Making a Pit-Stop for Grilled Cheese at Epcot

Genevieve P. (NDW#100) (16 Posts)

Genevieve is an Orlando based writer with a love for her adopted city. Growing up in Canada, she would dream about her next Disney adventure. After marrying a fellow Disney Geek, they picked up their life and moved to Orlando. When she isn’t found roaming the parks, she is sitting at her desk writing about them. Disney consumes her life, and she wouldn’t want it any other way. Always on a quest for her next Dole Whip with her handsome husband Ryan.


 

Everyone loves comfort food. The foods that make you remember lazy summer days with your best friends, or cozy winter nights cuddling up to the person you love most. Foods that just make you feel good. Grilled cheese is that food for me. When I heard Epcot had opened Taste Track, a grilled cheese quick service stand, I jumped at the chance to check it out.

It actually took a few visits to Epcot to try it. Not because of long lines, but it was just never open. One Sunday afternoon we were lucky to find it open and serving customers.

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We eagerly stepped up to the counter, and were met by a nervous, but friendly cast member. She told us they were only taking cash, gift card, or magic bands that day. We asked for directions to the closest ATM and received some very unsure directions. I don’t think we would have found it using her directions even if it was ten feet away. Luckily we remembered we had some cash on us.

My husband ordered the “ Gruyere & Applewood Smoked Bacon with Caramelized Onions on Sour Dough Bread” with the tomato bisque on the side. I really love that you have the choice of soup or salad. It’s nice to have another quick service option that’s not fries. Plus, tomato soup is the perfect pair for a grilled cheese. Sort of like Kanye West and his reflection; they are each other’s best friends.

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I ordered the “ Canadian Cheddar & Apples with Apple Butter on Cinnamon Raisin Bread” with the tomato bisque as well. Or, at least tried to. After stating my request, the cast member asked me if I wanted the one with Canadian bacon or apples. Since the description of sandwich didn’t include any mention of bacon, I thought she had misunderstood what I wanted. I reread the menu board and the description word-for-word. She kept asking if I wanted bacon or apples. I asked her to repeat the options in case I was missing something. I wasn’t. There were only two options; bacon or apples. It didn’t matter how many times I would answer apples she would repeat the question. Finally, I said Bacon, and she seemed pleased. Horrible ordering loop completed.

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They prepared the food ridiculously fast. Which was great because I don’t like anything to stand between my grilled cheese and I. Speaking of standing, get ready to do some. There are tall tables to stand beside, but no seats. On a hot summer day, I can think of plenty of other places I would rather eat. Luckily only a short walk away there are benches in the shade.

We tried the “ Gruyere & Applewood” first, and it was delicious. I wish it had slightly more cheese, but it was good. It was everything we hoped it would be. The bacon was wonderfully paired with the cheese. Next we moved on to the problem sandwich from earlier. The “Canadian Cheddar and Apple” were great. A word of warning; it’s sweet. If there was a dessert grilled cheese, this would be it. This tasty delight might not be for everyone. For the record, there was no bacon to be seen. I’m still confused about that exchange. What I’m not confused about is how great the tomato bisque was. It was so much better than I expected. It had a full and creamy texture, and the flavor really popped out. It’s a definite must. Combined with one of their beer selections, it makes the perfect meal.

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For a quick service location this place is well worth the money, if you can find it open, that is. It provides an alternative that your kids will love with their simple American cheese on Goldfish Honey Wheat Bread, served with grapes and carrots. Maybe the next time you have a grilled cheese you will think of this vacation as your happy memory.