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15 Vegetarian Sandwiches to Try Right Now in Los Angeles

We asked Eater readers where to find the best vegetarian sandwiches in the city, and after going through an overwhelming response (Angelenos sure love their vegetables), here is our curated list.

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It is no secret that vegetarian and vegan restaurants have swept the city. We asked Eater readers where to find their favorite vegetarian sandwiches and received amazing response. From macrobiotic to locally sourced to being covered in cheese and fried onions, there is a sandwich for everyone, vegetarians and carnivores alike.

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1. The Daily Dose - The Farmer

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1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 281-8300

This Arts District café’s behemoth of a sandwich truly exemplifies owner Sarkis Vartanian’s commitment to using local organic ingredients. Roasted squash, heirloom potatoes, avocado, heirloom tomatoes, house veggie patty, buratta, pesto, and ancho chili jam are stacked high between slices of olive bread for a remarkably filling and undeniably delicious sandwich.

2. Cafe Gratitude - Yo Soy Fuerte

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512 Rose Ave, Unit A
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 231-8000
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The Yo Soy Fuerte at Café Gratitude features tempeh chorizo, cilantro pumpkin seed pesto, heirloom tomato, lettuce, avocado, chipotle cashew cream, and spicy red pepper sauce, and completely redefines notions of vegan cuisine. Packed with strong flavors, this unexpectedly filling torta also comes with a side of wild rice summer bean salad with jalapeño asado.

3. ink.sack - Tortilla Española

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8360 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 655-7225
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The Tortilla Española at Michael Voltaggio’s ink.sack is a hearty option that offers patrons a little taste of Spain. Ciabatta is filled with egg, melted manchego, sweet caramelized onions and peppers, and is topped with crunchy potato chips for a sandwich that is well suited for consumption at all hours of the day. Honorable mention goes to the Salad Sandwich, a surprisingly flavorful combination of avocado and vegetables doused in ranch and sherry vinaigrette.

4. Crossroads - Tuscan Croissant

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8284 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Crossroad’s Tuscan Croissant, off the recently launched Sunday brunch menu, brings a new layer of decadence to vegetarian cuisine with organic tofu, baby kale, mushroom bacon, almond ricotta, soy mozzarella, and truffle cream sauce.

5. Superba Food + Bread – Cauliflower Parm Sub

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1900 S Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 907-5075
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Paul Hibler’s Superba Food & Bread, a multi-purpose hub functioning as a coffee house, wine bar, restaurant, and marketplace offers a Cauliflower Parm Sub with tomato, pickled cauliflower, and raclette for a playful twist on the Italian American classic.

6. Mendocino Farms - Vegan Smoked Bacon Picnic Sandwich

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175 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 934-4261
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Mendocino Farm’s vegan take on a BLT comes with house-smoked organic tempeh bacon, vegenaise, mustard pickle slaw, tomatoes on toasted ciabatta with a side of vegan ranch for a sandwich packed with flavor and textural integrity.

7. Chop Daddy's - Kinney Joe

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1146 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 450-1533
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Chop Daddy’s must be one of the few barbecue joints with vegan options on par with its more traditional offerings. The Kinney Joe, a vegetarian take on the sloppy joe, is made with peppers, onions, and homemade tomato sauce, and is topped with coleslaw for a sandwich that is deliciously messy in the best possible way.

8. Nature's Brew - Vegan Sandwich

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2316 S Union Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 741-9393
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The Bacaro LA team serves a vegan sandwich prepared with sweet and spicy yams, bell peppers, onions, eggplant, pickled beets, and house-made lemon garlic vegenaise for a unique sandwich that finds balance in contrasting flavors.

9. Huckleberry - Vegetarian Croque Monsieur

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1014 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-2311
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This popular Santa Monica bakery and cafe offers a vegetarian Croque Monsieur with spinach, caramelized onion, cave-aged Gruyère, and béchamel on country toast. Also featured in Zoe Nathan’s newly released cookbook Huckleberry, this iteration of the classic French sandwich is arguably better than the traditional preparation with ham. [Photo: Matt Armendariz]

10. East Borough - Tofu Banh Mi

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9810 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 596-8266
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This Culver City restaurant focuses on Vietnamese street food. Their Tofu Banh Mi comes with all the traditional fixings like cucumber, cilantro, jalapeño, pickled daikon and carrots, aioli, and soy vinaigrette, and is served on a fresh baked baguette.

11. Plan Check - Veggie Burger

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1800 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 288-6500
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Plan Check has mastered the art of burgers. Their Veggie Burger is no small feat, with two homemade veggies patties made of kale, mushroom, yucca, cashew, and watercress; two kinds of cheese; battered onion straw; and butter lettuce. Who knew vegetables could taste this good.

12. John's Garden - Caprese Sandwich

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3835 Cross Creek Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-8377
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The Caprese Sandwich at John’s Garden in Malibu has thick rounds of fresh mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, and basil leaves with a choice of either oil and vinegar or homemade pesto on a warm baguette. Simple and fresh, this sandwich perfectly exemplifies an archetypal vegetarian sandwich.

13. M Café

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7119 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 525-0588
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M Café serves “Contemporary Macrobiotic Cuisine,” meaning without refined sugars, eggs, dairy, red meat, or poultry. Even with so many restrictions, the Big Macro, with a house-made whole grain brown rice and vegetable patty, special sauce, soy mozzarella, pickles, and alfalfa sprouts, is astoundingly flavorful and fresh, and makes for a delicious light lunch.

14. Pitfire Pizza

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801 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 544-6240
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Typically known for their pizza, Pitfire also serves stellar panini like the Farmstand Vegetable, with roasted fennel, avocado, salsa verde, radish, sliced tomato, garlic, and arugula.

15. Umami Burger - Sloppy Mami

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49 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 799-8626
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Umami Burger’s Sloppy Mami is comprised of a vegan chili made with lentils, mushrooms, and tomatoes; Umami crème; cheddar; japalenos; and onion strings. This open-faced sandwich has a pleasant bite and is fully satiating.

1. The Daily Dose - The Farmer

1820 Industrial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

This Arts District café’s behemoth of a sandwich truly exemplifies owner Sarkis Vartanian’s commitment to using local organic ingredients. Roasted squash, heirloom potatoes, avocado, heirloom tomatoes, house veggie patty, buratta, pesto, and ancho chili jam are stacked high between slices of olive bread for a remarkably filling and undeniably delicious sandwich.

1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

2. Cafe Gratitude - Yo Soy Fuerte

512 Rose Ave, Unit A, Venice, CA 90291

The Yo Soy Fuerte at Café Gratitude features tempeh chorizo, cilantro pumpkin seed pesto, heirloom tomato, lettuce, avocado, chipotle cashew cream, and spicy red pepper sauce, and completely redefines notions of vegan cuisine. Packed with strong flavors, this unexpectedly filling torta also comes with a side of wild rice summer bean salad with jalapeño asado.

512 Rose Ave, Unit A
Venice, CA 90291

3. ink.sack - Tortilla Española

8360 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

The Tortilla Española at Michael Voltaggio’s ink.sack is a hearty option that offers patrons a little taste of Spain. Ciabatta is filled with egg, melted manchego, sweet caramelized onions and peppers, and is topped with crunchy potato chips for a sandwich that is well suited for consumption at all hours of the day. Honorable mention goes to the Salad Sandwich, a surprisingly flavorful combination of avocado and vegetables doused in ranch and sherry vinaigrette.

8360 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069

4. Crossroads - Tuscan Croissant

8284 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Crossroad’s Tuscan Croissant, off the recently launched Sunday brunch menu, brings a new layer of decadence to vegetarian cuisine with organic tofu, baby kale, mushroom bacon, almond ricotta, soy mozzarella, and truffle cream sauce.

8284 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

5. Superba Food + Bread – Cauliflower Parm Sub

1900 S Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Paul Hibler’s Superba Food & Bread, a multi-purpose hub functioning as a coffee house, wine bar, restaurant, and marketplace offers a Cauliflower Parm Sub with tomato, pickled cauliflower, and raclette for a playful twist on the Italian American classic.

1900 S Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

6. Mendocino Farms - Vegan Smoked Bacon Picnic Sandwich

175 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Mendocino Farm’s vegan take on a BLT comes with house-smoked organic tempeh bacon, vegenaise, mustard pickle slaw, tomatoes on toasted ciabatta with a side of vegan ranch for a sandwich packed with flavor and textural integrity.

175 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

7. Chop Daddy's - Kinney Joe

1146 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Chop Daddy’s must be one of the few barbecue joints with vegan options on par with its more traditional offerings. The Kinney Joe, a vegetarian take on the sloppy joe, is made with peppers, onions, and homemade tomato sauce, and is topped with coleslaw for a sandwich that is deliciously messy in the best possible way.

1146 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

8. Nature's Brew - Vegan Sandwich

2316 S Union Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The Bacaro LA team serves a vegan sandwich prepared with sweet and spicy yams, bell peppers, onions, eggplant, pickled beets, and house-made lemon garlic vegenaise for a unique sandwich that finds balance in contrasting flavors.

2316 S Union Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007

9. Huckleberry - Vegetarian Croque Monsieur

1014 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

This popular Santa Monica bakery and cafe offers a vegetarian Croque Monsieur with spinach, caramelized onion, cave-aged Gruyère, and béchamel on country toast. Also featured in Zoe Nathan’s newly released cookbook Huckleberry, this iteration of the classic French sandwich is arguably better than the traditional preparation with ham. [Photo: Matt Armendariz]

1014 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

10. East Borough - Tofu Banh Mi

9810 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

This Culver City restaurant focuses on Vietnamese street food. Their Tofu Banh Mi comes with all the traditional fixings like cucumber, cilantro, jalapeño, pickled daikon and carrots, aioli, and soy vinaigrette, and is served on a fresh baked baguette.

9810 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

11. Plan Check - Veggie Burger

1800 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Plan Check has mastered the art of burgers. Their Veggie Burger is no small feat, with two homemade veggies patties made of kale, mushroom, yucca, cashew, and watercress; two kinds of cheese; battered onion straw; and butter lettuce. Who knew vegetables could taste this good.

1800 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

12. John's Garden - Caprese Sandwich

3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

The Caprese Sandwich at John’s Garden in Malibu has thick rounds of fresh mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, and basil leaves with a choice of either oil and vinegar or homemade pesto on a warm baguette. Simple and fresh, this sandwich perfectly exemplifies an archetypal vegetarian sandwich.

3835 Cross Creek Rd
Malibu, CA 90265

13. M Café

7119 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

M Café serves “Contemporary Macrobiotic Cuisine,” meaning without refined sugars, eggs, dairy, red meat, or poultry. Even with so many restrictions, the Big Macro, with a house-made whole grain brown rice and vegetable patty, special sauce, soy mozzarella, pickles, and alfalfa sprouts, is astoundingly flavorful and fresh, and makes for a delicious light lunch.

7119 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

14. Pitfire Pizza

801 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Typically known for their pizza, Pitfire also serves stellar panini like the Farmstand Vegetable, with roasted fennel, avocado, salsa verde, radish, sliced tomato, garlic, and arugula.

801 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

15. Umami Burger - Sloppy Mami

49 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105

Umami Burger’s Sloppy Mami is comprised of a vegan chili made with lentils, mushrooms, and tomatoes; Umami crème; cheddar; japalenos; and onion strings. This open-faced sandwich has a pleasant bite and is fully satiating.

49 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105

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