Last verified 4/11
Reminder: You must take the responsibility of being vigilant by always reconfirming the GF status of a menu item and addressing cross-contamination issues each and every time.
Subway provides a PDF allergy chart on their website that includes a column that notes which items contain wheat/gluten. To access this chart, go to Nutritional Information>Allergy and Ingredient Info (USA). The ingredients enable you to have a salad or many of the sandwich components without the bread. Cross-contamination is a considerable concern at Subway, so be sure to address that when ordering. They can change gloves, and the cutting surface/knife should be wiped clean before using as well.
Karen to SillyYak group, 6/10:
I just wanted to clarify for everyone that there is no flour flying through the air at Subway (and I think this would be the same for pretzel places), Subway receives their dough pre-made & pre-portioned . The do not mix the dough so no flour.
Now, some people do have a problem with the smell of bread baking/gluten. My son eats salads at Subway often with no problem."
Karen in KCMO, 1/09
"It is very easy to avoid the contaminated items at these places. Have them change gloves & then ask them to get the veggies/cheese etc from a NEW bin.
My non GF ds used to work at Subway & when his twin (my celiac ds) was dx'd he told him to do this. He is very sensitive to gluten & has never gotten sick from either place or even from other places when he asks them to do this.
Now, I would suggest that you not ask for this during their busiest times, or at least if you do...ask for the manager & have the manager do it for you. If it is a place you might frequesnt, get to know the employees & explain the situation. My son has never been turned down. BE NICE & patient & be sure to express your appreciation...even with a tip if possible. It's worth it!"
There are over 60 Subways in
the San Diego area. See their website or the phone book for listings.