Sandwiches just might be the ultimate meal – they’re tasty, portable, and it seems like there is no end to how creative you can get with them. This is your comprehensive guide to finding 15 of the most popular veggie sandwiches and wraps in New York City. From the simplest, classic combos to the most tricked-out and innovative creations, we came up with a list that will ensure you’ll always be able to satisfy your cravings for a good sandwich, no matter where you are in the city. We chose these products based on Yelp reviews and popularity but also used our discretion to be certain we were being fair to the many contenders – there are so many great sandwiches out there! This list is not based on ranking, priority, or any other particular order. All reviews are real, from real Yelpers. And guess what?! In addition to being vegetarian, they are all vegan as well. Happy eating!

Below are the 15 most popular veggie sandwiches and wraps in NYC along with real quotes from people who have tried them!


  1. Terri: Buffalo 'Chicken' Sandwich (Various locations)


    “Chicken,” buffalo sauce, Vegenaise, lettuce, tomato, onion, celery.

    Here’s what people are saying about this sandwich…

    1. “Not a veg, but I am addicted to the buffalo chicken sandwich. It is really good. Simple as that.” –Andy D.

    2. “Great place to grab a quick vegan sandwich. Try the buffalo chicken sandwich; a little messy but it’s good.” –Mervin W.

    3. “Really awesome vegan food. Buffalo not chicken sandwich thing is really good.” –Joe M.

    4. “Buffalo chicken sandwich deserves 5 stars – it was awesome.” –G L.

    5. “Had the Buffalo “Chicken” sandwich.. and it was deeeliciousss.” –Julie S.

  2. Bite: Middle Eastern Vegan Sandwich (Various locations)

    Bite NYC/Gallery

    With hummus, roasted eggplant, roasted pepper tapenade, sautéed eggplant, field greens and plum tomatoes.

    Here’s what people are saying about this sandwich…

    1. “Had the Spicy Mediterranean Vegan sandwich and it was awesome…and I’m not even a vegetarian.” –Ryan C.

    2. “The menu centers on Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, offering one of the best — if not THE best — vegan sandwiches I’ve ever had.” –David T.

    3. “My friend had the Middle Eastern vegan sandwich. He let me have a bite and my god, it was out of this world.” –Vivian H.

    4. “Middle eastern vegan. Maybe one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had!” –Hilary S.

    5. “I got the vegan middle eastern sandwich and it was absolutely delicious! Everything tasted fresh and the portions were generous and fairly priced. ” –Jeremy D.

  3. Hana Food: Monkey Returns (Williamsburg)

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    Vegan chicken salad, sprouts, avocado, tomato, seven-grain.

    Here’s what people are saying about this sandwich…

    1. “Love all their vegan sandwich combinations. Open all night (yay!)” –Krissy L.

    2. “Hana food has amazing vegan sandwiches that are reasonably priced.” –Jennifer M.

    3. “I go to Hana Food regularly just to order their amazing vegan sandwiches. This is definitely the place to go after a late night out or when you just want quick, cheap food that’s quality.” –Alex T.

    4. “Go for the sandwiches. Return for the sandwiches. Find yourself craving said sandwiches at any hour of the day or night and again go back for the sandwiches!” –Stephanie R.

    5. “Let me get this out there right away. They make the best sandwiches ever. They are open 24 hours and they have a sandwich guy there 24 hours. You can’t go wrong.” –Eric R.

  4. Blossom Du Jour: Midtown Melt (Various locations)

    No Meat No Problem

    Cajun spiced seitan, v-cheese, agave, guacamole, lettuce, chipotle aïoli.

    Here’s what people are saying about this sandwich…

    1. “Their midtown melt is amazing. It is bursting with different flavours – although not the best if you’re counting calories.” –L T.

    2. “Per usual, the midtown melt was the perfect blend of flavors and textures.” –Amy H.

    3. “I’d gladly visit again for a Midtown Melt. Mmmm.” –Orr R.

    4. “I ordered the Midtown Melt as a wrap, and it was packed with flavor – the meaty satisfaction of the seitan (well-seasoned), mixed in with avocado and melty gooey cheese.” –Lu H.

    5. “I had a piece of his Midtown Melt sammich… and it was a few bites of veggie greatness. The flavors are so robust that you just want more.” –Curtis J.

  5. Atlas Cafe & Bakery: Vegan Moroccan Chicken Wrap (East Village)

    Elle L./Yelp

    Vegan Moroccan ginger chicken with rice, sun-dried tomatoes, onion, roasted pepper.

    Here’s what people are saying about this sandwich…

    1. “Great sandwiches and wraps. My favorite so far is the Vegan Moroccan Chicken wrap.” –Kell M.

    2. “I ordered the vegan Moroccan chicken sandwich with vegan ginger chicken. It was very good and under 10 bucks.” –Patrick M. 

    3. “The Vegan Moroccan Chicken Crepe is so delightful. If you’re like me and you’re a vegetarian with a meat-craving once in awhile, the “chicken” here is pretty darn close to the taste and texture of real chicken.” –Meghan K.

    4. “I am personally addicted to the vegan chicken moroccan ginger rice wrap” –Nik N.

    5. “I came here for the smoothie groupon, and I stayed for the Moroccan ginger chicken wrap–delicious, saucy and the veggie chicken had a nice texture.” –Sydney B.

  6. Beyond Sushi: Spicy Shroom Wrap (Various Locations)

    Shelly In Real Life

    Buckwheat noodles, enoki mushrooms, romaine lettuce, teriyaki braised shiitake, grilled portobello, pickled ginger, cashews, shiitake teriyaki sauce.

    Here’s what people are saying about this sandwich…

    1. “Shroom wrap!!!! Amazing.” –Tere F.

    2. “The spicy shroom wrap is also an amazing combination of mushrooms, noodles, and flavor. All in a non-sauce-overload-dripping way yet not dry. I love this place!” –Danny C.

    3. “Spicy Shroom-( wrap ) this is to die for!” –Kristina L.

    4. “I had the spicy shroom and that was also delicious. Good combination of texture again with the crunchy cashews, contrasted with the lettuce and the mushroom. The wrapping also has a nice firm texture.” –Melody M.

    5. “The rice paper wrap I tried was also great! It’s called Spicy Shroom. Sweet and refreshing.” –Russell H.

  7. Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop: Vegan Meatball Sub (Lower East Side)

    The Listworthy

    Veggie meatballs in a tangy marinara sauce on a toasted sesame roll.

    1. “Tons of vegetarian and vegan options, and even the small ones are a lot of food. Go for the vegan meatballs.” –Peter K.

    2. “I had the vegan meatball sandwich and it was absolute fantastic.” –Corey R.

    3. “Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop lives up to the name. The sandwiches are giant.” –Xida Z.

    4. “Good vibes, friendly staff, bright and modern space, good coffee, great sandwiches. It’s a keeper.” –Felix B.

    5. I love Tiny’s! There are tons of vegetarian/vegan options. The buffalo sandwich is my favorite. Just enough kick and not overpowering.” –Jennifer M.

  8. Taim: Falafel Sandwich (Various locations)


    Choose one falafel flavor (Green, Harissa, or Red), with hummus, Israeli salad, pickled cabbage and tahini sauce.

    Here’s what people are saying about this sandwich…

    1. “I love you, Taim! The falafel are always tasty and piping hot!” –Michelle C.

    2. “I’ve had many, MANY, falafels on my 20+ years on Earth and let me tell you Taim is the holy grail. They’ve managed to take an ordinary street cart food, infuse some ingenuity and quality, and actually make it kinda upscale!” –Nameeta K.

    3. “Excellent, freshly fried, crispy falafel in 3 flavors — delicious.” –J W.

    4. “Wow. The falafel sandwich was amazing. It’s one of those foods that you still persist in eating, even though you know you’re full…simply because it’s that good. So savory and soft and moist.” –Katherine Z.

    5. “I was so impressed by the falafel sandwich; it was extremely delicious and filled with flavor.” –Liz C.

  9. Nish Nush: Classic Forever (West Village)

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    Green falafel, hummus, Israel salad and Tahini.

    Here’s what people are saying about this sandwich…

    1. “Ugh. Best falafel I’ve had in a while. So so happy and pleased with my meal here” –Rachel M.

    2. “Delicious falafels! Great spot to grab a quick bite.” –Lili R.

    3. “One of the best falafel sandwiches I’ve ever had – the Popeye is an amazing combination of red cabbage, greens, fresh falafel, and creamy tahini sauce” –Henry W.

    4. “Yes, it hit the spot! Best falafel I have ever had and is a great healthy option. Win Win.” –Nirmal P.

    5. “I had the deluxe falafel sandwich, which had three kinds of falafel, Israeli salad, hummus, cabbage, and likely some other stuff too. It was a bit messy, but awesome – and for $8 totally filled me up!” –Jennifer C.

  10. Clementine Bakery: B.L.A.T. (Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill)


    Tempeh bacon, lettuce, avocado.

    Here’s what people are saying about this sandwich…

    1. “I ate a sandwich. And then I cried with happiness.” –CJ D.

    2. “I love Clementine Bakery and their sandwiches … I recommend the B.L.A.T sandwich.” –Frank L.

    3. “Their sandwich BLAT is amazing (smokey tempeh strips or “bacon”, lettuce, avocado, and tomato sandwich)!” –Elizabeth S.

    4. “Let me just say that their tempeh bacon, “B.L.A.T.” avocado, lettuce, tomato on a ciabatta.. is to die for. It’s super delicious and I’ve made a resolution to order one to take to work with me at least once per week. It is so good!” –Jen N.

    5. “The BLAT is definitely my go to. It is consistently flavorful and the rosemary bread is pillowy and delicious” –Christopher T.

  11. Champs: Vegan Reuben (Bushwick)

    Jennifer A./Yelp

    Grilled Blackbird seitan, sauerkraut, cheese, Russian dressing on rye.

    Here’s what people are saying about this sandwich…

    1. “I usually don’t like fake meats but this sandwich, on every level was the bomb. The cheese was melted like the real thing, the meat was well seasoned , the bread was on point…. it was a great sandwich.” –Melody O.

    2. “I had the reuben, which everything inside tasted great. The sauerkraut was really flavorful and textured, instead of watered down and over cooked.” –Nathaniel C.

    3. Now, the Reuben… IT was AMAZING. Champs’ is made with tender, juicy slices of seitan, again on that nice marbled rye. The sauerkraut had great texture, adding a welcome bit of crunch without making the bread soggy. Gooey cheeze and a generous slathering of Russian dressing pushed it well over the edge of awesomeness. I salivate just thinking about it. Winner! –MsPandora P.

    4. “My fav is the vegan reuben sandwich, and I like that no matter what you order they give you a fresh salad.” –R.J.

    5. “Pretty much anything on the menu is good but the Reuben and the carrot cake are to die for!” –Marisa M.

  12. Spreads Sandwich Shop: Coconut "Bacon" Sandwich (Midtown East)

    Latef X./Yelp

    Applewood-smoked coconut “bacon,” avocado, tomato, house greens, house made vegan mayo, seven grain bread.

    Here’s what people are saying about this sandwich…

    1. “I recommend the coconut bacon sandwich. It’s vegan and delicious.” –S D.

    2. “I ordered their Coconut Bacon Sandwich … I’m not vegan, but it sounded healthy and delicious…and it was. The lettuce is fresh, crisp, and the tomato juicy. Then, you have the little “bacon” bits which are similar to the texture of chips with a smoky, sweet, and coconutty flavor. The creaminess of the avocado and the sweet herbiness of the spread compliment the sandwich really nicely.” –Katherine S.

    3. “Had the coconut “bacon” sandwich which had a really good, salty vegan mayo spread on it and a nice smoky flavor overall. Very flavorful meal.” –Melissa R.

    4. “I love their Vegan Bacon Sandwich … so amazing.” –Alexandra A.

    5. “Coconut Bacon (vegan) sandwich is also very much worth the try.” –Vada O.

  13. Bombay Sandwich Co.: Chana Masala Sandwich (Flatiron)

    Bombay Sandwich Co./Yelp

    Mom’s slow cooked chickpeas topped with mixed greens, pickled onions, and homemade date chutney on a tasca ciabatta roll.

    Here’s what people are saying about this sandwich…

    1. “Ordered the Chana Masala sandwich and it was as good as it can get. Really flavorful.” –Megha A.

    2. “The chana masala sandwich has been my go to item on the menu. The roll is a good size and perfectly chewy and the warmly spiced channa masala is hearty enough to satisfy any carnivore.” –Jim L.

    3. “Got the channa masala sandwich and lentil soup. Just yummy! Perfectly toasted ciabatta bread with awesome chickpeas inside.” –Stephen C.

    4. “My friend got the channa masala sandwich with the curry hot sauce. Oh my god, that sauce is incredible! I’d definitely go back!” –Katherine S.

    5. “I tried the Chana Masala Sandwich and opted for the spicy version. The sandwich was very good. The tasca ciabatta was fresh and had a good chew to it. There was a generous portion of “mom’s slow cooked chickpeas” which I enjoyed very much.” –Thompson L.

  14. Sacred Chow: Vegan Reuben (Greenwich Village)


    Rich and earthy; served with warm sauerkraut, and a savory Russian dressing.

    Here’s what people are saying about this sandwich…

    1. “The mark of a good vegetarian or vegan sandwich is, in my opinion, not wishing there was meat. The flavor combinations should be just as satisfying and filling as a “regular sandwich,” and Sacred Chow mad-delivered.” –Amanda L.

    2. “My superfreak lunch buddy got the Reuben – an unadventurous order, I thought, but it turned out to be one of the best vegan sandwiches I’ve tasted.” –Fronk O Da Bonk O.

    3. “Whenever I go to Sacred Chow, I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to save half of my sandwich or at least a quarter of those appetizers. Never happens and I’m doubtful that it ever will.” –Liz L.

    4. “We both ordered sandwiches and were both happy with what we ordered. Everything from the cole slaw to the pickled vegetables that came with the sandwich were flavorful. ” –Scott B.

    5. “The Reuben is astounding. Spicy and flavorful with onions and saurkraut on a crunchy baguette it is filling and tastes very much like a reuben.” –Giselle R.

  15. The Kati Roll Company: Aloo Masala Roll (Various locations)

    Jocelyn K./Yelp

    Spicy mashed potatoes with onion and green peppers.

    Here’s what people are saying about this sandwich…

    1. “Aloo Masala!! Make it two for $8.25 and you’ve got a lunch and then some. Vegan. Delicious. Outstanding spice.” –Michael C.

    2. “Aloo masala hit the spot! Perfect walking food.” –Christina F.

    3. “Well seasoned and the aloo masala roll had a nice heat that came after you were able to taste the rest of your bite.” –Wolfgang D.

    4. “I really enjoy the chana/Aloo masala roll with mint chutney on the side. Very nice and clean.” –Nadara R.

    5. “The Aloo Masala roll is very well balanced and perfectly captures a lot of the qualities in Indian food that I love – definitely five stars for this roll.” –Jonathan W.

  16. BONUS: Homemade Sandwiches and Wraps

    Don’t live anywhere near NYC but still want to salivate over an epic sandwich? Don’t worry, here are five amazing recipes you can make at home!

    1. Green Goddess Griller

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    4. Baked Tofu Caesar Sandwich

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    See 100′s of our Sandwich and Wrap Recipes here!