Panera’s Entire Soup, Sandwich, and Salad Menu—Ranked!

Eat This, Not That! sorted through the nutrition facts to find the best and worst options at Panera.


13 Italian Combo Sandwich on Ciabatta

The four-meat combo skyrockets this sandwich’s calorie, fat, and sodium count.

12 Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich on Tomato Basil

Anything with almost two whole days’ worth of sodium is not good for you.

11 Steak & White Cheddar Panini on French Baguette

More carbs than every pasta dish at Olive Garden.

10 Frontega Chicken® Panini on Focaccia

The salt content in this panini is a little out of control.

9 Smoked Ham & Swiss on Rye

There’s no getting around the fact that Panera’s ham is super salty.

8 Sierra Turkey Sandwich on Asiago Cheese Focaccia

Lower your fat and sodium count by subbing your roll for the plain focaccia.

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7 Asiago Steak Sandwich on Asiago Cheese Demi

Panera uses beef sirloin tip, a cut of steak that helps you lose weight.

6 Smoked Turkey Breast Sandwich on Country

Customize this sandwich by subbing smoked for roasted turkey, country for whole grain, and leave off the extra salt and pepper.

5 Classic Grilled Cheese on All-Natural White Bread

Sub the white bread for the healthier whole grain when you pair your half sandwich with tomato soup.

4 Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich on Sesame Semolina

Panera makes chicken salad without mayo, replacing it with soybean oil, honey, cider, and vinegar. As a  bonus, they’ve added antioxidant-rich grapes.

3 Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich on Tomato Basil

The feta cheese, hummus and vegetables in this sandwich is also included in the Mediterranean diet that helps prevent heart disease.

2 Tuna Salad Sandwich on Honey Wheat

A prime source of DHA, tuna is one of the best fish for weight loss! And with just 550 milligrams of sodium, it won’t send your blood pressure soaring.

1 Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT on Sourdough

Even with the bacon, this sandwich under 1,000 mg of sodium. Plus, because of heart-healthy avocado, the fats are healthy ones.

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