Just a Foodie



Welcome to those of you joining me from I am a Mommy Nerd and those of you just hopping aboard. I 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail. This month we’re talking about the Flower and Garden Festival in EPCOT. 

I have never had the privilege of visiting Walt Disney World during the Flower and Garden Festival. I have been there in May, after it had ended, and seen some of the topiaries they have up. In fact, you can see pictures from that here. I think that the topiaries are just beautiful, and I can imagine it’s even prettier when you’re there during the festival itself! 

As a foodie, I’m excited to hear that they added food kiosks (similar to what they have at the Food and Wine Festival in the fall) to the Flower and Garden Festival! I’m kind-of jealous of my friend, Didi Marie from DIStherapy because she got to go and experience it. BUT, she was nice enough to share her thoughts and pictures with me so that I’m able to share them with you. 

The kiosks include: 

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  • Florida Fresh in the Germany Pavilion
  • Hamani in the Japan Pavilion
  • Jardin de Fiestas in the Mexico Pavilion
  • Fleur de Lys  in the France Pavilion
  • Lotus House in the China Pavilion
  • Pineapple Promenade in the Canada Pavilion
  • Primevera Kitchen in the Italy Pavilion
  • Taste of Marrakesh in the Morocco Pavilion
  • The Smokehouse in the American Adventure Pavilion
  • The Buttercup Cottage in the United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Intermissions Cafe located in the Festival Center
  • Urban Farm Eats located right before entering World Showcase 



I asked Didi Marie to share some of her favorite things she tried! 


 Have you ever been to the Flower & Garden Festival? What’s your favorite part? 

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  • I’m glad we are able to live vicariously through Didi Marie! Of the pictures that she shared with you, I think I’d be most interested in trying #1 and #5. What about you?

    • I am leaning towards #3 and #5. At least we have the adult dole whip in common. 😉

      • #3 looks good but I’m allergic to a lot of different seafood, so I’m always afraid to try any seafood. 🙁

        Let’s plan on those Dole Whips with Rum when we have our First Annual Magical Blogorail Administrative Meeting (onsite, of course).

    • Becca_LoveOurDisney

      #1 looks so yummy. My Mother-In-Law loves bacon so I think #4 would be a big hit with her. I don’t know, I have heard all the bacon goodies are delicious, but I just can’t bring myself to try them.

      • I know what you mean, Becca. I LOVE bacon, but some of the things they are combining it with now see so “off” to me. Like this bacon cupcake and the chocolate covered bacon people talk about. It just doesn’t seem to work. LOL

  • DisneyDonnaKay

    I love Didi, she is just the sweetest thing ever. I am really on the fence with the Bacon Cupcake, not so sure about that one. I think I would love the slider though. Being the foodie you are, what is the best meal you’ve ever had at Walt Disney World?

    • AshleyAspires

      Oh my gosh! I don’t know, Donna! I have so many yummy things! My favorite snack is definitely the Carrot Cake Cookie at Writer’s Stop in Hollywood Studios (I know you didn’t ask that…but ya got an extra answer thrown in!).
      My favorite quick-service might be the pizzas at Pizza Planet – they are beyond yummy! Haha!
      And my favorite table-service meal might be the steak at Sci-Fi Dine In! Obviously the food at Hollywood Studios suits me the best….and Hollywood Studios is probably my least favorite park. 🙁 Oh well! The food is good!

  • Becca_LoveOurDisney

    Oh yum! All of that looks delicious. I think it is a good thing I am not there. My waistline would definitely grow if I was.
    What would you say is the most unique food you have ever eaten at WDW?

  • I will take number 5!! What about you?

  • Lisa Cameron

    You really must go someday to check these out in person! As a foodie, you will be in heaven. I tried #4 and #5. I loved the sweet potato waffle with dole whip, but really didn’t care for the cupcake. I was disappointed because I really wanted to try it. I really loved UK, Japan and China. Which stand do you think you’d like to sample from?

  • Maureen Litz- Diehl-Brown

    HI 🙂 I have been to two FGF’s but went in the beg. of May and I don’t remember the Food Kiosks there.. so I missed out on that. But my gosh the topiaries are soooo…. beautiful! Out of the food offering which do you think would be top on your list to try?
    ~Maureen TwoMomsandaMouse

  • Wow! those foods look outstanding! I can’t decide if I’d like the bacon cupcake or not… I like cupcakes and I like bacon, but I’m not sure about them together! How long are the topiaries up after the festival?

    • ReturnToDisney

      I was thinking the same thing, Beth! But I can bet my husband would go for a bacon cupcake….if nothing else to prove that everything’s better with bacon LOL! 🙂

  • ReturnToDisney

    I’m so thrilled that they’re adding some food kiosks to Flower and Garden Festival! I’d love to visit Urban Garden and sample some of the foods from the Epcot greenhouses.

  • Ashley, you and I speak the same language! I’m all about some food too! Of the choices you listed, what would be your favorite thing to try out?

  • DIStherapy

    Oh my goodness, I am salivating all over again Ashley! Thank you for allowing me to relive this tasty tidbits. (And now I’m dreaming about Epcot International Food & Wine Festival…)

  • I love that they bring all the new food to the festival too!! It’s a great way to try lots of new things and snack around the World instead of sitting down for a big lunch.

  • Lin @ DisneyMamas

    I love the Flower & Garden Festival! We weren’t able to go this year, but loved it last year!

  • Yum! I’m headed to Epcot tomorrow & I’m planning to snack at the Urban Farm Eats and the Florida Fresh. I’ll probably grab some good eats at the Smokehouse too!

  • JenniferLissak

    The treats do sound fabulous!! That would be a great reason to visit during this fest!

  • The food definitely is a big draw for me! I am so glad that they’ve added this component to the festival. Now we can look at the amazing topiaries and treat ourselves to delicious food! IT’s a win-win!
    Rosanne @ The Disney Point