14 delicious vegan sandwich fillings that aren’t falafel

Author: Rachel Smith

Make lunch the most delicious and exciting meal of the day with these tasty vegan sandwich fillings and vegan sandwich recipes.

Don’t get us wrong, classic vegan sandwich fillings such as hummus, falafel and roasted peppers are classics for a good reason – they’re delicious!

However, if you’re wanting to shake it up and try something new this lunchtime then there are plenty of ways to get creative with your sandwich fillings.

Best vegan sandwich fillings

When it comes to vegan sandwiches, there are plenty of ways you can get creative with your sandwich fillings. You can mix and match ingredients from the list below to find your perfect flavour combination.

Here are a few things we like to include in our sandwiches to help get you started:

  • Classic PB&J
  • Vegan cheese and chutney
  • Hummus
  • Falafel
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Grilled cheese
  • Vegan bacon
  • Pesto
  • Vegan Reuben
  • Smoked tofu
  • Caramelised onion
  • Sausages
  • Vegan cheese & tomato
  • Smashed chickpeas
  • Avocado & veggies
  • Vegan BLT with mushroom bacon or vegan bacon
  • Vegan deli slices

Now that you’ve taken a look at a few ideas of what you can use, here’s a mouth-watering selection of vegan sandwiches and vegan sandwich filling ideas that make lunch the best meal of the day.

1. Vegan Pulled Jackfruit & Coleslaw Sandwich

If you really want to level up your lunch game, this pulled jackfruit sandwich with vegan coleslaw will do just that. The sweet and smokey flavour of the BBQ jackfruit is a real treat when paired with creamy coleslaw and avocado.

Vegan Pulled Jackfruit & Coleslaw Sandwich

2. Grilled Vegetable Tahini Vegan Sandwiches

This sophisticated, plant-based version of grilled cheese made with fresh veggies and buttery tahini is a delicious way to make lunchtimes more delicious.

Grilled Vegetable Tahini Vegan Sandwich Fillings

3. Carrot ‘Salmon’ & Cream Cheese Bagel

Capers and dill give this vegan smoked ‘salmon’ bagel the taste of the sea without the cruelty whilst the creamy cheese adds a delicious creaminess.

The ultimate lunch for when you’re feeling fancy.

Carrot ‘Salmon’ & Cream Cheese Bagel

4. Chargrilled Vegan Sausage Paninis with Kale Pesto and Chilli Oil

The name of this vegan panini alone is enough to make our mouths water! With herby kale pesto, chilli oil and vegan sausages, this is one vegan sandwich you’ll be looking forward to all morning.

Chargrilled Vegan Sausage Paninis with Kale Pesto and Chilli Oil

5. Spiced Cauliflower, Chickpea and Tahini Wrap

This perfectly spiced cauliflower and tahini wrap is packed with flavour and will leave you feeling full and satisfied at lunchtime thanks to the addition of chickpeas.

Spiced Cauliflower, Chickpea and Tahini Wrap

6. Vegan Coronation Chickpea Sandwich

A vegan take on the classic Coronation chicken dish, this vegan sandwich uses chickpeas to make this iconic filling.

The chickpeas are mashed and flavoured with onion, mayonnaise, curry powder and mango chutney to make a fantastically flavoured sandwich.

Vegan Coronation Chickpea Sandwich

7. Tofu ‘Egg’ Patty Vegan Breakfast Sandwich

Who says sandwiches are just for lunch? This epic vegan breakfast sandwich features a tofu ‘egg’ patty with hot sauce, avocado, and tomatoes in a fluffy toasted English muffin and is a great way to start your day.

Tofu ‘Egg’ Patty Breakfast Sandwich

8. Vegan Tuna & Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwich

One of the best things about the rise in vegan fish alternatives hitting the market is it means we can now enjoy the delights of a tuna melt sandwich guilt-free.

This vegan grilled cheese sandwich is taken to the next level with kimchi that gives it a sweet, salty, and spicy flavour you won’t be able to get enough of.

Vegan Tuna & Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwich

9. Vegan BLT

Some recipes are classic for a good reason, like a BLT sandwich.

With homemade vegan mayonnaise, vegan cheese, crispy mushroom bacon lettuce and tomato, this is a mouth-watering lunch that’s cruelty-free and totally satisfying.

Vegan BLT sandwich

10. Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Vegan Toastie

Now we have more time to spend on making a lovely lunch, why not treat yourself to this epic sun-dried tomato toastie with creamed spinach and melty vegan cheese.

If you really want to push the boat out then we recommend spreading a little pesto on your sandwich to give it even more flavour!

Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Vegan Toastie

11. Smoked Tofu & Vegetable Baguette

Smoked tofu is one of our favourite vegan sandwich fillings because its smokey taste and texture make it a great replacement for meat. Plus, it’s high in protein to keep you fuelled all afternoon long.

We’ve paired it with heaps of roasted veggies to ensure it’s packed with flavour and good-for-you ingredients.

Smoked Tofu & Vegetable Baguette

12. Vegan Mushroom & Pesto Panini

Meaty mushrooms are paired with pesto and onions and flavoured with parsley to create a fresh-flavoured vegan panini that’s rich in vitamin B, D and selenium.

Vegan Mushroom & Pesto Panini - Vegan sandwich fillings ideas

13. Vegan Pulled Mushroom Hoisin Wraps & Crispy ‘Seaweed’

If you love the classic Chinese duck pancake recipe then treat yourself to it this lunchtime with this super ‘seaweed’ and mushroom wrap.

The mouth-watering combination of sweet Hoisin sauce, smoky mushrooms and the fresh flavour of cucumber will ensure your lunch is the best meal of the day.

Vegan Pulled Mushroom Hoisin Wraps & Crispy ‘Seaweed’

14. Beanie Banger Sarnie with Homemade Mayonnaise

You can’t beat a sausage sarnie for a proper lunchtime feast! This banger of a recipe features homemade vegan chickpea sausages and aquafaba mayonnaise to show you how to make the most of a humble can of chickpeas.

Beanie Banger Sarnie with Vegan Aquafaba Mayonnaise

Want more inspiration for affordable vegan recipes like these vegan sandwich filling recipes that won’t break the bank but still taste delicious?

Try these tasty cheap vegan recipes.

Written by

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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