India’s booth is our next stop as we continue around World Showcase during the 2022 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World. In this Global Marketplace review, we’ll look at the menu prices, share food photos, and offer thoughts on what is worth your money.
This Global Marketplace is not quite that good–but it does come pretty close. Given that, the India Global Marketplace is a great way to sample flavors that you might deem as intimidating or exotic without gambling on the cost and time commitment of a full meal at Sanaa…
Here’s the full Global Marketplace food menu for India:
Crispy Paneer with mango-curry ketchup (New) (Emile’s Fromage Montage)
Potato and Pea Samosa with coriander-lime cream (New) (Plant-based)
Chicken Tikka Masala with fennel-spiced yogurt and naan bread (New)
Mango Lassi (non-alcoholic)
Taj Mahal Premium Lager
Sula Brut Tropicale Sparkling Wine
Sula Chenin Blanc
Mango Lassi with Sōmrus Chai Cream Liqueur
(Note: these have not yet been updated with fresh reviews of the new items at the 2022 Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Stay tuned for that!)
Warm Indian Bread with Dips ($4.75) – This is your chance to get a mini order of Sanaa’s famous bread service without leaving Epcot. While the naan isn’t quite as good as Sanaa’s, the dips seem like carbon copies, and those are the highlight, anyway.
Well worth a try for fans of Sanaa’s bread service, or those who have to make the trek there and are wondering what the hype is about. This is a great option when paying out of pocket.
Madras Red Curry ($5) – I shudder whenever I see ‘cauliflower’ listed on any menu, as my healthy at-home diet these days consists of an inordinate amount of riced cauliflower. (Seriously, Sarah can hide that stuff in anything. She’s like a riced cauliflower ninja.)
Despite my apprehensions, this red curry is delicious. The vegetables are perfectly cooked, and the curry has a complex flavor–and a bit of spiciness! This one is really good, and even non-vegetarians are advised to give it a try. (Sarah ranks this as one of her absolute favorites of the festival.)
Korma Chicken ($5.25) – Similar to the red curry in spiciness and complexity, the Korma Chicken is also quite good. The meat is flavorful and tender, with a melt-in-your-mouth quality. My only complaint here is that ours was a tad runny, but I feel like that was not the case when we had this last year, so it’s a your mileage may vary situation.
Either way, it’s another dish we’d recommend. It’s the type of complicated and nuanced dish that you either can’t or won’t make at home, and those are among our favorite things to try at the event.
Overall, we were really impressed with India. Year in and year out, India ranks among my favorite booths at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, and it is also in Sarah’s top 5. It’s an especially good option when paying out of pocket, thanks to the low price points by Epcot festival standards. (For that same reason, it’s not the greatest use of Disney Dining Plan snack credits.)
We are enthusiastic fans of Sanaa, and this is like a ‘Taste of Sanaa,’ so it should come as little surprise that we love it. Even if you’re more of a picky eater, at least give the bread service a try, as that could be the introduction you need to the wonderful world of Indian cuisine!
What do you think of the India Global Marketplace? Have you tried any of the three food items at this booth? What did you think of them? What would you think of Epcot adding a permanent Sanaa-style restaurant to World Showcase? 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!