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2024 Festival of the Arts Foods You Have to Try

Festival of the Arts is my favorite festival at Epcot. Everything is so colorful and cheerful, and the talented artists and their work make it even better. However, let’s talk about food and snacks. Is it really an Epcot festival if you’re not eating? These are some of the best food and snacks to try at the 2024 Festival of the Arts. But also remember, ymmv, and sometimes the booth foods can change.

Best Eats at Festival of the Arts 

These best snacks at Festival of the Arts are ones I would pay for over and over again. That’s what makes something good to me. When you say best of anything when it comes to food, everyone’s taste buds are different. If certain flavors don’t sound good to you, then you probably won’t like it. 

Some foods are new this year, and some are favorites from years past. 

Here are some of the best snacks and drinks to try at the 2024 Festival of the Arts in EPCOT.

Rainbow Cake with Freeze-dried Skittles

This Rainbow Cake captures the essence of Figment and the Festival of the Arts, plus it’s actually good! The cake itself is colorful, happy, and not dry. The real surprise was how much I enjoyed the freeze-dried Skittles. They’re the real MVP. For $5.50, it’s not a bad price for a dessert, but that’s still $.75 more than last year.

You can find the Figment Rainbow Cake at Figment’s Inspiration Station at The Odyssey. There are other pretty and colorful treats there, too. I don’t recommend the Grape Smoothie unless you looooove grape flavor. This is also the same building where you can buy the Figment Popcorn Bucket.

Figment Cake at Festival of the Arts

Figment Cake Festival of the Arts

Wild Mushroom Risotto at Gourmet Landscapes

The Wild Mushroom Risotto with aged Parmesan, truffle shavings, and zinfandel reduction is a little pricey at $9.75, but it is very filling. Plus it counts as a snack on the Disney Dining Plan (yes, that’s back!). The combination of flavors is very rich and hearty.

I’m not a huge mushroom fan, but it was easy to avoid the actual mushroom pieces if those aren’t your jam. 

Gourmet Landscapes is by the Canada Pavilion. 

Risotto in Canada Festival of the Arts

Mushroom Risotto Festival of the Arts


Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese at Pop Eats

The Tomato Soup with grilled cheese at Pop Eats is always one of the most popular food items at Festival of the Arts. The tomato soup served in a little Pop Eats can adds to the novelty. However, when they run out of the can, then it loses its luster a tad.

If you like a little spice, then try the pimento cheese, bacon, and fried green tomato grilled cheese with your tomato soup. At $5.75 and $6.50, it’s not a bad value. 

Pop Eats is located on the pathway to World Showcase by Canada across from the restrooms.

Pop Eats Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Coconut and Passion Fruit Smoothie at Vibrante & Vívido

The non-alcoholic coconut and passion fruit smoothie is a must-get snack/beverage every time I go to Festival of the Arts. It’s a little sweet, but the blend of the coconut and passionfruit flavors make it feel very tropical. And it helped with the burn I was feeling from eating the Chorizo and Potato Empanada from the same booth.

Double bonus is you get a cute plastic souvenir cup that you can rinse out and take home if you’d like. 

I also recommend the Passion Fruit-filled Mango Cheesecake with coconut-pineapple cake, dragon fruit gelée, and dragon fruit-strawberry sauce at the same booth! They have never let me down here.

Vibrante & Vívido is located around the Morocco Pavilion in World Showcase. 

Coconut and Passionfruit Smoothie Festival of the Arts

Char Siu Pork Bun

The Pork Bun at the Painted Panda booth in the China Pavilion was a fantastic combination of flavors. Some of the pork was a little fatty, but most of it was good. If you like a salty, sweet combination, then you’ll like this. The sauce has a sweeter taste like a Duck Sauce. I wish the portion was a little bigger, but I would definitely purchase this again. 

Pork Bun at Festival of the Arts

Carne Asada

El Artista Hambriente booth by the Mexico Pavilion has a new food item! Carne Asada. Well it’s different than last year. 

When the carne asada is good, it’s good. But sometimes the portions are super small and sometimes they’re plentiful. Sometimes you have to take the risk.

Can you ask for refunds at Festival of the Arts food booths? You sure can. Will they side eye you if you do? Probably. 


Honorable Mentions Food Items at Festival of the Arts

These two items are also very good and usually a solid choice. However, the presentations can vary depending on the day and chef. 

Deconstructed Key Lime Pie at the Deconstructed Dish –Flexible Key Lime Curd, “Key Lime” Mousse, Graham Cracker Cake and Meringues

Sushi Donut at Goshiki in Japan – Donut-Shaped Sushi featuring Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp, Cucumber and Sesame Seed over a decorated plate of Wasabi Aïoli, Sriracha Aïoli and Eel Sauce

Happy eating! 

If you need a fun activity while you’re snacking around the world, try the 2024 Figment Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt. Wondering if Disney After Hours events are worth it? Check out our guide. And don’t forget to check out these Orlando Disney outlets if you have extra time.