Food Review: Meatless Meatball Marinara (Subway)

Meatless Meatball Marinara (Subway) Artwork

Firstly, the obligatory more about section, Subway as you most likely know is a fast food franchise, named for its specialty item, submarine sandwiches or subs. It has been around since 1965, and was founded by Fred DeLuca, a 17 year old and financed by Pete Buck, a businessman. It was renamed to Subway from its original name Pete’s Super Submarines after two years of business and since then has expanded into a global franchise.

Anyway, on my continuing quest to try all the delicious vegan options available at my local eateries I decided to visit Subway and try their meatless meatball Marinara. It is made with a plant-based meat substitute, and comes with optional mozzarella style plant based cheese slices. It comes with Subway’s own signature marinara sauce.

Meatless Meatball Marinara
For my specific order I got it on plain Italian bread, and added some cucumbers, tomatoes and red onions. Nothing that would compromise the vegan nature of the dish, and nothing which would impact the taste too much. Likewise I avoided adding any additional sauces, as the marinara was plenty for me, and anything extra would have obscured the taste of the actual dish. 

Okay so let’s move on to the review, the sauce itself is what hits you first. It’s incredibly rich and flavourful without being overpowering. It boasts a nice, deep tomato flavour. Now onto the meatless meatballs, and being completely honest I don’t think I could tell the difference between them and traditional meatballs. They have the same consistency as meat, and have a taste that’s easily just as good as their meaty counterparts. Speaking of taste, they have an earthy flavour which is really appealing and goes well with the sauce, which again I have to mention is delicious. As I said, the meatless sub comes with optional vegan cheese, so I decided to go for it and it really added a lot to the dish. It brings a creaminess to the whole thing which blends well with the textures and flavours of the meatless meatballs and the tangy sauce. The optional vegetables, which I listed above, added to an already superb meal. 

As a bonus I ordered one of their Vegan Double Chocolate Chip cookies as a treat, and I found it to be sweet and very chocolatey with a nice crunch. It’s a little tougher than I was expecting, but then again I prefer my cookies to be chewy rather than crunchy. Despite that I found it to be a really great cookie, that had plenty of flavour without being too sweet.

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