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Vegetarian & Vegan Eats at the 2017 Food & Wine Festival

September 7, 2017

I was a vegetarian for a long time. I added chicken and fish back into my diet a few years ago. But after a watching a few documentaries, contemplating how I felt about what I was eating, and talking with my doctor I decided a plant based diet was the way to go. And the even better news, there are still so many great options at the Disney Parks no matter what my (or your) dietary restrictions are.

The 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival has several vegetarian and a few vegan items. I wish there was something at every booth but there are definitely more options than there have been in years past. Here is a breakdown of what is available. Plus a few great people to follow on social media to help you plan.

Vegan Options

If an item is vegan it will will usually say so in the name of the dish. There are also a few items that you could ask if they can be modified (leave the feta off, no Tzatziki) to make them vegan. Also, keep in mind that not all of the beer and wine will be vegan. A great site to check is Barnivore.

Africa

Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew with Vegan Yogurt and Quinoa

The Almond Orchard Hosted by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze

Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae with Fresh Berries and Crunchy Chocolate Oats (Vegan if you omit the chocolate oats)

Greece

Loaded Greek “Nachos”: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles, and Vegan Tzatziki

India

Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas and Basmati Rice

Refreshment Port

Pineapple Dole Whip Soft-Serve Ice Cream

Vegetarian Options

Vegetarian Options at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival have a green “V” beside them on the menu boards at each booth and in the passport you can pick up at the festival center.

Africa

Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket with Mint Raita

The Almond Orchard Hosted by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze
  • Fire-roasted Tomato Hummus topped with Blue Diamond Salt & Vinegar Almonds and served with Blue Diamond Nut Thins®
  • Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae with Fresh Berries and Crunchy Chocolate Oats
Australia

Lamington: Yellow Cake Dipped in Chocolate and Shredded Coconut

Belgium

I haven’t tried the waffle with chocolate ganache but the waffle with berry compote was one of my favorite vegetarian options. Pair it with the Mimosa Royale from the Morocco booth and you have the perfect Food and Wine brunch!

Belgium Booth - Food & Wine Festival

Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream

  • Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream
  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream
Brazil

Pao de Queijo – Brazilian cheese bread

The Cheese Studio, Hosted by Boursin® Cheese

Savory Caramelized Onion Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Tart with Cold Arugula Salad and Aged Balsamic

Craft Beer

L’Orange Cotton Candy: A mixture of Lime and Orange Cotton Candy

Earth Eats

Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli with Rustic Tomato Sauce

Farm Fresh

Roasted Beet Salad with Green Beans, Feta Cheese, Minus 8 Vinaigrette and Toasted Walnuts

Flavors from Fire

Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder and Raspberry Dust

France
  • Moelleux au Fromage de Chèvre et Épinards: Warm Goat Cheese Pudding with Spinach
  • Crème Brûlée à la Confiture de Framboises: Crème Brûlée with Housemade Rasberry Jam
Germany

Apple strudel with vanilla sauce

Greece
  • Loaded Greek “Nachos”: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles, and Vegan Tzatziki
  • Spanakopita
  • Bougatsa – Warm Phyllo Dough Strudel with Sweet Vanilla Custard, Lemon Honey Syrup and Cinnamon
Spanikopita Greece Booth

Spanikopita

Hops & Barley

Fresh baked carrot cake with Craisins® and cream cheese icing

Hops & Barley Food and Wine Festival

Photo Credit: Capturing Magical Memories

India
  • Warm Indian Bread with Pickled Garlic, Mango Salsa and Coriander Pesto Dips
  • Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas and Basmati Rice
  • Pistachio Cardamom Bundt Cake with Chocolate Coconut Mousse
Ireland

Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread

Islands of the Caribbean

Quesito – Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce

Italy

Cannoli al Cioccolato: Chocolate-covered Cannoli filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate and Candied Fruit

Morocco
  • Spicy Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce
  • Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce
Morocco Booth - Food & Wine Festival

Baklava

Wine and Dine Studio

Trio of Artisan Cheese

  • Fromager Affirois de Excellence served with toasted Baguette
  • Point Reyes Original Blue served with Apricot Jam
  • Point Reyes Toma served with Honey

Artist Palette of Cheese and Wine
Trio of Artisan Cheese paired with Round Pond Estate Sauvignon Blanc, St. Francis Chardonnay and Recuerdo Malbec

Wine and Dine Studio Food and Wine Festival

Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese Trio of Artisan Cheese (Photo Credit: Capturing Magical Memories)

More Options:

Intermissions Cafe

  • Vegetable Wrap
  • Hummus with Carrots and Celery
  • Fruit and Cheese Plate
  • Grapes
  • Duda Farms Celery Snackers

Refreshment Port

  • Croissant Doughnut with Cinnamon and Sugar
  • Pineapple Dole Whip Soft-Serve Ice Cream

Special Diet Resources

It’s still up in the air whether we will be able to attend the Food & Wine Festival this year. But there are a lot of great blogs and social media accounts that you can follow to check out this year’s options.

Amanda is amazing and makes vegan eating look fun and easy. Make sure to follow her at Vegan Disney Food on instagram and her blog Where’s Amanda.

Vegan Disney World is dedicated to plant based eats at Walt Disney World. You can check out their blog for options at the parks and resorts and follow along on instagram.

Also stop by Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW for vegan options and more info for special diets.

What are you looking forward to trying at the 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival?


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Epcot Food & Wine Festival - Vegan and Vegetarian Options

  • Reply
    Kimberly
    September 18, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    So disappointed that there is no Terra Marketplace kiosk at the 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The veg offerings at Terra were delicious! (They had two different tasty veg dishes with Gardein brand chik’n and meatless crumbles.) In past years at Food & Wine, the vegetarian options have been few and far in between (and vegan options practically non-existent), but the Terra kiosk was a huge step in the right direction! The meatless Haggis at the Scotland kiosk was also amazing! This year it seems that they have gone backwards in terms of accommodating vegetarian and vegan Guests (a growing demographic).

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    Carrie
    September 13, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    This is excellent! Dietary choices shouldn’t keep you from enjoying the Food and Wine Festival. I love this!

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    Becky @ Disney in your Day
    September 12, 2017 at 9:54 am

    This is a great resource! So I’m not a vegetarian, but I tried a number of these items and they were some of my favorites of the festival. The Greek Nachos, African Lentil stew, and artist palette with cheese pairings were all fantastic!

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    Jennifer Kaufman
    September 9, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    This is an awesome resource for anyone traveling with dietary restrictions and preferences. Thanks so much for doing the research and sharing!

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    Kissimmee Disney
    September 27, 2015 at 8:46 am

    My family and I are vegetarians and currently converting towards vegan.I am a Disney “regular” and am shocked that their options are few and far between.We attended the festival yesterday and let’s just say we only were there a few hours before we left disappointed.My 12 year old wanted to see more vegetarian/vegan “fancy” dishes , which there were not many. Disney is known for the entire turkey on 1 leg bone specialty, and most guests are carnivores and like love them.But I expected this festival to have a bit broader menu.We were disappointed!

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    DIStherapy
    August 28, 2014 at 9:22 am

    For the past two years I have searched the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival for healthier pre-race options.  It was then that I discovered how very few of the options were vegetarian.  Of course, Terra was my first stop, and though I tried each item on their menu I was disappointed in the taste/texture.  I’m eager to try their new menu!  I am in total agreement with the Belgian Waffle and Spanikopita, both are my favorites too.  Melissa, I can’t wait to read your posts from this year’s festival!

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