The fantastic attractions are undoubtedly the main draw at Walt Disney World, but the grub at the theme parks is not something to be overlooked. And when it comes to food at Disney World, Epcot is the hands down winner. But with so many options, it can be tough to decide what to eat and what to avoid. That’s why today we’re giving you the lowdown on – What are the best snacks at Epcot?
From authentic French pastries to traditional Moroccan treats, from beloved Mexican snacks to lesser-known exotic ones, Epcot serves up a cornucopia of savory and sweet temptations. You’re going to need more than one trip to try out all the best Epcot snacks, but you’ve got to start somewhere, right? Read our list which walks you through some of the amazing snacks on offer at this Disney theme park.
Like we said, Epcot tops the charts in the best places to eat at Disney World. It’s a chance for you to go on a snacking expedition around the world, which can, of course, easily turn into a global drinking adventure.
Head over to the World Showcase when the hunger pangs strike and introduce your palate to exotic and delicious snacks as well as all-time American favorites. We hope this list will save you both time and money when you’re eating at Disney World. So, let’s dive right in and take a look at some of the best Epcot snacks. We’ve broken down the list by country / pavilion to make it easier for you to find your favorites.
Best Epcot Snacks at the Mexico Pavilion
If you turn left when you enter the World Showcase Lagoon, you’ll hit Mexico first. This is the place to get some of the best savory snacks at Epcot. There are so many amazing options – here are just a few of our favorites that we keep going back for.
Tacos de Barbacoa at La Cantina de San Angel
Home-style corn tortillas stuffed with seasoned beef, refried black beans, and Mexican rice with a red salsa for the zing. Yummy.
Nachos at La Cantina de San Angel
Crisp tortilla chips served with cheese, tomatoes, ground beef, and beans with a sour cream dressing. A favorite with families and very shareable!
Churros at La Cantina de San Angel
Regularly voted one of the world’s favorite desserts, churros are one of the best Epcot snacks for when you’re craving something sweet. Served with a finger-licking good chocolate hazelnut spread.
Wild Passion at Choza de Margarita
One of our favorite drinks from south of the border, this signature margarita at Epcot is a heady mix of Centinela blanco tequila, lime juice, passion fruit and nixta corn liquer, and agave nector, served with a hibiscus salt on the rim. A superb recharger before you hit the attraction trail again. Need something to cool off? We love the Mango Loco frozen margarita with tequila and orange liquer blended with a mango and wild passion fruit puree.
Elote at Choza de Margarita
A classic American snack at Epcot with a Mexican twist – the Elote is super-soft sweet corn on the cob smothered with a chipotle aioli and seasoned with tajin Chile lime powder and queso cotija.
Empanada de Barbacoa at Choza de Margarita
Filled with delicious Barbacoa beef and served with a queso fresco, crema Mexicana, and chipotle sauce, this is one of the best Epcot snacks in our book. You can taste the freshness of the ingredients, which is sure to impress even the most discerning Mexican food enthusiasts.
Best Snacks at Epcot in the Norway Pavilion
You can savor authentic Norwegian specialties without ever leaving American shores. Dig into some of the best snacks at Epcot at the Norway Pavilion. Beer is always on hand, but don’t miss the chance to try some Viking coffee. Here’s our pick of the best Epcot snacks from Norway.
School bread at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
This famous snack from Norway consists of a creamy vanilla custard filled in a sweet roll dipped in shaved coconut and sweet icing. It can be an acquired taste – you may not like it initially, but give it a try, maybe it will grow on you.
Eplekake at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
A twist on the all-time American apple pie, this is an apple cake with a caramel drizzle. We love the familiar flavors in this treat.
Lefse at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
This soft flatbread is rolled with all things good – sugar, butter, and cinnamon – the traditional way this snack is eaten in Norway. An afternoon snack par excellence.
Best Epcot Snacks at the China Pavilion
Chinese food is one of the most popular cuisines worldwide, but it’s not always authentic. Next on our list of best Epcot snacks are some traditional Chinese snacks made using authentic techniques and available at the China Pavilion.
Pork egg rolls at Joy of Tea
These super flavorful pork and vegetable egg rolls at Joy of Tea in the China Pavilion are one of the best snacks at Epcot, especially for folks who enjoy oriental flavors.
Bubble milk tea at Joy of Tea
Like Dalgona coffee, this delicious drink originated in Taiwan. Made by frothing milk tea and served iced and sweetened with boba balls (tapioca pearls), this is a great choice even for non-tea-drinkers to cool off in the summer.
Tipsy ducks in love at Joy of Tea
Who can refuse a drink with a name like that? This bourbon-based specialty cocktail features flavors of coffee, black tea, chocolate, and cream. It’s one of our favorite cocktails at Epcot and a great way to sit back and take a breather.
Best Snacks at Epcot in the Germany Pavilion
If you’re starting to feel stuffed already, hang in there. We’re only part way through the best snacks at Epcot. While beer is the obvious choice in drinks at the Germany Pavilion, there are some really good snacks to go with it too.
Jumbo pretzels at Sommerfest
The Germans are known as the bread gods and they make some of the world’s best pretzels, so don’t miss the chance to try the jumbo pretzels at Sommerfest, one of the best Epcot snacks you can spend your money on. Super chewy with a good crunch and just the right amount of salt, these German-style knots of bread are finger-licking good. Keep in mind that the jumbo pretzel lives up to its name and is h-u-g-e, so it’s a great snack to share with friends.
Best Epcot Snacks in the Italy Pavilion
While the Italy pavilion is best known for its fine dining and table service restaurants (ideal for a romantic night on the town without the kids), there are several good snacks to try here. Here are some of our favorite snacks at Epcot that are simply irresistible.
Gelati in a waffle cone at Gelateria Toscana
There’s no better way to cool off on a hot summer day than to dig into authentic Italian gelato served in a crunchy waffle cone. With a choice of flavors ranging from the classic to the exotic – there’s something for even the pickiest of kids. Our favorites? The Amerena cherry, Stracciatella, and pistachio (you can get vanilla and chocolate anywhere, after all).
Naufrago at Gelateria Toscana
This thirst quencher is a root beer vanilla gelato float that is often called the “black cow.” The frothy foamy goodness of this float with a ridiculously rich and creamy ice cream means we absolutely cannot leave it off our list of best snacks at Epcot.
Mocha Tiramisu at Gelateria Toscana
Savoiardi biscuits, mascarpone cream, chocolate, and espresso coffee combine together to make this world-famous Italian dessert. It’s is a bestseller Epcot snack that is worth disrupting your diet plans for. Did you know that tiramisu in Italian literally means “pick me up”?
Best Snacks at Epcot in The American Adventure
Not one for trying unfamiliar cuisines and snacks at Epcot? Well, simply head over to The American Adventure for all things Americana, including some favorite American savory and sweet snacks that will have you going back for more.
Mickey pretzels at Block and Hans
While they may not be the best snacks at Epcot and they may not even be the best pretzels at Epcot, we just can’t resist the Mickey-shaped pretzels served with a delicious cheese sauce at Block and Hans. Makes for great pics, you’ve got to admit.
Funnel cakes at Funnel Cake
Whether you choose a classic funnel cake or something a little experimental – one thing is certain – it will satisfy your sweet tooth. Toppings include chocolate syrup, powdered sugar, and vanilla ice cream, among many tasty options. And if you want to take the experience home with you, a funnel cake gift kit is available for purchase. If you happen to be at Epcot when a festival is on, do try some of the specialty funnel cakes. We loved the maple bacon funnel cake at the Food and Wine Festival.
Jumbo turkey leg at Fife & Drum Tavern
These tasty turkey legs are delicious and filling while still qualifying as a snack. Celebrate your patriotic spirit by digging into these delicious snacks at Epcot. Also available are beers, wines, and other alcoholic beverages as well as root beer floats for the kids.
Power greens salad with chicken at Regal Eagle Smokehouse
If you’ve been digging into Epcot snacks that are calorie bombs, it may be time to choose something healthy. The best healthy snack at Epcot in our opinion is the power greens salad with chicken that is made by the chefs at the Regal Eagle Smokehouse in The American Adventure pavilion. This fresh citrusy salad features mixed greens tossed with dried cranberries and sunflower seeds, topped with pulled chicken, and dressed with a fresh citrus-flavored vinaigrette dressing. Ticks all the boxes – delicious, filling, and healthy.
S’mores brownie at Regal Eagle Smokehouse
Can anything be more American than a crumbly graham cracker crust topped with a rich chocolate brownie? This decadent dessert also has a layer of silky chocolate ganache topped with a fluffy, roasted marshmallow cream. The riot of flavors in your mouth is so wonderfully balanced that no single one overpowers the rest. If you’re going to try this best Epcot snack, we suggest saving some room in your tummy specially for it.
Best Snacks at Epcot in the Japan Pavilion
If you want a memorable meal at a table service restaurant, look no further than the Japan Pavilion at Epcot. But this location also has some snacking tricks up its sleeve. For a taste of the exotic, try some of these best Epcot snacks from Japan.
Kakigōri at Kabuki Cafe
A favorite with the kids, this Japanese shaved ice snack at Epcot is available in a brilliant rainbow variant. Also on offer are strawberry tangerine, cherry, and blue raspberry flavors and Kakigōri with a sweet milk topping. Super refreshing on those hot Florida days.
Spicy roll at Kabuki Cafe
A spicy tuna and salmon roll with cucumber, served with volcano sauce – sushi lovers need not look any further. Also worth trying is the nigiri combo with salmon, shrimp, and tuna and the California roll which contains smelt roe, cucumber, avocado, and mayonnaise.
Best Epcot Snacks at the Morocco Pavilion
Be transported to the exotic tastes and smells of Africa with some of the best snacks at Epcot in the Morocco pavilion. Don’t rush past, stop and savor the many yummy treats on offer, including grilled kebabs and falafel pita. There’s no better way to try some delicious snacks from distant lands thousands of miles away without even leaving America.
Grilled kebabs at Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina
Garlicky lemon chicken, Harissa-marinated beef, and Moroccan spiced lamb are served with couscous, a fresh tomato onion salad, and a garlic aioli. Yum!
Fried falafel pita at Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina
A quintessential and beloved middle eastern dish, this is one of the best snacks at Epcot that we keep going back for. A warm pita bread stuffed with hot, crispy falafel and a cool, crunchy salad of onions, cucumbers, and diced tomatoes, drenched with a nutty tahini sauce. Worthy of being on the best Epcot snacks list? Hell yeah. We bet your mouth is watering already!
Pistachio cake at Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina
Tried baklava many times and want to experiment a little? A traditional Moroccan treat, the pistachio cake is filled with a delightfully light cinnamon pastry cream and topped with candied walnuts. This is a superb combination of textures and flavors that were made for each other.
Best Snacks at Epcot in the France Pavilion
Ready to hit the holy grail of snacking at Epcot? The France pavilion has a mind-boggling variety of snacks on offer, both sweet and savory. While you can’t go wrong with almost anything here, we’ve picked out some of the very best Epcot snacks from France for you. Bon appetite!
Macaron at L’Artisan des Glaces
Imagine chocolate or seasonal ice cream sandwiched in a delicious macaron shell and you’ve got yourself an indulgent treat that is ooh-la-la!
Coupe du Dimanche at L’Artisan des Glaces
Two scoops of ice cream in a home-made waffle bowl served with whipped cream and drizzled with a sauce of your choice – the stuff that dreams are made of! Want something alcoholic (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere), try the ice cream martini that contains 2 scoops with a shot of Grand Marnier and whipped cream drizzled with rum or vodka.
Jambon Beurre at Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
A classic ham and cheese seasoned with Dijon mustard butter on a demi baguette – this satisfying sandwich is one of the best snacks at Epcot when you just want something that’s good and familiar.
Bisque de Homard at Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
A thick, creamy, flavorful soup of French origin, the Bisque de Homard is an authentic lobster bisque served in a fresh bread bowl. The smooth texture of the soup and the delicate flavors of the seas are sure to be a hit with seafood lovers.
Crème Brulee at Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
No roundup of the best snacks at Epcot would be complete without the French dessert crème brulee. The chefs at Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie serve up a finger-licking good caramelized vanilla custard that screams luxury. Literally meaning burned cream in French, this classic dessert never disappoints.
Best Epcot Snacks at Future World
It cannot compete with the World Showcase for the best snacks at Epcot, but Future World does have a few winners up its sleeve. Here is one of our favorites.
Slushies at Cool Wash
Stop off at Cool Wash and savor a refreshing slushy available in an assortment of flavors. Rehydrate and cool off under the misting fans.
How many of the best snacks at Epcot have you tried from our list? We bet you can’t wait to go back to Epcot and sample some of the amazing snacks on offer at this Disney World theme park. Let us know in the comments below if you think we’ve missed one of your favorites!