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Vegan Sandwiches and Wraps: Easy Ideas

vegan hummus, cucumber, and avocado wraps

Here are lots of tasty options to explore for portable vegan sandwiches and wraps — easy ideas for vegans and vegetarians that are great for school lunches and for adults who are tired of pricey restaurant lunches and need some fresh brown bag vegan sandwiches and wraps options. You might also like 10 Easy Vegan Wraps to Make in 10 Minutes or Less. Shown above, Hummus, Cucumber, and Avocado Wrap; photo by Lori Maffei. 

vegan sandwiches

Chickpea and Kale Sandwich Spread or Salad; photo by Hannah Kaminsky

Here are a few other snazzy sandwich and wrap recipes:

Asian flavored quinoa wraps

Asian-Flavored Quinoa Wraps Photo by Rachael Braun

If you like the idea of having your school lunch info in one neat package, you might enjoy VegKitchen’s affordable, 47-page pdf e-book, Healthy School Lunches: Recipes and Ideas. This little e-book’s recipes and ideas (more than 50 in total) will make the task of making school lunch for kids who are vegetarian or vegan a bit easier and even more fun. The recipes here will also be useful for those following dairy-free diets due to allergy or intolerance.

Healthy School Lunch coverOr, for some recipe-free options, use the following  ideas for sandwiches and wraps to make quick dinners and brown bag lunches Teens might enjoy these as school lunch fare once they’ve moved past the “kid-food” phase. Served at home, these are great as part of soup-and-sandwich dinners. These easy, recipe-free sandwiches and wraps are good for vegans, vegetarians, or anyone who enjoys healthy sandwich fare.

Vegan sandwiches and wraps

  • Thinly sliced avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, and vegan cream cheese or hummus on whole grain bread or in a wrap.
  • Thinly sliced avocado, tomatoes, and baked tofu with mustard, soy mayonnaise or chutney (or any combination) in pita bread or a wrap.
  • Sautéed seitan, lots of shredded lettuce thinly sliced tomato (or a simple coleslaw in place of the lettuce and tomato), chopped olives, and your favorite dressing in pita bread.
  • Sautéed thinly sliced onions, bell peppers, and tempeh strips in pita with your favorite dressing; this is great with homemade Thousand Island-ish Dressing.
  • Classic “TLT” sandwich: Sautéed tempeh bacon, lettuce, and thinly sliced tomatoes with vegan mayonnaise on whole grain bread or in a wrap.
  • Sautéed thinly sliced onions, thinly sliced raw Granny Smith apples, and melted nondairy cheddar cheese on whole-grain English muffins or pumpernickel bread.
  • Hummus, arugula, and sun-dried tomatoes on whole-grain mini-hero rolls.
  • Baked sweet potato slices, wilted spinach, and nondairy cheddar cheese (warmed until melted) in wraps.
  • Canned vegetarian refried beans (thinned with a little water if need be), thinly shredded lettuce and sliced tomatoes, and black olives in a wrap; optional, add grated Cheddar-style nondairy cheese and/or salsa.
  • Hummus, thinly sliced lettuce, tomatoes, green bell peppers, and black olives in pita breads or wraps

Make sure to explore the entire Veg Kids and Teens page on VegKitchen for lots of easy, healthy recipes for vegetarian and vegan sandwiches for kids and teens.

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15 Comments

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    Savannah
    January 12, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Great ideas !

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    Jim
    February 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I 2nd the above notion & THANKS!

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    Margera
    January 13, 2015 at 12:31 am

    i loves veg wraps. mine with pickles,tomato,salad,mayo,chili mixed really simple but awesome taste. good for diet too 🙂

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    NIMWINDIEA ABDULLAHI
    March 23, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    HEMP BREAD,VEGENNAISE, TOMATO, RED ONION, BLACK OLIVES, BUTTER LEAF LETTUCE, SWEET HOT MUSTARD — SO GOOD WITH VEGETABLE CHIPS.

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    Hannah
    May 7, 2015 at 1:58 am

    I put chopped nuts or Sears in with any of these, adds crunch, flavour and vitamins 🙂

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    Zoey
    July 7, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Love recipes

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    delicious recipes
    July 13, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Love it thanks for the recipes

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    Henrietta Lake
    October 27, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Really great recipes!

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      Nava
      October 30, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      Thanks, Henrietta!

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    roberto
    November 6, 2015 at 5:50 am

    I love to prepare vegan sandwiches in my panini press. They hardly make a mess since i put slices of cheese over the vegetable filling.

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    Kay
    February 9, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    I made the Asian flavored Quinoa Wrap for dinner…it was AMAZING! I was stunned. The best flavor combination! The only thing I changed was the green onions; I used three whole green onions. Served with Sriracha. Hubby loved it!!!

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      Nava
      July 26, 2017 at 7:50 am

      Thanks, Kay! Glad you enjoyed these.

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    Ms. Carilee Pemberton
    May 26, 2017 at 7:58 am

    I am Vegan going two years. I am getting so healthy. Your recipes are a breathe of fresh air. Thanks

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      Nava
      July 26, 2017 at 7:49 am

      Thank you!

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    Dolores Jones
    July 26, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Thank you

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