Check out this list of easy, travel-friendly Vegan Sandwiches. Whether you're packing a lunch for work or heading outside for a hike or picnic, any one of these tasty vegan sandwiches is sure to hit the spot!
I asked my vegan blogger friends for their easy sandwich recipes and pulled together this list with an emphasis on:
- fun flavors
- ease of preparation
- and of course, the sandwiches need to be easy to eat while out and about!
For any sandwich that calls for mayo, which is a lot of them, you can't go wrong with my Oil-Free Aquafaba Mayo recipe. Every time I make it I get excited by the flavor all over again! As a bonus, it's a lot more affordable than specialty vegan mayo you'll find in stores. If you don't happen to be opening a can of chickpeas or just don't want to use aquafaba, feel free to sub water. Easy as that!
Browse through these mouth-watering photos, and have fun daydreaming about your next outing.
As we all know, for health and happiness it's more important than ever to get outside. Having a nourishing, awesome sandwich to look forward to can be part of the fun!
Click the buttons below the descriptions to open the recipe in a new tab. From spicy and creative flavor combinations to classic chickpea salad, there's a little something here for everyone. Enjoy!
1. Gochujang and Peanut Butter Sandwiches
By Quite Good Food
Mmmm, imagine this: spicy Korean gochujang, salty peanut butter, and fresh summer cucumbers and cilantro. This is the amazing, 5-minute sandwich I didn't even know I needed in my life.
2. Vegan Lox and Cashew Cream Cheese Bagel Sandwich
by Yum Vegan Lunch Ideas
With cashew cream cheese and homemade carrot lox, it's easy to imagine enjoying these during an elegant picnic brunch or lunch in the park. And be sure to check out the post for tips on finding vegan bagels!
3. Vegan Tuna Salad
By My Quiet Kitchen
The combination of jackfruit and chickpeas creates a seriously satisfying vegan tuna. I also love that this recipe makes a fairly large amount. Besides making an amazing sandwich, this jackfruit-chickpea salad is a great thing to meal prep and have in the fridge during the week. Scoop it up with veggies and crackers for a quick and healthy snack anytime.
4. Tofu Egg Salad Sandwich 3 Ways
By Vegan Yack Attack
Whether you're in the mood for Original, Mediterranean, or Southwestern, this super quick, 10-minute spread is high in protein and really filling. It's also great for meal prep and keeps up to 7 days.
5. Easy Tempeh Bagel Sandwich
By Baum Ass Foods
Since bagels are so sturdy, they're great for hearty sandwiches like this one. The tempeh in Hilaire's recipe hangs out in a smoky, bacon'ish marinade before being cooked on the stove. Add your favorite cheese, fresh toppings, and your favorite bagel for a sandwich that will keep you full and happy all afternoon!
6. BLT With Tempeh AND Carrot Bacon
By me, My Quiet Kitchen
The classic BLT gets a healthy makeover. Smoky and sweet carrot bacon and tempeh bacon are layered on top of whole-grain bread along with oil-free mayo, fresh lettuce, and tomato. If you're packing this to-go and worried about tomatoes making your bread soggy, transport the tomatoes in their own container, and add them when it's time to eat.
7. Breakfast Sandwich with Tofu Egg and Cheese
By Watch Learn Eat
This comforting breakfast sammie is a twist on the classic egg and cheese popular in New Jersey and New York delis. Marinated and pan-seared tofu seasoned with kala namak makes this one an eggy hit!
7. Vegan Chicken Salad Sandwich With Seitan
By Cadry's Kitchen
This is a classic you'll return to again and again. Cadry's chick-un salad is made with meaty, protein-rich seitan plus all the delicious ingredients you expect like pickles, celery, onion, and dill. Ready in just 15 minutes!
8. Curried Chickpea Salad
By My Quiet Kitchen
This healthy chickpea salad is loaded with crunchy carrots, yellow peppers, golden raisins, and packing major curry flavor. Not in the mood for chickpeas? Try it with white beans, chopped seitan, tofu, or sautéed soy curls.
9. Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
By Healthy Midwestern Girl
Inspired by Panera Bread's Mediterranean sandwich, Elizabeth's version is vegan, oil-free, and filled with pickled sweet red peppers and jalapeño-cilantro hummus.
10. Vegan Pimento Cheese Sandwich
By My Quiet Kitchen
If you're not from the Southern United States, it's possible you've never tasted pimento cheese. Heck, maybe you've never heard of it! Traditionally it's a dairy-laden mix of mayo, cream cheese, and shredded cheddar (yikes), but this flavorful vegan version has a trick up its sleeve. For anyone struggling to give up cheese, this plant-based pimento cheese is a must-try!
11. Bombay Toast Sandwich
By Pepper Bowl
Sujatha's lighter and healthier version of the popular Bombay street-side dish is loaded with veggies and has an amazing chili-cilantro chutney. It makes a great breakfast or lunch.
13. Chickpea Tahini Salad Sandwich
By Vegan Richa
Can't you just taste it now? Chickpea salad made with tahini, shawarma spice blend, toasted pecans, red onion, and lime.... yes, please!!
14. Asian Slaw Wraps
By This Healthy Kitchen
If you're trying to eat more veggies, this wrap is for you! It's loaded with cauliflower rice, slaw, cilantro, and a spicy and tangy peanut butter dressing.
15. Chickpea Salad With Olives and Walnuts
By Watch Learn Eat
Inspired by a sandwich Sherri had years ago at a women’s club meeting (funny story; check out the post), chickpeas replace the meat in this hearty, vegan Chickpea Salad with Olives and Walnuts.
16. Vegan Sabich Sandwich
By My Goodness Kitchen
This vegan Sabich sandwich is a twist on the traditional Israeli sandwich using a white bean mixture instead of egg. With eggplant, potato, and tabouli, it’s definitely a satisfying meal.
17. Easy Vegan Chicken Salad
By The Cheeky Chickpea
Here's another chicken salad idea. This one uses tasty store-bought vegan chicken strips. It's also made with crunchy veggies, grapes, apples, and tossed with a delicious creamy mayo dressing. In addition to making an epic sandwich, this vegan chicken salad is perfect for summer potlucks!
18. Avocado Sandwich With Pesto and Sun-dried Tomatoes
By Yum Vegan Lunch Ideas
Super quick and simple to make, you can't go wrong with creamy avocado, rich and flavorful pesto, and tart sun-dried tomatoes!
Vegan Sides to Pair With Sandwiches
Carrot-Raisin Salad With Tahini & Sriracha
Cheesy Oil-Free Kale Chips
Vegan Pimento Macaroni Salad
Roasted Lime & Jalapeno Hummus
Easy Homemade Whole-Wheat Crackers
Spicy Parsley Pesto
Whole-Food Zhoug Sauce
Creamy Orzo Pasta Salad