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May 16, 2011 08:45 AM

What's your "Subway" sandwich?

Mine is Italian Parmesan bread (the full footer) with double the vegetables (happy to pay extra for) olive oil - spicy mustard salt and pepper.
Husbands is all meat or meatball on wheat, mayo and extra mustard.

What's your favorite or how do you order your Subway?

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  1. Foot-long Spicy Italian with provolone on white/Italian bread (they have more turnover than the specialty breads, so they tend to be fresher). I always get spicy mustard, lettuce, extra tomatoes, onions, green peppers, extra jalapenos, parmesan cheese, vinaigrette, and sometimes a squirt of sweet onion sauce or chipotle Southwest sauce.

    I know people here tend to disparage chains, particularly Subway, but for $5, it's actually a tasty and filling sandwich that I get every month or so.

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    1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

      Ditto on the spicy Italian sans lettuce, tomato, peppers.

      Pastrami and swiss with spicy mustard or mayo

      Meatball and provolone

      Tuna with onion and extra mayo. I wish they still had the chopped hard boild egg topping. I love the combination of tuna and egg salads.

      1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

        Didn't know about sweet onion sauce or chipotle sauce hummm, next time I'll inquire.
        Husband and I are often on road trips so it's easy to find a fulfilling lunch for not a bank breaking price. If people want to smear these type places I don't care, that's their business.
        I'm sort of a newbe relatively speaking in regard to Subway. I must admit it's a good all veggie choice for me.

        1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

          I have to ditto the spicy italian on white. I basically get all the veggies on it and then oil and vinegar and salt and pepper. It's pretty good, honestly. When i'm trying to cut the cals a little I do a veggie sub the same way, just leave off the meat. I know people have a passionate hate on here for Subway but I think it's functional and fine. I get many more fresh veggies there than if I ate at a fast food place.

          1. re: rockandroller1

            You're right, if you get the veggie sub&usually double veggie for me, I've gotten a good amount of veg into me.

          2. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

            Variation on BBVL's. Spicy italian on italian herb and cheese which actually appears to be one of the most popular at the Subways I frequent. Provolone, lettuce tomato green pepper black olive. With oil and vinegar, salt pepper and oregano. Not quite a true hoagie, but for the price not bad.

          3. A BMT on either Italian parmesan or white bread. Provolone, all the vegetables & peppers plus mayo, mustard, oil and vinegar and S&P - essentially it's a huge mess once you're near the end but I love it.

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            1. re: shanagain

              Mine too, ends up a big soggy mess but I love it too, never mind it's running down my chin like a marathoner.

            2. I usually go with a Veggie. I try to get every veggie but peppers on it. I find in the summer I crave them more then winter. And I feel better having that then a burger elsewhere. Decent calorie/fatcount too.

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              1. re: libgirl2

                I totally agree. Although I am on constant prowl for the perfect cheeseburger in paradise, a veggie sub is better suited for me all the way (or is it "waste"?)around...

                1. re: iL Divo

                  When I was in the losing-weight phase on WW (I've been at goal over 6 years now), my lunch-on-the-road was often a 6" veggie sub with baked chips. Hardly gourmet, but it was filling, had plenty of vegetables, and low in WW points. I still have one occasionally.

                  1. re: pine time

                    Congratulations on being at your goal weight for 6 years now! That's huge! When I was doing WW (I'm on 4 years at goal weight, yay!) Subway was a lifesaver. I still rely on them as a fast choice.

              2. Foot-long Spicy Italian on Italian Parmesan, provolone, all the veggies (especially hot peppers), oil and vinegar, salt and pepper. I should probably just get a Veggie with cheese since the meat is so skimpy by the time they are done loading on the veggies you can barely taste the meat anyway. That is not a bad $5 lunch. And perhaps since I've been going to Subway since the mid-70s (when they actually had more sandwiches named for subway lines in addition to the BMT), the smell has never bothered me.

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                1. re: Bob W

                  The only one I ever think about ordering besides the veggie is their tuna sub. But have been told 2 sides of opinions so I've not tried it. Don't figure they can screw up total veggie but tuna can be iffy. Is it straight with mayo or seasoned with onions and garlic salt and pepper with sweet pickle relish? Not worth being disappointed if it's only ok when I know I love the total veg.

                    1. re: iL Divo

                      Tuna is one of our favorite, also. I believe it is straight mayo; doesn't appear to have onion, seasoning or anything else in it.

                      1. re: mucho gordo

                        Other concern is it not getting used up fast enough or them using carryover tuna from yesterday, it's great when it's fresh not so much otherwise.

                        1. re: iL Divo

                          I haven't run into that situation yet but, if stored properly, I don't see a problem with it being made yesterday. Probably everything they have has been 'held over'.

                          1. re: mucho gordo

                            MG, if it sits too long, actually anything in a "buffet style" set up, even the veg may get sprayed with preservative. Wish I knew for sure if they used spray preserves or not. DD used to work at a chain where sprays were intermittently used throughout the day, kept things looking green I suppose.

                            1. re: iL Divo

                              I worked there as a teenager (I'm 33 now, if that gives you perspective) and they did not spray with anything. Also, the tuna was just mayo.

                              1. re: invinotheresverde

                                Invino, you're a pleasant addition to my knowledge about subway.
                                Appreciate you telling me that.

                    1. re: ChrisOC

                      Wish the bread was better.. but six inch veggie on italian herb and cheese with pepper jack cheese, let, tomato, green peppers, cucumbers, black olives, oil, vinegar, salt/pepper/oregano all for 1.99 plus tax is a reasonable recession lunch.