Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is so much more than just a hotel; there are several restaurants, a dueling piano bar, a night club, ice cream shop, and entertainment on the BoardWalk itself with magicians and more. This whole strip is a quick walk or boat ride from Epcot (and Hollywood Studios) and a wonderful place to spend some down time away from the parks. Or if you have some time between hopping from Hollywood Studios and Epcot, this is a great spot for a snack or meal.
The main quick service restaurant here is called the BoardWalk Deli. All of the seating here is outdoor, so that is something to note if the weather isn’t great, however you could always take your food indoors into the lobby or back to your room if you’re staying here. They offer food all day long and have options for vegans for each meal.
If starting your day here I highly recommend their sandwich, the Ciabatta Breakfast Sandwich. This sandwich rivals the Harvest Breakfast Sandwich from Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort for me. The sandwich is of course on ciabatta and filled with vegan Just Egg Florentine, vegan pepper jack cheese, tomato jam, and arugula.
The sandwich was a perfect flavor mix with the savory egg/cheese and then the slightly sweet tomato jam. The pepper jack cheese wasn’t super noticeable in terms of adding heat to the sandwich. The arugula was very wilted from being warmed with the sandwich, so you couldn’t really taste it. But the whole sandwich was a great size and incredibly tasty. The vegan side options for the sandwich are fruit, so I grabbed an orange to go with it in my bag.
They do also still have the off menu allergy friendly muffins which you can find our review of here.
The lunch and dinner option here is the Veggie Crunch Muffuletta. This sandwich was such a unique veggie only option and we really enjoyed it. The bread used is focaccia and it is filled with pickled root vegetables, vegan pepper jack cheese, and an olive tapenade.
The bread on ours was a little dry, but the flavor profile over all was very good. The pickled veggies had a strong earthy flavor which we enjoyed as well as a nice crunchy texture. The saltiness from the olive tapenade was really enjoyable as a spread on the bread. It is definitely a sandwich I would get again, especially on a hot day. I love the creativity with this sandwich and I am glad we have an option like this here.
The sides that are vegan include potato chips, coleslaw, and a house-made deli pickle. The chips were fine, pretty much the same generic house made chip that Disney sells all over. Usually not super seasoned, sometimes delicious, sometimes not. The coleslaw was a fun option for us as vegans, it was pretty simple and just creamy enough. The pickle just tasted like a brine-y cucumber (I know that is what a pickle is), but it wasn’t pickle-y enough for me.
We really enjoyed the options here and it’s great to see some faux meat free options that are on a lighter side. This is such an easy resort to get to that I highly recommend popping over during an Epcot day to try either sandwich!
Review from November 2022.