It’s no secret that visiting Walt Disney World costs money, especially when it comes to eating and drinking.
And if you attend one of Epcot’s seasonal festivals? Well, that’s a whole other expense.
If you’re looking to save money (or at least get your money’s worth) at this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, go no further.
There are several booths that not only serve up decent-sized food portions, but that are also reasonably priced.
Festival items can certainly be overpriced, especially when you’re being served smaller plates. But, you can get your bang for your buck by focusing on the following offerings and booths at this year’s Food and Wine.
To be clear, our choices are based on both portion and price. We are also only including the dishes we personally tried when the festival kicked off on July 15, 2021.
At the beginning of the festival, only 25 booths opened. Then, in August, 7 more opened, including many new outdoor kitchens that we have yet to taste.
We will be sure to update this post, if necessary, after experiencing the 9 additional booths that weren’t open during our initial trip at the festival. We plan to tackle the remaining booths during the 50th anniversary celebration.
Keep in mind that not everything at the booths listed are best values, but there are still quite a few options. We point out what you may want try when it comes to both portion and pricing.
Now, let’s chat the best values at Epcot Food and Wine 2021.
Just like the Mexico pavilion, the Mexico booth is a popular one and for good reason.
This year’s booth is definitely a hit. Not only are the food offerings tasty, but you’re served a hefty portion compared to many other plates featured at the different marketplaces.
As you can see below, the Chilaquiles con Chorizo was one of our favorites (minus myself, who is a vegetarian).
Do you see the serving size? It’s basically the entire plate. Plus, it only costs $7, which really isn’t bad for food purchased at Disney, let alone an Epcot festival.
Here’s a look at our reviews and ratings for this particular offering.
Chilaquiles con Chorizo
Crispy corn tortillas tossed in salsa verde and monterey jack cheese topped with crema Mexicana, queso cotija, pickled onions, and ground chorizo.
Special Diets: N/A
Shannon: Generous portion, delicious taste, nice mild kick.
Heather: Spicy and salty and very good. The spice level might be a bit for delicate mouths. Just an all-round good mix of textures and flavors.
Felicia: I didn’t expect to like this as much as I did but it’s delicious. So flavorful and the perfect mix of meat, cheese, and corn tortilla. The tortillas were not crispy as the description suggests, but I still loved it. I also dislike chili powder flavor and I didn’t get that in this dish.
The Mexico booth at this year’s Food & Wine is definitely not to be missed.
If you want to spend less money by making sure you’re eating filling dishes, this is the outdoor kitchen to try.
You do not want to sleep on the Refreshment Outpost (between China and Germany).
If you’re unaware, this is a permanent Quick Service spot at Epcot and not strictly part of Food and Wine.
In addition to exclusive festival offerings, you can also order standard theme park food here, like soft-serve ice cream, hot dogs, frozen drinks, and other beers.
As for this year’s festival items, there’s a plant-based Spicy Githeri with white beans, pigeon peas, quinoa and ancient grains medley, and kachumbari slaw.
You definitely get your bang for your buck with the Spicy Githeri. Look how much you get! And for — wait for it — $4.75! What?
Here’s why we enjoyed it so much.
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.
Special Diets: Plant-based
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.
In addition to the Spicy Githeri, you can order a full-sized Allspice Hard Cider brewed by 3 Daughters Brewing and it is seriously good, if you’re a cider fan.
Yes, the beverage is a little pricey at $9.75, but remember you’re paying for a big beer and it’s Disney. Also, it pairs really well with the Spicy Githeri.
The Noodle Exchange
While The Noodle Exchange wasn’t one of our favorite booths (except for the Playalinda Brewing Company Yaupon Brothers Green Tea Pale Ale — so good!), big portions are served here for a decent price.
Just look at the menu:
Now, you may not want a bowl of pho or noodles on a hot day, but these are super light dishes.
Out of all of them, we enjoyed the Shrimp and Coconut Curry Rice Noodles.
Take a look.
Shrimp and Coconut Curry Rice Noodles
Shrimp and Coconut Curry Rice Noodles served with shiitake mushrooms and a savory thai basil.
Special Diets: Gluten-friendly
Shannon: Fantastic mix of flavors. Spicy food lovers will love this.
Felicia: This has a nice amount of heat to the spice and I love it. This is great.
For only $6.25 (this is the most expensive, the other food items are only $5.50), you’re definitely not breaking the bank and also getting a satisfying dish.
This is yet another booth that we found to be just ok.
The options are pretty basic, but the portion sizes are nice, along with the prices.
Brew-Wing is a good choice if you’re not comfortable going outside of your food comfort zone.
You can order, you guessed it, wings, and also flatbreads. This might be a good choice if you’re traveling with picky eaters.
Now, the wings weren’t anything out-of-this-world, but they’re not horrible. They’re wings. Plus, you get plenty that you can eat all by yourself or even share.
Let’s take a look at the Garlic Parmesan Wings.
Garlic Parmesan Wings
Classic bone-in chicken wings coated in garlic parmesan sauce and served with celery and ranch.
Special Diets: Gluten friendly
Shannon: Fine but flavors a bit too mild.
Heather: Decent flavor, but a little bit dry.
Felicia: The garlic and parmesan flavors are relatively mild and the wing is nice and crispy.
This is also a good booth to try if you like cider and beer.
We really liked the Wicked Weed Brewing Watermelon Dragonfruit Session Sour. For a sour, this isn’t sour at all and tastes more like a watermelon Jolly Rancher. It’s super refreshing!
You can even order a flight of beer or a flight of cider — each for only $9.75.
The Earth Eats booth is hosted by Impossible, meaning the menu is completely plant-based.
As much as we highly-recommend the Impossible Burger Slider (and the Spiced Apple Twinings of London, Chai Tea with Whiskey), there is one menu item that’s full of flavor — and worth the size and cost.
It’s the Impossible Three-Bean Chili!
This chili certainly wouldn’t be our first choice on a hot summer day, but if you want something filling for a decent price, it’s a great option.
Just look this chili!
Impossible Three-Bean Chili
A plant-based and gluten-friendly chili made from Impossible meat, which is a meatless ground-beef substitute.
Special Diets: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Shannon: Solid flavors but hard to imagine eating in the hot festival weather.
Heather: I’m not a chili fan and I’m not a vegetarian but I really liked this. Not too spicy, and not too thick.
Felicia: This is good and tastes just like normal chili. Couldn’t tell it was plant-based. I wouldn’t want to eat it outside in the heat, though.
Allyson: This is full of great flavor and very good, but not the best option for a hot day.
If you want to eat an entire bowl of chili yourself, this should be your go-to. If not, this is very shareable.
Seeing as Food and Wine runs through Nov. 20, you can always wait to try this when the weather cools down (you know, cools down for Orlando, that is).
Flavors From Fire
Flavors from Fire’s entire menu is spot-on. Yes, it’s also full of flavor and fire.
As you can see on the menu below, you get a lot for your money. We recommend the entire booth, but the two savory options outweigh the S’mores Whoopie Pie-lon.
For example, there’s no shortage of the Corned Beef Corner Route that only costs $5.50.
The Corned Beef Corner Route
Crispy potatoes topped with smoked corned beef, cheese curds, pickled onions, and beer cheese fondue.
Special Diets: N/A
Shannon: Wow. Didn’t know what to expect but the flavors all come together so nicely – and with a nice crunch from the potatoes.
Heather: Can confirm that the cheese curds squeak in your teeth. Smoky. Warm. Creamy. All my favorite things.
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.
You really can’t go wrong here.
If you don’t want to run around to different booths, just eat at Flavors from Fire. Both your stomach and wallet will be satisfied.
You can never go wrong with the Germany booth.
We especially loved the Schinkennudeln, which is pasta gratin with ham, onions, and cheese.
The portion size also helps! And, it only costs $4.50.
Just look at this cheesy goodness. Admittedly, I wish there was a vegetarian version of this, but maybe next year? *fingers crossed*
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.
Special Diets: N/A
Shannon: Looks great, decent portion, but lacked much flavor.
Heather: I really love all the things at this booth. And “pasta with meaty bits” is not only my nickname, but it is also exactly how I’d describe this German delight.
Felicia: This was delicious. Like a baked macaroni with little chunks of ham mixed in. Not too creamy, which I loved.
Again, you can’t go wrong with Germany. Plus, there’s plenty of seating to kick back, relax, and enjoy all of the goodness you’re about to eat.
Similar to Refreshment Outpost, Refreshment Port (on your right as you head towards Canada) is another permanent Quick Service spot that serves festival exclusives.
There is both the Traditional Poutine and the Braised Beef Poutine.
The Traditional costs less at $7.50. Actually, we preferred this over the Braised Beef, which is priced at $9.50.
You certainly get your money’s worth and the Traditional is worth every penny.
French fries topped with Boursin Cracked Black Pepper crumbles, cheese curds, and brown gravy.
Special Diets: N/A
Shannon: Nicely sized, incredible taste in the cheese.
Heather: French fries topped with gravy and cheese curds is my love language. It’s really, really good – salty but GOOOD.
Felicia: The cracked black pepper is a surprisingly delicious and important addition to this. Fries were fresh and crispy and the whole dish had great flavor.
If you’re also in the mood for dessert, we can’t recommend the Maple Boursin Cheesecake enough. It’s a $4.50 slice of heaven.
Oh, and the Playalinda Brewing Company Luna Lemonade Ale? A $9.75 glass of perfection.
The Swanky Saucy Swine
What a name! The Swanky Saucy Swine serves up a variety of pork dishes.
They are all reasonably priced, too, especially the Crispy Pig Ear Salad. I know, the name isn’t doing the dish any favors.
But, some of us here at WDW Prep School were pleasantly surprised by this item, which only costs $5.25. You also get a lot!
Thankfully, this salad looks much more appetizing than you might think. You probably wouldn’t even guess what it contained if you didn’t know.
Either way, you get a generous portion for a decent price — and you can be an adventurous eater in the process.
Crispy Pig Ear Salad
A salad made with crispy pig ear, fire roasted tomatillo sauce, pickled red onions, queso fresco, roasted corn salsa, and avocado cream.
Special Diets: Gluten-friendly
Shannon: Name may scare many away, but presentation is nice and flavors blend together nicely.
Felicia: If you aren’t bothered by the idea of eating pig ears, this is surprisingly tasty. The accompaniments are delicious together and overshadow (for me) the fact I’m eating pig ear.
If you’re not a pork fan, you’ll probably want to steer clear of The Swanky Saucy Swine. But, if you are, definitely give it a try.
Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina
Tangierine Café in the Morocco pavilion reopened during Food and Wine as a festival marketplace.
Called Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina, the menu features three kinds of Grilled Kebabs, a Fried Falafel Pita (this can be hit or miss, depending who you ask), Stone-baked Moroccan bread with three dips, and a beautifully delicious Pistachio Cake.
We preferred the Pistachio Cake out of everything, but the Stone-baked Moroccan Bread is another hit.
Bread? Yes, please. Dips? Double yes, please.
For $5, you can’t go wrong here.
Stone-baked Moroccan Bread
Moroccan bread baked on a stone and served with hummus, zaalouk, and zhoug dips.
Special Diets: N/A
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 zaalouk has a great spice.
Allyson: The bread was soft and the dips? All three are so good, especially the hummus! Love!
Typically, Tangierine Café is no stranger to serving all kinds of goodness, especially for vegetarians.
And if you just want a quick snack, the Stone-baked Moroccan Bread and dips is the way to go.
Food & Wine Booth map
Check out all of the booths for the 2021 Food and Wine Festival on the map below, including our favorite overall booths, favorite items at each booth, and locations for indoor seating.
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Food & Wine Festival Booth links
Ready to explore more Food & Wine Festival booths? Take a look at the links below for menus and reviews.
- Kenya – NEW!
- Lobster Landing – NEW!
- Mac & Eats – NEW!
- The Noodle Exchange – NEW!
- Refreshment Outpost
- Refreshment Port hosted by Boursin® Cheese
- Rotunda Bistro – NEW!
- Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE®
- The Swanky Saucy Swine – NEW!
- Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina – NEW!
Food and Wine Festival data
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Read more about this year’s 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’ve put together so far!
- 2021 Food & Wine Festival Map (interactive & with all our favorites)
- Complete Guide to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival
- Our favorite Epcot Food & Wine booths
- Best seating areas at Food & Wine (with indoor and outdoor options)
- The best vegetarian options at this year’s Food & Wine Festival
- How we prepared for Epcot Food & Wine 2021
- PODCAST – Our favorite Food & Wine Festival Booths (with daily updates)
- A Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Ends On November 22
- Passholders Receive Discount At Select Festival Of The Holidays Kitchens
- 2021 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Will Begin In July
- Tokyo Dining In Epcot’s Japan Pavilion Is Reopening For A Limited Time
- Taste of Epcot International Festival Of The Arts Begins In January 2021
- Best Values At Epcot Food and Wine 2021 - September 8, 2021
- Club Cool & Creations Shop Will Open September 2021 At Epcot - September 7, 2021
- Space 220 Will Finally Open On September 20 At Epcot - September 2, 2021