How to Order a Snack on Subway: 12 Steps (with Pictures)

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How to Order a Snack on Subway: 12 Steps (with Pictures)
How to Order a Snack on Subway: 12 Steps (with Pictures)

Ordering a snack at Subway can be scary for those who have never been to a chain restaurant. Even those who are already familiar with the process can get tangled up in the numerous decisions required to assemble the sandwich. Fortunately, all you have to do is choose the bread, meat and extra ingredients that suit you best to create the perfect snack.


Part 1 of 2: Choosing Bread and Meat

Order a Subway Sandwich Step 1

Step 1. Choose between 15cm and 30cm bread based on your hunger

Subway is known for offering 15 cm and 30 cm sandwiches. The first step, therefore, is to assess the size of your hunger. If you usually eat a whole sandwich and you are very hungry, invest in a 30 cm one. If you want a light lunch, stick with the 15 cm.

Order a Subway Sandwich Step 2

Step 2. Choose the type of bread for your sandwich

Subway's restaurants offer the following types of bread: three cheeses, parmesan and oregano, nine grains, white Italian, salted granola and seasoned butter. The most traditional is Italian, while the nine-grain is the healthiest. Parmesan and oregano, in turn, has the strongest flavor. Choose the best bread to satisfy your desire and to accompany the other ingredients.

  • Types of bread vary from country to country. In some places you may find oat and honey bread, cheese with pepper or rosemary bread with sea salt. Each of them has a super special flavor. Try them out if you want to try something new.
  • Subway also offers ordinary white bread, which is far less healthy than other options such as Italian bread. If you prefer an ordinary white bread, choose it only for its texture, not for the good it will do for your health.
  • Some Subways offer regular wraps, lettuce wraps and gluten-free breads for those who really want to reduce their calorie count.
Order a Subway Sandwich Step 3

Step 3. Order one of the menu items to determine the meat of your sandwich

When choosing an item from the menu, you will also determine the meat that will serve as the basis for the snack. Most items are named after the main meat, such as Tuna or Chicken. Some of the sandwiches have less intuitive names for non-English speakers, such as B.M.T. Italian and Beef Bacon Chipotle. To find out the contents of each sandwich, ask the server or take a look at the menu.

If you want a chicken sandwich, how about ordering a Smoked Chicken with Cream Cheese or a Chicken Teriyaki? The snack will be much tastier and the price difference, very small

Order a Subway Sandwich Step 4

Step 4. Order a specific type of meat if you don't want any menu items

You can also order some specific meat as a base for the server to create a custom sandwich for your taste buds. Choose what you like, but remember that extra meat can also cost you more.

Order a Subway Sandwich Step 5

Step 5. Opt for a vegetarian snack if you don't want meat

Currently, Subway's menus include a vegetarian sandwich with peppers, red onion, lettuce and tomato. The protein level isn't that high, but the carbs are the same.

  • You don't have to choose meat if you don't want to. Just skip to the vegetables.
  • Vegetarian sandwich can come with or without cheese.

Part 2 of 2: Adding the fillings

Order a Subway Sandwich Step 6

Step 1. Choose the type of cheese on the sandwich

Subway's restaurants offer cheddar, Swiss and grated mozzarella cheese. Choose the one that goes best with the meat on your sandwich.

If you're not sure which cheese to choose, ask the server which option is usually served with your meat

Order a Subway Sandwich Step 7

Step 2. Ask the attendant to put the bread in the oven if you prefer a warm snack

After the customer chooses the bread, meat and cheese, the server asks if he wants the sandwich to be baked. The choice just depends on whether you prefer a hot or cold snack.

Heating will make the bread crunchier and the sandwich with a delicious texture

Order a Subway Sandwich Step 8

Step 3. Start with the biggest vegetables

So that your sandwich is well balanced and doesn't fall apart, always start with the larger vegetables, such as lettuce, arugula, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and red onions.

  • You can also specify the desired amount of ingredient. Say "Just a little lettuce" or "Can you add more tomatoes, please?" The attendant will adjust the sandwich to your order.
  • You may be charged extra for adding vegetables to the sandwich. Removing them, however, will not affect the price.
Order a Subway Sandwich Step 9

Step 4. Cover larger vegetables with smaller fillings

Once you've added the larger fillings, you can choose to add pickles, olives, vinaigrette, and carrots to the sandwich. Choose the fillings you like best.

In some countries, the chain's restaurants offer assorted peppers as a filling option

Order a Subway Sandwich Step 10

Step 5. Choose your favorite sauce

Subway has several sauce options: chipotle, barbecue, parmesan, mayonnaise, spiced mayonnaise and supreme. They also offer non-fat options like mustard and honey, vinegar and sweet and sour onion. Choose the sauce that best suits your sandwich.

  • In some restaurants, you can find other sauce options. If you're looking for something specific, ask the clerk if they have any sauces that aren't on the menu.
  • Avoid mixing sweet fillings with spicy or savory sauces, and vice versa. A teryiaki chicken sandwich with sweet and sour onions and olives will probably taste awful with a spicy chipotle.
Order a Subway Sandwich Step 11

Step 6. Finish the sandwich with any oils and spices you want

In some cases, oil and vinegar are listed as sauces on the menu. However, options are usually offered at the end of the process. At this point, the server also usually asks the customer if he wants to season the sandwich with oregano, salt, pepper or some other ingredient. To give your snack a more complex texture or flavor, add some oils and spices to the sandwich.

Order a Subway Sandwich Step 12

Step 7. Ask the attendant to make a sandwich like the one in the photo if you don't want to choose the fillings

If you don't have the head to make choices, ask the Subway attendant to prepare a sandwich like the one in the menu photo. The clerk will add all the traditional ingredients to the snack and you won't have to worry about choosing the fillings one by one.


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