Enjoy this amazing vegan sandwiches guide, featuring how-to tips, vegan sandwich recipes, and more. This guide delivers easy sandwich ideas, including spreads and other quick recipes that are perfect for lunch, dinner, or even breakfast!
Sandwiches may be the perfect meal, especially for serving large groups. Think about it, they’re filling enough for big appetites, but they can also be sophisticated, depending on how you fill them. The question remains, are sandwiches vegan?
Here you’ll learn how to make just about any and all of your favorite sandwiches vegan. There may even be some pleasant surprises below, such as a vegan version of tuna salad, egg salad, and even BBQ “pulled pork”.
Ready to start making your own vegan sandwich the way you want it? Here are some great recipes to get you started.
Let’s start with the best vegan sandwich, the veggie burger. Serve vegan burgers on buns with your favorite toppings.
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger
Vegan Lentil Burgers
Ultimate Veggie Burger
Pesto Veggie Burger with Sun-dried Tomato Aioli
Vegan Breakfast and Brunch Sandwiches
Get your day started right with these delicious, vegan breakfast and brunch sandwiches, burritos, and wraps.
Vegan Breakfast Burrito
Vegan Grilled Sandwiches
The grilled vegan sandwich is a delightful addition to your diet, whether cooked on a grill or skillet.
Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich
Vegan French Dip Sandwich
Vegan Philly Cheesesteak
Vegan Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
Avocado and Jalapeño Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Vegan Sandwich Spreads
Wondering what to put on your next vegan sandwich? Sandwiches should be simple, especially at lunchtime. That’s why sandwich spreads such as vegan chicken salad or tofu salad are great for lunch. It’s all thanks to simple vegan sandwich fillings. Whether you’re headed to a fun family picnic or even a work lunch, here’s some good vegan sandwich spreads to be served cold for quick and simple lunchtime meals!
Vegan Tuna Salad
Vegan Egg Salad
Vegan Chicken Salad
Main Meal Vegan Sandwiches
Finally, here are some delicious vegan sandwiches for dinner. You can serve these for lunch or even take them to a party too, but they make a perfect, filling dinner as well!
Vegan Chicken Sandwich with Avocados
Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwich
Vegan Lasagna Sandwich
I love my BBQ because I’m from Kansas City. Here are our favorite BBQ vegan sandwich recipes!
Jackfruit Pulled Pork
BBQ Lentil Meatball Sandwich with Sweet Miso Coleslaw
Vegan Sandwich Questions
These are answers to some of the most burning questions about vegan sandwiches.
What sandwiches can vegans eat?
There’s really is no limit to the types of sandwiches vegans can eat. Vegans do not eat meat, dairy, or eggs, so, how does that translate into limitless vegan sandwich options? You can make a mock tuna salad using chickpeas. A mock egg salad is also easy to make thanks to tofu. Lots of plants are delicious between two slices of bread!
Can vegans eat peanut butter sandwiches?
Vegans can eat peanut butter sandwiches, as long as the bread and peanut butter are free of dairy and eggs. Some peanut butter brands are made with honey, and some strict vegans avoid honey.
What can vegans eat for lunch?
Vegans have a variety of options available for lunch, whether it’s making quick vegan sandwiches, using leftovers from home, or even a quick trip to Subway or other dining out options. Vegans can choose from veggie burgers, bean burritos, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and so much more!
What kind of bread can vegans eat?
Some bread products are “certified vegan” so look for that label. Otherwise, read nutrition labels to make sure the bread doesn’t include dairy or eggs. Some strict vegans will also exclude sugar (because some refined sugars are made white with a process that uses bone char) and honey. However, there are plenty of brands these days that vegans can eat. Most sourdough loaves of bread are made without eggs or milk. For other bread options, consider Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat, Aldi brand bread, Dave’s Killer Bread, Ezekiel Bread, Northern Bakehouse (gluten-free too), Rudi’s Organic, and Trader Joe’s Bread.
Ordering Vegan Sandwiches at Subway
Of course, you don’t have to make all your vegan sandwiches at home. In fact, here are some tips on ordering vegan at Subway:
- Strict vegans should go with Italian bread because it’s free of eggs, dairy, or honey. If you’re ok with honey, the 9-grain Wheat bread is a great option.
- Some Subways carry sourdough or toasted garlic bread. These are vegan too so choose them if you have the option.
- Subway wraps are made without animal products so those can be a great option too.
- The Veggie Delite can be your go-to sandwich!
- Vegetable options at most Subways include lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, peppers (bell and banana peppers), red onion slivers, black olives, pickles, jalapeños, and avocados.
- Some Subways offer Malibu Garden Patties which are vegan
- You can top your vegan Subway Sandwich with mustard, sweet onion sauce, Subway vinaigrette, buffalo sauce, oil, and vinegar, or the fat-free Italian dressing.
There you have it, proof that you can make just about any sandwich vegan. Whichever of these sandwich recipes you make, enjoy!
This post was originally published in 2019 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2021.