Boardwalk Deli Menu & Food Photos

BoardWalk Deli is a soon-to-be remodeled restaurant in the EPCOT resort area of ​​Walt Disney World. This post shares a peek at the Crescent Lake counter service menu, as well as some comments on how it stacked up to its predecessor.

According to Walt Disney World, the new BoardWalk Deli will open its doors at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn later in the summer of 2022. The BoardWalk Deli will bring with it “classic flavors you can only get at a deli.”

Formerly known as BoardWalk Bakery, this location is inspired by the delicacies of the Northeast, with a menu that takes you on a wild ride of classic sweet and savory flavors from New York to Jersey Shore. BoardWalk Deli serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Delicatessen translates to “all things are delicious,” and that’s exactly what visitors will experience. With that, let’s take a look at the BoardWalk Deli menu and see what dishes you can expect at this renamed restaurant…

Whether you’re headed out for a day at the parks or planning a relaxing breakfast in your room, stop by BoardWalk Deli for a choice of home-baked bread with a choice of shammer, a variety of sweet breakfast pastries, or a warm bagel sandwich.

Breakfast options include an everything sandwich with eggs, sausage, and cage-free cheddar. There’s also a breakfast bagel sandwich with cage-free eggs, bacon, caramelized sweet onions, and cheddar cheese. Finally, a vegan ciabatta sandwich with Florentine “eggs,” vegan cheese, tomato jam, and arugula provides an interesting contrast between flavors.

For both lunch and dinner, there are multiple options that will transport you to the Northeast. Choose from a variety of cold and hot sandwiches served on traditional marbled rye, fluffy ciabatta, or focaccia spring bread. As with breakfast cakes, all kinds of bread are freshly baked in-house.

This signature Italian soup is made with thin layers of capicola, soprasa and pepperoni, provolone, arugula, tomato, arugula, pesto and mayonnaise on a freshly baked ciabatta. Delicious Warm Pastrami Reuben is a classic delicacy, with generous rolls of warm, thinly sliced ​​pastrami topped with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on marbled rye bread.

For a vegan twist on a classic favorite, Veggie Crunch Muffaletta is stacked with cured and pickled root vegetables, giardini olives and vegan cheese, served in focaccia.

You can also choose the grilled chicken sandwich with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and roasted garlic aioli served in a ciabatta or the grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup – a classic guest favorite.

To finish your meal, add a whole dill pickle, made in-house with the perfect amount of crunch and aroma. All these hearty sandwiches are served with a side of homemade potato chips, creamy coleslaw, or soup.

There is no shortage of desserts to try at BoardWalk Deli.

Cannolis is filled to order in a crunchy crust with a creamy blend of mascarpone cheese, ricotta and dark chocolate with a hint of lemon peel and a touch of Mickey. Rich and fluffy Blueberry Scone is made with fresh cream and topped with pearl sugar for a melt-in-your-mouth experience.

You can also get some Northeastern classics like the New Jersey Crumb Cake, a moist cake with a thick layer of cinnamon, or the famous New York-style half-moon cake with rich chocolate ganache and buttercream.

Pastry lovers will appreciate the chocolate-covered whipped cream, hand-decorated with silky custard, and the Danish raspberry topping with velvety custard, fresh berries, and crumbled sugar. The warm and sticky Cinnamon Yummies will be a guest favorite. Finally, there are some tried-and-true classics like rich cookies, brownie cheesecake, brownies, cookie and cream cupcakes, and 50th anniversary celebration cupcakes.

In addition to all of these meals, there are also drinks that join the menu at BoardWalk Deli. Try Ramona’s vibrant organic wines with flavors of dry grapefruit, blood orange and Meyer lemon.

You can also sip on bold, refreshing craft cocktails from Social Hour: Sunkissed Fizz, a bright, juicy vodka that balances aromas of ripe fruit and crisp citrus, or Prizefighter, a bold and refreshing collins built around a classic blend of whiskey and peach.

As covered in our latest post: Boardwalk Reimagining Begins – Changes & BuildsWork is already underway to transform the ESPN Club into a Cake Bake Shop designed by Gwendolyn Rogers. This new table service restaurant and bakery is expected to open sometime in 2023.

The Cake Bake Shop Restaurant will serve both delicious menus and desserts, along with afternoon tea service, in an eccentric atmosphere that complements the perfect charm of the BoardWalk Inn that guests know and love.

It would be fun to see what In fact Happening with Boardwalk Bakery.

While the authentic Northeastern Delicatessen concept looks promising, some of that is likely marketing. When it comes to new listings, Walt Disney World has a way of over-promising and under-delivering.

It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if this was less of a new restaurant and more of a slightly updated restaurant with a new name and some different menu items.

While there is still a lot to see, I think none of this would be hydrating without renaming the site to BoardWalk Deli. Absent that, it’s likely just standard menu changes that happen all the time and are largely ignored.

I really hope I’m wrong about that. Although it has had an assortment of cupcake stars and other baked goods for several years now, that hasn’t been the case for a while.

I once had shockingly good lobster rolls at Boardwalk Bakery, but the sandwiches and other assorted entrees were never anything special. (I also love the Thanksgiving sandwich, but that’s not unique to this place.)

We’ve said for years that luxury resorts in the Lake Crescent area need better counter service restaurant options.

The recently reconstructed markets of the Yacht & Beach Club are improvements, but are really only half-measures. With the BoardWalk Deli, reform on par with those markets is the best case scenario, and even that seems unlikely.

Ultimately, we hope for the best with the BoardWalk Deli but have tempered expectations.

Since BoardWalk Bakery is currently still running and based on the announced changes, it doesn’t look like it will have anything but a modified menu and a new name. Given the limitations of space and layout alone, this is somewhat understandable.

Maybe it’s time for Disney BoardWalk to build a dedicated counter-service restaurant elsewhere? This may sound like a fad to some old Walt Disney World fans, but the Belle Vue Lounge hasn’t been exploited enough for as long as we can remember. With so many other bars around BoardWalk, diverting that spot could be a good move.

These aren’t the only underutilized properties along BoardWalk, but with so many third-party operating participants in the mix, it’s hard to pick Disney options with the other locations (certain leases). One way or another, we hope better counter service options come to Crescent Lake as part of BoardWalk’s reimagining. We hope this includes deli!

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your thoughts

Are you excited about the BoardWalk Deli or do you think it will be just a Boardwalk Bakery but with a new name? Any of these menu items stand out as things you’d like to try, or would you stick to the World Showcase or other restaurants around Crescent Lake? What do you think of the upcoming build and changes to the Disney Boardwalk? Do you think the resort still needs another counter service restaurant in addition to a deli, or is this plus everything else in the area sufficient? Do you agree or disagree with our evaluation? Other thoughts or concerns? Any questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback – even when you don’t agree with us – is interesting to us and useful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!

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