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A Vegan Guide to Epcot

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Headed to Disney World and want to eat your way around the world, but not sure what is vegan? Here’s a complete vegan Epcot guide (including the Food & Wine Festival)!

My favorite way to travel is exploring off the beaten path locations, finding the exciting side to “boring” places, and traveling like the locals. However, there are a few places that get me acting like a damn fool. Like I’ve never set outside of my backyard before and Disney World is one of them. Admitting that I love Disney World may make me seem like less of a world traveler to some but there’s a lot of nostalgia for me there. I grew up going here almost every year and it’ll never stop feeling special to me. I’ve now been a few times as a vegan and I’m happy to report it is not difficult! Here is a complete vegan Epcot guide (including the Food & Wine Festival vegan options).

Vegan Epcot Guide

As we all know, the world is changing. Veganism is on the rise and Disney World is not one to be left in the dust. The vegan Epcot options are on the rise too. You’ll find plenty of vegan snack options, quick-service options, and options at sit-down restaurants. 

Vegan Epcot Snacks

Name of Establishment: L’Artisan des Glaces
Location: France
Vegan Option: Sorbet and waffle cone (rotating flavors)
Cost: $

places to eat in Epcot

Name of Establishment: Joffrey’s Coffee
Location: Future World & World Showcase
Vegan Option: Coffee (almond milk available)
Cost: $

Name of Establishment: Starbucks
Location: World Showcase
Vegan Option: Coffee (non-dairy milk available)
Cost: $

Name of Establishment: The Land Cart
Location: Future World 
Vegan Option: Hummus with pretzels, fruit, and veggies
Cost: $

Name of Establishment: Choza de Margarita
Location: Mexico
Vegan Option: Guacamole & Chips
Cost: $

Name of Establishment: Trinken Beer Cart
Location: Germany
Vegan Option: Jumbo Pretzels
Cost: $

Name of Establishment: Kabuki Cafe
Location: Japan
Vegan Option: Kakigori (leave off sweet milk topping) and Edamame
Cost: $

Name of Establishment: Fire and Drum Tavern
Location: America
Vegan Option: Popcorn
Cost: $

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Vegan Epcot Quick Service

Name of Establishment: Sunshine Seasons
Location: Future World
Vegan Option: Vegan korma with Gardein Meatless Chik’n, Vegetable Sushi, Jackfruit Gyro, variety of vegan snacks, vegan dessert offered often but not always, vegan breakfast wrap in mornings
Cost: $-$$

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Name of Establishment: La Cantina de San Angel
Location: Mexico
Vegan Option: Coffee (almond milk available)
Cost: $$

Name of Establishment: Regal Eagle
Location: America
Vegan Option: BBQ burger
Cost: $-$$

Name of Establishment: Katsura Grill
Location: Japan
Vegan Option: Edamame, steamed rice, and vegetable sushi roll
Cost: $-$$

Name of Establishment: Tangierine Cafe
Location: Morocco
Vegan Option: Vegetable platter (pita is vegan sometimes and not at other times – ask to see ingredients)
Cost: $-$$


Vegan Epcot Restaurants

Name of Establishment: Coral Reef Restaurant
Location: Future World
Vegan Option: Mushroom lobster-style salad, grilled garden vegetable skewer, Bailey’s almond and Jack Daniel’s mousse, vegan rolls, rotating soups. Earth balance butter available
Cost: $-$$$

Name of Establishment: Garden Grill
Location: Future World 
Vegan Option: Breakfast skillet (tator tots, vegan wrap and Mickey waffles), lunch skillet (vegan loaf, rice, green beans, corn, fries, salad and rolls) and shortcake with fruit. 
Cost: $-$$

Name of Establishment: La Hacienda de San Angel
Location: Mexico
Vegan Option: Guacamole and chips, vegetable tacos (leave off the cheese), Vegetable Enchilada (leave off the cheese)
Cost: $-$$

Name of Establishment: San Angel Inn
Location: Mexico
Vegan Option: Vegetable tacos and enchiladas (ask to be made vegan), chips, salsa, refried beans
Cost: $-$$

Name of Establishment: Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Location: Norway
Vegan Option: Breakfast – Tofu scramble, vegan waffles (request vegan ones specifically), potatoes, fruit; Lunch – Raspeballer Scandinavian potato dumpling, fresh fruit, salad
Cost: $-$$$

Name of Establishment: Biergarten
Location: Germany
Vegan Option: tomato salad, green bean salad, beet salad, cabbage, fresh pickles, pretzels, potato wedges, rice with peas, sauteed veggies and red cabbage, Enjoy Life chocolate
Cost: $-$$

Name of Establishment: Via Napoli
Location: Italy 
Vegan Option: Vegan margarita pizza, salad, spaghetti marinara
Cost: $-$$$

Name of Establishment: Teppan Edo
Location: Japan
Vegan Option: Yasai fresh grilled veggies (ask for steamed rice) and Edamame
Cost: $-$$$

Name of Establishment: Tokyo Dining
Location: Japan
Vegan Option: Veggie sushi, seaweed salad, and edamame
Cost: $-$$$
 
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Name of Establishment: Restaurant Marrakesh
Location: Morocco
Vegan Option: Mediterranean appetizer for two, couscous with veggies (leave off butter)
Cost: $-$$

Name of Establishment: Spice Road Table
Location: Morocco
Vegan Option: Hummus and olives, rice-stuffed grape leaves, vegetable platter
Cost: $-$$

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Name of Establishment: Rose and Crown
Location: United Kingdom
Vegan Option: Vegan fish and chips, tofu masala curry, vegan bangers and mash, savory hot pot, coconut rice pudding, mushy peas
Cost: $-$$$

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Name of Establishment: Le Cellier
Location: Canada
Vegan Option: Steamed Asian-style dumplings (Impossible meat), watermelon salad, maple whiskey-glazed brussel sprouts, black forest trifle
Cost: $-$$$

Vegan Epcot Food & Wine Festival 

The Epcot International Food + Wine Festival is an annual event typically from September to mid-November. While the Food + Wine Festival is a must-visit at some point, there are plenty of other great times to choose when planning when to visit Disney.

Throughout Epcot, you’ll find stations themed around different countries and other themes.

Given the number of booths and offerings, there are not that many vegan options. However, I tried every choice except one and I thought I was going to burst so there are definitely enough vegan options at the festival to fill you up!

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Earth Eats

This is the only booth that I didn’t try as I have not eaten the Impossible Burger. I’ve been firmly against eating it as they tested on rats in order to get FDA approval and I love the Beyond Burger so I don’t feel like I’m missing out.

I do see both sides of the coin though and I know the availability of the Impossible Burger has saved a lot of animals’ lives so there may be a day that I change my mind on this. I’d say half my friends eat this burger and half don’t and no judgment from me either way.

The slider comes on a sesame bun with wasabi cream and spicy slaw and it is vegan as is! It sounds delicious!

*I now eat the Impossible products. 

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Greece

Vegan nachos! This wasn’t my favorite dish as I hate olives and raw onions. I didn’t realize it had either or I would have had it left off. However, this does have vegan sausage, vegan feta, and vegan tzatziki sauce. I think that’s pretty awesome. If you love Greek food, you’ll love these and it’s worth a try!

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If you’re walking around the World Showcase starting with Mexico, the Greek station will be the first vegan option you’ll come to!

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India

The next option is India! Here you’ll find a red madras curry served with rice. I found it to be lacking a bit on flavor but it was still delicious and the portion was rather big for the price (speaking Disney prices, at least).

places to eat in Epcot

places to eat in Epcot


Africa

Next up is Africa. This is ended up being one of my favorites. So rich and flavorful and another portion size that was quite nice! This dish was a Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew. The stew is topped with quinoa and vegan yogurt. Yum!

places to eat in Epcot


Morocco

I find it kind of weird that they had a station called ‘Africa’ and then a station called ‘Morocco.’ Geography alert – Morocco is, in fact, in Africa. I digress though.

These hummus fries were so damn good. Make sure to get them without the tzatziki sauce. These and the stew were my two favorite dishes at the Epcot Food + Wine Festival.

places to eat in Epcot

places to eat in Epcot


The Almond Orchard

Not a country theme, but a great option nonetheless is the Almond Orchard station.  You can find two vegan options here. The sundae is a banana soft serve topped with berries. Make sure to order without the chocolate almond streusel. They also have a strawberry smoothie which is vegan as is!

The Almond Orchard is at the start of the World Showcase (in between Mexico and Canada) and is sponsored by Almond Breeze

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Vegan Epcot Overview

Overall, I was really pleased with the vegan options at the Food + Wine Festival and the vegan Epcot options in general. While I would, of course, love to see more and more choices, I most definitely did not leave hungry.

I’ll be updating this regularly as I know Disney changes their suppliers and menu items often. Please do leave a comment if you know of something that needs to be changed. 

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Ashley Hubbard is a blogger and freelance writer based in Nashville, Tennessee focusing on sustainability, travel, veganism, mental health, and more. Passionate about animal rights, sustainable travel, and social impact, she seeks out ethical experiences whether at home or on the road. She shares these experiences on her website, wild-hearted.com.

6 Comments

  1. Sarah

    December 5, 2018 at 2:43 PM

    I know exactly what you mean about Disney world. It may not be the most ‘worldly’ travel destination but it is so special to those of us (me included!!) who grew up going to Disney world. I have such fond memories of this place but I haven’t been back for years.

    Also I’m so glad you were able to find some vegan options at the festival!! I think I’ve said this before, but having celiac I can definitely relate to the struggle to find food that is appropriate for you. Also really interesting what you shared about the Impossible Burger. I had my first one in Chicago last month. I had no idea they tested it on rats… that makes me really sad, but also CONFUSED because at least from a common sense/marketing perspective, why would you test a vegan meat-replacement on animals?!?!! Like… I don’t get it hahaha. I can totally see why you abstain from eating it.

  2. Jenn and Ed Coleman

    December 6, 2018 at 7:56 PM

    What a wonderful article. I can actually picture myself right along side you tasting this food as you go. 😉 I was shocked at how vegan friendly (and gluten aware) DW was. It seemed like there were multiple options all throughout the park.

  3. Andi

    December 7, 2018 at 12:58 PM

    Epcot has everything when it comes to food it seems! I haven’t been but if I do go I want it to be during the food festival! I think I could even eat low carb there without issue.

  4. Juliann Jones

    December 9, 2018 at 2:41 PM

    That African lentil soup looks amazing! I’d try that for sure. I felt a little overwhelmed at Epcot trying to decide what to eat. I think it was a case of worrying that I’d miss out on something better further ahead. I needed a guide of all my options before I even started. This helps, in case I go back.

  5. Elaine Masters

    December 12, 2018 at 12:06 AM

    Nice to hear that you had so many options and that the portions were generous. I love the Disney experience but haven’t been to one of these festivals. As a foodie that’s a big omission. I’m not vegan but like eating ‘light’ as far as protein goes most days.

  6. Ann

    December 17, 2018 at 10:55 AM

    Yes, like you, I love Disney — and I’m not apologizing for it! I think the seven-year-old in me is still alive and well.

    My last trip, I took my daughter and her best friend Anna, who has celiac disease, so of course we had to be very careful about avoiding gluten. I was amazed at how on top of it, and respectful Disney was in every restaurant we visited. It is great to hear that they seem to be the same way about offering vegan choices. I can remember times in my childhood visiting here that it certainly wouldn’t have been this way.

    Great round-up of vegan offerings at the Epcot wine fest!

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