BEST RES­TAU­RANT

EARL OF SAND­WICH

WDW Magazine - - The Best Of Wdw - BY DANNY SHUS­TER

Earl of Sand­wich, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

For reg­u­lar read­ers of the Mag­a­zine you’ll know that Dis­ney food is one of my fa­vorite things about a trip, whether it’s eat­ing around the World Show­case, stuff­ing my face at Ohana or just get­ting an­other Dole Whip there’s al­ways so many de­li­cious and sig­na­ture treats to en­joy at WDW.

I know Earl of Sand­wich is a chain, and you may have a lo­ca­tion right in your home­town, but not only are there no lo­ca­tions in Canada; the Dis­ney Springs lo­ca­tion is the only one that is at a des­ti­na­tion I travel to with any fre­quency so while this may not be a Dis­ney orig­i­nal or ex­clu­sive treat it’s al­ways on my must eat list.

I def­i­nitely rec­om­mend Earl of Sand­wich if you want bang for your buck. It’s a very rea­son­ably priced quick ser­vice eatery with some­thing for ev­ery­one. The ba­sic menu is soup, sal­ads, sand­wiches and desserts. There are sides and add-ons like mac­a­roni and cheese, fruit cups and chips etc. but the main fea­ture are the fresh made, toasted sand­wiches. With 15+ op­tions plus wraps, soups and sal­ads you will find some­thing for ev­ery­one. There are plain and simple sand­wiches for the picky eaters and more grownup fla­vors as well. There’s also veg­e­tar­ian friendly op­tions and loaded sal­ads that would make a re­spectable meal if you’re avoid­ing gluten.

Don’t be daunted by the line if there is one, the queue moves along at a good pace and the slow­down is a com­bi­na­tion of them mak­ing ev­ery­thing fresh to or­der and the res­tau­rant be­ing so pop­u­lar - so you know it’ll be worth the wait. Some­thing worth not­ing if you are go­ing for your first time: you place your or­der in stages. When you get to the first cast mem­ber you are just or­der­ing your hot items i.e. sand­wiches and soups. They’ll give you a re­ceipt with your or­der and a num­ber and then you can grab your sides (coleslaw, chips, veg­gies, fruit etc.) from the counter as you make your way to the cashier. The cashier will take your re­ceipt, add on any ad­di­tional items you’ve picked up and then give you a buzzer. You can pay with cash, credit or Magic Bands at Earl of Sand­wich and some din­ing plans are

ac­cepted. As I men­tioned ev­ery­thing is pre­pared hot and fresh, so hang onto your buzzer and you’ll be called up when your meal is ready to go.

So far I haven’t had a sand­wich I didn’t en­joy but per­sonal fa­vorites in­clude the Ital­ian, Chipo­tle Chicken Av­o­cado and if you’re feel­ing fes­tive the Hol­i­day Turkey which has Turkey, corn­bread stuff­ing, turkey gravy, cran­berry sauce & may­on­naise; it’s like thanks­giv­ing on a bun! Also be sure to get an Earl’s Grey Le­mon­ade to drink; very sim­i­lar to the Arnold Palmer it’s a blend of le­mon­ade and iced Earl Grey Tea - re­fresh­ing and de­li­cious! While the desserts are good and there’s a de­cent va­ri­ety to choose from I’d save my sweet tooth for some of the other treats Dis­ney Springs has to of­fer. There’s noth­ing wrong with the dessert of­fer­ings, they’re just not par­tic­u­larly note­wor­thy and when you have other op­tions like Ghi­rardelli, Goofy’s Candy Co. or the Ganach­ery just steps away it seems like a waste to have a “just okay” dessert.

Earl of Sand­wich is open for breakfast lunch and din­ner and while there are spe­cial breakfast items like omeletes that are only avail­able dur­ing breakfast hours the ma­jor­ity of the menu is avail­able all day. It’s a great way to start off a shop­ping day at Dis­ney Springs or an ex­cel­lent and af­ford­able meal if you’re just stop­ping by.

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