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Epcot Quick Service Suggestions

Discussion in 'WDW Restaurants and Dining' started by Minnie1986, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. KCheatle

    KCheatle Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if you like Sushi, but I think Katsura is a hidden gem. For the basics, the US pavilion has a lot of options similar to the Electric Umbrella so you wouldn't have to go back to Future World. I also like the Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in France. I like their sandwiches toasted and they have great desserts!!
     
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  2. mrscjohns

    mrscjohns New Member

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    We always stop at the QS located in Mexico and China. My husband loves the orange chicken in China.
     
  3. Mickey5150

    Mickey5150 Well-Known Member

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    Tangierine cafe is a great place to eat and it's kids menu is chicken nuggets and hamburgers. Also Les Halles in France is awesome.
     
  4. jaklgreen

    jaklgreen Well-Known Member

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    Count us in on loving Tangierine Cafe. It is a favorite and a must do every trip. And yes, my kids love it there, they order either the lamb or the chicken shawarma plate.
     
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    Weather_Lady Well-Known Member

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    Thank God for kids who are adventurous eaters! While mine love their boxed mac and cheese and chicken nuggets as much as the next kids, they also love to try new things, and generally are glad that they did. When we visit Tangierine Cafe they beg to order off of the grown-up menu (and of course we let them), because the food is so good!
     
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  6. Minnie1986

    Minnie1986 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Was definitely planning on pizza, since it's my Godson's favorite and between the two of us, we'll only be getting one. Thanks for this!!
     
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  7. jaklgreen

    jaklgreen Well-Known Member

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    My kids eat every day "normal" food. I never gave them the typical "kids" food crap like mac and cheese and chicken nuggets. They ate what we did and I cook most meals. I know what you mean though. We always ordered an adult meal for them to split. Just normal stuff like chicken breast and some broccoli, steak, shrimp, etc. I makes me disgusted that most of the children's meals they serve are over processed, low nutrition crap. Little kids will eat what you serve them and if you serve a variety of foods, then they are more likely to try something new. My kids loves going to WDW to try different types of food. I think that we as parents need to encourage kids to try new and different foods.
     
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  8. Minnie1986

    Minnie1986 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Completely forgot about F&W!! I'll be there in late September. I think I'll find something kid friendly for him and stick to my usual snacking around the "world."
     
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  9. jaklgreen

    jaklgreen Well-Known Member

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    Get him to try the foods at the food booths. You never know what you are going to like unless you try it. I think people just fall into this "kid" food rut and think that children would not like other types of food. If you think about it, these "kids meal" menus have only been out for a few decades. Before that children just ate what their parents did.
     
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  10. helenabear

    helenabear Well-Known Member

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    I agree with this. You never know what he will like. Keep in mind most of the QS around WS will have lots of options if the F&WF food isn't what he's interested in.

    I know it's your Godson and not your child so you're more likely to spoil, but I think letting him look first at foods might be fun!

    I'm lucky in that my kid eats most everything. Though he doesn't have a liking for squishy nuggets or mac & cheese from a box (he does love home made - dang he spoiled). I can usually find him something like grilled chicken worst case, but most of the time he likes child portions of real foods.
     
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  11. jaklgreen

    jaklgreen Well-Known Member

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    Yes! Always encourage to try new things right? I do wish that WDW did offer more normal food options in smaller portions for kids.
     
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  12. helenabear

    helenabear Well-Known Member

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    I agree! Some places too have such bland food that no one wanted to eat it. We had that issue at BOG - after the 2nd meal came back bland, we just split my meal. I don't expect them to make it maybe as complex as they could, but stop making them blah.

    Even if they can take a 'kid's menu item' and make it better. Sanaa with the naan pizza or the butter chicken (chicken in a good sauce). Spice Road with thick 'sliders' on a brioche bun with hummus and carrots. Skippers Canteen has some great options too I think. It has gotten better IMO. I remember about 8 years ago the food was even worse, so I give them credit for expanding. I ate some of the pizzas and burgers they had before and they were gross. My kid was much happier eating my food too and my husband would eat the dry bland stuff while our son ate off of us (not that he wanted it either, he just would be more willing to eat it than we were) I can at least find something that isn't just fried foods now. The QS menus have been expanding some too. Still we are in DVC villas now and we often just do 1 meal in the parks a day with the other two back at the room.
     
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    Katsura Grill is great. Also very peaceful and relaxing at night since it's sort of tucked away high up looking down at the lagoon. Love the Japanese garden there, too.
     
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  14. Minnie1986

    Minnie1986 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I'm with you on that one. My mom did the same with us, and I'm glad for it. I'm definitely going to use this trip to broaden his horizons. There's so much he's missing out on.
     
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    Our 2 favorites are Tangerine Cafe and Katsura but you can't go wrong at Sunshine Seasons.
     
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    I get what you are saying. I have watched my nieces and nephews over the years and their mom can not cook. So they usually eat more junk style food because she says that they don't like "normal' food and will only eat, nuggets, crap, crap, etc. But every time they are with me, I just make normal food for the family and they scarf it down like they have not had food in 4 days. It is a fine line when dealing with other kids, I get that. We just don't tell their mom what they ate when they are with us, win-win. LOL I am sure you guys will have a great time.
     
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  17. Minnie1986

    Minnie1986 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Same here. When he's with me, I can usually get him to eat whatever I do. His mom, however, has no such luck. I remember the first time I took him for the weekend, I was given an exhaustive(verbal)? list of what he will and won't eat. I gave that kid paella and you would've thought it was his last meal. When he asked his mom for Spanish food, she called me exclaiming "how did you do that?!"
     
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  18. helenabear

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    Sometimes it's also just how kids are with parents vs others :D I'm sure you can find something good for him though!
     
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    I agree with pretty much everything here, and throw in a vote for Sommerfest. Those paprika chips that came with my curry wurst were sublime!
     
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    I love the baguette sandwiches from the bakery in France.
     
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