Vegan Options at the NEW 2020 Taste of Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Vegan Options at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

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.

The Complete Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Vegan Disney Food Guide

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.

Your Complete Guide to All the Vegan Options at the 2020 Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The new Banana Bread offering will be replacing the Modified Banana Almond Soft Serve Sundae sadly.

Vegan Options at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World - Banana Almond Soft Serve

The Banana Bread comes with a mixed berry compote topped with a dollop of non dairy whipped cream.

Vegan Options at the NEW 2020 Taste of Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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!

Vegan Impossible Slider at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival in Walt Disney World

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 Complete Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Vegan Disney Food Guide

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.

The Complete Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Vegan Disney Food Guide

We see the renaming of a dish from last year as well. We’re just glad it’s back!…

Remember this?

Vegan Options at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival - Spicy Kenyan Vegan Githeri

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.

Spicy Kenyan Vegan Githeri at the 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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.

Rum Dole Whip at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival in Walt Disney World

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.

Vegan Hummus Fries at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival in Walt Disney World

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…

Vegan Options at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World - Hummus Fries

…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.

Vegan Options at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival - Modified Plantain Salad

When picking up your plate ask to substitute extra roasted sweet plantain salad for the chicken and omit the mango chutney yogurt.

Vegan Options at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival - Modified Plantain Salad

You can also indulge in the Frozen Slushy at Refreshment Outpost.

Flavors include Lemonade as well as Coke.

The Complete Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Vegan Disney Food Guide

We have our fingers crossed that some version of this commemorative set of zero waste utensils returns to the festival shop.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Zero Waste Reusable Utensils

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.

Vegan Options at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World - Banana Almond Soft Serve

Say goodbye to the Fruit and Nut Energy Snack from Active Eats.

Vegan Options at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival - Fruit and Nut Energy Snack from Active Eats

Vegan Options at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival - 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.

Vegan Options at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World - Impossible Cottage Pie

We are not-so-sad to see the Madras Red Curry off the festival menu. 

Vegan Options at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World - Madras Red Curry

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.

Vegan Strawberry Smoothie at Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Donut Box

The Smoothie was vegan when omitting the doughnut garnish and was made with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk and strawberries.

Vegan Strawberry Smoothie at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Donut Box at Walt Disney World

Gone is the Thailand kiosk and along with it the Modified Shrimp and Cold Noodle Salad.

Vegan Options at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival - Modified Cold Noodle Salad from Thailand

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.

Vegan Options at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival - Modified Tostada from Coastal Eats

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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