• Caitlin McAninch

Food Diary: Epcot World Showcase

Updated: Feb 16, 2019

When I started doing research for our Disney World trip about the different parks, I immediately was drawn to the World Showcase at Epcot. From what I read, it seemed like the pavilions were going to be gorgeous, and awesome to explore. But what excited me even more was all the food each pavilion had.

I can’t call myself a real foodie, because in all honesty, I like everything. I’m not a picky eater. I do hate bananas, ew, gross. But other than that, I eat and enjoy all food. So because of that, I don’t really have too many negative things to say about the food I had at the World Showcase. I thought I would just sort of post pictures with names and prices of everything we got. So without further ado, let’s eat around the world!

*Descriptions will be UNDER the images*

Mexico Pavilion

Mexico is the first Pavilion if you start clockwise. So, go left. My first stop was obviously to get a margarita!

Restaurant: Jardin de Fiestas

Item: Elderflower Pineapple Margarita

Price: $11.99

My thoughts: Very sweet and delicious. Strong pineapple flavor. Who knows what elderflower tastes like? I am pretty sure this drink is only offered during the Flower and Garden Festival.

Restaurant: La Cantina de San Angel

Item: Tacos de Pollo

Price: $11.95

My thoughts: Order comes with three tacos and rice and refried black beans. Tastes like mesquite chicken. Rice and beans are very flavor and delicious. Perfect for sharing before going around the whole world.

Restaurant: La Cantina de San Angel

Item: Nachos

Price: $10.95

My thoughts: Just nachos with ground beef. Nothing special about the meat, but the jalapeños are a nice touch.

Restaurant: La Cantina de San Angel

Item: Tacos de Barbacoa

Price: $12.75

My thoughts: It was a shredded seasoned beef. They were really good, too! (*Really good* - I should be a food critic with my excellent descriptive skills*)

Norway Pavilion

Norway was all about the baked goods for me. But narrowing down what I was going to get from the bakery was HARD. I ended up going with the Troll Horn and School Bread.

Restaurant: Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

Item: Troll Horn

Price: $3.99

My thoughts: It is hard bread, very delicious cream, very sugary. The cream inside is amazing. So delicious. I'm in love.

Restaurant: Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

Item: School Bread

Price: $3.49

My thoughts: First, gross aftertaste, coconut bread very sweet. Austin thinks it's cardamom, it just leaves this feeling in the back of your throat. But the cream on top and inside is delicious!

Restaurant: Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

Item: Carlsberg

Price: $9.00

My thoughts: So the Norweigion beer is actually not from Norway, but it’s a Danish beer called Carlsberg. It tasted like beer, really nothing special!

China Pavilion

Even though all I wanted was some eggrolls, I opted to just get a cocktail in China!

Restaurant: Joy of Tea

Item: Canto Loopy

Price: $8.95

My thoughts: First sip was amazing. It was so fresh and fruity, perfect for the hot day. But, I was a distracted drinker. All the mix was at the bottom, and I sucked it right up. Leaving just Vodka and ice at the bottom of my cup. Ew.

Germany Pavilion

I was pumped for Grapefruit beer in Germany. I had just discovered a Grapefruit beer back in Reno that I was obsessing over, so I was excited to expand my fruity beers. But! Turns out it was the same beer I was having at home!!

Restaurant: Sommerfest

Item: Shofferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen

Price: $9.00

My thoughts: Oh it’s just the best. It’s fruity and refreshing. Best beer there is. But, with 4% alcohol, you need a few to get a buzz going!

Restaurant: Sommerfest

Item: Nudil Strutin

Price: $4.29

My thoughts: This stuff was delicious, but it was heavy. And a lot. I couldn’t even finish it.

Italy Pavilion

So pasta was not in the stars for me. I did not eat in Italy. But the area was super pretty! I loved the ambiance and it got me really excited for our Italy trip coming up!

United States Pavilion

Hello USA! Here they were selling pretzels, hot dogs, and burgers. We really only stopped to use the bathroom, grab a cold drink, and admire the views of Epcot!

Restaurant: Block & Hans

Item: Icy Lemonade Alcohol Thing, with strawberry

Price: $12.00

My thoughts: okay, so I don’t remember what it was called and I didn’t write it down in my notes… But this icy slush was so good! And so pretty! Almost reminded me of a Miami Vice!

Japan Pavilion

I skipped eating and drinking in Japan, too. At this point I was getting full and tired. It gets hot wandering around those pavilions! But! We saw this little Bonsai Tree garden. Dylan LOVES Bonsai Trees.

Morocco Pavilion

Yup. Didn’t eat here either. Kendra did get a henna tattoo, though! I found a seat in the shade…

France Pavilion

I was very excited about France, specifically for the desserts!

Restaurant: L’Artisan des Glaces

Item: Ice Cream Martini

Price: $11.97

My thoughts: I ordered Mint Ice Cream with Grand Marnier. It was a combination the cast member recommended, but it was so delicious! I had a lot of other visitors asking me where I got it! And not to brag, but this picture was reposted by the Disney Food Blog on their Instagram account… No big! Oh, btw, are you following me on Instagram yet?!

Restaurant: L’Artisan des Glaces

Item: Macaron

Price: $4.69

My thoughts: I got the seasonal Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich, which happened to be strawberry. Yum! It was gooey, but so good! And so beautiful!

United Kingdom Pavilion

So I really, really wanted to get Fish and Chips here. But, I was so full I just couldn’t’ do it. Gives me a reason to go back, right? But! Here’s a cute picture of Dylan running around the little maze in the United Kingdom Pavilion.

Canada Pavilion

Restaurant: Le Cellier Steakhouse

Item: Steak

Price: High?

My thoughts: So Dylan and I actually broke away from the family one night and had a date night. We chose to go to the Le Cellier Steakhouse because, well, I knew out of all restaurants at Disney World, he would probably like this one best. I was very, very correct. Learn more about our date night in this post.

My real thoughts about the World Showcase Food Choices

I had a longggg list of food I wanted to try at Epcot. I probably only got through about half. I mean, yeah I was getting really full and sort of buzzed. But the real issue was cost. Disney should really consider offering mini versions of everything at a lower cost. There was just so much I wanted to try that at the end of the day, just wasn’t worth it.

Have you ever visited Epcot’s World Showcase? Did you eat?! I want to hear all about your experience!

Want to learn more about Epcot as a whole? Check out this blog post, Escape to Epcot.


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