EARL OF SANDWICH
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.