Busch Gardens Williamsburg Food & Wine Festival has a lot of delicious cuisine options like the Turkish food pictured here

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Spring is such a great time to visit Busch Gardens Williamsburg.  The flowers are so beautiful around the park.  The weather is nice.  But perhaps most importantly, it is is when Busch Gardens hosts its annual Food and Wine Festival!

I absolutely love the Food and Wine Festival at Busch Gardens theme park.  It is a wonderful way to try new foods and drinks.

There are pop-up booths set up throughout the theme park.  They all have a theme, usually having to do with cuisine from a specific country or region from around the world.  There are eighteen in all.  You can read about them in our Food and Wine Festival Guide.

But today I want to talk about one of those specific booths.  This is an exciting booth because it is brand new to the festival in 2024.  And that is the Turkey Booth!

I was really excited about this booth because I am not familiar with Turkish cuisine whatsoever.  So it seemed like a really exciting way to familiarize myself with some great Turkish food and drinks.

BGW Food & Wine Festival Turkey Food

So let’s start with the food.  They had four different food options, and of course we wanted to try all of them.

Döner Kebab

Let’s start with the Döner Kebab.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has a great Food and Wine Festival with cuisine from all around the world, like the Döner Kebab which you can order at the brand new Turkey booth

This is a dish that could work well as an entree if you are wanting a meal at the festival rather than just a snack.  It consists of Beef & Lamb Shawarma, Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Olives wrapped up in Pita Bread.

The pita bread was really good and the Feta cheese was amazing (honestly, it was the best part of the Kebab to us).  The cucumber was even good, even though we are not huge cucumber fans.

The meat we did not love, though we liked it.  The seasoning was something we were not as used to since as I mentioned earlier, we are not overly familiar with Turkish cuisine.  Perhaps if we had been we would have liked it more.

Also, one other note about this: for whatever reason, with ours, we only gotten one part of a tomato.  So if you order it hoping to there will be a lot of tomatoes, you may be disappointed.  You might want to consider instead the next menu item I’m going to talk about.

Çoban Salatası

That menu item is the Çoban Salatası.

The brand new Turkey booth at the Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Virginia features delicious food like the Çoban Salatası pictured here

The name is Turkish for “shepherd’s salad”.  This is a popular salad that originated from Turkish cuisine and Azerbaijani cuisine.  In this case, it consists of Tomato, Olive, Feta Cheese, Cucumber, and Mint.

This salad was a huge hit with my family!  All of the food was good and delicious, especially the olives, Feta cheese, and tomatoes.

We really liked the dressing, too.  It wasn’t too spicy (which was good since not everyone in my family likes spicy foods).  It was a bit like Greek salad dressing but not as spicy.

All of the flavors in this dish went together really well.


Another menu item we loved was the Simit, which was a Turkish Sesame Bread Ring.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Virginia has a great Food & Wine Festival with delicious international cuisine like the Turkish bread I really liked

Now, let me just say I am a huge fan of bread.  I can also be very picky about my breads.

But I absolutely loved this bread!  The taste was a bit different than breads I am used to.  And I absolutely loved the taste!  It was so delicious that I was sad when it was over.

Mozaik Pasta Tarifi

But as much as I loved that, the menu item that my family all loved the most was the Mozaik Pasta Tarifi.

My family's favorite menu item from the Turkey booth at the Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Food & Wine Festival was the Mozaik Pasta Tarifi, as pictured here.

This consists of a tea biscuit, chocolate cake, and pistachio.  And wow was it delicious!  The tastes blended together perfectly.  The chocolate was especially good.

BGW Food & Wine Festival Turkey Drinks

There are two different wine options: Classic Pinot Noir and Gewurztraminer.  There was a a specialty cocktail called the Turkish Delight Cocktail.  It consists of Bombay Sapphire Gin, Lemon, and Rosewater.  If you are looking for a non-alcoholic drink option, then you can try the Ayran.  It consists of a Frothy Yogurt Beverage with Cucumber and Mint.

All of these are great choices, but our favorite was the Classic Pinot Noir.

The Busch Gardens Williamsburg Food and Wine Festival has a lot of great food and drink menu items, like the Pinot Noir from Israel pictured here.

It was very good!

Visiting the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

To attend the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival, you’ll need general admission tickets to Busch Gardens.

You can find out how to get discounted Busch Gardens tickets, as well as more information about the theme park itself, in our Busch Gardens Discount Ticket Info & Guide.