Enjoy this amazing vegan Po' Boy recipe! It's a real comfort food. Give yourself some time to cook, because it is actually quite some work if you do everything from scratch - but worth it.

Po’ Boy in a Homemade Pita [Vegan]




Cooking Time




For the pita:

  • 1 1/4 cups whole grain flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons dried yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup warm water

Marinated mushrooms:

  • 16 pieces oyster mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons soy flour
  • 1 cup oat or soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegan worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup oil for frying
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup whole grain flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch thyme, basil, oregano

Toppings and Creamy Pea Sauce

  • 1 1/4 cup whole grain flour
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup defrosted green peas
  • 1/2 lemon's worth of lemon juice
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 small clove roasted or fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoons soy, rice or oat milk
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/4 head red cabbage
  • 1/2 lettuce


For the pita:

  1. Start with mixing the two types of flour with the sugar, dried yeast and salt. After this, add the oil and the warm water.
  2. Knead everything until you receive a smooth dough.
  3. Cover with a towel and let rest in a warm place for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  5. Divide the dough into 9 pieces and roll them out to 3/4 of an inch thickness.
  6. Place them on the baking tray and let bake for around 25 minutes.

For the mushrooms:

  1. Mix the plant-based milk, apple cider vinegar, soy or lupine flour, oyster sauce and spices in a bowl and marinade the mushrooms in it for aorund 15 minutes.
  2. In another bowl mix the bread crumbs, flour and spices.
  3. Heat a pan with the oil and start to take out the mushrooms and dip them into the breading until evenly coated. Instantly add into hot oil and fry for around 2 minutes on each side. in between add a clove of garlic to the oil to fry for the pea sauce.
  4. Meanwhile you can blend the peas, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice and milk.
  5. Cut the cabbage, add salt and knead to get it a little soft. Now cut the tomatoes and the red onions into thin slices.
  6. When pitas are little cooled and mushrooms all fried – cut the pitas open and start filling them to your preference.