27 Best Quick Service Restaurants in EPCOT You Can’t Miss

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There are certain musts as you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. 

In Hollywood Studios, you must spend time in Galaxy’s Edge. You must placate your inner child with the rides in Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom.

In Animal Kingdom, you must ride Kilimanjaro Safaris.

And in EPCOT? Guests must sample as much of the variety of cuisines offered as possible. 


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How many days do you need in EPCOT?

If you wanted to try a good amount of food options? Well, if you count quick service and table service, and – especially if you go during the International Food & Wine Festival? A week.

You’d need a good, solid week, eating three meals a day in EPCOT if you really want to try things out. 

Obviously, spending a whole week eating in EPCOT is either poor vacation planning or maybe the best vacation planning ever!

On our trips, we always try to do something different every time, but also something familiar. We’re big fans of Chefs De France and loved Restaurant Marrakesh. We’re hoping for its return. 

But whether you’re doing table service or quick service, you’re going to find something good to eat at EPCOT.

What’s the difference between a quick service and a table service restaurant? 

Essentially, at a quick service restaurant, you order your food from a counter. In fact, it’s also called a counter-service restaurant. With a table service restaurant, you’ll be dining with the service of a full waitstaff.

Dining reservations are a good idea for most table service restaurants but depending on the day, the time and the crowd, you might get by with a walk-up on a whim.

What are the best quick service restaurants at EPCOT?

Let’s take a look.

Sweet Popcorn in Wax Paper Bag EPCOT
The connection between Canada and popcorn is unclear, but it still tastes great (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

27. Popcorn in Canada

This shop makes me laugh every time I pass it.

It’s possible that there’s some Canadian connection to popcorn that has eluded me over the course of my nearly 50 years on the planet.

Maybe Canada is the high ruler of snacks. Anyway, popcorn. Canada. There ya go.

the uk beer cart
The beer cart is located next to the Rose & Crown (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

26. UK Beer Cart

No food. All beer. The residents of the British Isles don’t play and neither does the United Kingdom Pavilion.

Technically, since there’s no food here, this spot should be above Popcorn in Canada but beer trumps popcorn in most civilized cultures. 

Les Vins Des Chef De France at EPCOT
Wine, beer and alcoholic slushies are found at Les Vins De Chefs De France (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

25. Les Vins De Chefs De France

Vin is wine in French. So here is where you can find wine, beer and alcoholic slushes.

It’s just like you’d get on the streets of Paris.

Block & Hans EPCOT
Grab a Mickey Pretzel on the go at Block & Hans (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

24. Block & Hans

There is not a lot to eat on the menu at the Block & Hans located in the American Adventure Pavilion. 

However, you can get a Mickey Pretzel to go with a selection of all-American craft beers. 

Refreshment Outpost EPCOT
Despite the limited nod to Africa, you can still get a good hot dog and drink at the Outpost (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

23. Refreshment Outpost

If I’m being honest, this small African-themed spot bums me out. Specifically, as much as I love the World Showcase, it’s missing a few things.

While Morocco represents North Africa, there is the only reference to the rest of the massive continent. Sure, Animal Kingdom has a wonderful Africa-themed world, but EPCOT could use a taste as well.

Anyway, year round you can get an all-beef hot dog and a drink at the Outpost. However, during the Flower and Garden Festival, there are the much more interesting pineapple skewers and an ice cream float with tangerine soft serve.

The Land Cart at EPCOT Fruit and Cheese Tray
Get a healthy snack at the Land Cart located in World Nature (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

22. The Land Cart

Located in World Nature, this is the place to go for healthy snack fare.

They use the word nosh in the publicity for this cart, which irritates me. Nosh is an irritating word. But I’m willing to look past it for the hummus.

Inside Connections Cafe EPCOT
Grab some coffee or Disney baked goods at the Connections Café (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

21. Connections Café

Located in World Celebration, this eatery offers Starbucks coffee and Disney baked goods.

oreo funnel cake at epcot
The Oreo Funnel Cake can be found in the American Adventure section of EPCOT (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

20. Funnel Cakes

Located in the American Adventure in World Showcase, this creatively named stand sells funnel cakes.

Yorkshire County Fish Shop EPCOT
Reportedly, the fish and chips are quite good at Yorkshire County Fish Shop (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

19. Yorkshire County Fish Shop

My wife is a big fan of fish and chips. I’m not, therefore, I’ve never eaten at this stand.

Leslie says it’s quite good, though.

Gelateria Toscana at EPCOT
Try the gelato at this quick service restaurant found in Italy (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

18. Gelataria Toscana

You can’t go to Italy without trying some gelato. Here they offer a variety of ice cream, desserts and alcoholic beverages.

L'Artisan's Outdoor Sign 16 Flavors
L’Artisan des Glaces offers 16 delicious handcrafted ice cream flavors (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

17. L’Artisan des Glaces

Located in the France Pavilion, this ice cream shop is fantastic. One day it would be fun to compare this to Gelateria Toscana and see who reigns. But for now, it will have to remain up in the air.

Sommerfest's Pretzel Bread Pudding EPCOT
The famous Pretzel Bread Pudding can be found at Sommerfest (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

16. Sommerfest

This Germany Pavilion spot is chiefly for the beer – team Warsteiner Dunkel – but the bratwurst with sauerkraut is hard to pass up.

Also, check out our story on the Pretzel Bread Pudding. It’s one of the more popular EPCOT treats, and it is delicious.

Read Also: What’s in Pretzel Bread Pudding at EPCOT? Here’s Where To Get It

Eggroll at Joy of Tea EPCOT
Joy of Tea offers egg rolls and also specialty cocktails (photo by Kirby Russell//HeyOrlando.com)

15. Joy of Tea

Located in the China Pavilion, Joy of Tea offers a variety of flavored teas as well as pork egg rolls and specialty cocktails.

Try the Tipsy Ducks in Love, which has bourbon, black tea, coffee, cream and chocolate. It’s good. But it’s also just fun to say.

Kringle Bakery's School Bread on a Colorful Paper Plate
The School Bread at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

14. Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

The Norway Pavilion may be my least favorite culinary stop. The Scandinavian flavors do not fit my palate. 

However, the School Bread, which has sweet rolled filled with custard and dipped in coconut, is quite good. In fact, most of the sweet treats at this stand are pretty good.

Read Also: What Is School Bread at EPCOT? Where You Can Find It

Dole Whip from the Refreshment Port
Try the popular Dole Whip at the Refreshment Port before touring the World Showcase (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

13. Refreshment Port

I’m a big counter-clockwise guy on the Showcase. Start in Canada and end in Mexico. 

And Refreshment Port is located right at the Canada Pavilion entrance/exit of the World Showcase Pavilion. It’s a good place to get a snack or Dole Whip before embarking on your tour around the World Showcase Lagoon.

Entrees year round include chicken nuggets and poutine – French fries with beef gravy and cheese curds – just what you want before embarking on a long hot trek.

Maybe you really are supposed to start in Mexico.

Seasons in the Land Interior at EPCOT
Seasons uses the produce from the greenhouses of the Land Pavillion to serve up some delightful dishes (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

12. Sunshine Seasons

This World Nature Pavilion spot uses the fruits of Disney’s works in the greenhouses of the Land Pavilion to make delightful dishes inspired by cuisine around the world.

Entrees include oak-grilled rotisserie chicken, Mongolian beef and stir-fried shrimp. The Mediterranean Vegetable Sandwich is a standout as well.

Connections Eatery Epcot Entrance
Score a burger, chicken sandwich, pizza and more at the Connections Eatery (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

11. Connections Eatery

It’s the world showcase in a single spot with American, Italian and Asian and I think, French cuisine.

You can score a burger, chicken sandwich or pizza. Salad offerings include a General Tso Chicken Salad and a Niçoise-style Salad.

And also, I should note if you have a picky eater or someone with a lot of food allergies – and we have both – the kids menu offers cheese pizza and chicken tenders with fries. 

EPCOT Coconut Pineapple Shaved Ice Saki
The shaved ice Coconut Pineapple Sake from Kabuki Café (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

10. Kabuki Café 

Enjoy Japanese cuisine like otsumami (chef’s recommendation) sushi choices, edamame, kakigōri, assorted Japanese sodas & beer, plum wine and hot or cold sake.

Look, I’m not a big drinker, but I cannot imagine ordering a round or two of sake and completing the World Showcase tour. If I order the sake, I have officially moved to the Japanese Pavilion.

I live there now.

Tangierine Cafe EPCOT Menu
You can get a kebab and much more at the Tangierine Café in Morocco (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

9. Tangierine Café

I think the Morocco Pavilion is among the most underrated in the showcase. The theming is impeccable, the food is great and it’s just got a good vibe.

The world will be a better place when Restaurant Marrakesh reopens. Until then, we have the Café which gives us kebabs. Who doesn’t love a kebab?

pizza from the pizza counter at via napoli
You can grab some pizza without the table service wait at Via Napoli (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

8. Via Napoli Counter

You don’t have to have a reservation to try the great pizza at the Via Napoli table service restaurant.

There’s a little window and counter on the side where you can get your slice to go.

Katsura Grill at EPCOT
Katsura Grill offers sushi and noodles and other recommended dishes (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

7. Katsura Grill

At this grill, you can order a variety of sushi, noodle dishes and osusume (recommended) dishes like chicken and beef teriyaki.

La Cantina de San Angel EPCOT
Tacos, nachos, empanadas and a kids menu can be found at La Cantina (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

6. La Cantina de San Angel

Tacos, nachos, empanadas and rice? This is the good stuff.

This is another quick service restaurant that serves chicken tenders on the kids menu. 

dumplings from teh lotus blossom
Lotus Blossom has tasty treats like dumplings and egg rolls (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

5. Lotus Blossom Café

I suppose it’s not shocking to find good Chinese food in the China Pavilion. Here is where you’ll find crispy egg rolls and orange chicken.

I don’t eat here as much as I should because it’s harder to find some of the other flavors in World Showcase close to home. But this is a great stand.

Choza de Margarita EPCOT
We enjoyed the Empanada de Barbacoa at Choza de Margarita (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

4. Choza de Margarita

This snack stand in the Mexico Pavilion features a variety of margaritas and beers as well as some Mexican flavors, the best of which is the Empanada de Barbacoa – empanadas filled with Barbacoa beef, topped with chipotle sauce, crema Mexicana and queso fresco.

It is served with a side of Corn Esquites.

There is also the Tacos de Cochinita, with tender citrus marinated pulled pork served on corn tortillas with pickled red onions and a mango habanero relish with a side of Corn Esquites.

I also like the Tostada de Pollo with crispy corn tortillas with black beans and chipotle chicken. It’s garnished with crema Mexicana, shredded lettuce and Queso Cotija.

Crepes A Emporter Quick Service Window EPCOT
You can grab a crepe to go from the Crêpes À Emporter window next to La Crêperie de Paris (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

3. Crêpes À Emporter by La Crêperie de Paris 

I feel like from the name you get the gist. This place sells crepes – wonderful, delicious crepes. The savory ones are technically Galettes made with buckwheat flour, but it’s pretty much the same thing.

They don’t sell my personal favorite, ham, cheese, egg and mushroom but they’ve got good options nonetheless.

Menu at Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie EPCOT
It is hard to surpass the Croque Monsieur at Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

2. Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie

Ah, my friends. This is a place of beauty and wonder. It has pastries, sandwiches, bread and lobster bisque. And I love a good bisque.

When I was in Belgium, every day I went to the same place for lunch and ordered the Croque Monsieur – an open-face ham and cheese toasted sandwich. It’s the simple things that make life great.

regal eagle smokehouse at epcot
Regal Eagle Smokehouse is a quick-service location serving up regional barbecue favorites (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

1. Regal Eagle Smokehouse

Located in the American Adventure Pavilion, this quick service restaurant offers craft drafts and barbecue.

This is a tour of American barbecue stylings offerings including Memphis-style dry rub ribs, Kansas City smoked half chicken, sliced Texas beef brisket sandwich and North Carolina chopped smoked pork butt platter.

Look, Disney does barbecue well. But if you are prone to the itis, also known as a food coma, you might be best moving along. 

What is your favorite quick service at EPCOT? Let us know in the comments!

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John Gullion

John Gullion, Managing Editor at the Citizen Tribune, is a freelance contributor for TheSmokies.com LLC – the parent company of TheSmokies.com and HeyOrlando.com.

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