Our previous article on burgers seemed to go down very well with the meat loving readers, but we had some requests for suggestions on non-beef/burger sandwiches or burgers. With that in mind, we tackle our top ten favourite sandwiches from across Walt Disney world. This again includes a mixture of both quick service and table service locations and since how can you choose between so many great menu choices, these are in no particular order.
Holiday Turkey or Hawaiian BBQ, Earl of Sandwich at Disney Springs Marketplace
When writing an article on sandwiches at Walt Disney World, it would be sacrilege to miss the Earl of Sandwich location off the list. This is almost an institution and a staple for a lot of visitors and remains an extremely popular location. There are two stand our sandwiches on this menu depending on your tastes, but both are equally as good and you can’t go wrong with most of the options on the menu.
Firstly is the Hawaiian BBQ with grilled chicken, ham, Swiss cheese, pineapple and BBQ sauce. A glorious combination which brings a luscious Polynesian flavour.
Secondly is the Holiday Turkey Sandwich, which although now available all year was previously only available around the holiday season towards the end of the year. Combining Turkey, cornbread stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and mayo, this is a definitive ‘left overs’ style sandwich. Thank you Earl of Sandwich chain for bringing this to the masses all year round!
Grilled Chicken BLT Sandwich, Restaurantosaurus at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Located adjacent to the Dinosaur attraction over in Dinoland, you find yourself immersed in paleontological humour for your dining pleasure. With the gradual change of direction to offer more grilled and healthier food, this sandwich is a fresher and lighter tasting sandwich. Grilled chicken breast with hickory smoked bacon, tomato, rocket/arugula, spicy aioli and toasted Parmesan crumbles jammed between two halves of a brioche bun. This is sure to satisfy your prehistoric cravings!
Sweet & spicy chicken waffle sandwich, Sleepy Hollow in Disney’s Magic Kingdom
This little number was subject to some Guest mumblings back in 2016 when Disney abruptly pulled this from the “Sleepy Hollow” menu. It magically reappeared soon after with some adjustments, but still the same basic premise: Crispy batter coated chicken with a sweet and spicy sauce, splurged with a dollop of Asian style slaw and sandwiched between a fluffy waffle. Despite the loss of the rocket leaves (or arugula to our American readers) and the price increase this is still one of the tastiest and most glorious flavour combinations available on Disney property and worth the queue at this oft-busy location to get your hands on this sandwich.
Smoked & Fried Chicken Sandwich, The Polite Pig at Disney Springs
This is perhaps the only recommendation added which we have yet to actually sample, but during our last visit at Christmas 2017, the queue was far too long to wait to sample. However the reviews of this recent QS addition carry on the tradition of good and consistent quality casual dining options at Disney Springs. With crispy chicken coated in sweet and smoky bbq sauce, slathered with Mayonnaise and loaded with romaine slaw and dill pickles In a brioche bun, the reviews of this location with the great menu mean this is a sure fire hit and you won’t go wrong with any sandwich or meat offering here. We look forward to giving this a try on our next visit!
Croque Monsieur, Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie in Epcot’s France Pavilion
The bakery located in Epcot’s France Pavilion around the world showcase serves up a wide selection of French pastries and savouries opening early enough to make a detour for breakfasts if you arrive via the international gateway. This tasty morsel is exactly what you would expect from a French toasted sandwich, hot, grilled and loaded with cheese. Perhaps Not enough to fill you up completely but it’s a really authentic slice of France served up here and perfectly sized to have a sneaky little dessert pastry too. Also worth trying the ‘Poulet au pistou’ (pesto-chicken salad) sandwich or the ‘croissant jambon fromage’ (ham cheese and bechamel)’ as both as equally delicious.
Anchors Aweigh, Columbia Harbour House in Disney’s Magic KingdomOne of our favourite quick service lunching spots in the Magic Kingdom is Columbia Harbour House, where there is a generally a very good selection of fish based offerings (fried fish and thelobster roll are also very good). Ideal when you are after something which tastes fresh and feels like a lighter offering is the Anchors Aweigh sandwich. A tasty and moist tuna fish mix with ripe tomato and lettuce leaves, on toasted multigrain bread, simple in itself but one of Simon’s absolute favourites. Find a suitable spot upstairs and look out and do some people watching whilst you eat!
Meatloaf Sandwich, Wolfgang Puck Express at Disney Springs MarketplaceAn elegant but casual dining location tucked away in the marketplace which is often overshadowed by the neighbouring Earl Of Sandwich, we always recommend the express restaurant as one of the best locations to accept QS dining plans. Whilst they serve breakfasts and a whole range of pizzas, pastas and salads it’s the Meatloaf sandwich which keeps us coming back here. With a thick juicy slice of bacon-wrapped meatloaf covered with a slice of mozzarella, garlic aioli and crispy onions strings housed in a ciabatta style bun, it’s a sheer delight of textures and flavours that is worth the trip to Disney springs alone just to get your hands on one!
Chicken & Brie Sandwich, Gasparilla Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Another great resort-located quick service option is Gasparilla Grill. Since it’s 2016/17 refurbishment it reopened with a new menu focusing on artisanal ingredients and a bit more attention to detail on its quality. The sandwich bar features beautiful plated sandwiches assembled as you order, but a hidden gem here is the take on a chicken cordon bleu – a grilled chicken breast with ham, Brie and spinach covered with a raspberry mustard sandwiched in a brioche bun. This isn’t the only good option here, (Mahi-Mahi ‘Reuben’ is also good) so definitely one to add to the visit list if you want to take a break somewhere close-by the Magic Kingdom.
Island Chicken Sandwich, Tambu Lounge at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Since the Tambu lounge is located adjacent to the hugely popular ‘Ohana family-style restaurant and Kona Cafe at the Polynesian Village Resort, it’s not one of the first thoughts when it comes to grabbing food here and is usually the choice for a pre-dining Lapu Lapu! But worth stop here for this delight. Grilled chicken breast layered with bacon and Swiss, curried mango mayonnaise and fried onions make this a real under-rated offering here.
It’s got a good varied selection here on the menu and even offers sushi too so has something for everybodies appetites and cravings.
Fried Chicken Sandwich, Chef Art Smiths Homecomin’ at Disney Springs: The LandingHomecomin’ is one of our absolute favourite new additions at the Landing location at Disney Springs. Focused around delivering Florida fresh flavoured and tasty comfort food in a smart but casual environment that will keep you coming back for more!
Known for their buttermilk-brined and double battered fried chicken in general, this sandwich delivers it all. A crispy slab of the famous chicken, Hot sauce dressing, aioli, lettuce, tomato and dill pickles all in a sumptuous bun. Even better – you can swap out the already lovely barbecue chips (crisps for our British readers!) and for a small up-charge substitute any of the other sides, for which I would not hesitate to recommend the Momma’s Mac and Cheese. Book a table here and you won’t be disappointed, Maybe even sample some of the Craft Moonshine they have too!
We would love to hear your opinions on your favourite sandwiches across Walt Disney World!
What are your favourites that failed to make our list?
Thanks for reading, We will catch you all for another food filled adventure again soon!