When it comes to food, it’s no question that Disney’s Epcot reigns supreme in taste and variety. In the World Showcase alone, Epcot represents each country by bringing unique flavors to the table that give guests so many options when choosing meals, desserts, drinks or snacks! The great thing about trying the different snacks in Epcot is that you can sample many different cultural offerings without filling up on a whole meal or table-service dining experience. Here are our picks for the best snacks at Epcot if you’re heading to this popular foodie park soon!
Croissant Doughnut (Refreshment Port: World Showcase)
As you come over the walkway from the front of Epcot into World Showcase, turn right and you’ll find the Refreshment Port, just before you approach the Canada Pavilion. Here, you will find one of Epcot guests’ most favorite snacks, the Croissant Doughnut. This tasty treat is perfectly covered in cinnamon sugar and pairs well with some soft-serve ice cream, also available at this location. The Croissant Doughnut is a great option to try as you start to travel around World Showcase.
School Bread (Kringla Bakeri Og Cafe: Norway Pavilion)
Over on the other side of World Showcase is where you can find one of our favorite snacks on property and one that is a favorite of returning Epcot guests too. Norway’s School Bread is a delicious treat consisting of a bread roll, stuffed with vanilla pudding, and then covered with icing and toasted coconut. Because this treat isn’t super sweet, it’s the perfect choice to hold you over from one country to the next. Pick up a school bread before you get in line for “Frozen Ever After”, or enjoy it (and many other great snacks at the bakery) while waiting in line for the most popular ride at Epcot!
Werther’s Caramel Handmade Popcorn (Karamel Kuche: Germany Pavilion)
What better way to enjoy one of Disney’s favorite snacks, than to add melted Werther’s caramel to it! Popcorn is one of the most perfect snacks to enjoy while strolling through any of the Disney parks, but the Caramel Handmade Popcorn from the Germany Pavilion might take the cake as one of the best snacks overall in Epcot. Delicious fresh-popped popcorn, coated in warm melted Werther’s caramel? This delicious treat is definitely one of the best snacks to enjoy with the sweet and savory flavors you can find at Epcot. And don’t forget to pick up an extra bag for the way home!
Festival Kiosk Offerings (Various Locations Throughout World Showcase)
During the four seasonal festivals held each year in Epcot, additional food kiosks are introduced to offer new snacks and appetizers to guests as they walk through the World Showcase. The countries that are already represented often promote new items for guests, while Epcot will feature selections from other cultures around the world as well. If you happen to be visiting Epcot during one of these festivals, take advantage of the additional snacks that are being offered, as they are usually not available year-round. While the menus change for each festival, sometimes guest favorites and best ranked snacks are brought back year to year. And remember to check for additional kiosks set up throughout Epcot for plenty of delicious snacks and treats to sample!
Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie (France Pavilion)
That’s right, I entered one of our top choices as an entire location at Epcot. But truthfully, there are so many wonderful selections at Les Halles that it makes it nearly impossible to decide every time we visit. From chocolate croissants to eclairs, and fruit tarts to creme brulees, you will find yourself asking for two or three different snacks in one visit. Aside from the pastries and treats, Les Halles also offers sandwiches and sides for some “not so sweet” options you and your group can try as snacks. What is really nice about Les Halles, is that if you are staying at an Epcot resort, you can enter Epcot through the International Gateway when the park opens and enjoy the bakery at 9:00 am before the rest of the World Showcase opens at 11:00 am. With all of the delicious pastry offerings, Les Halles is an ideal place for a light breakfast before enjoying the rest of the park.
Looking back over this list, we’re noticing that our top recommendations for snacks at Epcot are mostly desserts! But if you are looking for other snacks that will hold you over, some additional suggestions would be:
- Fish and Chips from Rose & Crown in United Kingdom
- Vegetable and fruit snacks at the Sunshine Seasons Food Court in “The Land”
- A quick slice from the pizza window at Via Napoli in Italy
Either way, Disney’s Epcot offers a tremendous variety of menus to choose from, throughout the main park and in World Showcase. More so than any other theme park in the world, let alone just at Disney World. With so many options available, the most difficult part is deciding which of the snacks to try first!
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