The Vegan New Luther Sandwich – America’s Top 10 New Sandwiches Veganized

Today’s recipe, Sandwich No. 1, is allowing us to end this series with a bang! Endless Simmer said it best when describing this sandwich in the original post, “It takes some chutzpa to reinvent what...has already called the best drunk food in America.” And there was definitely a little chutzpa in veganizing it as well. Soulful singer Luther Vandross allegedly created the original sandwich and spirited Ashley McLaughlin of NeverHomemaker was more than happy to veganize it. A pecan-topped, maple-encrusted donut bun is cut in half and filled with a chickpea burger and wedges of smoked applewood "bacon."

America’s Top 10 New Sandwiches Veganized – The Lasagna Bolognese

The Lasagna Bolognese Sandwich is Sandwich No. 3. Riddled with thin layers of marinated, lightly breaded and fried pasta, this sandwich soon became a new target for our Vegan team. It was a challenge to veganize this sandwich which boasted "a doughy roll joined by sweet peppers, smoked mozzarella and sharp provolone." Lucky for us, one member of our team was up for the task. Grab a napkin and a hearty appetite and click on to see the recipe.

America’s Top 10 New Sandwiches Veganized – The Maple

This sandwich may share some of the same ingredients, but trust me, this is not your country cousin's McGriddle. In fact, this sandwich puts the art in the artisan. And yet, I imagine it would appeal to foodies and that McGriddle lovin' cousin alike. This is Sandwich #4 in our vegan sandwich countdown, The Maple.

America’s Top 10 New Sandwiches Veganized – Fried Chicken Sandwich

How could a classic type entree such as a fried chicken sandwich be featured in a series about America's Top 10 "New" sandwiches? Good question. Brendan Spiegel, author of the original post, described today's sandwich as the "McChicken-for-foodies." So grab a coke, pop in some Stevie Ray Vaughn, and enjoy this vegan, new agey twist on a classic American sandwich.