Let’s face it — the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival can get pricey.
Although the prices of dishes might seem inexpensive on menus, the portion sizes are generally smaller, meaning you’ll want to eat more, and the next thing you know, you’ve blown your festival budget out of the water (but, hey, it’s okay — it happens). But there are some great festival eats that really ARE super cheap — under $5 to be exact — and we’re going to tell you about the best of them!
Apple Crumble Tart from Appleseed Orchard
Okay, you can grab the Apple Crumble Tart over in Canada at the Appleseed Orchard food booth (which is INSIDE with air conditioning!). This little snack has been a favorite of ours in the past, and this year’s is just as good! There are REAL apple chunks inside the delicious filling and the pastry shell is perfect.
It’s topped off with a cinnamon sugar crumble that just adds another layer of deliciousness. Even better? It’s only $4.75.
Lamington from Australia
Over at the Australia booth, there’s a cake called Lamington that we also love to get. It’s a Yellow cake with raspberry filling dipped in chocolate and coconut. This is a dense cake with a good portion size. It’s also super moist.
Most importantly, it is shareable and at just $4.50 per slice, which makes it a good value, too!
Pão de Queijo from Brazil
How about something savory? The Pão de Queijo at the Brazil booth is also a favorite of ours. It’s Brazilian Cheese Bread. Need we say more? Cheesy bread, y’all. It’s SO packed with cheese that it’s also gooey — nothing gets better than that.
It’s also gluten-free! Who knew? You can get it for $4.75.
Crispy Barbecued Pork Rinds from The Swanky Saucy Swine
Okay, we will warn you about this snack — it’s spicy. BUT if you like spicy, you’ll have to grab it. It’s Crispy Barbecued Pork Rinds with pimento cheese from The Swanky Saucy Swine. These are DELICIOUS, y’all. The dip is also a little smoky.
This is also a gluten-free dish. Grab it for $4.75. It’s also part of Emilie’s Fromage Montage, AKA the cheese crawl!
Strawberry Freeze from Earth Eats
Need a refreshing drink? Because we sure did when we headed over to the Earth Eats booth to try the Strawberry Freeze. The non-alcoholic version of this drink is made with Twinings Lemon & Ginger Herbal Tea and it’s exactly what you need to cool down on a hot day.
Here’s the thing — we think even people who don’t like herbal teas will love this one, so be sure to try it out for $4.50.
Spanakopita from Greece
The Spanakopita from Greece is another of our favorites. It’s a savory pastry with a filling of spinach and cheese (you KNOW how we feel about cheese). It’s ooey gooey on the inside with that little bit of fluffy pastry on the outside — we’re drooling just thinking about it again!
So head on over to Greece and grab it for $4.75.
Carrot Cake from Hops and Barley
The Freshly Baked Carrot Cake with cream cheese icing from Hops and Barley is a classic just done right and is a must for fans of carrot cake. The cake is SO moist and you can taste the carrots and nuts in it. That cream cheese icing, though? It’s SUPER creamy and just sweet enough.
Grab the cake for $4.50.
Maple Cheesecake from Refreshment Port
The Maple Cheesecake is one of those snacks that has us running to whatever booth has it. This year it’s at Refreshment Port and it’s made with whipped maple bourbon cheese and candied pecans. We learned this year that this is one dessert that actually holds up well in the heat, so you don’t have to worry about having a liquid cheesecake to drink.
It’s also just delicious and has that REAL maple syrup flavor. The crust is made with ladyfingers, keeping it light. The candied pecans on top add just another dimension of flavor and crunch. It’s available for $4.50.
Guava Mousse at Shimmering Sips
It’s very sweet and has a nice tropical flavor — there was also a great depth in the flavors of this treat. So if you’re in the mood for some sweets, you can the plant-based mousse for $4.75.
Griddled Cheese from Greece
For only $4.75, you can decide if this is the dish for you. This has been on best of the fest lists in the past, but one of our reporters was not impressed this year!
Headed to the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival? Be sure to grab our Festival Guide E-Book to learn how to handle the festival like a real pro! You can also grab our free printable to help you keep track of all the booths and foods!
Also, be sure to check out the Emile Fromage Montage (the cheese crawl) — you could win a prize just by eating cheesy snacks! There’s also a lot of fun entertainment at this year’s festival, including the returning Eat to the Beat concert series, so check that out, too!
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