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by Daisy Diva

Of all the Disney parks, Epcot is without a doubt the most diverse when it comes to culinary options.  This is mostly due to the presence of the World Showcase.  With 11 different national pavilions plus the Africa Outpost, there is a seemingly endless list of meal and snack options.  And while there are definitely some pricy places to eat, there are also lots of very affordable options for the Disney guest who is eating on a budget.  I have developed 8 menu options for eating in Epcot for less than $40.  Here is a recap of the $40 a Day rules from the original post:

1) $40 a day is for three meals and at least one snack for an adult.

2) Kids meals do not count as meals. (Ok, I may have cheated on this rule just once.  I have ordered a kids meal for myself at Disney World and found that it was plenty of food for me.)

3) I can take advantage of the free water cups that you can get at restaurants. The key here is to ask for a cup of water and not just water. They will charge you for a water bottle if you just ask for water.

4) No sharing meals. I am going to assume that an adult will be hungry after walking around all day in the park and will need to refuel.

5) No bringing in outside food. I bring bottled water and snacks into the parks with me pretty regularly, but for this challenge, there is no outside food.

Menu #1

Breakfast:  Sunshine Seasons

Adult Breakfast Platter, $8.99 (Eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, and a biscuit)

Lunch:  Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie, France Pavilion

Dinde BLT, $8.50 (a sandwich of turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and garlic aioli)

Bisque de Homard (Lobster bisque), $4.50

Snack:  Morocco Coffee and Pastries, Morocco Pavilion

Honey Walnut Baklava, $3.25

Dinner: Lotus Blossom Café, China Pavilion

Orange Chicken with Steamed Rice, $8.49

Total:  $33.73

Total with 9% tax:  $36.77


Menu #2

Breakfast:  Sunshine Seasons

Breakfast Panini, $7.99 (Eggs, bacon, cheese, and roast pork on a Panini served with breakfast potatoes)

Lunch:  Sommerfest, Germany PavilionFood9

Bratwurst, $7.49 (a large brat on a crusty bun served with sauerkraut)

Snack:  Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie, France Pavilion

Mousse au Chocolate, $4.50 (That’s chocolate mousse to us Americans.)

Dinner:  Liberty Inn, America Pavilion

1/3 lb. Angus Bacon Cheeseburger and fries, $9.99

Fountain Drink, $2.99

Total:  $32.96

Total with 9% tax:  $35.93


Menu #3

Breakfast:  Sunshine Seasons

Danish, $3.29

Lunch:  Yorkshire County Fish Shop, United Kingdom Pavilionthe seafood dreams are made of

Fish and Chips, $9.49 (2 pieces of fried fish and fries to us Americans)

Fountain Drink, $2.99

Snack: Joy of Tea, China Pavilion

Egg Rolls, $3.99

Dinner:  La Cantina de San Angel, Mexico Pavilion

Tacos de Barbacoa, $12.50 (seasoned beef, homemade corn tortilla, Mexican rice, refried black beans and fresh salsa)

Total:  $32.26

Total with 9% tax:  $35.16


Menu #4–Vegetarian

Breakfast:  Sunshine Seasons

Bagel with Cream Cheese, $2.99

Iced Coffee, $4.99

Lunch:  Kringla Baleri og Café, Norway PavilionFood3

Vegetable Torte, $6.39 (a torte of roasted mushrooms, spinach, potatoes, Jarlsberg and Muenster cheese)

Snack:  Gelati, Italy Pavilion

Chocolate Gelato, $5.95 (a thicker, creamer version of ice cream)

Dinner:  Katsura Grill

Sushi Vegetable Roll $7.99

Fountain Drink $2.59

Total:  $30.90

Total with 9% Tax:  $33.68


Menu #5—Kid at Heart Eater

Breakfast:  Sunshine Seasons

Cinnamon Roll, $3.69

Lunch:  Refreshment Cool Post, Africa Outpost

Hot Dog and Chips, $7.49

Snack:  Popcorn in Canada

Popcorn with Souvenir Bucket, $5.50

Dinner:  Refreshment Port, Canada Pavilion

8-piece Chicken Breast Nuggets and fries, $8.99

Fountain Drink, $2.99

Total:  $28.66

Total with 9% Tax:  $31.24


Menu #6—Future World Only

Breakfast:  Fountain View

Smoothie, $4.49

Lunch:  Electric Umbrella

Hand Tossed Chicken Caesar Salad, $8.49 (a standard salad of romaine, grilled chicken, parmesan, and Caesar dressing)

Snack:  Test Track Cool Wash

Frozen Minute Maid Raspberry Lemonade, $4.25

Dinner:  Sunshine Seasons

Sweet and Sour Chicken with Jasmine Rice, $11.39

Honest Tea Bottle Beverage, $4.29

Total:  $32.91

Total with 9% tax:  $35.87


Menu #7—Non-Adventurous Eater

Breakfast:  Sunshine Seasons

Blueberry Muffin, $2.99

Lunch:  La Cantina de San Angel, Mexico PavilionFood1

Nachos, $10.50 (a hearty helping of chips topped with nacho cheese, taco meat, beans, sour cream, tomatoes, and jalapeños)

Snack:  Block and Hans, America Pavilion

Cream Cheese Pretzel, $5.00 (a soft pretzel with a sweet cream cheese filling)

Dinner:  Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy Pavilion

Build-Your-Own Pizza-Individual, $17.00

Total:  $35.49

Total with 9% tax:  $38.68


Menu #8—Eat Around World (Showcase)

Breakfast:  Sunshine Seasons

Bircher Muesli, $5.49  (World Showcase doesn’t open until 11:00, so a quick breakfast there is tough.  But this Swiss/German Muesli is a nice adventurous alternative for that first meal of the day.)

Lunch:  Tangerine Café, Morocco Pavilion

Shawarma Chicken and Lamb Platter, $14.99 (served with side of Hummus, Tabouleh and a Tangierine Couscous Salad with fresh Moroccan bread)

Snack:  Kringla Bakeri Og Café, Norway Pavilion

School Bread, $2.99 (Formerly a snack that school children in Norway packed in their lunches, school bread is a  sweet bread roll with a vanilla pudding or custard filling covered with sweet icing and toasted coconut.)

Dinner:  Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie, France Pavilion

Croque Monsieur, $8.75 (a ham and cheese sandwich topped with toasted cheese)

Total:  $32.22

Total with 9% tax:  $35.12

So there you have it.  Eight delightful menu options for a trip to Epcot for under $40!  And I even threw a table service restaurant in there.  You’re welcome!

Make sure to look for more of our $40 options coming soon, and don’t forget to check out our tips for dining on $40 or less at the Magic Kingdom!

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