If there's one thing we love to do at Epcot - aside from queueing up for Soarin' Around the World and thanking the Phoenicians in Spaceship Earth - it's eating! Epcot is home to some of the best eats at Disney World, including some of our favorite snack foods.
And while we've found some tasty treats at Sunshine Seasons in The Land Pavilion, our favorite Epcot snacks are found around World Showcase. Today we're going to check out the Top 5 Snacks in World Showcase.
If we're starting the day early (as in we have an early morning FastPass+ for Frozen Ever After) it's possible that we skipped breakfast to get to Epcot at rope drop. So we'll stop into Kringla Bakeri og Kafe and order School Bread.
This semi-sweet baked good has a cult-like following in the Disney fandom. And, you either love it or you don't. If you've never had School Bread, don't expect it to be a like a doughnut. It's more like a sweet dinner roll filled with custard and topped with really sweet icing and toasted coconut.
A good tip: buy School Bread in the evening and take it back to your resort hotel room and enjoy it for breakfast the next morning! This is a must-have (or must-try for the first time) snack!
Next on the list is the handmade caramel corn from Karamell-Kuche in the Germany Pavilion. Sure, the bakery case here is full of an amazing collection of sweet caramel treats (several of these treats are on our list of favorites), but the caramel corn is always a MUST!
The caramel corn in made fresh several times a day (you can watch them make it while you stand in the always long queue) and it'll melt in your mouth. For reals. This is the BEST caramel corn you'll find at Disney (and maybe anywhere). Buy two bags (at least) " one to enjoy as you stroll through World Showcase, and another to nosh on later when you're back at the hotel.
If you're looking for a savory snack there's one spot you just gotta visit: La Cava del Tequila in the Mexico Pavilion.
You'll want to stop here early in the day (like 11 a.m. early) if you hope to get a table. Once you're seated order up one of the delicious margaritas (the avocado is a favorite) and then order the Chips and Queso (a mere $10) or the Trio Combo (chips, queso, and guacamole). The queso at La Cava is delicious and it's a fun spot to relax before hitting up the rest of World Showcase.
The France Pavilion is home to many great eats, and it's one of our favorite places to stop, refuel, and recharge during the day.
If you're hungry morning, noon, or night we recommend ... anything at Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie. But of course that defeats the whole purpose of a "top 5" list, right? Sort of. But seriously there are SO MANY delicious treats in the bakery case at Les Halles that we can't pick just one.
If we HAD to pick we'd say the Cheese Plate is a favorite (paired with a Grand Marnier Slush, of course). The Chocolate Mousse is divine. The Chocolate Croissant is the perfect early morning breakfast (yes, Les Halles IS open at 9 a.m. for breakfast and the pavilion is quiet and well, it's perfection). Other favorites include the Frangipane, a plain (but still delish) croissant, and the macaron.
Say you're looking for ice cream and you just happen to be near the France Pavilion, we recommend stopping at L'Artisans des Glaces for handcrafted ice cream and sorbet. A favorite is a cone with any of the flavors. Also recommended: the pressed brioche ice cream sandwich (Croque Glace), the Ice Cream Martini, or the Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich. You really can't go wrong at L'Artisans!
Now there are most certainly more than five great, must-have snacks at Epcot but if we can't cover them all! In fact, that's what our friends at the Disney Food Blog do best! If you want to see more than 400 Epcot snacks you should check out the all-new, fully-updated DFB Guide to Epcot Snacks e-book!
What's your favorite Epcot snack? Let us know in the comments.
Many thanks to the Disney Food Blog for use of their photos.