Soon, customers across the UK will be able to buy vegan Signature Wraps at Subway.
The largest food chain in the world has launched a new Signature Loaded Wrap. Advertised alongside two meat-based versions, a new Vegan With Garlic Aioli wrap is already available in select locations.
It features a vegan patty, guacamole, lettuce, onion, peppers, tomato, and vegan garlic aioli. Diners can customize the wrap by swapping out ingredients for their favourites. It can also be ordered as a sub instead of a wrap.
The sauce is also a new menu addition for Subway, which previously only offered a garlic aioli with milk powder. The patty is a newcomer, too. Subway began trialling the vegan version of its vegetarian patty – which included eggs and calcium caseinate, derived from milk – throughout the UK late last year. Subway fans commented that it tasted similar to the vegetarian version, suggesting that the vegan patty is also made with mushrooms, water chestnuts, carrots, capsicum, black olives, and textured vegetable protein.
According to Vegan Food UK, both the garlic aioli wrap and new vegan patty will be available in Subway stores nationwide from April 17.
Subway Vegan Food
The loaded animal-free wrap is not Subway’s first foray into plant-based dining. Last year, the fast-casual chain introduced a new vegan sandwich to nearly two dozen Subway locations in Finland. Called Vegan Delite, the sandwich featured spicy plant-based steak.
Earlier this year, for the Netherlands’ National “Week Without Meat” initiative, known as Nationale Week Zonder Vlees, more than 200 Subway restaurants encouraged its customers to choose vegan ingredients in their sandwiches rather than animal products. The campaign urged people to go plant-based for the good of the planet, public health, and animal welfare.
Subway’s plant-based food isn’t limited to Europe. In July, it was reported that Australian and New Zealand locations of the sandwich chain would begin selling its first-ever all-vegan menu option: a vegan falafel sub. Speaking about the launch, Subway’s Director of Marketing Kate Brody said in a statement, “We know Australian palates and preferences have changed over time, and we’re excited to hear directly from our guests so we can end up with a great balance between the classic Subway favourites, and on-trend, innovative flavours.”
This post was updated on April 12, 2019.