If you’re looking for a delicious vegan sandwich, you’re in luck! These places offer some tasty, high-quality options that don’t involve exploiting animals for their flesh, eggs, or milk. Skip cruelty as an ingredient and satisfy your craving for a great sandwich without any guilt when you visit the places on this list.
Here are a few spots where you can get a top-notch vegan sandwich:
Los Angeles, California
This plant-based butcher shop in the City of Angels has a number of excellent options. It features some classics, such as a Reuben and a grilled cheese. More adventurous customers may want to try The Flores, made with jackfruit ribs instead of ribs stolen from intelligent pigs. From 9 a.m. to 12 noon, you can enjoy The Breakfast Sandwich.
Santa Ana and Garden Grove, California
If you’re looking for a classic sub sandwich, this is the place for you. Located just a few miles from Disneyland in a strip mall with a couple of other vegan shops, it offers a number of choices, including an Italian sub, a steak sub, and a corned beef sub, all made without cruelly obtained animal-derived products.
3. Veggie Grill
Locations in California, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Washington
The plant-based dining chain Veggie Grill has an extensive menu to choose from, but its vegan chicken sandwich and burger options are a great place to start. Be sure to save room for dessert!
4. Orchard Grocer
New York, New York
Unlike New York’s famous delicatessens from which it draws its inspiration, this compassionate deli uses plants instead of sentient beings to make its sandwiches. Try one of the breakfast sandwiches or grab the Cubano to start.
5. Ike’s Love & Sandwiches
Locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, and Utah
This popular sandwich shop isn’t fully vegan, but it has several sandwiches that can be made cruelty-free on request. Options range from a meatball sub to a fall-inspired vegan turkey sandwich. Just ask for the vegan version when you order.
6. Peet’s Coffee
This popular coffee chain offers a great vegan breakfast sandwich as well as a plant-based Mediterranean flatbread. Check out our guide to how to order vegan at Peet’s for more tips.
7. Native Foods
Locations in California, Colorado, and Illinois
It might be tough to decide which sandwich to get at this fully vegan chain, but the monthly specials seem like a good place to start. There are also all-day breakfast sandwiches that don’t use eggs stolen from chickens, so you can’t go wrong.
8. The Herbivorous Butcher and Herbie Butcher’s Fried Chicken
While The Herbivorous Butcher focuses mostly on food you take home and prepare, it does offer a couple of ready-to-eat sandwiches, including a Turkey Dill Havarti Sandwich. If you want to share with some friends, place your order a week in advance for the 6-foot-long version. Travel just a few miles south for a vegan chicken sandwich from Herbie Butcher’s Fried Chicken. Stop by between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to try the breakfast sandwiches.
Various locations throughout New York City
This plant-based deli company brings vegan sandwich options to bodegas across New York. Offerings include a fried chicken sandwich, a fish-free fillet, a beefy BBQ sandwich, and so many others. We hope to see more kind options like these in bodegas, convenience stores, and grocery stores in the future.
10. Rebel Cheese
Stop by this vegan cheese shop next time you’re in Austin and try the Greater Grinder, The Kind Caprese, or any of the other delicious sandwiches it offers. This place is more proof that there’s no excuse to steal milk from caring mother cows and their babies.
Whether you want a vegan chicken sandwich or you’re more of a breakfast sandwich type, you’ll be sure to find something. Animals are individuals who deserve respect—they’re not ingredients. Remember, always choose vegan cheese instead of one made from milk that’s stolen from a mom and her baby. Use plant-based protein instead of meat, which was the body of an individual with a personality. Opt for vegan eggs or tofu on your breakfast sandwich instead of eggs taken from exploited chickens. Never let cruelty be an ingredient in your sandwich or any other food. Make the compassionate choice and go vegan.