Epcot’s Festival of the Arts with Food Allergies (pics, tips, menus) updated for 2024

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Originally published January 21, 2020, Updated January 15th, 2024

Another year, Another Festival! Welcome back to EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts! This year the festival runs from January 12- February 19, and will feature lots of creative displays from paintings and drawings, to mediums like chalk, marker and food!

Allergy Guides featured are for Disney Owned Booths. Third Party Operated Booths have their own menus and offerings and are included! (Third Party is: France, Japan, Italy, China, Mexico).

Admission is included in your ticket, but price of food booths are seperate.

***As Always, this is my personal experience. You should check with Restaurant Staff to see if these items are available for You and Your food needs.

Allergy Procedures

Declare your Allergen when you arrive at the Booth, and the Cast Member (Disney Employee) will call a Chef to confirm. The Cast Member may or may not hand the phone to the Booth for instructions on modifications (if needed), and may or may not indicate ‘Allergy’ on your Receipt.

Then let the Cast Member at the window know you had the Allergy order, where you may or may not see the Cast inside the Booth prep you meal, and you may or may not get a ‘Allergy Skewer’ Stick on your item.

While EPCOT has changed a lot of procedures for the better, it always depends on whose working at the time, so follow your instincts and comfort level.

2024 Festival of the Arts Allergy Offerings

Disney Owned Booth Info came from the Disney Food Allergy Guide– Third Party Booths were collected Independently at the Festival. Images and Reviews are my own!

Cuisine Classique

Beef Wellington: Mushroom Duxelles, Prosciutto, and Puff Pastry with Red Wine Demi-glace For Fish/Shellfish and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Cast Iron-roasted P.E.I. Mussels with Sautéed Tomatoes, Garlic, and Fresh Herbs For Egg, Fish, Milk, Peanut/Tree Nut, Sesame, and Soy Allergies

The Deconstructed Dish 

Deconstructed BLT: Pork Belly, Onion Bread Pudding, Watercress Espuma, and Tomato Jam For Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut and Sesame Allergies

Deconstructed Key Lime Pie: Flexible Key Lime Curd, “Key Lime” Mousse, Graham Cracker Cake, and Meringues For Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Sesame Allergies

Pop Eats

Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese For Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Sesame Allergies

Tomato Soup with Pimento Cheese, Bacon, and Fried Green Tomato Grilled Cheese For Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Sesame Allergies

Rock the Dots White Chocolate and Orange Mousse with Vanilla Bean Chiffon Cake For Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Sesame Allergies

Deco Delights

Neapolitan Dessert Trio: Chocolate Tart, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, and Strawberry Mousse For Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies, and Sesame Allergies

Swirled Showcase

Strawberry Fanta® Float with Cupcake Soft-serve For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Sesame Allergies

Cream Soda Float with Vanilla Soft-serve For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Sesame Allergies

Refreshment Port

Gnocchi Poutine with Red Wine-braised Beef, Cheese Curds, Basil, and Burrata For Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies

Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie For Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies, and Sesame Allergies

Gourmet Landscapes

Verjus-roasted Beets with Goat Cheese, Petite Lettuce, Blackberry Gastrique, and Spiced Pecans For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Peanut, Sesame, and Soy Allergies

Roasted Bone Marrow with Onion Marmalade, Pickled Mushrooms, and Petite Lettuce For Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Milk, Peanut/Tree Nut, Sesame, and Soy Allergies

Wild Mushroom Risotto with Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings, and Zinfandel Reduction (plant-based) For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Milk, Peanut, and Sesame Allergies

Encanto Cocina

Chorizo and Potato Empanada with Turmeric Aïoli and Annatto Aïoli For Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Sesame Allergies

Passion Fruit-filled Mango Cheesecake with Coconut-Pineapple Cake, Dragon Fruit Gelée, and Dragon Fruit-Strawberry Sauce For Fish/Shellfish, Peanut, and Sesame Allergies

Tangierine Cafe

Grilled Kebabs with Carrot-Chickpea Salad and Garlic Aïoli Chermoula Chicken (For Gluten/Wheat, Fish/Shellfish, Milk, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Sesame Allergies) or Moroccan-spiced Lamb (For Gluten/Wheat, Fish/Shellfish, Milk, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Sesame Allergies)

Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with Hummus, Chermoula, and Zhoug Dips (plant-based) For Egg, Fish, Milk, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies

Chocolate Cake with Pomegranate Mousse and Pomegranate Whipped Cream For Fish/Shellfish, Peanut, and Sesame Allergies

Artists Table

Duck and Dumplings: Smoked Duck Breast, Ricotta Dumplings, Baby Vegetables, and Duck Jus For Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, Sesame, and Soy Allergies

Hummingbird Cake: Banana and Pecan Cake dipped in Cream Cheese Icing with Caramel Sauce and Warm Pineapple Compote For Fish/Shellfish, Peanut, and Sesame Allergies

Pastoral Plate

Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes, and Balsamic Glaze For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies

Black Forest Cake: Chocolate Mousse with Morello Cherries and Chantilly Cream For Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Sesame Allergies

The Craftsman Courtyard

Grilled Pork Belly with Salsa Verde, Broccoli Rabe, Pickled Peppers, and Raclette Cheese on Grilled Sourdough For Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, Sesame, and Soy Allergies

Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms, Blue Cheese Fondue, and Arugula on a Grilled French Roll For Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, Sesame, and Soy Allergies

Figments in the Odyssey Building

Blueberry-filled Pastry Tart with Purple Icing For Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Sesame Allergies

Rainbow Cake with freeze dried SKITTLES® bite sized candies For Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut and Sesame Allergies

France- Third Party

Creme de Brie- Contains the following Allergens: Dairy, Wheat

Salmon Terrine and the Salmon Volu-au-Vent-Contains the following Allergens: Tree Nut, Dairy, Egg, Wheat, Fish

Moelleux- Contains the following Allergens: Tree Nut, Dairy, Egg, Wheat

Japan- Third Party

Daifuku- Contains the following Allergens: Dairy, Egg, Wheat, Soy, Dyes. May Contain Eggs and Peanuts

Sushi Donut- Contains the following Allergens: Wheat, Fish, Shellfish, Soy, Egg, Sesame, Dyes. Can modify to remove the wheat.

Wagyu Bun- Contains the following Allergens: Wheat, Dairy, Soy, Fish

For Reference, Top 8 Free for 2020

There are a few top 8 treats that we’ve found this year, which makes me so excited!

The RainBoba minus the Boba

What is it: The RainBoba- Sparkling Water Layered with Fruit Boba and topped with Foam Cloud

Where: The Deconstructed Dish near port of entry

******* Must remove Boba if avoiding Soy

Comes with a souvenir cup and was 8 dollars.

They also make it in front of you so that was super amazing!

What is it: Animal Edible Sugar Paints

Where: China Booth (NOT AVAILABLE IN 2021)

Additional Deets: Price is 15 for assorted animals or 22 for a dragon. It tastes pretty good the same day but not so great the next day. ALSO you can watch the candy artist make it in front of you- totally worth it!

Red Wine Braised Short Rib

What is it: Red Wine Braised Beef Short Rib*** broccoli has Dairy and Parsnip Puree has soy/gluten and sauce has soy lethicin

Where: Cuisine Classique near Germany

Additional Deets: This was amazingly delicious and easily our favorite from this festival! We are not big meat eaters (we’re about 90% plant based for the kids) and we were super impressed with the quality and tenderness of this dish!

Blue Sky Cherry Boba Freeze minus the Boba

What is it: Blue Sky Cherry Boba Freeze **** omit the boba for soy allergy (NOT AVAILABLE IN 2021)

Where is it: Pop Eats near Disney Traders

Additional Deets: Definitely the favorite drink- no dye in the drink and not too sweet. The kids totally loved it and I felt very comfortable giving this to them because it came out of a machine. It’s a smaller sized drink- perfect for the kiddos to split. 4.50

Drinks- you’ll find quite a few more drinks that are safe, like the Coca-Cola Slushies at Test Track, The Musical Float (omit the ice cream and chocolate) and lots of adult beverages.

Gluten Free at Festival of the Arts

There are a number of gluten-friendly items this year- and many more are not marked and can be made safe with just a few simple modifications!

El Artista Hambriento- Mexico

All three Dishes in Mexico.

They are finally marked this year!

The Chile Relleno, Pork Belly Pastor and the Taco de Chocoalte

Pop Eats

The Sous-Vide Chicken Roulade is already gluten friendly (and marked) at Pop Eats! (NOT AVAILABLE IN 2021)

The Shrimp Ceviche with Mint Lime Foam (omit the foam for soy) located at Pop Eats- it was VERY tangy but overall ok. Not my favorite, but I also don’t eat shellfish often because of my husband’s allergy.

The Artist’s Table the American Adventure

Pan Seared Scallops- we got ours without the Parmesan Crisp to make it Dairy-free, and it was pretty decent. Tad on the spicy side. This is marked GF on the passport.

Cuisine Classique

Seared Corvina is marked GF in the passport and then the Red Wine Braised Beef Short Rib is GF without the Parsnip Puree.

L’Art De La Cuisine Francaise- France

Trio de Macaroons- these are the same ones they serve in France and they are prepackaged too!

Goshiki- Japan

Then we have the Sushi Donut in Japan! This is actually safe for Soy, Dairy, Egg, Gluten, Peanut, Treenut, Corn- but it has fish, shellfish, sesame.

You need to ask for it without any sauce or flavoring!

Milk/Egg Free

To avoid repetition you can see above the top 8 items are safe for milk and egg plus these ones below!

Refreshment Outpost

Plant Based Bratwurst at the Refreshment Outpost is milk and egg free – but it has soy and gluten in the bratwurst.

Goshiki- japan

and the Modified Vegetable Gyoza (without the mashed potatoes) at the Japan Pavilion

Soy Allergy

We found that soy protein can be avoided by simply removing most sauces- but lethicin will prove to be a problem (like it always has been with most foods in restaurants)

The sushi donut was totally soy free- I was surprised and delighted for that! but as you know, soy oil and soy lethicin is used a lot!

You can see above in the ‘top 8 section’ what items are soy PROTEIN free below

The Artist’s Table the American Adventure

Pan Seared Scallops- we got ours without the Parmesan Crisp to make it Dairy-free, and it was pretty decent. Tad on the spicy side. This is marked GF on the passport.

Pop Eats

The Shrimp Ceviche with Mint Lime Foam (omit the foam for soy) located at Pop Eats- it was VERY tangy but overall ok. Not my favorite, but I also don’t eat shellfish often because of my husband’s allergy.

Fish/Shellfish

Quite a few booths have fish or various forms of shellfish, but there are quite a number of items/booths that are totally seafood free!

In addition to the top 8 free items above, These booths would be the best options:

The Deconstructed Dish- Showcase Plaza

Decadent Delights- Showcase Plaza

El Artista Hambriento- Mexico

The Painted Panda- China

Refreshment Outpost- Outpost

Fife & Drum Tavern- The American Adventure

Mosaic Canteen- Morocco

L’Art De La Cuisine Francaise- France

Peanut Allergies

Depending on the severity of the allergy, I would totally avoid the American area (there’s a kidcot station there) as they have a peanut butter and jelly funnel cake and I saw exactly 29587207230597 people eating it all around the area. Funnel cakes are insanely popular (they smell really good!) so this is a hot spot for people.

Can I do the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine with Food Allergies?

If you grab a passport at Epcot (which you should because it’s super helpful for explaining everything that’s going on) you’ll notice that they have a booth crawl, where you purchase 5 items and get a complimentary treat. While a handful of these items can be made safe for your allergy, they aren’t doing substitutions for the ones that aren’t and the treat is not allergy-friendly.

What if I don’t like this stuff- what else is there at Epcot?

There are lots of safe food options at Epcot!

You can eat at my favorite BBQ place in all of Disney World, or you can settle down for a great underwater view!

Plus this quick serve has some pretty plain and simple options and you can also enjoy a meal right outside EPCOT in the Boardwalk area!

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