Disney in a Minute: What is Flatbread?

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We’re here with a series of quick posts, “Disney in a Minute,” bite-sized nuggets of information that can better help you understand a Disney term or planning topic. Enjoy!

What is Flatbread?

Pepperoni flatbread (not pizza) at Pinocchio Village Haus in Magic Kingdom.

At the Disney theme parks and on Disney Cruise Line, you’ll often see a menu item called “flatbread.” Before I was clued in, this was something I avoided because I wasn’t sure what it was. Come to find out, flatbread is simply Disney-speak for pizza. Both pizza and flatbread are terms for crust with sauce, cheese, and toppings, and both pizza and flatbread can describe a bready crust with more unique toppings. Flatbreads and pizza can be found at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason about which word they use. Pizza can be elaborate and elegant, flatbread can be boring and basic, and vice versa.

If you’re in the mood for pizza at Disney, it’s important to look for both pizza and flatbread on menus. To find either, use the TouringPlans menu finder tool at the bottom of our Dining Information page. For example, within Epcot, a search for “pizza” yields options at Via Napoli, Tutto Italia, Sunshine Seasons, and Akershus, while a search for “flatbread” shows options at Kringla Bakeri og Kafe, Chefs de France, Rose & Crown, and a Food & Wine Festival booth. Many of these items are virtually identical.

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

3 thoughts on “Disney in a Minute: What is Flatbread?

  • September 24, 2020 at 10:30 am
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    Not really accessible right now if you’re not staying at AKL Jambo, but the Mara has a very tasty flatbread that’s somewhat different than your usual pizza. You might call it a white, chicken pizza: no red sauce, but has cheese, bacon pieces, big chunks of chicken, and a white sauce drizzled over with a vague resemblance to ranch dressing. Super tasty – it’s one we’ve looked for a home edition/clone of the recipe for and have made many times since. And, the Mara version is very filling after a day in the park.

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  • September 24, 2020 at 10:53 am
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    Mmmm. Sounds delish! We’ll add it to our “must try” list. Thanks for the tip.

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  • September 26, 2020 at 10:35 pm
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    I didn’t realize flatbreads were somewhat unusual in other parts of the country (world?). Many restaurants in Ohio have had them for years.

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