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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.

                    2. Chicken breast on flatbread with bacon but no cheese. Toasted, topped with spinach, small amount of iceberg, tomato, onion, small line of light mayo, S+P.

                      1. Foot long meatball on sourdough with provolone, bell peppers, banana peppers, olives and pickles. Yes, pickles, and the look on your face is probably the same one the person behind the counter gives me when I do that. I don't care. It's delicious.

                        1. Peanut Butter and Jelly.

                          Of course, there's not such thing. I know, and that's the problem.

                          When I'm traveling, and there's nowhere else convenient, I wish Subway would offer a PB&J sandwich. A footlong PB&J would really hit the spot sometimes.

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                          1. re: ipsedixit

                            They used to have it on the kids menu. I'm not sure if they still do.

                          2. spicy Italian on whole wheat no cheese with all the veggies with oil vinegar salt pepper

                            1. usually a 6 inch turkey with spinach, onions, tomato, pickles and a little lite mayo. I've tried their roast beef from time to time, and I'm never crazy about it. my bff is a fan of the breakfast sandwiches, which in some shops you can get all day.

                              1. Foot long whole grain, chicken breast, all the veggies except tomato and olives, and extra sweet onion sauce! Once in a blue moon I will get a six inch meatball with extra provolone and sweet roasted peppers on the parmesan bread. Subway is not a bad alternative as far as fast food goes.

                                1. When I'm by myself, I order a 12" tuna on wheat with lettuce, pickles, yellow peppers, black olives with a little oil and vinegar and salt and pepper. I eat one half and save the other for the next day, stored upside down so it's not so soggy. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

                                  1. CCC let,tom,am cheese mayo s&p i used to eat two of these for lunch...now just one
                                    MB, italian herb and cheese bread,provolone squirt of the sweet onion sauce,hot..shake of parm on top

                                    1. I get the "Veggie Delight", despite having difficulty saying or writing the word "veggie" (one of my pet peeves.) But I digress. I get it on white Italian, with hot pepper cheese, and with - and this is the key component - chipotle sauce. No cucumber, extra banana peppers. I get one of these 2 or 3 times a year. It's reasonably healthy, reasonably tasty and reasonably priced.

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                                      1. re: woodleyparkhound

                                        I cringe whenever Subway commercials come on, as they have taken to making up words that absolutely set my teeth on edge.

                                        "Meltalicious!" or "Veggietacular!" or whatever do not, repeat, NOT make me want to buy their products.

                                      2. Veggie Delight on honey oat with all the fixin's, salt and pepper and extra hot pepper relish!

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                                        1. re: stgrove

                                          kind of surprises me how many (same as me) go for the vegetable foot long
                                          thought i was in a league of my own
                                          i really think they hit the spot in many ways
                                          no meat for me on them although weve done meats in the passed
                                          every time i go in though the word veggie just comes out ;))

                                          1. re: stgrove

                                            That's my exact sandwich. Good on you!

                                          2. This shows how much I hate Subway "meat", I buy a six inch veggie and then I put my own freshly sliced deli meat on it. It's a good thing that my Stop & Shop is in the same plaza as a Subway! It's actually a decent sandwich when you go through this kind of trouble!

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                                            1. re: lynnthetwin

                                              Guess I'll never understand the draw for Subway. The bread is terrible and the cold cuts are really fatty. Tried their meatball sub a few years back and had to toss it. Really bad. I'll take D-Angelo's any day, but fortunately. Then again, it's hard to get a decent sub outside of CT.

                                              1. re: Clams047

                                                I balked at Subway suggestions or offers for many years. I simply thought 'why' I could do that at home and probably better. Stuck on a state to state drive-a-thon with my husband we were starved in a backwoods place somewhere near nowhere. No idea of what to eat there, he spotted a Subway and suggested. "Honey, I don't do Subway" he said "fine, starve...I'm getting one." I relented & growled as I ordered a veg 6". Pleasantly surprised I had to admit not bad.

                                                1. re: Clams047

                                                  You cant get a decent sub in anywhere CT.
                                                  You can get a great grinder though.

                                                  1. re: AdamD

                                                    yesterday on the Travel channel there was a show on about the best sandwiches, 'anywhere in the states.'
                                                    how can I get to all of them was my only thought *)(

                                                    1. re: iL Divo

                                                      Ive saw that awhile ago and I am still craving a primanti bros!

                                                  2. re: Clams047

                                                    And what state do we have to thank for birthing Subway?

                                                    Wait for it.....


                                                2. I don't really care for anything bu the meatball, but I REALLY like the meatball for some reason

                                                  1. I don't go to Subway very often - DS does. Subway's doing a $2.00 / 6 inch all month long. I'll need to check it out soon. I remember my favorites as the cold cut combo and the tuna. I could never finish a foot long and the 6" was just right for a hearty meal.

                                                    1. I used to love the Seafood & Crab, but it seems to have been phased out... my Subway stopped selling it last year.

                                                      Then I went to getting the Veggie Patty on honey oat, toasted, with veggies and chipotle sauce.

                                                      Now I prefer the meatball or the BMT.

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                                                        1. re: ferret

                                                          I haven't seen it in Boston area stores in awhile. My local franchise stopped selling it a few years ago -- the owner said "I only sell fresh food, and that stuff goes bad too fast." I'll keep an eye open for it, thanks!

                                                        2. re: Boston_Otter

                                                          The ones around here stopped selling the seafood years ago - it was the one I always got.

                                                        3. Subway goes through the trouble of baking their own bread. Couldn't they go make a decent bread? It is basically too soft (seem like a sub version of white bread).

                                                          1. Mmmmm, Subway!

                                                            6 inch chicken breast on wheat bread, provolone cheese. Lettuce, pickles, olives, mustard, and pepper.

                                                            1. I rely on Subway to provide a healthy meal. It is one of my lunch stand-bys when I want a sandwich but have been particulary bad with my eating habits the previous few days. As such, I generally try to order a satiating, low-calorie sub. Thus, my sandwich is most often:

                                                              Turkey breast on whole wheat, no cheese, with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and some mustard. Sometimes banana peppers go on there, sometimes not.

                                                              I believe the whole thing clocks in around 350 calories, and it will keep me satiated until dinner 6-8 hours later...

                                                              1. I can't have Subway anymore after being diagnosed with celiac disease (I miss you, bread) but my favorite was always turkey on Italian herbs and cheese with spicy mustard, tomatoes, green peppers, pickles, banana peppers, and jalepenos, with vinegar and oil. Mmmmm!

                                                                1. The tuna isn't overly mayo'd, which is kind of surprising... I get it with lettuce, tomato, pickles, sweet peppers, and honey dijon dressing. At least that gives me a little crunch of veg.

                                                                  1. If I have to get Subway it is Chicken Teryaki on whole wheat

                                                                    1. I usually get an Oven Roasted Chicken on Honey Oat with everything but Tomatoes, Pickles, & Jalapenos, with a little Vinegar for dressing. I don't know if it is just the Subways in my area but that has got to be one of the best sandwiches I have ever had! I don't know how they can do it so cheaply either. My wife used to run a Quiznos (where I would never eat if you paid me) and she says it is very hard to even buy the ingredients for what they charge, much less pay for wages, rent, and utilities.

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                                                                      1. re: danny_w

                                                                        People often complain on this board about the smell of Subway. To me, it pales in comparison with the reek of Quizno's - that place is horrific.

                                                                        1. re: woodleyparkhound

                                                                          I ate at a Quizno's just once--the smell and the taste were quite enough for a lifetime.

                                                                      2. Veggie Delite on Parmesan Oregano, pepper jack, everything except olives (light on the jalapenos), salt and pepper with extra light mayo (or vinegar and oil).

                                                                        1. Usually try to stay away from Subway. being a NJ transplant in Western NY its tough to get a decent Italian "hoagie". So I try and frequent the local joints but have been unimpressed.. and they are pricey.
                                                                          Got a Subway giiftcard..usually go for the meatball sub.but decided on the spicy Italian. I was pleasantly surprised. There wasn't a ton of meat ( maybe thats a good thing ? ) but it was flavorful with the provolone and Italian dressing and veggies. And for 5 bucks..I 'll get it again.

                                                                          1. All of them are good all are my fav... except seafood stuff im alergic

                                                                            1. I don't make it there often (out of choice!) but when I'm stranded somewhere with only a subway in sight... 6" Italain herb and cheese bread with turkey and pepper jack toasted. Lots of spinach, tomato, a little bit of red onion and southwest sauce. I get it as a meal with Harvest Cheddar sunchips and a diet coke. When I go to eat it, I put the chips on the sandwich for extra crunch.

                                                                              1. Since they were on my college meal plan, I used to get the meatball one with extra salt and pepper.

                                                                                On very rare occasions in East Asia, the choice would be shrimp and avocado.