Results Are IN for Round 2 of DFB’s EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival Bracket!

It might be March Madness for basketball right now, but we’ve got a DIFFERENT kind of bracket that involves one of our favorite things: FOOD.

The Flower and Garden Festival is here!

We started with 64 of the most popular eats and drinks from the 2022 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival, and now we’re back with Round 2 and 32 food and drinks. The first round had some SERIOUS upsets, so will there be more controversy this round?? If you want to participate in Flower and Garden Festival Madness and vote for your favorite, follow us on Instagram and remember to check our stories every day!

All right, we’re down to 32 Flower and Garden Festival food and drinksso let’s get right into the results for Round 2!

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First up, we’ve got House made cheesy crab wontons versus Rose Bubble Milk Tea. Both items are from Lotus Houseand there’s a clear winner here.

House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons vs Rose Bubble Milk Tea

the House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons won with 74% of the votes! We did enjoy the Rose Bubble Milk Tea, but it stood no chance against the returning favorite wontons.

Read our review of the House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons here!

Next up is the Potato Pancake with Carmelized Ham vs Toasted Pretzel Breadand you can get both of these returning snacks from the farmers market booth.

Potato Pancake with Carmelized Ham vs Toasted Pretzel Bread

other the winner is…Toasted Pretzel Bread with 76% of the votes! Both of these dishes involve ham, but apparently, pretzel bread wins over potato pancakes.

Read our review of the Toasted Pretzel Bread here!

We’re moving on to the refreshing Steigl Brewery Raspberry Radler from hardware store versus the Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites from Sunshine Griddle. Does a fruity beer stand a chance against cinnamon rolls?

Steigl Brewery Raspberry Radler vs Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites

The answer is: no! the Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites won with a whopping 84% of the votes. How could they not? They even come with cream cheese frosting and candied bacon, and it’s fried cinnamon, folks.

Check out our review of the Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites here!

Let’s hop over to Jardin de Fiestas for the Poppy Flower Margarita versus the Arepas with Shrimp and Crushed Avocado Ají from La Isla Fresca. This is a tough one because they’re both new and they’re both delicious.

Poppy Flower Margarita vs Arepas with Shrimp and Crushed Avocado Aji

But the Poppy Flower Margarita reigns supreme with 68% of the votes! This margarita is super fresh, and we loved the additions of cucumber juice and hibiscus tea.

Here’s our review of the Poppy Flower Margarita.

We’ve got another dish from Jardin de Fiestas! Next up is the Taco vampiro versus the Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon from The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board. You might think this is a battle of sweet and savory but both dishes have some sweet elements, and this was a close call.

Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon vs Taco Vampiro

By a tiny margin, the Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon won with 51% of the vote! With such close results, you might want to try both of these dishes next time you visit EPCOT.

Read our review of the Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon here!

Now it’s a fan-favorite slushie versus a brand new chicken dish, with the La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushie from Fleur de Lys versus Chicken Yakitori from hanami.

La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushie vs Chicken Yakitori

When it comes down to this battle, our readers are all about the old versus the new. The returning favourite La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushie won with 67% of the vote! The Chicken Yakitori might have been “incredible,” but our readers can’t resist a frozen slushie.

Click here to read our review of the La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushie.

We’re sticking with Fleur de Lys with the Croissant au Fromage de Chevre Herbes versus Corned beef hash from Sunshine Griddle. Will a cheesy croissant or a savory breakfast dish reign supreme?

Croissant au Fromage de Chevre Herbes vs Corned Beef Hash

Our readers have spoken, and the Croissant au Fromage de Chevre Herbes wins with 69% of the vote! It comes with goat cheese in the middle, and it’s flavored with herbs and garlic, so yeah. Delicious.

Here’s our review of the Croissant au Fromage de Chevre Herbes.

We’re heading to the Flavor Full Kitchen Hosted by AdventHealth for the next two dishes, Grilled Street Corn on the Cob versus Strawberry Mousse with Chocolate Crisp Pearls. Savory or sweet? What do you think will win?

Grilled Street Corn on the Cob vs Strawberry Mousse with Chocolate-Crisp Pearls

Savory claims the victory! the Grilled Street Corn on the Cob won with 69% of the votes! Depending on your tastes, you might prefer sweet over savory, but most of our readers seem to be Team Corn on the Cob.

Check out our review of the Grilled Street Corn on the Cob here.

It’s time to head back to Sunshine Griddle for some Avocado toast versus Char Grilled Bison Rib Eye from EPCOT Farmers Feast. This is a pretty tough comparison, but one dish came out on top.

Char-Grilled Bison Rib-Eye vs Avocado Toast

As much as we love some Avocado Toast, the Char Grilled Bison Rib Eye won with 56% of the votes! Ironically, our favorite part of this dish was the creamy leek fondue you get on the side.

Here’s our review of the Char-Grilled Bison Rib-Eye.

The next two dishes can be found at the same booth, The Citrus Blossom, and they’re BOTH new this year! We’ve got the Crispy Mojo Marinated Pork Belly versus the grapefruit tart in another battle of savory and sweet.

Crispy Mojo Marinated Pork Belly vs Grapefruit Tart

Despite the beauty of the grapefruit tart, the Crispy Mojo Marinated Pork Belly won with 64% of the votes! It comes with avocado cream, corn salsa, salsa verde, and plantain chips.

Here’s our review of the Crispy Mojo Marinated Pork Belly!

Ice cream and funnel cake — how can we choose?? It’s time to put the Blueberry Lemonade Soft Serve from refresh port and the Strawberry Cheesecake Funnel Cake from the Funnel Cake Stand head to head! It’s a battle of the sweets. Ice cream or fried dough? This one was CLOSE!

Blueberry Lemonade Soft Serve vs Funnel Cake

the Blueberry Lemonade Soft Serve barely edged out the funnel cake with 51% of the votes! Admittedly, it’s delicious — it’s creamy and sweet and not at all tart. It’s basically the perfect treat on a hot Florida day!

Read our review of the Blueberry Lemonade Soft Serve here!

Our next pair mashes up the Impossible Korean Short Rib from Flavor Full Kitchen versus the Strawberry Fields Refresher from Joffrey’s. It’s kind of an odd battle, with plant-based ribs and a strawberry drink. Who won?

IMPOSSIBLE Korean Short Rib vs Strawberry Fields Refresher

the Strawberry Fields Refresher moves forward with 59% of the votes! It’s a light and refreshing drink, so we get it. It’s all about finding ways to stay cool on a hot Florida day.

Click here for our review of the Strawberry Fields Refresher.

We’ve got another close race here! It’s time to put the Grilled Kebab with Harissa Chicken versus the pomegranate mimosa, with both items from Tangierine Cafe: Flavors of the Medina. Are you going with chicken or a mimosa?

Grilled Kebab with Harissa Chicken vs Pomegranate Mimosa

As it turns out, most of our readers chose the Pomegranate Mimosa to win with 53% of the votes! You pretty much have to like pomegranates to enjoy this mimosa, but if you do — it’s super tasty.

Here’s our review of the Pomegranate Mimosa!

And now it’s time to put arancini versus Bomolini! (Say that 5 times fast.) You can find both of these dishes at Primavera Kitchen. Did you vote for fried risotto balls or Italian-style donuts?

Arancini vs Bombolini

Well, donuts it is! the Bombolini won with 65% of the votes. These donuts are filled with cream, and served with raspberry sauce and powdered sugar!

Read our review of the Bombolini here!

We’re getting into another savory and sweet battle here, with the Beef Tenderloin Tips from Northern Bloom Outdoor Kitchen versus the Dole Whip with Mango Liqueur from Pineapple Boardwalk. Really though, can a Dole Whip ever loose?

Beef Tenderloin Tips vs DOLE Whip with Mango Liqueur

Our readers said no, and the Dole Whip with Mango Liqueur won with 66% of the votes! Mango + Pineapple = Perfect.

Here’s our review of the Dole Whip with Mango Liqueur.

We’re at our last bracket here with Southern Seafood Boil other Boudin Bites from Magnolia Terrace, and it’s a close one. It’s down to whether you’re looking for shrimp, mussels, crawfish, potatoes, corn, and Andouille sausage, or pork- and rice-based sausage.

Southern Seafood Boil vs Boudin Bites

Our readers have spoken, and Boudin Bites won with 52% of the vote! Seafood is great and all, but sometimes you just want some sausage and rice.

Check out our review of Boudin Bites here.

That’s it for Round 2 of this year’s Flower & Garden Festival Madness! Visit our Instagram and check out our stories to vote on your favorite snacks, and check back for more results right here. Keep reading DFB for more of the latest news from Disney World.

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