Does Jimmy John’s Offer Vegan And Vegetarian Options?
For the health-conscious vegan on the go, Jimmy John’s may not seem like the most obvious choice for a quick bite. After all, the sandwich chain is best known for its meat-centric menu items. But fear not, my herbivorous friends! There are actually quite a few vegan-friendly options available at Jimmy John’s—you just have to know where to look.
The Veggies Unwich
Let’s start with the most obvious choice: the Veggies Unwich. This sandwich comes sans meat or cheese, making it a safe bet for vegans. Just be sure to order it “dry,” as the mayo served on all of Jimmy John’s sandwiches is made with eggs. The Veggies Unwich comes with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, onion, avocado, sprouts, and house vinaigrette dressing; you can also add avocado for an extra charge. Not bad for a fast food sandwich!
The Giant Club Sandwiches
Without the Meat or Cheese
If you’re in the mood for something a bit heartier, you can always order one of Jimmy John’s Giant Club sandwiches without the meat or cheese. That includes the Italian Night Club (salami, capicola ham, and provolone), Beach Club (turkey breast, avocado spread, cucumber slices, lettuce), Bootlegger Club (roast beef, turkey breast, lettuce, tomato), Country Club (smoked ham club and turkey breast), Gourmet Veggie Club (provides avocado spread and three types of cheese), Hunters Club (smoked turkey breast and roast beef), or Ultimate Porker (ham and bacon). Again, just remember to order these sandwiches “dry” to avoid the egg-based mayo.
The Totally Tuna Salad…
With a Few Tweaks
Fans of tuna salad will be happy to know that the Totally Tuna Salad at Jimmy John’s can easily be made vegan with a few simple substitutions. First, ask for no mayo—the mayo served at Jimmy John’s contains eggs. Next, swap out the Swiss cheese for shredded lettuce. And that’s it! You’ll still get all of the flavor of the Totally Tuna Salad with none of the animal products.
Vegan Friendliness of Breads: All but one of Jimmy John’s breads are vegan-friendly! The only non-vegan bread is the French baguette. The other bread options are: 8-Volt™ Wheat, Giant Club Roll, Homemade Whole Wheat, Homemade White, Major Jim™’s multi-grain wheat sub roll, Slim 1 Low Carb Lettuce Wrap, Slim 2 Low Carb Multi grain bread. So if you’re looking for a hearty sandwich on some delicious wheat bread, you’re in luck!
You can also order a side of veggies with your sandwich. The side choices are cucumber slices or dill pickle spear… not the most exciting sides ever, but they’ll do in a pinch!
salads!: If you’re really looking to mix things up, you could order one of Jimmy John’s salads. The Veggie Dieter and Kickin’ Ranch Caesarsalad both look vegan-friendly to me (just be sure to hold the cheese). I haven’t had either of these salads myself so I can’t vouch for their deliciousness, but they both look like they would make a tasty and filling meal.
So there you have it, folks! A guide to eating vegan at Jimmy John’s. While the options may be limited, there are still some good choices available for those times when you’re on the go and need something quick and tasty.