Let me preface this review of the Subway Western Egg White & Cheese English Muffin Melt by noting that we live in Austin, Texas, the recognized breakfast taco capital of the world according to the New York Times .
This morning because because my wife totally and completely begged me instead of walking across the street to El Arroyo for a breakfast taco fix, I went to the Subway next door.
I have to say, the breakfast at Subway is pretty good.
The egg white version I had is only 160 calories, of which 35 come from fat. This compares favorably to McDonald’s Egg McMuffin , which has 300 calories, of which 110 come from fat.
(MizFit note: compares favorably. can you tell which one of us is the lawyer in the family? His prose is definitely more lovely.)
Like breakfast tacos, I would have to eat at least 2 of the Subway breakfast sandwiches to even put a dent in my morning hunger, but I wouldn’t feel bad about eating 2 of these.
The low point of the breakfast was definitely the coffee.
Subway serves Seattle’s Best Coffee, which is a deceptive name because Starbucks is the best coffee to come out of Seattle.
(MizFit note: OUCH but, as Leo DiCaprio said in Catch Me If You Can , I concur.)
I appreciate that Subway is trying to make fast food at least reasonably healthy.
Breakfast can be a particularly difficult meal to get on-the-go, as the Toddler Tornado can attest by our Saturday morning visits to Howdy Donuts.
(MizFit note: I added picture. Photographic evidence is much more compelling.)
Having an egg-white option is definitely a nice alternative, especially when it tastes good enough that you actually want to eat it.
So there you have it.
A breakfast review from Ren Man which pretty much covers it all save *my* favorite part of the Subway Breakfast experience which is their optional WAKE UP CALL .
(have you seen that before? if not–please to enjoy.)
And, as implied in the post-title/evidence below, we have a few gift cards to give away.
Three five dollar cards (which seeing as a breakfast combo is a mere $2.50 should cover your morning meal quite nicely) to be precise.
You may be entered to win for the lowlow cost of a comment below.
Ren Man out’ed himself as a donut-fiend on those rushed mornings when breakfast needs to be on the run.
Now it’s your turn.
Step up and share what YOUR go-to breakfast is on the run.
Be it dry cereal or croissants please to hit us all up in the comments.
Winners announced 7.30.10
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