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The BEST & WORST Food and Drinks at the 2024 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The BEST & WORST Food and Drinks at the 2024 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival has over 150 items to choose from – and most people won’t have the time (or the stomach capacity!) to try it all.

Wondering where to start? We’ve done the legwork for you, spending the first 2 days of the 2024 festival sampling everything available.

There were a lot of hits, a few misses, and everything in between. So, if you’re looking for the best of this year’s Flower and Garden Festival, check out our list below.

(And if you’re trying to figure out where NOT to spend your money, we also included a list of the things we enjoyed the least, too.)

Best Food at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2024

Our rating scale has 5 as the highest and 1 as the lowest. So, if a menu item scores 5 out of 5, you know it’s good!

Although we truly loved a TON at this festival (which isn’t always the case), the following food options scored 4.7 and above, making them our overall top-rated food dishes.

But there are dozens more that were close to the cut. You can find those listed in the data we’ve linked at the bottom of this post.

Citrus Blossom

This booth not only wins for having the cutest mascot (Orange Bird) but it also knocks it out of the park with their delicious shrimp!

Orange Sesame Tempura Shrimp

Sesame Tempura Shrimp served with an orange chile sauce.

Orange Sesame Tempura Shrimp 2024
  • Price: $7.00
  • Special Diets: N/A
  • Rating: 5.0/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Fantastic portion, light breading, orange chile sauce is a great flavor component to the shrimp.
Felicia: The tempura battering is cooked well and is super crunchy and fresh. My only complaint is there isn’t enough of the orange sauce.

Florida Fresh

While you can also get a lobster tail here (which is a great value if you’re using a Disney Dining Plan Snack Credit), it was the miniature Cuban sandwich that stole our hearts.

Florida Fresh menu 2024


A miniature Cuban sandwich made with mojo-marinated pork belly, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and stone ground mustard sauce.

Cubanito 2024
  • Price: $6.50
  • Special Diets: N/A
  • Rating: 5.0/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Admittedly I’m a huge fan of Cuban sandwiches, and I do really like this one. Mustard really comes through and all the flavors are delicious.
Heather: Hella delicious! COME ON – this is a hearty little snack and oh so yummy!
Felicia: Great flavors on perfectly crispy bread. Love it.

Honey Bee-stro

Hands down, the Chicken and Wafflesone of the most filling and delicious options at the Flower and Garden Festival.

Honey Bee-stro menu board 2024

Chicken and Waffles

Crispy honey-brined chicken and honey sweet cornbread waffle with whipped honey butter and spicy honey.

Chicken and waffles 2024
  • Price: $6.75
  • Special Diets: N/A
  • Rating: 5.0/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Sooo good. Surprising flavors in the waffle. Has a little kick to it.
Heather: It is sweet, a little spicy, and really, really good.
Felicia: What a fun twist on chicken and waffles. The corn bread waffle is tasty and soft. The chicken is crispy and spicy in a good way. And the honey butter is the perfect amount of sweet.

Tangierine Cafe

If we could only have 1 flatbread the rest of our lives, we want it to be this one.

Tangierine Cafe menu board 2024

Mediterranean Flatbread

Mediterranean Flatbread with chermoula, roasted vegetables, artichokes, olives, and feta cheese.

Mediterranean Flatbread 2024
  • Price: $6.00
  • Special Diets: N/A
  • Rating: 5.0/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Yum yum yum. What a fantastically colorful and flavorful flatbread. Great size too – could make a light lunch if it.
Heather: One of my favorite items at this festival. The tangy cheese with the sweet tomatoes and the bite of the olives – DELISH. This is not your generic flatbread!
Felicia: Absolutely delicious. The bread is doughy but holds up to the toppings. Lots of good flavors with the sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, and olives. The cheese and sauce on top are also so flavorful and delicious. Huge portion. Love.

La Isla Fresca

Honestly, you could order anything from here and be happy – including the Coconut Tres Leches cake which is how we imagine heaven might be.

La Isla Fresca booth menu board 2024

Coconut Tres Leches

Coconut Tres Leches is a vanilla cake soaked in oat milk, almond milk, and coconut milk with toasted coconut. This dish is also part of the Garden Graze, the food crawl where you can earn a prize.

Coconut Tres Leches 2024
  • Price: $5.00
  • Special Diets: Plant-Based
  • Rating: 4.7/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Love the light coconut flavor. Manages to be soft without being soggy.
Heather: One of my favorite sweets from this festival! Loved it. Coconut without being fake and not too sweet.
Felicia: This was so good. The coconut is light, the whipped topping is light and perfectly sweet, not too much. The cake is moist and delicious but not soggy. So good and perfect on a hot day if you need (or want) a dessert.

Jardin de Fiestas

There is a reason this booth always seems to have a long line – and their savory items for this year’s festival are definitely worth the wait!

Jardin de Fiestas booth menu 2024

Tamale de Rajas

Poblano peppers, corn, and cheese in masa topped with poblano cream sauce, crema mexicana, pickled carrots and onions with chives.

Tamale de Rajas 2024
  • Price: $8.75
  • Special Diets: N/A
  • Rating: 4.7/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Don’t even normally like tamales but this is delicious. Good portion and love the creamy sauce.
Heather: Me before my first bite “I don’t like the texture of tamales.” Me after my first bite: GET YOUR GRIMY HANDS OFF MY LATEST OBSESSION! This is delicious. And hearty. Loved it!
Felicia: Everything about this is delicious. It’s cheesy, a bit tangy from the salsa verde, and the corn on the tamale is perfect. Big portion, too.

Magnolia Terrace

While all of this panini is a delight, the olive salad is *chef’s kiss*.

Magnolia Terrace menu board 2024

Muffuletta Panini

A muffuletta panini with ham, salami, mortadella, provolone, and Swiss with olive salad.

Muffuletta Panini 2024
  • Price: $6.25
  • Special Diets: N/A
  • Rating: 4.7/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Nice portion, good flavors. Slightly salty.
Heather: So very good. Love the olives. Great flavor – nice portion size
Felicia: Huge portion, so much delicious melty cheese, salty olive salad complements that complements the sandwich well. The bread on the muffuletta is crispy and great.

Northern Bloom

Canada came in strong this festival! We recommend starting with the beef tenderloin and then maybe following that up with the cake as a chaser.

Northern Bloom menu board 2024

Beef Tenderloin Tips

Beef tenderloin tips, mushroom bordelaise sauce, and whipped potatoes with garden vegetables.

Beef Tenderloin Tips 2024
  • Price: $7.25
  • Special Diets: N/A
  • Rating: 4.7/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Really loved this. Better than previous years. Tender meat, delicious potatoes and crunchy carrots.
Heather: The mashed potatoes and gravy are on point. The beef was incredibly tender. I didn’t love this last year-but bless the Canadians for giving us this mouth masterpiece.
Felicia: The bordelaise sauce and mashed potatoes are good and the beef this year is super tender and delicious. So much better than last year and I love it.

Best Drinks at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2024

And now for the drinks. All of these drinks scored at least a 4.7 out of 5 and would definitely be things we’d all purchase again (and again!).


Germany always has some of our favorite beers!

Bauernmarkt menu board 2024

Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier

A pale amber wheat with notes of banana and clove brewed by Weihenstephaner in Bavaria, Germany
Note: this drink is also available in a flight.

Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier 2024
  • Price: $5.75 (6 oz.) / $9.75 (12 oz.)
  • Made with alcohol? Yes
  • Rating: 4.7/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Loved this one. Light but delicious.
Heather: This beer is like finding a long lost friend. It’s what a beer should be.
Felicia: Delicious. Orange and clove is strong, but in a good way. It’s still light and refreshing. Love it.


Japan surprised us this year! Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of the drinks on the menu for 2024, but the lemonade, cocktail, and the beer were our favorites.

Hanami booth menu board 2024

Watermelon-Strawberry Lemonade

A tart and refreshing watermelon flavored lemonade.

Watermelon-Strawberry Lemonade 2024
  • Price: $6.75
  • Made with alcohol? No
  • Rating: 4.7/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Yummmm. The light watermelon flavors are so fresh.
Heather: Delicious lemonade – incredibly refreshing and the combo of strawberries and watermelon really works.
Felicia: So tart and fresh and overall refreshing. Love the strawberry flavor. There are a lot of seeds though but that doesn’t bother me.

Cherry Blossom Green Tea Pilsner

A crisp and refreshing pilsner brewed with cherry blossoms and green tea by Orange Blossom Brewing in Orlando, FL.

Cherry Blossom Green Tea Pilsner 2024
  • Price: $5.00 (6 oz.) / $9.50 (12 oz.)
  • Made with alcohol? Yes
  • Rating: 4.7/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: This fruity Pilsner is fantastic. Perfect for this festival.
Heather: Definitely notes of orange without being sweet or overpowering. Would get a large sized version!
Felicia: I love this beer. Tastes the perfect amount like cherry blossom. It’s not too sweet though and it’s such a fun and unique flavor. Highly recommend.

Ichigo Breeze Cocktail

A sake based cocktail made with flavors of strawberry and watermelon.

Ichigo Breeze Cocktail 2024
  • Price: $7.75
  • Made with alcohol? Yes
  • Rating: 4.7/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Love the combo of the fresh watermelon and sake. Small portion.
Heather: Very refreshing! I enjoy it because it isn’t sickeningly sweet or too heavy on the alcohol! Watermelon and strawberry are a winning team.
Felicia: This could be served colder, but it’s otherwise delicious. The sake blends perfectly with the strawberry lemonade. So refreshing. Can recommend both versions. There are seeds though if that sort of thing bothers you.

Refreshment Outpost

The Refreshment Outpost is open year-round, but during the festivals they have several selections that are exclusive and we almost always love at least one of them!

Refreshment Outpost menu board 2024

SweetWater Brewing Co. Fruit Punch IPA

A fruit punch flavored India pale ale brewed by SweetWater Brewing Co. in

SweetWater Brewing Co. Fruit Punch IPA 2024
  • Price: $12.00
  • Made with alcohol? Yes
  • Rating: 5.0/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: So good! The light fruit punch taste is a welcome addition.
Heather: My favorite out of all of the beers and ciders here. Not usually an IPA fan but this is delicious and fruity.
Felicia: The fruit flavor on this is not overt but is definitely present. Could drink this all day. Tastes like fruit punch beer.

Refreshment Port

Don’t sleep on Refreshment Port during the festivals. Much like Refreshment Outpost, they too have festival exclusives, and nearly always we’ll love at least one of them!

Refreshment Port menu board 2024

Country Boy Brewing Orange Cream Hard Cider

A hard cider with flavors of orange and vanilla that are reminiscent of orange push-pops, brewed by Country Boy Brewing in Kentucky.

Country Boy Brewing Orange Cream Hard Cider 2024
  • Price: $12.00
  • Made with alcohol? Yes
  • Rating: 4.7/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Deliciously creamy and light cider. Great portion size. Love.
Heather: It’s not over the top creamy, but it is very good! It only comes in a large size – which is okay because it is easy to drink!
Felicia: Generally don’t like creamy beers but this one isn’t too creamy and the orange is refreshing. I like this one.

United Kingdom Beer Cart

This year, the UK Beer Cart has 1 festival item, and we were all surprised just how much we loved it!

Scottish Thistle (NEW)

Fords Gin with lemon and blackcurrant-cucumber syrup garnished with cucumber.

scottish thistle uk flower and garden festival
  • Price: $9.75
  • Made with alcohol? Yes
  • Rating: 5/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Holy moly what a great slushy drink. Refreshing, delicious combo of flavors.
Heather: Ok whaaaaa? I know I say I don’t like cucumbers but this is like REALLY good. Light and refreshing.
Felicia: Delicious and fresh. Cucumber flavor is strong so definitely need to like that to like this drink. Can’t taste the liquor.

Our Least Favorite Items From This Year’s Festival

Ok, we’ve covered the hits, but what about the misses? Here are the top food and drinks we’d tell our friends to pass on. All of these scored less than a 3/5:

Food to Skip

Lotus House

  • 1.7/5 – Spicy Mala Chicken Skewer with creamy peanut sauce
  • 1.7/5 – Pan-fried Vegetable Dumplings
  • 2.5/5 – House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons


  • 2.3/5 – Potato Pancakes with house-made apple sauce (if you can get this fresh, it is delicious, but if it has sat for a while, it is pretty icky)


  • 2.3/5 – Biscuit and Gravy with IMPOSSIBLE Chicken Fried Steak and IMPOSSIBLE Sausage Gravy (New)


  • 2.3/5 – Steam Bun filled with vegetables and plant-based soy meat (New)
  • 2.7/5 – Frushi: Strawberry, pineapple, and lychee wrapped in coconut rice and pink soy wrap served with whipped cream, drizzled raspberry sauce, and toasted coconut

Primavera Kitchen

  • 2.5/5 – Arrabbiata: Pennette pasta, spicy tomato sauce, and buttery shrimp (New)
  • 2.7/5 – Quattro Formaggi: Pennette pasta and four-cheese sauce (New)


  • 2.7/5 – Orange Bird Liege Waffle

Trowel and Trellis

  • 2.7/5 – Soy-glazed Sticky Ribs with green onions and peanuts

Drinks to Skip


  • 1.0/5 – Apfelschaumwein: Apple Sparkling Wine and Apple Liqueur

Pineapple Promenade

  • 1.3/5 – Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Pineapple Wine

Jardin de Fiestas

  • 1.7/5 – Lychee Margarita: Centinela Blanco Tequila, lychee liqueur, citrus juice, and agave nectar (New)


  • 1.7/5 – Froot Loops Shake (Non-alcoholic beverage)
  • 2.7/5 – Peach Bellini

Lotus House

  • 2.0/5 – Dragon Dynasty: Baijiu spirit, light rum, dragon fruit syrup, piña colada mix, and soda water (New)
  • 2.0/5 – Tropical Moon: Vodka, triple sec, passion fruit syrup, soda water, and white boba pearls
  • 2.3/5 – Mango Bubble Tea (Non-alcoholic beverage)
  • 2.3/5 – Lucky Peach: Peach whiskey, oolong tea, honey, lemon juice, and soda water (New)

Primavera Kitchen

  • 2.3/5 – Prosecco
  • 2.7/5 – Italian Red Sangria

Honey Bee-stro

  • 2.3/5 – Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine
  • 2.3/5 – Honey-Peach Cobbler Freeze with blueberry vodka and streusel

2024 Flower & Garden Booth map

Check out all of the booths for the 2024 Flower and Garden Festival on the map below, including our favorite individual menu items and favorite overall booths from across the festival.

(Save to your phone to easily reference later!)

Flower & Garden Festival data

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 Flower & Garden planning purposes.

flower and garden festival data

Megan R.

Thursday 18th of April 2024

I find the festival's gourmet offerings to be a mixed bag. It seems like the emphasis is more on novelty than quality. Would love to be proven wrong this year.

Chris F.

Tuesday 9th of April 2024

Heard Bauernmarkt's got good drinks, but I’m there for the food. Hope my stomach has room for both!

Kimberley W.

Friday 5th of April 2024

Any tips on the best spots at the festival for kids? Want to make sure there’s something they’ll enjoy too.

Shannon Albert

Friday 19th of April 2024

Yep! We have a whole post on doing F&G with kids -

Tom H.

Sunday 31st of March 2024

I just don't get why people rave about festival food. It’s pricey and not always great. Is Epcot's Flower and Garden really that different?


Thursday 28th of March 2024

Tangierine Cafe seems like a splendid place to experience flavors from Morocco. Love the inclusion of diverse cuisines at the festival.