Flavor Full Kitchen is a food booth at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. In this Walt Disney World dining review, we’ll look at the menu prices, share savory snack & dessert photos, and offer thoughts on what is worth your money.
Located along the Culinary Corridor of Future World, Flavor Full Kitchen is one of a few food booths that’s not along World Showcase Promenade. This one is right behind Journey Into Imagination and just down the path from both Honey Bee-stro (our second-favorite booth) and Starbucks, meaning it’s “close enough” to World Showcase and is an easy stop on your way to Northern Bloom or Refreshment Port.
Flavor Full Kitchen is also sponsored by AdventHealth, which means everything at this Outdoor Kitchen is good for you. That’s right, even that bright red dessert surrounded by gummy worms is healthy. I don’t make the rules.
Here’s a look at the menu for Flavor Full Kitchen:
- Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
- Seared Salmon with farro risotto and micro herbs
- Strawberry Mousse with chocolate-crisp pearls
Editor’s note: none of these items are new, but I can’t find our review of this Outdoor Kitchen from last year. Either I didn’t write one (entirely possible) or this site’s search function is awful (definitely true). Either way, Flavor Full Kitchen is getting a brand new review, whereas the other Outdoor Kitchen reviews are all being updated.
Now our photos and reviews of each item…
Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with Savory Garlic Spread ($5.75) – This item was previously on the menu at Trowell & Trellis, and was always a hit, both due to its flavor and the fact that it’s grilled right beside the Outdoor Kitchen. We were pleased to see it largely unchanged, and moving the corn over here also allowed Trowell & Trellis to expand its menu. Win-win.
Being from the Midwest, I’m an absolute sucker for grilled corn on the cob. We used to eat the stuff every evening, all summer long. Having lived in Southern California, I’m also an absolute sucker for elote or Mexican street corn. We used to eat the stuff…well, not every day, but a lot.
As it stands, the corn on the cob itself is good, but there is way too much butter on it, and not enough other stuff. It could’ve been caked with chile powder, butter, cotija cheese, lime juice, mayonnaise, and crema fresca for the ultimate indulgence. I get that it wouldn’t have been vegan at that point…but so what? Nevertheless, grilled corn is always a winner, and even though the price is a bit high in my opinion, it’s still a good pick.
Seared Verlasso Salmon ($6.25) – Perched atop a bed of farro risotto and topped with micro greens, this salmon is a strong option from start to finish. A light exterior char gives way to flaky fish.
The salmon we tried was perfectly-prepared, with the seasoning enhancing the natural flavor of the salmon and the exterior providing a bit of texture. The risotto is better than what they’ve used in the past, and micro herbs were a refreshing touch. None of this is all that surprising; Walt Disney World tends to do a good job with salmon at these food booths. As such, this is our recommended pick at Flavor Full Kitchen.
Strawberry Mousse ($4.75) – This dessert is one of those “what you see is what you get” kind of deals. Just looking at the menu photo, both of us dreaded having to eat this. Unfortunately, it did not pleasantly surprise us–it was exactly as bad as expected.
The flavor is “red” (which is also the color your lips, tongue, and teeth will be after consuming this abomination) and that’s pretty much all you need to know. Mousse isn’t exactly a novelty at Walt Disney World, and you will find far better versions of it elsewhere. I guess this dish could be good for kids, artificial flavor enthusiasts, or gummy worm connoisseurs. Everyone else should avoid this at all costs. That’s especially true given that the best dessert at the entire event–and entire year at Epcot–is just a stone’s throw away at Honey Bee-stro.
Of course, there are plenty of options on the alcohol menu for this Outdoor Kitchen:
- Blood Orange Agua Fresca (non-alcoholic)
- Cookie Butter Worms and Dirt (non-alcoholic)
We actually had both of these drinks a couple of years ago (see above), and you’ve gotta be kidding me if you think we’d make that mistake again. I will say–they’re perfect companions to the Strawberry Mousse!
Overall, the Flavor Full Outdoor Kitchen at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is worth checking out for the reliably good salmon, and perhaps the street corn if you don’t mind over paying for something that’s just a bit too buttery (but still very good).
Just be sure to avoid the dessert and drinks at Flavor Full Kitchen unless you have kids. That trio of items honestly makes me question what kind of organization AdventHealth actually is. Then again, I realize healthcare in the United States makes its money by being reactive rather than proactive, and doesn’t emphasize preventative measures or wellness for a reason. But I digress.
Check out our Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchen Food Booth Menus & Photos post if you want to see and read more about every menu this year. You’ll also want to read our full Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival Guide before you go to get an idea of what to do, strategy for the festival, photos of the topiaries and floral displays, and much more!
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What do you think of the Flavor Full Outdoor Kitchen? Have you tried any of the dishes at this booth? Similarly unimpressed by the desserts and drinks, or are you a big fan of artificial flavors? 😉 What else 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!