Where to Celebrate National Sandwich Day at WDW

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 is National Sandwich Day. While there are great sandwiches all over property, here are some of our favorites! (Note: I have left Earl of Sandwich off of this list since we’ve been giving them a TON of coverage on the blog with the #2013EatEachSandwich Challenge. Trust me, they’d be taking a lot of top spots on here otherwise! ;)) 

These awesome sandwiches are in no particular order, but we will give a recap as to why it made the list. It was difficult to go through the “research” and leave so many off! So without further ado, let’s get to the sandwiches!


sanaa-grilled-lamb-kefta-sandwichSanaa’s Grilled Lamb Kefta Sandwich

While nearly impossible to eat as a typical sandwich, this open-face fork Grilled Lamb Kefta Sandwich from Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Kidani Village is one of my favorites. Served at lunch, the well-seasoned kefta is topped with Minted Greens, Tomato, Onion, and Cucumber Raita.

tamu-tamu-slow-roasted-pulled-beef-sandwichTamu Tamu Refreshments’ Slow-roasted Pulled Beef Sandwich

While not quite as fancy as Sanaa’s sandwich, Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Animal Kingdom offers this well-executed Slow-roasted Pulled Beef Sandwich featuring Spicy Beef and a Mint Yogurt Cucumber Sauce. It’s a definite step up from your standard theme park burger!

capt-cooks-adult-grilled-cheese-sandwich-crossCapt. Cook’s Refreshments Adult Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Many guests are aware of the Adult Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Capt. Cook’s Refreshments in the Polynesian. The combination of Swiss, Sharp Cheddar and creamy Boursin Cheeses makes for a more upscale taste for grown-up palates.

gasparilla-grill-and-games-french-dip-paniniGasparilla Island Grill’s French Dip Panini

While Matt is more inclined to order sandwiches with Roast Beef, I was the one to order the French Dip Panini from Gasparilla Island Grill at the Grand Floridian. The simple combination of Shaved Beef, Provolone, and Au Jus is one of those that just hits the spot.

landscape-of-flavors-meatball-sandwich-on-ciabatta-closeLandscape of Flavors’ Meatball Sandwich

Yes, this is another one of those fork-and-knife sandwiches. Round meatballs on two slices of bread? But I will maintain that while there’s an issue with the execution in this regard, the meatballs, ciabatta, marinara and mozzarella make an excellent combination. You can find this one at Art of Animation’s Landscape of Flavors.

columbia-harbour-house-lighthouse-sandwichColumbia Harbour House’s Lighthouse Sandwich

A recent addition to my list is the Lighthouse Sandwich from Columbia Harbour House in the Magic Kingdom. The combination of Hummus, Broccoli Slaw and Tomato on Multigrain Bread make for a light yet filling vegetarian meal.

columbia-harbour-house-anchors-aweigh-sandwichColumbia Harbour House’s Anchors Aweigh Sandwich

And of course, I can’t mention Columbia Harbour House without mentioned Matt’s favorite Anchors Aweigh Sandwich. While he’s not crazy about the multigrain bread, he is a fan of the white tuna salad with lettuce and tomatoes.

Sleepy Hollow Inn’s Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich

Not too far from Columbia Harbour House is Sleepy Hollow Inn (a recent name change from Sleepy Hollow Refreshments). Here, they cook up fresh waffles topped with your choice of two savory options: Sweet and Spicy Chicken or Ham, Prosciutto and Swiss. For a sweet version, you can get it topped with Nutella and Fresh Fruit. At breakfast, they offer Prosciutto, Cheese, Egg and Tomato.

min-and-bills-dockside-diner-italian-sausage-sandwichMin & Bill’s Dockside Diner’s Italian Sausage in a Baguette

While Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner at Hollywood Studios recently started offering meals in a bread cone, they did keep two of their stuffed sandwiches: The Frankfurter in a Pretzel Roll and the Italian Sausage in a Baguette. I prefer the latter, which comes stuffed with onions and green peppers as well. It’s certainly not much to look at, but it’s a portable meal that’s of somewhat better quality than many of the quick service options at the Studios.


landscape-of-flavors-breakfast-sandwich-fillingLandscape of Flavors’ Breakfast Sandwich

What is it with all these fork and knife offerings?! This is probably one of my favorites over the past year or so. Landscape of Flavors’ Breakfast Sandwich features fresh Naan filled with Scrambled Eggs and Slab Bacon (yes, they have a thick-cut bacon for this!) and is topped with Cheese Sauce and Chives. I’d go out of my way to grab this for breakfast, personally.

Breakfast-CroissantThe Mara’s Croissant Sandwich

While not as unique as Landscape of Flavors’ Breakfast Sandwich, this was a simple one that was well-prepared and very enjoyable. The croissant was fresh, as while the eggs and bacon were pulled from a hot bar and placed on top of processed American cheese, it was still a heck of a lot better than what you’ll get from a drive-thru.


Of course, I couldn’t leave out sweets! One of Matt’s favorites is the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich. Mine would have to be the Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Sandwich. You can find these all over property. Which one would you choose?

nestle-toll-house-chocolate-chip-cookie-sandwichNestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich

mickeys-premium-ice-cream-sandwichMickey’s Premium Ice Cream Sandwich

So which sandwiches are your favorite to order around property? Is there one that didn’t make the list, or one that we need to check out? Let us know in the comments!


6 responses to “Where to Celebrate National Sandwich Day at WDW

  1. The pulled beef sandwich from Tamu Tamu was amazing. We were tired of Flame Tree BBQ as our counter service meal at Animal Kingdom last March, so we took a shot at something different. Boy was I glad we did! Tamu Tamu is my favorite counter service option at Animal Kingdom now.

  2. I pretty much only order the onion rings from Flame Tree (though I’ve heard the chicken can be pretty good) and dip them in the BBQ sauces. Tamu Tamu is definitely my go-to. Or I’ll probably hit up Mr. Kamal’s for the Samosa if I’m hungry!

  3. Those look good, but I’m not familiar with the samosa. What is the filling?

  4. Potato and pea.

  5. The new brioche ice cream sammich at France!

  6. I have yet to try one of those from France. I had a similar item during the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic and it wasn’t particularly a highlight. Nothing wrong with it, but just didn’t wow me. 🙂