Earl of Sandwich has been on my radar for a very long time and I finally had an opportunity to visit their location at Downtown Disney in Orlando. I can’t believe I waited so long to get here.
First of all, Earl of Sandwich is on Disney property but it is not a Disney-owned and operated restaurant. There are over 25 outlets in the United States at airports, malls and casinos plus an International location at Disneyland Village in Paris. Besides Downtown Disney in Orlando, there is also a store at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California.
The location here opens at 8:30am offering breakfast to the early shoppers at the Disney Marketplace. We arrived at about 9am and besides breakfast they were also offering their full hot sandwich menu.
The breakfast menu offers egg sandwiches, yogurt parfaits and unique to the Orlando location- omelets. Chad ordered the Veggie Omelette ($5.99). It was a large omelet stuffed with veggies like onions, tomatoes and roasted red peppers served with a 1/2 toasted bagel and home fries.
The omelets are made to order so it was hot and fresh when it was served.
I wanted the hot Veggie Sandwich ($5.99). I understand why they are known for their fresh hot sandwiches. My Veggie had roasted zucchini, cabbage, avocado, tomato, pesto hummus and Swiss cheese and was grilled and melted on a fresh hoagie roll.
I loved that it was overstuffed. I loved that the pesto hummus added a kick but didn’t overpower the other veggies. I loved that the roll was golden and crisp on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside.
They offer a variety of popular sandwiches from the Pastrami Reuben to the Cheesesteak and the Italian Sub. There is also a Holiday sandwich with turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce. It used to only be offered during the Holidays but it became so popular it has now made its way to the regular menu. All the sandwiches are made on that fresh crispy and soft bread.
Earl of Sandwich offers sides like potato chips and fresh fruit. Kudos to any restaurant that offers something other than greasy fries and onion rings.
We opted for a side of grapes ($1.99).
And of course, don’t forget dessert. Earl of Sandwich offers freshly baked cookies and cupcakes in addition to other confections like chocolate pudding.
There are tables inside and tables outside. We ate outside and had a great view. Where else can you dine outdoors under giant Tinkertoys with peppy Disney songs dancing through your head?
While the food was excellent, we were most amazed that two of us were able to eat on Disney property for under $15. The prices were incredibly reasonable and the selection of sandwiches will cater to any palate. No doubt Earl of Sandwich deserves 5 out of 5 sprouts.