Top Vegetarian Sandwiches In Chicago

November 10, 2010 7:30 AM

Chicago Diner Radical Reuben

Chicago Diner Radical Reuben

chicago diner Top Vegetarian Sandwiches In Chicago

Rebun and sweet potato fries from Chicago Diner. (

Whether you’re a vegetarian looking for good sandwich or need some inspiration to go meat – free, here are some of the best vegetarian sandwich places in Chicago.

Trust us- you won’t miss the meat!

Chicago Diner

3411 N. Halsted
Chicago IL 60657

This small popular “Meat-Free Since 83” diner is sure to please vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Known for having some of the “meatiest” dishes such as the award winning Rebun, burgers, steaks, meat ball subs and more– non vegetarians swear they can’t tell it’s not meat. Soups and salads are also available on their seasonal menu as well as vegan beer and wine. Of course don’t miss the sweet potato fries and vegan bakery items. Delicious food and it shows by the crowd outside, however quick service makes it a short wait to be seated by friendly staff. No vegan is left out as all menu items have a vegan option.

Featured Sandwiches:
Radical Reuben: Tender seitan roast ‘beef’ with grilled peppers & onions, sauerkraut, melted soy or swiss cheese and our homemade vegan dressing, on toasted marbled rye. Shown with sweet potato fries.

The Half Pipe: Open rustic fresh baked hoagie topped with a crispy country fried seitan steak, piled on french fried onions, lettuce, tomatoes & Twisted Chili Sauce


Falafel pita at Falafill-Chicago


3202 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL

Hands down one of the best falafel places in Chicago. With endless options of toppings to choose from, warm pitas, and sides of sweet potato fries, you can’t go wrong here.

Featured Sandwiches:
The falafel- of course! Falafel comes plain in a pita with your choice of toppings from the falafel bar. Topping bar includes: tabouleh bazerghen (cracked wheat salad), Armenian salad (tomato, cucumber, green pepper & onion), cabbage salad, chick pea salad, carrot salad, beet salad, cauliflower olives with morrocan spices, cilantro chutney zhug (very hot jalapeño, cilantro sauce) Shatta (hot red pepper sauce), toum (garlic sauce), yogurt sauce taratour (tahini sauce), pickled ginger, pickled turnips mixed pickles parsley, radish & onion relish.

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2311 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

Here you will find yourself among bike enthusiasts, hungry vegetarians, and beer fans. The menu offers plenty of vegetarian items, such as Buffalo “chicken” wrap, tofu fajitas, and more along with a huge beer selection. Most items can be made vegan by request as indicated on their menu.

Featured Sandwiches:
Green Meanie: Avocado, herbed goat cheese, spinach, sprouts, tomato and honey mustard on multigrain.

Buffalo ‘Chicken’ Wrap: Chicken-style seitan tossed in wing sauce with romaine, red onion, tomatoes, and vegan ranch dressing


Side of fries at Karyn's on Green

Karyn’s On Green

130 South Green Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-6155

Karyn’s is upscale elegant gourmet raw vegan gourmet restaurant with total focus on good health. Aside from the sandwiches, portobello steaks, crispy chicken style legs, and eggplant cannelloni are just a few of the great items to choose from. You definitely won’t be able to stop eating their fries either. A wide selection of drinks are available as well including, non-alcoholic tonics made from fresh ingredients.

Featured Sandwiches:
Vegetable Wrap: seasonal vegetables, whole wheat tortilla, fries
Philadelphia Cheesesteak: spicy cheese whiz, roasted peppers, fries
Portobello Burger: cheddar, sweet barbecue sauce, fries
Buffalo Chicken Pita: romaine, caesar dressing, fries

Manny’s Deli

Manny’s Deli

Manny’s Deli

1141 S Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 939-2855

This family-owned deli has some of the best vegetarian in town. Both meat eaters and vegetarians will find a sandwich to love here. Make sure to try a side of potato pancakes as well!

Featured Sandwiches:
Fresh Mozzarella Focaccia
Egg Salad
Veggies On Wheat

Have a favorite meat-free sandwich we missed? Tell us where to find it below!

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