Subway Veggie Patty Ingredients – Is It Vegan?


This information is accurate as of May 2019. It’s possible that the ingredients have changed since then.

Unfortunately, Subway’s veggie patty is not vegan.

There are quite a few non-vegan ingredients in it.

Subway’s Veggie Patty Ingredients

subway veggie patty

According to Subway, their veggie patty consists of a huge list of ingredients. Here are the most important ones to a vegan:

  • Egg whites
  • Calcium caseinate (from milk)
  • Sugar
  • Natural flavors
  • Palm fat

So while the veggie patty is fine for vegetarians, Subway’s veggie patty is not vegan.

There are multiple dairy ingredients:

  • Egg whites
  • Calcium caseinate (from milk)

On top of those, there’s also a few other controversial ingredients in it.

Sugar can be vegan, but it can also not be vegan if it was filtered with bone char. The only way to know would be to contact Subway itself, but since there are obvious dairy ingredients, I don’t see a point to.

Natural flavors is similar, in that it may or may not be vegan.

And finally, palm products aren’t considered vegan by everyone, although that’s a complicated issue and a bit pointless at this point since it’s clear that Subway’s veggie patty is not vegan.

Similarly, Subway’s cookies are not vegan.

However, I have hope that this will change in the future.

Subway has released plant-based meatballs, and many of their breads appear to be vegan as well.

About the author

Dale C.

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. Chemical engineer turned semi-professional soccer player and freelance writer. Trying to do my small part in making the world better by writing about the wonderful world of veganism.

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