There’s nothing special, per se, about Subway’s Veggie Delite®. This is what actually makes it kind of special.
Earlier this year I read an article stating Subway closed more than 1,000 stores last year. This could due to the fact that there are so many damn Subways.
Even so, one of the things I like about the Veggie Delite® is that I can always find it. . . for no one’s very far from a Subway.
You would assume there’s a McDonald’s, Taco Bell, or Arby’s in the Minneapolis skyway for us weary office workers, but there’s not. However, just down the hall there is a Subway.
There’s always a Subway.
One of my favorite episodes of The Office is where Michael gets lost downtown and Pam, Dwight and Holly have to find him. Holly finds him because, she, too, likes to walk by places “for the smell of it.”
Sometimes I walk by Subway for the smell of it.
Nothing on earth smells like a Subway. When you catch that indescribable whif, you know one looms near. Some find it repulsive. I often wonder if anyone’s invented a Subway sandwich shop scented candle.
Maybe it’s the familiarness that’s so endearing – the special combination of foamy Subway breads, dried herbs from the Italian Herb & Cheddar loafs, lunch meats, vegetables, zesty BBQ sauce, and cleaning supplies.
The Veggie Delite® is the only Subway sandwich that I order. It always tastes the same whether I order it in downtown Minneapolis or rural North Dakota.
When the work cafeteria’s vegetarian options are sparse and I didn’t bring my lunch, like a good neighbor, the Veggie Delite® is there.
At the worst it’s just fine and at the best, satisfying.
The creamy mayo brings it all together. Why does mayo always taste so much better when someone else puts it on your sandwich? I think the illusion’s in the squirt bottle. And the heavier-handed the sandwich artist is with the salt and pepper, the better. If you have to add more salt and pepper later, it won’t taste the same.
Unlike McDonald’s, you can order lunch sandwiches anytime. A coffee shop muffin costs the same as a six-inch Veggie Delite®. Call it your second breakfast and order away. At nine a.m. your coworkers might stare, but desk snack judgement be damned.
It’s all in how confidently you eat it.
The Best Veggie Delite® combination:
- Italian Herb & Cheddar bread
- American cheese
- Green Pepper
- Black Olives
- Banana Peppers
- Regular Mayo
- Salt and pepper