Quiznos – Toasting Dairy-Free Subs in the U.S. and Canada


Eat Dairy Free - Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and SweetsUpdated 2020! Quiznos is a fast food chain that specializes in toasted submarine sandwiches. They once had nearly 5000 stores, but after the recession, more than half of them closed. They now have over 2000 restaurants globally with a heavy concentration of locations in the U.S. and Canada. The list below covers these two countries with special (CA) notations for Canadian-only options. The menus are fairly similar with just slight variations. We were unable to locate allergen information for other countries.

Quiznos - - Dairy-Free Menu Items and Allergen Notes

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

Menu Items

  • Sandwiches – Apple Harvest, Turkey Chipotle Toasties on Ciabatta (CA)
  • Salads (See Dressing options below) – Apple Harvest Chicken (US), Honey Mustard (CA)
  • Soup – Chili

Components to Help Customize Your Order

  • Breads – White Bread, Wheat Bread, Grilled Flatbread, Whole Wheat Wrap (CA), Gluten Free Bread (CA – if still available)
  • Proteins – Bacon, Black Angus, Capicola, Chicken, Gyro Meat, Ham, Pepperoni, Pork, Salami, Turkey, Tuna
  • Produce – Apples, Cucumbers, Green Bell Pepper, Mushrooms, Red Onion, Sautéed Green Peppers, Sautéed Mushrooms, Sautéed Red Onion, Salad Lettuce Blend, Shredded Lettuce, Tomato
  • Dressings & Sauces – Apple Cider Vinaigrette, BBQ (CA), Chipotle Mayo, Four Pepper Chili Sauce, Garlic Spread (CA), Guacamole, Herb Oil, Honey French, Honey Mustard, Horseradish, Lite Mayo, Marinara, Tzatziki Sauce (see Allergen Notes), Yellow Mustard (CA), Zesty Grille Sauce
  • Miscellaneous Condiments – Au Jus (CA; contains dairy in US), Banana Peppers, Black Olives, Chicken Broth, Jalapeno Peppers, Pepperoncini Peppers, Pickles, Pumpkin Seeds

Other Allergen Notes

  • Pretty much all of their menu sandwiches come with cheese on them, but you can ask to omit it and make other dairy-free substitutions, if needed. Just keep in mind that their grill press probably sees a lot of cheese on it in a day. You may opt for a cold sub instead.
  • A few surprise items in the U.S. contain dairy, like the Acai Vinaigrette and Au Jus. But it looks like the Au Jus in Canada is free of dairy. Their allergen chart goes above and beyond with Unrefined Oil, Grains, Seeds, Sulfites, MSG, Colorings, and other ingredients referenced.
  • Quiznos Canada does seem to offer Gluten-Free Bread, but it doesn’t appear to be available in the U.S. yet. However, the Canadian allergen information hasn’t been updated in a few years. The U.S. one is more current.
  • According to their allergen chart the Tzatziki sauce is top allergen free, but I haven’t been able to double confirm this. Check in store.

More Details from Quiznos

Allergen Disclaimer from Quiznos: Variations may occur due to differences in suppliers, ingredient substitutions, recipe revisions and/or product production at the restaurant. Some menu items may not be available at all restaurants; test products, test formulations or regional items may not be included. All items are prepared in common areas and may contain trace amounts of ingredients contained in other products.

Restaurant Website: www.quiznos.com

Allergen Information for the United Stateswww.quiznos.com/Libraries/PDFs/AllergenTable.sflb.ashx

Allergen Information for Canada: quiznos.ca/doc/2017%20Allergen%20Info.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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