Here at Yum Vegan we focus wholly on bringing to your all the very best vegan lunch ideas. We have tonnes of the best vegan lunch ideas, from soups to sandwiches to unique salads and tasty smoothie bowls, we have covered all the basis. In this article you will find a variety of options incase you need a cold lunch ideas that needs to work for the office, work or a school vegan lunch.
Likewise you will find hearty warm vegan lunch recipes that will warm the soul on colder days. We even have vegan kids lunches too! Read on for all the inspo on super good vegan lunch recipes.
Whether you are looking for a packed lunch or an easy dinner, this well rounded teriyaki tempeh bowl will hit the spot! Perfect for meal prep, you can throw it together and enjoy this vegan bowl throughout the week.
Customize with your favorite vegetables, fresh or steamed, to keep things fresh.
Transport your taste buds to the Meditteranean with this scrumptious healthy vegan Greek salad recipe. This is such a great vegan lunch ideas as it keeps great in an air tight container so you can make it ahead of time, pack it in a lunch box or serve it up with friends!
Try this ultimate vegan bagel sandwich recipe loaded with cashew cream cheese and delicious vegan lox. This is one of my favourite vegan lunch ideas. The vegan lox bagel! It's just the same as salmom and cream cheese only its completely VEGAN!
You might not think a smoothie constitutes a vegan lunch recipes, however they are quite good as a light option.
This delicious banana beet smoothie features the underrated, nutrient packed beet, giving you the perfect flavors, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to start your day off! Have this low calorie, vibrant treat for breakfast, a snack or anytime of day! If you are looking for cheap vegan lunch ideas, this is very cost effective and healthy!
Homemade vegan maki sushi is easier than you think to make at home. It’s a great family activity to do when you want to enjoy some time together. This Vegan sushi recipe uses fresh veggies and tofu to provide a well-balanced and delicious meal you can serve any time of day. Make it ahead to have an easy lunch, dinner, or snack any time you want! This is certainly one of our most fun vegan lunch ideas.
These vegan parfait cups are low on prep work and come together beautifully. The chia seed parfaits are decadent enough to feel like a lovely treat as a vegan brunch but they are also great for meal prep which makes them a great weekday meal as well!
Healthy, pretty, and delicious -a delicious vegan lunch!
Try this delicious and nourishing vegan peanut butter acai bowl. It's packed full of taste and goodness, absolutely perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch. This peanut butter and acai smoothie is perfect for kids or adults. YUMMY VEGAN LUNCH IDEAS
This easy kiwi smoothie bowl is perfectly delicious and a simple smoothie bowl recipe to make. Blended with fresh kiwi, frozen bananas, mango, pineapple and spinach - you will love this nutritious kiwi smoothie bowl recipe. Smoothies are such nutritioius vegan lunch items.
This delightful chocolate mango smoothie is a real treat and absolutely delicious vegan lunch foods included. Mango and chocolate make a surprisingly delicious and moreish smoothie.
Marrying chocolate and mango makes for an explosion of flavour - it is almost like a tropical milkshake smoothie hybrid and an absolute must try! With simple ingredients including frozen mango, a little cocoa, banana, coconut milk, almond butter and chocolate syrup you will want to make this again and again!
This tropical passion fruit papaya smoothie bowl is hydrating, delicious, beautiful and perfect for summer! Customize it with your favorite smoothie bowl toppings for a treat the whole family will love.
It's also packed with healthy ingredients, good for your skin, your heart, and your digestive system! Enjoy at any time of the day for an indulgent, feel good meal!
This pear mango smoothie is just the perfect for a vegan lunch, delicious and refreshing smoothie. With three simple ingredients or ripe pear, frozen mango and coconut milk - it is a sure winner to start your day or for on the go.
Try this delicious chocolate acai bowl. It's the perfect balance of healthy and nutrious ingredients with something extra for those chocolate lovers! We love all things vegan lunches and vegan brunches and this acai chocolate bowl ticks all the boxes.
Try this delicious and healthy blue smoothie bowl, packed full of goodness, no sacrifice on taste! This spirulina bowl is bright & bold with yum toppings that can be adapted to your taste and preferences. YUM VEGAN!
Try this delicious healthy cacao smoothie bowl. It's an ideal vegan lunch idea or could easily be served for breakfast, brunch or a snack. Make this cacao bowl as filling or light as you like with toppings and quantity. Yum Vegan!
This cheerful, fruity pear rocket salad is perfect for special occasions. The bitter rocket pairs perfectly with the sweet pear slices, toasted almonds, and the bright cherry vinaigrette for a salad that will impress visually and taste wise.
This salad comes together quickly and the components can be prepped ahead of time, making it an even easier choice, whether you are making it for a quick weekday option or a side salad. This recipes is one of the perfect vegan lunch ideas for beginners.
Try this delicious pumpkin beetroot salad perfect for an Autumn or cozy Winter lunch. This pumpkin and beetroot salad is the perfect balance of comfort food and healthiness. It packs great for a picnic or lunchbox for work. It can be served hot or cold depending on your preference!
This colorful coleslaw is filled with bright healthy flavors and colors, coming together to form a vibrant, delicious dish. Pomegranate coleslaw is perfect for meal prepping, or for big family holiday style meals with it's fall/winter flavors and hardy ingredients that stay crisp in the fridge.
Try this guilt-free low carb vegan salad recipe, made with fresh crunchy zucchini noodles and a delicious satay sauce. Garnished with cilantro, spring onion and sesame seeds this vegan keto salad recipe is the perfect vegan lunch for anyone watching their waistline.
Try this delicious tofu buddha bowl, a perfect low carb meal to nourish the soul. Featuring, smoked tofu on a bed of fresh crisp spianch, pecans, red cabbabge kraut, avocodo and radishes, this is the perfect buddha bowl tofu style! We also have a thai peanut drizzle for the ultimate finish!
This moroccan eggplant salad is the perfect summer BBQ salad recipe. With delicate Moroccan spices, a smokey BBQ flavour, roasted chickpeas, fresh rocket leaf salad and a zesty dressing - this is a must try. BBQ eggplant is creamy and flavorsome. This roasted eggplant salad recipe is sure to impress and could be considered as one of our cheap vegan lunch recipes if you are watching the purse strings.
This vegan Santa Fe salad is a delcious fusion of flavours. With the perfect marinaded veggies tossed on a delcious crunchy salad, all infused with fresh cilantro, creamy avocado and grilled corn. It is the perfect vegan salad recipe for a shared lunch to impress your loved ones.
This easy Israeli salad (also known as Jerusalem salad) uses simple, fresh ingredients to create an amazing side salad. With just a few minutes spent chopping you'll have a delicious salad, that is packed with health and nutrition and falls within almost every diet.
It's naturally vegan, vegetarian, plant based, low carb, paleo, keto, and just generally good for you. It's even kid-approved! This Israeli chopped salad is a staple in the Middle East for good reason, try it out and watch as it becomes one of your favorites!
This banging beetroot coleslaw recipe is deliciously crisp & refreshingly earthy. This vegan beetroot salad is the perfect side or show stopping main salad, on burgers, tacos or hotdogs. Speckled with poppy seeds, spring onion and chilli flakes, it is the perfect vegan salad showstopper with it's natural vibrancy.
Try this delicious vegan cobb salad recipe, It does not disapoint when it comes to the traditional flavours and textures. Complete with seitan chicken, roasted bacon flavoured chickpeas and ranch dressing, this salad is a hearty meal the whole family can enjoy!
This delicious vegan chickpea salad is quick and easy to pull together and uses bright, healthy ingredients to form a tasty, well rounded salad. Get a punch of protein, fats, and fresh vegetable in one yummy bowl.
Perfect as a summer chickpea salad, or to help detox heavy holiday foods, this salad will make you feel as good as it tastes!
If you are trying to cut out oil or save on calories, you can easily adjust the dressing, adding 1 tbsp less oil and an extra 0.5 tbsp of lemon juice.
This scrumptious vegan brussel sprout salad with lemon poppyseed dressing is such a healthy but tasty vegan salad. The crunch of the sprouts make it taste so fresh! The cranberries gives it a sweet note, whilst the lemon poppyseed dressing provides a litte zing to tantalise every taste bud in your mouth!
This easy vegan broccoli salad recipe, comes together in minutes and is so delicious and addictive. Covered in a vegan honey mustard dressing, it's tangy and sweet and amazing with the crunch of fresh broccoli. It also is a healthier broccoli salad, and packed with nutrients.
This recipes serves four as a side dish but if you are eating it as your main, it only serves two so plan accordingly. It also holds up well in the fridge for a couple days, so it's a perfect make ahead food.
This delicious vegan spinach salad recipe uses baby spinach, cranberries, slivered almonds, and tofu for a fun new take on a classic spinach salad. Combined with our delicious salad dressing which is sweetened with date syrup, this vegan salad will bring new flavors to an old classic for an attention stealing dish.
This salad could be used for a filling weekday lunch or dinner, or you can save it for special meals and holidays.
This delicious vegan taco salad recipe is simple, easy to create and pretty addictive. The vegan taco salad dressing is only two ingredients and comes together in seconds.
This is also a full and well rounded meals with a punch of protein and iron from the lentil meat, lots of great nutrition from a bowl of fresh veg and comfort from the creamy, amazing dressing. Meatless taco salad has never been so good!
This vegan chickpea tuna salad is a light and refreshing lunch option. Making the base can lead to lots of other dishes. Here it is with a classic salad, chargrilled corn and some zingy pickled cabbage. The vegan tuna salad is crramy and satisfying, with the smashed chickpeas making the perfect texture. The addition of nori flakes gives this recipe an authentic marine like taste.
This creamy vegan tuna pasta is a light and refreshing lunch option. Making the chickpea tuna base can lead to lots of other dishes. Here it is with a classic chickepa tuna pasta, chargrilled corn emersed with pasta and a garnich of dill. So satisfying!
This vegan roast potato salad recipe is rich, flavoursome, comforting and totally delicious. Vegan potato salad has never tasted so good with the beautifully roasted potatoes, coated in a delicious creamy dressing, with fresh herbs and crunch vegan bacon in the mix.
This easy vegan recipe makes the best vegan egg salad in only five minutes. It's super easy to whip up and all the ingredients store well so you can have them on hand for a quick and easy meal or snack. Store it in the fridge for up to three days.
Get ready to have your mind blown with this delicious vegan crab salad, light, full of flavour & a perfect as a canapé, salad or sandwich filler. Ideal make ahead lunch or fancy starter. Here at Yum HQ we love that this salad can be perfect for any occasion or simple lunch.
This vegan spicy chicken sandwich will blow you away. With a crispy, well seasoned batter, a tasty vegan chicken centre, creamy vegan mayo, refreshing iceberg lettuce and fresh soft bun. This is one of our favourite vegan sandwich recipes. Chicken seitan works pefectly in this tasty recipe.
This easy vegan egg salad sandwich recipe only takes five minuted to whip up so it's perfect for even the busiest days. The black salt gives it that delicious egg flavor and silken tofu has a naturally eggy texture when you smash it up.
This vegan tuna melt is a delicous, moreish and a comforting lunch. The creamy chickpea tuna is smothered on buttered toasted ciabatta and topped with melted vegan cheese, sweet chilli sauce and dill. Totally yummy and a must try. Making the base chickpea tuna can lead to lots of other great dishes also! But the vegan tuna melt has got to be our firm favourite.
Busting with flavors, textures, and colors, this delicious vegan sandwich is our take on a Mexican torta. Stuffed with amazing seitan, refried beans, avocado, salsa and more, this sandwich will satisfy any cravings for a filling, meaty sandwich. Try out these vegan tortas and you'll keep coming back for more!
This sticky BBQ seitan sandwich is the perfect munch. The sticky seitan BBQ ribs make for a a delicious vegan sandwich filling. They are surprisingly meaty in texture, giving this sandiwch an epic bite. Topped with crunchy salad, creamy vegan mayonnaise and American mustard, you will be impressed by this seitan sandwich recipe..
This vegan eggplant sandwich is the perfect vegan pita sandwich. Stuffed with vegan fried eggplant, black salt flavored potato, lots of tahini, and more, this sandwich will fill you up and indulge your taste buds.
It tastes amazing hot but is also fantastic as a cold packed lunch! As a vegan breakfast sandwich, packed lunch or hot dinner, you can't go wrong with this vegan eggplant recipe.
You can even meal prep with this vegan sabich and have it throughout the week for a delightful, Middle Eastern treat.
This Korean seitan sandwich is packed with flavor! From the delicious combo of tastes in the seitan marinade, to the spicy kimchi, and delicious crusty bread, this is one vegan sandwich recipe you are not going to want to miss.
These seitan sandwiches can be made with homemade seitan or store bought and can be customized depending on your personal threshold for spiciness!
This vegan buffalo chicken sandwich is crispy and delicious. It is made possible with the humble cauliflower. Packed with the right amount of spice, flavour and crunch, this buffalo cauliflower sandwich is one for the favourites.
Try this sensational Vegan Po Boy Sandwich that is incredibly realistic. Another typical American classic turned into a vegan favourite. This veggie Po Boy is incredibly tasty, the perfect vegan lunch when you have friends over. You can turn this recipe into sliders for shared food nibbles for events such as superbowl.
Try this scrumptious vegan Lobster roll. It has all the taste and textures of the real thing. Heart of palm lobster meat is surprisingly realistic despite being completelty plant based. These vegan sandwiches are the ultimate weekend vegan lunch idea! Heart of plam lobster roll can be served hot or cold. It actually works fantastic as a make ahead vegan sandwich filler too!
This vegan portobello sandwich makes an amazing meal, whether you are throwing it on a grill, or pan cooking it to perfection for a healthy dinner. Paired with vegan pesto and a creamy sun dried tomato spread, this is a definite crowd pleaser.
Rich potatoes, kale and mushrooms, together with toasted fennel seeds, and a silky, garlicky, slightly spicy broth makes this vegan zuppa Toscana an unforgettable one! Make it in advance and heat it up for lunch because leftovers taste even better the next day!
Try this Cauliflower Potato And Leek Soup for the soul. It's a perfect vegan lunch for a cold day and also really good in a flask on the go. At only 132 calories per serving this soup is super filling and kind on the waste line.
Vegan Noodle Soup is just as hearty as chicken noodle soup but I’ve replaced the chicken with my favorite legume, red lentils. Make this quick Instant Pot vegan soup to warm and fill you up in no time.
A light and delicious mushroom soup that's bursting with umami flavour. It's simple to prepare with just 7 ingredients required and ready in 25 minutes or less. Enjoy dunked with some crusty bread to take it to the next level.
This soup is filling yet fresh, from the lemon, tomato, basil and mint, and a truckload of beautiful summer vegetables. It’s so easy to throw together, and requires just a little bit of patience for the split peas to cook.
This vegan pumpkin soup is made with pumpkin purée (homemade or canned), cauliflower, coconut milk, and rich, flavorful spices. Make it in less than 30 minutes in an Instant Pot®! (Oven directions included.)
This curried cauliflower sweet potato soup is really easy to make in under 30 minutes, is budget-friendly and full of beautiful flavours like coconut and lime. It’s also great to make ahead of time as the flavours only improve after a day or two after it’s made.
Preparing your own fresh Mexican Vegan Tomato Soup is easy and a healthier alternative to canned soup. Start with large ripe yellow tomatoes because they have a mild smooth flavor, but red ones work fine also.
If you are looking for tasty vegan lunch recipes you are going to love this Roasted red pepper tomato soup consists of a creamy soup made from charred red bell peppers combined with tomatoes, fragrant basil and homemade vegetable stock. It's low carb and perfect to consume any time of year.
This pea soup is super delicious and super creamy, made using only a small amount of ingredients including organic garden peas, parsley, stock, thyme and coconut milk. You can make this soup bowl using either your instant pot or stove top. How to do lunch vegan style properly!
Satisfy your tastebuds during the cold snap with this winter warming roasted cauliflower soup. A plant based soup that's super simple using only a handful of ingredients. - instant pot and stove top option!! Such a yummy vegan lunch food option.
This super flavourful red lentil soup has lots of lemon juice for a tasty and healthy lunch. It also has potatoes so you you’ll feel satisfied until dinner. Certainly one the more hearty vegan dishes for lunch.
Cozy, savory, and perfect for fall, this 30 minute Vegan Cream of Chicken Soup is hearty, healthy, and stick-to-your-ribs satisfying. Whether you make up a big pot to eat throughout the week, serve to your family with crusty bread, or freeze for a snowy day, this soup is sure to become your new household favorite.
This vegan Scotch broth is a hearty, filling, and healthy twist on the Scottish classic. With tender grains of barley that simmer with the vegetables to create an almost creamy consistency, it's a delicious seasonal soup to keep you warm during the winter months.
Add this vegan shakshuka to your vegan breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner meal! Yes, it's really that good, you can enjoy it for any meal! It's also naturally low carb, gluten free, plant based, healthy and unbelievably delicious.
With optional tofu eggs, it's especially decadent and amazing. This middle eastern classic is the perfect thing to add to your meal plan.
Let's face it they are not the most easy vegan lunch meals to make but it is definitely worth the effort.
This vegan baked potato is a light and refreshing lunch option. The creamy chickpea tuna base makes the best vegan potato filling. It blends beautifully with the warm, golden potato and refreshing side salad. Making the chickpea tuna base can lead to lots of other dishes.. The vegan tuna salad is crramy and satisfying, with the smashed chickpeas making the perfect texture. The addition of nori flakes gives this recipe an authentic marine like taste. The zingy capers give it a tasty twist.
Try this scrumptious pumpkin frittata. Made with tofu and pumpkin, this recipe yields 8 pumpkin and spinach frittata portions, so it's an ideal family lunch or brunch. Pefect served warm or cold and can be easily used for packed lunches too.
These vegan savoury muffins are absolutely delicious, almost pizza like! They make the perfect brunch, grab and go snack, or picnic addition. With delicious sun-dried tomatoes, oregano and vegan cheese, these simple vegan savoury muffins are a must try!
Try these delicious vegan buckwheat pancakes recipe! They are so easy to make and versatile with variations such as vegan banana buckwheat pancakes. Buckwheat and chia seeds are the two key ingredients, both super healthy and nutritious. This is perfect for breakfast or lunch. Yum Vegan!
This vegan blintz recipe is a traditional Jewish classic that is sure to impress for a fancy vegan brunch. Stuffed with vegan cream cheese and topped with a delicious berry compote - you will be sure to go for seconds!
These vegan Belgian waffles make the perfect sweet breakfast, lunch, brunch or snack. They are perfectly light and fluffy on the insdie while crispy on the outisde. The deep pockets are perfect for catching that maple syrup drizzle.
This vegan dutch baby recipe is so easy to make and the perfect vegan lunch (or vegan breakfast!) option for weekend, special occasions and more. It only takes five minutes of prep work for delicious, crowd friendly results.
Warm and comforting, this vegan dutch pancake will become a family favorite! Dress it up or down with different toppings, you can even eat it as a savory dutch baby.
Best Boxes For A Packed Lunch
If you are particularly looking for lunches on the go, the chances are you may need a lunch box. it’s better for the environment and yourself to have a few reusable lunch containers.
My preference for lunch containers are plastic free ones. They are far better for the environment, in some cases they are more durable and it prevents you from eating the chemicals the leak into your food when using plastic.
I do occasionally use plastic containers, when I can’t find a comparable alternative. There are tons of great options on the market now for lunch containers of every kind. Here are some of my favorite.
This Bentgo container is my absolute favorite for salads. It simplifies travelling with salad by having separate compartments for your salad dressing and any toppings you want to keep separate until the last minute.
Bento boxes are great, especially if you are someone who likes to snack. Keep all the components of your meal separate in one container. For this I’ve got a few great options, each a different material.
Glass Lunch Boxes
Glass containers are a great option for food storage. They aren’t bad for the environment, can be microwaved, are dishwasher safe, and they don’t leach any taste into your food. Plus you can see what’s in them without having to open them, which if you are forgetful like me, can be very helpful.
This glass bento box has great reviews and it’s compartments are a good size for a sandwich and a side item, whether it be a small salad or dessert. Take note, that two of the set are divided and to are just regular glass containers. Check the set of containers out here.
Especially if you are packing vegan lunches for kids, you may not want a glass container since they are bit heavier and slightly more breakable. This wheat fiber container is an awesome alternative.
The wheat fiber is completely safe, healthy and it’s a sturdy container. It’s also microwave safe, top rack of the dishwasher safe and comes with a money back guarantee.
Maybe you are headed out camping or have very long days, or maybe you are a gym rat that needs to pack more meals. Regardless of why, this lunch bag is definitely the best option.
The Evolutionize lunch bag comes with everything you need to maximize the usefulness and space of the bag. It comes with three containers that fit perfectly in the bag, an ice pack, outer mesh pockets to hold any small items, and a large drinks compartment.
Can you think of any other great vegan recipes lunch style? Leave a comment we love to hear from you!
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