Zoe Gonzales / Daily Nexus

Subway is the perfect midday meal for students. With two convenient locations on campus — one at the Arbor and one at the University Center. As a former sandwich artist, I’ve had the privilege of crafting countless sandwiches, and I’m here to spill the beans (or should I say the toppings) on the ultimate sandwich combinations that will leave you perfectly satisfied. 

Subway offers an abundance of its preselected combinations, but these are my own that I’ve constructed through my own trial and error. All of these sandwiches come toasted, as they should be. Be warned that these four sandwich names are not official Subway sandwich names. As long as you provide according to the numbered instructions, you will get the combo you desire.

“Tuna Melt Supreme”

You can’t go wrong with a tuna sandwich. While I worked at Subway, tuna was always a popular meat option, but few people made it how I like it. It’s vital to toast the sandwich without the tuna. The price comes out to $8.90 on a six-inch, and $12.90 on a twelve-inch.

  1. Choose the italian white bread. 
  2. Request cheddar cheese. 
  3. Ask to toast the bread first, and THEN add tuna.
  4. For veggies: tomato, bell pepper, cucumber and onion.
  5. Finally, garnish with one thin line of creamy sriracha sauce. More than that is too spicy!
  6. Add salt and pepper, and you’re all done!

“Underrated Rotisserie Delight”

This one is my favorite, and I order it almost every time. Chicken was never popular during my time there, which I still don’t understand. It’s easily my favorite meat served at Subway. This sandwich comes out to $8.90 on a six-inch portion, and $13.90 on a footlong.

  1. Choose the flatbread. 
  2. Ask for rotisserie chicken for the meat. 
  3. Toast the bread and chicken by itself with no cheese! This sandwich tastes better without it.
  4. Use cucumbers, bell peppers, onions and jalapeños for veggies. 
  5. For seasoning: sweet-onion teriyaki sauce and red wine vinegar. 
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and it’s ready! 

“Classic Turkey Bacon”

Another popular meat option is turkey. Personally, I find turkey too bland on its own to have it on a sandwich. However, I think it perfectly pairs with bacon, which adds a nice salty flavor and texture. Order a six-inch for $10.80, or $14.80 for a footlong.

  1. Ask for Italian herb and cheese bread.
  2. Order turkey and request bacon! It costs extra but it’s worth it.
  3. Place Swiss cheese on top and toast it! 
  4. Add veggies in the following order: cucumber, tomato and lettuce. The lettuce doesn’t taste as crunchy and refreshing when it gets in contact with the hot meat and cheese.
  5. Garnish with a little red wine vinegar. 

Piece o’ Pizza

This one is tricky and some Subway workers may not agree to make it for you. But if you ask really nicely, you might have a chance. The bread itself is quite filling, enough to give Dominos or Pizza Hut a run for its money. With the toppings that Subway offers, the following is my favorite combination. If you’re lucky, you’ll only get charged for a pepperoni portion with mozzarella cheese. This comes out to $9.80 for a six-inch, and $14.80 for a twelve-inch. If not, you’ll get charged the price of a meatball marinara, extra pepperoni AND extra mozzarella. In that case, it could be the most expensive sandwich on this list at a $11.70 and $16.70 for a six-inch and footlong respectively, so keep that in mind.

  1. Choose the Italian herb and cheese bread.
  2. Ask for the meatball marinara SAUCE only. 
  3. Ask for pepperoni and mozzarella, and toast.
  4. Add onion, bell pepper, olives and you’re done!

Ordering from Subway for the first time is notoriously stressful, we all know this. Lots of people don’t understand that the cost of the sandwich usually only depends on the size of bread and the type of meat you order. Every other veggie topping is free, minus the avocado. Hopefully this list gives you an idea of what you could order at Subway, down to the type of bread and the sauces.