Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2022 heats up tasty new food finds

Epcot Food and Wine Festival, Beef Pho, photo by Cristine Struble
Epcot Food and Wine Festival, Beef Pho, photo by Cristine Struble /

As the countdown to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2022 begins, many people are planning their top choices to enjoy first. With the popular Disney food festival beginning on July 14 and running through November 19, guests can visit and visit again over the long run. Which new food finds need to top the must try list?

For many Disney fans, the annual Epcot food festival is always on the calendar. While there are favorite dishes that always delight the palate, many foodies seek the culinary innovations that the Disney chefs create. Whether it is a riff on a food trend or a new marketplace with a touch of whimsy, there is no shortage of delectable dishes to make guests hungry for another taste.

During the Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2022, there are a total of 25 Festival Marketplaces scattered throughout the Disney Park. Representing flavors across six continents, the food blends both diverse and familiar flavors.

Given that the annual food festival is presented by Corksicle, there are plenty of beverages to quench the thirst. From the always popular Shimmering Sips to the regional beverage choices, toasting to the good life is easy.

What new Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2022 bites are a must try?

Although many people will always make room for the Le Cellier Filet Mignon or the Australian Lamb Chop, the new marketplaces have a many people joining the line. The Fry Basket will offer a variety of French Fry dishes. While it might not be poutine, these fun dishes will have a wide appeal.

Another new dish that will have everyone cheering is the Chesapeake Crab Slider at Hops & Barley. Throughout the various food festivals, this marketplace has always featured a seafood focused dish that has quickly become a festival favorite.

Other new dishes are sprinkled throughout the various marketplaces. From new dishes in Mexico and France to updated plant-based offerings from Impossible Foods to new desserts like the Australian Lamington, it will take a hearty appetite to eat it all.

Also, similar to other Disney food festivals, Epcot is adding new offerings throughout the long run. In August, additional marketplaces, like the Costal Eats, Brew-Wing and Mac & Eats, will open.

Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2022 opens on July 14, 2022 and runs through November 19, 2022. Theme park reservations are required but the festival is included with Disney Parks admission. In addition to the food, select nights will feature Eat to the Beat Concert series, Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt and more.