Looking to elevate your lunchtime meals? We’ve gathered our favorite vegan sandwiches and wraps that are packed full of juicy flavors, savory sauces, and plenty of plant-based nutrients. From deli-style rollups to open-face tartines and sloppy Joes, these recipes serve up delicious vegan variations of all the classics. Pack them in your lunchbag, bring them on a picnic, or enjoy as a snack before hitting the gym—however you devour them, these healthy plant-based sandwiches and wraps will satisfy your cravings.
Nothing beats a smoky, sweet barbecue sauce—and in this hefty sandwich, meaty jackfruit soaks up all the rich flavors and provides a shredded pork-like texture. Toast some whole wheat buns, pile on crunchy broccoli slaw, and finish it all off with a generous slather of citrus avocado spread. This quick meal is perfect for summer BBQs!
One of our most popular recipes of all time, canned chickpeas are transformed into a tangy and creamy “tuna” salad that will trick you into thinking it’s the real deal. Capers, pickles, tahini, and Dijon mustard add complex flavor to the chickpea mash, and extra slices of tomato and lettuce bring freshness to the finished sandwich. You can also enjoy the “tuna” mixture with celery sticks, lettuce cups, or crackers.
Welsh rarebits are typically served open faced and piled high with melted cheese. This healthy twist on the UK classic replaces the dairy with a savory bean mash and adds herbed mushrooms on top. The toppings keep well for several days, so make a big batch and enjoy whenever you’re feeling peckish.
These colorful wraps are reminiscent of the tasty roll ups you’d take to school as a kid, except with more robust flavors. Hearty sweet potato, crunchy bell pepper, and scallion-infused hummus are packed inside whole wheat tortillas for a quick and easy meal that keeps your stomach satisfied.
This five-star panini is packed with bright flavor and features sun-dried tomatoes, tender summer squash, spinach, and red onion. Basil pesto is spread on one slice of bread, while the other slice is slathered with a pesto-infused cannellini bean mash. Note: If you don’t have a panini press, toast the bread and serve as an open-faced sandwich. Yum!
Black salt is the secret ingredient in these wildly delicious deviled potato sandwiches. This special type of salt adds a sulfuric note to the potato mixture, giving it a subtle egg-like aroma. Cut these sandwiches into smaller triangles to serve party-style at a picnic or game-day gathering!
Spicy buffalo sauce coats tender cauliflower florets and a savory chickpea mash to give this handheld meal a flavorful punch. Carrots and onion add texture and flavor, while the warm pita pockets make a perfect vehicle for devouring as much of the mixture as possible. Top it off with extra hot sauce and lime juice.
These fresh spring rolls ditch the tortilla for brown rice paper to create a light yet filling wrap with Asian flair. Tempeh is soaked in a spicy marinade and then baked to add a mouthwatering meaty texture to the rolls. Sweet mango, fresh cucumber, and crunchy bell pepper all add incredible flavor to this recipe, which is perfect as an appetizer or light lunch.
If you have any notion that veggie sandwiches are boring, this recipe will put them to bed. A savory homemade carrot hummus forms the base of this produce-packed meal, and a big stack of cucumbers, pepperoncini, and kale add texture and tang. Make sure you get high-quality bread so you can fully enjoy all the amazing flavors.
Tartines are open-face sandwiches that originated in France, but this unique recipe plays with flavors from across the globe. Shredded beets are infused with the traditional sushi flavors of ginger, wasabi, and rice vinegar and then piled on top of creamy smashed avocado and hearty German rye bread. It may sound like an odd combo, but trust us when we say it’s incredibly addicting!
Seasoned pinto beans add Southwestern spice to these hearty and healthy burritos. Sweet corn and cheesy nutritional yeast serve up the flavors of elote (creamy street corn) and a dollop of salsa adds spicy freshness. What makes it California-style, you ask? The avocado, of course!
This messy, delicious meal is a kid-friendly favorite. Chewy wheat berries take the place of meat, and a sweet, smoky, and subtly spicy sauce brings it all together. Celery and bell pepper are also added to the mix for some sneaky veggie goodness.
Need to switch up your morning routine? This yummy breakfast wrap is the way to go. A sweet and savory combo of fresh fruit, crunchy celery, meaty walnuts, and crisp spinach are wrapped up in a whole wheat tortilla for a morning meal that will energize you for the day.
This recipe goes beyond your ordinary veggie sandwich with a homemade cilantro chutney. Green peas, cilantro, and the aromatic flavors of cumin and jalapeño make a mouthwatering sauce that perfectly complements the stack of rainbow veggies inside. Pro tip: Use extra chutney as a dipping sauce!
Take your tastebuds on a trip to Morocco with these savory roll-ups. The lentils are cooked with garlic, onion, and ras el hanout—a North African spice blend of cinnamon, cumin, and ginger—and then layered on a bed of tender spinach. One reader raves, “Five stars to the chef! This is a keeper. Easy peasy too!”
It might be a stretch to call this recipe a sandwich, but when it’s this darn delicious, who really cares?! Succulent chickpea patties serve up major flavor between balsam-roasted zucchini “buns.” Add slices of fresh tomato and you’ve got one tasty meal.
Make this recipe whenever you need a quick and satisfying meal. Hearty chickpeas are mashed and mixed with shredded veggies, savory white miso paste, and mustard for a finger-licking-good filling. Roll it all up with fresh lettuce, and you’re set for your lunchtime meal prep.
These burritos feature a smoky and spicy filling that’s also delicious rolled up in tortillas or scooped onto the top of a salad. But the best part of this recipe is that it comes together in just one pan! No messy cleanup here—just a delicious meal that you’ll want to add to your regular recipe rotation.
Sink your teeth into these light and healthy wraps full of green veggie goodness. An herbaceous chickpea spread is piled high with fresh spinach, sweet onion, refreshing cucumber, and earthy green tomatoes. This no-cook meal is perfect for warm weather when you don’t want to turn on the stove.
Ditch the bacon and enjoy this flavorful PLT instead! Green peas are transformed into a creamy, savory spread packed full of fresh herbs. Crunchy lettuce and juicy tomato add texture, making this an easy go-to meal when you’re in a rush.
A delicious combination of white beans, mashed avocado, and Southwestern spices form the base of these satisfying wraps. One reader gave it this glowing review: “My son doesn’t like spinach or beans but he ate these up and asked for seconds! My steak-and-mashed-potatoes husband also ate it all up. Winner!”
Vermicelli noodles are seasoned with the savory flavors of mushrooms, ginger, scallions, and soy sauce before being rolled up with crisp veggies in rice paper. A sprinkling of aromatic herbs and a zesty orange wasabi dipping sauce take these Asian-inspired wraps to the next level.
Megan Edwards is a staff writer and content producer for Forks Over Knives. She is also a certified RYT-500 yoga teacher who is passionate about cultivating holistic wellness through plant-based eating, mindful movement, and meditation. With a background in journalism and marketing, she supports both the online presence and quarterly print magazine for Forks Over Knives.