Skip the PB&J! These vegan sandwiches are far more creative (not to mention much tastier) and are perfect for back to school lunches or lunch at the office. Here you'll find lots of different ideas for sandwich fillings, from tempeh and cheesesteaks to vegan tuna and egg salad.
Back to school season is upon us! I've been seeing posts about kids going back to school on Facebook for a few weeks now, but here in New Jersey the first day of school isn't until after Labor Day.
School lunches can be stressful for little vegans. I don't have kids myself, but I do remember my lunches from my younger days vividly. I picked out a new lunch box with glee every September. One year I had a Hardy Boys box, and another it was Hong Kong Phooey. My favorite was the Tupperware lunchbox that came with lots of little containers for my meal, but it was stolen during recess just a few days into the school year.
Unless there was something I really liked on the menu, I didn't buy lunch at school often. (Hoagie Day was my favorite!) Often my lunch was a packed sandwich, a bag of chips, a thermos of Kool-Aid, and maybe some fruit. (How did I survive?) Sandwiches were often salami and American cheese on white bread with Hellman's mayo (NEVER Miracle Whip!), tuna salad, or peanut butter and jelly. There wasn't very much variety or excitement to them.
My sandwiches this days are far more varied, and they're much tastier. I work from home, but when I do need to food for lunch on the go, I often make my favorite eggplant wrap or a chickpea salad sandwich. I recently asked some of my blogger friends for their favorite sandwiches for packed lunches, too.
15+ Vegan Sandwiches for Back to School Lunches
These wraps travel well, so they’re perfect for meals on the go, too. The heat can be toned down for little vegans with sensitive taste buds.
These are a little more delicate than the eggplant wraps, but I've taken them with me to work lunches and picnics in the past, so they do hold up to travel well.
Curried Mango Chickpea Wrap from The Plant-Based Diet Meal Plan by Heather Nicholds
Sweet mango is paired with creamy tahini and flavorful curry in this easy-to-make recipe recipe.
Loaded with veggies and an easy-to-make sunflower seed cheese, these wraps are a deliciously light meal for warm summer days.
Grab a napkin, because things are about to get messy! Made with Soy Curls, loaded with vegetables, and drizzled with sauce, Vegan Shawarma is lunchtime perfection.
Veggie Wraps from Veggie Inspired
Jenn's veggie wraps are loaded with broccoli slaw and spicy hummus.
Made with seitan, veggies, and tahini sauce all wrapped up in a whole wheat pita, vegan gyros are the perfect lunch!
Baked Falafel in Pita with Cucumber Dill Dip from The China Study Cookbook by LeAnne Campbell
This healthy falafel recipe come together quickly, and it makes a terrific lunch or light dinner.
Vegan Salad Sandwiches
These sandwiches are one of my favorites for a quick and easy lunch.
Pile this Vegan Chicken Salad onto a sandwich or stuff it into a wrap or a pita. If you’re in the mood for something bread-free, serve it on a pile of greens for a salad.
These sandwiches are perfect for autumn when apples are in abundance.
Cadry has veganized childhood favorite of mine in her vegan egg salad.
This veganized tuna recipe is made with tofu and seaweed.
The secret ingredient in Melissa's tuna salads hearts of palm.
Tempting Tempeh Sandwiches from Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson
Robin's sandwiches are loaded with of celery, pineapples, and cashews.
Other Types of Vegan Sandwiches
Tempeh bacon is the base of this vegan BLT sandwich. Add a little avocado for a TTLA!
Famous Coconut BLT from Baconish by Leinana Two Moons
Leinana's coconut bacon will make any vegan-bacon skeptic a true believer.
With the combination of meaty mushrooms and creamy dairy-free cashew cheese, these tasty sandwiches are a lunchtime favorite in my house!
Who can so no to Mel's tasty sandwiches?
Picnic Sandwich from Cadry's Kitchen
Cadry's vegan sandwiches are loaded with a slathering of jalapeño cashew cheese spread, red bell peppers, thinly sliced onion, and local spinach.
What are your favorite type of vegan sandwiches?