If you’re like me, you LOVE going to the Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT every year. Aaaand if you’re like me, you also have your favorite dishes you have to get every time and there are so many you just don’t want to try something new because you have to eat alltheHawaiianporksliders… Anybody else?
Well, I recently had the chance to taste a bunch of new dishes being offered this year so I can share with you my personal favorites. Make a note, bookmark this page, whatever you need to do because you’re not going to want to miss these five instant favorites! I’ll also update it every year, so you can come see what my new favorites are!
#5 Croissant Donuts at Taste Track
I’ve never had a croissant donut before, so I didn’t have anything to compare it to, BUT I thought this was really good. The texture was like a croissant, but fried (obviously) and you got those little bits of butter you’d expect when eating one… but then add some sprinkles to it. It was full-sized too, making it one of the better deals of the Festival. My only issue with it is I know it would have been better hot. But it was still quite tasty.
#4 The Impossible Burger from Earth Eats
I didn’t expect to like this one at all. Jon even said he wouldn’t turn it down (those of you who know him understand what a big deal this is). It’s a meatless burger that actually looks like a real burger, and has the same texture. The flavor wasn’t exactly the same, but it didn’t taste like a “garden burger” at all. I really enjoyed it.
#3 The Spanakopita from Greece
I love this simple, but flavorful dish pretty much anywhere I’ve had it. It’s comfort food that isn’t too heavy and the flavors are so fantastic. There were also two pieces, which was nice for sharing!
#2 Mezzi Rigatoni from Italy
This one had a delicious vodka sauce over perfectly al dente pasta with crispy pancetta. I’m still drooling over it and wish I could recreate it at home!
#1 The Blended Burger at Earth Eats
Y’all… I just… There are no words. I’m not usually a big burger girl. Sure, I’ll eat them if they’re being served, but I’ll rarely choose them over something else… And we went back for seconds. It’s a blend of mushrooms and beef, with fondue cheese, arugula, and a crunchy chip on top. This might be the best burger I’ve ever had and it’s my new favorite dish at the Festival. Seriously, I like it better than the Kalua Pork Sliders. If you try one new thing this year, make it this one. You won’t regret it.
Have you been to the Festival yet this year? What are your favorites? I’d love to hear about them in the comments so I can give them a try on my next visit!
Oh! And if you’re going to EPCOT this fall, you’ll also want to check out my posts about my favorite hidden places to chill, how to do the Food and Wine Festival with Kids (and still enjoy it!), how to get the most out of your visit to the Food and Wine Festival, and all the awesome Hidden Mickeys around the park!