A taste of brunch around Epcot food festival marketplaces

During Taste of Epcot, why not enjoy a taste of brunch around Epcot.

Have you thought about having a taste of brunch around Epcot festival marketplaces? While this year’s Taste of Epcot Food Wine festival looks a little different, the delicious food delights foodies and guests. Why not consider brunching around the world?

This year marks 25 years of the annual Epcot Food and Wine festival. Throughout the food festival’s history, there have been many memorable dishes. The Taste of Epcot celebrates some of those festival favorites as well as new tasty dishes.

With some modifications to this year’s event, there are more opportunities to linger, savor and stroll through the various Epcot festival marketplaces. In a way, a visit can be transformed into a brunch around Epcot. Just like that leisurely weekend meal is a great way to spend with friends, a few brunch-like dishes could turn an Epcot visit into the ultimate brunch experience.

Here are some recommended dishes for a taste of brunch around Epcot festival marketplaces.

Shimmering sips

For many people, brunch is always about a mimosa. At the Shimmering Sips marketplace, there are three mimosa options. From a tropical mimosa to the key lime mimosa, you might want to try all three. Also, consider buying the banana bread with mixed berry compote is an amazing plant-based treat.


Sometimes for brunch, you crave a hearty, filling dish and the Teriyaki-glazed SPAM Hash with potatoes, peppers, onions and spicy mayonnaise is definitely that bite. While many Hawaiians, and others, have a fond appreciation of SPAM, some people are more skeptical. After one bite of this dish, you might understand why SPAM should always in the house.

While making a stop at the Hawaii festival marketplace, consider a Florida Orange groves sparkling pineapple wine to pair with that SPAM Hash. It offers a sweet and spicy flavor combinations.

Citrus Blossom

Orange Bird is ready to welcome you to the Citrus Blossom marketplace. A returning favorite from previous Epcot Food and Wine festivals, the Lobster Tail with Meyer Lemon Emulsion and Grilled Lemon is a must try. The flavors are luscious and bright. It is a true indulgence.


Brunch around Epcot

Carrot Cake & Rose Cider at Taste of Epcot, photo Cristine Struble

Hops and Barley

While the Seafood Boil is quite tempting at Hops and Barley, the Freshly Baked Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing is the sweet treat that is almost like a cross between a great muffin and a dessert. Since the cream cheese icing is melted and covering the whole cake, the dish is similar to a spicy, carrot filled hot cross bun.

Consider pairing this carrot cake with an Angry Orchard Rose Cider. With the tempting smoky aromas from the Regal Eagle Smokehouse lingering in the air, you will want to sit back and enjoy some spirited conversation at those picnic tables.

Earth Eats

Sometimes a dish just surprises you. While Earth Eats offers a selection of plant-based food, the Chocolate Pudding Terrarium with Avocado Cream shows how sweet and savory can create a picture-perfect dessert. The avocado cream is the star of this dish. It leaves you wanting to explore how avocados can be tasting in a dessert.

Appleseed Orchard

When it comes to brunch around Epcot, ending the day with a charcuterie and cheese plate is the perfect end to the day. The combinations of cheese and cured meats is delightful, but the Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Maple Syrup is the star of the plate.

These brunch around Epcot ideas are just a few of the many delicious bites that are offered during this year’s Taste of Epcot. The festival is currently running and is included in theme park admission. Theme park reservations are required and additional safety guidelines can be found online.


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Have you done a brunch around Epcot? What are your favorite brunch dishes around the world?