Do not, under any circumstances, read this hungry.
The Earth Eats booth at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is located in Future World West in a glorious little area called “Culinary Corridor”.
The menu is a completely different one from last year’s – now offering two savory items and three Health-Ade kombucha drinks.
- The Steakhouse Blended Burger: Blended Beef and Wild Mushroom Slider with Brie Cheese Fondue, Arugula, Truffle and Blue Cheese Potato Chip on a Brioche Bun ($5)
Holy mother of. I don’t even want to say too much because I want you to be surprised. This thing is amazing – and looking at the description, I don’t think that will surprise anyone. The burger itself is perfection and the layers of brie cheese and arugula are divine – but what really puts the potato chip on the cake here is….the potato chip. Someone at Disney finally realized that we were putting chips on our sandwiches anyway and threw one thick cut, truffle & blue cheese potato chip on here for us. For $5 a pop, I’ll take a bag of these, please and thank you.
- The IMPOSSIBLE(tm) Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and Spicy Asian Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun (vegetarian) ($5)
I’m not moaning, you’re moaning.
Oh you’re not? Okay, nevermind – I guess it was me after all.
It was seeing that this thing was offered at the Earth Eats booth that made me beeline it over there in the first place. I’d had my first IMPOSSIBLE burger at H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon a few weeks ago and suffice to say it made an impression. I’m going to dare to say that this version is even better. Never in a million years would you know that this thing is vegetarian and the wasabi cream and Asian slaw add a creamy crunchy kick that I could eat all day. And again, at $5 each I’d happily buy a pile of them. Don’t miss this thing.
- Health-Ade Kombuchas ($2.50 each)
Obligatory Kombucha Mickey.
If you haven’t heard about kombucha yet, you’re likely been living under a rock (or don’t spend nearly enough time at Whole Foods). In short, it’s a fermented, very slightly alcoholic, effervescent beverage consumed more for its health benefits than its taste – with a long and incredible list of potential perks ranging from improved digestion (it’s loaded with probiotics), decreased cancer risk, improved mental health, liver health, immune system strength, and on and on. Setting aside whether the stuff will check all of those boxes for you, the fact that kombucha does the body good is pretty well established. Which is good because it doesn’t taste so great. It’s one of those things that you sip (or down like a shot) with the knowledge that it’s going to do good things from the inside.
The Festival Passport suggests that the three kombuchas at Earth Eats can be purchased as a flight, but that wasn’t available when I went so I purchased each separately. At $2.50/each, the price tag still wasn’t bad.
- Health-Ade Kombucha Pink Lady Apple ($2.50)
If you’ve ever craved sparkling apple cider vinegar, this is the drink for you. Like I said, you don’t drink this stuff for the taste – but it was an interesting palate cleanser between burgers. And, especially with the ACV taste, it totally gives you that “I’m doing something good for myself” sense of satisfaction.
- Health-Ade Kombucha Pomegranate ($2.50)
I’ll give this one the best tasting of the three. It’s still kombucha – and it’s definitely not sweet – but it wasn’t too bad and still gives you that “I sure do care about my health” sense of self worth. 😉
- Health-Ade Kombucha Beet Lime ($2.50)
Sit back, relax, and imagine what beet-lime kombucha probably tastes like. What you are imagining is EXACTLY what this tastes like. Beets, and lime, and kombucha. If you want to put some hair on your chest at F&W this year, get one of these. It’s gorgeous to look at and tastes like you make food and drink decisions based solely on their health benefits.
In short, go eat some little burgers and maybe shoot down something good for you and pretty to look at too.
Earth Eats: Check.