Vegan Guide to Subway: The Best Menu Options, Swaps, and More

A fresh assortment of vegetable and plant-based toppings tops off the menu.

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For many, meat is considered the substance of a sandwich. This perspective makes "eating fresh" as a vegan at Subway seem like a lost cause.

Yet while there are no vegan breakfasts or protein bowls at this sandwich chain, ordering a satisfying plant-based sandwich—complete with vegan toppings, sauces, and seasonings—isn't at all challenging. Here, we walk you through the menu and provide everything vegan at Subway, including some unique creations.

Our Top Picks

Our favorite Subway go-to's are hearty, substantial, and of course, vegan.

Meatless Meatball Marinara

Meatless Meatball Marinara, recently introduced across the United States and Canada as the meatless sibling of the popular Marinara Meatball Sub, is entirely vegan when ordered without cheese. Every six-inch sub packs an impressive 24 grams of plant-based protein. If you want a different flavor and feel from the marinara, try the Beyond Meatballs with buffalo or BBQ sauce.

Black Bean Soup

This rich, flavorful soup has been on the menu for years. When ordered with one of the heartier vegan rolls on the side, this can be a lovely, comforting option for the cooler months. If you like extra zing, request seasonings such as the oregano or the Provencal Herbs mix.

Treehugger Tip

Try one of Subway’s specialty wraps—including Spinach, Habanero, and Tomato Basil—which are vegan. Pile on the vegetable toppings and finish it off with a compatible sauce.

Vegan Subs & Wraps

We recommend customers get creative to put together a satisfying meal by mixing and matching. Start your run through the garden with these sandwich foundations.

  • Meatless Meatball Marinara 
  • Veggie Patty Sub
  • Veggie Delite Sub 
  • Veggie Delite Wrap

Vegan Salad

Want to keep it even simpler? Start with a Veggie Delite salad and build it up with the Meatless Meatballs or other proteins from home. You can keep the flavor simple as well by requesting a mix of olive oil, vinegar, and some seasoning. Or, for extra heartiness, ask for a dollop of guacamole.

Vegan Soups

On a chilly day, enjoy these soups on their own or add them to your sandwich or salad order.

  • Black Bean
  • Mediterranean Vegetable

Vegan Breads

When it comes to the base of the sandwich, Subway has vegans covered with many hearty bread options.

  • 9 Grain Wheat
  • Hearty Italian
  • Italian (white)
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Sourdough
  • Spinach Wrap
  • Tomato Basil Wrap
  • Habanero Wrap
  • Wheat Wrap

Vegan Toppings

While the selection of sandwich fillings is still relatively small, you've still got many crunchy veg options.

  • Banana Peppers
  • Black Olives
  • Cucumbers
  • Green Peppers
  • Jalapenos
  • Lettuce
  • Pickles
  • Red Onion
  • Spinach
  • Tomato

Vegan Sauces

These sauces will make your sub sandwich creation a little more special.

  • Barbeque Sauce
  • Buffalo Sauce
  • Fat-Free Sweet Onion
  • Guacamole
  • Mustard, Yellow
  • Mustard, Deli Brown
  • Mustard Seed Spread
  • Oil
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Subway Herb Garlic Oil
  • Subway Vinaigrette

Vegan Seasonings

What's a good sandwich without some spice?

  • Black Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Sub Spice
  • Provencal Herbs

Vegan Snacks

Add a dash of crunch and flavor to your meal with these side options.

  • Musselman’s Apple Sauce
  • Lay’s Chips (Classic, Baked Plain, Barbeque, Salt & Vinegar, Lightly Salted, and Kettle Original, Kettle Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt, and Limon are vegan.)
  • Sun Chips (Only the Original Sun Chips are vegan.)

Vegan Drinks

There’s a decent selection of fountain sodas, teas, and juices available to complete your meal and wash things down.

  • Coca Cola Fountain Sodas
  • Hot Coffee
  • Freshly Brewed Tea
  • Honest Kids Juice Drinks
  • Simply Drinks (apple, orange, or lemonade)
  • Gatorade
  • Bottled Water
  • Vitamin Water
  • Hubert’s Lemonade
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is the Veggie Patty vegan at Subway?

    According to Subway's most recent nutritional information, the Veggie Patty recipe does not include any animal products and therefore can be considered vegan. However, double-check by asking the manager of your local store. The patties may be produced by different purveyors across the country.

  • Is any bread at Subway vegan?

    Yes. The vegan bread options at Subway include 9 Grain Wheat, Hearty Italian, Italian white bread, Roasted Garlic, Sourdough, Spinach Wrap, Tomato Basil Wrap, Habanero Wrap, and Wheat Wrap. Check with your location to see which vegan options are available.

  • Which Subway condiments are vegan?

    Vegans customers have many condiment choices, including several non-dairy spices and seasonings, and plenty of vegan sauces: barbeque, buffalo sauce, fat-free sweet onion, guacamole, three kinds of mustard, oil, red wine vinegar, Subway Herb Garlic Oil, and Subway Vinaigrette.