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Subway Vegetarian Options Nutrition Information

Last summer I went to Subway with a classmate of mine for a lunch break. Subway is not always my favorite stop for quick food as a Vegan but I do know that I can at least get their Veggie Delight which is better than nothing and it is a pretty good sandwich (I always wish stores would have Vegenaise packets when I have this sandwhich). Anyway, on this particular trip I noticed that the store had a new veggie patty that could be placed on a sandwich. I definitely got excited. I wasn’t sure if the patty was vegan or not but in the spirit of “if I support this then there will be more veggie options available which could in turn give leverage for more vegan options” I decided to give the sandwich a try. Let’s just say having a patty in my sub was much better than just vegetables :) which I can easily make at home.

Well the other day I was online looking up vegan options at restaurants as I am preparing for some summer travel and I came across the Subway site and I decided to see if I could find out once and for all if the veggie patty I had last year was vegan or not. Unfortunately, the patty is not vegan (patty has egg whites) so I will have to make a case by case decision on whether to consume these when I travel (I’m more flexible about my veganism when I travel especially when I am in parts of the country that are not very vegan friendly and I have found that eating items with egg do not upset my stomach but anything with dairy like butter will give me headaches :{).

To close, I thought I would share the information that I received from Subway’s customer service. I will say kudos to them for the quick response with detailed information. I have responded asking that they consider making these vegetarian options vegan and I encourage you to write to Subway and do the same! If enough vegans & vegetarians respond it should be the push they need to make a change. Now to the information that made me write this post (emphasis added by author aka me):

Dear Valued Subway Customer:

In response to your question the Ingredients and nutritional information for
the Gardenburger and Veggie Pattie are as follows:

Gardenburger:
Mushrooms, brown rice, onions, rolled oats, part-skim mozzarella, cottage
cheese curd, egg white, cheddar cheese
, bulgar wheat, natural seasonings and
spices, autolyzed yeast, sea salt, olive oil, tapioca starch, and vegetable
gum.

Calories                           390
Protein (g)                        19
Carbohydrates (g)             66
Sugar                                 6
Fat (g)                                7
Sat. Fat (g)                      2.5
Cholesterol (mg)                 5
Sodium (mg)                    960
Dietary Fiber (g)                 9

Veggie Pattie is as follows:
The ingredients: Vegetables (mushrooms, water chestnuts, onions, carrots,
green and red bell peppers, black olives), textured vegetable protein (soy
protein concentrate, wheat gluten, water for hydration), egg whites, cooked
brown rice, rolled oats, corn oil, calcium caseinate, soy sauce (water,
soybeans, salt, wheat), contains 2% or less of onion powder, corn starch,
salt, hydrolyzed corn, soy and wheat protein, autolyzed yeast extract,
natural flavors from non-meat sources, sugar, soy protein isolate, spices,
garlic powder, dextrose, jalapeno pepper powder, celery extract.

Calories                         390
Protein (g)                       23
Carbohydrates (g)          57
Sugar                                7
Fat (g)                              7
Sat. Fat (g)                      1
Trans Fat                          0
Cholesterol (mg)             10
Sodium (mg)                  930
Dietary Fiber (g)                8

The above values include wheat or white bread, a 3.0 oz patty, and all the
standard vegetables. Cheese or other condiments are not included.

The above information is for a 6 inch sub which is a local product. However,
the nutrient value may vary depending on the store’s manufacturer. Further
nutritional information on our national products can be found on our web
site at www.subway.com

Sincerely,

(I left out the name to protect their privacy. If you do write you can say you heard about writing from Customer ID: 2065705 which should give them access to my posts to them so that they can see a linear relationship)

4 thoughts on “Subway Vegetarian Options Nutrition Information

  1. I saw this on Soul Veg Folk’s website and responded there before I saw this entry. I didn’t know egg whites was in here. What I will say is I think Subway has a nice balance though. Considering I’m a lacto-vegetarian, I don’t take issue with them including egg whites in their veggie patties because I’m going to get cheese anyway. I never eat eggs unless it’s already mixed in something (usually cake or cookies), but the veggie delite sandwich is ther for those who are vegan. Why not leave the veggie patty the way it is for those who are lacto vegetarians or lacto-ovo vegetarians?

    • I used to eat the veggie sandwiches from Subways on occasion before I became a full fledged vegan. I now am more conscious of the ingredients in foods and from what I read, the ingredients in the veggie delite sandwich contain MSG (as in autolyzed yeast extract, soy protein isolate, calcium caseinate, hydrolyzed corn). Heck, you can buy Gardenburger in the grocery store. For those of us who are trying to minimize exposure to MSG in our food, Subways is a place to avoid. Sistah, I do appreciate the effort you put forth in getting the nutritional info from the source itself. Bravo!

      • I too do try to avoid these foods but unfortunately when I travel within the US it is hard to stay away from foods with dextrose & other harmful preservatives. Also, I posted this as I feel there is a need to balance supporting these options so that stores will expand them (and improve them) and avoiding these locations due to the poor quality of the food.

        Thanks for reading & commenting!

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