Walt Disney World has released Food Studio booth menus for the 2022 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, our favorite event of the year in the park! This post previews new & returning savory snacks and decadent desserts, along with a look at the new Figment popcorn bucket (!!!) that’ll debut during the event.
This year, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World runs from January 14 through February 21, 2022. The Food Studios are all located throughout the World Showcase pavilions and portions of the new neighborhoods of Future World, just like the Holiday Kitchens and Global Marketplaces before them. These food booths open each day from park opening until park closing.
For the most part, the 2022 Epcot International Festival of the Arts recycles booths used by the Christmas-time event, with a smaller slate than the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, the park’s “flagship” culinary event. (If you ask me, the food is better at Festival of the Arts–probably because there’s less demand, allowing for more attention to detail.) These 15 Food Studios showcase the best in culinary art, blending colorful ingredients, unique cooking techniques, and imaginative presentations to create edible masterpieces…
As you’ll see below, Walt Disney World’s culinary and beverage teams created some new foods for 2022 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, and also brought back numerous fan favorites. Highlights include the brand-new the Craftsman’s Courtyard.
Returning is the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine, a fun food stroll highlighting five sweet and savory offerings at the festival. Upon purchase of each, you’ll receive a stamp for your Festival Passport. As you travel throughout the Festival, collect stamps by purchasing five of these decadent dishes to redeem a special prize from Deco Delights to enjoy.
While a lot of this food looks absolutely fantastic, the unequivocal highlight from my perspective is the Figment popcorn bucket. As longtime readers know, I am a huge Figment fan (see above), so this excitement should not come as a surprise.
Probably less known is that I have strong feelings about popcorn buckets–and not positive ones. Let’s just say I do not “get” the appeal, and leave it at that. I’ve never bought a popcorn bucket at Walt Disney World, and previously never felt even a remote urge to do so. The latter part of that statement is no longer true.
I’m yet not sure how these two clashing feelings will resolve themselves. I love most things Figment and that popcorn bucket is adorable…but also impractical. (My main criteria for merchandise purchases these days is “will I use this outside the parks?” This results in the purchase of coffee mugs, but not much else.)
I also will not wait in any line whatsoever for merchandise, which might be the deciding factor here. If lines for the Orange Bird sipper released a couple years ago were any indication, the Pop Eats! Food Studio is going to have the longest wait time at Walt Disney World from January 14 through February 21, 2022. It’ll probably surpass Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, which will have a standby line by then.
Speaking of Pop Eats, here are the booth menus–starting with that Food Studio…
Pop Eats! (Near Port of Entry)
Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese
Tomato Soup with Bacon, Apple, and Brie Grilled Cheese (New)
Almond Frangipane Cake layered with raspberry jam and Belgian chocolate
Pop’t Art: Modern-designed sugar cookie with chocolate-hazelnut filling
Figment Premium Popcorn Bucket with Rainbow Popcorn (New)
Tomato Soup Can Bloody Mary
The Deconstructed Dish (Near Port of Entry)
Deconstructed BLT: Crispy pork belly, soft-poached egg, brioche, watercress espuma, and tomato jam
Deconstructed French Onion Soup: Beef broth ravioli, Gruyère espuma, onion bread pudding, and onion textures (New)
Deconstructed Key Lime Pie: Flexible Key lime curd, “Key lime” mousse, graham cracker cake, and meringues (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine — Green)(New)
Deconstructed Apple Pie Á la Mode: Apple-cinnamon gelato, cinnamon apple cider, apple pie filling, and streusel (non-alcoholic) (New)
Deco Delights (Near Port of Entry)
Dulce Chocolate Mousse with chocolate crémeux and dark chocolate truffle (New)
Decadent Valrhona Chocolate with dark chocolate mousse, chocolate brownie, and cassis mousse (New)
Orange Mousse with lemon cake and raspberry meringues (New)
Strawberry Blonde Nitro
Neapolitan Beer Flight
The Craftsman’s Courtyard (near Disney Traders) (New)
Cast Iron-roasted P.E.I. Mussels with Sautéed Tomatoes, Garlic, and Fresh Herbs (New)
Cast Iron-seared Steelhead Trout with parsley salad, grape tomatoes, Kalamata olives, capers, and lemon aÃ¯oli (New)
Plant-based Bratwurst with spicy turmeric aÃ¯oli, coffee barbecue jackfruit, and slaw (Plant-based)
Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie
Blue Raspberry Blonde Ale
Nairobi Coffee Dark Beer
Pastoral Palate (Germany)
Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with parsnip purée, broccolini, baby tomatoes, and aged balsamic
Wild Boar Cassoulet with duck confit, ham hock, and wild boar sausage (New)
Opera Cake: Almond joconde, coffee buttercream, and chocolate ganache
Rosé Hard Cider
Rosé Blonde Ale
A Play on Rosé Flight
Old Vine Rosé
The Artist’s Table (America)
Beef Wellington: Mushroom duxelle, prosciutto, and puff pastry with red wine demi-glace and baby vegetables
Pan-seared Scallops with vanilla-butternut squash purée, brown butter cauliflower purée, and lime foam (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine — Orange)
Pistachio Cake with cherry mousse and morello cherries
Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, milk, and dark chocolate (non-alcoholic)
Symphony in Chocolate Flight: Cream liqueurs paired with Sipping Chocolates
Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)
Carrots Three Ways: Berbere-spiced grilled carrots, pickled carrots, and carrot ginger purée (Plant-based)(New)
House-made Crispy Almond Phyllo Pockets with white chocolate pomegranate and milk chocolate orange (New)
Chai Tea Mint Mimosa: Twinings of London Chai Tea with Key lime sparkling wine and mint
Will you be buying the Figment popcorn bucket? Think the line for Pop Eats will be longer than Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure once that goes to standby? Do you have any favorite savory snacks or decadent desserts from the Epcot International Festival of the Arts? Any least favorite items? Do you think the food is worth the high price tags given the attention to detail, or is it all still overpriced? What are you looking forward to trying at the Food Studio booths? Any questions? Hearing from you is half the fun, so please share your thoughts in the comments!