October 02, 2018

7 tasty gluten-free foods at Disney's Epcot International Food & Wine Fest

Walt Disney World's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is a brilliant way to taste a little bit of everything. Small plates — many ideal for sharing — and inexpensive price points allow you to sample flavors from each country without going broke. Plus, the grub is great for soaking up a bunch of wines, ensuring you don't get out of control while drinking around the world.

If you have celiac disease or are gluten intolerant, however, you might be wondering, "Are there enough options for me to make it worth buying a ticket?" Yes, yes there are. Here's a rundown on seven foods available at the event that are safe for even the most gluten-sensitive celiac. The festival runs Aug. 30 through Nov. 12. —Cathy Salustri

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Gluten Free Epcot food and wine
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Black-eyed pea fritters. Yes, they really are gluten-free.

The Chocolate Studio allows you to indulge by feasting on a liquid nitrogen chocolate-almond truffle with warm whiskey caramel.
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The Chocolate Studio allows you to indulge by feasting on a liquid nitrogen chocolate-almond truffle with warm whiskey caramel.

In India, sample the madras red curry. Curry lovers, you know what this vegan dish has in it: roasted cauliflower, baby carrots, chickpeas and basmati rice.
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In India, sample the madras red curry. Curry lovers, you know what this vegan dish has in it: roasted cauliflower, baby carrots, chickpeas and basmati rice.

Spain offers a seafood salad with less lettuce and more protein. Shrimp, bay scallops and mussels mingle with EVOO, white balsamic vinegar and smoked paprika.
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Spain offers a seafood salad with less lettuce and more protein. Shrimp, bay scallops and mussels mingle with EVOO, white balsamic vinegar and smoked paprika.

At Active Eats, you won't think twice about downing the Verlasso salmon — crusted with spices, not bread crumbs (!) — served over a warm lentil salad with crushed avocado and sherry vinegar.
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At Active Eats, you won't think twice about downing the Verlasso salmon — crusted with spices, not bread crumbs (!) — served over a warm lentil salad with crushed avocado and sherry vinegar.