Looking for the Vegan Guide to THIS year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World?
For a complete list of ALL of the vegan items at this year’s festival check out this post: Vegan Options at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
Wanting to see what was available in 2018? Then read on….
Get excited fellow Vegan Disney Foodies! The 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine festival is upon and us and this year you’re not going to leave hungry after a stroll around the World Showcase promenade.
Vegan Guide to the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World
This here is your complete guide to vegan offerings at the festival including some hacks you may not know about.
Let’s start off with the returning fan favorites.
Loaded Greek Nachos
By far the most popular returning item at the festival among vegans and non-vegans alike are the Loaded Greek Nachos from the Greece Marketplace. You can find this marketplace close to the Mexico Pavilion.
This dish starts with a base of crunchy pita chips which are covered in seasoned Gardein meatless sausage crumbles, lettuce, tomato, olives, red onions, vegan feta cheese & vegan tzatziki sauce.
Grab napkins and a fork for this one. Leave no topping behind!
This entire dish is vegan “as-is” with zero modifications.
Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew
Another returning fan favorite is the Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew from the Africa Marketplace. This marketplace is located in between China and Germany.
This dish is hearty and packs a powerful spicy punch. The lentil stew base is sprinkled with quinoa and then garnished with vegan yogurt and micro greens.
This offering is also vegan “as-is” with no need for modifications.
Pineapple Dole Whip Soft Serve with Bacardi Coconut Rum
It’s been unseasonably warm this year and Pineapple Dole Whip ???? covered in rum is something you can definitely use to combat the Orlando heat.
The Food and Wine Festival provides you with a small window in which to indulge in a boozy Dole Whip inside of Epcot.
This dish is available at the Refreshment Port near Canada and comes in an unleaded version if you just want the pineapple soft serve.
Modified Banana Almond Soft Serve Sundae
Event organizers have also brought back the Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae. Cast Members are doling out generous portions of creamy banana flavored, almond milk soft serve topped with a tart fresh berry compote. To modify it vegan ask to omit the crunchy chocolate oat streusel and add regular almonds for texture.
You can find this sweet treat at The Almond Orchard Marketplace near the Refreshment Port.
This is a knockout and definitely a contender when deciding between this and the Dole Whip.
Modified Fire Roasted Tomato Hummus
Here’s a hack for you from The Almond Orchard Marketplace.
Ask for the Fire Roasted Tomato Hummus sans Nut Thin Crackers. The crackers are the only component that isn’t vegan. Take a quick walk over to the Port of Entry shop across the walkway and purchase a bag of vegan chips, crackers or Mickey pretzels for dipping.
The dip is topped with additional roasted tomatoes and is a generous portion size.
Modified Hummus Fries
Here’s another spicy little number from years past. These are the Hummus Fries which come four to an order and have a bit of a kick to them. You need to request no tzatziki sauce to make them completely vegan.
You can find the Morocco Marketplace in between Morocco and Japan.
Madras Red Curry
Possibly the least popular dish to return in 2018 is the Madras Red Curry from the India Marketplace. It’s not bad, it’s just that there are much more creative dishes available to plant basers this year.
The curry is comprised of roasted cauliflower, baby carrots and chickpeas and is served with basmati rice.
This photo is from a media preview I attended last year which is why the dish is plated on ceramic. The version available at the festival is much more generous in portion size and comes in a paper boat.
The Impossible Burger Slider
New this year to the festival is a delicious vegan burger. The Impossible Burger Slider comes with wasabi cream and spicy Asian slaw. It sits on the cutest sesame seed bun.
You can find it at the Earth Eats marketplace adjacent to Club Cool.
I didn’t find this dish to be spicy at all. The wasabi in the cream is super subtle and I didn’t get any kick from the slaw. This is a must do at this year’s festival.
That’s it for the vegan food options this year. There are tons of beverages both with and without alcohol that are vegan friendly. Just search Barnivore.com if you see something that tickles your fancy to make sure it’s safe.
The Epcot International Food & Wine festival runs daily from 11 a.m. to park close through November 12th. Happy munching fellow herbivores!