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Refreshment Outpost Menu & Review (2023 Epcot Food & Wine Festival)

Refreshment Outpost Menu & Review (2023 Epcot Food & Wine Festival)

While the Refreshment Outpost isn’t your typical Food and Wine booth, it is one place you can order full-size alcoholic festival beverages.

This is actually a permanent Quick Service spot that you can find in the area between the China and Germany pavilions.

But, just like at every other Epcot festival, during Food and Wine there are exclusive festival menu items sold here in addition to the daily menu which includes things like soft-serve ice cream, frozen drinks, and a range of beers.

Like the past several years, this year’s festival items include 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 beers, cider, and the Spicy Githeri, with the latter making a great plant-based offering.

refreshment outpost menu items - epcot food and wine 2023

As for the drinks, they only cost $11.25, which is a great deal, especially when compared to the pricing of other festival beverages that are much smaller.

Keep reading for everything you need to know about the Refreshment Outpost festival items, including reviews, photos, and our must-trys.


  • Location: Between the China and Germany pavilions
  • Nearby booths: Kenya, Germany, The Alps, India, China
  • Nearby seating areas: Several nearby outdoor tables (some with umbrellas), plenty of outdoor seating in Germany
  • Not to miss in 2023: Spicy Githeri, Gulf Stream Brewing Co. Cloud 9 Watermelon Hibiscus Lager, North Coast Brewing Co. PranQster Golden Ale, Ciderboys Mango Tango Hard Cider
  • Total booth cost: $38.75

Refreshment Outpost Menu


GF = gluten friendly, PB = plant-based, KF = kid friendly


2023 Refreshment Outpost Menu

refreshment outpost menu - epcot food and wine 2023

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

Photos & Reviews

Spicy Githeri

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.

Refreshment Outpost Spicy Githeri
  • Price: $5.00
  • Special Diets: Plant-based, Gluten-friendly
  • Rating: 3.5/5

Our Thoughts

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.

Refreshment Outpost Watermelon Hibiscus Lager
  • Price: $11.25
  • Made with alcohol? Yes
  • Rating: 4.3/5

Our Thoughts

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!

Ciderboys Mango Tango Hard Cider

A fruity mango cider brewed by Ciderboys in Stevens Point, WI.

Refreshment Outpost Mango Tango
  • Price: $11.25
  • Made with alcohol? Yes
  • Rating: 4.3/5

Our Thoughts

Heather: This is EXCELLENT. Love a cider that doesn’t taste like apples, and this hits it out of the park. Would absolutely buy this one again!
Felicia: This is entirely too sweet for me, but as a hater of ciders I found this cider rather tolerable. Mango flavor is perfect and it’s light. If it wasn’t so sweet I would order it again because it doesn’t taste like cider.
Allyson: I think this is a super crisp and refreshing cider. I love the mango flavor! Yum! Great choice for a hot day.

North Coast Brewing Co. PranQster Golden Ale

A Belgian style golden ale brewed by North Coast Brewing in Fort Bragg, CA.

Refreshment Outpost PranQster
  • Price: $11.25
  • Made with alcohol? Yes
  • Rating: 4.0/5

Our Thoughts

Heather: I didn’t think I’d like this one, but I do! There is a lightness to it that lets the rich flavor shine without being too much.
Felicia: A nice golden ale. Nothing special but still solid. Second favorite at this booth.
Allyson: Wow. Did not expect to like this as much as I did. Such great flavor!

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.