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The Best Food and Drinks At Epcot Flower and Garden 2022

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The Best Food and Drinks At Epcot Flower and Garden 2022

There are a lot of food and drinks to choose from at the 2022 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

To be exact, there are 144 total food and drink items. That’s — a lot.

Plus, there’s a total of 18 outdoor kitchens, with 4 additional locations serving festival-exclusive offerings. That’s quite a bit of menus to sort through.

But, which booths have the overall best menus? Which food and drinks should you spend money on? Where should you be willing to wait in line to purchase festival items?

We attended the first 2 days of Flower & Garden, where we ate and drank every food and drink on each booth menu.

During this process, we (4 of us) reviewed and rated every single food and beverage. It’s important to note that I (Allyson) am vegetarian and Heather does not eat shellfish. So, if you see reviews or ratings involving only Shannon and Felicia, that’s why.

We go over more of our personal preferences and dietary restrictions below.

magic shot - flower and garden 2022

While there were many dishes and beverages we enjoyed, there are 6 that we feel the festival nailed completely (even if we all didn’t try them).

Plus, the following received no less than 4.7 out of 5 stars (with 2 items earning a perfect 5), according to our personal rating system.

So, if we’re going strictly by our ratings, these are the ones we’d recommend — or we wouldn’t have rated them so high.

With that, below are the best food and drinks (our overall top 6 items) at Epcot Flower and Garden 2022, which also all happen to be from our favorite booths at the festival!

Review Disclaimer

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

Allyson (Writer)

  • Likes: Cheesecake (the more sweets, the better), anything mint, hazy IPAs and wheat beers (big beer fan), tofu and most Impossible dishes, mushrooms
  • Dislikes: Wine (only likes a few dry ones), cream ales and stouts/porters, super sweet cocktails, floral flavors (lavender, rose), anything almond-flavored, things that are too spicy, olives, meat and seafood (see below)
  • Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian (personal choice)

Best Food and Drinks at Flower and Garden

5 Star Rating

Out of all the food we ate and beverages we drank, the following 2 food items earned a 5 out of 5 rating. It’s rare, which just goes to show you how much these stood out compared to the other menu options.

char-grilled bison ribeye rating - farmers feast - flower and garden

First, we have the Char-grilled Bison Ribeye from Farmers Feast’s Early Bloom Menu.

Keep in mind that the Early Bloom Menu is only available through April 9.

Following this, the menu will rotate to the Springtime Menu (April 10 through May 21) and then the Summer Solstice Menu (May 22 through July 4).

The beverages are the same throughout the entirety of Flower & Garden.

You’ll find the Farmers Feast booth near Test Track and Creations Shop.

Char-grilled Bison Ribeye

Char-grilled Bison Ribeye with Creamy Leek Fondue, Roasted Carnival Cauliflower, Romanesco, and Port Wine-Goat Cheese Butter. This is a new 2022 festival item.

Char-grilled Bison Ribeye - farmers feast - flower and garden

Price: $8.00
Special Diets: Gluten-Friendly
Rating: 5/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Whew! What a fantastic combo of tender meats and delicious veggies. Good portion. Fantastic tastes.
Heather: Very good. The ribeye was extremely tender and the flavors were very … homey? Made me feel like I was eating Sunday dinner at my grandmas.
Felicia: This is incredible. The bison has a great sear that is seasoned perfectly (kind of a Montreal seasoning flavor). The creamy fondue is delicious and the cauliflower complements the bison and creamy leek well. It’s a good mix of flavors and textures. Absolutely loved it. Huge portion, too.

Check out our Farmers Feast page for photos, reviews, ratings, and more.

harissa chicken grilled kebab rating - tangierine cafe - flower and garden

Here we have the Harissa Chicken Grilled Kebab from Tangierine Café in the Morocco pavilion.

This is one of 2 kebabs available at the booth, but the chicken is ranks much higher than the Lamb Kefta Grilled Kebab.

This also comes with a carrot-chickpea salad and garlic aïoli, which complements the kebab well.

Harissa Chicken Grilled Kebab

Harissa Chicken Grilled Kebab with Carrot-Chickpea Salad and Garlic Aïoli.

harissa chicken kebab - tangierine cafe morocco - flower and garden  2022

Price: $5.75
Special Diets: Gluten-Friendly
Rating: 5/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Incredibly tender chicken. Delicious flavors. Loved.
Heather: Yes it is “just” chicken but man is it good! Amazing flame kissed flavors of yumminess!
Felicia: Delicious chicken. It’s tender and delicious. The chickpea and carrot salad is both sweet and spiced and complements the chicken well. Nice portion.

4.8 Star Rating

These 3 menu options earned a 4.8 out of 5 rating. These are all solid choices and we enjoyed each bite and sip.

harissa chicken grilled kebab rating - tangierine cafe - flower and garden

You really need to order the Mediterranean Flatbread from Tangierine Café located in the Morocco pavilion.

Not only is this a great vegetarian option, but the flatbread is light, refreshing, and cheesy in all of the right ways.

Mediterranean Flatbread

Mediterranean Flatbread with za’atar, artichokes, olives, mozzarella, and feta cheese. This is a new 2022 festival item.

mediterranean flatbread - tangierine cafe morocco - flower and garden  2022

Price: $5.75
Special Diets: N/A
Rating: 4.8/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: What an incredible deal. So many great flavors and for not much money.
Heather: Frick yeah! So good. Love the combinations of flavors. This isn’t your “typical” flatbread!
Felicia: The Za’atar sauce is strongly spiced and not my favorite but the flatbread otherwise is delicious. It’s also a good portion for the price and great option for non-meat eaters.
Allyson: So good! Loved this. Great flavor and fresh. Great bang for your buck.

Check out our Tangierine Café page for photos, reviews, ratings, and more.

coconut tres leches rating - la isla fresca - flower and garden

This is the best dessert at the festival, as you can tell by our rating.

Guess what? It’s also plant-based.

The Coconut Tres Leches is served at La Isla Fresca (between the Morocco and France pavilions).

Coconut Tres Leches

Coconut Tres Leches is a vanilla cake soaked in oat milk, almond milk, and coconut milk with toasted coconut. This dish is also part of the Garden Graze, the food crawl where you can earn a prize.

coconut tres leches - la isla fresca - flower and garden 2022

Price: $4.50
Special Diets: Plant-Based
Rating: 4.8/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Love the light coconut flavor. Manages to be soft without being soggy.
Heather: One of my favorite sweets from this festival! Loved it. Coconut without being fake and not too sweet.
Felicia: This was so good. The coconut is light, the whipped topping is light and perfectly sweet, not too much. The cake is moist and delicious but not soggy. So good and perfect on a hot day if you need (or want) a dessert.
Allyson: Give me all the coconut. Love this so much. So so good. And it’s plant-based!

coconut key lime ale rating - la isla fresca - flower and garden

Out of every drink we tried, the Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale made a good impresssion.

You’re able to purchase the Coconut Key Lime Ale at La Isla Fresca as either a 6 oz. ($5.00) or a 12 oz. ($9.00).

We definitely recommend the bigger size — it’s that delicious.

Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale

This Coconut Key Lime Ale is brewed by the Islamorada Beer Company in Islamorada, Florida.

coconut key lime ale - la isla fresca - flower and garden 2022

Price: $5.00 (6 oz.) / $9.00 (12 oz.)
Made with Alcohol?: Yes
Rating: 4.8/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Love love love the coconut lime combo. Refreshing. Delicious.
Heather: I absolutely love this beer. So refreshing without being too sweet.
Felicia: So good and refreshing. The coconut flavor is definitely there but not super sweet or over powering. Nice light lime taste. Easy to drink, not too heavy. Would love a full size of it.
Allyson: Really enjoyed this. The key lime really came through.

Check out our La Isla Fresca page for photos, reviews, ratings, and more.

4.7 Star Rating

Finally, there is this one item that earned a 4.7 out of 5 rating that’s not only delicious, but a great value.

lavender honey mustard-marinated chicken flatbread rating - honey bee-stro - flower and garden

Here is yet another worthwhile festival flatbread.

The Lavender Honey Mustard-marinated Chicken Flatbread is a winner at the Honey Bee-stro booth.

Not only do you get a good portion for the price, but it’s tasty too.

Lavender Honey Mustard-marinated Chicken Flatbread

Lavender Honey Mustard-marinated Chicken Flatbread with Whipped Honey-Ricotta Cheese, Marinated Vegetables, and Purple Haze Lavender Goat Cheese.

chicken flatbread - honey bee-stro - flower and garden 2022

Price: $6.00
Special Diets: N/A
Rating: 4.7/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: The mustard taste comes through strong and the goat cheese lingers. Delicious.
Heather: Delicious – and a good size portion. Great for sharing!
Felicia: Absolutely LOVED this. The flatbread is soft with a nice little crisp that holds up well. All the toppings go together well. It’s slightly sweet and slightly savory. Yum yum yum.

Check out our Honey Bee-stro page for photos, reviews, ratings, and more.

Individual Favorites

While we do agree on the above and as often as we see eye to eye on many festival items, there are a few food and drinks that we each individually like better than others.

We thought it would be fun — and helpful — to share our individual favorites!

Broken down below are some of the food and drinks we individually rated 5 out of 5 (outside of what’s posted above).

As you’ll see, some of our favorites are the same and some are different.

The following is definitely representative of what we all like and don’t like, while also showcasing that we don’t all agree on everything (even though there is some overlap).

Shannon’s Favorites

Food

spicy hot dog - pineapple promenade - flower and garden

Beverages

spike the bee sipper - honey bee-stro - flower and garden 2022

Heather’s Favorites

Food

honey mascarpone cheesecake - honey bee-stro - flower and garden 2022

Beverages

blackberry mint mead - tangierine cafe morocco - flower and garden 2022

Felicia’s Favorites

Food

taco vampiro - jardin de fiestas - flower and garden

Beverages

light american light ale - magnolia terrace - flower and garden 2022

Allyson’s Favorites

Food

sausage and peppers poutine - refreshment port - flower and garden 2022

Beverages

blueberry lemonade hard cider - refreshment outpost - flower and garden 2022

Honorable Mentions

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the following menu items, because they also received decent ratings.

These all earned 4 out of 5 stars and should also be on your radar, because they were very tasty.

grilled baby vegetables - trowel and trellis - flower and garden 2022

Let us know your favorite Flower & Garden food and drink in the comments below!

2022 Flower & Garden Booth map

Check out all of the booths for the 2022 Flower and Garden Festival on the map below, including our favorite overall booths, favorite items at each booth, and locations for indoor and outdoor seating.

Save to your phone to easily reference later.

Ready to explore more Flower & Garden Festival booths? Take a look at the links below for menus and reviews.

Flower & Garden Festival data

Want to see all our reviews in 1 spot?

Clicking on the link below will allow you to copy our data into a Google Sheet that you can then use for your Flower & Garden planning purposes.

WDW Prep School Flower and Garden Data

flower and garden festival data

Read more about this year’s Flower & Garden Festival

Be sure to check out the following links to our Epcot Flower and Garden Festival posts, where we provide information, tips, and much more.

Here’s everything we’ve put together so far!

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Allyson Koerner

Tarantula

Friday 11th of March 2022

I was surprised to see the arepas pop up on Felicia’s list. We were there the first Saturday of the festival so the lines were obviously long.

We only tried a few things, a couple of which were the queso arepas and the shrimp one. Hubby enjoyed his shrimp as there were enough good flavors for him. But my queso fresco dish was awful. It was pretty cold. Tasted like a cold disc of polenta with some sad cheese on top. I ate most of the cheese but only one of the arepas.

It was actually so bad that it ruined my appetite for the evening. At Wine Bar George I was too nauseous to eat anything! What a shame.

Speaking of polenta though, we had a beautiful breakfast at Primo Piatto earlier that day, including the mascarpone polenta which was amazing!!