We love our Disney World seasons pass — we can go whenever we want and enjoy the happiest place on earth! The last three years we’ve attended the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. This is our first year vegan so we were not sure how much we would be able to sample. There were vegetarian selections at almost every country booth and a few vegan options as well. There was one booth that only carried vegan food — it wasn’t hosted by a country, it was called Terra in celebration of the bounty of plant based foods. They featured Gardein products that we can purchase at our local Publix grocery store. I’ve been hesitant in trying their beef and chicken alternatives but after trying them at Epcot I’m eager to try making them at home!
Pictured are the two samples we tried, my husband and I both loved the Chili Colorado with House-made chips and cashew cheese featuring Gardein Beefless tips — so moist and meaty! My husband enjoyed the Trick’n Chick’n with Basmati Rice featuring Gardein Chick’n breast — I didn’t like that one as much, the texture wasn’t as appetizing. The best was the Chocolate Cake with Coconut Mousse & Passion Fruit Sauce and fresh watermelon juice.
Disney is a wonderful place to eat as a vegan or with any food allergies, the chefs will come out to your table and speak to you about your options, some even make a special meal just for you! It was nice to attend this annual event and find the same spirit of service in doing anything to please the guest — why we love our visits so much!
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