5 Flower and Garden Festival favorite dishes that need to be enjoyed again

2021 Epcot Flower and Garden, Meyer Lemon poached lobster salad, photo by Cristine Struble
2021 Epcot Flower and Garden, Meyer Lemon poached lobster salad, photo by Cristine Struble /

With the 2021 Epcot festival running through July 5, these Flower and Garden Festival favorite dishes can be enjoyed for a second, third or even more time. Although some Disney Parks guests want to sample all the festival marketplace offerings, it can be hard to enjoy the multitude of delicious dishes around Epcot. If you going, make sure to put these dishes on the top of the must enjoy list.

Although this year’s Flower and Garden festival is just a “taste” of the traditional festival, the reality is that the numerous tasty dishes seem like a bountiful feast. From new dishes to festival favorites, the Disney chefs have out done themselves finding creative interpretations of ingredients and flavors.

Even if you have dinner reservations at one of the popular Epcot restaurants, the Flower and Garden Festival Marketplaces must be enjoyed. From just grabbing a cocktail and a dessert, there are a plethora of deliciousness bites awaiting Disney Parks guests.

Don’t miss these Flower and Garden Festival favorite dishes

Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon Bread with Jalapeños, Bacon and House-Made Whipped Honey Butter at Honey Bee-stro

While the old phrase everything is better with bacon is always true, this spoon bread with Tupelo Honey shows that sweet and savory are a hit. The touch of spice from the jalapeno is tempered with the sweetness of the honey and corn. Whether you eat the bacon first or last, you might want to get a second dish to savor this treat again.

Moroccan Seafood Couscous with Shrimp, Mussels, Olives

Similar to the Festival of the Arts, the Morocco marketplace delivers bold flavors and huge portions. The seafood couscous is a meal not just a dish. The combination of shrimp are mussels is quite filling. Plus, the briny notes from the olives bring all the flavor profiles together.

Fried Green Tomatoes with Blue Crab-Fennel Salad, Remoulade and Smoked Paprika Oil Festival Favorites Festival Favorites

If you haven’t tried this Southern delicacy, this Epcot dish is a must try. The tartness from the tomatoes and the sweetness of the crab are in perfect harmony. With a little crunch from the fennel salad and a depth of flavor from the paprika oil, this dish will make you go back for seconds.

Corned Beef Brisket Hash with House-Made Potato Barrels, Onions, Peppers, Cheese Curds and a Soft-Poached Egg with Tabasco Hollandaise Epcot Sunshine Griddle

Brunch and hash are always a winning combination. This dish is robust and makes you wish for a big Bloody Mary. The most surprising aspect is the Tabasco Hollandaise. It might be time to switch that traditional topping for Eggs Benedict.

Meyer Lemon-Poached Lobster Salad with Grapefruit-Rosé Vinaigrette, Yuzu-Marinated Hearts of Palm and Avocado-Yuzu Panna Cotta Citrus Blossom

This dish has been re-imagined from previous versions. The tartness from the grapefruit brings the brightness to the rich dish. All the yuzu notes will make you want to experiment with this flavor in your own cooking.

While these Flower and Garden Festival favorite dishes top the list, don’t forget all the delicious desserts and refreshing cocktails. From the Lavender Pot de Creme with Blueberry Cake pink peppercorn and lime whipped cream to the Pecan Cake with Maple Whipped Cream and the beverages like La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy and the Hibiscus Lemonade Cocktail, it is best to come with a huge appetite.

The 2021 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival runs through July 5. Theme park reservations are required in addition to theme park tickets. All theme park guests are required to follow health and safety protocols.

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What are your Flower and Garden Festival favorite dishes? Have you gone back for a second or more visit?