Since I tried a lot of different foods during my last Disney World trip, I’m writing separate posts about what I ate at each of the parks–check out my posts about what I ate at Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Caribbean Beach Resort, and Universal Studios too, or see all of my Disney posts here, and stay tuned for my upcoming what I ate at Animal Kingdom post. Also, follow my Disney Instagram account here.
This trip was the best food wise for me, since Disney World now has labeled plant based options on their menus at most restaurants. Keep reading to see what vegan options I tried at Epcot as well as the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.
Coral Reef Restaurant (Future World/Table Service)
My first meal while at Disney World this trip was the plant based option at Coral Reef Restaurant–the Grilled Vegetable Skewer with Impossible™ Kefta, which came with with basmati Rice, lentils, and smoked eggplant salad. I love grilled vegetables and rice, and I really enjoyed this dish, it was flavorful, and just a good mix of foods I enjoy.
This year was my third time eating at Coral Reef Restaurant–I also tried their fried cauliflower dish in 2018 and their teriyaki tofu bowl in 2017, and this dish was definitely my favorite. The bread they brought the rest of the table wasn’t vegan, but they did have a vegan bread and butter that they brought for me.
The best part of the meal was the dessert though–I loved the plant based option, which was Baileys Almond and Jack Daniel’s Mousse with chocolate ganache and candied almonds. I’d like to make a copycat recipe for it because it was delicious!
Nine Dragons Restaurant (Table Service/World Showcase, China)
One day, my family ate dinner at Teppan Edo in Japan, but I didn’t want to eat there (it’s one of those places where they cook food in front of you, and I’m not a fan of smelling meat cooking), so I ate dinner by myself at Nine Dragons Restaurant in China, and it was lovely. They had one vegan option on their regular menu (vegetable and tofu stir fry), but they also had two options on a separate plant based menu, and I opted for the Canton pepper “beef,” which came with rice, peppers, and onions.
I asked the server what the “beef” was made of but, he didn’t seem to know (he said he thought it was sort of like bean curd…so maybe soy based?) but whatever it was, it was tasty! This was another hit meal for me–I’d definitely like to go back and try the Kung Pao “chicken” as well. My only complaint is that there weren’t any plant based appetizers–I would’ve loved to try some spring rolls, dumplings, or wontons.
Rose & Crown Dining Room (Table Service/World Showcase, United Kingdom)
One day at Epcot, my family and I ate at Rose and Crown Dining Room in World Showcase, United Kingdom, and I got the plant based option on the menu, the Savory Impossible™ Hot Pot, which featured seasonal vegetables in an Impossible meat casserole baked with sliced potato topping. Like all of the Impossible-based dishes I had while at the parks, the “meat” was flavorful and tasted very realistic to me. The potatoes weren’t all cooked thoroughly though–some barely even tasted cooked, which was disappointing because I love crispy potatoes.
I wish I had ordered the off-menu vegan fish and chips option or vegan bangers and mash instead because I love Gardein fish-less fillets/Beyond Sausage and think I would’ve liked either dish better than the savory pot, but it was still a pretty good meal.
For dessert I got the plant based Rice Pudding, and it looked pretty when it came out, but sadly I was a little underwhelmed. I’m not sure if it was the way they made it, or if I’m just not a big fan of rice pudding in general.
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is lovely, and one day I walked around enjoying the topiaries and trying some of their plant based options.
They were offering a Garden Graze stroll, where you try five different menu items they specify in the festival passport, and when you get them all checked off, you get a complimentary prize from Pineapple Promenade. This was the first year that the Garden Graze dishes were all plant based, so of course I had to do it!
Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market, Germany
My first stop was trying the potato pancakes with house-made apple sauce from Bauernmarkt in Germany. I love potatoes in any form, so of course I loved this one!
Refreshment Outpost, Outpost
The second dish I tried was the pineapple skewer with Tajin seasoning from Refreshment Outpost. This was a basic snack, just a skewer of pineapple with seasoning.
Florida Fresh, Between Morocco and France
My next stop was at Florida Fresh for the Watermelon Cucumber Slushy, which was so refreshing–I could go for one right now!
Flavor Full Kitchen, Future World West
At Flavor Full Kitchen, I tried the grilled baby vegetables with hummus cream and red pepper coulis–I loved the presentation, and they were tasty as well.
Trowel & Trellis, Showcase Plaza
And finally, my last stop as far as the Garden Graze items were concerned–I got the Impossible Farmhouse Meatball with lentil bread, spinach, marinated vegetables, and creamy herb dressing. This dish was messy (hence the less than stellar photo, sauce was dripping down my hand as I tried to take a photo quickly), but I liked it a lot–I love Impossible meatballs!
The only dish I got that wasn’t part of the Garden Graze was the chocolate pudding terrarium. It was so cute and featured an avocado based pudding with matcha crumble and edible flowers (it was also labeled as gluten free). I’m a sucker for cute, Instagram worthy treats, and this one didn’t just look good, it was delicious as well.
Pineapple Promenade, Showcase Plaza
After I got all five stamps from the Garden Graze, I went to get my complimentary prize from Pineapple Promenade, which was a lime mango Dole whip that came in this cute cup, and some basil seeds. I thought this flavor of Dole whip was unique and such a treat.
Check out this cute video I made of my day at the Flower and Garden Festival too!
Of course I had to get a Mickey pretzel at some point during my trip! They’re vegan when ordered without the cheese sauce. I do wish there was a vegan dipping sauce option–marinara sauce would make it even tastier. (Luke said I’m a weirdo for saying that and that mustard is the best dipping sauce, but I disagree lol.)
And as usual, I had to get coffee while at Epcot too–I got an iced almond milk latte with caramel from Joffrey’s.
That’s all of the food I tried at Epcot during this trip! Have you tried any vegan options at Epcot? What are some of your favorites? Let me know in the comments.