Epcot, is hands-down, my favorite place to eat at when visiting Walt Disney World Resort. While Future World lacks a lot of dining options, head on over to World Showcase to feast internationally! This is your best chance to try something different and unique. In fact, I never had German food until visiting the Biergarten several years ago! I have so many tried-and-true favorites I didn’t get to this trip but I know I will on a future visit including Le Cellier and Marrakesh. Le Cellier in Canada is one of my top restaurants in all of WDW (can you say cheddar cheese soup and pretzel breadsticks?!) Also, another favorite, Restaurant Marrakesh in Morocco serves up wonderful Middle Eastern food and as a bonus features belly-dancing entertainers! There are also a ton of great snacks you can find around World Showcase in the bakeries and stands. If you are a foodie, you shouldn’t miss the Food & Wine Festival held every fall. This trip we had three awesome dining experiences in Epcot (a few ugly’s snuck in there too but that’s for Part Six!) Onto the grub!
Sunshine Seasons, Epcot – Finding a quick breakfast is not exactly easy at Epcot with World Showcase not opening until later in the morning. Luckily Sunshine Seasons at The Land Pavilion fits the bill. One of the few sit-downs in Future World, it is neighbors with Soarin’ and The Garden Grill (another favorite in my book). We ended up eating breakfast here twice during our stay. There is usually a crowd here because of the overflow from Soarin’. If you are on the Dining Plan, the Adult Breakfast platter uses one counter service credit and could feed two with bacon, eggs, sausage and a biscuit. Your standard tasty breakfast fare at Disney. My fiancé could not get enough of the Croissant Berry Bread Pudding and ate it twice for breakfast. I sampled the croissants here twice and they are the same flaky, buttery croissants you can find in WDW. They also offer up fruit, yogurt, more baked goods and other egg dishes. Rating A-
Boulangerie Patissere, France, Epcot – I couldn’t be happier that they expanded the bakery in France at Epcot, it was so small and the line was always horrendous that it usually meant skipping. They have since moved it back (to where Impressions de France exits) and expanded with two lines and much more seating. Walking in here is like walking into an art gallery. Try the Pain Au Chocolat (chocolate croissant) and you won’t be disappointed by the flaky layers surrounding the rich chocolate. Another great find on this trip was the chocolate tart, filled with caramel and topped with chocolate mousse. This was a chocoholics dream! Rating A+
Tangierine Café, Morocco, Epcot – Morocco in World Showcase at Epcot is one of the more magical countries. Maybe it has something to do with Aladdin and the magic carpet but there’s something about Morocco that really transports me there – the stunning buildings, the unique gift shops, the music of Mo’Rockin and the exotic belly-dancing What I really love is Tangierine Café, one of the best counter service options in World Showcase. My guys loved it so much they ate lunch here twice. I have fond memories of my mom and me sharing lunch here ten years ago while my sister and sister-in-law waited for over an hour for Test Track – I’d rather eat than wait in line for an attraction! They serve very large portions of standard Mediterranean fare – hummus, tabbouleh falafel, baklava. On our recent visit we shared the sliders combo which consisted of three pitas filled with warm lamb, chicken and falafel with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and tahini serve. It is served with a side of lentils, hummus and tabbouleh This was so delicious even my 1-year old ate it! As an added bonus you can get different types of baklava and Moroccan coffee in the back. Rating A+
View more articles from The Good, the Not-so-Bad and the Ugly Dining Series by Danielle:
Part One: Introduction
Part Two: The Good (at Magic Kingdom)
Part Three: The Good (at EPCOT)