For those of you wondering, “Can you eat and drink at Epcot’s food and wine on a budget?” The answer is a resounding yes!
First of all, there is no additional fee to get into the Food and Wine Festival. If you’ve purchased an Epcot ticket, you’re in! You can wander and check out the tasty treats at each booth without spending a dime. We were excited to create a few different combinations of alcohol and tapas for less than $10.
The way I rack up too much money is the cocktails. Nearly all are more than $10. Most beers are $5 for 6 oz and $9 for 12 oz. Flights are about $9.75 for three 4-oz tasting sizes.
While attempting to eat at Epcot’s Food and wine on a budget, we started in the Appleseed Orchard in the Canada Pavillion. There weren’t many options: prepackaged apple chips or a tart covered in the crumbly topping. It’s obvious what we chose.
We went towards the end of the festival during the first week in November. They were out of their original ciders, but I felt like I lucked out because I got to try Blake’s Apple Lantern Roasted Pumpkin Hard Cider. It was excellent!
All in all, at Appleseed Orchard, we created a decent cider and dessert pairing.
- Blake’s cider $5
- Apple tart $4.50
If you leave the orchard and head out into the Candian pavilion, you have more options. In Canada, there are usually some staples like the filet mignon and truffle butter. However, if you’re looking to budget, may I suggest the following?
- Cheddar cheese soup and pretzel roll $5.75
- Collective Arts Audio/Visual Lager from Hamilton, Ontario $5
In Future World, there were some incredible options. Most of the macaroni & cheese dishes were reasonably priced, too. While I was gluten-free and could not partake, I couldn’t help but smell this cheesy deliciousness. You could get a warm and filling pasta dish paired with a delightful glass of red wine.
- Traditional macaroni and cheese with herbed panko $4.75
- Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon $5
Have you ever done Epcot’s Food and Wine on a budget? If so, what are your favorite snack options?