Subway restaurant is one of the biggest fast food chains in the world. Many people wonder if the veggie patty sandwich is vegan or vegetarian.
The answer is unfortunately no. Let's have a look at the ingredients taken directly from a PDF on their website...
"VEGGIE PATTY (Vegetarian) Water, water chestnuts (water chestnuts, water, citric acid), onions, carrots, cooked brown rice (water, brown rice), whole grain oats, mushrooms, egg whites, wheat gluten, soy flour, corn oil, calcium caseinate (from milk), green peppers, soy sauce (water, soybeans, salt, wheat), red bell peppers, contains two percent or less of soy protein concentrate, cornstarch, onion powder, salt, black olives, hydrolyzed vegetable protein (corn, wheat, and soy protein), sugar, soy protein isolate, spices, yeast extract, garlic powder, dried jalapeno peppers, natural flavors, sunflower oil, cottonseed oil, dextrose. Due to alternate product availability may also contain: zucchini, leek, celery, herbs, spices, potato starch and palm fat. Contains soy, wheat, egg, milk."
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As you can see, this veggie patty is not vegan. Hidden in the ingredient statement are eggs and milk, two products that come from animals.
Tell Subway to go Veg Friendly!
It's unfortunate that Subway doesn't cater to the growing market of people trying to live a cruelty-free lifestyle.
In the meantime, we'll have to check out other fast-food chains to get our fix and contact Subway to tell them to make their veggie patty cruelty-free!
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