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Best Vegetarian Options at Epcot Food and Wine 2023

Best Vegetarian Options at Epcot Food and Wine 2023

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.

Noodle Exchange Impossible Pork Ramen

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.

epcot food and wine allergy options guide in my disney experience app

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

  • Location: The Alps in the Germany pavilion
  • Price: $5.25
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item? Yes
  • Special diets: None
Alps Raclette

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

  • Location: The Alps in the Germany pavilion
  • Price: $5.50
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item? No
  • Special diets: None
Alps 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.


Lamington

  • Location: Australia at Port of Entry
  • Price: $4.50
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item? No
  • Special diets: None
Australia Lamington

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

  • Location: Brew-Wing in the Odyssey pavilion
  • Price: $7.50
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item? No
  • Special diets: Plant-based
Brew Wing Impossible 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

  • Location: Brew-Wing in the Odyssey pavilion
  • Price: $5.00
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item? No
  • Special diets: Plant-based, gluten-friendly
Brew Wing Brussel 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!


Frozen Fusion

  • Location: Brew-Wing in the Odyssey pavilion
  • Price: $4.75
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item? No
  • Special diets: Plant-based
frozen fusion at brew-wing

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

  • Location: Flavors From Fire near Creations Shop and Test Track
  • Price: $6.00
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item? No
  • Special diets: Plant-based
Flavors From Fire Impossible 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

  • Location: Flavors of America in America pavilion
  • Price: $4.50
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item? No
  • Special diets: No
America 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

  • Location: The Fry Basket near Test Track
  • Price: $5.50
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item? No
  • Special diets: None
pickle fries - the fry basket - epcot 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

  • Location: The Fry Basket near Test Track
  • Price: $5.50
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item?
  • Special diets: Plant-based, gluten-friendly
Fry Basket Yuca

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!


Spanakopita

  • Location: Greece between Japan and Morocco pavilions
  • Price: $4.75
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item? No
  • Special diets: None
Spanakopita Greece

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

  • Location: Greece between Japan and Morocco pavilions
  • Price: $5.00
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item? Yes
  • Special diets: Gluten-friendly
Greece Griddled Cheese

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

  • Location: India between China pavilion and Refreshment Outpost
  • Price: $5.50
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item? No
  • Special diets: Plant-based
India 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.


Tostada

  • Location: Mexico near Mexico pavilion
  • Price: $7.75
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item? No
  • Special diets: Be sure ask (allergen guides available upon request)
tostada with extra black beans and no pork - mexico - epcot food and wine

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.


Spicy Githeri

  • Location: Refreshment Outpost between China and Germany pavilions
  • Price: $5.00
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item?
  • Special diets: Plant-based, gluten-friendly
spicy githeri - refreshment outpost - epcot food and wine

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

  • Location: Tangierine Café in Morocco pavilion
  • Price: $5.50
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item? No
  • Special diets: Plant-based
Tangierine Cafe Falafel

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

  • Location: Tangierine Café in Morocco pavilion
  • Price: $5.00
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item? No
  • Special diets: Plant-based
Tangierine Cafe 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.


Pistachio Cake

  • Location: Tangierine Café in Morocco pavilion
  • Price: $4.75
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage item? No
  • Special diets: None
pistachio cake - tangierine cafe - epcot food and wine

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!

  • Belgium: Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache; Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream
  • Brazil: Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread
  • Flavors From Fire: Spiced Chocolate Tart with BBQ Potato Chip Crust, Salted Whisky-Caramel and Smoked Sea Salt
  • France: Beignet aux Trois Fromages: Warm Beignet filled with a 3-Cheese Blend; Crème Brûlée Vanille à la Confiture de Fraises: Vanilla Crème Brûlée with House-Made Strawberry Jam
  • The Fry Basket: Fry 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)
  • Germany: Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce
  • Greece: Plant-Based Impossible Moussaka (Plant-based)
  • Hawaii: Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts
  • India: Curry-Spiced Crispy Cheese with Mango-Curry Ketchup
  • Ireland: Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard
  • Italy: Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake with Vanilla Cream and Strawberry Compote
  • Mexico: Pastel Impossible (Layers of Traditional Mexican Flan and Tres Leches with Guava and Cajeta)
  • The Noodle Exchange: Ramen with Tofu, Shiitake Mushrooms, Pickled Carrots and Daikon Radish, Shaved Peppers and Baby Bok Choy in Citrus-Sesame Broth (Plant-based)
  • Shimmering Sips: Guava Cake with Whipped Cream and Coconut (Plant-based)
  • Connections Café and Eatery: Remy Liege Waffle: Cream Cheese Liege Waffle with Cream Cheese Icing, Graham Cracker Crumbs and a Remy Chocolate Garnish

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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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.

Shannon (Founder)

  • Likes: Almost everything
  • Dislikes: Beers that taste “stinky,” anything too salty
  • Dietary Restrictions: None

Heather (Editor)

  • 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

VIDEO: Our Favorites from 2023 Food and Wine


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.



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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Larissa

Thursday 12th of October 2023

Thank you so much for listing all the vegetarian options. It's surprisingly hard to find information on vegetarian options at Disney as most searches just come up with plant-based/vegan.

Lindsey

Wednesday 20th of September 2023

Wonderful info! This has me super excited to go to food and wine next year to sample all the vegetarian eats. Thanks for the details and lovely photos! Keep the great vegetarian/plant based info coming - it’s awesome!