Dining Through Epcot’s World Showcase – Budget-Friendly Mid-Atlantic Favourites

During our long distance video calls Lauren from Motherhood & Beyond and I often dream about what our practically perfect Disney day dining and chatting around World Showcase would consist of…

It goes without saying that Disney, eating & talking are my most favourite indulgences – so you can imagine how I’d love to spend the entire day wandering around World Showcase at Epcot with my dear friend & Disney Parks Moms Panelist alumni Lauren.


It goes without saying that getting the best value for money is important and that’s why Lauren & I are both fans of the Disney Dining Plan – put simply the DDP is a pre-paid dining package designed for Guests staying in a Walt Disney World owned & run Resort.

disney dining plan

Look out for Disney Dining Plan symbol.

  • To get the best bang for your buck my top Disney Dining Plan tip is to be sure to order the most expensive food items on the menu!

Disclaimer – Calories don’t exist at Walt Disney World Resort which means everyone can pig out & turn themselves into Greedy the 8th dwarf!!

Snack Choices

snack choices

 I adore snacking my way around World Showcase & had real trouble in choosing just 3 locations…. Kringle Bakeri Og Kafe has so, so many great value snacks and even has a Frozen inspired Anna’s Birthday Cupcake!
No-one makes ice-cream quite like the Italians so be sure to make a cool stop at Gelati for the most delicious gelato!
The aroma of freshly baked pastries from Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie is hypnotic and utterly irresistible plus the macarons are magnifique!

Table Service Choices

table service choices

Well being British I would choose going to the pub wouldn’t I?! I recommend the satisfying fish and chips but not the americanised mushy peas and of course The Rose & Crown offers one of the best viewing spots for IllumiNations; Reflections of Earth.
When in America it’s kinda rude not to eat pizza and my goodness will you get a great pizza here at Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria!  At this unique dining experience pizzas are traditionally cooked in 1 of 3 wood-burning ovens named after Italy’s 3 active volcanos – Etna, Vesuvius and Stromboli; you’ll lava it!

Quick Service Choices

Quick Service
 I can’t recommend the Lotus Blossom Cafe enough! I always have the yummy orange chicken with steamed rice which is a good sized meal without being heavy.
I’m breaking with the rules here as Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie is really more about snacks, but I love it so much I couldn’t leave it out! #hypnotisedbythearoma
The light and airy setting of the beautiful Tangierine Cafe is simply perfect for a light lunch and my favourite choice is shawarma chicken platter – the hummus is just divine!

Be sure to check out Lauren’s thoughts in her twin article – Dining Through Epcot’s World Showcase – Budget-Friendly Mid-Atlantic Favorites 


I guess Lauren & I will just keep on dreaming big until we see each again sometime real soon!

What are your favourites? Let me know by commenting below!