Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Food Guide to Epcot’s International Festival of Holidays
I checked off a Disney bucket list item last week, I went to Epcot’s International Festival of Holidays for the first time! It was really neat being able to check out both Festival of Holidays at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort and at Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort. While both similar concepts of having various booths with different themes, they were also very unique from one another. At DCA in Disneyland Resort, the food is definitely has more of a Californian feel (both Northern and Southern California, of course makes sense in DCA). Also at Disneyland Resort’s Festival of Holidays, there are a lot more Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. The presence of vegan options at Disneyland was probably the biggest thing that stood out to me.
At Epcot’s International Festival of Holidays, each booth is themed to a different region, based around what pavilion it’s near at the World Showcase, making each booth very different from one another, which I enjoyed! They also had a fun thing called the Cookie Stroll, where a lot of the booths had a different special cookie to try that was part of the Cookie Stroll. At each booth and in the guide, the vegetarian and Gluten-Free options are marked. However, there were not vegan offerings at the booths (Just giving the heads up if that’s what you’re looking for). But Epcot outside the booths has some good vegan options (you can click here to see a food guide for Epcot).
While the offerings of vegetarian and gluten-free offerings might be small, they were still very delicious!
Feast of the Three Kings (between the entrance and Mexico pavilion)
- Queso-Freco Stuffed Arepa: This is gluten-free, and comes with shrimp. However, I was able to also make it vegetarian by requesting no shrimp.
- Arepas: This is very cheesy and delicious! And it’s vegetarian and gluten-free.
Bavaria Holiday Kitchen (at the Germany Pavilion)
- Cheese Fondue Featuring Melissa’s Produce: This is vegetarian, and was my favorite item. The sourdough bread it came with was absolutely incredible, and I loved that this wasn’t just cheese and bread but was loaded with veggies. To dip in the cheese, you were able to get some delicious Melissa’s Produce veggies; including carrots, baby zucchini, and baby potatoes. It’s a MUST!
L’Chaim Holiday Kitchen (in between Morocco and France Pavilions)
- Potato Knish with Herb sour cream is vegetarian.
Of course in addition to these savory offerings, all the desserts are vegetarian as well! I hope you find this guide helpful during your visit to Epcot’s International Festival of Holidays! To check out my vegetarian, Gluten-free, and vegan guide to Disneyland Resort’s Festival of Holidays, click here.