Attention Foodies: Complete vegetarian guide to Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival

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Calling all vegetarian foodies! Our favorite time of year is back, and we expect it to be bigger and better than ever before.

That’s right. It’s time for the 2019 International Food and Wine Festival, which takes place every year in World Showcase at Epcot.

Travel around the globe and visit all 30 pavilion booths featuring dishes, treats, wine, beer, spirits, and other alcoholic beverages and delicious foods from all around the world.

On top of tasting cuisines and experiencing cooking techniques from various countries, the International Food and Wine festival also features a variety of culinary demos which give guests an opportunity to learn from the best. Attendees will learn tips and tricks to help sharpen their skills in the kitchen, and may even get to taste samples from culinary chefs!

Guests also have the opportunity to attend the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, which runs from August 29-November 19 and features a variety of some of your favorite musical artists. Disney also offers an Eat to the Beat Dining Package which is the perfect combination of a delicious meal followed by a musical show.

I’ve put together a list of all the vegetarian-friendly options listed on the food guide that are being offered during this year’s Food and Wine Festival.

Austria (Located near Port of Entry)

Check out the Deconstructed Pavlova with pastry cream, citrus-macerated berries, and lemon myrtle meringue.

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Shimmering Sips (Located near Port of Entry)

This booth is filled with vegetarian-friendly options.

To start, try the Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae made with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk, fresh berries, and chocolate almond streusel.

Next, you can have a trio of treats when you get the Cheesecake Trio, which includes raspberry, chocolate, and New York-style cheesecake bites.

And lastly, the Shimmering Strawberry Soft-serve, which is sweet, yet refreshing. (And it’s served in a waffle cone!)

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Hawai’i (Located near Refreshment Port)

More desserts! This Passion Fruit Cheesecake is topped with toasted macadamia nuts.

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Islands of the Caribbean (Located near the Mexico pavilion)

On the menu for vegetarians here is something called ‘Quesito’which is a puff pastry filled with sweetened cream cheese and guava sauce.

The Alps (Located at the Norway pavilion)

This booth has two vegetarian-friendly options. Start off with the Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese served with baby potatoes, cornichons, and a baguette. And for dessert, check out the Blueberry and Almond Frangipane Tart filled with crème fraîche and Blue Diamond Almonds.

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The Donut Box (Located near Test Track)

Calling all donut lovers! Stop by the Donut Box and get your hands on some Strawberry-dusted Yeast Donut Holes.

If you’re craving a more savory treat, try the Sweet Corn Fritter with Fresno and red pepper jelly.

India (Located near the China pavilion)

India offers vegetarians a Warm Indian Bread with pickled garlic, mango salsa, and coriander pesto dips or the Madras Red Curry with roasted cauliflower, baby carrots, chickpeas, and UNCLE BEN’S Basmati Rice.

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Africa (Located near Refreshment Outpost)

If you like a little bit of spice, then you’ll have to check out the Spicy Kenyan Vegan Githeri at Africa. This dish is served with white beans, pigeon peas, curry rice pilaf, and Kachumbari slaw.

Germany (Located at the Germany pavilion)

This one is a personal favorite of mine. The warm Apple Strudel is topped with a delicious vanilla sauce and I promise, it will be gone within three bites.

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Sommerfest (Located at the Germany pavilion)

Calling all peach lovers. Make sure to add this Frangipane Peach Tart on your list of must-try items.

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Hops & Barley (Located at The American Adventure)

This warm, freshly baked Carrot Cake topped with delicious cream cheese icing is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Belgium (Located between the Morocco and France pavilions)

Everyone knows Belgium is famous for their waffles. And luckily for us, the Belgium pavilion is offering two kinds of waffles!

You can order a Golden Malted® Belgian Waffle with either warm chocolate ganache or a berry compote, both topped with whipped cream.

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Brazil (Located between the Morocco and France pavilions)

Food and Wine attendees can try a Brazilian classic ‘Pão de Queijo’, which is a warm Brazilian cheese bread.

France (Located at the France pavilion)

Attention all wine and cheese lovers. France is offering Fondue Savoyarde which is a selection of Imported cheeses paired with a glass of Chardonnay and served with Croutons.

You can also try the famous Crème Brûlèe, which comes with House-made chocolate hazelnut cream. 

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Ireland (Located at the U.K. pavilion)

You’re in luck because Ireland is serving up another person favorite of mine. Warm Irish Cheddar and Stout Dip served with Irish brown bread.

And for dessert, check out the Warm Chocolate Pudding with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard!

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The Cheese Studio hosted by Boursin Cheese (Located at Future World West)

When visiting the Cheese Studio, vegetarian guests have two options. The Black Pepper Boursin Soufflé with fig marmalade or the Maple Bourbon Cheesecake with maple bourbon cream, caramel, and pecan crunch.

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The Wine & Dine Studio (Located at Future World West)

First up, you have to try the Butternut Squash Ravioli. This savory dish is served with a brown butter vinaigrette and topped with shaved parmesan and pumpkin seeds.

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You can also try the Trio of Artisan Cheeses, which includes Gorgonzola with cow and sheep’s milk, Artigiano Aged Balsamic & Cipolline Onion and Italico.

Earth Eats hosted by Impossible™ Foods (Located at Future World West)

For all of us vegetarians who know about the Impossible Foods line, you’ll have to check this booth out!

You can choose from The Impossible Burger Slider with wasabi cream and spicy asian slaw served on a sesame seed bun or the Impossible Cottage Pie, which is IMPOSSIBLE Ground Meat mixed with carrots, mushrooms, and peas, topped with mashed cauliflower, white beans, and mozzarella.

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Active Eats (Located at Future World West)

Looking for something a little healthier? Try the Fruit and Nut Energy Snack. This snack is a house-made mixture consisting of apricots, almonds, pecans, coconut, puffed rice, and chocolate chips.

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Refreshment Port (Located near the Canada pavilion)

Of course, this vegetarian-friendly guide wouldn’t be complete without a fan-favorite — The Dole Whip!

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We hope this vegetarian-friendly guide helps you enjoy this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which starts August 29 and runs through November 23, 2019.

Are you planning on visiting Walt Disney World during the International Food & Wine Festival and need help planning your perfect trip? Then don’t hesitate to reach out to the Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel for a free quote and help planning the vacation of your dreams.

Which booth are you looking forward to stopping at during the festival?

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