Calling all vegetarians who are visiting this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival!
Let’s chat about the best vegetarian (and plant-based) options at Food and Wine. Over the years, Walt Disney World has truly stepped up its game when it comes to offering vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes.
Before diving into the best vegetarian options at Epcot Food and Wine 2023, I want to make a clarification about one dish in particular at this year’s festival — the Impossible Pork Ramen sold at The Noodle Exchange.
This is NOT vegan or vegetarian. Now, you might be asking, “But, Allyson, how can that be since it features Impossible Pork?” We had the same exact question at the festival.
For some reason, this dish is made with Impossible Pork Ramen and “Savory Chicken Broth”! Why? I don’t know and I will never understand. We double checked at the booth and were told that we were correct — this is very much NOT made for vegans and vegetarians. So steer clear and don’t let the “Impossible Pork” fool you.
All right, now let’s get to the Food and Wine vegetarian dishes that are actually worth your time and money.
Our favorite 2023 Food and Wine vegetarian dishes
A small tip before we dive into all of the vegetarian goodness. This year, you can find allergy-friendly options listed in the My Disney Experience app!
All you have to do is search “allergy” and the guide should pop up in the results.
It also probably wouldn’t hurt to speak with someone at the booth to double check ingredients or if you have further questions. Not all of the allergy-friendly items are available in the app, but the booths have allergen guides available for guests to utilize.
For the following items, as far as we know there isn’t hidden stock, gelatin, or other animal byproducts in any of the following items. If you have any concerns or want to verify, be sure to acquire at each marketplace with the chef in charge.
Ok, now let’s start chatting the best vegetarian Food and Wine options!
Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese
The Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese is served with baby potatoes, cornichons (pickles), and several pieces of a baguette.
You can’t go wrong with cheese, potatoes, and bread. You’re served a big portion for a great price. Plus, it’s delicious and filling.
Dark Chocolate Fondue
This Dark Chocolate Fondue comes with berries, pound cake, and meringues. It’s not a super heavy dessert, which is great for a hot day.
The chocolate fondue that I could totally drink straight may not be best during those higher temperatures, but the fruit and meringues balance out the heaviness. It’s a good sweet treat for the price.
FYI: while this was originally listed as plant-based, it’s not.
Talk about a perfect piece of cake. The Lamington is yellow cake with a raspberry filling dipped in chocolate and coconut. If you like all of those ingredients, then this is for you.
I’m someone who likes more cake than frosting, which is why I love the Lamington. It’s not dense and full of flavor.
Impossible Buffalo Chicken Tenders
Finally! Brew-Wing has “wings” vegetarians and vegans can eat!
The Impossible buffalo Chicken Tenders are served with plant-based blue cheese, plant-based ranch, and celery.
I love that you can use a fork and knife to eat these. It makes for less mess. Be warned that they do have some heat, but I didn’t think they were bad and I don’t normally do spicy.
Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Mmmm, I can’t get enough of these Crispy Brussels Sprouts. They come with buffalo sauce, plant-based blue cheese, and plant-based ranch.
These are absolutely delicious, great for sharing, and priced nicely. They also pair well with the Impossible Buffalo Chicken Tenders making the perfect meal!
I don’t normally include beverages on this list, but the Twinings Pomegranate and Raspberry Herbal Tea fused with orange ice cream molecules is worth it.
Not only is this non-alcoholic and kid-friendly, but it’s accidentally vegan. That’s right, the “ice cream molecules” are plant-based. The drink isn’t listed as plant-based, but, trust us, it is!
These types of drinks are usually too sweet for me, but this was very refreshing and didn’t taste artificial. You can also keep the cute cup.
The Impossible Burger Slider
I don’t think I will ever leave the Impossible Burger Slide (with wasabi cream and spicy slaw on a sesame seed bun) off this list.
While you used to be able to order this at the former Earth Eats (the booth didn’t return this year), you can now find it at Flavors From Fire.
It really is the best plant-based slider.
Freshly Baked Carrot Cake
Get in my belly! That’s what I usually say to carrot cake that’s slathered in walnuts and cream cheese icing.
The Freshly Baked Carrot Cake in America never fails to be amazing. It can be a little heavy on a hot day, but it remains one of the best desserts at the Food and Wine Festival.
Pickle Fries served with dill ranch are probably the best new item at this year’s Food and Wine.
While they technically aren’t fries (they’re deep fried pickle spears), nobody cares because they are so darn good.
I could eat these all day long. They are definitely a must-try.
Adobo Yuca Fries
Yuca fries aren’t for everyone, but ever since I tried them at Nomad Lounge in Animal Kingdom, I’m obsessed.
I’m so happy the Adobo Yuca Fries with garlic-cilantro aïoli returned to The Fry Basket. You get a big serving size for an affordable price.
Some find these too salty, but not me!
Crispy layers of phyllo dough? Check. A lovely filling of spinach and feta cheese? Check.
The Spanakopita tasted extra good this year and I’m not sure why. The Greece booth never fails with this dish.
Griddled Cheese with pistachios and honey is a unique offering that thankfully keeps coming back to the Greece marketplace.
It’s griddled cheese! Who doesn’t want this amazingness? The photo doesn’t it do the dish justice. You just need to try it for yourself. Plus, it only costs $5.00.
Potato and Pea Samosa
Overall, the India booth is top-notch. It rarely has a line and offers both great food and beverage items.
Specifically, I’m a huge fan of the Potato and Pea Samosa with coriander-lime cream. In the past, I found these too spicy, but not in 2023.
The Tostada at the Mexcio marketplace normally comes with braised pork on a fried corn tortilla with black beans, avocado mousse, queso fresco, and chives.
But, if you don’t like pork or don’t eat meat, you can order it without the pork and add extra black beans!
It’s a little pricey at $7.75, but it’s super tasty. If you’re craving something from Mexico, this is a solid choice.
You can never go wrong with the Spicy Githeri at Refreshment Outpost. It comes with white beans, pigeon peas, Ben’s original quinoa and ancient grains medley, and Kachumbari slaw.
This does have a unique flavor that not everyone will enjoy, so keep that in mind. It reminds me of a lot of the dishes served at Tusker House in Animal Kingdom.
You get a lot for your money and it makes for a great meal.
Fried Falafel Pita
In my opinion, Tangierine Café can do no wrong, including when it comes to falafel.
The Fried Falafel Pita is served with tahini sauce and it is delicious. There’s also lettuce and tomato sprinkled at the bottom.
This can be messy to eat, so grab lots of napkins (and maybe a fork and knife).
Stone-Baked Moroccan Bread
Bread served with three types of dips? Yes, please.
This year, the Stone-Baked Moroccan Bread comes with hummus, chermoula, and zhoug dips. While it doesn’t look super exciting, this bread is on another level. Plus, every dip is fantastic.
The hummus, though? I need Tangierine Café’s recipe. There is something special about this hummus.
The Pistachio Cake with cinnamon pastry cream and candied walnuts tastes as good as it looks. It’s so pretty, right?
If you love pistachio and cinnamon, you’re going to want this cake. The flavors complement each other extremely well.
Other Vegetarian Options at Epcot Food and Wine 2023
The list above features all the things that I (and my co-workers) think are the best vegetarian items from this year’s festival, but, there are a few more options at other Food and Wine marketplaces.
I don’t think they are as good as the menu items above, but you might want to try them for yourself!
Have you tried any of these vegetarian items yet at the 2023 Epcot Food and Wine Festival? What’s your favorite? What can’t you wait to order? Let us know in the comments!
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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.
Curious about all the other booths? Make sure to read over our collection of 2023 Epcot Food And Wine Global Marketplace Menus, Photos, and Reviews. We’ve reviewed every booth at this year’s festival, and we definitely have some opinions and advice to share. And, if you’re heading to the festival this year, you’ll also want to check out our Complete Guide to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. It will provide you with valuable insights on what to expect, tips on planning your visit, and plenty of other useful information.
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