40 Best Vegan Sandwiches – Perfect for Easy Lunches

Enjoy these 40 Best Vegan Sandwiches, featuring how-to tips, vegan sandwich recipes, and more! Learn about what sandwiches vegans can eat, including what to eat for lunch! You’ll also learn about what kinds of breads are vegan as well. Then dig into recipes for all varieties of veggie burgers, vegan chicken sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, grilled cheese and more! If you’re looking for vegan sandwich spread, you’ll find that here. There’s even some tips on the best vegan sandwiches at Subway!

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August is national sandwich month, but you can celebrate any time of the year with these delicious vegan sandwiches!

This super easy vegan recipe is prepared in a crockpot and results in the most delicious Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Jackfruit ever. Jackfruit is a perfect plant-based substitute for pork. We pile the BBQ Pulled Jackfruit on sandwiches. SO good!

What Sandwiches Can Vegans Eat?

There really is no limit for the types of sandwiches vegans can eat. To clarify, vegans do not eat meat, dairy, or eggs. So, how does that translate into limitless vegan sandwich options?

There are ways to veganize many entrees these days. For example, below are some unusual sandwich options that have been veganized:

It’s amazing the things that can be veganized!

Ordering Vegan Sandwiches at Subway

Not all vegan sandwiches have to be made at home. In fact, here’s some tips on ordering vegan subs at Subway:

  • Strict vegans should go with the 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 roasted 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.
A hand holds a lentil burger, showing off greens and mayo on a whole wheat bun.

What do vegans eat for lunch?

Vegans have a variety of options available for lunch, whether it’s a quick trip to Subway (see above for instructions on ordering), making a quick sandwich, or even bringing leftovers from home like veggie chili, etc.

Here are some delicious, cheap vegan lunch sandwich ideas:

We're loving on this Lunch Sandwich with Sizzling Tofu by Healthy Happy Life

What kind of bread can vegans eat?

Some breads will be “certified vegan” so look for that label. Otherwise, read nutrition labels of the bread you’re buying to make sure it doesn’t include anything like 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 breads 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.

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 butters are made with honey, and as mentioned above some strict vegans avoid honey.

Making Vegan Sandwiches at Home

I reached out to some of my favorite food blogging friends to provide you with an all-inclusive list of the Best Vegan Sandwiches!

A biscuit is cut in half and in between is vegan tofu scramble, a sweet potato, and melted vegan cheese.

Vegan Breakfast and Brunch Sandwiches

Get your day started right with these delicious, vegan breakfast and brunch sandwhiches.

Make breakfast special with this Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Biscuit Sandwich! You’ll love the gluten-free biscuit with scrambled tofu, melted cheese, and sautéed sweet potatoes. A nice, filling, and tasty breakfast!

Getting ready for brunch? Having your friends over for tea/coffee? Be sure and serve these Vegan Tea Sandwiches by Wallflower Kitchen to wow your guests!

Have this sandwich for dinner or first thing in the morning. Either way, the Vegan Breakfast Sandwich from Vegan Huggs is sure to please.

A vegan sandwich with sliced jalapeños and vegan cheese.

Vegan Grilled Sandwiches

Whether in a skillet or on the grill, grilled sandwiches make a delicious addition to your diet. We love these vegetarian grilled sandwiches and think you will too!

We’ve all heard the great news about the Mediterranean Diet. It’s healthy! And now you can have that served on a sandwich. This Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich by Elaphantastic Vegan looks healthy and delicious!

Were you thinking that your vegan diet would be one void of a club sandwich? Think again! Introducing the Smart Bacon Club Sandwich by Lightlife. Looks pretty tasty!

If you like spicy, you’ll definitely want to check out this Vegan Avocado and Grilled Cheese Sandwich. It features thick slices of bread with vegan jalapeño cheese and avocado. Now, imagine cooking that in a skillet with vegan butter. It’s just delicious!

A vegan chopped cheese sandwich on a plate next to potato chips.

I read about the famous chopped cheese sandwich based in New York and figured there needed to be a vegan version. The Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich is now our go-to, in-a-hurry sandwich! It seriously takes minutes to throw together and is enjoyed by everyone who tries it (vegans and non-vegans alike!).

Let the flavor of smoke fill the air with this Smoky Tofu Sandwich by Taste Space!

Imagine pesto combined with a rich, creamy cauliflower cheddar on a grilled cheese sandwich. That’s what this Cauliflower Cheddar, Pesto Zucchini Grilled Cheese Vegan Sandwich by Vegan Richa is all about!

It’s time for a little spicy with these Spicy Tempeh Sandwiches with Carrot Aioli from the Green Life!

Have you had a jalapeño popper before? Ever thought about having one in sandwich? How about a vegan sandwich? Well, this Jalapeño Popper Herbed Cheese Sandwich from Vegetarian Gastronomy is sure to please on all fronts!

Let’s take grilled cheese to another level with this Vegan Mozzarella Grilled Cheese Sandwich by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken.

Best Vegan Sandwich Spreads

Lunchtime means simple. That’s why I love things like chickpea and vegan chicken salad sandwiches for lunch. 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!

A sandwich is in the center showing sprouts, smashed chickpeas and carrots. There is a tall glass of pickles behind the sandwich.

This Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwiches recipe is from by Vanilla and Bean. You won’t believe how good smashed chickpeas can be. It’s reminiscent of a tuna salad sandwich. Seriously! This one’s piled high with red onions, carrots, and sprouts!

As I mentioned above, chickpeas make a very nice sandwich. And now you can try Spiced Chickpea Salad Sandwich by Vegan Richa. Because if it’s worth making, it’s worth having it spiced!

This Smashed White Bean and Avocado Sandwiches by Pumpkin and Peanut Butter may look a little different, but tastes amazing!

Looking down on a vegan BLT sandwich sitting on a cutting board next to vegan bacon strips, a tomato and greens.

You name a sandwich and we can create a vegan version. Case in point? Check out this Vegan Chicken Salad ala Two City Vegans.

Chickpeas are so versatile! They’re used in this Chickpea Chicken Salad Sandwiches recipe from Veggie Inspired Journey to create the perfect dinner or lunch recipe!

If you like egg salad, you’ll love this Spicy Tofu Salad from Two City Vegans. Not only do you get an alternative for the eggs, you get it with a bit of spice as well.

A vegan egg salad sandwich on a bun with greens and some potatoes chips behind it. A bowl of red cherry tomatoes sits behind it.

This is our take on the Vegan Egg Salad Sandwich. I’ve shared this with vegans and non-vegans alike and everyone has walked away in love. If you’re hesitant about tofu, this recipe will make you a believer!

Looking down on three roasted beet hummus open-faced sandwiches. Some lime slices sit beside it.

Every now and then it’s good to save on bread. That’s where the open-faced sandwich comes in. And this Open-Face Roasted Beet Hummus Sandwich by Eat Thrive Glow is a perfect light lunch recipe!

If it’s green it’s good, which means this Avocado Sandwich with Sprouts by Win Win Food is great!

Combine the fiber of beans with zucchinis and enjoy all the health benefits combined with this White Bean Zucchini Sandwiches by Earth-Powered Families!

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Check out the Ultimate Vegan Sandwich by Tinned Tomatoes for all of the best veggies you can imagine on one sandwich!

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!

A vegan chicken sandwich on a bun with avocado. There are are potato chips next to it and a bowl of guac and greens behind it.

Sometimes, I just love an easy weeknight meal. And this Vegan Chicken Sandwich with Avocados is so savory and easy and flavorful! I use a store-bought vegan chicken patty (that just so happens to be gluten-free as well), and then serve that with vegan cheese and avocados. It’s all done and ready in around 15 minutes! That means you can be singing, “Dinner’s ready” in no time!

I love this Tomato Basil Vegan Panini Sandwich from Kathy at Healthy Happy Life. Paninis are delicious because of that toasty crust it creates.

The sandwich takes on some ethnic flair with these Thai Green Curry Sandwiches by Contentedness Cooking. If you love the flavors of curry, wait til you try it on a sandwich!

OK. I love my BBQ, because I’m from Kansas City. So I was intrigued by this BBQ Pulled Sweet Potato Sandwich from Yup, It’s Vegan. Pulled Sweet Potato? I dare you to try it and see how much you love it!

A whole wheat bun holds BBQ vegan meat with sliced tomatoes, greens, and a creamy sauce dripping over the sides.

I’m such a fan of jackfruit! So, this Vegan Jackfruit Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Vegan Heaven is right up my alley. I recommend buying canned jackfruit because it’s much easier to work with. Then add your seasonings and let it cook and you’re good to go!

If you love eggplant, you will love this Crispy Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich from Vegetarian Gastronomy!

There’s nothing better than adding slaw on a BBQ veg sandwich. Of course, you can add slaw to lots of things, including nachos! So this BBQ Tempeh Sandwich with Red Cabbage Slaw by Fit Nurse Taylor is definitely a winner!

Sandwiches should be piled high with lots of great ingredients. That’s what this Grilled Ratatouille Sandwiches by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen is all about. It may be be messy, which makes it all the better!

The top bun is pulled aside to reveal grilled red peppers, salad greens, mushrooms, and more on this vegan sandwich.

You’ll love the savory flavors of this Classic Philly Roast Vegan Sandwich by Zsu’s Vegan Pantry. It’s everything you’d expect from a Philly sandwich and more!

A close-up of lentil BBQ meatball sandwich another sandwich is behind it.

We are such a fan of this vegan lentil BBQ meatball sandwich, piled high with creamy slaw! We make a double batch of the meatballs and keep them in the freezer to use with this sandwich but also to serve over pasta. It’s delicious!

In Closing

There you have it, 40 of the best vegan sandwiches from all around the internet, just in time for National Sandwich Month!

Oh, and Oh My Veggies offers some pretty awesome Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes in case vegetarian is more your thing.

You know, whichever of these Best Vegan Sandwiches you make, enjoy!

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