Wondering how to order vegan at Subway? You’ve come to the right place!
There are more Subways in the world than any other restaurant. This is comforting in the fact that no matter where you are, it’s very likely there’s a sub shop nearby with plenty of vegan options.
We dove into the menus around the globe to find all the vegan options – from the standard Veggie Delite to the vegan-friendly regional specialties.
Use this guide to learn what’s vegan (hello, Sweet Onion Sauce) and what’s surprisingly not (avoid the 9-Grain wheat bread) before you place your next Subway order.
Subway’s Vegan Bread Options
At Subway, it begins with bread. The only vegan option available across all locations is the Italian (white), though the chain carries other plant-based bread options that vary by region. These include Harvest, Hearty Italian, Roasted Garlic, Ciabatta, and Sourdough.
Both the tomato basil and spinach wraps are animal-free as well.
Vegan Condiments at Subway
The condiments at Subway can transform a rather bland sandwich into a handhold you’ll actually enjoy. Vegan-friendly options include guacamole, three varieties of mustard (deli brown, yellow, mustard seed spread), oil and vinegar, Subway Herb Garlic Oil, Subway Vinaigrette, Sweet Onion Sauce, black pepper, and sea salt.
The options expand even more when looking at the regional variety. Your local sub shop could carry any of the following vegan-friendly sauces and spreads: barbecue sauce, buffalo sauce, Creamy Italian, Fire-roasted Tomato Sauce, giardiniera, Golden Italian, hot pepper relish, ketchup, and sweet chili sauce.
Subway Vegan Sandwiches & Wraps
At any Subway, vegans can always depend on the Veggie Delite. Make your sandwich substantial by piling on as many vegetables as you like (banana peppers, black olives, peppers, onions, cucumbers, lettuce, tomato, pickles, spinach, and jalapenos) and amp up the flavor with Subway’s vegan-friendly condiments.
Beyond this veggie-loaded sandwich, a vegan-friendly Veggie Patty is available in select Malibu, CA locations. If you encounter the Veggie Patty elsewhere stateside, ask to check the ingredients.
The chain serves two varieties of Veggie Patties – one contains animal products.
Internationally, the Veggie Patty is suitable for vegans in Australia and New Zealand. Canada offers both vegan and vegetarian patties, so make sure to specify when ordering.
In earlier years, Subway offered falafel and vegan meatballs as well, but these options have been discontinued in the States and Canada. The falafel is still available in Australia and New Zealand.
Subway Vegan Salads
The vegan salad at Subway is essentially a breadless Veggie Delight served in a bowl. If you’re in Malibu, CA where they offer the vegan Veggie Patty, we highly suggest adding this to make your salad more substantial.
Outside of Malibu, be firm with your sandwich artist and tell them to load up on the veggies and don’t skimp on the guac. Any of the vegan condiments listed above can be used as a dressing.
Subway Vegan Sides
Subway carries a variety of Lay’s brand chips and Musselman’s squeezable applesauce to supplement its vegan patron’s meals. Just be sure to steer clear of the cheese-flavored Doritos and Sunchips.
And unfortunately, the cookies are not vegan.
Subway Vegan Soups
What better accompanies a six-inch than a cup of soup? Opt for the Black Bean or Mediterranean Vegetable to make your sub a full meal.
Subway Vegan Breakfast Options
Vegans seek sustenance elsewhere during the A.M. hours. There are no vegan breakfast options at this sandwich shop.
Concluding on How to Order Vegan at Subway
Subway’s vegan options are not as extensive as some of the other restaurants out there, but with a little creativity, you can make a delicious and satisfying sandwich. For example, the Veggie Delite can be made into a wrap by using one of Subway’s vegan-friendly tortillas. Just be sure to ask for no cheese and plenty of guac, avocado, or oil and vinegar.
If you have room for a side, the Lay’s chips are a solid choice. But remember – not all flavors are vegan! The Musselman’s applesauce is also a good option for those with a sweet tooth.
As for breakfast, we’re sorry to say that there are no vegan options at Subway. However, if you’re in dire need of a sandwich first thing in the morning, most locations should be able to accommodate your request for a Veggie Delite on any type of bread.
As always, it’s best to call ahead to make sure your local Subway has what you need. And don’t forget to check out our list of vegan-friendly fast food options while you’re on the go!