REVIEW: Intriguing Plant-Based Options at Trowel & Trellis at the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

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Trowel & Trellis is marking its sophomore outing at the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. Now that Impossible Foods is the “preferred” plant-based meat of the Disney Parks, will we prefer their offerings at this Outdoor Kitchen?

Menu for Trowel & Trellis at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Food:

  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with Savory Garlic Spread (GF) (Plant-based) – $5.75
  • Impossible™ Farmhouse Meatball with Lentil Bread, Spinach, Marinated Vegetables, and Creamy Herb Dressing (Plant-based) – $5.75
  • Chocolate Pudding Terrarium with Avocado Cream, Matcha Crumble and Baby Herbs (GF) (Plant-based) – $5.25

Beverages:

*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.

  • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea featuring Twinings of London® (non-alcoholic) – $4.50
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Tropical Wonderland Wheat Ale, Titusville, FL (4.5% ABV) – $4.50
  • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea featuring Twinings of London® with Tito’s Handmade Vodka ($19/bottle) served in a Mason Jar – $15.50

Photos of Menu Items from Trowel & Trellis at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with Savory Garlic Spread – $5.75

Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with Savory Garlic Spread – $5.75

Seasoning on this corn on the cob is good, but nothing special. Corn on the cob is usually street food for fairs and flea markets, so it feels like there was a lack of effort/ingenuity in creating a dish for this booth. They could’ve done sliders or something, I don’t know. At the end of the day this is just… corn. At least it takes a good photo.

Impossible™ Farmhouse Meatball with Lentil Bread, Spinach, Marinated Vegetables and Creamy Herb Dressing – $5.75

Impossible™ Farmhouse Meatball with Lentil Bread, Spinach, Marinated Vegetables and Creamy Herb Dressing – $5.75

Be warned that this dish is served… well, without a dish. While we get that it’s supposed to be “portable” food, it’s hard if you intend on sharing these or cutting in them in half, or just need to rest your food on a surface that may or may not be a trash can. That being said, the meatball had a lot of flavor and all toppings complimented dish well. While definitely new for many guests, the lentil bread pretty much tasted like any flatbread.

Chocolate Pudding Terrarium with Avocado Cream, Matcha Crumb and Baby Herbs – $5.25

Chocolate Pudding Terrarium with Avocado Cream, Matcha Crumb and Baby Herbs – $5.25

Here’s one we’re seeing all over Instagram. The pudding takes a great photo, what with all the colorful toppings and all, but the flavors here just don’t work.

Chocolate Pudding Terrarium with Avocado Cream, Matcha Crumb and Baby Herbs – $5.25

There’s a thick layer of chocolate pudding, followed by matcha crumb, and then the toppings, but none of the flavors mesh well.

Chocolate Pudding Terrarium with Avocado Cream, Matcha Crumb and Baby Herbs – $5.25

Each individual aspect of the dish tastes good, just not when you put it all in one spoonful. However, unlike the corn on the cob, we appreciate their creativity here.

*NEW* Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea featuring Twinings of London® with Tito’s Handmade Vodka ($19/bottle) served in a Mason Jar – $15.50

Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea featuring Twinings of London® with Tito’s Handmade Vodka ($19/bottle) served in a Mason Jar – $15.50

Everyone agreed that this tasted more like a lemonade than a tea. All in all, it was refreshing, but why pay for a plastic mason jar when you can purchase an Orange Bird Sipper instead?

*NEW* Playalinda Brewing Company Tropical Wonderland Wheat Ale, Titusville, FL (4.5% ABV) – $4.50

Playalinda Brewing Company describes their Tropical Wonderland Wheat Ale as an “American wheat ale bursting with juicy orange flavor.”

Location of Trowel & Trellis at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Trowel & Trellis is located on the eastern end of Showcase Plaza as you head towards the Mexico Pavilion. You can find it at number 4 on the map below.

Which item would you like to dig into? Be sure to sound off in the comments below!

About the author

Matthew Soberman

Matthew has been a writer for WDWNT since June 2018. He probably should have realized he was a Disney Parks fan when he tried to make a model of the Horizons building in middle school shop class. (It didn't go well.) He is also a huge Muppet fan, and can also be found on ToughPigs.com. You can email Matthew at [email protected]

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