It’s a common misconception that a good sandwich needs meat. While meat eaters everywhere agree that a hearty roast beef sandwichand—especially for those hailing from the Garden State—New Jersey’s pork roll breakfast “delicacy” are pretty tough to top, we’ve compiled a list of delicious vegetarian sandwiches that even the most hardened carnivore would definitely take a pass at. See how the world eats green with some of the best meat-free sandwiches from around the globe. And don’t dismiss these tasty treats just because they’re vegetarian—these sandwiches are as good as they are colorful. Which is very.
Pair your grilled cheeses with our vegetarian take on the classic tomato soup. Or, swap out the usual roast beef for some seriously delicious roasted sweet potato. (Then brag to your friends about how many veggies you eat). From veggie-fied versions of meaty favorites to the best vegetarian sandwiches from around the world, our best vegetarian sandwich recipes make it easier than ever before to skip the meat.
Crusty bread sops up creamy burrata and juicy marinated tomatoes in this pleasantly messy sandwich. Get the recipe for Burrata and Marinated Cherry Tomato Sandwiches »
Braaibroodjie, grilled cheese with sweet and sour chutney. Get the recipe for Braaibroodjie »
Crusty, garlicky toasted bread is topped with creamy ricotta, rosemary-accented beans, and spicy sautéed broccoli rabe in this quick, satisfying Italian appetizer. Get the recipe for Broccoli Rabe, Cannellini Bean, and Ricotta Crostini »
The seasoned chickpea mixture for this falafel should have a coarse texture. This will ensure a crisp shell and a moist interior. Get the recipe for Falafel With Tahini »
“We think about building sandwiches in the way that a chef thinks about building a plate. It’s a question of layering textures and flavors and making the food exciting.”—John Bates, Noble Sandwich Co., Austin, Texas Get the recipe for Pimento Cheese Sandwich »
“Cut the potatoes the width of your pinky. They’ll be thick enough to stay nice and tender when they cook and not dehydrate.”—William Mote, Butcher & Bee, Charleston, South Carolina Get the recipe for Roasted Sweet Potato Sandwich »
These crisp mini-sandwiches are deep-fried and filled with molten cheese. Get the recipe for Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches »
Cumin, paprika, coriander, and both poblano and chipotle chiles lend their robust flavor to this earthy black bean burger. Get the recipe for Black Bean Burger with Salsa Fresca and Avocado Crema »
A crisp, crackly flatbread loaded with creamy cheese and soft egg. The dough for this bread is incredibly sticky. Omani cooks often use paint chipper to spread and work with the dough on the griddle; you can also use a dough scraper. Get the recipe for Omani Egg and Cheese »
We took inspiration from falafel when developing these burgers—but unlike the dense, often dry deep-fried chickpea fritters, this sautéed patty is both light and rich in texture, with added depth from roasted garlic. Get the recipe for Roasted Garlic Chickpea Burger »
Our take on a classic meatless burger calls on a slew of vegetables for flavor, color, and texture: carrot, celery, arugula, beans, and quinoa, the high-protein South American grain that has a nutty flavor and toothsome bite. Get the recipe for Quinoa Veggie Burger with Roasted Red Pepper Relish »
A common street food in Lebanon, manaeesh are flatbreads spread with various fillings, then folded over for easy eating. This recipe is based on one in Barbara Abdeni Massaad’s Man’oushé: Inside the Street Corner Lebanese Bakery. Get the recipe for Man’oushé »