Guests who enjoy a Walt Disney World vacation can choose from hundreds of dining locations across the property that feature unique menus, atmospheres, and experiences. One of the most popular locations for dining in Walt Disney World is Epcot’s World Showcase. Located in the rear of the park, the area is home to eleven different pavilions that each celebrate a country from around the world through architecture, entertainment, attractions, culture, shopping, and dining. Each pavilion is home to at least one quick service and one full service dining location, and there are so many options that guests love to enjoy multiple meals in Epcot. Since there are so many amazing items to enjoy in World Showcase, guests might feel overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the best options. From savory to sweet and everything in between, Epcot is home to some of the best dining options in Walt Disney World. Here are eleven must try foods from each pavilion around Epcot’s World Showcase.
1. Mexico: Nachos @ La Cantina de San Angel
Nestled on the shores of World Showcase Lagoon in the Mexico Pavilion is a wonderful quick service dining location that offers up authentic Mexican cuisine. La Cantina de San Angel is an open air restaurant with amazing views of World Showcase Lagoon that guests can enjoy while sipping on margaritas and dining on delicious options. One of the most popular options to enjoy at La Cantina de San Angel are the Nachos which feature tortilla chips topped with ground beef, nacho cheese, tomatoes, jalepenos, beans, and sour cream.
2. Norway: School Bread @ Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
The Norway Pavilion in World Showcase is home to the very popular attraction Frozen Ever After as well as a small bakery that is as charming as it is delicious. Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe invites guests into a small wooden accented room where they can choose from small bites and delicious pastries that can then be enjoyed on the open air patio outside. One of the most popular items at Kringla Baker Og Kafe is School Bread which features a sweet cardamom bun filled with vanilla cream custard and topped with glazed and toasted coconut.
3. China: Pork & Vegetable Egg Rolls @ Lotus Blossom Café
The China Pavilion is home to beautiful architecture that brings the spirit and culture of the country to life. Guests can walk through the vibrant streets and shops and also dine at an open air quick service location that offers up some wonderful selections. Lotus Blossom Café features traditional Chinese cuisine include an appetizer of Pork & Vegetable Egg Rolls. This delicious appetizer features two egg rolls that are stuffed and lightly fried and guests are sure to love them!
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4. Germany: Nudel Gratin @ Sommerfest
One of the most popular pavilions in World Showcase is the Germany Pavilion thanks to its lively courtyard filled with shopping, dining options, and more. In the rear of the pavilion is a wonderful quick service location that offers up traditional German cuisine that guests absolutely love. Sommerfest always has a long line and guests love ordering up Bratwurst, Jumbo Pretzels, and more. However, one of the most popular options is the Nudel Gratin which is a baked macaroni smothered with cheese custard.
5. Italy: Arancini @ Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
Guests who visit the Italy Pavilion have many different amazing dining options to choose from that serve up authentic Italian cuisine ranging from pastas to baked dishes. In the rear of the pavilion is Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria which specializes in wood fire pizzas featuring all of the flavors of Italy. While the pizzas at the location are amazing, a small plate that guests can enjoy before their main meal is so delicious it simply must be enjoyed. The Arancini are fried risotto balls filled with mozzarella and meat ragu. They come served on a bed of red sauce and are big enough to share although guests won’t want to!
6. America: Cookies n’ Cream Funnel Cake @ Funnel Cake
The America Pavilion is the host country of World Showcase and also home to the beloved attraction The American Adventure which tells the story of the American people. While there is a large quick service location located in the rear of the pavilion, there is also a quick service stand located in the front. The Funnel Cake location serves up delicious funnel cakes in a variety of ways with assorted toppings. While the traditional funnel cake is delicious, guests love the Cookies n’ Cream Funnel Cake which is served with sugar, vanilla ice cream, crushed cookies, and chocolate sauce.
7. Japan: Kakigori @ Kabuki Café
Many guests love to explore the beautiful Japan Pavilion thanks to its amazing architecture and the massive Mitsukoshi Department Store. There are also several very popular dining locations including the quick service snack option Kabuki Café. Located in the front of the pavilion, Kabuki Café serves up unique beverages and sushi as well as a delicious snack that many guests absolutely love. Kakigori is Japanese shaved ice that guests can have flavored in rainbow, strawberry, melon, cherry, or tangerine. Guests can also opt to order their Kakigori with sweet milk topping and are sure to enjoy every sip!
8. Morocco: Saffron Rotisserie Chicken @ Tangierine Café
The Morocco Pavilion in World Showcase truly immerses guests in the culture and architecture of the country as it is set up so that guests feel as though they are wandering the streets of a town and marketplace. Near the front of the pavilion is a wonderful quick service location that offers up traditional Moroccan cuisine with Mediterranean flavors. Tangierine Café has many wonderful options, but guests particularly love the Saffron Rotisserie Chicken which is always moist and delicious and is served with yellow rice.
9. France: Macaron @ Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
The Franc Pavilion is one of the most charming in World Showcase as guests can wander the streets of Paris and pas by fountains with the Eiffel Tower in the distance. In the rear of the pavilion is an amazing bakery that serves up small bites, fresh sandwiches and salads, and pastries. Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie features large pastry displays where guests can peruse delicious choices at any time of the day. While everything served up is delicious, guests especially love the macarons which are perfectly hard on the outside, soft on the inside, and feature raspberry and lime cream.
10. United Kingdom: Fish and Chips @ Yorkshire County Fish Shop
The UK Pavilion in World Showcase is home to a lively atmosphere and spirit thanks in part to its charming dining locations. In the front of the pavilion, guests can dine at the Rose & Crown Dining Room & Pub or grab a quick bite to eat from a wonderful quick service location found right next door. The Yorkshire County Fish Shop serves up the fan favorite Fish and Chip which feature two strips of fresh fish over warm chips.
11. Canada: Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup @ Le Cellier Stekhouse
The final country in Epcot’s World Showcase is Canada where guests can enjoy beautiful gardens, O Canada!, and lots of charm. Those who enjoy a meal at the pavilion’s full service restaurant Le Cellier Steakhouse are in for a delicious meal that include steakhouse favorites infused with the flavors of Canada. A favorite menu item is the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup which is made with Moosehead Beer and Nueske’s Applewood-Smoked Bacon.