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I was wondering if anyone has ever asked for the fillings without the bread, and if so did they actually do it?

 

They actually have vegetarian steak (full of fat) at ours so if I can get it without the bread I'll be a high-fat vegan low-carber at least for lunch :)

 

I just feel a bit silly to ask.

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I would think they would - haven't tried them yet on this - but everywhere else I have eaten out since DX - I have asked them to skip the bread with no resistance - maybe a strange look. Funniest one is last Saturday we stopped at a hotdog stand and I asked for a chili cheese dog no bun. The waitress said "well then the chili will run all over the plate" so I said - then put it in a bowl -she rolled her eyes LOL - but she brought it that way.

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OR.......Just order it normal and DON'T eat the bun. But I suspect what you really want is a plate full of fillings with the steak and NO bun for the normal price????????

 

Even though the fillings (and the bun) are usually really cheap items I believe the results you get will depend on the rapport you have with the person behind the counter.

 

But you will never know until you try.

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LOL! This one's not complicated

Not only is it possible -- it's actually on the menu

Every single sub they offer can be ordered as a salad. You get a bowl with lettuce (though I assume you can skip that if you really want to!), the fillings from the sandwich you want + any of their veggies you want to add.

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This is quite interesting, I did the same and I was refused. So I just ordered one in their rolls only to just eat what's in the roll and left it, When I was walking out they said take the roll and I said eat it yourself!!! That was a good stir. :T

 

I still call Subway glorified sandwiches and also make it at home for a quarter of their price. I even look at them at high noon and the place is deserted as I see 2 people board to the eyeballs. LOL

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Oh great, I did not know this. SUBWAY® France We're going for the vegetarian but I want the fake meat on top!

 

Well.. as it says "Tous les Sub 15® de la gamme peuvent être transformés en salades ou en wraps selon votre envie. Il vous suffit de le préciser au moment de la commande et vous retrouvez votre recette favorite à déguster sous une autre forme !"

 

You ask -- they make. Problem solved! :)

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Well.. as it says "Tous les Sub 15® de la gamme peuvent être transformés en salades ou en wraps selon votre envie. Il vous suffit de le préciser au moment de la commande et vous retrouvez votre recette favorite à déguster sous une autre forme !"

 

You ask -- they make. Problem solved! :)

 

Better and better! We're spending a few days in Paris soon and this is going to help out a lot.

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I live in the boonies of Wisconsin. A week ago I had to make a day trip to another part of "the boonies" quite far from home and ended up with no choice but a Subway for lunch. Had one of their "salads" with turkey and veggies over the lettuce. The worst tasting, uninspired concoction I have ever had! Nothing on it tasted good! So much for Subway. Never again! Whatever happened to the little Ma & Pa coffee shops where you could tell the waitress exactly what you want (and don't want) and she smiles and says "Sure, honey" and gets it made that way in the kitchen? *SIGH*

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I haven't eaten at a Subway in 15 years but when I am travelling I just order the normal meal and take off the bread and put it aside. It is easier than haggling with a waitress or teenager behind the counter. I've also found that fast food salads are not very appetizing. When I travel I also carry my own Walden Farms 0 carb dressing in those little packets.

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Yes, subways in Australia offer salads.

Sounds like Ant Hill needs to use the magic words "I'd like a salad" instead of asking for a sub without bread!

 

As to quality issues NoraWI raised -- I've found that Subways vary wildly. I lived about 2 blocks from a Subway that I refused to go to. They were always out of everything, and yet the veggies they DID has were always wilted. I went about 5 miles away, to a great Subway that always made fresh, yummy salads. Currently I live really near a local subshop, so I tend to go there instead... (guess that's one of the advantages of living in a big city -- lots of options!)

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When I go to McDonald's for breakfast, I would order a side of scrambled eggs and a sausage burrito then I would scrape the insides onto my scrambled eggs and throw the tortilla away. Just recently I asked if I could get the sausage burrito without the tortilla and they let me.

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I haven't eaten at a Subway in 15 years but when I am travelling I just order the normal meal and take off the bread and put it aside. It is easier than haggling with a waitress or teenager behind the counter. I've also found that fast food salads are not very appetizing. When I travel I also carry my own Walden Farms 0 carb dressing in those little packets.

 

But this is my point -- at Subway the salad IS the "normal meal" It's right there on the menu -- you just have to order the right thing! At Subway (and many other sub shops BECAUSE of subway) it's not a hassle

And you're standing in front of a "cafeteria style" line with bins. the server is going to put the exact same ingredients into a bowl or on bread. Same veggie choices, same meat choices, same cheese, same dressings. you think it's good or you think it's bad -- it's not going to be any different based on how you order it!

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What the heck is "vegetarian steak"? It that like that fake meat stuff? Or is it a giant mushroom incognito?

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What the heck is "vegetarian steak"? It that like that fake meat stuff? Or is it a giant mushroom incognito?

Technically , it could be a ribeye! 'Cause cows are vegetarian, and ribeye is steak made from one of them ... :D

 

(I dont think US subways have a non-meat-meat option. That's one of the things I love at my local sub shop -- a totally awesome veggie option made with "Cream Cheese or Hummus, Avocado, Sprouts, Olives, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions" I have them throw all that onto lettuce and am a happy camper! I used to get their "NADA Chicken" which was a faux chicken thing.... but I've never taken the time to find out what the carbs are in it)

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What the hey - you've got hummus, avocado, sprouts, mushrooms... all unknown at our subway. No wonder I need the fake meat option, otherwise you feel like a rabbit with their uninspired veggie offerings of lettuce, tomato and cukes - boring...

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"Animals are here with us, not for us"

 

Say, nordgirl, what do you think about rats overrunning the cities? Do you believe in killing them? Just curious, I have no problems killing rats or eating steak.

 

P.S. I am not picking on you, I am just trying to understand this whole "no meat" thing that vegans and others have going on.

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"Animals are here with us, not for us"

 

Say, nordgirl, what do you think about rats overrunning the cities? Do you believe in killing them? Just curious, I have no problems killing rats or eating steak.

 

P.S. I am not picking on you, I am just trying to understand this whole "no meat" thing that vegans and others have going on.

 

LOL I'm reminded of a particular "incident" I had while I was strictly vegetarian.

I had ordered an "egg-mcmuffin without the meat" at a mcdonalds drive thru

Let's also preface with saying I was in a particularly bad mood that morning.

They gave me the food and I CHECKED it before leaving the window

It had meat (canadian bacon)

I told the drivethru girl and she said "we're really backed up, you'll have to come in"

So I'm already, pissed. But I park and walk in.

I wait about 5 minutes to get someone's attention and tell them what the problem is.

They say "well just take the meat off!"

That did it.

In my non-so-quiet voice, I replied "I FOUND A DEAD ANIMAL IN MY FOOD AND YOU WON'T CORRECT IT?!?"

The entire (very busy) place went dead quiet. When phrased like that, all the carnivores assumed there was a rat in my food.

Made the rest of my morning much happier. :T

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LOL I'm reminded of a particular "incident" I had while I was strictly vegetarian.

I had ordered an "egg-mcmuffin without the meat" at a mcdonalds drive thru

Let's also preface with saying I was in a particularly bad mood that morning.

They gave me the food and I CHECKED it before leaving the window

It had meat (canadian bacon)

I told the drivethru girl and she said "we're really backed up, you'll have to come in"

So I'm already, pissed. But I park and walk in.

I wait about 5 minutes to get someone's attention and tell them what the problem is.

They say "well just take the meat off!"

That did it.

In my non-so-quiet voice, I replied "I FOUND A DEAD ANIMAL IN MY FOOD AND YOU WON'T CORRECT IT?!?"

The entire (very busy) place went dead quiet. When phrased like that, all the carnivores assumed there was a rat in my food.

Made the rest of my morning much happier. :T

 

LMAO...that is so funny! I would have loved to been a "mouse in the corner".

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"Animals are here with us, not for us"

 

Say, nordgirl, what do you think about rats overrunning the cities? Do you believe in killing them? Just curious, I have no problems killing rats or eating steak.

 

Well, if anything was threatening my family, I wouldn't hesitate to nuke it, that applies to human beings too.

 

P.S. I am not picking on you, I am just trying to understand this whole "no meat" thing that vegans and others have going on.

 

Actually, I started my veganism for health reasons but after seeing the movie vegucated, my eyes were opened up to the inhumane world of factory farming. I defy anyone to see that film and ever go to kfc again, after they've seen live male chicks thrown away into garbage bags, because they're considered useless. I certainly couldn't.

 

Also, we eat so well without meat, it seems pointless to eat a diet which is so destructive to the planet.

 

Anyhow, others have already said it better than I can explain, so if you're truly curious, check this article out One Green Planet.

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Well, if anything was threatening my family, I wouldn't hesitate to nuke it, that applies to human beings too.

 

 

 

Actually, I started my veganism for health reasons but after seeing the movie vegucated my eyes were opened up to the inhumane world of factory farming. I defy anyone to see that film and ever go to kfc again, after they've seen live male chicks thrown away into garbage bags, because they're considered useless. I certainly couldn't.

 

Also, we eat so well without meat, it seems pointless to eat a diet which is so destructive to the planet.

 

Anyhow, others have already said it better than I can explain, so if you're truly curious, check this article out Why Go Vegan? | One Green Planet

 

I get all my meat, beef, pork and chicken (and eggs) from a friend who has a farm. All are grass and organically fed, free range meats. I don't think that is too inhumane.

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I get all my meat, beef, pork and chicken (and eggs) from a friend who has a farm. All are grass and organically fed, free range meats. I don't think that is too inhumane.

 

Earlier you said you wanted to understand. So it's strange that you just sound argumentative instead.

 

By the way, if you ask someone to explain their beliefs, it's usually polite to bother to read and understand the details. Grass and organically fed animals were not mentioned (not that food is anything like a total indication of quality of life). Neither were you accused of perpetrating Nordgirl's beliefs. Factory farming and resulting mass consumption were mentioned.

 

People certainly don't have to agree with animal rights - and there are of course various levels of what rights one might afford them. Some people think that any use of animals for food or otherwise is wrong, others think that modern mass farming and consumption practises are wrong but ethical farming practises are ok. However if you don't understand the reasoning behind any of it, and you want to, I'd suggest you educate yourself. You could start with Peter Singer's Animal Liberation.

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In my non-so-quiet voice, I replied "I FOUND A DEAD ANIMAL IN MY FOOD AND YOU WON'T CORRECT IT?!?"

 

On one level, this is quite funny, and a little inspired.

 

On the other hand....come on, this is why vegetarians get such a bad rep. I'd understand if you'd been given a nice big steaming portion of lasagna with mince, but honestly. One piece of bacon that could be easily removed?

 

Maybe I just don't 'get' it, but how's this really any different from me being appalled by the gherkin on my burger and picking it out? Or asking for steak and chips without the chips, getting the chips anyway and then not eating them?

 

All you did was give someone's kid who's working for minimum wage a hard time because of a simple mistake that could have been corrected by yourself in 5 seconds. I can see their point - you were already eating what is essentially a chicken period and liquid squeezed out of a cow...how much more disgusting would it really have been to simply remove the bacon and bin it?

 

I've nothing against people being vegan, vegetarian, low-carber, gluten intolerant or only eating things that are purple, or whatever. What I really don't get is why some people with dietary requirements (particularly voluntarily self-imposed ones) think the world has to pander to their every whim as if their dietary requirement makes them super special and more important than anyone else.

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