The 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is about to start, and it’s time we talk about food. Eating at EPCOT festivals can be challenging for our friends with dietary restrictions or eating plant-based diets. Unlike the others, Flower & Garden and Food & Wine festivals tend to have a decent number of options. Let’s break down all of this event’s plant-based foods.
A fan-favorite is returning this year, the Avocado Toast with marinated toybox tomatoes on toasted ciabatta. This dish is plant-based and delicious. This meal is part of the Garden Graze, and so are the rest of the plant-based food items.
New this year is the Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread and spicy corn chips and the Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread and plant-based cotija cheese. These two items are entirely plant-based, and they sound so good.
Next are the Potato Pancakes with house-made apple sauce. This dish is not only plant-based but also gluten/wheat friendly too. I am looking forward to this dish because I love all things potatoes. There’s also a Hummus Trio coming to this year’s festival that sounds amazing.
There is also an entire booth sponsored by IMPOSSIBLE, meaning everything from there is plant-based. This Outdoor Kitchen has been at the top of my list for the past few years and never disappoints. Here’s a look at the menu.
- Boneless IMPOSSIBLE Korean Short Rib with cilantro-lime rice, Danmuji slaw, and kimchee mayonnaise (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
- IMPOSSIBLE Lumpia with Thai sweet chili sauce (New) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
- Chocolate Cake with black currant ganache, mixed berry compote, and chocolate ice cream (New) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
And last but not least, here are two delicious dessert options: Coconut Tres Leches: Vanilla cake soaked in oat milk, almond milk, and coconut milk with toasted coconut, and this is also part of the Garden Graze that I mentioned earlier. Then there’s the refreshing Pineapple Skewer with Tajin seasoning that is plant-based and gluten/wheat friendly.
This festival is fantastic for vegetarian, plant-based guests or those with dietary restrictions. Personally, I can’t wait to try the new grilled street corn, both versions. They sound delicious, and it’s something new at the festival.
I also love that all of these are part of the Garden Graze because I haven’t been able to participate in the past two food scavenger hunts, mainly because there was only one item I could eat on the list, and I didn’t want to get that dish every visit. Now this time around, I’ll be able to complete this and participate. Will you be ordering any of these plant-based dishes?
Hi, I'm Erica, and I write about all things Disney. Before working for The DIS, I was a theme park performer at SeaWorld, but I also performed at Disney. I have such an immense love for theme parks to the point I studied them in college.