Why Veggie Meats?

Vegetarian eating has become increasingly popular in the last several years, and people are looking for a diverse range of meatless options.

Nation's Restaurant News says if you want to improve and increase business: "Add vegetarian or vegan dishes to the mix. Vegetarian dishes, aside from being less expensive... also mitigate the veto vote. Usually, if you have a vegan in your party, that will dictate where the party eats... They want to make sure everybody's going to be satisfied, so diversity is going to be very important on the menu."

Veggie burgers have been a mainstream menu item for more than a decade, and are even offered at Burger King, Denny's, Johnny Rockets, Red Robin and many other restaurant chains. A new class of plant-based meats has gained popularity over the past several years that has an even greater similarity to the taste and texture of its meat counterparts. Meat-free "chicken," for example, is now sold at places like KFC in Canada and Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres regularly feature vegan food on their shows. Oprah publicly went on a "vegan cleanse" diet and included a segment in a recent "Oprah's Favorites" episode where vegan "chicken" was prepared.

Three vegan cookbooks recently made The New York Times bestsellers list; one of them reached the #1 best-seller spot on Amazon.com and it promotes plant-based meat substitutes.

All Baltimore public schools only serve vegetarian food on Mondays, and San Francisco and the District of Columbia have passed city-wide resolutions encouraging residents to partake in "Meat-Free Mondays."

A recent report from consumer research firm, Mintel, found that 23 percent of non-vegetarians eat meat alternatives.

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I am a vegan that would love to see the addition of vegan "meat" options that I could add to my sandwiches. I would definitely eat at your establishment!!! Please consider the option.
—S Chapman
Kansas City, KS
The only vegan option for me at subway is the veggie delight...which consists of veggies, bread and condiments. I would LOVE if there were more veggie/vegan options at subways in the DC area and would probably eat there fairly regularly!!!!
—Amanda Nooter
Washington, DC, DC
The vegan test sandwiches were a hit! So much so, that they ran out before I could try them! Please bring back protein packed vegan options!
—Christine Baluha
Laurel, MD
My family and I have been eating less and less meat for health and moral reasons and would love to see more veggie options at Subway!
—Dane C.
Dallas, TX
As a new vegan I'm finding it challenging to find those fast vegan options. Subway has so many veggies, but knowing I could have vegan options I would eat there much more frequently!
—Stacy Cain
Grand Rapids, MI
I'm vegan and would love to have vegan "meat" options! My boyfriend and I used to go to subway at least once every other day before going vegan, but now since we're vegan, we rarely go. It isn't that we don't like the Veggie Delight, but sometimes we just want something more. I don't think there are any vegan options besides the veggie delight where I am. Would love to see more vegan stuff! Thanks!
—Rebekah Lema
Modesto, CA
I am on my way to becoming a vegan and would be so glad to have more choices at Subway. The 3 new options I've read about sound great! Please bring them to all Subways in Canada soon. Thanks.
—S. Doman
Thompson, Canada
Offer vegan options (tempeh would be awesome, hummus, falafel) and I will actually buy from your store!
—Sophie Campbell
Tampa, FL
Please add vegan meats!! It would help out so many vegans. We love you subway but it's hard for us to eat with you. Please think of a little change in menu!
—Lauren DeBeau
La Verne, CA
I miss subway! I haven't been able to eat a sub for over 4 years! Please consider bringing in a vegan option AND gluten FREE! Oh please!! I choose to be vegan, but I can't eat Gluten.
—Jade Mapes
Denver, CO