Subway, the fast-food restaurant that built its reputation on being better than a burger joint, is taking significant steps to appeal to health-conscious eaters. Faced with thousands of consumers begging for more meatless options and this Compassion Over Killing campaign, the sandwich chain recently announced that it will roll out three new, all-vegan sandwiches in select U.S. stores.
Starting this week, several Subway locations in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia will offer three new savory sandwiches that contain no meat or dairy products: the Sweet Riblet (pictured above), Malibu Greek, and Italian Black Bean. When served one of several vegan bread options, they’ll allow you to pick up some food on the go without sacrificing your vegan diet.
Although we know what won’t be in the new Subway sandwiches, it’s a little bit harder to tell what they will contain. According to several reports, the new subs will be built around the company’s ”Totally Veg” vegan patty that’s said to contain carrots, red pepper, green pepper, onion, water chestnuts, mushrooms, water, soy protein, wheat gluten, canola oil, sugar, modified cellulose, oats, rice, onion powder, garlic powder, modified corn starch, hydrolyzed corn, soy and wheat gluten protein, dextrose, salt, potassium chloride, spices, jalapeño powder, dehydrated lemon peel, dehydrated cilantro, dehydrated orange peel, flavour, spinach powder, dehydrated parsley.
Where available, the sandwiches will cost $4.50 for a 6-inch and $7 for a foot-long sub.
If anyone lives in the D.C. area and tries one of these sandwiches, we’d love to know how it tastes! Share your reactions in a comment.
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