Does Jimmy John’s Have Gluten Free Bread? (Find Out Now!)

Does Jimmy John's Have Gluten Free Bread

With more and more people following gluten-free diets, many restaurants have made accommodations to their menus. Many restaurants are now offering separate gluten-free menus and supplying gluten-free starches. But, what about one of the most fast-casual sub-chains out there? Jimmy John’s is known for its SUPER speedy delivery and delectable smelling bread, but does this chain offer gluten-free bread?

Sadly, Jimmy John’s does not offer gluten-free bread. Jimmy John’s offers a french hoagie bread and a thick-sliced wheat bread, but they have not yet hopped on the gluten-free bandwagon. However, Jimmy John’s does offer a lettuce-wrapped sandwich, known as the “Unwich”. A few sub-chains that do provide gluten-free bread are Firehouse Subs, Jersey Mikes, Subway, and Jason’s Deli. 

In this article, we will discuss the different Jimmy John’s options, as well as the sub-chains that do offer gluten-free bread. Let’s dig in!

Is Jimmy John’s Healthy?

Jimmy John’s sandwiches are all very high in Sodium and Total Fat. This is likely due to their processed deli meats and mayonnaise. However, there are options that are better than others. The Unwich lettuce wrap is a good choice if you are watching your carbohydrate count. It would also be helpful to ask them to be “light” on the mayo since they tend to overdo it sometimes! 

Jimmy John’s Nutrition Facts

Jimmy John’s French Bread

This french bread is the classic Jimmy John’s bread that you can smell from a mile away. Hopefully, someday they will recreate their classic french bread in a similar tasting gluten-free option!


  • Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin, Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid)
  • Water
  • Yeast
  • Contains Less Than 2% of Monocalcium, Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Ammonium Chloride, Ammonium Sulfate, Calcium Peroxide, Ascorbic Acid, Wheat Gluten, Enzymes, Calcium Propionate

Nutritional Information (per 8-inch roll):

  • Calories: 350
  • Total Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 710mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 66g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Total Protein: 13g

Jimmy John’s Thick-Sliced Wheat

Jimmy John’s also offers a thick-sliced wheat bread for those customers who prefer a more hearty tasting sandwich bread. And, sadly, this option is not gluten friendly. 


  • Unbleached Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid)
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Yeast
  • Contains 2% or Less of Each of the Following: Soybean Oil, Sprouted Wheat Grains, Brown Sugar, Salt, Flax Seed, Millet, Sunflower Seeds, Wheat Gluten, Whole Oat Groats, Sprouted Rye Grains, Cultured Wheat Flour, Dried Molasses, Fermented Wheat Flour, Cracker Wheat, Sprouted Triticale Grains, Fermented Rye Flour, Calcium Sulfate, Sunflower Lecithin, Vinegar, Enzymes, Monocalcium Phosphate, Ascorbic Acid, Soy Lecithin.

Nutritional Information (per 2 slices):

  • Calories: 370
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 390mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 57g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Total Protein: 16g

Jimmy John’s “Unwich” Sandwich – Gluten-Free Option

The only alternative option at Jimmy John’s is there lettuce wrap, also known as the “Unwich.” Although there are no gluten-containing ingredients in the Unwich, there is always the possibility of cross-contact. 

Turkey Tom Unwich


  • Lettuce
  • Sliced Turkey Breast
  • Mayonnaise
  • Tomato

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 250
  • Total Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 700mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Total Protein: 15g

Sandwich Shops with Gluten-Free Bread Alternative

Firehouse Subs – Gluten-Free Ciabatta Roll


  • Water
  • Corn Starch
  • Corn Flour
  • Rice Flour
  • Psyllium Seed Husk (Vegetable Fiber)
  • Dextrose
  • Modified Cellulose
  • Soy Protein
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Yeast
  • Salt
  • Apple Fiber
  • Tartaric Acid
  • Citric Acid
  • Calcium Citrate
  • Niacin
  • Iron
  • Thiamin
  • Riboflavin

Nutritional Information (per 1 roll):

  • Calories: 190
  • Total Fat: 2.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 40g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Total Protein: 3g

Jersey Mikes –  Udi’s Brand Gluten-Free Sub Rolls

Jersey Mikes is another popular chain that has introduced a gluten-free bread option. Jersey Mikes has partnered with Udi’s, using their gluten-free sub roll. You can request any of their sandwiches to be made with it.


  • Water
  • Tapioca Starch
  • Brown Rice Flour
  • Non-GMO Vegetable Oil (Canola or Sunflower or Safflower)
  • Egg Whites
  • Resistant Corn Starch
  • Tapioca Maltodextrin
  • Evaporated Cane Juice
  • Cane Syrup
  • Rice Bran
  • Yeast
  • Sugarcane Fiber
  • Salt
  • Gum (Xanthan Gum, Sodium Alginate, Guar Gum)
  • Cultured Corn Syrup Solids (Natural Mold Inhibitor)
  • Locust Bean Gum
  • Enzymes 

Nutritional Information (per 1 roll):

  • Calories: 470 
  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 890mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 76g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugars: 7g
  • Protein: 12g 



  • Egg Whites
  • Cornstarch
  • Modified Cornstarch
  • Tapioca Starch
  • Palm Oil
  • Sugar
  • Distilled Monoglycerides
  • Contains Less Than 2% of the following: Yeast, Rice Bran and Germ, Salt, Natural Flavor, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Monocalcium Phosphate), Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carbohydrate Gum, Guar Gum, Enzyme

Nutritional Information (per 1 roll):

  • Calories: 340 
  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 800mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 52g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 7g
  • Protein: 6g 

Jason’s Deli- Udi’s Brand Gluten-Free Whole Grain Bread


  • Water
  • Modified Tapioca Starch
  • Rice Starch
  • Canola Oil
  • Brown Rice Flour (Rice Flour, Rice Bran)
  • Sorghum Flour
  • Cane Sugar
  • Tapioca Starch
  • Sugar Cane Syrup
  • Egg Whites
  • Flax Seed
  • Amaranth Flour
  • Modified Cellulose
  • Teff Flour
  • Cultured Brown Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Salt
  • Yeast
  • Guar Gum
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Enzymes

Nutritional Information (per 1 slice):

  • Calories: 120 
  • Total Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 240mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 19g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 3g 

Popular Gluten-Free Sandwiches

Jersey Mikes – Mikes Famous Philly on Gluten-Free Bread


  • Philly Beef: Beef, water, dextrose, potassium lactate, salt, sodium phosphate, natural flavor
  • White American Cheese: Cultured milk and skim milk, cream, sodium citrate, salt, sorbic acid (preservative), enzymes, soy lecithin (non-sticking agent)
  • Red/Green pepper strips:Fresh peppers, water, sugar, vinegar, salt, calcium chloride, sodium benzoate (preservative), yellow 5, sodium metabirulfite (preservative).
  • Gluten-free bread: Water, Tapioca Starch, Brown Rice Flour, Non-GMO Vegetable Oil (Canola or Sunflower or Safflower), Egg Whites, Resistant Corn Starch, Tapioca Maltodextrin, Evaporated Cane Juice, Cane Syrup, Rice Bran, Yeast, Sugarcane Fiber, Salt, Gum (Xanthan Gum, Sodium Alginate, Guar Gum), Cultured Corn Syrup Solids (Natural Mold Inhibitor), Locust Bean Gum, Enzymes 

Nutritional Information (per 1 Sub on Gluten-Free Bread):

  • Calories: 710 
  • Total Fat: 30g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 113mg
  • Sodium: 2058mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 63g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 45g 

Subway Spicy Italian on Gluten-Free Bread


  • Genoa Salami: Pork, Beef, Salt, Water, Corn Syrup, Dextrose, Sugar, Wine, Sodium Erythorbate, Flavorings, Sodium Nitrate, Spices, Garlic, Lactic Acid Starter Culture, Sodium Nitrite.
  • Pepperoni: Pork, Beef, Salt, Dextrose, Water, Spices, Corn Syrup, Paprika, Oleoresin Of Paprika, Flavorings, Sodium Erythorbate, Lactic Acid Starter Culture, Sodium Nitrite
  • Lettuce: Fresh Iceberg Variety
  • Onions: Jumbo Red Onions
  • Tomatoes: Fresh Red Ripe Tomatoes
  • Green Peppers: Fresh Green Bell Peppers
  • Cucumbers: Fresh Ripe Cucumbers
  • Gluten-Free Bread: Egg Whites, Cornstarch, Modified Cornstarch, Tapioca Starch, Palm Oil, Sugar, Distilled Monoglycerides, Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: Yeast, Rice Bran And Germ, Salt, Natural Flavor, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Monocalcium Phosphate), Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carbohydrate Gum, Guar Gum, Enzyme

Nutritional Information (per 1 Sub on Gluten-Free Roll):

  • Calories: 480
  • Total Fat: 24gg
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 1520mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 46g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 20g 

Firehouse Subs – Smoked Turkey Sub on Gluten-Free Ciabatta


  • Dill Pickle Spear: Fresh Cucumbers, Water, Salt, Distilled Vinegar, Calcium Chloride, Natural Spices And Flavorings, 1/10 Th Percent Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Edta (Preserve Freshness), Turmeric (For Color)
  • Iceberg Lettuce: Iceberg Lettuce
  • Mayonnaise: Soybean Oil, Water, Corn Syrup, Egg Yolks, Distilled And Cider Vinegar, Salt, Mustard Seed And Calcium Disodium Edta To Protect Flavor
  • Gluten-Free Roll: Water, Corn Starch, Corn Flour, Rice Flour, Psyllium Seed Husk (Vegetable Fiber), Dextrose, Modified Cellulose, Soy Protein, Sunflower Oil, Yeast, Salt, Apple Fiber, Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid, Calcium Citrate, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin, Riboflavin
  • Onion
  • Provolone Cheese: Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes, Natural Smoke Flavor., 
  • Smoked Turkey Breast Roast: Turkey Breast, Turkey Broth, Contains 2% Or Less Of: Salt, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite, Liquid Smoke., 
  • Spicy Mustard: Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Salt, And Spices., 
  • Tomato

Nutritional Information (per 1 Sub on Gluten-Free Ciabatta):

  • Calories: 340
  • Total Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 1120mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 30g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 18g

Related Questions

Does Jimmy John’s have a Vegan Sandwich?

Jimmy John’s has only one vegetarian sandwich option, which can be made vegan with a few modifications. This is the #6 Original Veggie. This sandwich comes with provolone cheese, mayonnaise, avocado, cucumber, lettuce, tomato, and alfalfa sprouts. To make this vegan, just request the sandwich to be made without the provolone cheese and mayo.

What sides does Jimmy John’s have?

Jimmy John’s sides currently include their own brand of kettle potato chips, fresh baked cookies, and dill pickles. The only chip flavors that are gluten-free are the Regular and Jalapeno flavor.

Are all sandwiches available in Unwhich form at Jimmy John’s?

If you are a fan of lettuce-wrap instead of bread, all of the Jimmy John’s sandwiches are available in the Unwich form, which should make them safe to eat. The employees are also really good about changing gloves and using a separate preparation area if you ask.

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Jordana Tobelem

Jordana is a Registered Dietitian who enjoys helping others become the best versions of themselves through proper nutrition education. Jordana has a passion for promoting lifestyle changes through nutrition, physical activity, and behavior to create a superior quality of life. Jordana also holds certifications in Personal Training and Holistic Health Coaching.

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