Looking for an up-to-date and fully comprehensive guide to ALL of the vegan options at the NEW 2020 Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida? Well, you’ve come to the right place!
We’ve got a complete list to guide you through this year’s modified festival including all the vegan “as-is” dishes as well as the easily modified vegan dishes you are going to want to sample while strolling the World Showcase promenade in Epcot.
Vegan Options at the Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
Last month we reported that the Walt Disney World Resort announced that the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be starting on July 15th, the exact same day that the Epcot theme park reopens to guests.
This year the “modified” festival will include a total of twenty food kiosks.
Brand New Vegan “As-Is” Options at the Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
Disney JUST released the menus for the newly named Taste of Epcot festival and we spotted two NEW “plant based” items!
At the Mac & Cheese kiosk we now have a Macaroni and Cheese with House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers (Plant-based) and at the Shimmering Sips kiosk there will be a Banana Bread with Mixed Berry Compote (Plant-based)!
Here’s a sneak peek at the Mac n Cheese courtesy of our pal Megan from the cast member preview.
The new Banana Bread offering will be replacing the Modified Banana Almond Soft Serve Sundae sadly.
The Banana Bread comes with a mixed berry compote topped with a dollop of non dairy whipped cream.
Returning Vegan “As-Is” Options at the Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
Back by popular demand is the The IMPOSSIBLE Burger Slider!
The The IMPOSSIBLE Burger Slider can be found at the only “all vegan” booth at the 2020 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival…Earth Eats.
The slider is served on a sesame seed bun and gets a slathering of vegan wasabi cream and a topping of spicy asian slaw.
And as this is a new “blended” festival, also at the Earth Eats kiosk are two wildly popular items from the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival!
Sample the the Farmhouse Meatball with lentil bread, spinach, marinated vegetables (onions and peppers), mint and a creamy herb dressing.
The meatball is made with Impossible burger “meat” and has a smidge of red chili paste to give it a kick.
Also being borrowed from the Flower & Garden Festival is the vegan as-is Chocolate Pudding Terrarium with chocolate avocado cream, matcha crumb and edible flowers.
We see the renaming of a dish from last year as well. We’re just glad it’s back!…
The Spicy Kenyan Vegan Githeri replaced the lentil stew In Africa in 2019. The stew was a favorite of many. It’s replacement is stellar though.
The Spicy Kenyan Vegan Githeri is composed of curry rice pilaf, white beans and pigeon peas and is topped with a kachumbari slaw and micro greens.
They are now simply calling this dish Spicy Kenyan Vegan Corn and White Beans.
As with most dishes at Disney labeled “spicy”, I didn’t find this one to be be very spicy.
The juxtaposition of the cool crunchy slaw with the warm hearty beans and rice was delightful. This is a must-try dish at this year’s festival.
Also making a comeback is the Pineapple Dole Whip Soft Serve with Bacardi Coconut Rum.
This offering is available at the Refreshment Port near Canada and comes in an unleaded version if you just want the pineapple soft serve.
Returning Modified Vegan Options at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
The Morocco Marketplace will once again be serving up their Modified Spicy Hummus Fries.
The fries come four to an order and have a bit of a kick to them. You need to request them plain with no sauce or tzatziki topping.
The chipotle aioli they are plated with is made by Hellman’s and has both dairy and egg. The cucumber, onion, tomato mixture IS the tzatziki sauce and is actually mixed with dairy. These fries must be completely naked to make them vegan.
If they look like this…
…do NOT eat them.
You can find the Morocco Marketplace in between Morocco and Japan.
Now let’s see how we can get creative with some of the festival dishes…
Modified Vegan Options at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
If you’re looking for something sweet head over to the Islands of the Caribbean Marketplace.
Order the Modified Jerk-spiced Chicken with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad.
When picking up your plate ask to substitute extra roasted sweet plantain salad for the chicken and omit the mango chutney yogurt.
You can also indulge in the Frozen Slushy at Refreshment Outpost.
Flavors include Lemonade as well as Coke.
We have our fingers crossed that some version of this commemorative set of zero waste utensils returns to the festival shop.
Options that Will Not be Returning to the Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
There are few items we bid farewell to in 2020.
As we mentioned previously…
The Modified Banana Almond Soft Serve Sundae is no longer available.
Say goodbye to the Fruit and Nut Energy Snack from Active Eats.
We are sad to see the IMPOSSIBLE Cottage Pie go at the Earth Eats Marketplace. The IMPOSSIBLE Cottage Pie was a completely vegan “as-is” dish composed of IMPOSSIBLE ground meat with carrots, mushrooms, and peas topped with mashed cauliflower, white beans, and vegan mozzarella cheese.
We are not-so-sad to see the Madras Red Curry off the festival menu.
The Madras Red Curry could be found at the India Marketplace which no longer exists. It wasn’t that noteworthy.
Another sweet treat that isn’t returning is the Modified Strawberry Smoothie at The Donut Box near Test Track.
The Smoothie was vegan when omitting the doughnut garnish and was made with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk and strawberries.
Gone is the Thailand kiosk and along with it the Modified Shrimp and Cold Noodle Salad.
This cold rice noodle salad was mixed with crisp veggies and coated in a delicious asian sauce and garnished with a finishing touch of chopped green scallions.
Also missing is the Coastal Eats Marketplace which brought us the Modified Pacifico True Striped Bass Tostada. It came with a crunchy dressed red cabbage slaw and a vegan friendly fire-roasted tomatillo sauce on a tajin dusted crispy fried tostada garnished with cilantro after omitting the fish.
That about covers it for the 2020 Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival vegan options.
The festival runs daily from 11 a.m. to park close starting on July 15th. For more info on this event visit the official Walt Disney World website. Happy munching fellow herbivores!
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