Subway Offering Legitimate Vegan Options
Breaking News: Subway is offering vegan sandwiches at more than 1,000 stores in the United States! The sandwiches pictures are the Black Bean and Malibu Garden – both of which are 100% vegan. The Black Bean’s patty consists of black beans, brown rice, corn, bell peppers, cilantro and garlic. The Malibu Garden’s patty is made of brown rice, rolled oats and vegetables.
I haven’t been much of a Subway patron in recent years despite how close they’ve been to home and work, mostly due to a lack of options for those of us that don’t eat chicken, beef and pork. As an athlete with recurring issues recovering between workouts if I don’t eat enough, the veggie delite really doesn’t cut it, especially outside of avocado season (which will be increasingly problematic moving forward given the California drought). I gave the veggie patties a try but those aren’t for vegans or anyone that doesn’t want to eat something with an ingredient list longer than your average candy bar:
Vegetables (mushrooms, water chestnuts, onions, carrots,
green and red bell peppers, black olives), textured vegetable protein (soy
protein concentrate, wheat gluten, water for hydration), egg whites, cooked
brown rice, rolled oats, corn oil, calcium caseinate, soy sauce (water,
soybeans, salt, wheat), contains 2% or less of onion powder, corn starch,
salt, hydrolyzed corn, soy and wheat protein, autolyzed yeast extract,
natural flavors from non-meat sources, sugar, soy protein isolate, spices,
garlic powder, dextrose, jalapeno pepper powder, celery extract.
Hopefully they’ll expand these new options beyond Los Angeles, DC, Connecticut, and Southern Florida – it’d be nice to have a less expensive, veg-friendly option that’s packing in protein on just about every corner.
Original article & image source: http://cok.net/blog/2015/06/1000-subways-vegan-menu/
Other source: http://www.vegblogger.com/blog/2010/06/the-subway-veggie-patty-ingredients.html