Yuletide greetings everyone! Epcot has been ramping up its festival season and we have the full run down on vegan options at this year’s Holiday Kitchens located throughout World Showcase during the 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays.
What’s Vegan at the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays?
New this year is the Holiday Pot Pie at the American Holiday Table Holiday Kitchen.
This offering is a mixture of jackfruit, mushrooms, carrots, peas, and onions topped with a flaky puff pastry.
While a novel idea, this offering was not good. It didn’t have much flavor to it and honestly I ended up picking the pastry off the top, eating it and throwing the rest away.
Also somewhat new this year are the vegan Potato Latkes available at the L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen. We say somewhat new because these made the jump from the “cut-too-short” Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.
At the Flower and Garden Festival these were topped with applesauce. For Festival of the Holidays you’ll find them drizzled with an herbed dairy free sour cream.
We actually loved these!
In 2020 the Holiday Cookie Stroll returns and with it comes the iconic black and white cookie. And we’re happy to report that it’s still vegan!
The Black and White Cookie we sampled on opening day was pretty hard and dry. It had a hint of lemon and was covered in vegan chocolate and vanilla frosting.
You can find the Black and White Cookie at the L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen in between Morocco and France.
At the Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen in Mexico you’ll find another delicious option we were able to modify.
This is the Giant Tostada de Chorizo. Ask to omit the meat, queso and creama Mexicana. This will leave you with a massive crispy tostada topped with the creamiest black beans, salsa verde, tangy pickled red onions and green onions.
We verified with a chef that the beans are not cooked with any animal products.
There was one additional option that we thought might be modifiable but after consulting with chefs at the location we discovered that it wasn’t.
In Japan’s Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen the Chirashi Christmas Trees are being pre-made and then brought on stage so you can not ask to omit the fish or sauce for a veggie option sadly.
Several locations should be selling special novelty holiday popcorn buckets filled with freshly popped, vegan “butter” flavored popcorn.
Living with the Land Merry and Bright Nights is NOT TO BE MISSED!
After the sun sets, ride the Living with the Land attraction for a special sparkling tour. You can find Living with the Land inside the Land pavilion in Future World West.
Enjoy a peaceful evening cruise and view twinkling holiday light displays throughout the greenhouses here.
This overlay is magical and we are so happy that Epcot is bringing it back this year.
The 2020 festival will run from November 27th through December 30th.
For more information on the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays visit the official Walt Disney World website.
LOOKING FOR VEGAN OPTIONS IN THE THEME PARKS, WATER PARKS AND DISNEY SPRINGS?
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LOOKING FOR VEGAN OPTIONS IN THE WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT HOTELS?
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