Best Eats & Drinks at Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival

Best Eats & Drinks at Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival

We were so excited to visit the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival this year since it is our favorite event at the park. The topiaries are always beautiful and it seems like the weather is always nice. Most of all the amount of outdoor kitchens are just enough. You can try lots of options without feeling overwhelmed by the choices. Below is what we think are the best eats & drinks at Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival.

Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market

Best Eats & Drinks at Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival

What We Tried

  • Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce
  • Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries
  • Hugo-Charles De Fere “Organic” Brut with Elderflower and Mint
  • Beer with Flight Paulaner Original Munich Lager, Schöfferhofer Zitrone Weizen, and Köstritzer Schwarzbier Black Lager.

Best Eats & Drinks at Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival

The warm cheese strudel was the winner here. The crust was crispy, it was filled with the rich cheese filling, and the berries added a nice touch of sweetness.The potato pancakes were fine. We didn’t even seem to get a photograph. The flavors were good but not something we’d get more than once. If you choose one item, go with the strudel.

Because the beer flights in Germany are always Andrew’s favorites we had to give it a try. I really enjoyed the Black lager, I don’t drink beer that often, but it was very smooth. His favorite was the Paulaner Original Munich Lager since it had more of a hoppy taste. I really enjoyed the brut with elderflower syrup, and mint leaf. It was really light and refreshing. Perfect for a warm days in the world showcase.

Cider House

Best Eats & Drinks at Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival

What We Tried

  • House-made Potato and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Salmon Tartare
  • Freshly Baked Lemon Scone with Crème Fraîche and Mixed Berries
  • Cider Flight with McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider, Florida Beer Company Caribe Blood Orange Tropical Hard Cider, and Ciderboys Magic Hard Strawberry Cider

Cider House was one of our favorites. The cheddar biscuit with smoked salmon was really good. The lemon scone would be perfect if you wanted to brunch around the World Showcase. And since I prefer cider over beer the flight was a must do. Our favorite was the Black Cherry followed by the Hard Strawberry. The Tropical Hard cider was okay but neither of us would get it again. If you only want one we say go for the cherry!

Fleur de Lys

France Flower & Garden Festival

What We Tried

  • Tarte à l’Onion Alsacienne: Alsatian Onion Tart with Sautéed Onions, Fresh Thyme and Rosemary on a Flaky Puff Pastry Crust
  • Poulet aux Écrevisses, Riz Pilaf: Baked Chicken with Crawfish served with Rice Pilaf
  • Macaron Chocolat Framboise: Large Raspberry Macaron with Chocolate Fudge and Raspberry Jam
  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy: Grey Goose Orange, St. Germain Liqueur, White and Red Cranberry Juice

This is the only marketplace where we were got one of everything on the food part of the menu. So glad we did! I didn’t think I was going to like the baked chicken but the flavors were wonderful and everything was cooked perfectly. I was also really surprised by how much I liked the onion tart. The pastry crust was flaky and delicious and the onions fresh herbs went together perfectly. It ended up being our favorite at the festival.

Macron Flower & Garden

The macaron was one of our favorite desserts. It’s definitely big enough to split with someone and you just can’t go wrong with fudge and raspberry jam.

La Vie en Rose Flower & Garden

The LaVie en Rose is yummy and a great choice if you don’t really like a strong alcohol taste. It’s also really pretty!

Hanami

Best Eats & Drinks at Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival

What We Tried

  • Frushi
  • Matcha (Green Tea) Sake Cocktail

Frushi has fresh pineapple, strawberry, and melon with coconut rich. It’s sprinkled with toasted coconut and has whipped cream on the side. We skip the whipped cream. I think it tastes better without it and you don’t feel quite as guilty. 🙂 It’s a great snack and perfect when the weather gets hot later in the festival. I’m a huge green tea fan so the matcha cocktail was right up my ally. It’s another good drink if you don’t want too much alcohol.

Jardin de Fiestas

Pineapple Margarita Flower & Garden Festival

What We Tried

Elderflower Pineapple Margarita

We don’t drink tequila that often but we were both intrigued by this margarita. I’m really glad we gave it a try! The pineapple and elderflower flavors work really well together. I’m hoping that when the new margarita stand opens in the Mexico pavilion that this will be on the menu.

Pineapple Promenade

Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade Flower $ Garden Festival

What We Tried

Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (Non-alcoholic)

Since you can never go wrong with lemonade this one is a must do. It’s sweet and really refreshing. I am bummed that I never seem to get one of the edible flowers. And it’s my favorite color. 🙂

Florida Fresh

Florida Fresh Flower & Garden Festival

What We Tried

Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue

Finally, this might be the best dessert at the Flower & Garden Festival. The portion size is actually on the larger side so we were able to split one. The crust wasn’t soggy at all and it was perfectly sweet and tart. The meringue on top was also perfectly toasted. I am bummed that I never seem to get one of the edible flowers. And look how pretty it is!

What are your favorites from this years Flower & Garden Festival?

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  1. Perhaps my biggest Disney Must Do is visit EPCOT for the Flower and Garden Festival. We love the Food and Wine but this seems a little more classy. Great review and the food looks fantastic.