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There is something so exciting to me about trying new foods and drinks. After all, all your favorite foods and drinks were new to you at one time, right?
And a great place to try new foods and drinks is at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. This Walt Disney World Resort festival takes place all over the Epcot theme park in Orlando, Florida. You can find global marketplace set up throughout the park where you can find some great foods and drinks. A lot of the ones in the World Showcase section are themed to different countries and areas.
One of those Global Marketplaces that my family liked in particular is the German marketplace. We think it has a wonderful mix of food and drinks.
So today, I want to tell you about their menu, and which items we liked the best. And then I’ll give you some money-saving tips!
- Pasta Gratin with Ham, Cheese & Onions
- Bratwurst with Mustard on a Pretzel Roll
- Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce
- Gaffel Kölsch (from Cologne, Germany)
- Dr. Lo Alcohol-Removed Riesling (from Mosell, Germany)
- Weihenstephaner Festbier (from Freising, Germany)
- Schöfferhofer Prickly Pear Hefeweizen (from Mainz, Germany)
- Selbach-Oster Riesling (from Mosel, Germany)
- Beer Flight
Food & Drink Review
So a great thing about the food and drink offerings at the Germany Global Marketplace is that you can really have a nice meal here. And it would be a really good meal – and more unique than a standard theme park meal.
Your entree could be the Schinkennudeln. The Schinkennudeln was a menu item by the way we really loved.
This dish was so good that I wish I knew the recipe. All the tastes blended so well together. It was so cohesive that it was almost as if you didn’t know what you were tasting in a good way because the blend was so good. Like sometimes with dishes like this, one bite will be the ham bite, one bite will be the onion bite, and so on. But that was not the case here. It was just a really great dish.
If you are looking for a dessert item, then the dessert item here we highly recommend is the Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce.
It was delicious and was good at what was expected (I mean, look at it- it has to be good, right?). The apple dominated the taste but there was a sweetness to it that was really good.
And then if you are looking for a drink to go with your meal, you have a great choice. We do have two favorites. For wine, our favorite was Selbach-Oster Riesling. Our favorite beer was Gaffel Kölsch.
The Selbach-Oster Riesling was very light and very good. It was quite refreshing.
The Gaffel Kölsch is a really good beer. It almost tasted more like a soft drink than a beer but in a really good way.
So Germany is a Global Marketplace that my family highly recommends. It has a great selection so you can have a really nice meal here.
And an added bonus is that there is some seating around Germany so you can sit and enjoy your meal.
And if there are no tables available in Germany, you can always walk over to nearby Italy and enjoy your meal there).
Money Saving Tips
So I am sure you haven’t forgotten that I earlier told you that I had money-saving tips for you!
Well, first of all, you will need a Disney World ticket to attend the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. You can find out how to get discounted Disney World tickets here.
And if you haven’t booked a hotel and you’d like to stay onsite at Disney World, we tell you how you can save a ton of money by following these steps.
Other Global Marketplaces
Germany wasn’t the only global marketplace my family loved at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival!
Here are our reviews of a few others we liked:
Also, if you love German cuisine and you’re visiting Disney World, we highly recommend Biergarten. You can read our Biergarten review here.