The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, which started on March 1, 2017, and runs through the end of May, is all about green and growing things, but there's another facet that's equally as attractive as the gardens. In addition to admiring flowers and topiaries, you can feast your way through the park at a variety of kiosks that offer food and drink to appease anyone's taste.

Disney brings food to flower festival

Walt Disney World is also home to the annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, a popular fall event, and now foodies don't have to wait until the end of the year to taste new creations from the talented chefs.

Food was added to the spring event a few seasons back, and it was popular enough to keep it coming back each year.

Food is a natural tie-in for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, which celebrates freshness and growth. As urban agriculture and growing your own fruits and vegetables becomes more popular, the festival embraces that trend with its exhibits. It's also a perfect tie-in for the food.

Sampling of Epcot dishes

What have the Walt Disney World chefs come up with for the event this year? If you'd like to learn about some new dishes and old favorites making a return appearance, check out the video below.

Plan a full day at Disney park

In addition to the gardens and topiaries, the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival features special merchandise, music, seminars, and other entertainment that make it a full-day experience.

You can easily arrive when the park opens and stay right up until closing time, feasting on delicious dishes for lunch and trying a round of new items for dinner. The portion sizes are perfect to share with friends or family so you can sample a wide variety. Pick up your free passport when you arrive at the park so you can plot out your must-tries.

If you can't make it to Walt Disney World for the festival, you don't have to wait for the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival to taste the freshness. Many of the resort's restaurants serve fruit and vegetables grown at the Land pavilion throughout the year.

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