The Truth About Subway's Spicy Italian Sandwich

A good sandwich is hard to beat if you're looking for a quick snack and don't want to spend too much time trying to figure out what to order for lunch. As explained by Thrillist, since 1965, Subway has been a respected name in the world of fast food thanks to the sheer amount of variety that the brand has introduced to the world. It helps that you'll never run out of options when you find yourself eating at Subway. According to Entrepreneur, there are over 38 million different sandwich combinations to choose from on the menu. There's a little something for everybody.

Some of the best sandwiches worth trying at the restaurant include the Black Forest Ham sandwich, the Cold Cut combo sandwich, the Subway Club sandwich, the Turkey Breast sandwich, and the Spicy Italian sandwich. The last option, by the way, is especially worth your while if you want to experiment with flavors and customize your sandwich to your heart's content. Here's the lowdown on the Spicy Italian sandwich, which Thrillist once described as, "an easel for Subways customers to paint however they like."

The Spicy Italian sandwich is perfect for cured meat lovers

As highlighted by Thrillist's list, the Spicy Italian is a tough one to turn down if you're looking for a delicious option. In fact, it's the most highly rated Subway sandwich on the publication's list. Per Subway, the Spicy Italian comes equipped with salami, cheese, and pepperoni, along with tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, oil, and other condiments. The best part is that you can customize the sandwich in many ways and make it work for you, no matter what your preferences are. 

Subway loyalists love this one. A Quora user asked others to explain what to expect from a Spicy Italian subway. A respondent wrote, "The Spicy Italian is a masterpiece, if there was an art museum for sandwiches, this would be the prized possession." They recommend adding pepper jack cheese, jalapeños, pickles, lettuce, and chipotle sauce for the perfect explosion of flavors in your mouth. They added, "This sandwich, nay this work of art, is one of humanity's finest achievements." Another commenter pointed out that the Spicy Italian is quite similar to the BMT, but with just the Genoa salami and pepperoni as the stars of the sub. The sandwich is so popular, there are even copycat recipes (via

Be warned that the huge portion of cured meat means the sandwich is high in both fat and sodium. In fact, Business Insider ranks the Spicy Italian among the chain's five least healthy sandwiches. When paired with Italian Herbs and Cheese bread, the Spicy Italian adds up to 630 calories.