Allison van Tilborgh
2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts (Vegan Guide)
I think there's a stereotype going around that true Disney stans just have annual passes just to go and eat yummy food. I can attest to this since "Disney" generally is a code word for "delicious vegan dinner" in my family group chat. This is all to say that I am SUPER excited for the new vegan options rolling out with this year's EPCOT International Festival of the Arts (Jan. 13 through Feb. 20, 2023)!
Based on Disney's public announcement, these appear to be this year's vegan options:
Plant-based Bratwurst with spicy turmeric aïoli, coffee barbecue jackfruit, and slaw (Plant-based item)
Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)
Carrots Three Ways: Chermoula-spiced grilled carrots, pickled carrots, and carrot ginger purée (Plant-based item) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
Gourmet Landscapes (Canada)
Blood Orange-braised Beet Tartare with mustard vinaigrette, pickled clamshell mushrooms, and golden beets (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item) (Plant-based Item) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
Moderne (Near Test Track)
Compressed Watermelon Tataki with pickled watermelon rind, yuzu pearls, watermelon foam, and wasabi (New) (Plant-based Item)
Figment’s Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food, and Little Sparks of Magic
Fruit Pizza: Watermelon, compressed cantaloupe, berries, and berry balsamic (New) (Plant-based Item) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
L’Art de la Cuisine Française (France)
Mille-Feuille de Betteraves aux Herbes et Noix de Cajoux: Plant-based napoleon with beets, cashew-herb filling, pepper-pine nut sauce, and balsamic vinegar caviar (New) (Plant-based Item)
I'm personally pretty stoked because there are a LOT of new options. I'm particularly excited about the Mille-Feuille de Betteraves aux Herbes et Noix de Cajoux option (last on the list). My only disappointment would come from the lack of exciting dessert option... I'm not sure if the "Fruit Pizza" will cut it for me. Only one way to find out!