Review: Earl of Sandwich in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney

It’s been a while since we’ve visited one of my favorite nosh spots: Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney. That’s right… it’s Earl’s, Disneyland-style!

Earl of Sandwich in Disneyland's Downtown Disney

Earl of Sandwich in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney

We’re back for a quick visit because I couldn’t wait to dig into the Pepperoni Pizza Bread (and I maaaay have grabbed a few other items, too). The ingredients are exactly what you’d figure: sauce, cheese, and pepperoni on bread.

Pepperoni Pizza Bread

Pepperoni Pizza Bread

But here’s the kicker — it’s not just any bread. It’s Earl of Sandwich bread… which means it’s toasted to a wonderfully crisp golden brown, perfect for withstanding the toppings and not becoming limp or bland as can happen with a more typical flatbread.

Pepperoni Pizza Bread

Pepperoni Pizza Bread

And THAT makes all the difference. Highly recommended if you can part with your favorite sandwich on your next visit!

I also went with the altogether summery Berry Chicken Almond Salad. It’s a spring mix of greens combined with grilled chicken, strawberries, blueberries, and plenty of slivered almonds with balsamic vinaigrette.

Berry Chicken Almond Salad

Berry Chicken Almond Salad

Colorful, fresh, and tasty — it’s all there with this one.

Berry Chicken Almond Salad

Berry Chicken Almond Salad

If you’re looking to indulge in Earl’s but still stay on the healthier or lighter side of things, this is a terrific option.

Now, have I ever showed you my Earl’s go-to meal? It’s pretty simple, really — I grab the Kids’ Turkey ‘n Swiss (it’s topped with a little mayo) and pair it up with a side of Tomato Soup. Perfect for dipping!

Kids' Turkey and Swiss with Tomato Soup

Kids’ Turkey and Swiss with Tomato Soup

The Kids’ sandwiches are — in my opinion — a bit small, even considering that they are made for children. But pairing it with the Tomato Soup makes things just about right. It’s a little basic, maybe, but delicious.

PLUS, a smaller meal means you’ll have room for this little gem — the Raspberry Crumb Cake — which I just have to point out so you don’t walk right past it among the pre-packaged options.

Raspberry Crumb Cake

Raspberry Crumb Cake

It’s a moist vanilla cake with a crispy crumble topping swirled with a raspberry jam ribbon.

Raspberry Crumb Cake

Raspberry Crumb Cake

Raspberry Crumb Cake

Raspberry Crumb Cake

The mix of raspberry and vanilla reminded me of those Knott’s Berry Farm Raspberry Shortbread Cookies. SO. GOOD!

Oh, Earl — you still have my heart! After many, many, MANY meals here, it never disappoints, and I always look forward to my next visit… no matter how recent the last one was.

Are you a fan of Earl’s? Please let us know with a comment below!

Heather Sievers is the Disney Food Blog’s Dining in Disneyland columnist. See more of her columns here!

Comments

  1. Morgan P. says

    I would highly recommend paying a visit to this restaurant if you have food allergies. Disney already does a fantastic job with ensuring that guests’ dietary restrictions are accommodated, but Earl of Sandwich takes it a step further. I have a horrible allergy to cheese, and when I told the person who took my order, the manager made all of the “sandwich preparers” replace their plastic gloves with new ones and clean the “sandwich preparing” surface. He really did not have to do that, but I was very appreciative that he wanted to ensure that my dietary restrictions were accommodated.

  2. Shelly says

    Now you’ve got me craving a sandwich from there and our trip isn’t for 2 more months!!!! :)

  3. Essie says

    I never fail to go to EOS when I go to WDW! I just love their food and really look forward to eating there on my day or evening in DTD, yes, it will take me a while for the name change! They don’t have my fave sandwich anymore, the American, but I know their other food is just as good!

  4. Heather Sievers says

    Morgan – What a great experience! I’m so glad they went the extra mile for you!

    Shelly – Have a great trip!

    Essie – Here’s to hoping they bring your favorite back! They just brought back the “Cannonballs Sandwich, ” which is my son’s favorite, so you never know!

  5. Jessica says

    Essie – they still have the All American, I had it during my last visit a couple weeks ago. And if it’s not on the menu, just ask – sometimes they can make “retired” sandwiches as long as they still have the ingredients.

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