There's nothing more versatile than a
sandwich. Appropriate for just about any season and meal, you can throw
together a sandwich for a quick and easy lunch or dress it up as dinner's
delectable main course. With so many different options for the fillings,
condiments, and types of bread, the combinations are endless—no two sandwiches
need be alike! Because August is National Sandwich Month, we've compiled a list
of our favorite vegan sandwiches from across the U.S. Feast your eyes on PETA's
top picks, and don't be surprised if your tummy starts to grumble.
In Richmond, Virginia, tempt yourself with Strange Matter's The Revenge, which features vegan
ham, jackfruit, and tempeh bacon stuffed between two—not one but TWO—grilled
cheese sandwiches! The luscious balance of tasty faux meats, sweet jackfruit,
and creamy vegan cheese will rock your world.
Catrib's of Grand Rapids, Michigan, calls its Sweet
Potato & Quinoa Burger its "darling of the restaurant!"
Loaded with sweet potatoes, quinoa, onions, cilantro, almonds, and spices, and
a pickle spear on the side, this huge and hearty dish comes with your choice of homemade
bread and satisfies even the most voracious diner—meat-eaters included! (All 11 homemade bread options are vegan
except for the Challah.)
Specializing in gourmet grilled cheese
sandwiches, Melt offers a wide variety of melts, many of which can be made vegan upon request.
The next time that you're in Ohio near the Cleveland area, stop at Melt's
Lakewood or Cleveland Heights locations and reminisce about your childhood over
The Kindergarten, which can come with
either cheddar or mozzarella style vegan cheese. Other awesome veganizable
options include the Spinach Pie, the Mushroom Melt, and the Firecracker Chicken
(just ask for them to be made vegan!).
If pesto and avocado make you swoon, head to The Remedy Diner in Raleigh, North Carolina, for the Tempeh
Tantrum. This flavorful combination of marinated tempeh, homemade vegan
pesto, vegan bacon, avocado, and lettuce on sourdough will satisfy your meanest
"green" cravings—especially when you round out your meal with a slice
of vegan key lime pie!
At Sugar Plum Vegan in Sacramento,
California, the mouthwatering Garnet Yam
& Avocado Panini comes stuffed with tomatoes, roasted onions, and vegan
poppy seed aioli on ciabatta bread. Boasting an all-vegan café, bakery, and
catering company, Sugar Plum is the compassionate foodie's dream for any type
of dining experience, whether you're searching for a quick and casual lunch or
a sophisticated and innovative wedding menu.
Devine PastabilitiesVoted the Best Sandwich Shop in San Diego, Devine Pastabilities is famous for its signature Torpasta dishes: perfectly toasted garlic rolls
filled with Italian ingredients. Try the Veggieball, which is stuffed with spaghetti,
meatless meatballs, and marinara sauce.
Blossom Du JourLooking for a delicious sandwich in NYC?
Check out the vegan to-go restaurant, Blossom Du Jour. Order the Midtown Melt, which is made with Cajun spiced seitan, vegan cheese,
agave guacamole, lettuce, and chipotle aioli.
Vita CaféIf you're in the mood for a savory breakfast
sandwich, look no further than Vita Café in Portland, Oregon. Request tofu and vegan cheese on your Sloppy Biscuit
Sandwich, which also comes with faux turkey and gravy between a vegan biscuit
and is served with your choice of potatoes or brown rice.
Now tell us about your favorite vegan
sandwich and why you think it's so special!
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