Gluten Free Menu: Subway Sandwiches - Celiac Disease
Jul 2 2008

Gluten Free Menu: Subway Sandwiches

One of the most popular sandwich chains in the world is Subway.   Of course, when you think sub sandwiches, the first thing you’ll probably think of is bread….gluten filled bread.   I admit I was a little shocked when my research showed that Subway actually does have some gluten free foods.

If you visit Subway’s menu page, you’ll find an Allergy Chart that you can download.  Obviously the bread/buns are out, but many of the salads can be gluten free. With the exceptions of the the Seafood Sensation, Meatball Marinara, and Sweet Onion Teriyaki Chicken, all the other salads are safe.  Just make sure you tell them to hold the croutons.  Oh, and as for the salad dressings, the only one with gluten is the “Atkins Sweet as Honey Mustard.”

Do you find that you often eat at Subway?

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  1. Nellie says:

    Interesting…however I would be EXTREMELY concerned with cross-contamination issues. Also, I wonder how educated Subway really is about gluten-free diets.
    We all know deli meats (especially cheaper kinds) are a very common source for hidden gluten, but I wouldn’t be so sure Subway would know that. Personally, I would never eat at a sandwich place that doesn’t train/educate their staff, is fully knowledgeable about the subject, and makes loaves of bread within a small space all day…

    • Bradley says:

      I just went to a subway and the lady told me all her breads were gluten free… I then asked ” you’re telling me that your 9-grain wheat bread is gluten free.” Which she followed up with “I promise you all our breads are gluten free now. It’s a new thing.” Straight up told her she was wrong. Told me to ask Siri if subway had gluten free bread and this article popped up lol

  2. Kyle Eslick says:


    I think you make a great point about cross-contamination.

    I have four Subways within four blocks of where I work. You would think a company that big would educate employees and put a little effort into a gluten free menu, but I suppose cross contamination will always be a problem. They are about as big as McDonald’s these days.

    Thanks for the comment!

  3. Jonna says:

    I was recently placed on a gluten free diet. My partner is actually a manager for Subway and I assure you, in Macon, GA., they are aware of this and are making every effort to inform and educate their employees. I also want to point out that the employee also has to care about their job and well we all know how that goes. But unless you write your local franchise owner then they will not be aware of the problem. Just walk in an ask for the owners name and number. Also, you can contact their corporate office, because really it has to come from the top anyway..Hope that helps.

  4. Roger says:

    Subways in Dallas now have gluten free bread. Had my first sandwich since contracting Celiac disease five years ago. Life is sweet.

  5. ckh says:

    I have been to 3 different Subway shops in South Texas this Winter and not 1 shop knew what I was talking about! Nice job Subway! Get the “word” out to your Subway stores and carry thru with what you advertize!

  6. Paula 11yrs GF says:

    I actually tried a salad from our local Subway last spring and I got sick. I figured the lettuce was bad,but I had not considered the cross contamination………….Must consider that. I suppose if you religiously watch their every move, you might ensure there’s no x-contamination…..I’d rather not risk it. I hadn’t gotten sick off resturant food in years before then.

  7. David says:

    I live in Long Beach, CA. I called my local Subway about G-Free subs, “we have gluten free”! Serious Mickey Mousage going on, tried to sell me a salad! At least they didn’t pass off regular bread simply to make the sale!

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