A Dozen Delicious Vegan Sandwich Recipes

Tempeh Gyros
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While deli slices and cold cuts may be the sandwich norm, that doesn't mean you can't have a satisfying vegan sandwich. Loaded up with fresh veggies, decadent sauces, and plant-based protein options, these vegan sandwich recipes are anything but boring. Try a vegan twist on sloppy joes, create a tempeh gyro that could rival your favorite takeout, or keep things simple with a fresh tomato avocado sandwich. You'll have plenty of options with these 12 vegan sandwich recipes.

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Tomato Avocado Sandwich

Tomato Avocado Sandwich on a red plate

Keep things simple with this refreshing vegan sandwich recipe. Thickly sliced ciabatta is layered with a schmear of mashed avocado, a few slices of ripe tomato, and a sprinkling of garlic salt and black pepper.

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Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Sloppy joes are about as meaty as a sandwich can get, but tempeh makes a superb stand-in when coated in a savory sauce and paired with onions and green bell peppers. Substitute agave nectar for honey to make this recipe fully vegan.

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Falafel Pita Sandwich with Tahini Sauce

Falafel Pita Sandwich with Tahini Sauce on parchment paper

Frozen falafel makes this vegan sandwich recipe a snap to throw together. Don't skip the harissa; this hot chili paste really elevates the flavor of the entire sandwich.

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Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

There's something special about toasting a peanut butter and banana sandwich — the gooey texture and extra sweet flavor of this vegan sandwich recipe are just right for a comforting sandwich.

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Tasty Vegan Guacamole Sandwich

Tasty Vegan Guacamole Sandwich on a white plate
Soup Loving Nicole

This vegan sandwich recipe is loaded with all our favorite guacamole ingredients — avocado, tomato, and red onion — to create layers of flavor. Want even more of a Tex-Mex vibe? Reviewer Soup Loving Nicole recommends a dollop of cilantro pesto.

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Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches

Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches on a white plate
Gilda George

With a coating of barbeque sauce and a soft bun, this tofu sandwich will be a hit at your next cookout. Using a sweet sauce allows it to caramelize on the grill's high heat, giving a rich and smoky flavor to the whole dish.

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Tempeh Gyros

Tempeh Gyros

Hearty tempeh may make up the base for this plant-based gyro, but the real star is the tzatziki sauce. Silken tofu is blended with fresh herbs, garlic, and shredded cucumber to create a wow-worthy condiment for this vegan sandwich recipe.

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Vegan Tofu Scramble Breakfast Sandwiches

Vegan Tofu Scramble Breakfast Sandwich on a white plate
Leslie Lopez

Excellent for breakfast or lunch, this filling vegan sandwich is loaded with tofu scramble, sautéed onions and peppers, and your favorite veggie toppings. "Enjoy with a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce," advises recipe creator Leslie Lopez.

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Vegan "Lobster" Rolls

two Vegan "Lobster" Rolls on a white plate

Mildly flavored and with just the right texture, hearts of palm are the swap for lobster in these classic rolls. A dash of Old Bay seasoning, a dollop of vegan mayonnaise, tangy capers, and zippy lemon zest all combine to make this one stand-out sandwich.

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Deluxe Almond Butter Sandwiches

Deluxe Almond Butter Sandwich on a white plate
Alberta Rose

Rich almond butter, sweet bananas, and vibrant strawberries are the trio behind this super sandwich. Reviewer Sarah Jo says, "Wonderful change from your usual peanut butter and jelly sandwich."

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Hummus and Tapenade Sandwich Spread

Hummus and Tapenade Sandwich Spread in a bowl with crackers

"This filling vegan sandwich spread goes great with hearty wheat bread and any sort of veggies," says recipe creator Andrew Pyzdek. Load up some crusty bread with the spread, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and a few sprouts for a sure winner.

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Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Chickpea Salad Sandwich on a white plate with avocado
Buckwheat Queen

Missing cold sandwiches like egg or chicken salad? Never fear, chickpeas are here! When mashed with Italian dressing and a few choice vegetables, this recipe makes for a perfect vegan sandwich filling.

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