It’s time for the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival in Epcot! This festival runs from March 6th through June 3rd. We went day one to find and try the vegan options. If you just want to see the full menus head here, otherwise let’s talk about the food!
First things first, there is a brand new ALL VEGAN booth this year! Trowel & Trellis is a booth sponsored by Impossible Foods with three vegan options.
First up is the Grilled Street Corn. This was a hit for us. The whole time we were eating we were actually next to the grill that they were cooking these guys on. The smell just walking by is enough to suck you in. The corn itself was very good, being Ohio bred you know we love our corn. It was covered in a garlic butter and a vegan cheese. I loved seeing everyone enjoying this vegan option. I will be getting this again during the festival. This item was $5.50.
Next up here is the Farmhouse Meatball. The meatball is made with Impossible meat, which is very deceiving to meat eaters. It is wrapped in a lentil bread (more like tortilla), with a creamy herb dressing, and vegetables. As a whole I didn’t love this, it was hard to eat and hard to share. It comes without a plate which can be troublesome when you can’t find a trashcan or table. The meatball and toppings were great when you got a bite of the whole thing, but the bread was very dry on its own. This item was $5.50.
The dessert option at this booth is a Chocolate Pudding Terrarium. This was my favorite thing here. The chocolate pudding was avocado based, it was then topped with chia seeds, matcha crumbs, and herbs. This whole thing was super flavorful and fun to eat. It reminded me of a dessert from a fancy vegan restaurant. This item was $5.00.
Another new option this year was from the Flavor Full Kitchen, which has an all vegan salad called From the Garden. This salad features a cashew cheese, roasted beets, and micro greens. Similar to the vegan salad last year, it was very tasty but I’d rather have a large salad for a meal. This item was $4.50.
Returning this year is the Vegetable Spring Roll from Lotus House in China. It took a while to get someone to confirm with me, but as previous years, the roll itself is vegan but the sauce that comes with it is not. These are always crispy and a great snack. These cost $4.50.
Another returning favorite is the Pineapple Promenade booth with the Pineapple Soft Serve and Violet Lemonade. I did not get these yesterday as it was chilly and I didn’t want to eat frozen things. The Pineapple Soft Serve is still Dole. You can get it plain, with Fanta, or with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum. The prices for these items range from $4.25 to $10.25.
These are all of the vegan options this year at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. I asked about other options with potential and as normal they still contain egg, dairy, etc. There are other items you can modify to make vegan by removing proteins and just eating the side, however I would rather put my money into the vegetarian (then modified) and vegan items.
Are you heading to the festival this year? What are you most looking forward to eating?