Coming soon! Jewish deli fare at Disney World, and how to eat kosher as well

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Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer

I remember walking off the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride at Walt Disney World in Orlando and thinking to myself, “I could really go for a pastrami Reuben right about now” only to then realize there was no delicatessen at Disney World. But how times have changed. (Disclaimer: This paragraph is a total fabrication. No one walks off that ride wanting anything to eat.)

All kidding aside, no longer must you suffer from a lack of deli while visiting the happiest place on earth. Opening in late summer 2022, BoardWalk Deli is replacing BoardWalk Bakery and will feature a host of Jewish deli staples, from that pastrami Reuben with sauerkraut I wasn’t craving in 2018, to a house-baked everything bagel. The deli will even offer classic sweets like coconut macaroons.

According to Disney, this is the first time the theme park has offered a permanent menu of Jewish deli favorites. Specific meal plans and hours of operation have yet to be released, but you can view the deli’s menu right now.

It appears the deli will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and includes:

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  • Bagel Breakfast Sandwich
  • Everything Bagel with Smoked Salmon
  • Plain Bagel with Smoked Salmon

The menu also has plenty of nut allergy and gluten-wheat allergy options as well.

Kosher dining at Walt Disney World

If you’re also looking for kosher dining options at Disney, know that it is possible, but you may want to plan ahead.

Most Walt Disney World Resort Table Service restaurants that accept Advance Dining Reservations can accommodate kosher needs if requested at least one day in advance. Call 407-824-1391 to make arrangements.

According to AllEars, a website dedicated to helping visitors navigate Disney, this list of locations should offer kosher meals on the property, but site operators suggest that things change quickly, so make sure you call ahead.

  • Animal Kingdom: Satu’li Canteen
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: ABC Commissary
  • Epcot:
  • Magic Kingdom: Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
  • All-Star Movies: World Premiere Food Court
  • All-Star Music: Intermission Food Court
  • All-Star Sports: End Zone Food Court
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge: The Mara
  • Caribbean Beach: Centertown
  • Grand Floridian: Gasparilla Grill
  • Pop Century: Everything Pop
  • Port Orleans — French Quarter: Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory
  • Port Orleans — Riverside: Riverside Mill
  • Saratoga Springs: Artist’s Palette