Farmers Feast is a food booth at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival near Test Track–but it might as well be called the Wilderness Lodge Outdoor Kitchen! In this Walt Disney World dining review, we’ll explain why, look at the menu prices, share food photos, and offer thoughts on what is worth your money and what to skip.
Last year, Farmers Feast was one of a handful of booths inside World ShowPlace, the colossal indoor events space between Canada and the United Kingdom. With things largely returning to normal at Walt Disney World, weddings and whatever else have resumed, and World ShowPlace is now reserved for those.
Another unique twist of Farmers Feast is that it has three distinct menus for the timeframes that the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival encompasses. While we’re big fans of this idea in theory, the downside is that the Early Bloom Menu is so good we don’t want it to leave.
In any case, here are each of the menus at Epcot Farmers Feast:
Early Bloom Menu
Chilled Potato and Leek Soup “Vichyssoise” with chive oil and crispy leeks (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
Char-grilled Bison Ribe-Eye with creamy leek fondue, roasted carnival cauliflower, Romanesco and port wine-goat cheese butter (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
Grilled Vegetable Bruschetta with marinated peppers, zucchini, squash, artichokes, goat cheese, and balsamic glaze on grilled ciabatta (New)
Herb-crusted Spring Lamb with marble potatoes, spring vegetables, and red wine butter sauce
Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-down Cake with crème fraîche whipped cream
Summer Solstice Menu
Tomato and Cornbread Panzanella with burrata cheese and fresh basil
Barbecue Seared Pork Tenderloin with summer succotash, herb butter, and grapefruit vinaigrette (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
A Whole Lotta Melon: Feta cheesecake with watermelon curd, pickled watermelon rind, watermelon caramel, and compressed watermelon (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
EPCOT Farmer’s Feast Beverages (available throughout the Festival):
Raspberry Lemon Verbena Whole-Leaf-Steeped Sparkling Hard Tea
Hibiscus Lemonade Cocktail featuring hibiscus gin
Now our photos and reviews of each item at Farmers Feast…
Chilled Potato and Leek Soup – This is a hearty and viscous soup, offering a lot of depth to the flavors. It’s rich and delicious, and we applaud the decision to serve it cold. Way too often, whoever makes the Epcot festival menus doesn’t seem to understand the reality of weather in Florida.
The quality and portion size of the Chilled Potato and Leek Soup are exceptional given the cost, too. This reminds me of something that could be served at Wilderness Lodge, which is about the highest praise possible. It earns our incredibly strong recommendation on all of the above bases.
Char-grilled Bison Ribeye – Served with with creamy leek fondue, roasted carnival cauliflower, Romanesco, and port wine-goat cheese butter, this is another home run. The portion size is great, the meat is tender (especially for bison), and the accompaniments are tasty.
Again, this tastes like something that could be served at Wilderness Lodge. Both of these first two dishes would be perfect fits at Artist Point, both thematically and quality-wise. Highly, highly recommended.
Goat Cheese Creamsicle Pop – Goat cheese Crémeux, orange cream, olive oil cake, cranberry sauce, and praline.
This dessert is fantastic in every conceivable way–presentation, textures, and miss of sweet and savory flavors. This is an EPCOT festival dish at its best, an inventive dish in both the spirit of the park and festival. I feel like a broken record at this point, but this would be yet another good fit for Wilderness Lodge (or Salt & Straw). Highly recommended.
Ultimately, Farmers Feast is one of the best overall Outdoor Kitchens at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. It should now be obvious why we’ve dubbed this the Wilderness Lodge Outdoor Kitchen, as this trio of dishes is on par with what you could order at Artist Point–and we’re talking the old school Signature Restaurant, not the new Story Book Princess Dining. That’s about the highest praise we can give a food booth.
We go back and forth as to whether this or nearby EPCOT Sunshine Griddle is the best booth. (More taste-testing will be necessary!) Either way, it’s a tremendous 1-2 punch, and we’d highly recommend starting over here, ordering the entire menus at both, and then bouncing over to Honey Bee-stro and doing the same there. While other Outdoor Kitchens have solid items here and there, the World Showcase lineup is not nearly as strong from top-to-bottom as this trio. All of these offer excellent and ambitious cuisine at relatively fair (by Walt Disney World standards) prices. Do not pass them up!
What do you think of the Farmers Feast food booth? Have you tried any of the food items at this Outdoor Kitchen? What did you like or dislike? Portion-size or quality-wise, did you have better or worse luck than us with what you ordered? Questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!