What are the sauces at Subway?

Subway is one of the most successful fast-food chains all across the world. The specialty that makes it different from the rest is the customization offered for their sandwiches. From the base bread to the vegetables, meats, seasonings, cheese, and sauces, everything at Subway can be customized according to one’s preference.

Sauces are one of the staples in a Subway Sandwich. They offer a different range of sauces across the United States with some regional staples. Chipotle Southwest, Garlic Aioli, Mustard, Ranch, Savory Caesar, Smoky Honey Mustard are the staple sauces available with Sweet Onion, Barbeque, Buffalo. Light Mayonnaise Type Dressing and Mayonnaise are at limited stores.

What are the sauces at subway

Classic Staples

Chipotle Southwest

This sauce is made by mixing mayonnaise and chipotle peppers. It is then seasoned with many dry seasonings such as onion powder and garlic powder, along with herbs such as parsley, cilantro, etc. Vinegar and/or lemon juice are also added to the sauce to add a little tangy flavor. The sauce tastes spicy, however, it is not overwhelming to eat.

Garlic Aioli

Aioli quite literally means Garlic and Oil. This sauce is also commonly referred to as Garlic Mayonnaise due to the similarity in its consistency. The ingredients used in garlic aioli are garlic, oil, which are whipped together with either cream or egg to make a thick consistency of the sauce.


Mustard is a staple condiment in American cuisine. It is used in all kinds of sandwiches like burgers and hot dogs. The condiment is made from mustard seeds mixed with liquids such as vinegar, lime juice, and even wine in some places. Salt is usually used to season this.


A popular salad dressing, which is made with a mix of mayonnaise with a variety of herbs. The herbs and seasonings used are parsley, garlic, onion, mustard, etc. It is a refreshing sauce among some of the heavier ones.

Savory Caesar

Caesar is a popular type of salad that is usually served as a side dish. It has gained huge popularity due to its simple yet elegant taste and hence the caesar dressing is used for foods that are not salads. The dressing consists of lemon juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, anchovies, egg, olive oil garlic, Dijon mustard, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper. 

Smokey Honey Mustard

Honey Mustard is a sweetened version of the classic mustard sauce that is usually paired with another spicy sauce. As the name suggests, it is quite literally made by mixing honey and mustard sauce. The sauce is then smoked under charcoal or wood to give it a richer taste.

Sweet Onion

Caramelized Onions are enjoyed widely with sandwiches and salads. Sweet Onion sauce could be considered a liquid version of that, with more flavor. This sauce consists of onions along with garlic, celery, and poppy seeds, paprika, salt, mustard powder, and some extra onion powder for taste. This is one of the fat-free sauce options that are available at Subway.

Local Subway Sauces

These sauces may not be available at all the Subway locations across the country but are available at some specific locations.


Barbecue is a sweet-tasting sauce. Used as a meat glaze for barbeque. this sauce is made with vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, and paprika. This sauce is most popular in the southwest of the country.


Similar to barbecue sauce, buffalo sauce is also used for grilled meat, except it is spicier. It is used as a glaze for chicken wings and made by mixing a fat, mostly butter, with another hot or tangy sauce.

Light Mayonnaise Type Dressing

Mayonnaise is made by mixing oil with eggs or cream. This sauce is mainly that but diluted with a light salad dressing to cut off the richness from the mayonnaise that may seem too heavy when paired with other sauces. The dressing used here is a simple lemon vinaigrette. Some locations may also offer plain mayonnaise as an alternative.

Additions and International

These sauces may not be available in the Subway locations in the United States currently but they are pretty popular in the various Subways.

Mint Mayonnaise

One of the most popular combinations, mint and mayonnaise go hand in hand to make a refreshing sauce that could taste good with any sandwich. The mint adds a cooling effect to the heavy mayonnaise.


Marinara is a classic Italian sauce used in pizzas and pasta. It is made with olive oil, garlic, onions, tomatoes, and herbs. It can be spiced up by using any dry or fresh red chillies. Marinara paired with meatballs is one of the most classic combos. 


It is a blend of Asian spices into a sauce. Some ingredients include onions, garlic, cilantro, turmeric, etc. It is usually spicy and enjoyed with a variety of meats and vegetables.


All the sauces offered at Subway are made by them while ensuring top-notch quality. The unique flavors produced by mixing a variety of these sauces are what make Subway stand out from the rest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Subway sauces vegan?

Subway so far only claims for their Garlic Aioli to be vegan. The rest of the sauces are not vegan-friendly.

What are the spicy Subway sauces?

Southwest Chipotle is one of the spicy Subway sauces along with Buffalo.

What are the sauces at Subway?

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