Get Back To The Ground At The Urban Farm Eats Outdoor Kitchen

Today, we're making another stop at the Outdoor Kitchens of Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival Urban Farm Eats. Urban Farm Eats is the place that showcases all-natural foods and top tips for "growing your own groceries."

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Urban Farm Eats Outdoor KitchenUrban Farm Eats Outdoor Kitchen

Comfort your cravings with an incredible menu of all-natural food and drink - plus tips for growing your own groceries no matter what size space you have. The Urban Farm is a showcase of designs to inspire guests to grow more of their own foods. Around the outdoor kitchen Disney's horticulturists have created a creative homestead with raised garden beds, water collection, modern chicken coops, bee hives, and composting solutions all on display. The landscape here would stock your kitchen with vibrant, healthy foods.

Raised Garden Beds Planted With Fresh FoodsRaised Garden Beds Planted With Fresh Foods
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Wondering what's on the menu at Urban Farm Eats? Check it out!

  • Watermelon Salad with Pickled Onions, B&W Gourmet Farms Baby Arugula, Feta and Balsamic Reduction (GF) (V)
  • Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Ragout, Spring Vegetables and Fingerling Potatoes
  • Crabless Cake with Crispy Vegetable Slaw, Lemon Vinaigrette and Old Bay Remoulade (V)
  • Avive Natural Peach Sparkling Wine, France
  • King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir, Oregon
  • Wildflower Pale Ale, Forbidden Root Brewery, Chicago, IL
  • Urban Mary with House-made Pickled Green Bean
  • Urban Fairy Cocktail

Urban Farm Eats All-Natural FoodsUrban Farm Eats All-Natural Foods

We tasted several of the dishes at this outdoor kitchen, and each of us had a different favorite from the bunch. Overall the food at Urban Farm Eats is really solid and has something just about everyone can enjoy. While the flavors may not have been unexpected in this food, they were spot on and comforting.

My favorite dish was the Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Ragout, the traditional combination was straightforward and delicious, it would fit well right into the meal plans for any Sunday Super.

Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom RagoutSeared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Ragout

I liked the Watermelon Salad with Arugula, Feta and Balsamic Reduction, however I thought that it could have used more watermelon and feta, less arugula. It was pretty good, but didn't knock my socks off.

A surprise to everyone was the Crabless Cake with Crispy Vegetable Slaw that knocked it out of the Park. Replacing the crab in this fresh, crispy cake is tofu " but don't let that scare you because the flavor is fantastic, and for guests who don't eat seafood Disney crated a pretty fantastic version of a classic.

Watermelon Salad with Pickled OnionsWatermelon Salad with Pickled Onions
Crabless Cake with Crispy Vegetable SlawCrabless Cake with Crispy Vegetable Slaw

A few months ago we covered Absinth at the AbracadaBAR and fans of legendary drink responded with glee. Urban Farm Eats proves once again that the green fairy absolutely has a place in the World of Disney.

While we don't have the exact brand and combination for the Urban Fairy Cocktail, we can tell you that it's a refreshing well-balanced drink, featuring a soft floral absinth, cucumber, and lime flavors. It was a surprising favorite amongst my tasting crew, some who didn't think they would enjoy an absinth based drink. For a remarkable drink that may be one of the best of the fest, give the Urban Fairy Cocktail a try.

The Delightful Urban Fairy CocktailThe Delightful Urban Fairy Cocktail

If you're headed to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival this year, make sure you stop by the Urban Farm Eats Outdoor Kitchen for some of the best festival food of the year.

Have you been able to get a taste here? Leave a message and let us know what you liked best!

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