I think we can all agree that one of the most fun and rewarding parts about planning a Disney trip is researching all the dang food options – especially the exciting, can’t-get-em-anywhere-else snacks and drinks scattered all over EPCOT.
When you actually get there, however, the sheer volume of options is overwhelming, and you suddenly forget all about the cute Instagram snack inspo you saved.
We’ve spent enough time in the World Showcase to have sampled just about everything, and we definitely have some favorites* to recommend.
Just screenshot your must-try’s in this post, and voilà – a WUAP-approved pocket guide to EPCOT snackin’.
Note: To make it easier on your planning, we narrowed this list down to the year-round go-to’s (versus seasonal offerings available only for limited times), so you can try them anytime!
Some of these options come from restaurants, and you’ll need a reservation for those! We made sure to designate which ones.
*in no particular order 🙂
Pretzel Bread Pudding (Germany)
While Karamell-Küche generates a lot of traffic in the Germany Pavilion (although not for nothing…go in there and breathe in the smells!), often overlooked is what is probably our favorite dessert item at EPCOT (pictured at the top).
This sweet icing-drizzled dessert (served warm) is decadent but surprisingly not that heavy. It strikes the perfect sweet-and-salty chord between the caramel sauce and pretzel top.
And, priced at under $5, this is one of the best “snack” values we’ve seen at EPCOT!
Good thing, because you’re going to want to buy two.
Where to Find: Sommerfest
Orange Gran Marnier Slush (France)
When you’re dealing with the Florida sun, we’re all about finding drinks that are both delicious and refreshing.
This creamsicle-esque cocktail is a slushy blend of Gran Marnier, rum, Grey Goose orange, and some good ol’ fashioned OJ, and it’s available all day, erry day.
The danger lies in drinking it too fast, but the risk balances out with the judicious use of Vitamin C. #science
Where to Find: Les Vins de Chefs de France (Booth across from Les Chefs de France restaurant)
Carciofi Pizza (Italy)
If you’ve followed our weekly Listletter or Instagram stories before, you know this one is a must-have on almost every one of our trips to EPCOT.
Via Napoli is one of our favorite lunch/dinner stops because their authentic Italian pizzas are fire.
No, literally. The pizzas are wood-fired.
Topped with artichoke, fontina cheese, mozzarella, and truffle oil, the Carciofi is a white pizza to write home about.
It goes great paired with sangria or another pizza, really.
Where to Find: Via Napoli (reservation required!)
Pimm’s Cup (United Kingdom)
Attention gin cocktail lovers! The next time you’re in the UK Pavilion, swing through the Rose & Crown Pub and grab one of the more popular beverages: a Pimm’s Cup.
The Pimm’s Cup is a bit herbal and bubbly, thanks to the addition of Sprite. But mainly, it’s a fruity and sweet mixture that is simultaneously very refreshing and very nice looking.
We suggest enjoying it while taking a stroll through the gardens of the UK Pavilion!
Where to Find: Rose & Crown Pub
Queso Fundido (Mexico)
Another one of our favorite spots to recommend at EPCOT is the San Angel Inn, located deep within the pyramid of the Mexico Pavilion.
The ambiance of dining under the “night sky” in an open-air marketplace is bar none, and the food is delicious.
We especially love this appetizer because who doesn’t love a vat of hot, melted cheese with chorizo, poblano peppers, and onions?
Slather that mixture on a flour tortilla, and we’ll be amigos for life.
Where to Find: San Angel Inn Restaurante (reservation required!)
We love to root for the underdogs and “hidden gems” of Walt Disney World. This dessert is often overlooked due to the cult-favorite status of Kringla’s famous School Bread (yes, that one is delicious, but ya gotta like coconut, so meh).
The apple flavor of this cake is so nice because it isn’t overpowering. Drizzled with caramel to add a lovely balance of sweetness, the Eplekake is a decent size for easy sharing.
Where to Find: Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
El Diablo & Avocado Margaritas (Mexico)
If you know us, you probably saw this one coming. The fact that these margs topped our list as best margs at Disney is not without good reason!
Almost any craft margarita you can order from La Cava del Tequila inside the Mexico pyramid has a WUAP-shaped stamp of approval.
While margarita flavors can be highly subjective, the list of options at La Cava is extensive and incredibly varied.
Our favorite is, hands down, El Diablo (cucumber-jalapeño juice, agave, hibiscus salt rim).
We’ve also really enjoyed the famous La Cava Avocado Margarita (tequila, cucumber-melon liqueur served frozen with a hibiscus salt rim).
Just note that the avocado flavor is mellowed by the melon liqueur in the Avocado Margarita, and the cucumber in both margaritas is basically undetectable.
Do with that information what you will, but know they’re both delicious!
Where to Find: La Cava del Tequila
This category may be broad, but cupcake lovers should take note!
Cupcakes around Walt Disney World can be pretty hit or miss. But we’ve found the one at Karamell-Kuche in the Germany Pavilion to be the most consistently delicious. Topped with a thick layer of buttercream frosting and featuring all kinds of seasonal and specialty flavors like pumpkin spice or salted caramel, these cupcakes are a surefire win. There’s usually just one, but the flavors are always spot on.
Perfect for cupcake purists and lovers of classic desserts!
Where to Find: Karamell-Küche
EPCOT has no shortage of drink options, but these unassuming beverages are especially perfect for sunny days at Disney.
Combined with a crisp Prosecco, the Bellini has a peach puree base. Its counterpart, the Rossini, is Prosecco mixed with strawberry puree.
Easily missed (since they’re at the gelato cart!), the Bellini and Rossini are a dreamy choice.
And really, it’s the efficient choice since the kids will want to try the gelato, and you’re already right there.
Where to Find: Gelateria Toscana
Volcano Roll (Japan)
If you want to satisfy your sushi craving, we actually love doing this at Teppan Edo in the Japan Pavilion.
The Volcano Roll, a grilled California roll topped with shrimp, scallop, tempura, and volcano sauce, is made live on the wok and it is SO GOOD.
This restaurant does have limited menu options for kids, so it may not be for everyone. But kids love the show.
We dream of that Volcano Sauce (and I do not want to know how fattening it is).
Where to Find: Teppan Edo (reservation required!)
Schofferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen (Germany)
Don’t worry; you don’t have to be able to pronounce this correctly to order it.
Known more simply as “grapefruit beer,” this refreshing adult beverage isn’t just beer!
Half hefeweizen (light beer) and half grapefruit soda, it’s low in alcohol content but high on enjoyment.
Those who don’t care for grapefruit don’t need to be scared off; it doesn’t taste like actual grapefruit or the juice.
We recommend this one for those who don’t normally imbibe but want to participate, those looking for a cooling refresher, or those recovering from yesterday’s World Showcase tour.
Where to Find: Sommerfest (walk-up) or Biergarten (reservation required!)…but it’s also available all over Disney World, so you can snag it at the pool bar during that afternoon break 😉
Pork Egg Rolls (China)
Joy of Tea, a mainstay of the China Pavilion, is ironically not remembered for its tea. This lil’ booth has made waves for serving Tipsy Ducks in Love, one of EPCOT’s most famous (and boozy) cocktails.
But they’ve also got some rockin’ Pork Egg Rolls that are easily sharable for a pretty reasonable price.
So our recommendation here is twofold: grab a drink and a snack, too!
Those looking for a little different experience and wanting to skip the alcohol, try an iced Bubble Milk Tea instead.
Where to Find: Joy of Tea
Consider this a rapid-fire round for a few more options in the World Showcase that we highly recommend!
Yorkshire County Fish Shop
This walk-up booth is next to the Rose & Crown Pub, serving beers and delicious Fish & Chips. We recommend this one as a reliably excellent and quick stop for lunch!
A reader favorite and great for all ages, Biergarten Restaurant in the Germany Pavilion is a highly-rated, family-friendly German buffet with live entertainment and delicious food.
Reservation typically needed!
Another fantastic quick-service, this spot in Mexico is quickly becoming another one of our go-to’s purely for the convenience of quickly getting your hands on delicious food.
We recommend the Nachos (add guac!) and the Empanadas con Queso for an easy, light lunch or pre-dinner starter. Pairing with margs optional, but recommended.