A visit to EPCOT is undoubtedly one of the most unique theme park experiences that Walt Disney World offers its guests. With so many attractions that celebrate the development and advancement of technology and cultures around the world, Walt Disney’s vision for a community of the great things in the future now has quickly become a premier spot for its visitors. Much like every theme park, we love to eat food at them. Which then begs the question, what is the best quick service at Epcot? Well below we will set out to answer that question for you and provide you with some great quick service options when you’re at Epcot.
Our Top 5 Best Quick Service At Epcot Picks
When talking about the best quick service at Epcot, you have to understand that a major asset and unique aspect to Epcot is the World Showcase, an eleven country walking tour that circulates around the perimeter of the lagoon at the back of the park. Each country’s pavilion offers different highlights including the best of landscape, culture, and of course cuisine. During your visit to EPCOT, you will definitely want to sample some of these amazing flavors. Throughout the park, there are different options for dining at Epcot, including both table service but lots of quick service. If you like to try new, exotic dishes from around the world or are looking for traditional American favorites, here are our favorite choices for the top quick service restaurants in EPCOT.
La Cantina de San Angel (Mexico Pavilion)
If you enter the World Showcase from the left, your first country to visit is Mexico! After you take a ride on the Gran Fiesta Tour with the Three Caballeros, cross back over the path to enjoy traditional Mexican favorites offered at La Cantina de San Angel. This quick service option is a top choice due to its extensive menu of generous portions, including tacos (fish, chicken or beef), empanadas con queso, nachos, tortilla chips with guacamole, dinner salads and more. La Cantina also offers both traditional Mexican and American favorites for the kids. Add an order of churros for dessert, and compliment your meal with a wide selection of margaritas and draft beers. And as if the food alone was not reason enough to make Cantina one of the best quick service options when visiting Epcot, the dining area also offers a beautiful view of the World Showcase Lagoon, an especially great setting during the early evening hours. Making it not only one of the best quick service options when at Epcot but one of the most beautiful options as well.
Yorkshire County Fish Shop (United Kingdom Pavilion)
If you are looking for a top quick service option at EPCOT that defines the ideal grab-and-go selection, but still offers a bit of diversity from the norm of other Disney quick service offerings, you must stop at Yorkshire County Fish Shop. Located in conjunction with Rose and Crown, the United Kingdom’s table service restaurant in the World Showcase, Yorkshire County Fish Shop only has one item on their menu, the Fish and Chips. And that’s ok! The Fish and Chips from Yorkshire County stand alone as one of the best quick service meals throughout the park. Paired with a tasty draft beer, and a piece of Victoria Sponge Cake for dessert, this meal will more than satisfy. The Yorkshire County Fish Shop is also conveniently located near the walking path the to the EPCOT resorts area, providing a top quick service option for dining before exiting the park if you are staying at any of those locations.
Katsura Grill (Japan Pavilion)
The hectic schedule of trying to hop from fast pass to fast pass and quickly moving from attraction to attraction throughout EPCOT can be a physically and mentally exhausting adventure. Allow yourself to make your dining times relaxed and enjoyable. One quick service option that will create a calm and peaceful experience for you is the Katura Grill located in the Japan Pavilion in the World Showcase. Set up on the hilltop next to the Japanese market, the patio dining area creates a transcendent atmosphere, not easily interrupted by the noise of nearby crowds. Katura offers the best in Japanese cuisine and Sushi, featuring Shrimp and Chicken Teriyaki, Chicken Cutlet Curry, Shrimp Tempura, and Beef Udon. Additional items include Tonkotsu Ramen, and various traditional sides like Miso Soup, edamame and steamed rice. Bring your meal together with Draft Beer, Sake, or Plum wine, and complete the experience with Green Tea Cheesecake or Azuki Strawberry Ice Cream for dessert. Enjoy the moment, and peacefully experience all that this amazing dining option has to offer.
Sunshine Seasons (The Land)
Within “The Land” attraction at EPCOT, there are two dining options. The first one is the Garden Grill, a table service restaurant that is built on a large rotating circular floor that overlooks scenes throughout the “Living With The Land” boat ride and tour. The other is a quick service option, Sunshine Seasons, offers various quick service meals and snacks in a cafeteria style setting on the lower level of the exhibit (next to “Soarin’”). With so many fresh selections to choose from, Sunshine Seasons is definitely a place for families or groups with many different taste preferences. From Rotisserie Chicken to Mongolian Beef, Sunshine Seasons offers many entree selections for a complete meal option with a counter service price and atmosphere. Seasons also has grilled and delicatessen sandwiches on the menu, as well as fresh salads, hot soups and chowders and a nice selection of desserts to complete your meal. For the kids, Sunshine Seasons has a great variety of options, from cuisine type meals to American classics. Even though we are recommending it as a best quick service dining option at Epcot, Sunshine Seasons also offers enough lighter fare items to use with snack credits. And since the “The Land” exhibit is indoors, comfortable seating in the air-conditioned dining room is an added plus to this great dining location.
Tangierine Cafe (Morocco Pavillion)
One of EPCOT’s most exquisite dining choices, the Tangierine Cafe is quickly becoming one of the most favorite quick service options among guests to eat while at Epcot. This Mediterranean themed counter service option located in the Morocco Pavilion offers flavorful dishes including the widely popular Saffron Rotisserie Chicken. Other entrees featured here include the Shawarma Chicken and Lamb, the aromatic and spicy Moroccan Kefta, and an amazing Vegetable platter complete with Couscous Salad, Hummus and Tabouleh (an essential Mediterranean chopped garden vegetable side). Those who like an extra kick of spiciness to their fare and are more adventurous eaters will really enjoy the quick service options at the Tangierine Cafe at Epcot.
It’s difficult to narrow down the “best options” for quick service dining at EPCOT when there are so many wonderful choices throughout Epcot and of course with World Showcase back there! To be fair, each country has many great food items to try, with honorable mentions going to the Lotus Blossom Cafe in China, and the Taglio Counter Service Window at Via Napoli in Italy. There are also some other great quick service options, like the Electric Umbrella, in the main park that offer the traditional park favorites like chicken fingers, burgers and sandwiches. Whatever you choose, there are many quick service options presented before you, giving you great variety in planning your perfect Disney dining experience while visiting EPCOT!