Get ready for the best vegan sandwiches from tempeh BLT and chicken salad to vegan grilled cheese and BBQ lentil meatball! Lunch will never get boring again with these delicious creations.
We don’t know about you, but we’d enjoy a good vegan sandwich any day of the week. They are so easy to customize with whatever you have in your fridge and pantry and pretty much all flavor combinations work!
From classic combinations like hummus and veggies to more extravagant ideas like a blueberry grilled cheese sandwich with mint pesto (yup!), we’re positive that you will find your next go-to lunch idea here!
How green can a vegan grilled cheese sandwich be? Pretty green! This healthy and delicious recipe features spinach, avocado, grilled zucchini and sprouts alongside smoked tofu and stretchy homemade vegan cheese sauce.
If you love classic sandwiches, try this vegan BLT! Loaded with meaty flavor thanks to the crispy tempeh bacon, it requires just a few simple ingredients like vegan mayo, lettuce and tomato. Serve on sourdough bread!
Do you like Asian cuisine? Try these vegan hoisin seitan bao bun sandwiches: fluffy steamed buns filled with savory herbs, pickles, seitan chicken, hoisin sauce and spicy mayo. Whenever you get bored of the same old veggie sandwich, try this awesome combo!
Another classic sandwich gone vegan! This plant-based chicken salad recipe uses soy curls to achieve a wonderful chewy texture alongside nutty toasted almonds, red onion, celery and some seasonings for great flavor. It’s really a crowd-pleasing vegan sandwich filling!
Have you ever seen a more beautiful veggie sandwich? Stuffed with lots of fresh produce from carrots and cucumber to lettuce, sprouts, tomato, onion and avocado, this most definitely is the ultimate veggie sandwich for everyone who loves their fresh vegetables!
If you like savory flavors, try this smoky vegan BBQ lentil meatball sandwich! Made with garlicky and smoky tomato sauce, sweet cabbage coleslaw and served on soft rolls, this is one messy but satisfying vegan sandwich to eat.
Crumbled firm tofu, crisp celery and juicy apples all come together beautifully in this tofu salad sandwich! Smothered in a creamy and tangy curry dressing, this sandwich is similar to egg salad but not as mushy. Enjoy on its own or with some crackers!
Have you ever had smoked tofu? It’s a delicious vegan alternative for smoked fish or meat. This Scandinavian-style “smorrebrod” open-faced sandwich is super simple to make, features smoked tofu, capers, pickles, lettuce and vegan cream cheese. Try this European sandwich idea!
In this recipe, hearty vegan Buffalo cauliflower bites meet with an avocado-based ranch sauce! The perfect combination of spicy, creamy, herby and tangy — all made with 100% plants. Layer with tomatoes and lettuce on your favorite sandwich bread!
Here comes an easy vegan sandwich idea packed with flavourful and healthy vegetables and a smokey guacamole dip. Fun, satisfying and super healthy, these sandwiches are customizable and can be topped with some pumpkin seeds or sprouts!
Give another classic recipe a makeover with this vegan Reuben sandwich! It’s made with homemade corned tempeh and layered with your favorite Reuben flavors. Easy to make at home, much better for you and tastes even more amazing.
Bite into a deliciously chewy vegan bagel sandwich infused with Mediterranean baba ganoush, crisp cucumber, rich sun-dried tomatoes and spicy arugula. Protein-rich and nutritious, your lunchtime options just got a whole lot tastier!
This open-face sandwich with roasted vegetables and smoky walnut sauce is the deliciously simple meal you didn't even know you needed in your life! Made with sweet potato, onion, portobello, red pepper, and the most amazing, rich, and thick walnut sauce, the components of this meal come together in about 45 minutes.
These protein-packed vegan sandwiches are made with hummus, chickpea, avocado and crunchy veggies on toasted bread! Similar to vegan tuna sandwiches but totally mayo-free, they come together in a few minutes and are super nutritious.
In a hurry? Try this vegan egg mayo sandwich which takes only 10 minutes and can even be prepared a day in advance. The creamy tofu and mayo filling is flavored with turmeric, black pepper, nutritional yeast and kala namak — a special type of salt that adds an egg-like flavor.
This crisp and flavorful vegetable sandwich is loaded with red bell peppers, onions, and spinach. Finished with a generous slathering of jalapeño cashew cheese, it’s great for packed lunches and picnics. Enjoy with a side of potato chips if you like!
Ready for a true crowd-pleaser? The BBQ pulled jackfruit part of these sandwiches is actually easy to prepare and offers a great meaty texture. The added pineapple gives the recipe an interesting twist and the creamy guacamole topping brings everything together beautifully.
This grilled cheese has a little bit of everything with a bright mint pesto, creamy tofu ricotta and a blueberry compote for a touch of sweetness. If you love experimental combinations as much as we do, we dare you to try this beautiful and really delicious vegan sandwich!
Why not make a savory vegan breakfast sandwich next weekend? It’s super filling, smokey, veggie-packed and loaded with protein. Easy to make with simple plant-based ingredients, this sandwich is ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes.
Easy baked spicy tofu with a sweet and spicy sauce and pickled veggies — this Vietnamese sandwich on a French baguette definitely comes with some unusual flavors! The components are great for meal prep so you can make these big long vegan Banh Mi sandwiches in a heartbeat.
This vegan eggplant sandwich is so delicious that you’ll keep making it over and over again. Layers of smoky eggplant and fresh vegetables are packed in panini bread, then toasted till perfection! Tasty, healthy and customizable.
If you like the traditional Italian combination of tomatoes, basil and mozzarella, try it in this vegan sandwich! Stretchy cashew mozzarella cheese sauce drizzled over tomatoes on panini or ciabatta rolls and grilled until crusty.
Similar to the aforementioned recipe but distinctly different, this roasted red pepper sandwich features vegan mozzarella and cheesy pesto between two slices of bakery-style bread. Perfect during summer and meal prep-friendly so that a fancy-looking sandwich is never far away!
Finally, here’s a lovely twist on your good old peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Top your peanut butter toast with an easy homemade strawberry jam and add some easy coconut bacon for a surprising and tasty crunch.
More easy vegan recipes
If you liked these delicious vegan sandwiches, don’t miss out on the following goodness!
Ready to make your next favorite go-to vegan sandwich? With these easy and delicious vegan sandwich fillings, lunch will never get boring again. Prepare your sandwich in advance and take it with you for a quick lunch if needed!
Alena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.