What You're Really Eating When You Order Subway's Veggie Patty

Subway is the home of the footlong sub, delightfully chewy cookies, and now, a Veggie Patty for sandwiches.

Not long ago, it was a lot harder to enjoy fast food restaurants if you didn't eat meat — there just weren't many options. But there's been a recent push to create more variety in the menu offerings of popular restaurants so they can be enjoyed by people with dietary restrictions. Burger King introduced the Impossible Whopper, Starbucks has an Impossible breakfast sandwich, and even Dunkin' Donuts was selling a Beyond Sausage sandwich for a while.

As part of the ever-expanding push for more vegan and vegetarian options, Subway introduced a Veggie Patty in 2019, per Livestrong. The phrase "Veggie Patty" is a little vague, and it's not surprising that people want to know what vegetables are actually in said patty.

If you're looking to order a Veggie Patty at the restaurant, or just curious what goes into this new offering, keep reading for the full scoop.

The Subway Veggie Patty is a Healthy Option Full of Vegetables and Grains

According to Livestrong, the Veggie Patty at Subway is actually quite nutritious and a great choice for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Lanette Kovachi, MS, RDN, global corporate dietitian and senior nutritionist for Subway restaurants, said "the 6-inch patty has 360 calories, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 47 grams of carbohydrates, and 22 grams of protein."

The name of the patty isn't misleading either, as there are plenty of vegetables and other good ingredients inside the 6-inch disk. Livestrong explained that the main ingredients in the patty include onions, carrots, and whole grain oats, as well as water chestnuts, mushrooms, and cooked brown rice. It's worth noting that the Veggie Patty also has eggs and milk, so it wouldn't be a good choice for those who stick to a vegan diet.

There are plenty of delicious ways to add the Veggie Patty into your meal: Ordering it on a Veggie Delite sandwich, using it as a base for your own creation, or even having it cut up and put on a Veggie Delite chopped salad (Via Fast Food Menu Prices).

The Veggie Patty can be purchased at Subway restaurants for $6.79.