The 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival kicks off on March 20 and runs through July 5, 2023. The annual event features breathtaking topiaries of favorite Disney characters around the Park, along with outdoor kitchens, the Garden Rocks Concert Series, exclusive merchandise and more.
It might be Flower and Garden Festival, but this seasonal event actually comes with some of the most delicious eats of any EPCOT Festival (yes, including Food & Wine). And while this year’s festival does feature several returning favorites from the outdoor kitchens (don’t worry, you can still scoop up an Orange Bird sipper!), it looks like some of the best eats will be the new menu items.
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The new menu items for 2023, which are all listed on the Disney Parks Blog, offer something for every taste and budget, and these eats are going right to the top of our list.
One of the new kitchens this year, BRUNCHCOT, which already seems to be a hit with fans on social media, is serving up one of the most popular brunch staples. The Lox Benedict from this booth is served on an ‘everything’ focaccia bread with everything-spiced cream cheese, shallots, capers, and hollandaise. It looks delicious! The BRUNCHCOT booth also serves up a peach bellini, new for this year and an excellent complement to the Lox Benedict.
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The Citrus Blossom booth has been a fan-favorite for several years at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. (If you are hoping to pick up an Orange Bird souvenir sipper, this is the place to get one!) The lemon-orange smoothie with the sipper is back from previous years, but the food menu has been revamped.
The new menu includes Orange Sesame Tempura Shrimp served with orange chile sauce, Citrus Baked Brie, served with limoncello-macerated blueberries, and a Lemon Meringue Pie. Note: This booth has moved to a new location from previous years. In 2023, The Citrus Blossom will be located in the Odyssey building.
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Nearby Canada, Guests can find the Refreshment Port, a year-round EPCOT kiosk that changes up its menu during the seasonal festivals. New for this year’s Flower & Garden Festival is the booth’s Shrimp Scampi Poutine Shrimp served with cheese curds, lemon-garlic cheese fondue, spinach, and artichokes.
This location also serves chicken nuggets and soft serve, including the peanut butter, jelly, or swirl flavors available during the Flower & Garden Festival.
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The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board has another new menu item that has gone right to the top of our list; Chicken and Waffles. It seems like a no-brainer that this would be included at the Honey Bee-stro booth where the dish is often served with a hot honey, but this is the first year it’s made an appearance! The dish features “crispy honey-brined chicken and honey sweet cornbread waffle with whipped honey butter and spicy honey.”
This booth is also debuting the Pollinator Flatbread which comes with “honey-whipped mascarpone, honey caramelized onions, blueberry gastrique, prosciutto, honey-whipped goat cheese, arugula, honey vinaigrette, and bee pollen.”
As you plan your trip to this year’s EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, you can find full menus on Disney’s official website, or on the My Disney Experience app to plan your snacks on-the-go. Have a magical trip!