamoson
Apple Crumble Tart (NEW!)
Apple Chips (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Frozen Apple Pie (non-alcoholic)
Cinnamon Apple Cider (NEW! non-alcoholic)
Collective Arts Brewing Circling the Sun Hard Cider, Ontario, Canada (NEW!)
Original Sin Hard Cider McIntosh, New York, NY (NEW!)
Blake’s Hard Cider Saint Chéri Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry, Armada, MI (NEW!)
Big Storm Brewing Co. Apple Blonde Ale, Clearwater, FL (NEW!)
3 Daughters Brewing Apple Pecan Brown Ale, St. Petersburg, FL (NEW!)
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company Apple-y Ever After Green Apple Sour Ale, Orlando, FL (NEW!)
Apple Blossom Sky: Fanta® Apple, Ginger Beer, Floodwall Apple Brandy, Maple Syrup, and Mini Marshmallows
CORKCICLE® Classic Tumbler
Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion and Snap Peas (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Roasted Lamb Chop with Sweet Potato Purée, Bush Berry Pea Salad and Pistachio-Pomegranate Gremolata (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Deconstructed Pavlova with Pastry Cream, Citrus-macerated Berries and Lemon Myrtle Meringue (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale
Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (NEW!)
Robert Oatley Chardonnay (NEW!)
Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon (NEW!)
Belgium – Opening October 1
Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache
Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream
St. Bernardus Witbier
Belgian Abbey Ale (NEW!)
Delirium Red Fruit Beer
Chimay Dorée Gold (NEW!)
Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
Brazil – Opening October 1
Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew featuring Scallops, Shrimp, and White Fish with Coconut-Lime Sauce and Steamed Rice (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (gluten/wheat-friendly)
M.I.A. Beer Company Limāo Lager, Doral, FL (NEW!)
Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça
NEW! Brew-Wing at the Epcot Experience
Garlic-Parmesan Wings with Celery and Ranch (NEW! gluten/wheat-friendly)
Barbecue Wings with Celery and Ranch (NEW! gluten/wheat-friendly)
Traditional Buffalo Wings with Celery and Ranch (NEW! gluten/wheat-friendly)
Teriyaki-Sesame Wings with Celery and Ranch (NEW!)
Mango-Habanero Wings with Celery and Ranch (NEW! gluten/wheat-friendly)
Cheese Flatbread (NEW!)
Pepperoni Flatbread (NEW!)
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company Pineapple Vibes Blonde Ale, Orlando, FL (NEW!)
Central 28 Beer Company Groveland Road Blood Orange IPA, DeBary, FL (NEW!)
Wild Mushroom and Truffle Tart with Gruyère and Crème Fraîche (NEW!)
Chilled Crab and Avocado Parfait with Caviar (NEW! gluten/wheat-friendly)
Domaine Carneros Cuvée Brut Rosé, California (NEW!)
Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE®
Shimmering Strawberry Soft-serve in a Waffle Cone
Banana Bread with Mixed Berry Compote (plant-based item)
Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava Juices
Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice
Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice
CORKCICLE® Stemless Flute
Spain – Opening October 1
Charcuterie with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses and Olives with an Herb Vinaigrette (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Spanish-style Paella with Rice, Chorizo and Shrimp (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar and Smoked Paprika (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Estrella Galicia Cerveza Especial Lager (NEW!)
Avaline White Blend (NEW!)
Faustino VII Rioja Rosado (NEW!)
NEW! The Swanky Saucy Swine
Crispy Barbecue Pork Rinds with Pimento Cheese (NEW! gluten/wheat-friendly)
Roasted Porchetta with Pork-fat Roasted Rosemary Potatoes and Lemon-Parsley Salsa Verde (NEW! gluten/wheat-friendly)
Soy-glazed Sticky Ribs with Green Onions and Peanuts (NEW!)
Crispy Pig Ear Salad with Fire Roasted Tomatillo Sauce, Pickled Red Onions, Queso Fresco, Roasted Corn Salsa and Avocado Cream (NEW! gluten/wheat-friendly)
Parish Brewing Co. SIPS Pinot Noir Black Currant Sour, Broussard, LA (NEW!)
Rombauer Zinfandel, California (NEW!)
Bourbon Bloody Mary with Labrot & Graham Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey (NEW!)
NEW! Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina
Fried Falafel Pita with Tahini Sauce (NEW! plant-based item)
Grilled Kebabs with Couscous, Tomato-Onion Salad and Garlic Aïoli (NEW!)
Moroccan Spiced Lamb
Harissa-marinated Beef Tenderloin Tips
Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with Hummus, Zaalouk and Zhoug Dips (NEW!)
Pistachio Cake with Cinnamon Pastry Cream and Candied Walnuts (NEW!)
Fresh Orange Juice (NEW! non-alcoholic)
Fresh Blood Orange Juice (NEW! non-alcoholic)
3 Daughters Brewing Fig Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL (NEW!)
Bold Rock Ginger Turmeric Hard Cider, Nellysford, VA (NEW!)
Woodchuck Cinnamon Nutmeg Hard Cider, Middlebury, VT (NEW!)
Fig Cocktail with White-Cranberry Juice and Fig Vodka (NEW!)
CORKCICLE® Classic Tumbler
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 (and the perfect way to celebrate the opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure on October 1st), 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 Shimmery Sips for the food stroll’s rewarding conclusion.
Here are the featured bites this year:
Flavors From Fire – The Corned Beef Corner Route: Smoked Corned Beef with Crispy Potatoes, Cheese Curds, Pickled Onions, and Beer-Cheese Fondue
Germany – Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions, and Cheese
Greece – Griddled Cheese with Pistachios and Honey
Hawai’i – Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts
The Swanky Saucy Swine – Crispy Barbecue Pork Rinds with Pimento Cheese
Our Top Tips for the 2021 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.