Epcot Festival of the Holidays 2019

Food and Wine has ended in Epcot and immediately following it came the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. This festival runs from November 29th to December 30th.

Epcot Christmas Tree

We had a few friends attend the media events for the Festival of Holidays so we already knew there was going to be a vegan cookie. [See Jess’ write up here] As always though, I was skeptical and needed to go speak with a chef for myself.

We looked through the passport for the festival and didn’t see anything labeled vegan. We went in the evening on the first day so it was kind of a madhouse. We went straight to the L’Chaim Booth to speak with a chef.

L’Chaim Booth

After waiting in a long line I got to the register and asked the cast member to phone a chef for me to speak with. Luckily there was one close by who came over to chat. He confirmed that the Black and White Cookie is plant based. He said they are made in house too, so there shouldn’t be a supplier issue like the Yukon cookie last year. He went through the list of food and told me this was the only vegan option this year. I asked why it wasn’t labeled as plant based and he said they only label things as vegetarian for the festivals, which is frustrating with the new plant based logo that the parks have now.

Black and White Cookie
Black and White Cookie

The cookie itself was good. I have never had a Black and White Cookie to compare. It was thicker, but soft. It was like a cake-cookie that was lemon flavored and then the icing was vanilla and chocolate. The cookie itself was $2.50. I would get it again, but I wouldn’t go out of my way. As a whole, I’m pretty disappointed in the lack of options. I know this is a smaller festival, but it’s just sad when the bigger festivals (Food and Wine, Flower and Garden) do a much better job with accommodating vegans.

Check out our vlog below


Full menu list via Disney

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen

Willkommen—help yourself to heartwarming holiday dishes and refreshing beverages at the Germany Pavilion.

Food Items:

  • Potato Dumpling with Mushroom Sauce (kid-approved)
  • Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spaetzle
  • Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes (kid-approved)
  • Black Forest Roulade with Cherry Whipped Cream
  • Linzer Cookie

Select dishes feature Melissa’s Produce.

Beverages:

  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Possmann Pure Hard Black Currant Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Schöfferhofer Pomegranate Hefeweizen, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Regional Riesling
  • Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine
  • Cider Flight also available

Prost!

Spread some holiday cheer with a cool brew or flight of craft beer from some of the finest regional breweries.

Beverages:

  • M.I.A. Beer Company White Christmas IPA, Doral, FL
  • 3 Daughters Brewing 70 Degree Winter Weizen, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Shipyard Candy Cane Coffee Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • Anchor Brewing Christmas Ale, San Francisco, CA
  • Barrel of Monks Brewing Figgy Terno Boca Raton, FL
  • Castle Church Brewing Here I Stand Stout, Orlando, FL
  • Beer Flights also available

American Holiday Table

Enjoy a seasonal salute—dig into traditional dishes reminiscent of grandma’s cooking at the American Adventure Pavilion.

Food Items:

  • Slow-Roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce (kid-approved)
  • Hand-carved Smoked Ham with Green Beans and Sweet Potato Casserole (gluten-friendly and kid-approved)
  • Chocolate Pecan Tart with Whipped Cream and Whisky-caramel Sauce
  • Gingerbread Cookie

Beverages:

  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic) (kid-approved)
  • 81Bay Brewing Company Cinnamon Cranberry Orange Wheat Ale, Tampa, FL
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Peppermint Chocolate Porter, Titusville, FL
  • Cocoa Candy Cane: Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps
  • Holiday Beer Flight also available

Yukon Holiday Kitchen

Jingle your bells with delightful dishes and libations from the Great White North—at the Canada Pavilion.

Food Items:

  • Seared Verlasso® Salmon with Crown Maple Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant
  • Canadian Wild Rice and Ham Soup with Almonds served with a Pretzel Roll
  • Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble (kid-approved)
  • Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie

Select dishes feature Melissa’s Produce.

Beverages:

  • Frozen Coffee (non-alcoholic)
  • Unibroue Éphémère Cassis
  • Inniskillin Riesling Icewine
  • Inniskillin Pearl Vidal Icewine
  • Inniskillin Gold Oak Icewine
  • Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky
  • Icewine Flight also available

Feast of the Three Kings

Travel to the Caribbean for a fa-la-la-la-fabulous fusion of food, drink and culture celebrating the story of the Magi.

Food Items:

  • Pastelón: Sofrito-marinated Beef with Sweet Plantains and Olives (gluten-friendly)
  • Queso Fresco-stuffed Arepa topped with Shrimp, Crushed Avocado Aji and Tomato Sauce (gluten-friendly)
  • Arepas topped with Melted Queso Fresco (gluten-friendly and kid-approved)
  • Tres Leches Rice Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds (gluten-friendly)
  • Chocolate Crinkle Cookie

Select dishes feature Melissa’s Produce.

Beverages:

  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog (non-alcoholic) (kid-approved)
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Tres Reyes Mango Golden
  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog with a Bacardi Gold Dark Rum Floater

Holiday Sweets & Treats

Rock around the Christmas tree with goodies sure to top the “nice” list—at Promenade Refreshments.

Food Items:

  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Peppermint Candy (gluten-friendly and kid-approved)

Beverages:

  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic) (kid-approved)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake Featuring Twinings® Peppermint Cheer Tea (non-alcoholic)
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • Hot Cocoa with Assorted Cordials (Baileys Irish Cream, Frangelico Liqueur or Fireball Cinnamon Whisky)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake Featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea and Whipped Cream Vodka

L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen

Propose a toast to life—sink your teeth into classic Jewish noshes with a side of New York flair.

Food Items:

  • Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard
  • Smoked Salmon Potato Latkes
  • Potato Latkes with Sour Cream (kid-approved)
  • Sufganiyot: Mini Jelly-filled Donuts
  • Black and White Cookie

Select dishes feature Melissa’s Produce.

Beverages:

  • Egg Cream: Milk, Chocolate Syrup and Seltzer (non-alcoholic)
  • Shmaltz Brewing Company Chanukah Hanukkah Pass the Beer, Clifton Park, NY
  • Blue Cosmo Cocktail

Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen

Feast on très magnifique fare, wine and specialty cocktails from the France Pavilion.

Food Items:

  • Rillette de Saumon: Salmon Spread with House-made Bread
  • Bouchée à la Reine Traditionnelle: Turkey and Mushrooms in a Veloute Cream Sauce served in a Light Puff Pastry
  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolat: Christmas Log—Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Caramel Ganache (kid-approved)

Beverage Items:

  • Sparkling Rose Veuve Dubarry Cuvée Prestige
  • Syrah, Grand Vallon, Charles Brotte
  • Kir Imperial: Sparkling Wine and Chambord Liqueur
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini: Grey Goose Vanilla Vodka and Chocolate Milk

Sapphire Holiday Kitchen

Spice up your life with the exotic flavors of North Africa—visit the Morocco Pavilion for intriguing cuisine!

Food Items:

  • Grilled Lamb Kefta Kebab and Grapes with Euro Cucumber, Red Pepper, Pickled Pearl Onions and Harissa-Cilantro Dressing
  • Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum with Cinnamon Granny Smith Apple, Toasted Almonds, Brussels Sprouts and Pinot Noir Glaze
  • Sfenj: Warm Beignets with Cream, Cinnamon-Sugar and Chocolate Sauce

Beverage Items:

  • Casa Beer
  • Bonassia Red Wine
  • The Andalusian “Poinsettia” Cocktail: Sparkling Wine, Orange Liqueur and Cranberry Juice topped with Orange Blossom Water
  • Walnut Spiced Coffee with Walnut Liqueur and topped with Cinnamon and Whipped Cream

Tuscany Holiday Kitchen

Mangiare—savor a seasonal take on some of the world’s best-loved food and beverages at the Italy Pavilion!

Food Items:

  • Bianca Neve: Italian Flatbread, Mozzarella and Parmesan (kid-approved)
  • La Genovese: Rustic Flatbread, Vidalia Onions, White Wine Braised Beef Tenderloin Tips and Mozzarella
  • Collezione Barilla: Pennette Pasta, Sweet Sausage, Caramelized Onions and Creamy Sauce (kid-approved)
  • Crespelle di Mele: Cinnamon Apple Fritters and a Vanilla Sauce Drizzle with Confectioners Sugar
  • Bacio al Cioccolato: Warm Hazelnut Chocolate Cake with Caramelized Berry Sauce
  • Panettone Mignon: Miniature Traditional Italian Christmas Fruitcake

Beverage Items

  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner
  • Pinot Grigio, Santa Marina
  • Chianti, Gabbiano
  • Prosecco, Villa Sandi
  • Corbinello, Montegrande
  • Moscato Fior D’Arancio, Montegrande
  • Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila

Shanghai Holiday Kitchen

Have yourself a merry little meal—tempt taste buds with popular plates and potables from the China Pavilion!

Food Items:

  • Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls (kid-approved)
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun and a Fortune Cookie
  • Celebration Barbecue Pork with Steamed Rice and a Fortune Cookie
  • Chengdu Street Fries

Beverage Items:

  • Tsingtao Beer
  • Firework: Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold, Vodka, Mango Syrup, Orange Juice and Soda Water
  • Marco Boba: Amaretto, Iced Coffee, Milk and Boba
  • The Lucky Mo: Peach Schnapps, Peach Syrup, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and Coconut Milk

Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen

Please your palate with a smorgasbord of festive dishes and drinks served at the Japan Pavilion.

Food Items:

  • New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat Soba Noodles in Hot Dashi Soup with Kakiage (Vegetable Tempura) and Chopped Green Onion
  • Chirashi Sushi Tree: Sashimi-grade Tuna, Salmon, Ikura and Yellowtail with Vegetables decorated on a bed of Rice
  • Matcha Crème Brûlée: Creamy Green Tea Custard with a Caramelized Sugar Crust topped with Mochi, Red Bean Jam and Strawberry

Beverages:

  • Ichigo Milk Boba: Strawberry Cream Drink with Japanese Calpico and popping Strawberry Boba Pearls (non-alcoholic)
  • Sapporo Draft Beer
  • Tsubaki Whiskey Sour: Plum Wine with Whiskey, Cranberry Juice, Sugar and Lemon

Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen

Feliz Navidad—celebrate with mariachi dancing and south-of-the-border fare at the Mexican Pavilion!

Food Items:

  • Giant Tostada de Puerco: Braised Pork served on a Giant Tostada with Chipotle Black Bean Spread, Guajillo Sauce, Queso Fresco, Crema Mexicana, Pickled Onion and topped with Chicharron Dust (gluten-friendly)
  • Tamal de Pollo: Braised Chipotle Chicken served in a Corn Masa with Yellow Mole and topped with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Queso Cotija and Crema Mexicana (gluten-friendly and kid-approved)
  • Horchata Cheesecake: Creamy Rice Cheesecake served with Cajeta Sauce

Beverages:

  • Holiday Cider: Hard Apple Cider with Cinnamon-infused Tequila
  • Mexican Fruit Punch: Mezcal, Red Wine and Blackcurrant Liqueur infused with Star Anise, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger and Orange Peel (served warm)
  • Horchata Margarita: Tequila, Horchata Rum, Cinnamon Whisky and Agua de Horchata, served on the rocks

Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie

  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolat: Chocolate Christmas Log with Chocolate Orange Cream Mousse and Chocolate Crunch Biscuit (kid-approved)

Canada Popcorn Cart

  • Pecan Maple Bark with Maple Sugar

Fife & Drum Tavern

  • Holiday Apple Pie Sundae with Soft-serve Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce and Crunchy Streusel Topping (kid-approved)

Funnel Cake

  • Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Future World East: Choco-Latte: Latte with Chocolate Sauce and Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
  • Canada: Ginger Chai Madness: Chai Latte with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur and Gingerbread Syrup
  • Showcase Plaza: Coconut Snowstorm: Latte with RumChata and Coconut Syrup
  • The American Adventure: Toffee Coffee: Latte with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur and Sea Salt Caramel Toffee Sauce

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

  • Traditional Holiday Rice Cream

L’Artisan des Glaces

  • Glace au Pain d’Epices: Gingerbread Ice Cream with Gingerbread Pieces (kid-approved)

Refreshment Outpost

Food Items:

  • Warm Caramel Stuffed Salted Pretzel with Soft-serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce (kid-approved)

Beverage Items:

  • Coca-Cola Cinnamon Float (non-alcoholic) (kid-approved)
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL

Refreshment Port

Food Items:

  • Turkey Poutine: French Fries with Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Relish and Crispy Onions

Beverage Items:

  • T.G. Lee Eggnog (non-alcoholic)
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog with Spiced Rum

The Tea Caddy

  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey (non-alcoholic) (kid-approved)
  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey and Drambuie

UK Beer Cart

  • Mulled Cider: Strongbow Hard Apple Cider, Twinings Orange and Cinnamon Herbal Tea, Pimms No. 1 and Apple Juice with Star Anise (served warm)
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Author: Melissa

Back in 2014 I created Vegan Disney World after going to Walt Disney World several times and finding no resource for vegan options. Corey and I began this blog from our trips and have now moved closer to the mouse to eat around the parks on a weekly basis. Since the blog started we have cruised on Disney Cruise Line, gone to Tokyo Disneyland and to Disneyland in California!

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