REVIEW: Spicy Githeri Brings African Flavors to the Refreshment Outpost for 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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Fans of the Spicy Githeri dish from festivals past will be excited to see this African-inspired vegan dish has moved to the Refreshment Outpost for the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.

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Menu for Refreshment Outpost at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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Food:

  • Spicy Githeri with White Beans, Pigeon Peas, Ben’s Original Quinoa & Ancient Grains Medley, and Kachumbari Slaw – $4.75

Beverage:

The Spicy Githeri makes the move to Refreshment Outpost this year, having appeared at the Africa Marketplace at the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.

Photos of Menu Items for Refreshment Outpost at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Spicy Githeri with White Beans, Pigeon Peas, Ben’s Original Quinoa & Ancient Grains Medley, and Kachumbari Slaw – $4.75

The flavor palate in this dish is similar to chili. It’s a nice sized dish for the price, making it one of the better vegan options at the festival. The chili flavor does permeate all the vegetables, and it would be nice if they had a flavor of their own. The vegetables are limp instead of crunchy, and the dish is a bit spicy. It’s particularly cumin-heavy. While there’s nothing necessarily wrong with this dish, we’d simply rather head to Sanaa for African-inspired food, and enjoy other options for the festival.

*NEW* 3 Daughters Brewing Allspice Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL (5.7% ABV) – $9.75

From correspondence with 3 Daughters Brewing: “This allspice is everything nice. Light apple cider is complemented by flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and black pepper in a brew perfect for the fall.”

Location of Refreshment Outpost at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Refreshment Outpost is located on World Showcase Promenade, just over the drawbridge from the China Pavilion, at number 8 on the map below.

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The 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will be running from July 15th to November 20th, which leaves you plenty of time to make your way over to the Refreshment Outpost and get your hands on this dish.

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