Just for you – and in a continuation of our series – we decided to share what we think are the best snacks at Epcot. As difficult as I thought it was to narrow down my favorite Magic Kingdom snacks, Epcot proved to be even harder. I shouldn’t have been surprised. I mean, have you been there?!
I wish I could have added the “Croissant Donut”, but it turns out it was a total letdown for me. Perhaps the official Cronut at Dominique Ansel is better?
Kyle loves the Croque Glaces from L’Artisans de Glaces – a hand-pressed ice cream sandwich of sorts, on a warm brioche bun. That’s totally not my style, though. When I have sweets I want actual dessert, not semi-sweet bread pretending to be dessert!
So here are my final thoughts… whereby final, of course, I mean “for the moment”.
10. Cinnamon Almonds. Yes, you can get these anywhere. Yes, I have them like twelve times during the fall and holiday season. But there is something about getting them from the cart outside the Imagination Pavilion that gets me every time.
9. American Dream Slush. I’m not always a huge fan of slush/frozen drinks, but this one is so good! A patriotic-colored mixture of strawberry and blue raspberry slushes and vanilla soft-serve, it’s definitely a fan favorite – and a favorite of ours. Find it at the American Adventure Pavilion.
8. BBQ Pork Buns from China’s Joy of Tea. Soft, sweet bread filled with warm pork BBQ. Most of my “best snacks” lists (anywhere in the world) aren’t going to include a lot of savory options, but the Joy of Tea offers quite a few yummy choices. If you don’t see something there, just pop into nearby Lotus Blossom Cafe for some potstickers. Delicious!
7. A Food and Wine Festival favorite, the Germany Pavilion’s Apple Strudel is a similar (and similarly delicious) version available year-round. Despite really not liking any of the food in Germany (personal preference -I’m sure it’s delicious), this dessert is to die for. Warm vanilla sauce over a flaky, sweet apple strudel? Yes, please!
6. Chocolates around the World. Now admittedly, because we have access to many of these locally (and many more that aren’t available in Epcot), we have stopped purchasing these on most of our vacations. However, if you don’t live near Jungle Jim’s or outside the US, sampling candies from each of the World Showcase pavilions is a must-do!
5. Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake. I’m not the world’s biggest pumpkin spice fan, and while I love a funnel cake once every now and then, I don’t absolutely have to have one at the fair every time I see them. But if I’m going to, this is the one I want. The combination of funnel cake, pumpkin spice, and powdered sugar is just right!
4. Ham and Cheese Croissant from the Boulangerie Patisserie in France. Again – I’m not one to opt for savory over sweet all that often, but this thing? It’s a MEAL for under $4. And you’re talking both cheese and a croissant from a little shop in France. What’s not to love?!
3. Chips and Salsa (or Queso (and Queso? Always AND Queso)) from La Cava del Tequila. There are chips available in the outside shops in World Showcase’s Mexico pavilion, but don’t stop there unless you’re in a hurry. There isn’t anything wrong with them, but if you have a few minutes to head inside the pyramid to La Cava, you won’t regret it.
2. Assorted baked goods from Sunshine Seasons bakery. Sunshine Seasons is a perennial favorite among Epcot fans for any meal, any time of day. The variety and value can’t be beat. But perhaps my favorite section – and please try and contain your surprise – is the bakery. Some of my favorite options include the S’mores brownie or the Creme Brûlée.
And finally, my Dole Whip of Epcot… the thing I simply cannot leave without having at least once or twice (or 7 times)…
1. Milk Chocolate Caramel Square from Werther’s Karamell Kuche. (And for the love of all things holy, not the one with salt on it. I don’t care if it came from the sea, salt does not belong with chocolate or caramel.) Seriously though, whatever your preference, Karamell Kuche has something that will become your new favorite treat. Warm, freshly made caramel popcorn, delectable (and beautiful) caramel apples, a variety of candies (try the Chewy Caramel bar, too!) – yum! Just the smell of this place justifies the often long wait in line.
As an honorable mention, I’ll admit I am practically desperate to try Kaki Gori – especially with sweet milk (as is apparently customary). I have heard so many wonderful things about this and though, “it totally isn’t shaved ice!”, says ever fan ever, it never makes my list because I’m not a big shaved ice fan. Someday!
So did I hit all your favorites? Miss one entirely?! What is on YOUR Top 10 Epcot Snacks list?
Looking for insider tips and tricks for snacking around Epcot? Check out the Disney Food Blog’s “Guide to Epcot Snacks” here! (affiliate link) Make your plans and/or take the pdf on your smartphone into the parks.