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Old 05-16-2009, 09:29 AM   #1
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Wink EPCOT - What are the Best Snacks, CS and TS meals

I love to cook and with all the restaurants, I believe that food is a essential part of experiencing Disney. It is a great place to try things that maybe you haven't had before. Not to mention it is a chance to sit down and take a break.

I am trying to get Ideas for what are the best foods to eat (or try for the first time) at EPCOT if I am only going to be there one day

Please provide me with your Favorite Snack, CS meals and TS meals.

This is what I've got so far



Must Have Snack
America - Funnel Cake (you can' get more American than that) (Funnel Cakes Cart)
Canada -
China - Ginger Ice Cream (Lotus Blossom Cafe)
France - chocolate mousse, Cheese Plate, warmed Ham and Cheese Croissant, Strawberry Tart (Boulangerie Patisserie ), Chocolate Crepe (Crepes des Chefs de France ), Grand Marnier Slushie & Grey Goose lemonade (???)
Germany -
Italy -
Japan - Fish flavored Food!, Shaved Ice (Kaki Gori)
Mexico - Churros, Frozen Margaritas (Cantina de San Angel, Cart),
Morocco - Mint Iced Tea
Norway - School Bread, Pretzel Bread, Strawberry Cream, Chocolate Cake (Kringla Bakery)
United Kingdom -


Better Restaurant
Le Cellier - Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup & Pretzel Bread
Coral Reef - Good atmosphere

Good Counter Service (CS)
Yorkshire Country Fish Shop - Fish and Chips
Sunshine Seasons
Lotus Blossom Cafe - tucked back out of the way, interesting snacks
Tangierine Cafe - Shawarma Platters big enough to share


Restaurants to Avoid
Electric Umbrella
Cantina de San Angel



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Old 05-16-2009, 09:32 AM   #2
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I LOVE the funnel cake outside of the American Pavilion!
I see you have the Gran Marnier Slushies on your list...don't forget Frozen Margaritas outside of Mexico!
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:13 AM   #3
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Our dinner at Coral Reef was wonderful -- food and service.

We loved the strawberry tart at Boulangerie Patisserie too!
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Old 05-16-2009, 12:16 PM   #4
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Epcot is our favorite food place!!! We like LeCellier, Coral Reef, Chef's DeFrance and Teppan Edu. The CS at the Season's has something for everyone. The bakery in France is very good for a snack. The funnel cakes are okay not much different than we get at the fair here. Remember Beaver Tails from Canada?!?
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For counter service I enjoy the Electric Umbrella because it's got a very good atmosphere.
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Old 05-16-2009, 03:28 PM   #6
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I love to cook and with all the restaurants, I believe that food is a essential part of experiencing Disney. It is a great place to try things that maybe you haven't had before. Not to mention it is a chance to sit down and take a break.

I am trying to get Ideas for what are the best foods to eat (or try for the first time) at EPCOT if I am only going to be there one day

Please provide me with your Favorite Snack, CS meals and TS meals.

This is what I've got so far



Must Have Snack
America - Funnel Cake (you can' get more American than that) (Funnel Cakes Cart)
Canada -
China - Ginger Ice Cream (Lotus Blossom Cafe)
France - chocolate mousse, Cheese Plate, warmed Ham and Cheese Croissant, Strawberry Tart (Boulangerie Patisserie ), Chocolate Crepe (Crepes des Chefs de France ), Grand Marnier Slushie & Grey Goose lemonade (???)
Germany -
Italy -
Japan - Fish flavored Food!, Shaved Ice (Kaki Gori)
Mexico - Churros, Frozen Margaritas (Cantina de San Angel, Cart),
Morocco - Mint Iced Tea
Norway - School Bread, Pretzel Bread, Strawberry Cream, Chocolate Cake (Kringla Bakery)
United Kingdom -


Better Restaurant
Le Cellier - Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup & Pretzel Bread
Coral Reef - Good atmosphere

Good Counter Service (CS)
Yorkshire Country Fish Shop - Fish and Chips
Sunshine Seasons
Lotus Blossom Cafe - tucked back out of the way, interesting snacks
Tangierine Cafe - Shawarma Platters big enough to share


Restaurants to Avoid
Electric Umbrella
Cantina de San Angel



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If you like Mint Tea you will love either the hot or cold mint tea. I am also a big fan of the Fish and Chips. Also, if you like wine, stop at either the German or Italian wine shops for a glass.
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Old 05-16-2009, 03:37 PM   #7
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My new favorite from my last trip:

Joy of Tea - China
Strawberry Oolong Tea Bao Bing Slush (non-alcoholic)

Very Refreshing... I got it three time over the course of our trip. Yum!!!

There is also a Mango Green Tea one, I don't like mango, so can't comment on it.
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I forgot to mention that Electric Umbrella is one of the few counter service locations in the parks where you can get free drink refills, because you get the drinks yourself. So if your still thristy you don't need to pay for a 2nd drink once it's finished.
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CS: Shawarma Platter at Tangierine Cafe
TS: Le Cellier -- cheese soup, pretzel bread, filet mignon with mashed potatoes, chocolate moose for dessert
Snack: Schoolbread at Kringla Bakery and Churros from Cantina de San Angel
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:33 PM   #10
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I wouldn't necessarily avoid Electric Umbrella. We've ate there several times and enjoyed it. It's mostly just burgers though.
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:09 PM   #11
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I really enjoy the sweet pretzel with almonds at the Kringla Bakery in Norway.
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:18 AM   #12
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One of the best restaurants on all of Disney's property is Bistro de Paris upstairs in France. It is not on the dining plan and discourages children by having no children's menu but the service and food are top notch and one of the few places to have a rare quiet meal at WDW. Their chocolate souffle is as good as the one prepared at V&A (IMO).

Best counter service is Tangierine Cafe at Morrocco.

My favorite snack is the Grand Marnier Orange slush at France but I also enjoy the Peach Bellini's in Italy.
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:17 AM   #13
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Kaki Gori is a must and anything from Norway as a snack. Free soda samples at the Coco Cola exhibit. Fish and chips is also very good. We had some good food in the land pavillion.
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THEME PARKS
  • ANIMAL KINGDOM PARK
    • Flame Tree BBQ
    • Pizzafari
    • Rainforest Cafe
    • Restaurantosaurus
    • Tusker House
    • Yak & Yeti Counter Service
    • Yak & Yeti
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios
    • '50s Prime Time Cafe
    • ABC Commissary
    • Backlot Express
    • Brown Derby
    • Catalina Eddie's
    • Fairfax Fare
    • Feel the Force VIP Package (Fireworks Dessert Party)
    • Hollywood & Vine
    • Mama Melrose's
    • Min & Bill's Dockside Diner
    • Rosie's All-American Cafe
    • Sci-Fi Dine-In
    • Starring Rolls Cafe
    • Studio Catering Company
    • Toluca Legs Turkey Company
    • Toy Story Pizza Planet
  • Epcot
    • Coral Reef (Living Seas)
    • Electric Umbrella
    • Fountainview (Starbucks)
    • Garden Grill (The Land)
    • Sunshine Seasons (The Land)
    • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway)
    • Biergarten (Germany)
    • Boulangerie Patisserie (France)
    • Chefs de France (France)
    • Fife & Drum (American Adventure)
    • Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party
    • Katsura Grill (Japan)
    • Kringla Bakeri og Cafe (Norway)
    • La Cantina de San Angel (Mexico)
    • La Hacienda de San Angel (Mexico)
    • Le Cellier (Canada)
    • Liberty Inn (American Adventure)
    • Lotus Blossom Cafe (China)
    • Monsieur Paul (France)
    • Nine Dragons (China)
    • Odyssey
    • Restaurant Marrakesh (Morocco)
    • Rose and Crown (United Kingdom)
    • San Angel Inn (Mexico)
    • Sommerfest (Germany)
    • Spice Road (Morocco)
    • Tangierine Cafe (Morocco)
    • Teppan Edo (Japan)
    • Tokyo Dining (Japan)
    • Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar (Italy)
    • Tutto Italia (Italy)
    • Via Napoli (Italy)
    • Yorkshire County Fish Shop (United Kingdom)
  • Epcot Food & Wine Festival
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Belgium
    • Brewer's Collection
    • Canada
    • Caribbean Islands
    • Cheese
    • China
    • Craft Beers
    • Desserts & Champagne
    • Florida
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hawaii
    • Hops & Barley
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Mexico
    • Morocco
    • New Zealand
    • Poland
    • Party for the Senses
    • Scandinavia
    • Singapore
    • South Africa
    • South Korea
    • Terra
  • Epcot Food & Garden Festival
    • Buttercup Cottage
    • Fleur De lys
    • Florida Fresh
    • Hanami
    • Intermissions Cafe
    • Jardin De Fiestas
    • Lotus House
    • Pineapple Promenade
    • Primavera Kitchen
    • The Smokehouse
    • Taste of Marrakesh
    • Urban Farm Eats
  • Magic Kingdom
    • Be Our Guest Lunch (Fantasyland)
    • Be Our Guest Dinner (Fantasyland)
    • Casey's Corner (Main Street USA)
    • Cinderella's Royal Table (Fantasyland)
    • Columbia Harbour House (Liberty Square)
    • Cosmic Ray's (Tomorrowland)
    • The Crystal Palace (Adventureland)
    • Diamond Horseshoe Review (Frontierland)
    • The Friar's Nook (Fantasyland)
    • Gaston's Tavern (Fantasyland)
    • Golden Oak Outpost (Frontierland)
    • Liberty Tree Tavern (Liberty Square)
    • The Lunching Pad (Tomorrowland)
    • Main Street Bakery (Starbucks)
    • Pecos Bill's (Frontierland)
    • Pinnochio Village Haus (Fantasyland)
    • The Plaza Restaurant (Main Street USA)
    • Sleepy Hollow
    • Tomorrowland Terrace (Tomorrowland)
    • Tomorrowland Terrace Wishes Dessert Party (Tomorrowland)
    • Tony's Town Square (Main Street USA)
    • Tortuga Tavern (Adventureland)
    • Frontierland Turkey Leg Cart
Water Parks
  • Blizzard Beach
    • Avalunch
    • The Cooling Hut
    • Lottawatta Lodge
    • The Warming Hut
  • Typhoon Lagoon
    • Leaning Palms
    • Lowtide Lou's
    • Surf Doggies
    • Typhoon Tilly's
    • Bodie's All American
    • Earl of Sandwich
    • Fulton's Crab House
    • Ghirardelli's
    • Marketplace Snacks
    • Pollo Campero
    • Rainforest Cafe
    • Starbucks
    • T-Rex
    • Wolfgang Puck Express
  • Pleasure Island
    • Cooke's of Dublin
    • Paradiso 37
    • Planet Hollywood
    • Portobello
    • Raglan Road
  • West Side
    • AMC 24 Pleasure Island Dining
    • Bongo's Cuban Cafe
    • Crossroads at House of Blues
    • Crossroads at House of Blues Sunday Brunch
    • Foodquest
    • Splitsville
    • Smokehouse at House of Blues
    • Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
    • The Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
    • Wolfgang Puck Express
  • West Side Food Trucks
    • Fantasy Fare truck
    • Namaste Cafe truck
    • Superstar Catering truck
    • World Showcase of Flavors truck
Wide World of Sports
    • ESPN Grill
Resorts
  • All Star Movies
    • World Premiere
  • All Star Music
    • Intermission
  • All Star Sports
    • End Zone
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
    • Boma Flavors of Africa
    • Jiko: The Cooking Place
    • The Mara
    • Sanaa
  • Art of Animation
    • Landscapes of Flavors
  • Beach Club
    • Beach Club Marketplace
    • Beaches and Cream
    • Cape May Cafe
    • Hurricane Hanna's
  • Boardwalk
    • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
    • Boardwalk Bakery
    • Boardwalk Pizza Window
    • ESPN Club
    • Flying Fish
    • Kouzzina
  • Caribbean Beach
    • Old Port Royale
    • Shutters
  • Contemporary
    • California Grill
    • Chef Mickey's
    • Contempo Cafe
    • The Wave
    • Top of the World Lounge
  • Coronado Springs
    • Cafe Rix
    • Laguna Bar
    • Maya Grill
    • Pepper Market
    • Siesta's
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin
    • Cabana Bar and Beach Club
    • The Fountain
    • Fresh Mediterranean Market
    • Picabu Buffeteria
    • Shula's Steakhouse
    • Todd English's bluezoo
  • Fort Wilderness
    • Crockett's Tavern
    • Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review
    • Meadows Snack Bar
    • Mickey's Backyard BBQ
    • Trail's End Restaurant
  • Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
    • 1900 Park Fare
    • Citrico's
    • Garden View Lounge Afternoon Tea
    • Gasparilla Island Grill
    • Grand Floridian Cafe
    • Mizner's Lounge
    • My Disney Girl's Perfectly Princess Tea
    • Narcoossee's
    • Pool Bar
    • Victoria and Albert's
  • Old Key West
    • Goods to Go
    • Olivia's
    • Turtle Shack
  • Polynesian
    • Captain Cook's Snack Company
    • Kona Cafe
    • Kona Island Sushi Counter
    • 'Ohana
    • Spirit of Aloha Polynesian Luau
    • TambuLounge
  • Pop Century
    • Everything Pop
  • Port Orleans
    • Boatwright's
    • Riverside Mill Food Court
    • Sassagoula Flotworks & Food Factory
  • Saratoga Springs
    • Artist's Palette
    • Grandstand Pool Bar
    • Paddock Pool Grill
    • Turf Club
  • Shades of Green
    • Garden Gallery
    • Evergreen's
    • Mangino's Bistro
  • Walt Disney World Swan
    • Garden Grove Cafe
    • Il Mulino New York Trattoria
    • Kimonos Sushi Bar
    • Splash Grill
  • Vero Beach
    • Bleachers Bar and Grill
    • Green Cabin Room
    • Shutters
    • Sonya's
  • Wilderness Lodge
    • Artist Point
    • Roaring Fork
    • Territory Lounge
    • Whispering Canyon
  • Yacht Club
    • Captain's Grille
    • Crew's Cup Lounge
    • Yachtsman Steakhouse
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