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51 Vegan Sandwich Ideas

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These vegan sandwich ideas are quick and simple with minimal prep time because let’s face it, life is busy! Whether you are looking for a healthy lunch recipe or something for dinner, these vegan sandwich options cover a variety of tastes and textures!

Collage of vegan sandwich ideas on a white background.

This list of healthy vegan sandwich recipes and vegan sandwich filling ideas are proof you don’t need meat or cheese for a killer sandwich! Marinated tofu, fresh veggies, crunchy chickpeas, pesto, and creamy avocado elevate these plant-based recipes into lunchtime bliss.

With these recipes, you can enjoy a vegan spin on just about any favorite classic sandwich recipe, whenever you’re needing to switch things up for lunch.

All of these drool-worth recipes are easy vegan lunch ideas, but you could make them for dinner or even for a savory breakfast too!

From veggie burgers and sloppy joes to tuna salad, you won’t want to miss out on these simple vegan sandwiches!

51 Vegan Sandwich Ideas

This list of easy vegan sandwiches has all the options you need to enjoy plant-based sandwiches anytime! From tempeh sandwich ideas to veggie and tofu sandwich ideas, and everything in between, you’ll be making sandwiches for weeks! Be sure to save this post so you can come back and grab the best vegan sandwich recipes quickly and easily anytime you need them!

Vegan Shawarma Recipe

Healthy vegan shawarma wraps with tofu served on blue plates topped with vegan tzatziki sauce.

Calories: 331 — Fiber: 6 grams — Protein: 14 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Packed with warm spices, fresh vegetables, and loads of flavor!

Tender marinated tofu is coated in warm spices like curry powder and paprika for a delicious take on veggie shawarma! This recipe comes with a creamy yogurt sauce made with tahini and garlic powder that’s made vegan with dairy-free yogurt. Great for easy vegan lunch sandwiches, ready in 20 minutes! Get this vegan shawarma recipe here. 

Easy Eggplant Sandwich

Vegan Eggplant Sandwiches stacked on a white plate

Calories: 688 — Fiber: 7 grams — Protein: 21 grams

Why You’ll Love It: These veggie sandwiches are ideal for lunchboxes, picnics, and lunches on the go!

Looking for warm vegan toasted sandwich ideas or good vegan sandwiches that mimic your old favorite non-vegan foods? This is it! With perfectly toasted bread and tender layers of fresh eggplant, this eggplant sandwich is hearty, savory, and filled with flavor! The eggplant is marinated in maple syrup and soy sauce and then baked. Get this easy eggplant sandwich recipe here. 

Mediterranean Sandwich

Copycat Panera mediterranean veggie sandwiches stacked on a white cutting board.

Calories: 289 — Fiber: 8 grams — Protein: 16 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Panera Bread copycat sandwich that tastes just as good or even better!

This crispy fresh Mediterranean sandwich is filled with fresh veggies that are crunchy and bright. The bread is perfectly crisp for the perfect texture! Leave the feta off or use vegan feta if you wish. This healthy sandwich boasts crunchy red peppers, sweet tomatoes, red onions, and salty olives – it’s great for a plant-based diet! Get this Panera Mediterranean veggie sandwich recipe here. 

Hummus Veggie Wraps

2 hummus veggie wraps cut in halves, and placed on a wooden board

Calories: 294 — Fiber: 9 grams — Protein: 9 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Make it a wrap or a sandwich for a super easy lunch!

It doesn’t get much easier when you need a vegan and vegetarian lunch wrap idea. Made with only 7 simple ingredients, a vegan hummus sandwich or wrap is easy to make and perfect for a quick lunch! Made with soft tortillas, fresh cucumber, crunchy bell peppers, and more, this colorful veggie wrap is the perfect way to enjoy simple but fresh flavors. Get this creamy hummus veggie wraps recipe here. 

Easy Greek Pita Sandwich

Vegetarian Greek pita sandwiches stacked on a wooden cutting board.

Calories: 437 — Fiber: 12 grams — Protein: 18 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Filling, fresh, and super healthy – one of the best easy lunches!

Looking for vegan pita sandwich ideas? Packed with veggies and fiber-rich chickpeas, these Greek pita sandwiches make the ultimate veggie sandwich! Peppery arugula and thick tomato slices are packed into a pita pocket with seasoned chickpeas for a vegetarian twist on the classic pita! Get this easy Greek pita sandwich recipe here. 

Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich

Why You’ll Love It: The best vegan tuna salad that’s a must-have on your list of easy lunch ideas!

This creamy chickpea tuna salad is a plant-based twist on the classic tuna sandwich from childhood. This well-loved sandwich comes together in 10 minutes with only six ingredients! Get this chickpea salad sandwich recipe here. 

Samosa Wraps

Indian samosa wraps cut in half and served on a white plate with chutney on the side.

Calories: 370 — Fiber: 9 grams — Protein: 16 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Great vegan sandwich for meal prep, super flavorful, and satisfying!

If you love Amy’s Indian Samosa Wraps you will love this homemade version! Potatoes, tofu, and peas are spiced and wrapped in whole-grain tortillas for a delicious lunch recipe. This is the perfect sandwich if you love Indian spices, and it will quickly become one of your favorite vegan sandwich ideas! Get this samosa wraps recipe here. 

Pav Bhaji (Indian Sloppy Joes)

Pav Bhaji (or Indian Spiced Vegetarian Sloppy Joes) served on a wooden cutting board with a wheat bun

Calories: 340 — Fiber: 17.9 grams — Protein: 18.8 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Make the filling ahead of time and the next day you’re only 5 minutes away from a sloppy joe!

Vegetarian sloppy joes get an Indian makeover with aromatic spices such as masala, ginger, turmeric, and more. Mixed with veggies and lentils, this protein-rich sandwich is a must for lunch and dinner! This is one of my favorite vegan sandwich recipes, and I promise – meat eaters won’t miss a thing! Get this pav bhaji recipe here. 

Guacamole Sandwich

avocado sandwich served on a plate with a side of tomato sauce

Calories: 237 — Fiber: 5 grams — Protein: 6 grams

Why You’ll Love It: One of our favorite vegan toastie ideas that makes for a hearty snack or a quick breakfast or brunch.

You don’t have to make any weird substitutions to make this avocado sandwich vegan. Creamy avocado is mixed with onion, green chiles, garlic, olive oil, and cilantro for a delicious guacamole that’s sandwiched between two slices of bread. If you love avocado toast, you will love this easy avocado sandwich! Get this avocado toast/guacamole sandwich recipe here. 

Mushroom Toast With Spinach And Garlic

Mushroom toast topped with spinach and parmesan cheese on a wooden cutting board.

Calories: 140.7 — Fiber: 2.7 grams — Protein: 7.5 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and low in calories.

Use vegan parmesan to keep things dairy-free and make an easy vegan sandwich! Made with tofu, cremini mushrooms, garlic, and fresh spinach, these savory mushroom toasts are oh-so-good! They’re healthy, cheesy, and packed with plant-based protein from the tofu! Get this Mushroom Toast recipe here.

Vegan Maine Lobster Rolls

vegan lobster maine rolls in basket

Why You’ll Love It: A simple, healthy, and delicious recipe that redefines this classic fast-food sandwich! 

These plant-based lobster rolls taste shockingly close to the real thing! Made with hearts of palm, scallions, and fresh lemon juice, this vegan twist is excellent for whenever you have a craving for “seafood”. Get this vegan Maine lobster rolls recipe here. 

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

black bean quinoa burgers on a white plate served with fries

Calories: 250 — Fiber: 12 grams — Protein: 14 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Healthy and tasty way to mix up your weeknight meals, a must-have on your list of veg sandwich recipes!

Black bean quinoa burgers are hearty and perfect for veggie burger nights! Add them to a toasted bun, top with vegan cheese and fresh veggies to make these life-changing black bean burgers even better. Pair them with homemade fries for a well-balanced but classic meal! Get this black bean quinoa burgers recipe here. 

Ultimate Eggplant Sandwich

one eggplant sandwich on buns

Why You’ll Love It: Vegan sandwich ideas shouldn’t be boring and this one is far from it! 

Perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, this is the ultimate veggie sandwich! Fried eggplant is topped with vegan slaw and banana peppers for a punch of flavor. Get this ultimate eggplant sandwich recipe here. 

Roasted Veggie Sandwich With Basil Pesto

Roasted vegetable sandwich with tomato soup

Calories: 469 — Fiber: 9 grams — Protein: 12 grams

Why You’ll Love It: This sandwich will please vegans and meat-eaters alike. 

Made with roasted veggies like eggplant, zucchini, portobello mushrooms, and peppers, this veggie sandwich is a great recipe for whenever you want to fill up on colorful vegetables! The dairy-free garlic cream cheese and fresh basil really ties this sandwich together! Get this roasted veggie sandwich with basil pesto recipe here. 

Cashew Cheese Veggie Sandwich

open vegan sandwich with cashew cheese

Why You’ll Love It: This is the ultimate dairy-free veg cheese sandwich!

This crisp cucumber and tomato sandwich is made with cashew cheese, fresh tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and creamy avocado for a refreshing yet simple sandwich. This delicious sandwich makes a perfect on-the-go sandwich for busy weekdays! Get this cashew cheese veggie sandwich recipe here.

Vegan Falafel Wrap Recipe

Homemade easy falafel wrap recipe on a white plate.

Calories: 285 — Fiber: 10 grams — Protein: 12 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Healthy comfort food at its best!

We all love falafel, don’t we?! This falafel wrap is one of the best things we’ve ever tasted! Homemade falafel is made with chickpeas, garlic, cilantro, and parsley for the best falafel you’ll ever eat. Pair this vegan sandwich with hummus, dolmas, pita bread, cucumbers, and more for a full spread! Get this falafel wrap recipe here. 

Mini Gluten-Free Waffle PB&J Sandwiches

mini pb&j waffle sandwiches on white plate

Why You’ll Love It: For breakfast, lunch, or snack, PB&J is good for any time of day!

These cute mini peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are made with waffles. This quick vegetarian sandwich idea is perfect for any time of day! Great for toddlers, kids, and even adults, these quick snacks will satisfy any craving and make you dream about your favorite PB&J as a kid. Get this mini gluten-free waffle PB&J sandwiches recipe here. 

Pear And Arugula Sandwich

goat cheese grilled cheese with arugula and pear

Calories: 285 — Fiber: 5.6 grams — Protein: 13.7 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Super easy meal ready in under 30 minutes. 

Fresh pears and peppery arugula create the ultimate combination of sweet and savory. Sub in vegan cream cheese and use my vegan honey recipe to keep this crispy sandwich vegan. Get this pear and arugula sandwich recipe here. 

Chickpea Sandwich

A stack of sandwiches.

Calories: 290 — Fiber: 3 grams — Protein: 6 grams

Why You’ll Love It: A quick, easy and flavorful lunch!

This delicious take on a vegan chicken salad sandwich is packed with flavor! Creamy and fiber-rich chickpea salad is sweet AND savory! Made with canned chickpeas, raisins, and mango chutney this recipe delivers bright flavors from the perfect blend of ingredients. Get this chickpea sandwich recipe here. 

Grilled Green Goddess Wrap

wrap on white plate with parsley

Why You’ll Love It: No more boring lunches, healthy recipe that’s always s a hit!

This green goddess wrap is loaded with fresh flavors! Made with a lima bean spread, broccoli, hearts of palm, nutritional yeast, and fresh lime juice, you will love these healthy wraps! Quick and healthy! Get this grilled green goddess wrap recipe here. 

Banana Peanut Butter Sandwich Recipe

Close up of sliced bananas on the sandwich

Calories: 419.4 — Fiber: 9.4 grams — Protein: 16.9 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Kid-friendly, best peanut butter sandwich ever!

This classic creamy peanut butter and banana sandwich is one of the best vegan sandwich recipes ever! Great for breakfast, lunch, or just whenever you want some extra protein! Made with freshly chopped walnuts and sweet maple syrup or vegan honey, the whole family will love these sandwiches. Make them on whole wheat bread for even more feel-good nutrients! Get this banana peanut butter sandwich recipe here. 

Peruvian Sandwich Recipe

Peruvian sandwich full of spiced vegetables in a roll, with recipe ingredients in the background.

Calories: 404 — Fiber: 10 grams — Protein: 11 grams

Why You’ll Love It: The most incredible, flavorful Peruvian Sandwich.

Made with plenty of flavorful spices, fresh veggies, and quick pickled red onions, this Peruvian sandwich is out-of-this-world delicious! Serve the seasoned veggies on your favorite soft rolls or bread. Get this Peruvian sandwich recipe here. 

Healthy Vegan Egg Salad

Two vegan egg salad sandwiches on top of each other with arugula and spinach leaves

Calories: 174 — Fiber: 2 grams — Protein: 11 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Only takes 15 minutes and is made with healthy ingredients!

This tofu-based egg salad is vegan and egg-free, but tastes just like traditional egg salad! Made with cashews, garlic powder, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast, this vegan egg salad sandwich is creamy and delicious. Get this healthy vegan egg salad recipe here. 

Buffalo Chickpea Sandwich

Buffalo chickpea sandwich on a wooden board

Calories: 78 — Fiber: 1 grams — Protein: 2 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Perfect with a spicy dip for breakfast, light lunch, or just in between.

If you love buffalo cauliflower, you’ve got to try this buffalo chickpea sandwich! This sandwich is a little bit spicy from the tangy homemade buffalo filling. Layered with vegan yogurt, mixed greens, and garlic, this spicy sandwich is ideal whenever you have a craving for those classic buffalo flavors. Get this buffalo chickpea sandwich recipe here. 

Rainbow Roast Vegetable Sandwich

one stack of veggie sandwiches with pesto

Calories: 859 — Fiber: 26 grams — Protein: 25 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Colorful and anything but dull, this veggie hummus sandwich is easy to make and perfect for a satisfying lunch!

Made with homemade beetroot hummus and kale pesto, this bright sandwich has ALL the flavors you didn’t know you wanted! Red bell pepper, zucchini, and alfalfa sprouts make one nutrient-packed lunch. Get this rainbow roast vegetable sandwich recipe. 

High Protein Veggie Burgers With Pumpkin

pumpkin burgers on a white plate - black bean pumpkin burgers topped with spinach, tomato, cheese, onions, ketchup

Calories: 508 — Fiber: 22 grams — Protein: 29 grams

Why You’ll Love It: High protein, healthy, and comforting meal!

Pumpkin and black bean burgers are full of protein and another great option for burger night. Pair this veggie burger with homemade fries and a salad to complete the meal! The pumpkin and black bean patty is juicy and so flavorful you will definitely want seconds! Add vegan cheddar cheese to make it a “cheeseburger”. Get this high protein veggie burgers recipe here. 

Vegan Philly Cheesesteak

easy, authentic, healthy, vegetarian and vegan philly cheesesteak recipe on a white plate

Calories: 431 — Fiber: 6 grams — Protein: 32 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Made with vegan seitan, the perfect meat substitute that even meat eaters will love!

Beefy and cheesy, this vegan Philly cheesesteak sandwich is comfort in a hoagie! Seitan is one of my favorite meat substitutes because it has a great tender texture and will take on the flavor of anything it’s paired with. Made with homemade vegan seitan, soy sauce, bbq seasoning, and more, this vegan version of a cheesesteak sandwich tastes just like a real Philly cheesesteak. Get this vegan philly cheesesteak recipe here. 

Tofu Banh Mi Sandwich

tofu bánh mi sandwich

Why You’ll Love It: Tastes just like a banh mi and is loaded with fresh crunchy veggies that are filled with nutrients and bright flavors!

The next time you get a craving for the classic Asian sandwich known as the banh mi, consider trying this veggie-based sandwich! Get this tofu banh mi sandwich recipe here. 

Vegan Hummus Avocado Sandwich

Two stacked sandwich halves, filled with avocado, cucumber, tomato and sprouts. Tomatoes in the background.

Calories: 252.4 — Fiber: 11 grams — Protein: 9.2 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Stacked with veggies, this vegan lunch is a tasty powerhouse of nutrients.

This vegan hummus and avocado sandwich is fresh and easy to make! Creamy avocado and crisp cucumbers complement each other perfectly. The microgreens and fresh tomatoes give this sandwich extra oomph! Get this vegan hummus avocado sandwich recipe here. 

Vegan BLT Sandwich With Tempeh Bacon

one vegan blt on slices of bread

Calories: 12 — Fiber: 1 gram — Protein: 1 gram

Why You’ll Love It: A healthier twist on a classic sandwich that everyone loves!

This vegan club sandwich has all the flavor and texture of a traditional BLT but without the meat. The vegan bacon is perfectly crunchy and is served with onion, lettuce, and tomato for a veg-friendly twist! Get this vegan BLT sandwich with tempeh bacon recipe here. 

Vegan Rainbow Sandwich

open-faced rainbow sandwich with colourful vegetables on top and around rainbow sandwiches

Calories: 237 — Fiber: 8 grams — Protein: 9 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Fun, satisfying, and healthy sandwich!

The best vegan sandwich recipe is a simple and healthy recipe! Eat all the colors of the rainbow with this veggie-packed sandwich! Made with crispy toasted bread and topped with fresh ingredients like peppers, micro greens, cucumbers, cabbage, and more! You will love this simple and flavorful sandwich. Get this vegan rainbow sandwich recipe here.

Southwestern Pinto Bean Burgers

southwest pinto bean burgers served on a whole wheat bun

Calories: 411 — Fiber: 9.1 grams — Protein: 15.2 grams

Why You’ll Love It: The best veggie burger ever!

Pinto beans are high in protein and a great source of plant-based nutrients. Sub in vegan sour cream and a flax or chia egg to make these plant-based burgers vegan! Enjoy with a side of French fries! Get this southwestern pinto bean burgers recipe here. 

Vegan Mushroom Parm Sandwich

one mushroom parm sandwich on buns

Why You’ll Love It: A filling and delicious sandwich recipe that works for lunch or dinner!

Mushrooms are cooked until crispy then paired with robust tomato sauce, garlic, and dairy-free dill cheese! This hearty sandwich makes a perfect weeknight dinner! Get this vegan mushroom parm sandwich recipe here. 

Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

pulled bbq jackfruit sandwich on plate

Why You’ll Love It: A healthy & delicious meatless recipe that will have you forgetting about the meat! 

The next time you get the craving for BBQ, try out this vegan pulled jackfruit sandwich. Simple to prepare and great for holidays or special occasions, this recipe is sweet and tangy! Get this pulled BBQ jackfruit sandwich recipe here. 

Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

chipotle black bean burgers with tahini sauce and sweet potato fries

Calories: 359 — Fiber: 14.2 grams — Protein: 15 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Protein-packed, healthy, and filling burgers!

Healthy vegan sandwiches just make life easier and better! Chipotle black bean burgers are healthy, hearty, and satisfying. These protein-packed chipotle black bean burgers are perfect for summer cookouts! Top with all the fixings for sandwich nirvana. Get this chipotle black bean burgers recipe here. 

Vegan Chicken Sandwich

best healthy meatless vegan chicken sandwich recipe on a wooden cutting board

Calories: 286 — Fiber: 3 grams — Protein: 30 grams

Why You’ll Love It: This homemade sandwich is way better than fast food!

This crispy sandwich is made with lettuce, tomato, and vegan mayonnaise and is sure to tantalize your taste buds. The perfect lunch or dinner option, this sandwich can be enjoyed with a side of french fries and vegan ranch for a full meal. Add this to your list of vegan sandwich ideas for work! Get this vegan chicken sandwich recipe here. 

Vegan Reuben

Vegan reuben sandwich stacked on a cutting board, with a knife through the top of the sandwich.

Calories: 611 — Fiber: 6 grams — Protein: 18 grams

Why You’ll Love It: For all the vegan food lovers out there, this Reuben sandwich is the real deal!

If you love a Reuben but haven’t figured out a way to make it vegan, you’ll be so glad you found this list of easy vegan sandwich ideas! This sandwich is made with a tangy Russian dressing and corned tempeh for an amazing flavor. With minimal prep time and a great taste, it is healthier and more delicious than the traditional version. Get this vegan Reuben sandwich recipe here.

Vegan Pastrami 

vegan pastrami sandwich on a cutting board

Calories: 160 — Fiber: 3 grams — Protein: 20 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Vegan Pastrami can be the perfect addition to any meal! 

Need a go-to recipe for vegan deli sandwiches? This beef seitan-based dough is spiced and baked to perfection before being sliced and simmered in a tasty broth. You can enjoy these slices of delicious deli “meat” as part of a yummy sandwich, at lunch or dinner time. Preparing the dish is simple and the result is even better – a sensational feast! Get this vegan pastrami recipe here.

Vegan Smoky Tempeh Sandwich

Easy Vegan Smoky Tempeh Sandwich with Gouda

Calories: 579 — Fiber: 6 grams — Protein: 38 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Satisfying and filling, yet quick lunch!

This delectable smoky tempeh sandwich is comprised of crunchy tempeh slices, creamy avocado, melted vegan gouda, and fresh romaine lettuce for a flavorful combination. Get this smoky tempeh sandwich with gouda recipe here. 

Pesto Tofu Sandwich

Pesto Tofu Sandwich

Calories: 425 — Fiber: 10 grams — Protein: 24 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Perfect meal for when you’re short on time!

Made with herbaceous pesto, savory tofu, fresh veggies, and toasted bread, it’s bursting with delicious texture and flavor. All you’ve gotta do is put it together and you’re ready to eat in just 30 minutes! Get this pesto tofu sandwich recipe here. 

BBQ Chickpea Sandwiches

BBQ Chickpeas Sandwiches

Calories: 315 — Fiber: 9 grams — Protein: 9 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Great option for a quick and easy dinner.

This yummy BBQ Chickpeas Sandwich has just the right balance of sweetness and spiciness! Not only is it incredibly satisfying and delicious, it’s also guaranteed to be a hit with everyone in your family. Get this BBQ chickpea sandwiches recipe here. 

Mushroom Po’ Boys

Mushroom Po' Boys

Calories: 577 — Fiber: 9 grams — Protein: 14 grams

Why You’ll Love It: This hearty and satisfying meal with a super creamy sauce will satisfy and delight!

Enjoy a delicious Louisiana-style sandwich filled with fried mushrooms, fresh vegetables, and a zesty Homemade Remoulade Sauce. Don’t forget to finish it off with Oil and Vinegar Coleslaw and crunchy pickles. Get this mushroom po’ boys recipe here. 

Cranberry Walnut Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Cranberry Walnut Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Calories: 745 — Fiber: 21 grams — Protein: 30 grams

Why You’ll Love It: If you’re in a rush or planning ahead for lunch, this dish is perfect for you!

It only takes minutes to make this chickpea salad and you can even prepare the filling a day in advance. Perfect for those busy days or preparing meals ahead of time. This is a nutritious and convenient option! Get this cranberry walnut chickpea salad sandwiches recipe here. 

Vegan Chicken Salad

Vegan Chicken Salad

Calories: 332 — Fiber: 3.4 grams — Protein: 10.3 grams

Why You’ll Love It: This salad is so close to the real thing that you won’t even be able to tell the difference.

If you’re looking for a delicious chicken salad without having to spend time cooking, this mock chicken salad is made with soy curls and it’s a must-try! Be warned, though–it’s so tasty that it’ll be gone in a flash! Get this vegan chicken salad recipe here. 

Vegan Grilled Portobello Burgers

Vegan Grilled Portobello Burgers

Why You’ll Love It: Marinate these amazing, umami-filled portobello burgers and save the leftovers for the future! 

When grilled to perfection and served with grilled onions and vegan pesto, this vegan sandwich recipe will become your favorite weekend dish. Or you can serve the mushrooms as a tasty side dish anytime you like! Get this vegan grilled portobello burgers recipe here.

Smashed White Bean Artichoke Vegan Sandwich Filling

White Bean Artichoke Vegan Sandwich Filling

Calories: 332 — Fiber: 3.4 grams — Protein: 10.3 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Simple recipe that’s perfect for packing into your lunch!

I love to have a go-to list of different vegan sandwich fillings on hand. This one requires smashed white beans, chunky artichoke hearts, and a mouthwatering, tangy, creamy dressing. Get this white bean artichoke vegan sandwich filling recipe here.

Epic BBQ Seitan Sandwich

Epic BBQ Seitan Sandwich

Calories: 593 — Fiber: 15 grams — Protein: 46 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Sure to please tastebuds and packs a solid 46 grams of protein!

If you’re looking for a meaty sandwich without the meat, this sandwich is heaven-sent! Made with seitan (vital wheat gluten) to give a texture similar to meat. Get this epic BBQ seitan sandwich recipe here. 

Spicy Lentil Sandwich

Spicy Lentil Sandwich

Calories: 325 — Fiber: 1 grams — Protein: 15 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Not only is this dish delicious, but it is also very healthy.

If you’re looking for a filling vegetarian meal that also offers a rich flavor and plenty of nutrition, then you need to try this Spicy Lentil Sandwich. It is full of protein, fiber, and complex carbs, making it an excellent choice for lunch or dinner. Get this spicy lentil sandwich recipe here.

Tofu Sandwich

Tofu Sandwich

Why You’ll Love It: A satisfying vegan lunch option that everyone will relish!

This scrumptious, nutritious Tofu Sandwich is an exquisite, full-flavored meal containing all of the key macronutrients. Get this tofu sandwich recipe here.

Vegan Tuna Melt

Vegan Tuna Melt

Why You’ll Love It: This vegan comfort food is sure to satisfy your cravings for a classic diner-style sandwich.

Do you think vegans can’t enjoy a delicious tuna melt sandwich? Think again! This 100% plant-based sandwich is so creamy, cheesy, and perfectly toasted that it is sure to make your heart melt with bliss. Add it to your list of vegetarian sandwich recipes to try today! Get this vegan tuna melt recipe here.

Scandi-Inspired Smoked Tofu Sandwich

Scandi-Inspired Smoked Tofu Sandwich

Calories: 447 — Fiber: 5 grams — Protein: 20 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Fast and flavorful vegan option that can be enjoyed open-face smorrebrod style or wrapped up on a picnic! 

I love vegan and plant based sandwich ideas that use tofu! If you’re looking for sandwich ideas without the meat or fish try this Scandi-inspired delight. We know you’ll love it and keep coming back for more! Get this scandi inspired smoked tofu sandwich recipe here. 

How To Build The Best Vegan Sandwiches

The best sandwiches are crafted with multiple flavors and textures. Follow these steps to upgrade your sandwich game!

  • Layer Accordingly: The best vegan sandwich is layered properly! The heavier items go on the bottom layer of the sandwich, with the more delicate items such as lettuce, juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs, etc. at the very top.
  • Include Textures: Include a variety of textures in your easy vegan sandwich fillings, from crisp cucumbers, tomato slices, alfalfa sprouts, portobello mushrooms, crunchy bell peppers, pickles, red onions, vegan cheese, and more! Sundried tomatoes add a sweet and chewy texture! 
  • Spread with Sauce: The best things in life are covered in sauce! Make creamy homemade hummus to spread on the bread slices or use vegan mayo or pesto. Creamy sauces are the best things for sandwiches! Dijon mustard, vegan cream cheese, or your favorite BBQ sauce are also great options. 
  • Toast the Bread: If you want some extra crispiness and texture, then be sure to toast the bread, especially if you are using vegan cheese!
  • Quality Bread and Fresh Ingredients: A good sandwich always starts with quality ingredients. I like to use Dave’s Killer Multigrain Bread or fresh sourdough, ciabatta, whole wheat, baguettes, or even gluten-free breads. Feel free to use your favorite bread, just be sure it’s vegan!

What Is The Best Vegan Bread?

Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread is my favorite vegan friendly bread. It also happens to taste great and be healthy for you too – win-win! Other vegan bread brands I like are: Happy Camper’s Gluten Free Bread, Silver Hills Bakery Breads, and Dave’s Killer Bread (but watch out, some of their varieties do include honey)! This guide has even more healthy vegan bread brands that are available at most grocery stores! 

Equipment You Will Need

  • Panini Press for grilled cheese or other delicious vegan sandwich recipes like paninis with melty cheese. 
  • A quality knife for chopping the vegetables and slicing the sandwiches. 
  • Be sure to use a wooden cutting board while slicing the fresh vegetables to keep the knife in great condition!
  • Grill pan for whenever you need to toast your sandwiches and bread slices. 
  • Measuring cups & spoons to measure the fresh vegetables and other healthy ingredients. Eye-balling it is perfectly acceptable too! 

Vegan Sandwich FAQs

What sandwiches can vegans eat?

Vegans can eat any classic sandwiches without animal products. It can be rather easy to make a regular sandwich into a vegan one, especially with these easy vegan sandwich recipes. If you don’t know how to make a vegan sandwich, it might seem difficult. But it’s actually easy to take any sandwich ideas, meat or healthy vegetarian sandwich ideas, and make them vegan. Swap out regular cheese for vegan cheese, leave off the meat, and pack on the veggies! Avocado, chickpeas, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, red onion, tofu, hummus, mashed white beans, sweet potatoes, and plant-based meats are all great options! Be sure to check the ingredients of the bread you choose to make sure it’s vegan as well! 

Is bread vegan?

Many breads contain only four main ingredients – flour, water, salt, and yeast. This means many types of breads are naturally vegan, but always check labels. Some breads contain eggs, honey, butter, and other sneaky animal products.

What snacks are vegan?

Cashews, almonds, guacamole, banana chips, fruit, and smoothies are all vegan. Nowadays vegan snacks are easy to find and usually labeled as such! Many varieties of chips are also vegan.

Is peanut butter and jelly vegan?

As long as the peanut butter does not contain any honey, then yes, PB&Js are vegan!

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Final Thoughts

If you’re on the hunt for satisfying vegan sandwich ideas or even healthy vegetarian sandwiches, save this list for future reference! Each one of these sandwiches is delicious, packed with nutrients, and easy to make! 

Many of these vegan and vegetarian sandwich ideas for lunch could easily be devoured for breakfast too. Just pick a few to try and customize to your tastes and preferences. My favorite of the vegan breakfast sandwich ideas is hands-down the peanut butter and banana sandwich! 

For more delicious ideas, check out the rest of my vegan recipes here!

16 responses to “51 Vegan Sandwich Ideas”

  1. I love so many of these ideas! I think the kids would like quite a few of them too and they’d make good lunchbox options in the fall.5 stars

  2. What a great round up of gourmet sandwiches! Gave the vegan tuna melt a try for lunch today and it did not disappoint; looking forward to trying more! Delicious!5 stars

  3. This is a fantastic roundup of sandwich recipes! I already know I have to try the Hummus Veggie Wraps and Mushroom Po’ Boys. Thanks so much for sharing!5 stars

  4. Wow, what a collection. Mindblowing! Everything looks so delicious. I don’t know where to begin. Thank you, this post is a keeper.5 stars

  5. This is a great list of vegan sandwiches to make for my kids. Love the many options and will try the mushroom parm soon!5 stars

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