Did you know there are not one but TWO vegan pretzels at Norway’s Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in EPCOT? Today a reader sent over a question on instagram asking about the pretzels in Norway and did I know if they were vegan. They sent over the allergy binder ingredients and it sure looked like they were vegan to me! All this time, I assumed they were made with dairy and eggs, and the frosting was surely made with dairy. I’m not sure if it’s a new update or what, but we are very excited to share this with you all because more vegan snacks are always a good thing. Huge thanks to Courtney W. for reaching out and checking on this!
Now let’s head to Norway in EPCOT to get those vegan pretzels! The Norway pavilion is the second country you’ll come to if you start your World Showcase journey in Mexico, to the left if you’re coming from the former Future World. First opened in 1988, the Norway pavilion is the most recent country to have a home here at EPCOT. You’ll stroll over to the Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe within the pavilion to find these vegan sweet pretzel treats in Norway.
First, let me note that these are not like Mickey pretzels you are used to in the parks. They also aren’t like the giant pretzels in the Germany pavilion, or even the sweet ones in the rest of the park. These are Norwegian Kringla, a pretzel-shaped pastry. Kringla are normally made with eggs, butter, and sour cream, so it really is great that we have none of those in this version. Thank you, EPCOT Norway for these vegan pretzels! Here at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe, they come in two varieties, chocolate iced, and almond.
The chocolate iced Norwegian Kringla – $6.29 is made up of a malted wheat yeast dough. It’s very soft and doughy, not like a regular soft preztel. The kringla also contains raisins, and the chocolate and white icing are both made with plant-based ingredients. As you can see in the ingredient list, they do contain wheat, corn, and soy ingredients.
I really enjoyed this, it reminded me of a nice danish you’d get from a bakery. If you like a sweet breakfast treat, this is a great option (they do open at 8:30 AM!). Of course, it’s also delicious any time of day.
Also available is a sweet iced almond Norwegian kringla – $6.29. This vegan pretzel features the same dough base (which seems to be the same kind of dough the famous Norway School Bread (which is not vegan) is made from. Imagine if they made those vegan too?! The pretzel is topped with the white icing and sliced toasted almonds. A truly great vegan snack in EPCOT!
You can also enjoy some Joffrey’s coffee here at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe and Norwegian beer as well. As of this post, the two pretzels are the only vegan options in the bakery.
Here’s what they look like on the inside and stacked. The third photo is both kinds of vegan pretzels or kringla stacked together.
We also wanted to include the ingredients list from the allergy binder. Keep in mind this is accurate as of this posting, but may change by the time you visit, so always ask to see the binder and check, especially if you have allergies.
Which one are you most excited to try? Or have you already had these vegan pretzel beauties in Norway? Let us know down below!
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