Epcot adds a Jewish holiday marketplace, who’s craving Knish?

As Epcot transforms into the International Festival of the Holidays, the new Jewish holiday marketplace, L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen, will have everyone craving a Knish.

A Jewish holiday marketplace is the newest food addition to the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. For many people, Epcot is the food theme park and the holidays are the perfect time to walk around the world in search of delicious bites. The new addition, L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen will be satisfying people’s craving for some classic dishes that aren’t often found in Florida.

Some foods are classic comfort foods. When you’re having a bad day, those dishes offer a warm, comforting bite, almost like a hug from grandma. Having grown up in New York, some classic dishes, like Matzo Ball Soup, offer that taste of home, comfort and everything being alright in the world.

The newest food marketplace for this year’s Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen. This Jewish food offering has several delicious dishes that will satisfy many people’s cravings.

Available at this marketplace are
• Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard
• Potato Knish with Herb Sour Cream (Vegetarian) (Kid-Approved)
• Chicken and Matzo Ball Soup
• Black and White Cookie (Vegetarian)

Now, these dishes might not be the highly elevated, perfected plated offerings as seen at the Festival of the Arts, but they make my heart skip a beat. Anyone who has had a perfect pastrami on rye knows that that flavor is mouthwatering. While I’m sure that there is a deli somewhere in the south that can make this sandwich, I am really hoping that Epcot delivers that true New York flavor.

All of these dishes are classic New York deli fare. Just because the marketplace has a particular name, don’t pass over this foodie stop. These dishes provide an aspect that is vital to any holiday food, comfort. Whether it is a sense of home or something that grandma made, I am really hoping that these foods deliver on that authentic flavor.

And, don’t get me started on Black and White cookies. Sure, many people remember the classic Seinfeld episode. These cookies, when done right, are absolutely delicious.

Plus, you can wash all these delicious bites down with an authentic egg cream. Again, this beverage (really dessert) is definitely worth the stop at this marketplace located between Morocco and France. Don’t miss out on this new marketplace.

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Epcot International Festival of the Holidays runs from November 18 through December 30. There are 12 marketplaces, holiday decorations and the Candlelight Processional starting on November 22.

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