Are you looking for vegan sandwich recipes? We’ve rounded up 21 of our favorite vegan sandwich ideas that you will want to make right now.
No matter what eating plan or food preferences we have, at some point we all find ourselves craving a good sandwich.
Of course, everyone’s definition of a good sandwich is completely different and I appreciate that fact!
In this post, we are going to explore vegan sandwich options. Some have alternative protein options while others stick to the veggie side of the house.
Many ingredients will be familiar, but not going to lie, some are creatively different.
When reading about a combination I never considered before, I pause a moment and ponder.
What was the reason behind someone putting those ingredients together?
Perhaps I could give that a try!
Textures and flavor combinations are what make or break a sandwich.
So it is a delicate balance between the two.
The bread you layer your toppings on also sets a tone.
Regular slices, baguette, hoagie, bagel, pita, rye, and the list goes on and on and on!
Keep your eye out for #17 blueberry grilled cheese sandwich and #20 chipotle pumpkin veggie burgers. These are a couple of the most unique vegan sandwich ideas that I have seen around.
Simplicity at its best!
We begin this vegan sandwich trek with a grilled sandwich!
With different layers on each side and then put together, these ingredients have sticking power!
Goat cheese, cheddar, spinach, zucchini, avocado, sprouts and a fresh pesto sauce work together beautifully!
Experimenting with sandwich ingredients is definitely going to be a thing on this vegan sandwich recipes list.
Tofu which may be something you had not considered layering in a sandwich before.
The beetroot is incorporated in a hummus you can quickly make and then spread.
Carrots and cabbage mixed together give an excellent crunch!
These mushrooms are marinated in a buttermilk mixture to add flavor, dredged through wet and dry applications twice before being put into the air fryer!
The buns are toasted.
The lettuce shredded.
The buffalo sauce added.
They look absolutely tantalizing!
Another excellent vegan sandwich idea this time using marinated jackfruit with veggies and a garlic yogurt sauce in a pita.
Jackfruit has a neutral flavor, is a bit chewy but mostly can soak up the marinade, for just 15 minutes or overnight if you like.
The sauce pulls it all together cohesively!
Ciabatta bread is used in this vegan sandwich along with arugula, radishes, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and sprouts.
Quickest prep time so far at under ten minutes!
Instructions to make an easy green goddess dressing are also included!
Air fry some sweet potato fries and you are in business.
Jackfruit appears again, this time the canned version, with coleslaw on a baguette!
Notice how each recipe has a different collection of base, seasonings and time frame.
What makes it an excellent meat substitution is its ability to be shredded.
This time BBQ is the flavor we are replicating.
And yes, the coleslaw goes on the sandwich!
For this traditional sandwich served on hoagie bread, it becomes a vegan sandwich by substituting the meat out for oyster mushrooms which are battered and lightly cooked in oil on the stovetop.
Afterward, they are topped with a simple version of a remoulade sauce.
Additional toppings could include lettuce, tomato, or dill pickle slices.
Light and colorful is how this vegan sandwich looks when plated!
Key ingredients are chickpeas, celery, apples, nuts, seed, and cranberries!
Of course, you can choose your delivery method for this scrumptious sandwich filling whether it be bread, pita, or even on top of a salad.
Lots of great textures and flavors here!
Originating in Vietnam, this vegan sandwich gets its protein from tofu, tanginess from veggie slaw, and spice from jalapenos!
The tofu needs to marinate for one hour and veggies are actually pickled during that time too.
Highly recommended to find super firm tofu and press it to remove excess liquid.
A baguette is the recommended bread for use with this vegan sandwich recipe.
Boasting an Italian flare, this filling includes white beans, dried tomatoes, sunflower pesto, artichoke hearts, and red peppers!
Some olive oil, oregano, and lemon juice round out the flavors and complete this tasty sandwich.
If you have ever made a trip to the coastal Northeast area of the US, you know that seafood rules!
Lobster rolls are part of that scene!
The vegan sub for lobster is hearts of palm that you will marinate in seasonings like Old Bay, dill, garlic, and more.
Served warm, it is delicious and there is a great tip on preparing the bread!
When served cold it is called lobster salad. In case you were wondering!
Cauliflower is the swap of choice here, slathered in buffalo sauce and then baked or fried.
Toppings for this vegan sandwich could include lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, and ranch dressing!
If fried, they are crunchy which is an unexpected surprise!
To re-create the perfect sloppy joe vegan sandwich style, this recipe calls for tempeh, mushrooms, onions, and peppers.
Lots of amazing seasonings and once simmered all together, it’s ready for a toasted bun!
Other add-ins or toppings could be cheese, mustard, coleslaw or pickles.
Mushroom lovers unite!
This recipe uses shiitake and portobello mushrooms with onions, stove cooked till onions caramelize, and then the delicious BBQ sauce is added.
If you are so inclined, their homemade BBQ sauce recipe is included and lasts for two weeks in the fridge.
And that is it! Nothing crazy or fancy!
Put that sandwich together with the toppings of your choice. Look at how easy that was!
This is a decidedly Indian take on a vegan sandwich served slider style on soft rolls.
The filling is a thick paste of sorts made from sauteed vegetables and seasonings that soften and are mashed together.
This filling easily spreads onto the rolls and is baked together.
Heat is easily controlled by how much and which seasonings you include.
A cold blustery day calls for a French dip vegan sandwich!
How is it vegan?
With jackfruit, of course, seasoned with tahini and a full-bodied au jus made of onions, garlic, and red wine which is where this recipe starts.
Easy to follow pictures and instructions talk you through it from start to finish.
Combining blueberries and melted cheese was not my first inclination when thinking of a variation for a grilled cheese sandwich, but this recipe delivers strong! In taste and presentation!
A fabulous cherry blueberry spread is what turns this sandwich upside down and delicious!
The very famous, often made, yet taken for granted grilled cheese gets a vegan makeover here.
Spinach cream and melted vegan cheese are what is found between tasty rye bread slices!
Other variations could be tomato and vegan mozzarella. Mmmm!
With the word falafel in the title, you already know this vegan sandwich recipe has a middle eastern flare!
Homemade hummus, tomato, cucumber salad, and hot sauce all layered with a freshly cooked falafel into pita bread.
This is gonna be good!
This vegan sandwich uses pumpkin which helps make it totally different from the typical vegan burger style recipe.
It also includes instructions not only for the patty but also the avocado smash and chipotle aioli.
An amazing creation! This is one of those vegan sandwich ideas that I will want time and again.
Whip up a classic egg salad just the way you like it as the beginning of this vegan sandwich.
Then splurge on these other layers of avocado, cucumber, provolone, radishes, microgreen, and cream cheese!
Load them beautifully onto the bagel and enjoy.
You totally deserve it!
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The bottom line
As you can see from these 21 examples, vegan sandwich options come in all shapes and sizes, flavors, and textures.
Hope several of them tickle your fancy and fill your tummy, putting a smile on your face!
- The Green Goddess Sandwich
- Vegan Sandwich with smoked Tofu and Beet Root
- Buffalo Oyster Mushroom Sandwich
- Vegan Kebab Sandwich
- The BEST Vegan Sandwich - Easy
- Best Vegan Pulled Pork Sandwich (BBQ Jackfruit)
- Vegan Fried Oyster Mushroom Po'Boy
- Vegan Cranberry Apple Chickpea Salad Sandwich
- Tofu Bahn Mi Sandwich
- Vegan Antipasto Sandwich with Marinated White Beans
- Delicious Vegan Lobster Roll
- Ultimate Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich
- Vegan Sloppy Joes
- Pulled Shiitake Mushroom BBQ Sandwich
- Vegan Cheesy Garlic Pav Bhaji Sliders
- Vegan French dip sandwich with au jus
- Blueberry Grilled Cheese
- Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Falafel Pita Sandwich
- Chipotle Pumpkin Veggie Burgers
- Avocado Egg Salad Bagel Sandwich
- Choose one or more options from our list of vegan sandwich recipes here!
- Create your new favorite dish.
- Pat yourself on the back for making food at home for you to enjoy!
- Share and comment! Did you make any tweaks so it’s all your own?