For vegans, fast food used to mean a salad. But that’s about to change as Subway, the world’s largest restaurant chain, adds three new vegan sandwiches to its menu.
While the restaurant chain has long offered their "Veggie Delight" at all of its franchises, that sandwich is built around cheese, which is off the menu for vegans. Through their We Love Subway campaign, animal advocacy group Compassion over Killing has been lobbying Subway to offer more substantial protein-packed vegan meals. And with these newest menu items, Subway has obliged.
Right now, the sandwiches—Sweet Riblet, Malibu Greek, and Italian Black Bean—are offered at only a handful of Subway restaurants in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia (see locations below). But if they prove popular, vegans may see these items appearing on Subway menus nation-wide. That means that it’s up to Beltway-area vegans to make the new Subway sandwiches the most popular items on the menu. If you’d like to see these sandwiches offered at your local Subway, call them at 203-877-4281 or contact them by email.
And be sure to let Subway know that you appreciate their effort to add more compassionate cuisine to their menu by posting on their facebook page or sending them a tweet of thanks.
Vegan Subway sandwiches are being offered at the following locations:
• 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
• 455 Massachusetts Ave, NW (1st Floor) Washington, DC 20001
• 550 First St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
• 8145 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043 (pictured above)
• 5520 Research Park Dr, #107 (Univ. of MD, Baltimore County), Catonsville, MD 21228
• 300 Sentinel Dr, #100, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
• 320 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
• 2361 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314
Virginia Messina is a dietitian specializing in vegan nutrition. Her new book is Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-based Diet. Learn more about vegan nutrition by reading her blog TheVeganRD, or by following her on twitter.