Vegan Options at Firehouse Subs in 2022 [Includes FAQs]

Firehouse Subs is an American restaurant chain formed in Jacksonville, Florida by two firefighter brothers: Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, who have opened over 1,200 restaurants across many locations, including 46 states within the United States, and other countries such as Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. 

The menu features specialty subs, salads, and other seasonal items. The subs typically feature meat and cheese, on toasted sub rolls, and are often served with a mix of vegetables and condiments. Needless to say, Firehouse Subs is not a vegan restaurant, but there’s probably something you can eat to deceive your stomach. 

Firehouse Subs has a build your own sandwich option, so we’re going to break down which vegan-friendly ingredients you can order from the menu. 

Vegan Sandwich Options

Firehouse Subs has one vegetarian sandwich that can be made vegan. The sandwich is called “Veggie” and comes with several ingredients, including bell peppers, sauteed mushrooms, sauteed and raw onions, tomato, mayonnaise, deli mustard, Italian dressing, provolone, cheddar, and Monterey Jack.

To make it vegan, you must remove the mayonnaise and the cheeses. You can also replace the mayonnaise with one of the vegan condiments or dressings we have listed below. 

If you don’t want the “Veggie” sandwich, you can also opt to create your own sandwich with many of the vegan-friendly ingredients we mention in the next section. 

Firehouse Subs has two types of bread: white and wheat bread. According to their allergen menu, only the white bread is suitable for vegans because the wheat bread contains honey, which some vegans avoid. 

Vegan Toppings and Condiments

If you choose to create your own sandwich, there are several toppings you can order, namely:

  • Banana Peppers
  • Black Olives
  • Cherry Pepper Rings
  • Chopped Green Peppers
  • Chopped Onion
  • Chopped Pickle Spears
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Tomato Slices
  • Pickle Spears
  • Sautéed Bell Peppers
  • Sautéed Mushrooms
  • Sautéed Onions 

To provide your vegan sandwich with some extra flavor, you can opt for the following condiments/dressings: 

  • Balsamic Dressing
  • Italian Salad Dressing
  • Oil and Vinegar Dressing (Not available in every location)
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Sriracha Sauce
  • Salsa Verde Sauce (Not available in every location)
  • Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce
  • Spicy Mustard
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Red Pepper Flakes

Some locations might not have all the condiments we have listed, but I’m positive you can find them in most locations, particularly in big cities. 

Vegan Sides

Here are some of the sides you can order with your sandwich:

  • Firehouse Salad
  • Side Salad
  • Regular Sun Chips
  • Jalapeno Chips
  • Plain Lays Chips
  • Occasionally another type of Chip
  • Pickle Spears
The Firehouse Salad and the Side Salad are not originally vegan. They contain cheese, so you have to ask the restaurant staff to remove it. Also, if you opt for the Sun Chips, keep in mind that only the original flavor is suitable for vegans. The other flavors contain dairy ingredients.

Vegan FAQs

Does Firehouse Subs Do Lettuce Wraps?

No, Firehouse Subs doesn’t have lettuce wraps available. For individuals who don’t want to eat bread, you can ask for your protein and toppings to be served on a bed of crispy lettuce.  

Does Firehouse Subs Have Soup?

Firehouse Subs has a soup called the Loaded Baked Potato Soup, which is a creamy potato soup that contains bacon, cheddar cheese, onions, chives, and pepper. Unfortunately, it’s not suitable for vegans. 

Does Firehouse Subs Have a Drive Through?

Firehouse Subs does have drive through, but not in every location. According to this piece of information on their official website, they can only implement a drive through in locations where it’s logistically possible. Because most of their restaurants are in strips, they can’t push for a drive-thru implementation. 

Does Firehouse Subs Take Apple Pay?

According to this page on Firehouse Subs official website, they have announced a nationwide rollout of Apple Pay, which naturally offers customers the option to make mobile payments with their Apple devices. 

Alexandre Valente

Hey there! My name is Alex and I've been vegan for more than five years! I've set up this blog because I'm really passionate about veganism and living a more eco-conscious life. Hopefully, I can use this website as a channel to help you out on your own journey!

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