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Scott Joseph

How to do the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival without going broke

Published: October 4, 2013 at 9:07 PM

The annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is underway. Here are some of the food items to try from the International Marketplace kiosks, including something from South Korea amusingly called Kimchi Dog, which is not what you think it is. Neither is the haggis. Plus, I'll take you on a complete lap of the World Showcase in 25 seconds.

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David Brown

Published: October 5, 2013 at 12:07 AM

the best way to experience the Food and Wine festival is by staying at a Disney on sight property for two weeks with the free Disney Dining Plan as we did last year! We had 14 snack credits each,(one per day) and since we aren't great ones for snacking during a theme park day we cashed them all at the Epcot kiosks over two or three days. We were able to eat our way around the world without counting the pennies and it was fantastic.

Obviously this isn't a lot of help if you live in the US and are only visiting for a day or two but if you are one of the many UK visitors it's worth knowing that your snack credits are valid at the Festival kiosks.

Anon Mouse

Published: October 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM

You can try eating before going. The food costs at EPCOT is ridiculous for food that is typical of the country and not extraordinary. Just get what you did not try before. This eliminates 90% of the items. Of course, the point is to eat there, but you have to pay to play.
Anthony Murphy

Published: October 6, 2013 at 11:20 AM

I am not sure what Anon is eating, but all the food that I have had at the Food and Wine Festival has been good except the lettuce cups from South Korea (not sure why it didn't work).

Maybe it is because I am from Chicago, but I don't find the food expensive for the quantity and quality you get. However, it can add up very fast so my best tip is to share. Share everything with your friends and family. Take a bite, take a swig. If you really like something, come back later. Here are my favorites:

Cheddar Cheese Soup (Canada)
Tacos (Mexico)
German Beer (Germany)
Waffle (Belgium)
Cheese Plate (Ireland)
Empanadas (Argentina)
Ropa Veja (Carribean)
Mongolian Beef (China)
Chicken Roll (Morocco)
Keifta (Morocco)
Chicken "sushi" (Japan)

There are some that are missing, but you know....

Anon Mouse

Published: October 6, 2013 at 5:11 PM

@Anthony: You list does not dispel my point. The food is NOT EXTRAORDINARY. It doesn't mean it isn't good.

Do you really need to list all the ordinary foods?

Cheddar Cheese Soup (Canada) - ordinary.
Tacos (Mexico) - ordinary.
German Beer (Germany) - ordinary.
Waffle (Belgium) - ordinary.
Cheese Plate (Ireland) - ordinary.
Empanadas (Argentina) - ordinary.
Ropa Veja (Carribean) - ordinary.
Mongolian Beef (China) - ordinary.
Chicken Roll (Morocco) - ordinary.
Keifta (Morocco) - ordinary.
Chicken "sushi" (Japan) - ordinary.

Do I need to remind you what I said? It is right about your post.

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