Food and Wine Food Booths Unveiled for 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
The 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is only one month away from its July 15th start.
As the opening date approaches, park officials have unveiled details about the various Global Marketplaces. And we have a surprise this year!
Toward the end of the event, new food kiosks will open! I’ll explain as I describe all the Global Marketplaces you can visit at this year’s Food & Wine event.
The Global Marketplaces We Know
This year’s Food & Wine Festival will run from July 15th through November 20th. Important, it is NOT the “Taste of…” that we had in 2020.
This modest change indicates that the 2021 event will be much closer to the one DVC members have loved for many years now rather than a half-measure.
Frequent Food & Wine guests will recognize these names from the Global Marketplaces list.
- Appleseed Orchard
- The Donut Box
- Earth Eats hosts by Impossible™
- Flavors from Fire hosted by The NFL on ESPN
- Hops & Barley
- Refreshment Outpost
- Refreshment Port hosted by Boursin® Cheese
- Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE®
These 18 Global Marketplaces will operate throughout the festival.
Also, I should mention that Corkcicle is the official sponsor of the event this year.
Some of their triple-insulated bottles and canteens will be available as commemorative merchandise during the event.
Since Corkcicle is based in Orlando, this union makes perfect sense and could last for a while.
The New Global Marketplaces for 2021
Disney surprised Food & Wine fans with its announcement that new booths would debut this summer.
New Booth Options:
- Brew-Wing at the EPCOT Experience
- The Noodle Exchange
- Rotunda Bistro in American Adventure
- The Swanky Saucy Swine
- Tangierine Cafe — Flavors of the Medina
That’s five more Global Marketplaces that will operate throughout the entire event. Here’s what you need to know about the new places.
Disney advertises Brew-Wing as a place for chicken wings and flatbreads. Given the name, you can guess that beers and ciders will be available, too.
The Noodle Exchange feels topical since ‘Ohana fans just rioted over the lack of noodles there. This kiosk will serve plenty of noodle-based entrees.
The Rotunda Bistro will reside at The American Adventure Pavilion. It’ll sell “fresh seafood and produce.”
The Swanky Saucy Swine will capitalize on the current Orlando pork craze. You can get several pork dishes here, along with cocktails, wines, and beers.
The Tangierine Café offering sounds a lot like…Tangierine Café. It’ll serve kababs and falafel pitas.
In case you’re confused, Tangierine Café hasn’t reopened during the pandemic, partially due to some behind-the-scenes struggles at the Morocco Pavilion.
I presume this is a stopgap measure, as fans of the restaurant really miss it.
The 50th Anniversary Global Marketplaces
Disney wants to emphasize the glory of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. Simultaneously, these food booths need to siphon traffic.
As a reminder, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at the France pavilion will open on October 1st as well.
Since that’s a key date with increased crowds, Food & Wine will do something different this year. It’ll open some booths on October 1st!
Brand New Global Marketplaces
Some of these Global Marketplaces are brand new.
- Lobster Landing
- Mac & Eats
Disney describes Kenya as authentic cuisine and beer from the country. Given the popularity of Boma – Flavors of Africa, this place could steal the show.
Lobster Landing promises a “taste of New England” featuring lobster dishes. An elevated version of Columbia Harbour House’s lobster dish is a strong possibility here.
Mac & Eats will serve a bunch of hybrid Mac & Cheese entrees, making this kiosk the place to go for comfort food.
On October 1st, some prior-year booths will return.
- The Alps
So, those of you planning your vacation for October and November will gain access to nine Global Marketplaces that summer/September guests won’t.
If you’re still on the fence about your dates, that may prove a tipping point.