16/08/2016 6:09 AM AEST | Updated 23/08/2016 4:20 AM AEST

You Won't Even Miss The Meat With These Delicious Vegetarian Sandwiches

For Bon Appetit, by Christina Chaey.

Gentl & Hyers

Tyler Kord is the man we seek out when we’re looking for advice about the stuff that goes between two pieces of bread. The author of A Super Upsetting Book About Sandwiches and the chef-owner of No. 7 restaurant and sub shops in NYC is talking all things sandwiches on today’s podcast. Although the man can work magic on a piece of chicken or pork, Kord says his bestselling sandwiches are actually vegetarian (if you’ve had his roasted broccoli sub, you’re not surprised to hear this).

Take a listen to our interview with Kord, then break up with meat for the night and dig into one of these veggie-loaded sandwiches instead.


Alex Lau

The Ultimate Veggie Burger

This veggie burger solves the problem we’ve had with...pretty much every other veggie burger recipe. Bouncy mushrooms and pleasantly firm black beens keep this patty far from the dreaded “mush” factor, and aggressive seasoning combats any blandness. Bring on the toppings!

Alex Lau

The Ranch-y Salad

Nothing makes a pile of vegetables more appealing than slathering them in homemade ranch. Our take is inspired by April Bloomfield’s version in her book A Girl and Her Greens.

Marcus Nilsson

The Forager

The breakfast highlight at Philly’s High Street on Market is this impossibly meaty (yet meatless) sandwich, piled high with marinated king trumpet mushrooms and custardy scrambled eggs.

Gentl & Hyers

Roasted Eggplant and Pickled Beet

Meatless doesn’t mean dainty. When making a veggie-centric sandwich, like this one inspired by the legendary Scuttlebutt at Saltie in Brooklyn, load up on aggressive flavors and contrasting textures, and be sure to add something substantial to sink your teeth into.

Alex Lau

Stellar Quinoa Burger

With sweet potato as a binder, quinoa for protein, and meaty mushrooms for depth, this veggie burger beats anything in the frozen foods aisle.

Peden + Munk

Italian Tomato Hoagie

There’s nothing wrong with a regular tomato-and-mayo sandwich, but this shredded lettuce and Italian vinaigrette masterpiece is worthy too.

Gentl & Hyers

The California Veggie

This crunchy-creamy sandwich sends juices running down to our elbows, which is precisely why we like it so much. Goat cheese and mashed avocado keep this from feeling like rabbit food between two slices of bread.

Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott

The Classic Grilled Cheese

Technically this one doesn’t have any vegetables in it—but it is vegetarian.


But when all you want is a meaty sammie, only one will do: