Subway's Gluten Free Menu - Celiac Disease
Dec 15 2008

Subway's Gluten Free Menu

These days at seems like a Subway restaurant is about as difficult to find as a McDonald’s restaurant!   I seriously have 4 Subway restaurants within one mile of my workplace (not joking!).

Wouldn’t it be great if Subway offered gluten free foods?   Unfortunately, as their focus is on bread and the insane amount of cross-contamination possibilities, we are pretty much out of luck.

According to my research, Subway’s official menu page on their website contains an allergy chart (PDF) which anyone can download.  A quick browsing over the most current version of the document shows that many of the salads appear to be gluten free. With the exceptions of the the Seafood Sensation, Meatball Marinara, and Sweet Onion Teriyaki Chicken, all the other salads are safe (assuming their of careful to avoid cross-contamination).

If you decide to try a Subway salad, you’ll want to make sure you tell them to hold the croutons.  Oh, and as for the salad dressings, the only one which appears to contain gluten is the “Atkins Sweet as Honey Mustard,” so you’ll want to avoid that as well!

Have you ever tried eating at a Subway since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease?

UPDATE 1-12-11: Read about Subway’s gluten-free test market program in part of Texas by clicking here!

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  1. Regina says:

    I have had lots of salads at subway, but I have to say I sound like a maniac, guiding the salad-makers away from breadcrumbs. I had 2 major breadcrumbs on my order-ahead salad today because I wasn’t there to yell at them while they made it. Ask them NOT TO CUT the meat they put of top of the salad – they just cut the last bread with the knife. Every time they put the waxed paper down then they pick it up and slide the crumbs off the bottom of it righ tinto your salad. Go when they’re not busy so they can be hyper vigilant and focused. I’m going to go to Subway rest site right now and ask if they have some way to work with their salad makers to get the GF right! Seriously, even as I yell at them “IM ALLERGIC TO BREAD” they start lining up the ingredients and say “um, was that a 6-inch or a footlong?”. That’s happened 4 times. Npt GF friendly unless you’ve got a friend working their who is a notch above the others.

  2. Brianne says:

    I have found it depends on the subway. There is one near my house thats great about making sure that my salad is not cross contaminated. There is another one near my office that takes no extra steps to avoid cross contamination.

  3. Carla says:

    Did you hear? Subway is testing out a gluten-free menu in Dallas and Tyler, Texas. Imagine, gluten-free rolls, individually packaged to avoid cross-contamination! I hope it catches on and rolls out all over the U.S.!
    Gluten Free Recipe Box

  4. Tiffany Janes says:

    Carla – We did hear and posted about this news on our sister site I agree that this would be fabulous if the TX test market goes well and we can all enjoy a sub again!

  5. Joe Smith says:

    Worked at subway b4 I found out had allergy and ended up in the er. All their meats and cheese are processd and I recomnd to stay away from them. Only fresh veggies are ,cucs,toms,onions and gp. Beware of others as packaging may contain msg. Crss contamination is rampid thr whether its gloves, knifes or cuttin boards. Also bread will get in the veggie cambros when movin a sandwhich

  6. Kim Roe says:

    Until Subway changes their process you will never be able to avoid cross contamination, gluten free rolls or not. Since they use their hands to reach in a get meats, vegetables, cheese, and everything else, those items will always be cross contaminated.

  7. Tiffany Janes says:

    Kim – As noted in the article I wrote about the new gf test market in Texas, they do have cross contamination procedures in place for making gf sandwiches. Whether it’s being correctly followed can only be known by the people going in and asking for gf sandwiches. Hopefully, the program will be managed correctly and the rest of us will eventually be able to order a gf sandwich at Subway!

  8. Roger says:

    Subways in Dallas now have gluten free bread. Had my first sub in years. Life is good.

    • gail hoskins says:

      so how was it i just found out i need to eat gluten free foods i made a cake and it was good but theres some thing i dont no how to make right like bread and stuff

  9. gail hoskins says:

    i sure wish that our subway in ohio areas had gluten free bread i would eat there all the times

  10. Tami Sanders says:

    I love the gluten free rolls! I finally get to have a Philly Cheesestake again! I am bummed out though! I was told the last time I got one that they would no longer have the bread or the brownies. 🙁 What Gives! It is wrong to do us this way!

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  12. Suzanne says:

    I would avoid Subway. They told us the flatbread was gluten free! I ordered it for my kids and luckily found out differently before they started eating it. They are sadly misinformed here and I wouldn’t trust it for a second if you are sensitive.

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