On December 30, Subway locations across the United Kingdom will update their menus with two new vegan options. The customizable T.L.C. (Tastes Like Chicken) Sub will feature soy-based vegan chicken developed over the course of 10 years to mimic the taste of Subway’s roasted chicken breast strips and Violife vegan cheese slices. The option is available as a six inch or footlong sandwich, and as a wrap or salad. The chain is also adding a Vegan Double Choc Cookie—designed to mimic the flavor of the chain’s non-vegan cookie in the same flavor—and will be available as a single cookie and in a pack of three or 12 cookies.
“Our new plant-based T.L.C. Sub will delight both our vegan and non-vegan fans—we’ve created a product that tastes so much like our flavorful chicken breast strips, guests will be surprised it’s not the real thing,” Angelina Gosal, Subway Head of Marketing in the UK and Ireland, said. “With our new additions, we now have one of the biggest and tastiest plant-based menus on the high street, to offer you even more choice.”
Vegan at Subway
In January 2020, Subway added the fully vegan Meatless Meatball Marinara (which comes complete with vegan cheese) to its menus across the United Kingdom after a successful trial at select locations. Vegan options at Subway UK also include a Plant-Based Patty, Vegan Toasted Bite, and Hash Browns.
Stateside, the chain began testing a sandwich made with Beyond Meat’s vegan meatballs (ordered vegan by omitting cheese and on Italian or 9-Grain Wheat bread) in September for a limited time at 685 select locations across the United States and Canada. Subway has not yet announced a national expansion of this sandwich.
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