Alongside several others, The Noodle Exchange booth (located near the Traveler’s Cafe) is brand new for the 2021 Food & Wine Festival.
Here you’ll find dishes and beverages inspired by flavors of the Far East.
There is a range of noodles, including a spicy Vietnamese Beef Pho and a plant-based Pho option made with tofu. These might not sound appetizing on a summer day, but they are much lighter compared to some soups.
But, if you really want something refreshing to help you cool off, grab yourself a Green Tea Pale Ale, which was one of our favorites of the entire festival.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Noodle Exchange booth, including reviews, photos, and our must-trys.
Important Note: The information below is from the 2021 Festival. The 2022 International Food & Wine Festival runs from July 14 through November 19. Look for updated reviews and information after it kicks off.
Location: Near Traveler’s Café
Nearby booths: Refreshment Port, Earth Eats, Australia
Nearby seating locations: Outdoor seating area by Earth Eats with a variety of tables (some have umbrellas and are shaded)
Not to miss: Shrimp and Coconut Curry Rice Noodles, Playalinda Brewing Company Yaupon Brothers Green Tea Pale Ale
The Noodle Exchange Booth Menu
|Our Rating||Menu Item||Price||Special Diet||Disney Dining Plan Snack?|
|2.3/5||Traditional Spicy Vietnamese Beef Pho with Shaved Beef, Enoki Mushrooms, and Thai Basil (new)||$5.50||GF||N/A|
|4.3/5||Char Siu Pork Udon with Enoki Mushrooms, Bok Choy, and Soy Pickled Egg (new)||$5.50||N/A|
|5/5||Shrimp and Coconut Curry Rice Noodles with Shiitake Mushrooms and Thai Basil (new)||$6.25||GF||N/A|
|2.5/5||Tofu Pho with Enoki Mushrooms and Thai Basil (new)||$5.50||GF, PB||N/A|
|Our Rating||Menu Item||Price||Made with Alcohol?|
|5/5||Playalinda Brewing Company Yaupon Brothers Green Tea Pale Ale, Titusville, FL (new)||$5.00 (6 oz.) / $9.00 (12 oz.)||Yes|
|2.3/5||A to Z Riesling, Oregon (new)||$5.00||Yes|
Photos & Reviews
Traditional Spicy Vietnamese Beef Pho
A gluten and wheat-friendly traditional spicy Vietnamese Beef Pho served with shaved beef, enoki mushrooms, and Thai basil.
Special Diets: Gluten-friendly
Shannon: Really boring taste. I don’t even like salt but this needed it.
Heather: Great flavor but tricky to eat. Spicy. The basil really comes through.
Felicia: Another great pho option. Savory broth and delicious beef.
Char Siu Pork Udon
Char siu pork (which literally means “fork roasted” pork) served with enoki mushrooms, bok choy, and soy pickled egg.
Special Diets: N/A
Shannon: Liked the light flavors of this. Not too salty. Great flavors.
Heather: Hear me out – I know pho on a hot day sounds icky but the flavor of the broth was delicious. I really loved it.
Felicia: I would love to get this pho at a restaurant in the air conditioning. Great flavor.
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.
A plant-based (and gluten and wheat-friendly) pho made with tofu and served with enoki mushrooms, and Thai basil.
Special Diets: Gluten-friendly, plant-based
Shannon: Bland flavor except for a surprising kick.
Heather: Really not a fan of this one. How can something be spicy but also bland?!
Felicia: This was bland and just had heat to the broth. Not for me.
Allyson: This is a nice vegetation option (because there aren’t many), but it’s a lot for a hot day. It has some spice, but bland. I’d rather spend my money at Earth Eats.
Yaupon Brothers Green Tea Pale Ale
From Playalinda Brewing Company in Titusville, Florida, Yaupon Brothers Green Tea Pale Ale is an American Pale Ale with hints of green tea and honey.
Price: $5.00 (6 oz.) / $9.00 (12 oz.)
Made with Alcohol?: Yes
Shannon: Yum! A highlight here. Wouldn’t hesitate to order the larger size of this drink.
Heather: Such a light and refreshing beer with hints of green tea. I’d buy this one again.
Felicia: I loved this. It has a subtle green tea flavor that is refreshing and delicious. Love this beer.
Allyson: Loved this so much. Would get it again — as a 12 oz. Such good flavors.
A to Z Riesling
From Oregon, this aromatic Riesling from A to Z Wineworks is rich with fresh citrus and tropical notes.
Made with Alcohol?: Yes
Shannon: Don’t usually like Rieslings, but liked this one. Light, should counter the spiciness of some of the food.
Heather: Something sweet should pair well with the spicy options at this booth, unfortunately this wasn’t the one.
Felicia: If you like alcoholic sugary grape juice, this wine is for you.
Allyson: Much too sweet for me.
Food & Wine Booth map
Check out all the booths from 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.
We will update with the 2022 map in July.
Food & Wine Festival Booth links
Ready to explore more Food & Wine Festival booths? Take a look at the links below for menus and reviews from the 2021 Food & Wine Festival.
Looking for information on 2022? We will have an updated list and complete reviews in July after this year’s festival kicks off.
- 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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Clicking on the link below will allow you to copy our data into a Google Sheet that you can then use for your Food & Wine planning purposes.
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.
Here’s everything we put together for 2021! Stay tuned for 2022 content once this year’s festival begins.
- 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
- Best values at Epcot Food and Wine 2021
- Best kid-friendly options at Epcot Food and Wine 2021
- 9 Epcot Food and Wine Tips to Help You Navigate the 2021 Festival
- PODCAST – Our favorite Food & Wine Festival Booths (with daily updates)
- 2021 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Menus Are Here
- 2022 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Booths & Eat to the Beat Schedule Announced
- 2022 Epcot International Festival of the Arts Menus Are Here
- 2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Menus Are Here
- 2022 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Menus Are Here