We spent day one out in the sun (and rain) at Epcot’s World Showcase to check out all the vegan options at this years International Food and Wine Festival. The festival runs from August 30 – November 12.
First up is this years new Earth Eats Impossible Slider. The slider comes on a sesame bun with a wasabi cream and spicy asian slaw. To our surprise, this whole thing is vegan! The Wasabi cream is made with a vegan mayo! We spoke direct with Sous Chef Chad about this who looked over the ingredient list for us. We all really enjoyed this, but two of us noticed our burgers were barely cooked. They were pretty backed up with Impossible Burgers (which is great!) so they were rushing them. We would 100% get it again though!
Earth Eats also has Suja Cold Pressed Juice available as a flight or individually. They offer Uber Greens, Vibrant Probiotic*, and Mighty Dozen. I tried to get a flight but they were out of one so I just opted for the Vibrant Probiotic one. It wasn’t juice, it was actually just a bottle of water. It was very refreshing though, but I would skip that.
*Apparently Suja’s actual Vibrant Probiotic juice contains honey, however I was given a probiotic water. Maybe because it was day one and they were having issues, but ask if it is the juice or the water since the juice isn’t vegan (honey) but the water is. The other two juices do not contain honey.
This year the Morocco booth has the Hummus Fries again. We were able to confirm this year that they are vegan when ordering without the tzatziki. These are cooked in a shared fryer and are the same ones you can get at Spice Road Table. They definitely have a kick to them with no sauce though, so be warned!
One of the returning options with a slight change is at The Almond Orchard booth, which is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. This year the Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae with Fresh Berries and Chocolate Almond Streusel can be vegan without the chocolate almond streusel. We opted to try it with raw almonds to make up for the lack of crunch that normally comes with it. The soft-serve is just bananas and almond milk. Just a note that the Fire Roasted Hummus option is not vegan because the crackers contain milk.
Also found at The Almond Orchard is a Almond Breeze Strawberry Smoothie, which is another great vegan option! It was pretty sweet, but the little dude downed it.
And now we’re into some of our returning favorites! Greece brought back our beloved Greek “Nachos” which are full of pita chips, vegan sausage crumble, vegan tzatziki and a vegan feta! These were our favorite last year, and we’re happy that they’re back again!
Another favorite that returned is from Africa with the Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew with Vegan Yogurt and Quinoa. This was actually a real surprise to us last year as we didn’t expect from it but ended up loving it. So when we saw this returned this year we were stoked! Too bad we got the tiniest dollop of vegan yogurt, but it was still super flavorful with a nice little kick.
This year in India they brought back the Madras Red Curry, which is full of chickpeas, cauliflower, and rice. It’s not one of our favorites, as it’s not super flavorful. Since it’s just the same thing as last year, we skipped it today. We also asked about the Warm Indian Bread with Pickled Garlic, Mango Salsa and Coriander Pesto Dips option which is not vegan as the bread contains dairy and only the picked garlic dip is vegan.
Last is at the Refreshment Port where you can find a Pineapple Soft-serve Ice Cream both with and without rum. This is made with Dole Pineapple, just like in Magic Kingdom. We usually opt for the rum option, because duh. But today I skipped the rum so I could pass it off to little dude.
Another new option this year that turned out to not be vegan is the Active Eats Energy Bar Bites from the Active Eats booth. The bar a mix of chocolate, nuts, dried fruit, dates and honey. So skip this one!
We also had hope for the Coconut Rice Pudding from Mexico, but it contains dairy.
As a whole we were really happy with this years options! Sometimes we take for granted what Disney really does to accommodate us.
We made a fun printable 4″ x 6″ sheet for you to take with you and to check off what you’ve gotten! Click the image for full size version to print. Be sure to take pictures with it and tag us so we see you all enjoy your vegan around the world!
Looking to rock some vegan tee’s while dining around World Showcase? Check out our TeePublic shop!
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