Eating Vegan at Jimmy John’s- All the Choices for Vegan Sandwiches

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Jimmy Johns is known for its “freaky fast” sandwiches, the perfect on-the-go snack to tide you over until your next meal. Rivaled only by Subway, this fast food chain has a sandwich for everyone, complete with combo options and drinks. Most sandwich-lovers don’t go to Jimmy John’s for its vegan-friendly options, especially when considering menu items like the All-American Beefy Crunch Combo and the Ultimate Porker. However, there are vegan options to choose from if you know where to look! Thanks to the Vegan Unlocked vegan menu, secret menu and editor’s picks, any vegan craving a sandwich can find what they’re looking for at Jimmy John’s.

The Vegan Unlocked Research Team analyzed all 54 items on the Jimmy John’s menu. We came away with two delicious custom creations and several on-menu options. 

Jimmy John’s has a score of 1.7 out of 5 stars as a vegan-friendly restaurant. It’s not the place to go for tofu bowls or kale chips, but it has a few options to choose from when you’re on the go.

This score is calculated based on the amount of vegan offerings on Jimmy John’s menu “as is” or with an easy substitution, a restaurant vegan customizability score and finally the amount of vegan options vs non-vegan options. Learn more about how Vegan Unlocked Ratings are calculated

Secret Menu

Every vegan knows how it feels to walk through the doors of a restaurant like Jimmy John’s wondering what they’ll possibly find to eat. Fortunately, no one is more adept at customizing a menu to fit their needs than an experienced vegan! Even a menu that appears distinctly meat-centric on first glance can be tweaked until there are plant-based options to choose from. The researchers at Vegan Unlocked have given their own spin to the Jimmy John’s menu, resulting in a few tasty vegan options for vegans to enjoy.

Not up for customizing your meal? Scroll down to find the Jimmy John’s vegan menu items and our editors’ top picks below this section. 

Better Veggie Sandwich:

The veggie sandwich is an obvious choice when looking for a plant-based meal at a sandwich shop! To customize it, get a #6 The Veggie with no cheese and no mayo. Add on pickles, onions, Jimmy Peppers, oregano-basil and oil & vinegar. 

Hacked All-American (Non)Beefy Crunch: 

Order the All-American Beefy Crunch with your own vegan customizations, removing the roast beef, the cheese, and the Thousand Islands sauce. Add tomatoes, Grey Poupon Dijon mustard and Jimmy pickles for extra flavor. Voila!

All Vegan Options at Jimmy John’s

What are all the vegan options at Jimmy John’s?


  • #6 THE VEGGIE: Order this classic sandwich, holding the mayo and the cheese. You’re left with the veggies of your choosing on fresh baked bread.

Sides, Kids

  • BBQ Jimmy Chips
  • Jalapeno Chips
  • Jumbo Kosher Dill Pickle
  • Regular Jimmy Chips
  • Thinny Chips
  • Little John #6 (no cheese, no mayo)

Sauces, Add Ons, Toppings

  • Avocado Spread
  • Cucumber
  • Lettuce
  • Jimmy Peppers
  • Pickles
  • Onions
  • Sprouts
  • Tomato
  • Grey Poupon
  • Jimmy Mustard
  • Oil & Vinegar
  • Oregano-Basil Seasoning
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Jumbo Kosher Dill Jimmy Pickles

Editor’s Picks: What Are the Best Vegan Meals at Jimmy John’s?

The easiest to order vegan option at Jimmy John’s is The Veggie, which is as classic as they come. Hold the cheese and mayo for a simple, veggie-filled meal.

The Better Veggie is the best vegan option, full of veggies and flavor. 

The Jalapeno Chips are the most budget-friendly choice for vegans at Jimmy John’s, cashing in at only $1.59.

Note: Vegan Unlocked is a tool dedicated to helping people find plant-based options. We are not an allergen resource, and want to encourage our friends with allergies to proceed with caution. We cannot control and don’t always know when cross contamination takes place. See Jimmy John’s allergen menu here. As far as cross-contamination of vegan foods with animal products, this is completely up to your comfort level as an individual. Read our stance on cross contamination here

Frequently Asked Jimmy John’s Questions

Is Jimmy John’s bread vegan? 

Yes, all of Jimmy John’s bread is made without dairy and eggs and is fully vegan.

Are Jimmy John’s chips vegan? 

All Jimmy John’s chips except for the Salt & Vinegar chips are vegan.

Is Jimmy John’s avocado spread vegan? 

Yes, the avocado spread is vegan, containing just avocados, veggies, lime juice, mustard and salt.

You can find out more information on the Jimmy John’s menu by visiting their website here

Dining at Jimmy John’s soon?

 Be sure to tag Vegan Unlocked and share your vegan meal or custom creation to be entered into our monthly giveaway!

Jimmy John’s vegan menu was brought to you by… 

Lydia Greene

Lydia Greene is a freelance writer with a passion for food and travel. When she’s not writing, you can find her hiking in the woods near her home in Portland, Oregon, cooking up a tasty meal or dreaming up her next adventure.

Cristina Garrido

Cristina is a vegan cook and recipe developer. She’s worked in several vegan kitchens, as a collaborator for different cooking blogs and now works as a consultant helping restaurants interested in making their menus more vegan-friendly. She’s passionate about cultural foods and culinary innovations. Her non-food related interests include thrifting, sustainability and exploring her new adoptive country, Portugal.

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