Are you on a low carb diet and craving a delicious sub? Look no further than Jersey Mike’s! Known for their mouthwatering sandwiches, Jersey Mike’s also offers a low carb option called “subs in a tub.” In this article, I’ll share my top picks for the best low carb subs at Jersey Mike’s, along with their macros and estimated prices.
Unveiling the Top Subs in a Tub
Jersey Mike’s serves a variety of cold and hot sandwiches, but their “subs in a tub” are the real winners for those watching their carb intake. Here are my personal favorites:
1. Chicken Philly Cheese Steak Sub in a Tub
My Chicken Philly Cheese Steak Sub in a Tub
How to Order: “#16 Chicken Philly — sub in a tub style. Add oil, vinegar, & spices.”
Estimated Macros: 655 calories, 13g net carbs, 49g fat, and 37g protein.
2. Jersey Mike’s Famous Philly Sub in a Tub
My Famous Philly Sub in a Tub
How to Order: “#17 Famous Philly — sub in a tub style. Add oil, vinegar, & spices.”
Estimated Macros: 695 calories, 11g net carbs, 55g fat, and 35g protein.
3. Famous Roast Beef and Provolone Sub in a Tub
My Roast Beef and Provolone Sub in a Tub
How to Order: “#6 Famous Roast Beef and Provolone sub in a tub — Mike’s Way.”
Estimated Macros: 690 calories, 9g net carbs, 50g fat, and 47g protein.
4. BLT Sub in a Tub
My BLT Sub in a Tub
How to Order: “#1 BLT sub in a tub. Add mayo, oil, vinegar, and spices.”
Estimated Macros: 1005 calories, 6g net carbs, 102g fat, and 12g protein.
5. “Cancro Special” Sub in a Tub
My #12 “Cancro Special” Sub in a Tub
How to Order: “#12 Cancro Special served as a sub in a tub — Mike’s Way.”
Estimated Macros: 740 calories, 9g net carbs, 54g fat, and 50g protein.
What to Avoid
While Jersey Mike’s offers tempting choices, it’s essential to steer clear of a few high-carb options. Avoid these hot subs in a tub:
- Teriyaki Chicken Cheesesteak – 23 net carbs
- Buffalo Steak Cheesesteak – 16 net carbs
Also, be mindful of condiments and dressings to keep your carb count in check. Avoid Thousand Island (8 net carbs) and Honey Mustard (7 net carbs).
Now, let’s evaluate Jersey Mike’s low carb options based on various factors:
- Low carb friendly: Yes.
- Low carb entrees on the menu: Not really. You’ll need to request a sub in a tub.
- Satiety of low carb entrees: Above average. No need to order extra meat or cheese.
- Taste of low carb entrees: Average. Hot cheesesteak subs triumph over cold ones.
- Price/value of low carb entrees: Average. Each sub in a tub costs around $7-$8.
- Ordering experience: Average. Friendly staff, but occasional mistakes and difficulties answering menu queries.
Don’t forget to check out my reviews of Jimmy John’s and Subway for more low carb sandwich options.
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Till then, happy low carb eating!
Cheers, “Mr. SkinnyPants”