Best Vegan Sandwiches

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!

Don’t forget to have a Vegan Caesar Salad and a glass of Hibiscus Fruit Punch on the side.

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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”.

A hand holds a lentil burger, showing off greens and mayo on a whole wheat bun.

Ready to start making your own vegan sandwich the way you want it? Here are some great recipes to get you started.

Vegan Burgers

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

You'll love this easy, healthy, and delicious Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger recipe. Make a double batch and freeze some so you can make this healthy dinner any night of the week! 
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger Recipe
A sweet potato black bean burger sitting on a plate with potato chips beside it.

Vegan Lentil Burgers

These vegan lentil burgers are the ultimate in tasty veggie burgers that you can make right at home. Inspire yourself and others with this healthy patty that's high in fiber, folate, and flavor! Includes make-ahead and freezer instructions and favorite toppings tips, too.
Vegan Lentil Burgers Recipe
A hand holds a lentil burger, showing off greens and mayo on a whole wheat bun.

Ultimate Veggie Burger

Dig into our new favorite dish, the Ultimate Veggie Burger recipe. It won’t take long before you realize why it’s our favorite.
Ultimate Veggie Burger Recipe
The Ultimate Veggie Burger Recipe, with vegan cheese, veggie bacon, avocado, and the best damn veggie burger ever!

Pesto Veggie Burger with Sun-dried Tomato Aioli

This flavorful Pesto Veggie Burger with sun-dried tomato aioli makes a great part of veggie-loving meals, especially when great tasting food is required.
Pesto Veggie Burger with Sun-dried Tomato Aioli Recipe
Pesto Veggie Burgers are made with basil, chickpeas, pine nuts, and lots of other great, tasty ingredients!

Vegan Breakfast and Brunch Sandwiches

Get your day started right with these delicious, vegan breakfast and brunch sandwiches, burritos, and wraps.

Vegan Breakfast Burrito

These Vegan Breakfast Burritos are a perfect meal prep recipe. Make a batch (or two) of these burritos, then freeze them for quick, weekday reheating!
Vegan Breakfast Burrito Recipe
Two halves of a breakfast burrito on a plate with a bowl of salsa behind it.

Vegan Grilled Sandwiches

The grilled vegan sandwich is a delightful addition to your diet, whether cooked on a grill or skillet.

Falafel Sandwich

Make this tasty Falafel Sandwich featuring greens, hummus, falafel, veggies, and tahini sauce! It's an easy, filling sandwich full of flavor and nutrients!
Falafel Sandwich Recipe
A hand holds a baked falafel sandwich with greens and sauce.

Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich

This easy, cheesy vegan sandwich, the Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich, is a vegan version of the famous NYC sandwich. It's ready in 10 minutes!
Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich Recipe
Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich

Vegan French Dip Sandwich

Enjoy this savory Vegan French Dip Sandwich, made in 30 minutes with minimal ingredients and ready to tempt your taste buds with each bite!
Vegan French Dip Sandwich Recipe
A hand is dipiping a Vegan French Dip Sandwich into a small bowl of sauce.

Vegan Philly Cheesesteak

This Vegan Philly Cheesesteak is made with marinated, braised tofu, caramelized onions, and dairy-free cheese. It's so good, you'll want to make it again and again!
Vegan Philly Cheesesteak Recipe
Namely Marly presents a vegan Philly Cheesesteak Recipe with slow-baked tofu and an avocado aioli.

Vegan Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

Use my vegan chicken parmesan patties to make the ultimate vegan sandwich. These Vegan Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches are perfectly paired with potato chips, potato salad, or even a side salad.
Vegan Chicken Parmesan Sandwich Recipe
A hand holding a vegan chicken parmesan sandwich with vegan mozzarella cheese drizzling down the side and marinara sauce

Avocado and Jalapeño Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Today’s Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich include avocado for creaminess and jalapeños for a little kick. Make these in less than thirty minutes!
Avocado and Jalapeño Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
A delicious vegan sandwich with sliced jalapeños and vegan cheese

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

This Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich makes a vegan twist on a popular, yet fishy kind of sandwich.
Vegan Tuna Salad Recipe
A vegan tuna salad sandwich has lettuce and sliced tomatoes on it. There's a bowl of potato chips in the background.

Vegan Egg Salad

Make yourself a tasty and easy vegan egg salad sandwich! It's ready in less than 10 minutes and has the same flavor and mouthfeel as the traditional version!
Vegan Egg Salad Recipe
A bun has vegan egg salad along with greens. A bowl of frozen peas is in the background.

Vegan Chicken Salad

Enjoy this vegan chicken salad on a sandwich with greens and sliced green apples, or serve it on a bed of greens. You'll love the creamy, sweet flavor!
Vegan Chicken Salad Recipe
A vegan chicken salad sandwich sits in the foreground with ingredients behind it.

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

Take a bite out of this Vegan Chicken Sandwich with Avocados and vegan bacon strips. It’s an easy vegan recipe that will have you back for more!
A Vegan Chicken Sandwich with Avocados sits on a plate surrounded by potato chips with a bowl of guacamole and bottle in the back

Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwich

These vegan fried chicken sandwiches are AMAZING – just dredge through a vegan milk mixture and crumbs, and then fry in a skillet. Buns with slaw and mayo are truly optional, but oh-so-delicious!
Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwich Recipe
A Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwich topped with slaw.

Vegan Lasagna Sandwich

This carbfest, vegan lasagna sandwich, offers layers of vegan lasagna between two slices of bread. To make it extra yummy, we'll add a bit more marinara and extra vegan ricotta too. This sandwich is a feast that's worth the effort!
Mandi of Chic Vegan has made a vegan version of the Lasagna Bolognese sandwich for the Namely Marly site.

Barbecue Sandwiches

I love my BBQ because I’m from Kansas City. Here are our favorite BBQ vegan sandwich recipes!

Jackfruit Pulled Pork

Enjoy this easy to make Jackfruit Pulle Pork on a bun with coleslaw on the side. You'll be so surprised how closely it mimics the other stuff!
Jackfruit Pulled Pork Recipe
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!

BBQ Lentil Meatball Sandwich with Sweet Miso Coleslaw

This BBQ Lentil Meatball Sandwich features a simple, smoky tomato sauce over savory, garlicky lentil meatballs. The sauce is smothered with sweet cabbage coleslaw and served on soft rolls. Or you can toast the buns for more crispy goodness. It may be a messy sandwich to eat…but it's the very best kind!
BBQ Lentil Meatball Sandwich with Sweet Miso Coleslaw Recipe
Closeup of a lentil BBQ meatball sandwich with a whole wheat bun

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.

In Closing

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.

13 Responses to Best Vegan Sandwiches

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyZsu Dever Reply

    Thank you for including my Philly. Great line-up.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      You’re so welcome, Zsu!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMelissa @ Vegan Huggs Reply

    Wow! Such a mouth-watering roundup! I need to get to work….so many to choose from. Thank you for including my Breakfast Sandwich next to all this deliciousness 🙂

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      You’re welcome, Melissa. It’s good to have lots of vegan sandwich options. 🙂

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAnjali @ Vegetarian Gastronomy Reply

    Thanks for including mine!

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlytraci | Vanilla And Bean Reply

    Sheesh! Where do I start!? You know I’m a sandwich lover too, Marly, so this one has me all in knots!! They all look so amazing. Need to go get some bread and get to work! Thank for sharing and including me. This is such a great round up!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I know, Traci! Sandwiches are the way to go! Now we have a way to eat all the vegan ones. My honor to have you on the list!

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAlissa Reply

    These all look and sound so delicious!! Thanks so much for including a couple of mine. 🙂

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I’m so ready for a vegan sandwich now, Alissa! xoxoxo

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMaya | Spice + Sprout Reply

    These look awesome! Thank you for including my recipe! <3

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      You’re so welcome Maya! xoxo!

  7. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyRebecca @ Strength and Sunshine Reply

    Such a delicious drool-worthy round-up!! Thank you for including my BLT, Marly! xoxo

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks, Rebecca! So glad to include you in this yummy roundup! 🙂

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