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Updated 2017! Subway is a build-your-own sandwich and salad shop with over 45,000 locations in more than 100 countries. And they have many dairy-free options available. The lists below are from the U.S. allergen chart, but we’ve also included links to the allergen charts for Canada, the U.K., and Ireland toward the end of this post.

Subway - Dairy-Free Menu Items and Allergen Notes

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

  • Breads & Wraps – Italian (white), 9-Grain Wheat, 9-Grain Honey Oat, Biscuits, Gluten Free, Harvest, Hearty Italian, Roasted Garlic, Rosemary and Sea Salt, Rye, Sourdough, Southwestern Spicy, Habanero Wrap, Spinach Wrap, Tomato Basil Wrap, Wheat Wrap
  • Meat, Seafood & Eggs – Bacon Strips, Roasted Chicken Patty, Plain Chicken Strips, Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Strips, Cold Cut Combo Meats, Egg White Patty, Black Forest Ham, Italian BMT® Meats, Pepperoni, Roast Beef, Rotisserie-Style Chicken, Spicy Italian Meats, Steak, Tuna, Turkey Breast, BBQ Pulled Pork, BBQ Rib Patty, Carved Turkey, Chicken Salad, Buffalo Chicken Chicken Strips, Corned Beef, Egg Salad, Falafel, Orchard Chicken Salad, Pastrami, Breakfast Sausage, Seafood Sensation, Vegan Patty
  • Condiments & Dressings – Light Mayonnaise, Regular Mayonnaise, Deli Brown Mustard, Yellow Mustard, Oil, Subway Vinaigrette, Sweet Onion Sauce, Vinegar, Barbeque Sauce, Buffalo Sauce, Creamy Italian, Creamy Srircha, Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce, Giardiniera, Golden Italian, Guacamole, Honey Mustard Sauce, Fat Free, Hot Pepper Relish, Ketchup, Pico de Gallo, Sauerkraut, Signature Horseradish Sauce, Smoky Hickory Sauce, Sweet Chili Sauce, Sweet Potato Curry, Thousand Island
  • Vegetable Toppings – All
  • Soups – Beef Chili, Black Bean, Chicken Tortilla
  • Desserts – Apple Slices, Gluten Free Brownie, Croissant

Other Allergen Notes: Many of the above options are regional, which means they won’t all be available at every location. The lists start with the options available at every Subway, and then continue on with the regional options. The gluten-free products are manufactured in a gluten-free facility, but are only available at select locations. Cross-contamination is common in these types of fast food environment. But on request, many Subway employees have been trained to change their gloves, use a clean knife, and place a fresh wrapper between your sandwich and the work station to help minimize allergen cross contamination. Their allergen chart below covers the top 8 allergens in the U.S. plus sesame, sulfites, and nitrates.

More Details from Subway

Allergen Disclaimer from Subway: Individual food items may come in contact with one another during food preparation and is not reflected on this [allergen]chart.

Restaurant Website: www.subway.com

Allergen Information for the United Stateswww.subway.com/Nutrition/Files/US_Allergen_chart.pdf

Product Ingredient Information for the United States: www.subway.com/~/media/usa/documents/nutrition/usprodingredients.pdf

Allergen Information for Canada: www.subway.com/~/media/canada/documents/nutrition/allergenchartcan.pdf

Allergen Information for the United Kingdom: subapps1.subway.com/nutrition/allergens/allergens_EN_GB.PDF

Allergen Information for Ireland: www.subway.com/~/media/ireland/documents/nutritionals/subway-allergen-information-ie.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: November 24, 2017

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior 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. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

12 Comments

  1. Subway is also amazing! They don’t fuss a bit when I tell them my dairy allergy. They get new gloves and a clean knife and one place even sanitized!

  2. I thought the italian meats and bologna contained dried milk powder, sodium lactylate, lactic acid, or other dairy derived “natural” flavors and coloring? Does the roast beef contain carmel color?

    • Mayo is not made with any dairy (milk) products. Although, it is still not vegan because the mayo has eggs in it.

  3. At Subway we also always ask them to wash the knife and we watch them wash it..and to use the same knife – keeping it on the paper as they make the complete sandwich (then make others) This goes against the way they typically make a sandwich but I am always polite and tell them it is less confusing if they make the dairy free first – completely, then come back and make the others. If it is crowded I will even buy separate and not make others wait while I special order.

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