Subway tires to hide them but we are there to find them! Here are the top ten subway secret menu items that you just have to try!
10. Chicken Cordon Blue Sub
The Subway Secret Menu has many options and the Chicken Cordon Blue Sub is probably the fanciest option out of all of them. Why is this fancy? Well, did you know that a traditional Cordon Blue is a dish that originated in Switzerland and consists of meat wrapped around cheese, then breaded and then either fried or baked? As you can see there are many many steps in making this dish. Its complexity is part of what makes it so fancy and exciting. It is food inside food inside food. Kind of like the movie Inception is a dream inside a dream insdie a dream. No? The name “cordon blue” literally translates to blue ribbon. What does this dish of food-ception have to do with a blue ribbon though? Well, blue ribbons were originally worn by members of the highest order of knighthood. Recently, the honor has also been bestowed upon cooks who rise to the highest order of culinary mastery. How did the honor get to become the name of a dish of food though? This is not totally clear. That being said, the earliest record of the cordon blue dish was in a cookbook in 1949. The earliest American reference to the dish was in 1967 in The New York Times. There is a quick history of cordon blue. It is fancy and it is rather recent. Subway is participating in this lineage of cordon blue by making a secret menu item that shares the name. Do not be fooled though – this sandwich is good but it is not cordon blue mastery level. Let’s be real.
9. The Subway Old Cut
This next secret menu item has nothing to do with the insides of the sandwich and everything to do with how it is cut. Did you know Subway has changed the way they cut their subs over the years? If you are one of the people who noticed this change then you will be happy to know you can just ask for the old cut and you will be granted your wish. If you did not notice this change at all then, well, you are unobservant. Or maybe you are just too young and missed the shift completely. It is okay, here is your education on the different kinds of cuts. Back in the day Subway used to cut a U shape in the bread. They would basically make room for filling. Now, they are cutting it nearly into two by slicing down the side. The newer version is not the best way of cutting it because it is not the optimal way of keeping the innards of the sandwich where they belong; inside. This new way is the reason why you always take extra napkins when you have a Subway sandwich and it could well be avoided if you order the Subway Old Cut. You can make this secret menu item order with any of your sandwiches! Choose your favorite and give it a go! If you are feeling really frisky then you can try ordering a secret menu item sub in the old cut way! This way you get secret insides and a secret cut! If you parents never made you feel special then here you go! Go feel special at Subway! Just kidding, that was kind of dark. How about you bring your parents? They may miss the old way of cutting subs too! They may be even more nostalgic then you are! They may have worked in a Subway and actually been trained to do the old cut. You never know!? Go ahead and tell them about this and see what they say!
8. Sweet and Sour Chicken Sub
This next one on our list of top Ten Subway Secret Menu Items They Try To Hide From You is the Sweet and Sour Chicken Sub. Sweet and Sour is now a classic combination that is so popular it could be on the actual menu. The Sweet and Sour Chicken Sub has some tender chicken pieces, banana peppers, tomatoes, red onions, sweet onion sauce, and red wine vinaigrette. Is this giving you any fun ideas for your homemade sandwiches? Have you now figured out that sweet and sour a flavor combo that you loved and never knew you needed in a sandwich until now? Did you know the term sweet and sour is a generic phrase used to describe sauces, dishes, cooking styles, and flavoring? It all began in China and made its way over to North America in the Middle Ages. Apparently the style of mixing sweet and sour flavors began in the Hunan province in China. Now, we can find it tucked away on Subway’s secret menu. Go out and find it! You will absolutely love it if you are a sweet and sour fan! And, let’s be real… Who isn’t a sweet and sour fan? Right? Sweet and sour is awesome!
7. Big Philly Cheesesteak
You do not need to be in Philly to enjoy this bad boy. Just walk into your local Subway and order up! One Big Philly Cheesesteak please! This sub comes with three scoops of steak and twice the amount of cheese than they normally give. If you really want to make it taste like a classic Philly Cheesesteak Sub you should add onions and peppers. You should also get it toasted. The warmer the better. Did you know that the original Philly Cheesesteak was invented by Pat Olivieri in the 1930’s? This guy was a hot dog vendor and apparently he decided to grill up the steak he had bought from the butcher and then slide it into an Italian bread roll. Clever man. He probably did not know what he had done. He probably did not know that he had made an iconic food staple that would remain a symbol of his city for years to come. How did the word get out though? It is all because of cab drivers! The smell of Pat Olivieri’s concoction was wafting over the city and caught the attention of a passing cab driver who stopped to get one. In time other cab drivers came and then more. Eventually, the whole city was coming to him for these sandwiches. His creation was so popular that he had to give up the stall and open up a shop. His place was on 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue and was called Pat’s King of Steaks. Now many many places offer up this type of sandwich! Subway included! Thanks Mr. Pat Olivieri for changing the sandwich game and making something really memorable.
6. Grilled Cheese Sub
Hung over? Picky eater? Just longing for something simple? Never fear! The Grilled Cheese Sub is here! The Grilled Cheese Sub is loaded up. It is filled. It is packed. It is just jammed with lots of goodness! What kind of goodness you ask? This is simple: Cheese. The Grilled Cheese Sub has Shredded American cheese and a Monterey Cheddar blend. It also comes with a tomato. Though the tomato pairs well with the cheese combo it is totally understandable if you are a grilled cheese purist and would rather ask to have no tomatoes. Many of us would. Many of us think of grilled cheese sandwiches has having just cheese on them. Nothing wrong with wanting to stay classic! Some of us add things to our grilled cheeses though and that is also okay. A grilled cheese is really good anyway and every way! Maybe cheese and bacon? Or cheese and fired onions? Or, in this case, cheese and tomato? Give it a go! The Grilled Cheese Sub is on the secret menu, but now that you know it is there you can find it!
5. Tuna Melt Sub
Tune: you either love it or hate it. Right? If you are a lover of tuna then you may be interesting in order the Tun Melt Sub off of Subway’s Secret Menu. Did you know that the term “tune melt” only began in the 1960s? Apparently a writer named Warren Bobrow invented the tuna melt in 1965 in South Carolina when he wrote about a certain accident that happened at the lunch counter at Woolworth’s. The legend goes that Mr. Warren Bobrow was at said counter when a woman walked in and ordered a grilled cheese sandwich. Sitting on top of a shelf above the area where the grilled sandwich was being made way a piece of tuna on a bed of lettuce. As if by magic the tune and lettuce fell onto the unsuspecting lady’s sandwich and bam! The tuna melt was born. Though this is likely just fodder it is still a fun story that is whimsical and even a little inspiring! It makes us wonder what kind of little accident will happen next that will prompt the next big thing… The Subway Tuna Melt Sub is no accident. Even though it is secret it is there, waiting for you to order it. Go and enjoy the Tuna Melt Sub and ponder on the origins of such a combination in flavors!
4. The Pizza Sub
The next item on the Top Ten List of Subway Secret Menu Items They Try To Hide From You is the Pizza Sub! Yes! Pizza and a Sub! It is like Pizza Hut and Subway got knocked up and had a baby! This is probably the most ordered secret item. Why? Well, because pizzas and subs are delicious on their own! Together they must be amazing! It is also nice to have a pizza in a sandwich form. This way all of the innards will stay nice and hot. Regular pizzas cool down rather quickly because there is a lot of surface area that is open to the cooling air. Not here though! This pizza is all wrapped up in sub form so you can enjoy it hot for much longer than your everyday pizza. Do not forget to ask for this secret menu item toasted. It is much better this way. It also tastes even more like a pizza this way!
3. Chicken Parmesan Sub
Your grandmother might have made a chicken parmesan dish? Or you tried it after seeing it made on the food network? Or perhaps you ate it while visiting in Italy? Maybe you like to order this at a local restaurant you go for all of your Tinder dates? Chicken Parmesan or Chicken Parm for short is usually yummy wherever you get it. Now, you can find it at Subway and boy is it good. You will not find it on the menu because that would be too easy for you. You will have to ask the friendly staff and they should know what you are talking about. On the off chance that they look at you like you are a crazy person just ask them to prepare a sub with roasted chicken, marinara sauce, and Parmesan cheese. This pretty uncomplicated combination of flavors is the best way to change up a chicken order. If you love chicken but want a change try this. Mixing chicken with parmesan is actually a very American style of cooking. You may have been convinced this dish originated in Italy, but it actually did not. The Chicken Parmesan or Chicken Parmigiana dish came out of the United States. It was made principally in Italian American communities. You can also find a sister dish, the Eggplant Parmigiana. This one however did originate in Italy.
2. The Footlong B.M.T
This order is really intense. You have been warned. This next item really is a secret menu item because there is no way people would order this regularly. The sheer cost of this sandwich is reason enough. How crazy is the cost you are wondering? What could this sub be made of? Okay. Here goes: The Footlong B.M.T cost eighty six dollars and is made out of eight double meats, eight double cheese, nine layers of bacon, every vegetable they offer, and bread in between the layers. You certainly will not be able to eat this in the car or on the go. If you are ordering this it mean you are ready for a challenge and you are ready to go on into the Subway and sit down. In fact, you should expect to draw a crowd. This item is not on the menu because it is simply so big. It costs a lot to make and it costs a lot to eat. It is high in calories. Duhhh. And it is not the best for your health. All of that said it is a fun way for Subway to stay in the loop. Many different fast food joints offer similar types of big meals and it is only logical that Subway would have one too!
1. Deconstructed Breakfast Taco Flatbread
If you have been thinking that Subway has been lacking in the breakfast area, well, you are wrong. Subway has the Deconstructed Breakfast Taco Flatbread on their secret menu and though they are trying to hide it from you you can still find it if you look hard enough. The Deconstructed Breakfast Taco Flatbread combines everything you love about Subway with everything you desire in a Taco. It is like if Taco Bell and Subway had a little baby. Awwww. How adorable is that? This scrumptious breakfast option comes with egg whites, steak, guacamole, spinach, red onion, tomatoes, and chipotle Southwest sauce. If you have a big day ahead of you this is what you should be ordering. Not only are the fillings in this sandwich super filling and full of good flavor, but the bread is not overwhelming. The flatbread is thin so that carb counters need not worry too much. A flat bread is also as close as you will get to a taco while at Subway. In fact, you can fold this up like a traditional taco or you can attempt a roll to get a burrito. How you consume the Deconstructed Breakfast Taco Flatbread is really up to you. What matters is that you know about it. Knowing your options really is the first step in ordering. Go! Order, order, order! You now know your options!