Oh my, how life is changing! I walked into Subway the other day and was about to order a salad, AGAIN, because that is all you can order at Subway when you have a gluten allergy. But on this particular day, the manager came up to me and asked if I would like to try a Subway sandwich, a gluten-free Subway sandwich! Say what? Of course I was all in!
Making the Sandwich
I was most impressed with their careful attention to making sure the gluten-free Subway sandwich remained gluten-free from start to finish. The same person who begins the sandwich will be the one to finish it. The assembly line of switching hands between two to three servers no longer applies. The server will place a new pair of gloves on, remove the gluten-free Subway sandwich bread from the plastic sealed bag, and place it on a clean protective paper. They are given a list of gluten-free meats & sauces, and all the veggies are in separate, sealed containers to assure no cross contamination has occurred.
Tasting the Sandwich
The bread has a soft and airy texture, consisting mainly of egg whites and cornstarch. Not the best of ingredients in my opinion, but the bread did taste good. And if you’re on the road and in a pinch, hitting a Subway for dinner and knowing you have options is a bonus.
I am not sure all Subways will be carrying a gluten-free Subway sandwich because it is up to each franchise as to whether or not they will carry them. But next time you are in your local Subway, just ask the manager. Get the word out that you would like a gluten-free Subway sandwich and they just might respond!