Seeing as the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival has the most booths out of any Epcot festival, we’re here to tell you which ones are worth your time, money, and sweat.
There are 28 official Global Marketplaces, in addition to 6 year-round locations serving exclusive festival items. That’s A LOT of food, drinks, and dollars being spent.
We’ve narrowed down these locations to our 10 favorite booths from Epcot Food and Wine 2023.
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 may not have even been our top rated overall items, but these are simply our overall favorite booths at the 2023 Food and Wine Festival.
Keep in mind that not all of the marketplaces are currently open. In typical Food and Wine tradition, some of the booths don’t open until after the official start of the festival. Why Disney does this we don’t know, so don’t expect to see our opinions on Hawaii or Noodle Exchange until August 15.
There are also 4 brand new booths coming to this year’s event on September 22 in honor of the Disney100 celebration. These are: Char & Chop, Wine & Wedge, Bubbles & Brine, and Swirled Showcase. Food and Wine runs all the way through November 18.
Now, let’s dive into what we believe are the best Epcot Food and Wine booths, all of which we tried at the start of the festival on July 27.
You might not hear many talk about Coastal Eats (located near Creations Shop and Test Track). It’s definitely not one of the popular booths, but we like it for several reasons.
- It has a small menu that isn’t overwhelming
- The seafood isn’t as heavy as other booths (we’re looking at you seafood stew from Ireland)
- While the food and drinks may cost a bit more than we’re usually willing to spend for the portions, the entire Coastal Eats menu is good
- There’s a seating area nearby — with tables and chairs
- It’s close to two of our other favorite booths (Flavors From Fire and The Fry Basket)
Overall, Coastal Eats is a decent booth that shouldn’t be overlooked.
All four items are actually tasty, with our favorites being the Lump Crab Cake and Wildly Brut Cuvée.
Lump Crab Cake
A lump crab cake served with a cajun-spiced vinegar slaw.
Felicia: The crab cake is surprisingly good. It’s a good ratio of bread to crab and has a great flavor. The slaw is kind of bland but adds a nice crunch to go with it.
Wildly Brut Cuvée
A lightly fruity but dry sparkling wine from South Australia.
Heather: Pretty good for Brut! Dry, and bubbly.
Felicia: This is a solid brut. It’s dry and bubbly and refreshing. Cute glass too.
Allyson: I liked this. It’s dry, which is right up my alley. )
Flavors From Fire
Flavors From Fire (near Test Track and Creations Shop) never seems to disappoint. It remains in our top favorites for a good reason. Plus, this year we enjoy it even more thanks to the Impossible Burger Slider!
The Impossible Slider is new to this particular stand. The plant-based burger was originally sold at the Earth Eats booth, which did not return to this year’s Food and Wine. We are happy it didn’t leave the festival completely.
- You get nice-sized portions for a decent price, especially compared to other booths
- The food simply tastes good
- There’s something for both meat and non-meat eaters
- It’s a solid option for those who like a smokier/barbecue flavor
- You can find two other booths nearby (Coastal Eats and The Fry Basket), which we also love
- There’s a playground across from the marketplace that’s perfect to let little ones burn off steam, while you enjoy your food and drink
If you get anything from Flavors From Fire, we recommend the plant-based burger slider, the smoked corn beef, and the red wine.
While the latter wasn’t all of our favorites, we agree that it’s one of the better reds served at the festival.
The Impossible Burger Slider
A plant-based Impossible Burger slider on a sesame seed bun served topped with a wasabi cream and a spicy slaw.
Shannon: Large for a slider. Delicious flavors. Nice spicy kick.
Heather: The only reason this isn’t a 5 is because the bun was a little dry. But otherwise? It’s good and spicy. Like me.
Felicia: This is really good for a plant-based option. Has a nice peppery flavor with an Asian flair. Would happily order it again.
Allyson: This is just as fantastic as past years. It does have a little spice, but so good. And the slaw is super tasty.
Smoked Corned Beef
Crispy potatoes topped with smoked corned beef, cheese curds, pickled onions, and beer cheese fondue.
Shannon: Great portion and combo of textures, but so salty and kinda bland. Liked it better last year.
Heather: Can confirm that the cheese curds squeak in your teeth. Smokey. Warm. Creamy. All my favorite things. But not quite as good as last year. So I bumped it down.
Felicia: Absolutely loved this. The cheese sauce is delicious and goes well with the cheese curds. The corned beef is slightly smoky and delicious and the onions add a nice pickled flavor.
Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel
A full-bodied red wine by Rutherford Ranch Winery that has been aged in oak bourbon barrels and is from the Lodi region of California.
Shannon: Light, but slightly bitter taste.
Heather: I wish I liked reds more so I could write a better review. Sorry for failing you.
Felicia: This is served chilled and is a refreshing smooth red, if you like red wines (which I do).
Allyson: I don’t like wine and this definitely isn’t my favorite. I wouldn’t try this again.
The Fry Basket
Who doesn’t love French fries? You can’t go wrong with The Fry Basket (next to Test Track and Refreshment Station).
Keep in mind that the line does grow here, but it usually moves fast. That said, you sometimes have to wait a bit for your order. There always seems to be some kind of back up.
Despite that con, The Fry Basket is a seriously good booth.
- It serves a variety of delicious fries, including the option of a fry sampler
- Speaking of the fry sampler, you can typically modify The Fry Flight (after you pay, hand your receipt to the Cast Member next to the stand and ask if you can modify the flight to your liking)
- You can order pickle fries, aka deep fried pickle spears, that are amazing as they sound
- There is a lovely light beer on the menu that pairs well with the fries
- You get a good amount of fries for the price
- It’s a solid booth for plant-based eaters (the Adobo Yuca Fries are vegan as is; the flight can be made vegan by removing the bacon and aioli from the Barbecued Bacon fries and the candied pecans and marshmallow from the Sweet Potato fries [the maple glaze is vegan]; the Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar fries are already vegan)
This year, two of our favorites ended up being…
Fried dill pickle “fries” served with a dill ranch sauce.
Heather: Yes. Yes. Yes. Not greasy, even though they are fried. If you want PICKLE, skip the shake at Brew Wing and get these! Yes – it is “just” a fried pickle but nom nom nom.
Felicia: I love fried pickles, especially fried pickle spears and these did not disappoint. Crispy. The ranch goes well with it.
Ally: Wow. These are so good. They aren’t exactly fries but more fried pickles, but still taste amazing.
Stone Brewing Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager
A light and refreshing Mexican style lager brewed with salt and lime by Stone Brewing in San Diego, CA.
Heather: Very, very smooth. Like a fist bump with a flavor ninja – not a TON of flavor, but it doesn’t need it to still be a rockstar. Just a good, basic beer.
Felicia: I love this. So refreshing and light. Slight lime flavor that isn’t too much and the salt isn’t too strong. Perfect in the heat. Love it.
Allyson: This is a nice, light beer and simple for those who aren’t into craft beer. That said, it doesn’t have a ton of flavor.
Like several other Quick Service year-round locations at the festival, Refreshment Outpost (between China and Germany) is serves several festival exclusive items.
This year, there is one main food item and 3 alcoholic beverages. More often than not, Refreshment Outpost serves really good festival offerings, including this year’s menu — one we are big fans of.
- You get full size alcoholic beverages for a decent price ($11.25)
- All three of the alcoholic beverages (Gulf Stream Brewing Co. Cloud 9 Watermelon Hibiscus Lager, North Coast Brewing Co. PranQster Golden Ale, Ciderboys Mango Tango Hard Cider) are fantastic
- The main food dish is a plant-based Spicy Githeri, only costs $5.00, and is a seriously great value, not to mention delicious
- There are some standing tables nearby, along with tables and chairs that are shaded by umbrellas
- There is rarely a long line
We loved everything at this booth! Here’s just an example of what you’ll find:
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.
Gulf Stream Brewing Co. Cloud Watermelon Hibiscus Lager
A watermelon hibiscus lager brewed by Gulf Stream Brewing Co. in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Heather: This is a very interesting flavored beer! The watermelon flavor is not overwhelming, but it gives it a little blast of fun at the end.
Felicia: I love this. Subtle watermelon flavor, light beer. It’s perfect for a hot day. Love that we get a full size of this one because I’m a big fan.
Allyson: The watermelon definitely comes through, so if you’re not a fan don’t order this. It’s not too overpowering, though!
The India booth (between China and Refreshment Outpost) is one you shouldn’t skip by any means. There are so many fabulous menu options!
You can’t go wrong with the entire menu. Keep in mind that some of the dishes are on the spicier side, so if that’s not something you prefer or your palate can handle, you will probably want to avoid India — for at least the food.
- This booth is a great value, meaning you get a lot for your buck compared to many other marketplaces at the festival
- The Mango Lassi might be too creamy for some, especially on a hot day, but it cuts the spice of some of the food (you can also order this with and without alcohol)
- There is a good kid-friendly item — the Curry-spiced crispy paneer cheese served with mango-curry ketchup (along the lines of mozzarella sticks)
- The booth has yet another awesome plant-based dish (the Potato and pea samosa with coriander-lime cream)
- The white wine here is actually decent
- There usually isn’t a long line
This is yet another booth where we recommend everything! Here are two highlights:
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala with a fennel-spiced yogurt and naan bread.
Shannon: Great portion, flavors, and just the right kick.
Heather: Fantastic flavor. Spicy but like a level 1-2, so not too bad. Very flavorful!
Felicia: This is a huge portion and is delicious. Nice spice to it, the flavor is great and the naan bread makes it even heartier. Delicious.
Potato and Pea Samosa
Potato and pea samosa with coriander-lime cream.
Shannon: Love the size, textures, and flavor. Great portion. Love the coriander-lime cream.
Heather: Crispy shell and very flavorful filling. My only dislike is the heat level; it’s too spicy for me but if you like spicy Indian food, you’ll like it.
Felicia: I didn’t expect to like this but it is very good. The filling is bursting with flavor. The breading is cooked perfectly and the sauce on top adds a fresh touch. Loved.
Allyson: A good vegetarian option and very good portion size, but be prepared for spice!
Located next to the Germany booth, you’ll find The Alps. Every year, this is one marketplace we recommend thanks to the portion sizes, the prices, and the quality.
The Alps is known for its Raclette Swiss cheese dishes (one with and without ham). For those who don’t know, Raclette is a popular Swiss dish that is based on the heating of cheese and then scraping off the melted part.
- You get a lot for your money, especially with both Raclette’s
- There is a nice assortment of alcoholic beverages: a white wine, a Frosé, and a beer
- If you’re looking for a dessert that’s not a piece of cake, The Alps’ fondue is fan-freaking-tastic (the chocolate fondue can be a little to hot for summer heat, though)
- It’s easy to find a table nearby thanks to the plenty of seating around the Germany pavilion
Here are some items that you may want to try. FYI: the Frozen Rosé is tasty, but is on the more expensive side at $9.00.
Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Alpine Ham
Warm, melted Swiss Raclette cheese served with Alpine ham, baby potatoes, cornichons, and baguette bread.
Shannon: Salty (mostly from the ham) and nice mix of textures, but overall fairly disappointing. Wanted to like it more.
Heather: HUGE portion. And, very good flavor. Loved the little pickles, but there was kind of a funky cheese smell.
Felicia: I loved this. It is hearty, huge serving, and so flavorful. The potatoes are soft, the cheese has a sharp, pungent flavor, the ham is salty and delicious. And the pickles add a nice vinegar kick. Would gladly get this and the frozen rose as a meal. Bread is very dry, though.
Dark Chocolate Fondue
A dark chocolate fondue served with berries, pound cake, and meringues.
Heather: Yes it is too hot for this but the chocolate is delicious and the rays of the sun keeps it nice and warm!
Felicia: This is super delicious. Warm rich chocolate with fruit and cake to dip in it. But just hard to eat in the heat. Would give it a 5 in winter.
Ally: This is really good. That chocolate fondue? Yes. But also on a hot day, oof, it’s a little too hot for me. But I’m still giving it a higher rating. Love that their are fruit options to dip as well.
Shannon: Cute cup, being frozen makes it more refreshing
Heather: I do want to rose all day with this one. I’m so so so hot. This is so so so not.
Felicia: Generally not a fan of rose or frozen drinks, but this was both refreshing and delicious. Nice and tart and not too sweet.
Allyson: A standard frozen rose. It tastes great, but not sure it’s $9 worth.
Calling all Griddled Cheese lovers! The Greece booth (between Japan and Morocco) is yet another global marketplace that serves many hits.
From some of the best cheese you’ll ever try (at least we think so), to a lovely wine flight, to three other food items that just might tickle your fancy, Greece deserves a visit on your way around the World Showcase.
- This is where you can find the famous Griddled Cheese that continues to be perfect in every way each year (there is also a sweetness that makes it taste even better)
- You also can’t go wrong with the Lamb Gyro and the Spanakopita
- Greece is the only Food and Wine booth that sells a wine flight — and it’s actually good
- The pricing is reasonable for the portions that are served
It’s important to note that the new plant-based dish here, the Impossible Moussaka, is not enjoyable at all and somehow tastes like Christmas. This is definitely unfortunate, especially since we appreciate Disney trying add another vegan item to the festival. Maybe they’ll improve it next year?
Let’s take a look at just a few of the Greece menu items that we walked away enjoying very much…
Warm griddled cheese block topped with pistachios and honey.
Shannon: Slightly bitter cheese which is nicely accented by the honey.
Heather: It’s really tasty but I think you need to split it because it’s a LOT of cheese for 1 person.
Felicia: This is buttery, salty, and a little sweet. Highly recommend. Perfect blend of flavors and a great mellow dessert.
Allyson: Cheese? Good! Griddle cheese? Good! It also a sweetness that I liked.
Skouras Zoe Rosé
A medium-bodied rosé from the Skouras Estate in Greece.
Note: this drink is also available in a flight.
Shannon: Slightly sweet, light.
Heather: Looks pretty, tastes icky.
Felicia: Dry, sparkling rose. I thought this was refreshing and enjoyable to drink.
Allyson: I don’t mind this rose at all. Kind of yummy, says the non- wine person.
A Greek gyro made with lamb, shaved lettuce, red onion, and Tzatziki on warm flatbread.
Shannon: Fine for a gyro, but nothing special.
Heather: Last year this was too dry but this year – FANTASTIC. Love love love. Exactly what you’d expect in a gyro!
Felicia: This has good flavor and the lettuce and tomato is refreshing and light for a hot day. Love this.
No matter the festival, you really can’t go wrong with the Morocco pavilion’s Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina.
This is yet another year-round Quick Service spot that has a festival menu. While we don’t recommend the Fig Cocktail, we do love everything else at this location.
- The food is well-priced and tastes delicious
- There are a variety of dishes for everyone, including vegans (the Stone-baked Moroccan Bread and Falafel are plant-based)
- This is one spot you can order a cider flight that’s actually worth your time and money (the peach one is so yummy!)
- It makes a good spot if you want to try multiple food and drinks without having to go from booth to booth
- While limited, Tangierine Café has indoor seating, along with outdoor tables that are somewhat shaded
Here are just a few of Tangierine Café’s Food and Wine items we can’t stop raving about:
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!
Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Peach Party Peach & Blackberry Hard Cider
A blackberry and peach hard cider brewed by Blake’s Hard Cider out of Armada, MI.
Note: this drink is also available in a flight.
Heather: This has a figgy and creamy taste that is just delicious! LOVE IT!
Felicia: This is fun and tastes like peach candy. Too sweet for me but still overall enjoyable. Probably a good flight for cider fans.
Allyson: Looove this. So refreshing and love that it’s peach! Gimme more!
Flavors of America
Formerly Hops & Barley, Flavors of America (located in the American Adventure pavilion) sells the same style of American-themed food and drink.
While one might think the America pavilion wouldn’t have a worthy Food and Wine booth, Flavors of America turned out to be one of our favorites this year.
That said, don’t order the Cioppino, a seafood stew with saffron-infused tomato-fennel broth and crostini. Thanks to this particular dish, there is a lingering seafood smell around the booth that is beyond unappetizing (don’t say we didn’t warn you). This also isn’t the best choice for a hot summer day.
- It has a really good beer flight featuring a lager, an IPA, and an Amber Ale (all are excellent)
- Overall, the food is well-priced and tastes good
- There’s a range of seating choices, including picnic tables and indoor high-top tables with chairs inside the American Adventure rotunda
- If you’re eating outside later in the evenings, you can easily listen to the musical groups performing at the America Gardens Theatre during the Eat to the Beat Concert Series
While this whole menu is pretty decent, you definitely can’t go wrong with the Carrot Cake, Italian Hot Beef Sandwich, and the Goose Island Neon Beer Hug IPA.
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
Goose Island Neon Beer Hug IPA
A tropical and citrus forward IPA brewed by Goose Island in Chicago, IL.
Note: this drink is also available in a flight.
Heather: Is this an IPA? This feels like this is an IPA pretending to NOT be an IPA. But maybe it is an IPA and I just don’t know it? It isn’t bad, and it is very kind that it claims to hug me. Hoppy. Little bitter but overall pretty good!
Felicia: Love this IPA. It’s refreshing, nice mellow hop flavor, and not too bitter. This is an IPA for people that aren’t huge IPA fans.
Allyson: This is my favorite out of all the other beers at the both. Has a hoppiness to it that I like and good flavor.
Italian Hot Beef Sandwich
An Italian hot beef sandwich with shaved beef, spicy giardiniera, and au jus on a French roll.
Heather: Just ok…it is so spicy and so salty that I can’t tell what the flavor is supposed to be???
Felicia: This is delicious. The bread to meat ratio is a little off but it all is so flavorful and the jus is nice and salty. Good portion size. Best savory dish at the booth.
Australia (near Port of Entry and across from Refreshment Port) is a returning Food and Wine booth that continues to be a success.
This is a really nice menu that offers solid food and two wines that we think wine lovers will enjoy.
- The booth offers both savory and sweet dishes that all taste great
- While the lamb chop is understandably more on the expensive side, everything else is reasonably priced
- Australia is located near the Canada booth and Refreshment Port, which also have food and drinks we recommend
- There aren’t many wines we suggest trying in the Orlando summer heat, but the white and red served here aren’t bad
If you’re in the mood for a lamb chop and a refreshing beer on a hot day, Australia has you covered.
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.
Coopers Brewery Pacific Pale Ale
A fresh and fruity ale from Coopers Brewery in Australia.
Shannon: Nice light pale ale. Compliments flavors of food sold at this booth nicely.
Heather: I wanted this to have a unique flavor but instead it was just kind of … generic. It isn’t BAD, you just have lots of better options.
Felicia: Very mild pale ale that is super drinkable. I liked this.
Allyson: A solid beer. Has a good flavor. Good for a hot day.
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