Food for Thought

Epcot Flower and Garden Food optionsIf you’re visiting the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, you may think it feels a little more like the Epcot International Flower, Garden & Food Festival. That’s because for the first time in 20 years, Walt Disney World ® has added food marketplaces to the blooming lineup, an addition that is luring in even more guests for the festival’s 20th celebration.

Each of the Garden Marketplaces are combined with what Disney ® calls Festival Farms. The planters showcase plants that are used in the foods served at each Marketplace. For example, the planters at the Pineapple Promenade feature, well pineapple plants.

Here is a closer look at a few of the Garden Marketplaces:

Fruits by the Glass – This is likely the first booth you’ll run into as you walk toward World Showcase from Future World. This booth offers both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and is just a taste of what is to come. The drinks include Watermelon Passion Fruit Cocktail, Wild Berry Slush, Sea Dog Paw Wild Blueberry, New Plant 3R Raspberry Ale, Florida Orange Groves Mango Mama, Mango Wine, Florida Orange Groves Blueberry Blue, Blueberry Wine, DeLoach Vineyards Heritage Reserve Chardonnay, DeLoach Vineyards Heritage Reserve Pinot Noir and more.

Florida Fresh – Here you’ll enjoy the tastes of Florida with such menu options as Watermelon Salad; Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes and Cilantro; Angel Food Cake; Florida Orange Groves Hot Sun, Tomato Wine, 40 Karat, Carrot Wine; Orange Blossom Pilsner; Strawberry Slush and many more.

Jardin De Fiestas – Located in Mexico this spicy Marketplace offers Taco de Carnitas, Tostada de Jaiba (crab toastada served with Chipotle mayonnaise and Valentina salsa), Flan de Guayaba (Guava Custard), Conga Fruit Punch, Corona Light Beer, Rosita Margarita on the rocks and Organic Tequila Flight in Blanco, Reposado and Anejo.

Lotus House – This Chinese spot serves up Bejiing-Style Candied Strawberries, Spring Pancake with Grilled Chicken and Green Apple, Pan-Fried Vegetable Bun, Peach-Oolong Bubble Tea, Kung Fu Punch (Vodka and Triple Sec with Mango and Orange Juice), South Sea Storm (Guava with Light and Dark Rum), Plum Wine, Tsing Tao Beer and more.

Bauernmarkt Farmer’s Market – Located to the left of Germany, this Farmer’s market has both a full drink menu which includes Florida Avenue American Wheat Ale, Krombacher Hefeweizen, Goose Island Brewing Company’s Honker Ale, Blue Point’s Toasted Lager, Beer Flight, which is a sampling of all four beers as well as a food menu with Savory Bread Pudding with Spring Peas and Wild Mushroom Ragout, German Meatloaf Sandwich with Sweet Mustard and Fried Shallots, Potato Pancake with house made Apple Sauce and more.

Stay tuned for more Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival food marketplaces. In the meantime, check them out for yourself with discounted Disney’s Magic Your Way ® tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.