The 2022 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is officially underway and runs through November 29, 2022 for a total of 129 days.
This year, there are 29 global marketplaces, with 1 that is completely brand new (The Fry Basket) and 4 that are slated to open on August 15 (or sooner, you never know with Disney).
And in usual fashion there are also 4 additional locations serving exclusive festival offerings. These include, Refreshment Port, Refreshment Outpost, Funnel Cakes, and 4 in-park Joffrey’s locations.
That’s a lot of booths. What’s good? What’s not worth your money? Which menus should you focus on and which ones should you avoid?
Well, go no further! After attending Food and Wine on opening day (and the following day), we tried every single food and drink item at the booths that were open beginning July 14.
After tasting some very good (and some not-so-good) offerings, we narrowed down our favorite booths and our top menu items from each.
With so many booths, we want you to not only make the best use of your time, but also not waste money on food and drinks that just aren’t worth it.
We’ve made a list of our 9 favorite booths from Epcot Food and Wine, along with why we love them so much, what they offer, their locations, prices, and more.
When it comes to our reviews and ratings, we thought it would be helpful if you had a better understanding of our personal preferences (what we like and don’t like), along with if there are any dietary restrictions.
Here’s a breakdown of not only who is doing the reviews, but a little more information about what each of us likes and doesn’t like food and drink-wise.
- Likes: Almost everything
- Dislikes: Beers that taste “stinky,” anything too salty
- Dietary Restrictions: None
- Likes: Strong flavors, anything made out of potatoes, white wines, all beers (especially stouts and wheat beers), doesn’t mind sweet (plain fruit is NOT a dessert. Ever.)
- Dislikes: Things that are too spicy, anything with a bone still in it, cocktails with too much whiskey or tequila (thanks to having too much fun in college), some red wines, most IPAs
- Dietary Restrictions: Shellfish allergy
Felicia (Content Manager)
- Likes: Mezcal, savory drinks, stouts/lagers/wheats/sour beers, vinegar, tart/sour items, chocolate, fresh vegetables and fruits, red meat
- Dislikes: Ciders, sweet drinks, anything milky or creamy, chili powder, cumin, weirded out by textures, mayonnaise, saucy/wet food, cream-filled pastries, artificial fruit flavors, cooked fruits, frozen items (drinks or ice cream)
- Dietary Restrictions: None
Allyson (Managing Writer)
- Likes: Cheesecake (the more sweets, the better), anything mint, hazy IPAs and wheat beers (big beer fan), tofu and most Impossible dishes, mushrooms
- Dislikes: Wine (only likes a few dry ones), cream ales and stouts/porters, super sweet cocktails, floral flavors (lavender, rose), anything almond-flavored, things that are too spicy, olives, meat and seafood (see below)
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian (personal choice)
Keep in mind that while we may not have all felt the same about certain items (and some of us couldn’t eat everything for dietary reasons), these were truly the standouts of the festival — and something we all came to an agreement on in post-festival discussions.
Some of these options may not have even been our top rated overall items (keep reading for more on this), but these are simply our overall favorite booths at the 2022 Food and Wine Festival.
Earth Eats (Near Port of Entry)
If you’re vegan or vegetarian, Earth Eats is your go-to booth. Here you can find strictly plant-based menu items.
There are 2 savory options, and 3 beverages, including 1 non-alcoholic drink.
Overall, this is a solid booth. The offerings have great flavor and are filling, along with some delicious drinks.
And don’t let the fact that it’s all plant-based scare you away. As a vegetarian (hi, it’s Allyson), I wish more people would give these types of dishes a chance. You don’t know if you’ll like it until you try it.
As the sole vegetarian team member, it’s nice to see my fellow co-workers enjoy the plant-based bites just as much.
Definitely don’t miss out on the Impossible meatballs, a new menu item that is absolutely fantastic. If you’re a fan of the Felucian Kefta and Hummus Garden Spread from Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo in Galaxy’s Edge, you’ll love this.
It’s usually difficult to find a good non-alcoholic beverage at these festivals, but the Strawberry Freeze is one we loved! It didn’t taste artificial and was super refreshing.
This plant-based Impossible Meatball with herbed polenta, rustic puttanesca sauce, and basil pesto is a new menu item this year.
Shannon: Not a vegetarian but would get this again and again. Great flavors with a slight kick.
Heather: Delicious! I’m a vegetarian now!
Felicia: Super delicious. Can’t even tell it’s not real meat. Italian herb flavor, polenta is creamy and delicious and the pesto is a fresh addition.
Allyson: LOVE! So good. Has a good spice — but not too much. So happy this was added to this booth.
The Strawberry Freeze is a non-alcoholic beverage featuring Twinings Lemon and Ginger Herbal Tea.
Shannon: Light and refreshing. Such a good non-alcoholic option.
Heather: Very refreshing. Better than the one with alcohol.
Felicia: Generally not a fan of frozen drinks but this is refreshing on a hot day. Mellow strawberry flavor. Would happily get again.
Allyson: A solid non alcoholic option. Really refreshing and great flavor.
Refreshment Port (Near Canada)
Even though Refreshment Port is a Quick Service stand that’s at Epcot year-round, there are always exclusive festival items.
And this year’s Food and Wine offerings are just as good as past years.
Here, you can find 2 poutines (the Traditional is usually always available), a Maple Cheesecake (get this again and again and again), and 2 special alcoholic beverages — a delicious cider and a Frozen Mango Martini.
If you’re looking for a dessert at the festival, the cheesecake is a must. It’s so good it earned a 5 out of 5 on our rating scale.
And the cider? You get a generous portion size for a decent price. Plus, it’s a really, really, really good cider that’s not too sweet.
Maple Boursin Cheesecake
A small cheesecake made with Whipped Boursin Maple Bourbon Cheese and topped with caramel and candied pecans.
Shannon: Wow. Perfect creamy texture with delicious maple flavor. Really a standout option.
Heather: Holy moly. I really loved this cheesecake. Like – delicious. I think I’ll dream about it.
Felicia: Strong maple flavor, nice and creamy texture, and all around delicious. Loved it.
Allyson: As a cheesecake lover, this is very good. Great maple flavor. Definitely recommend.
Bold Rock Blackberry Hard Cider
A naturally vegan cider with a tart blackberry juice added after fermentation made by Bold Rock from the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Shannon: Really fantastic light blackberry flavor, generous portion
Heather: I am not even joking. This is DELICIOUS. And very light and refreshing. Not too cider-y. Chuggable. Guys – might make my best of the fest. Stay tuned.
Felicia: I’m generally not a cider person but this is delicious. It’s not apple-y, it’s not super sweet, the blackberry is relatively mild. Would gladly get this again, even in the full size version.
Allyson: Absolutely loved this. Refreshing and not too sweet. My kind of cider.
Canada (In Canada)
If you would’ve asked us last year about Canada, we would’ve told you to avoid it all costs. It was a bad booth — and obviously not one of our favorites.
This year? Well, that has thankfully changed.
We’re not sure what happened between 2021 and 2022, but we’re happy to report that Canada is once again a worthy booth.
You can order 2 savory items that are also known for being served at Le Cellier, a Table Service spot in Canada.
One of these offerings is, of course, the famous cheddar soup and pretzel roll, but it was actually the beef filet mignon that came out slightly above the soup for us at this booth (don’t worry, we still liked the soup).
Plus, there’s 1 wine and 1 beer, with the latter coming out on top as one of our favorite beers.
Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon
This is a smaller portion of the same filet that is served inside of Le Cellier restaurant and is topped with a truffle-butter sauce.
Shannon: Some flavor in sauce but overall kinda bland.
Heather: SO MUCH BETTER THAN LAST YEAR. Delicious. Mushrooms are extremely flavorful. Decent sized period, too!
Felicia: This is absolutely delicious. Tender, cooked medium, great garlicky flavor. Loved it. Generous portion, too.
Collective Arts Audio/Visual Lager
A crisp and refreshing lager brewed by Collective Arts Brewing in Hamilton, Canada.
Shannon: Very light, refreshing
Heather: Hoppy lager. With some hints of citrus. Citrus hinted beer is fantastic on hot days.
Felicia: This isn’t as smooth as a normal lager, it’s a little hoppy. Not bad though. Good flavor.
Allyson: It’s on the lighter side for a beer and refreshing on a hot day. Good if you want a light beer.
Australia (Near Refreshment Port)
We loved the Australia booth last year — and the same can be said for this year too.
You can order 3 food items, including shrimp, lamb, and dessert. There is also a beer, a rosé, and a wine flight, but you can purchase the wines individually.
Overall, you can’t go wrong with Australia. But, if we had to narrow it down, we suggest the Roasted Lamb Chop and the Lamington.
Both are delicious. The wine is wine, the rosé is definitely sweet, and the beer isn’t bad.
If you want a beverage here, definitely go with the Coopers Brewery Pacific Pale Ale.
Roasted Lamb Chop
A roasted lamb chop served with a fresh mint pesto and topped with potato crunchies.
Shannon: Lamb chop was good, but everything else even better – fantastic mix of flavors.
Heather: Perfectly cooked. HUGE flavor. Really, really liked this. Tad bit heavy for 110 degrees, but it’s still good.
Felicia: This was very good. The lamb was tender and flavorful. The mint pesto was very minty but in a refreshing way. Solid dish.
Yellow cake with raspberry filling dipped in chocolate and coconut.
Shannon: Delicious, great portion, not too sweet.
Heather: Lamington sounds like a term of endearment, but I don’t feel the love here. It was a bit dry. And the sauce tasted fake.
Felicia: This was a decent dessert. Not too sweet, the chocolate was rich and delicious and the raspberry filling and coconut topping added some brightness.
Allyson: A solid yellow cake. I love chocolate, coconut, and raspberry filling. Very good.
Tangierine Café (In Morocco)
Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina is on a hot streak.
Morocco is known for having great food and the same can be said for this year’s Food and Wine booth.
We really enjoyed everything here. This also is a great booth if you want to try multiple items without having to go from marketplace to marketplace.
You can get something savory, sweet, and a cocktail/cider flight!
While you can’t go wrong with any of the menu offerings here, don’t sleep on the Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with dips and the Fig Cocktail.
Stone-baked Moroccan Bread
Moroccan bread baked on a stone and served with hummus, zaalouk, and zhoug dips.
Shannon: Didn’t expect much but ended up loving the soft, warm bread. All dips delicious but especially loved the green/Zhoug dip.
Heather: Warm bread and flavorful dips. Delicious!
Felicia: Absolutely delicious. Warm fluffy bread. The hummus is good, the zhoug is tart and full of cilantro, and the chermoula has a great spice.
Allyson: The bread was soft and the dips? All three are so good, especially the hummus! Love!
A cocktail made with fig vodka mixed with white-cranberry juice.
Shannon: Loved this. Pretty presentation, nice size, good balance of juice and alcohol.
Heather: Delicious! Large size, and who knew there was such a thing as fig vodka?!?!
Felicia: This is a very pretty drink but is too sweet for my taste. It’s like sugary cranberry juice with a fun spice and fig flair.
Allyson: I enjoyed this more last year. The flavor is very unique. But it is nice and cold.
Hops & Barley (In America)
We aren’t usually big fans of the festival booths in the American Adventure pavilion, but Hops & Barley surprised us this year.
The beverages? Just ok. But, the food? All were hits!
You can find 2 savory items (a Chesapeake Crab Slider and a Hot Beef Sandwich) and a dessert (Carrot Cake).
We liked all of these, but that Carrot Cake? YUM! The cream cheese frosting will melt fast in the heat, but it doesn’t even matter because it’s so good.
Chesapeake Crab Slider
A slider filled with Chesapeake crab, tangy coleslaw, and Cajun remoulade.
Shannon: Like little crab cake sliders. Liked the combo of flavors.
Felicia: This was surprisingly good. Didn’t expect to like the crab from a booth but all the flavors go together well. The bread is a bit dry but otherwise good.
Hot Beef Sandwich
A warm griddled bun topped with hot beef, horseradish cream, and pickled vegetables.
Shannon: Delicious! Love the flavor and kick.
Heather: The pickled veggies are good but under represented. The horseradish sauce is great. Decent amount of beef. I just talked myself into liking it.
Felicia: This was not good last year but I love it this year. The bread held the sandwich, the fried onions added texture and flavor, the horseradish sauce was delicious. Good portion. Really liked this.
A freshly baked individual sized carrot cake topped with cream cheese icing.
Shannon: Big carrot cake lover. This didn’t disappoint.
Heather: I love this! Its “just” carrot cake but, it is moist and the perfect level of sweet. Plus since it is carrot cake that means it is healthy.
Felicia: Solid dessert. Delicious carrot cake and the icing is good. Not too sweet. Overall, great dessert.
Allyson: This is just as good as last year. Seriously good carrot cake.
Germany (In Germany)
Germany is a popular booth — and for good reason.
A lot of people go here for the beer (just like the Germany pavilion, itself), but the marketplace food is good and you get a lot for your money.
Specifically, the Schinkennudeln, aka pasta gratin with ham, onions, and cheese, is always a favorite of ours.
For $5.00, you get a huge piece!
Plus, there was a new Schöfferhofer beer this year, and many of us here love Schöfferhofer. This year, you’ll find a Pineapple Hefeweizen that we really enjoyed, but you also have to be a pineapple fan.
Schinkennudeln is pasta gratin with ham, onions, and cheese. This dish is also part of Emile’s Fromage Montage, the cheese crawl, where you can earn a prize.
Shannon: Looks great, decent portion, just the right amount of saltiness.
Heather: I really love all the things at this booth. And “pasta with meaty bits” is not only my nickname, but it is also pretty darn
Felicia: This was delicious. Like a baked macaroni with little chunks of ham mixed in. Not too creamy which I loved.
Schöfferhofer Pineapple Hefeweizen
The Schöfferhofer Pineapple Hefeweizen, from Mainz (a German city located on the Rhine River), is a new beverage option being served here.
This is the same company that produces the popular Schöfferhofer Grapefruit beer you can also find in the Germany pavilion.
Note: this drink is also available in a flight.
Shannon: Another great Schofferhofer, maybe my favorite of all the flavors I’ve tried.
Heather: Holy crap. This is REALLY good. Crisp pineapple in beer is my new obsession, and this one hits me in all the right places.
Felicia: This is very sweet and pineapple is a bit artificial, but it’s a fine option for fans of that sort of thing.
Allyson: Really have to like pineapple, which I do, and wow! Loved this! So tasty and delicious.
Kenya (Near Refreshment Outpost)
Kenya is an underrated booth. We don’t think it gets enough love and praise.
So, if you’re looking for a marketplace that probably won’t be super busy and has a great menu, go to Kenya!
While there are only 3 menu items available for purchase, they are all worth your time and money.
Plus, the portion sizes are awesome for what you’re paying. It helps that everything tastes delicious too.
Keep in mind (at least during our visit) that the beer listed on the menu outside the booth and in the festival passport don’t match.
The beer being served here is the 81Bay Brewing Co. Congo Pilsner — and it’s good!
Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp
Piri Piri skewered shrimp with citrus-scented couscous.
Shannon: Delicious! Nice textures and portion with a slight kick.
Felicia: Spicy shrimp with good flavor and not at all fishy. The couscous is bland but the pepper, onion, tomato mix is flavorful and delicious.
Kenyan Coffee Barbecue Beef Tenderloin
Kenyan coffee barbecue beef tenderloin made with sweet potato and corn mealie pap and kachumbari slaw.
Shannon: Wow. Tender beef, incredible flavors, great portion, affordable price.
Heather: Absolutely fantastic. The beef is great, but the tangy zip of the slaw really adds just the right acidity. Loved it.
Felicia: Delicious, relatively tender beef with tangy slaw. Good portion size that could work for a small meal.
An African inspired pilsner brewed by 81Bay Brewing Co. out of Tampa, FL.
Shannon: Light and refreshing. Would 100% order again.
Heather: Smooth Pilsner. Robust flavor. Pairs well with the beef…I really like this booth.
Felicia: Solid Pilsner with a bold flavor. Refreshing.
Allyson: A decent Pilsner. Wouldn’t run back here for this, but it’s tasty.
Refreshment Outpost (Between China and Germany)
Just like the Refreshment Port, the Refreshment Outpost serves exclusive Food and Wine menu items, in addition to its regular menu.
This year’s festival menu includes 3 alcoholic beverages and a plant-based food item.
We recommend visiting here if you’re vegan or vegetarian and if you want a big glass of cider and/or beer.
The beverages are full-sized drinks that only cost $10.75, which is great for Disney. You can’t go wrong with the cider and Kolsch that is key lime flavored!
The Spicy Githeri isn’t for everyone, but it is a really good vegan/vegetarian offering. You also get a lot for only $4.75.
Pair the Spicy Githeri with a beer/cider here and you have a great meal!
Githeri is a Kenyan dish traditionally made with corn and beans. This spicy githeri is made with white beans, pigeon peas, Ben’s Original Quinoa & Ancient Grains Medley, and kachumbari slaw.
Shannon: Decent portion, fantastic combo of flavors, great plant-based option.
Heather: I’m gonna call this one a sleeper…lots of flavor, great texture and a huge portion. Win. Win. Win.
Felicia: I don’t love this. It has a nice spice to it but not a flavor I appreciate. It’s also dry and just not for me overall.
Allyson: As a vegetarian, this is fantastic. The flavors are phenomenal and a very good portion.
3 Daughters Brewing Allspice Hard Cider
Allspice Hard Cider is a refreshing hard cider with tastes of the Fall and is brewed by 3 Daughters Brewing of St. Petersburg, FL.
Shannon: Generous size, light and refreshing, allspice flavor not too overpowering
Heather: Love the addition of Allspice. It’s a great flavor combo.
Felicia: Giving this a 3 because I like the allspice flavoring but otherwise it’s sweet and apple-y. For cider fans only.
Allyson: Loved this last year and still do. So delicious and the portion size for the price is great.
Copperpoint Brewing Company Key Lime Kolsch
Key Lime Kolsch is a light Kolsch with hints of key lime and is brewed by Copperpoint Brewing Company of Boynton Beach, FL.
Shannon: Generous size but kinda bitter taste. Wouldn’t get it again.
Heather: Key lime notes … very refreshing. You could walk around with it and be quite happy.
Felicia: Love this. Super tart lime flavor and cold refreshing beer. Doesn’t taste much like a Kolsch but is fabulous.
Allyson: This is nice and light. Refreshing too. Key Lime flavor isn’t too overwhelming which is nice.
Best 2022 Epcot Food and Wine Menu Items
During this process, we (4 of us) reviewed and rated every single food and beverage.
It’s important to note that I (Allyson) am vegetarian and Heather does not eat shellfish. So, when you see reviews or ratings involving only Shannon and Felicia, that’s why.
While there were many dishes and beverages we enjoyed, there are several that we feel the festival nailed completely (even if we all didn’t try them).
The following received no less than 4.5 out of 5 stars (with 2 items earning a perfect 5), according to our personal rating system.
So, if we’re going strictly by our ratings, these are the best 2022 Food and Wine menu items that we’d recommend — or we wouldn’t have rated them so high.
Food and Wine can certainly be an overwhelming festival with so many marketplaces to explore. We hope the breakdown of our favorite Epcot Food and Wine booths and items help you save both time and money!
Food & Wine Booth map
Stay tuned for our 2023 Food and Wine booth map!
Until then, check out all the booths from the 2022 Food and Wine Festival on the map below, including our favorite overall booths, favorite items at each booth, and locations for indoor seating.
Food & Wine Festival Booth Menus, Reviews, and Photos
Stay tuned for our 2023 Food and Wine booth links, until then you can check out our individual booth pages from last year’s festival that include photos, reviews, and ratings.
Check them out below!
New for 2022
Returning Booths In 2022
Food and Wine Festival data
Stay tuned for our 2023 Food and Wine data, until then you can check out our data from last year’s festival.
Want to see all our reviews in 1 spot?
Clicking on the link below will allow you to copy our data into a Google Sheet that you can then use for your Food & Wine planning purposes.
Read more about the Food & Wine Festival
Be sure to check out the following links to our Epcot Food and Wine Festival posts, where we provide all kinds of information, tips, and much more.
Here’s everything we put together in 2022. Stay tuned for 2023 information!
- 2022 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Booths & Eat to the Beat Schedule Announced
- 2022 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Dates Announced
- 2023 Lunar New Year & Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Dates Announced
- 2023 Epcot International Festival of the Arts Dates Announced
- 2022 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Menus Are Here
- Best Values at Epcot Flower and Garden 2023 - March 23, 2023
- The Best Food and Drinks at Epcot Flower and Garden 2023 - March 16, 2023
- Summer 2023 Disney Visa Cardmember Offer Announced For Select Disney World Resort Hotels - March 14, 2023