Vegan Options at the 2023 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

If you’re looking for an up-to-date and fully comprehensive guide to ALL of the vegan options at the NEW 2023 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, you’ve come to the right place! The 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is going to be the longest-running food and wine festival – from July 27 through November 18.  

UPDATED WITH CURRENT 2023 VEGAN EPCOT FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL INFO!

Looking for the vegan beers and wines at the 2023 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival? Keep reading!

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

We’ll have a complete list to guide you through this year’s full 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. Right now, the official menus are out, so we’ve updated the list below with all the vegan options, so if you see some booths missing, that’s why – you can view the full list on Disney’s site. Bookmark this page, as we’ll be adding to it as soon as we constantly update info.

Vegan Options at the 2023 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The Walt Disney World Resort announced that the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be starting on July 27th, and will run through November 18th 2023. This year the festival will include a total of 29 food kiosks with some opening on August 15 and others on September 22. We have some new and returning options to share below.

Below is the updated list of vegan menu options for 2023, with photos. We’ll update when the festival opens with more photos. NOTE: if a booth doesn’t have any vegan options, we don’t list it below.

Vegan Beer & Wine at the 2023 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival:

We are listing the beverages and if it is known if they are vegan. We research every listed option and looked for its vegan status on Barnivore, or directly with the brewery/winery. Please note this is based on what I personally found and I am not infallible. I have done my best to confirm what is truly vegan. For cocktails, I didn’t note anything without knowing ingredients, but you can ask when you get things, if there is honey, etc. Some places have not responded, but if they do I will update the list. 

Vegan Food Options at the 2023 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

Vegan Options at the 2022 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Vegan Impossible Slider at the 2022 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

 

Earth Eats hosted by Impossible™ (Between Imagination! and Refreshment Port) – This booth is no more!

Flavors From Fire

Food:

  • The Impossible Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and Spicy Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun (plant-based) – $6

Vegan Impossible Slider at the 2023 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The slider is served on a sesame seed bun and gets a slathering of vegan wasabi cream and a topping of spicy asian slaw. It’s so so good, with just the right amount of spicy and the toasty flavor of the sesame seeds on the bun is the perfect complement.

Vegan Impossible Slider

Beverages:

  • Saugatuck Brewing Company Bonfire Beer, Douglas, MI
  • Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel, California
  • Swine Brine featuring Jim Beam Bourbon

Noodle Exchange booth

The Noodle Exchange (Near Disney Traders) – Now open!

Food:

  • Impossible Pork Udon with Shiitake Mushrooms, Pickled Carrots and Daikon Radish, Baby Bok Choy and a Soy Egg in Savory Chicken Broth (???) Now I’m hoping this is a typo. Why they are using Impossible Pork and a Soy egg in a Chicken Broth is beyond me. We will have to see if this is updated between now and opening and if not, investigate ourselves.  We confirmed on August 15th that this is indeed made with chicken broth and a chicken egg. Not sure why, but it is. 
  • Ramen with Tofu, Shiitake Mushrooms, Pickled Carrots and Daikon Radish, Shaved Peppers and Baby Bok Choy in Citrus-Sesame Broth (plant-based item)
  • Modifiable: Thai Shrimp with Rice Noodles, Shiitake Mushrooms and Basil in Coconut-Curry Broth – remove the shrimp to make this vegan This is no longer modifiable to be vegan – the broth was vegan on opening day of the Noodle Exchange, but they have since added shrimp paste to the broth for some nonsensical reason, so it is no longer safe to modify. 

Tofu Ramen at Noodle Exchange

 

As far as the flavors for these options, the ramen is verrry salty (to me) the first sip I had the flavors were so strong I was worried it had a fish sauce in it. I was assured it did not, but it was very very soy sauce heavy. The tofu and the noodles themselves were great in texture, but I honestly don’t know if I would get it again based on those flavors. 

The Thai Shrimp (without the shrimp) is a very easy modification – just removing the shrimp. The flavors here were much more my speed, I love coconut curry flavors, and this had a very slight kick to it (but nowhere near as spicy as the pho from last year). I really enjoyed the noodles and flavors here. No longer vegan broth – do not order.

Both are very mushroom heavy so be warned all my mushroom haters out there! I’m happy both of these options exist, but I still think having this hot soup in 100-degree weather isn’t the best menu planning. 😛 Maybe a little closer to November it’ll cool down and I’ll try again.

 

Beverages

  • Playalinda Brewing Company Yaupon Brothers Green Tea Pale Ale, Titusville, FL – vegan
  • A to Z Riesling, Oregon – vegan

Mac & Eats (Near Mission Space) Also no Mac & Eats this year! 

The Fry Basket (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet)

Food Items: 

  • Adobo Yuca Fries with Garlic-Cilantro Aïoli (plant-based item) – $5.50 – lots more seasoning this year, a great item!
  • Fry Flight – Sea Salt is vegan as is, for BBQ, remove bacon and aioli, for Sweet Potato, remove candied pecans and marshmallow – maple glaze is vegan – $7.50 – this was much improved this year with more seasonings, I’d definitely get this again to share with friends. 
  • Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar Fries (plant-based item)

Fry Basket Epcot Food and Wine 2022

This is the modified fry flight – left to right sea salt and vinegar fries, BBQ fries (modified with no bacon or aioli), and sweet potato fries (modified to just have the maple bourbon glaze). 

We loved the Adobo Yuca Fries, and would definitely get these again. The garlic aioli here is full of garlicky goodness and really makes the yuca fries a fun option. 

Adobo Yuca Fries 2022 Epcot Food & Wine vegan

Beverages: 

  • Stone Brewing Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager, San Diego, CA (NEW)
  • Salty Dog Cocktail: Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka with Grapefruit Juice, Ginger, Simple Syrup and Lime with a Salted Rim

Coastal Eats (Near Mission: SPACE®) 

Beverages:

  • Bell’s Lager of the Lakes Bohemian Pilsner, Comstock, MI – vegan
  • Villa Wolf Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé, Pfalz, Germany – vegan
  • Sean Minor Chardonnay, California – vegan
  • Cape Codder: Boyd & Blair Vodka with Cranberry, Pomegranate and Lime

Brew-Wing at the Odyssey – this will be MUPPET themed this year, featuring Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker 

Food:

  • Impossible™ Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Plant-Based Blue Cheese, Plant-Based Ranch and Celery (NEW) – $7.50. We got to try these at a preview and  again on opening day, and they are AMAZING! Definitely add these to your list!
  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Buffalo sauce and plant-based Blue Cheese – $5.50 (these are also confirmed gluten-free)

Vegan Buffalo Brussels Sprouts

I’m leaving last year’s photo of the Buffalo Brussels Sprouts up because the sauce was perfection. 

buffalo brussels sprouts vegan Epcot Food & Wine

Beverages

  • Sun King Brewing Caipirinha Lager, Sarasota, FL (NEW)
  • Brew Hub French Connection IPA, Lakeland, FL (NEW)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Old Fashion Porter, St. Petersburg, FL (NEW)
  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Tropicolada Hard Cider, Armada, MI (NEW)
  • Bold Rock Peach Berry Hard Cider, Nellysford, VA (NEW)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Raspberry Lemonade Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL (NEW)
  • Frozen Pomegranate Tea (nonalcoholic)
  • Pickle Milkshake (nonalcoholic)
  • Beer Flight
  • Cider Flight

We have a MAJOR UPDATE for the Frozen Fusion Pomegranate Tea – we were told by someone at the preview that we could order this without the ice cream molecules (like Dip ‘n Dots) and it will be vegan, HOWEVER, on opening day, my friend Karen went to order one and as she was ordering, someone walked by and said “actually, the ice cream is vegan!” and someone else said, “no I was told it had dairy” – THIS is a prime example of what will happen when you ask for vegan things and don’t speak to a chef or look at the ingredients themselves. Cast member will just take what they have been told as gospel. In this case, the person saying it was vegan was vegan herself! So she went to get the actual package of ice cream molecules and we have a photo of the ingredients on that bag. We have confirmed it IS vegan with no dairy or other non-vegan ingredients. SO, you can order this Frozen Fusion Tea AS IS!! And after trying it yesterday myself, I can confirm it is even better with the orange ice cream added. So that’s a win! 

Frozen Fusion Tea

This is good, pretty sweet but refreshing in the heat. 

Mexico

Beverages

  • Mexican Craft Beer
  • Blood Orange Charm Margarita: Centinela Blanco Tequila, Blood Orange Aperitif, Blackcurrant-Infused Vodka and Prosecco served on the rocks with Pink Peppercorns and Sweet Dried Chile Salt Rim
  • It Takes 2 to Mango Margarita: Mezcal Ilegal Joven, Mango Purée, Nixta Corn Liqueur, Rum and Ancho Chile Lime Juice served on the rocks with Hibiscus-Salt Rim

China

Beverages

  • Passion Fruit Bubble Tea (non-alcoholic)
  • Good Fortune Citrus: Triple Sec, Grapefruit and White Boba
  • ByeJoe Punch: Chinese BaiJiu Spirit, Piña Colada Mix and Lychee
  • Fireworks: Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila, Smirnoff Vodka, Orange and Mango
  • Jasmine Draft Beer

India (Near China)

Food:

  • Potato and Pea Samosa with coriander-lime cream  – $5.50  (Plant-based) The coriander-lime cream is a great addition, but it makes it messy!

Vegan Samosa Epcot Food and Wine 2023

Beverages

  • Mango Lassi (non-alcoholic) – not vegan – has dairy yogurt in it
  • Taj Mahal Premium Lager – couldn’t find info
  • Sula Brut Tropicale Sparkling Wine, Nashik – vegan
  • Sula Chenin Blanc, Nashik – vegan
  • Mango Lassi with Sōmrus Chai Cream Liqueur – not vegan

Refreshment Outpost (between China and Germany)

Food:

  • Spicy Githeri with White Beans, Pigeon Peas, Ben’s Original Quinoa & Ancient Grains Medley, and Kachumbari Slaw – $5 (plant-based
  • Watermelon and Pineapple Dole Whip or swirl

They appeared to have updated the base again this year with more rice than ancient grains, which I think is an improvement. The beans were salty on opening day but your mileage may vary. 

Vegan Spicy Githeri at the 2023 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The Spicy Kenyan Vegan Githeri was previously composed of curry rice pilaf, white beans and pigeon peas and is topped with a kachumbari slaw and micro greens:

Spicy Kenyan Vegan Githeri at the 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
2020’s Githeri

Kenya (Near Refreshment Outpost)

Beverages

  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Congo Pilsner, Tampa, FL – vegan

The Alps (in Germany)

Alps booth 2023

Food:

  • Dark Chocolate Fondue with Berries, Pound Cake and Meringues (NEW) (plant-based item) – I’m VERY excited to try this, I wish we had a photo!

In what may be the most disappointing news in Festival updates, on opening day we were told by several people (we went back multiple times to ask) that the chocolate fondue is NOT vegan, and will definitely not be vegan throughout the festival. They apparently “couldn’t make it work” by festival opening due to sourcing issues and costs. The culprits here are egg whites in the cake, egg whites in the meringue, and heavy cream and butter in the chocolate. 🙁 This is obviously VERY sad and frustrating given the availability of vegan ingredients and many many recipes for vegan pound cake, meringue and dark chocolate. This makes the vegan/plant-based dessert options to one – the guava cake. We do have the Dole Whip and the frozen tea, but that’s it.

Beverages

  • Stiegl Brewery Key Lime Radler, Salzburg, Austria
  • Huber Vision Grüner Veltliner, Austria
  • Frozen Rosé

Germany

Beverages

  • Gaffel Kölsch, Cologne – vegan
  • Weihenstephaner Lager, Freising – vegan
  • Schöfferhofer Pineapple Hefeweizen, Mainz – vegan
  • Selbach-Oster Riesling – vegan
  • Beer Flight

Italy

Beverages

  • Prosecco
  • Moscato
  • Italian Sangria
  • Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello
  • Peroni Pilsner – vegan

Spain (Between Italy and Germany)

Beverages

  • Estrella Galicia Cerveza Especial Lager – vegan
  • Kentia Albariño Rías Baixas – vegan
  • Faustino VII Rioja Rosado – vegan
  • Quinta del ’67 Almansa Garnacha Tintorera – vegan (I’m especially proud of this one as I emailed in Spanish to the winery!)
  • Wine Flight

Hops & Barley (American Adventure)

Beverages

  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Strawberry and Lime Wheat Ale, Tampa, FL – vegan
  • Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale, Lexington, KY – vegan
  • Lord Hobo Brewing Boom Sauce DIPA, Woburn, MA – vegan
  • Bold Rock Roast Coffee Hard Cider, Mills River, NC – vegan
  • Longevity Chardonnay, California – vegan
  • Tribute Cabernet Sauvignon, California – couldn’t find info
  • Beer Flight

Japan

Beverages

  • Yuzu Lemon Drop: Vodka, Yuzu and Lemon 
  • Hana Fuji Apple Sake – vegan
  • Orange Blossom Brewing Co. Moon Blossom Pilsner, Orlando, FL – vegan

Greece (Between Morocco and Japan)

Food:

  • Plant-Based Impossible™ Moussaka (NEW) 

Impossible Moussaka 2023 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival

Beverages:

  • Mylonas Winery Assyrtiko White Wine
  • Skouras ‘Zoe’ Rosé
  • Kir-Yianni Naoussa Xinomavro Dry Red
  • Wine Flight

This is an exciting return of the Greece booth for vegans as it featured one of the first-ever plant-based Food & Wine options back in 2018, the Greek Nachos. Since then, we’ve all been waiting with bated breath for the return of those nachos, but now we have a whole new vegan option. Can’t wait to try it!

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina

Food:

  • Fried Falafel Pita with Tahini Sauce (plant-based) – $5.50 (gluten-free without the pita)

Vegan Falafel at the 2021 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

This was a new favorite in 2021. These were the lightest, airiest crispiest falafels I’ve ever had! Granted, ours were made fresh because the people before us ordered 6 sets of falafel and they ran out haha. But they were delicious regardless! The sauce was so good. 

Vegan Falafel at the 2022 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Here is the updated 2022 photo – as you can see, the falafel are smaller this year. Everything else is the same, they are still delicious, just smaller. In 2023 they appear even smaller and something about them seemed a little off this year. Could just be opening day issues. 

falafel pita 2023

  • Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with Hummus, Zaalouk, and Zhoug Dips$5 – This is now vegan as-is! They listened to the many requests for a dairy-free bread here for Flower & Garden Festival, and continued that availability for Food & Wine. 

 Vegan Pita and Dips at the 2023 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

These dips were delicious. Only $5 so a fun option to go with your falafel. The red one is an eggplant-tomato based dip, and the green is cilantro based, along with hummus. 

Drinks:

  • 3 Daughters Brewing Fig Hard Cider – waiting to hear back
  • Bold Rock Ginger Turmeric Hard Cider – vegan
  • Stem Ciders Hibiscus Session Hard Apple Cider (New) – vegan
  • Fig Cocktail with white cranberry juice and fig vodka
  • Cider Flight
  • CORKCICLE Classic Tumbler

Belgium (Between France and Morocco)

Beverages

  • St. Bernardus Witbier – vegan
  • Belgian Abbey Ale – vegan
  • Delirium Red Fruit Ale – vegan
  • Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur – not vegan
  • Beer Flight 

Brazil (Between France and Morocco)

Beverages

  • Xingu Brazilian Black Lager – vegan
  • Frozen Caipirinha with Cachaça

France

Beverages – could not find any info on vegan status of these vintners 

  • Strawberry Rose Mimosa: Pol Remy Sparkling Wine, Orange Juice and Monin Strawberry Rose
  • Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon Blend, Bordeaux, Château de Riffaud
  • Chardonnay, Louis de Camponac
  • La Passion Martini Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry and Passion Fruit Juice

Ireland (Near the United Kingdom)

Beverages

  • Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale – not vegan
  • Bunratty Mead Honey Wine – not vegan 
  • Guinness Baileys Coffee Shake – not vegan

Canada

Beverages

  • Collective Arts Audio/Visual Lager, Hamilton, Ontario – vegan
  • Château des Charmes Cabernet-Merlot Estate – not vegan

Refreshment Port (Next to Canada)

Beverages

  • Frozen Mango Martini: Boyd & Blair Vodka with Mango Nectar and Lemon

Hawaiʻi (Near Port of Entry) – Opening August 15

Beverages

  • Kona Brewing Co. Hanalei Island IPA, Kailua-Kona, HI – vegan
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL – vegan
  • AULANI Sunrise: Vodka, DOLE Pineapple Juice and Grenadine – vegan

Australia (Near Port of Entry)

Beverages

  • Coopers Brewery Pacific Pale Ale – vegan
  • Yalumba ‘Y’ Viognier, South Australia – vegan
  • Robert Oatley Chardonnay, Margaret River, Australia – not vegan
  • Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley, Australia
  • Jansz Premium Rosé, Tasmania
  • Wine Flight

Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE (Near Port of Entry)

Food:

  • Guava Cake with Whipped Cream and Coconut (plant-based item) – $4.75

vegan guava cake

The new cake is basically a guava version of the Tres Leches cake without as much leche. I enjoyed the more subtle sweetness than the mousse cake last year, but the topping is a bit artificial/chemically tasting. I’ll give it another try tho. 

vegan guava cake 2023

 

Drinks:

  • Tropical Mimosa with sparkling wine and Minute Maid passion fruit, orange, and guava juices
  • Key Lime Mimosa with key lime sparkling wine and cranberry juice
  • Blood Orange Mimosa with sparkling wine and blood orange juice
  • Berry Sour Ale Mimosa: Boulevard Brewing Co. berry noir sour ale and sparkling wine (New) vegan
  • Mimosa Flight
  • CORKCICLE Stemless Flute

(There will probably be some other craft beers in here not listed on the guide which we will check on after the festival opens so check back!)

Modified Vegan Options at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The Dandan Noodles in China can be modified vegan by removing the pork if you want to try that for $8.25.

China Booth 2023 EPCOT Food & Wine

The Tostada in Mexico can probably be modified without the meat and cheese, so you can ask about that if you go before we can get back and confirm. It is $7.75

Mexico Booth 2023 EPCOT Food & Wine

Last year we also got a Remy Spork this festival! I have not seen any sporks yet for 2023, but we’ll keep our eyes out.

Remy Spork Epcot Food and Wine 2022

Watch our Everything Vegan at the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival video – we’ll update with our 2023 video when the festival opens but you can see some returning items here – and be sure to subscribe to see our other video reviews:


That about covers it for the 2023 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival vegan options. We’ll update again on August 15th when the other booths open!

The festival runs daily from 11 a.m. to park close starting on July 27th, thru November 18th. For more info on this event visit the official Walt Disney World website. Happy munching fellow herbivores! You can check out our other EPCOT Festival guides on our main page

 

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2 replies on “Vegan Options at the 2023 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival”
  1. says: Annie

    Where did you see that the dark chocolate fondue is plant-based? The Disney site doesn’t have it marked plant-based, but they also don’t have a few other things marked plant-based that look like they would be… although this doesn’t look like it would be

    1. says: Suzannah Mitchell Otis

      It was originally listed BY Disney as plant-based, but they recently updated their menu page to remove it. This guide is now updated as well once we confirmed it with several chefs on opening day of the festival. It’s actually still listed as plant-based on Disney Food Blog as of me typing this, as we all have no option but to get our information directly from Disney. We don’t get updated when things change by Disney, so we have to confirm things on our own. DFB just isn’t concerned with vegan items, so they probably haven’t noticed and updated like we have. If you have any other questions, let me know, we’ve checked on everything at the festival and updated this post as of the 27th on opening day.

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