Best Quick Service Restaurants at EPCOT Right Now
Walt Disney World has nearly completed its triumphant comeback. However, some places still haven’t reopened.
You may wonder where the best places to eat are with some of your favorites closed.
Here are my choices for the best Quick Service restaurants at EPCOT right now.
I’m presuming that you want to eat a full meal when you pick a restaurant. Several places at EPCOT prove tantalizing when you want a delicacy, though.
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe at the Norway pavilion is my go-to place for sweets. I have family members who prefer L’Artisan des Glaces, though.
Kabuki Café serves some excellent shaved ice dishes, too. Frankly, you’ll never lack for sweets at EPCOT, especially during festivals.
Fife & Drum Tavern
This one’s pretty simple. Do you want a turkey leg? If yes, eat here. If no, pick somewhere else.
You’ll find Disney’s world-famous Giant Turkey Legs here at The American Adventure pavilion. And they DO live up to the hype.
Watch out for a heavy influx of Tryptophan, though. You might want to pick a show next in case you need a quick nap.
Lotus Blossom Café
Most of the restaurants on this grade highly on aggregate restaurant review sites like TripAdvisor.
Others don’t do so well, as they’re more along the lines of conventional theme park food.
Obviously, the World Showcase at EPCOT affords guests an unprecedented number of dining options.
Still, some of your choices come down to, “Do I want Italian, Japanese, Mexican, or Chinese today?”
Three of those four options will satisfy your cravings perfectly, although the Italy pavilion doesn’t host a true Quick Service opt
Then, there’s Chinese food, where your best bet for an affordable meal is Lotus Blossom Café.
I won’t sugarcoat this. Reviews are…mixed. People like the egg rolls and potstickers well enough. It’s unlikely to be one of your favorite meals on the trip, though.
Thankfully, we can and will do better at the other Quick Service places listed here. They deliver much more grab-and-go excellence.
You’re just eating at Lotus Blossom Café for the Orange Chicken and steamed rice, neither of which is memorable.
The Japan pavilion delivers several upscale meal opportunities, including the new Takumi-Tei, which isn’t currently open, and Teppan Edo, which is.
Sometimes, you want a quick, inexpensive meal instead, though. Also, Teppanyaki isn’t for everyone.
The point is that you can order the two things you want the most from a Japanese eatery at Katsura Grill. I mean sushi and sake.
Seriously, what’s better than that?
La Cantina de San Angel
Remember what I said about wanting Mexican food? Yeah, this is the place.
You’re eating here because Disney doesn’t have any Taco Bells.
Even if they did, you couldn’t order any sangria there. And you’re gonna want the sangria. The margaritas are magic, too.
Even if you’re not a drinker, you’ll treasure a meal here because it’s precisely what you’d expect.
You’ll get a heaping helping of tacos or nachos or empanadas. The sides are sublime offerings like Guacamole, Black Beans, and Fried Plantains.
I’ve had Mexcian within the last 48 hours, but just thinking about La Cantina de San Angel has made me salivate at the thought of having it again tonight.
Yorkshire County Fish Shop
I’m passionate about Rose & Crown Dining Room, one of the best restaurants in Orlando.
Not everyone has time to spend two hours here eating a meal and watching the fireworks, though.
Sometimes, you want to grab the house staple and move along to your next destination.
That’s where Yorkshire County Fish Shop comes into play. The only entrée here is Fish and Chips, which was my wife’s favorite Disney meal before she went vegan.
You can also order a beer for the road. When you’re in a hurry, you’ll be hard-pressed to do any better at the World Showcase.
Spice Road Tavern
The Morocco pavilion nearly collapsed during calendar 2020. For arcane reasons involving a foreign government and a joint corporation, it almost went broke.
The pandemic had that effect on too many businesses. Still, nobody expected that to occur at an EPCOT pavilion.
Thankfully, Disney stepped in and secured the future of the Morocco pavilion.
Along the way, the company restored Spice Road Table, which was in limbo for a while. And that was a massive win for EPCOT foodies.
The Mediterranean flavors here have scored high praise over the years, as the restaurant has earned loyal fans.
Even if you’ve never had Middle Eastern cuisine before, you’ll experience love at first bite at Spice Road Table.
Disney recently transitioned this place into a small bites and shareables locale rather than its former dining experience.
Small Plates like the Naan Spread and Tiropitakia will be unlike anything you’ve had before…but I guarantee you’ll want more.
Some of the staples of this place, like Grilled Lamb Kefta, have survived the menu changes.
Also, vegans should take note! The House-Made Hummus Fries are divine!
The World Showcase wouldn’t have been the same without Spice Road Table. So, I’m thrilled that Disney saved it.
Regal Eagle Smokehouse
Quick, where’s the best BBQ at Walt Disney World? Okay, it’s probably the Polite Pig or maybe Flame Tree Barbecue.
However, we’ve had a new entrant over the last couple of years. Regal Eagle Smokehouse arrived at The American Experience and quickly defied expectations.
Nobody thought a Muppets-themed restaurant would serve tasty BBQ, but we were all wrong!
Regal Eagle Smokehouse cooks the tastiest BBQ at EPCOT and even a spectacular Banana Pudding.
Right now, this place claims the title of Best Quick Service Restaurant at the World Showcase…but it’s not the best at EPCOT. That honor belongs to…
Surprisingly, the Future World part of EPCOT claims the title thanks to its beloved restaurant, Sunshine Seasons.
By now, you surely know the deal. Imagineers at The Land pavilion have mastered the art of agriculture.
The crops here get shipped to the restaurant, guaranteeing the freshest ingredients imaginable.
The last time I was here, I ordered something called the Land Crusher that blew my mind. It’s a pulled pork sandwich with cheddar, but that’s not the best part.
The “bread” in this sandwich is Texas Toast. That’s officer thinking right there.
At Sunshine Seasons, you can order chicken or burger dishes, and flatbreads are available, too. The Plant-based Whole-Wheat Pita is remarkable as well.
You really can’t go wrong with any of the entrees. Still, the vegetables are what you’ll remember due to their crispy freshness.
Sunshine Seasons embodies the best of EPCOT cuisine, no small feat for a part beloved by foodies everywhere.