America’s Top 10 New Sandwiches — Veganized

(Photo: Noelle Kelly)

5. Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwich

The colossal sandwich from Bakesale Betty’s in Oakland is not your  run-of-the-mill fried chicken sandwich, and neither is the vegan version created by Leinana Two Moons from Vegan Good Things. Leinana prepared a cashew-cream encrusted veggie chicken patty topped with Bakesale Betty’s signature jalapeno-spiked vinaigrette slaw, served on a torpedo roll.

Recipe: Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwich

(Photo: Leinana Two Moons)

4. The Vegan Maple

If you’ve been hankering for a healthier version of the McGriddle, look no further. The only question about this sandwich, inspired by Portland’s Meat Cheese Bread and designed by Nora Kuby of Pride and Vegiduce, is whether to have it for breakfast or dinner, or maybe both! Maple-glazed French toast is slathered with a cheesy sauce, caramelized onions, and a white bean tempeh patty infused with fennel seeds. It’s not your country cousin’s McGriddle.

Recipe: The Vegan Maple

(Photo: Nora Kuby)

3. Vegan Lasagna Bolognese Sandwich

Honestly, weren’t you expecting vegan sandwiches to be all sprouts and avocados? Well, if so you’re in for quite a surprise with this one. Mandi Hoffman of Chic Vegan reworked the bolognese sandwich from Philly’s Paesano’s, prepared here with Earth Balance bechamel sauce, roasted sweet red peppers and melted vegan mozzarella.

Recipe: Vegan Lasagna Bolognese Sandwich

(Photo: Mandi Hoffman)

2. Vegan Brussels Sprout Sandwich

This was the one sandwich on the list that vegans could sleep easy about, but it still needed a recipe to make it complete. Marly came up with a recipe that might even make meat-eaters order a BS sandwich. Think red pepper hummus, golden-crusted Brussels sprouts and a Granny Smith apple slaw.

Recipe: Brussels Sprouts Sandwich

(Photo: Marly McMillen)

1. The Vegan New Luther

As we said in the original post, “It takes some chutzpa to reinvent what Endless Simmer has already called the best drunk food in America.” And it takes even more chutzpah to veganize it, which Ashley McLaughlin of NeverHomemaker was more than happy to do. A pecan-topped, maple-encrusted brioche donut is cut in half and filled with a lightly fried chickpea burger and wedges of smoked applewood “bacon.” There you go — a vegan sandwich even Luther Vandross could love.

Recipe: The Vegan New Luther

(Photo: Ashley M.)

See Sandwiches #10 – 6

Previously on ES:
America’s Top 10 New Sandwiches
Readers Pick America’s Next Best New Sandwiches
The Great Vegetarian Jerky-Off

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  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. April 4, 2011  

    These look fabulous!

  • Epicurean Vegan April 4, 2011  

    This project was a blast to be a part of–thanks for the post today!

  • veganman April 4, 2011  

    veganized ftw! –> this series is a great idea.

    these ALL look so awesome…. im very hungry all of the sudden…

  • katie April 4, 2011  

    These are all mouthwatering. I’m not even vegan and I’m going to make one of these today. Thanks for the great ideas!

  • Rebekah April 4, 2011  

    Awesome job everyone!! These sandwiches look decadent!

  • Mandi April 4, 2011  

    What a great project to be a part of!

    Everyone did such an amazingly delicious job. I can’t wait to try out every single one of these recipes.

  • Grace April 4, 2011  

    An amazing series. All of the sandwiches look fabulous, great alternative to the meat counterparts.

  • erica April 4, 2011  

    for next round: the Tempeh Rueben from Proper Eats in St Johns (Portland) totally deserves to be on this list. it’s insane.

  • YUM! All of those look amazing, especially the vegan lasagna bolognese!

  • Trudy ~ Veggie num num April 4, 2011  

    I loved being a part of this awesome vegan project, everyone did an amazing job veganizing the sandwiches and it’s super awesome to see it here on Endless Simmer!!!

  • Wendi April 4, 2011  

    Thank you! Awesome feature article. Love it and love the sammies!

  • Dyanne C April 5, 2011  

    They all look great. I’m not a vegan but I think I’d eat anyone of those sandwhiches.

  • judycw April 5, 2011  

    How Inspiring! I’m interested in the brusselsprout sandwich! YUM!

  • judycw April 5, 2011  

    The bulgogi steak sandwich could tempt anyone! Thanks allyson!

  • Morgan April 6, 2011  

    i was thrilled to participate and show how delicious vegan sandwiches can be!

  • Kris April 7, 2011  

    All of these sandwiches look delicious!! My husband and I …okay my husband is doing much better than I..are trying to eat healthier and leaning toward Vegan. We will try most of these winners above!!
    We especially like for all types of recipes, idea’s and suggestions/substitutions. We still like our sweets and this website offers excellent recipes and great pics!
    Thank you!!

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