Blimpie – Flying High with Build-Your-Own, Dairy-Free Subs

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Eat Dairy Free - Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and SweetsUpdated 2020! Blimpie is an American sub chain that enjoyed its heyday in the early 2000’s. But they still have several hundred restaurants across the U.S. Some are stand-alone locations while others are located inside businesses, like convenience stores, gas stations, sports arenas, hospitals, and office complexes.

Please note that Blimpie hasn’t updated their allergen information since 2016, but they also don’t change their menu much. In January 2020, they emailed the following to us:

Yes, the information on line is up to date. Our recipes and ingredients have not changed, thus there is no updates to be made. When there is a promotional item, the nutritional/allergen information is available upon request at the store. Since these items are temporary, they are not included in the mainstream menu information.

Blimpie - Dairy-Free Menu Items and Allergen Notes

No Dairy (Milk-Based) Ingredients (see disclaimer below)

Menu Items

  • Subs/Wraps – BLT, Seafood, Tuna, Turkey & Avocado
  • Salads – Cole Slaw, Macaroni, Potato
  • Soups – Beef Stew, Grande Chili with Bean & Beef
  • Breakfast – Plain Bluffin

Components to Help Customize Your Order

  • Breads – Ciabatta, Honey Oat, Pretzel, White Italian, Whole Grain Wheat
  • Tortillas – Salsa, Spinach, Traditional Flour
  • Meats – Bacon, Buffalo Chicken, Capicola, Corned Beef, Grilled Chicken Strips, Ham, Pastrami, Pepperoni, Philly Steak & Onion, Prosciuttini, Roast Beef, Salami, Tuna, Turkey
  • Produce – We believe all, but check in store.
  • Condiments – Blimpie Special Sauce, Chipotle Mayonnaise, Frank’s RedHot Hot Sauce, Mayonnaise, Oil Blend, Red Wine Vinegar, Spicy Brown Mustard, Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Sauce, Yellow Mustard
  • Salad Dressings – Creamy Italian, Light Italian, Thousand Island

Other Allergen Notes

  • Their are a few dairy-containing surprises, like the Veggie Patty and Au Jus, so use caution.
  • Blimpie doesn’t offer gluten-free bread at this time, but gluten-free diners can order the subs as salads. At last check, all of their salad dressings and dairy-free meats were gluten free (the Meatballs contain both dairy and gluten).

More Details from Blimpie

Allergen Disclaimer from Blimpie: We did not note a specific allergen disclaimer from Blimpie, but like all restaurants, potential allergen cross-contamination is possible. Check with the staff to be sure they can safely accommodate your needs.

Restaurant Websitewww.blimpie.com

Allergen Informationwww.blimpie.com/assets/BlimpieAllergensChart.pdf

*The above information was supplied by the corresponding restaurant via their website, customer service, or other published nutritional information.  Ingredients and menu offerings are constantly changing in the food service industry, and can be subject to interpretation.  For this reason, Go Dairy Free does not guarantee nor take responsibility for the accuracy of this information.  If severe allergies or intolerances are a concern, contact the restaurant directly before purchasing or consuming one of their products.  Cross-contamination of potential food allergens should always be considered a possibility in a fast food restaurant. 

Last Updated: January 4, 2020

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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