BoardWalk Deli opens with new breakfast, lunch, and dinner options on Disney's BoardWalk

Aug 15, 2022 in "BoardWalk Deli"

BoardWalk Deli overview - August 15 2022
Posted: Monday August 15, 2022 10:08am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

BoardWalk Deli opened its doors to guests today, bringing new quick-service dining to Disney's BoardWalk and the EPCOT resort area.

Replacing the former BoardWalk Bakery, the new deli is essentially unchanged visually but introduces an all-new breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu.

Inspired by delis of the American Northeast, the menu offers house-baked bagels, savory warm sandwiches, and a variety of desserts, including hand-piped cannoli.

The fountain for refillable resort mugs remains for guests of the BoardWalk, and as before, there is no indoor seating, but there are tables on the boardwalk with views of the water. Operating hours for BoardWalk Deli are 7am to 10pm daily.

View the full BoardWalk Deli menu, and continue below for a look at some of the menu highlights.


Some of these options include an Everything Bagel Sandwich with cage-free eggs, sausage, and cheddar cheese, a Bagel Breakfast Sandwich with cage-free eggs, bacon, sweet caramelized onions, and cheddar cheese, or a Plant-based Ciabatta Sandwich with “egg” Florentine, plant-based cheese, tomato jam, and arugula that provides an exciting contrast of flavors

Lunch and Dinner

Choose from a variety of cold and hot deli sandwiches served on traditional marble rye, fluffy ciabatta or soft and springy focaccia breads. As with the breakfast bagels, all breads are baked fresh in-house.

The signature Italian Sub is built with layer upon layer of thinly sliced capicola, sopressata, and pepperoni with provolone, arugula, tomato, arugula pesto, and mayonnaise on fresh-baked ciabatta bread. The savory Warm Pastrami Reuben is a classic deli staple, with generous rolls of thin-sliced warm pastrami topped with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing on marble rye bread.

For a plant-based twist on a classic favorite, the Veggie Crunch Muffaletta is stacked with cured and pickled root vegetables, an olive-giardiniera tapenade and plant-based cheese, served on focaccia.

You can also opt for a Roasted Chicken Sandwich with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and roasted garlic aioli served on ciabatta or the Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup –a classic guest favorite.

To round off your meal, add a whole dill pickle, made in-house with the perfect amount of crunch and tanginess. All of the sandwiches are served with a side of house-made chips, creamy coleslaw, or soup.

Bakery Items

Cannolis are filled to order in a crispy shell with a creamy blend of mascarpone cheese, ricotta, and shaved dark chocolate, with a hint of lemon zest and a touch of Mickey. The Blueberry Scone is made with crème fraiche and topped with pearl sugar.

Northeastern classics include the New Jersey Crumbcake, a moist cake with a thick cinnamon-crumb topping, or the iconic New York-style Half-moon Cookie topped with rich chocolate ganache and buttercream.

For pastry-lovers, there is the delicate chocolate-dipped Cream Puff, hand-piped with silky custard, and the Raspberry Danish layered with velvet custard, fresh raspberries, and sugar crumble. The warm and gooey Cinnamon Yummies make a return. Lastly, there are some tried-and-true classics like cookies, Brownie Cheesecake, brownies, the Cookies & Cream Cupcake, and the 50th Anniversary Celebration Cupcake.

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UNCgolf3 hours ago

That's what I said -- we often leave the World Showcase and go there. It's also not that hard to get there from DHS, but the problem is getting back to your resort from there. You can't use Disney transportation unless you want to go to Disney Springs first to change buses, at least if you're there at night after the parks are closed.

MickeyLuv'r5 hours ago

Yes. I thought it was pretty good. I should maybe add, my expectations were relative to other WDW carry out options at 9:45pm. My expectations were not that the offerings would compare to a NJ deli. WDW pizza has never remotely compared to NJ/NY or New England pizza. The bakery offerings exceeded my expectations. I didn't see anything that appealed to me at the Confectionary, which used to be amazing. We came directly from MK to the deli. When we arrived, the desserts looked even better in person than they did via mobile ordering! They were the most appealing WDW desserts we saw anywhere I think. The only better dessert that come to mind was one they had the Epcot flower festival. It was 9:50pm when we arrived, so they were trying to close. Nevertheless, people kept streaming in and they waited on everyone who arrived by 10:02pm, or thereabouts. (A few people entered after 10:00pm, and they were served.) The potato chips have mild vinegar flavor. They were pretty decent. They were a bit like the ones some of the hotels used to make. I expected store packaged chips, but they were not commercial potato chips. The coleslaw was also pretty good as I recall. I'm a bit picky about coleslaw. I despise pickles in coleslaw, or coleslaw that is too sweet or very wet. (though I do like curtido/vinegar slaw.) I eat fair amount of coleslaw, so I'm happy to find a WDW version I enjoy. We added two desserts to our order when we arrived, and ended up eating 2 of them for breakfast. One was cream puff, and the other was a cannoli. They were tasty. I think the only downside was if you order via MO, you get what you get. You can't ask for any modifications, like no mayo. Ordering in person is better if you prefer any customization, like subbing a different cheese/bread, or no dressing.

MickeyLuv'r6 hours ago

It isn't hard to get there from HS or the WS. We often go there from HS and then back again. It isn't at all like trying to go to say, AKL or AoA.

ToTBellHop6 hours ago

It was closed long after the pandemic closure, as well.

RememberWhen7 hours ago

It’s a really small space. Even if they gut it, it’s going to be grab and go style. But I’d LOVE a place to refill my mug in the lobby instead of the bakery/deli. I guess people can drink their coffee in the lobby or out on the porch. When we were there in July/August the little store had weird hours. Just the evenings, I think. So not terribly surprised they’re doing this.

ToTBellHop7 hours ago

A better use of the space but it does stink that there are no shops left that don’t require going outside. I hope this location has a mug refill station and some snacks.

DCBaker10 hours ago

“Soon, crews will start working on a new coffee shop in the BoardWalk lobby, replacing Dundy’s Sundries, which will permanently close its doors on October 3. Guests will still be able to find a full selection of merchandise at the nearby Screen Door General Store.”

lightningtap3477 days ago

From Jersey, moved here recently. Wanted to try it out and had the Italian. It was fine. Still missing sandwiches from Jersey, but Stasio's has mostly filled the void. And honestly, the Italian at Today Cafe at Universal has no business being as good as it is.

Hatboxer7 days ago

Thanks for the scoop!

TDLFan7 days ago

As far as the room/lobby refurb goes, I've heard keeps getting pushed back. I was told it was supposed to start this fall, then winter, then early 23. I think March is very likely to be in the midst, or at least the start of the project as those rooms are on life support.

Hatboxer7 days ago

Does anyone know anything about the room refurb schedule? Or lobby for that matter? Considering booking a March 23 stay but would rather not stay in the throes of ongoing refurb. Have scrolled through a ton of threads and haven’t found that info!

Smiley/OCDAug 20, 2022

I’m genuinely interested to know if anyone has eaten at the deli and if so, how was it?

TrojanUSCAug 19, 2022

It is a shame I think had they kept just one of the Pleasure Island nightclubs open (Mannequins perhaps), it would have continued to do pretty well. ADH is so generic and relatively inaccessible that it keeps people away.

Smiley/OCDAug 19, 2022

The two times we were there, the bands were excellent and the food was very good…would definitely go again