Vegan Guide to Jimmy John's: Best Menu Options, Swaps, and More

The sub chain's vegan alternatives can be enhanced with plant-based toppings.

a vegan guide to jimmy john's includes pickles chips and avocado veggies

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While Jimmy John's popularity lies within its animal-based, deli-style fillings, vegans can still come and build a plant-based meal. Featuring quality bread, a veg-heavy toppings station, and vegan chips, there's something for everyone. Here's everything plant-based at one of your favorite sandwich chains.

Best Bets

Fresh vegetable toppings and fillings come together to form our two best bets for vegan diners.

The Gourmet Vegetarian Sandwich

This sandwich is made up of fresh avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, and lettuce without the Provolone cheese and mayonnaise. Add in your favorite condiments, a bag of Jimmy Johns chips in a vegan flavor, a kosher dill pickle, and a drink for a filling meal.

The Gourmet Vegetarian “Unwich”

Jimmy Johns’ bread-free sandwich alternative is essentially a salad to be eaten without silverware; the insides are conveniently rolled up in lettuce and a paper wrap over it. 

Treehugger Tip

To make your “Unwich” roll-up rock, follow the Gourmet Vegetarian formula (minus cheese and mayo), and order vegan sauces on the side for dipping. Don't forget to add a bag of Jimmy’s own chips for extra flavor and crunch.

Vegan Specialty Subs & Wraps

Jimmy John's condiments, house-made chips, and a few zesty toppings add flavor and excitement to fresh vegetables.

  • The Gourmet Vegetarian on French Bread roll or Thick-Sliced Wheat, minus the mayo and cheese.
  • The Gourmet Vegetarian “Unwich,” minus the mayo and cheese.

Vegan Breads

Currently, there are only two bread selections on the permanent menu, but both are made from vegan recipes.

  • Fresh-Baked French Bread Roll
  • Thick-Sliced Wheat Bread

Vegan Toppings

While a Jimmy John's vegan sandwich, wrap or salad is simple and streamlined, additions like the hot peppers, jalapenos, and pickles add extra flavor, crunch, and personality.

  • Cucumber slices
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Avocado
  • Jalapenos
  • Celery
  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Pickles
  • Jimmy Peppers (Hot Peppers)

Vegan Sauces and Spreads

If you like flavorful condiments, you will appreciate Jimmy John’s selection, which delivers creaminess and extra texture any animal-based components.

  • Avocado Spread
  • Italian Vinaigrette
  • Oil & Vinegar Sauce
  • Oregano-Basil
  • Regular Mustard
  • Grey Poupon (mustard with a French flair)

Vegan Sides and Snacks

Make your vegan meal “all that” with one of these bags of made-for-Jimmy’s chips, or the salty and crunchy kosher dill pickle. Why not try one of each if you’re hungry.

  • Classic Jimmy Chips
  • Thinny Chips
  • Jalapeno Jimmy Chips
  • BBQ Jimmy Chips
  • Jumbo Kosher Dill Pickle

Vegan Drinks

Jimmy Johns' drink selection features popular Coca-Cola products and bottled water.

  • Coca Cola
  • Diet Coke
  • Sprite
  • Dr. Pepper
  • Dasani Bottled Water
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is Jimmy John's French bread vegan?

    Yes, Jimmy John's French bread contains no animal products and is vegan.

  • What is in the Jimmy John's vegetarian sandwich?

    The Gourmet Vegetarian is made up of fresh avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, Provolone cheese, and mayonnaise. Leave off the cheese and mayo to make the sandwich vegan.