Healthy Vegan Lunch Options


If you’re wondering, “Where can I find healthy vegan lunch options near me?” you’ve come to the right place. I’ll tell you where to find healthy vegan salad and sandwich options at your local restaurant, so that you never have to resort to fast food again.

Lunch can be hard for people trying to live a vegan respectful lifestyle. Whether you’re going out to eat or packing a lunch, it can be difficult to look good and feel full at the same time. Here are 20 healthy vegan lunch options that are going to fill you up and keep your waistline in check.

Healthy Vegan Lunch Options

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Our vibrant broccoli and pea soup delivers three of your 5-a-day, and is full of nutrients including iron, folate and vitamin C

  • Crunchy bulgur salad

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    A vibrant summer salad with radishes, edamame beans, peppers, almonds and herbs, drizzled with a citrus dressing

  • Summer carrot, tarragon & white bean soup

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    This satisfying, low-fat, low-calorie vegan soup provides three of your five-a-day. It’s suitable for freezing so why not make a few meals out of it?

  • Green rice with beetroot & apple salsa

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    Why not make this healthy rice salad the night before to save time when you’re in a rush? We’ve added walnuts to the salsa as they’re rich in essential omega-3 fats

  • Butternut soup with crispy sage & apple croutonsButternut soup with crispy sage & apple croutons

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    The apple and sage contrast beautifully with naturally sweet butternut squash in this low-fat, gluten-free festive dinner party starter

  • Avocado panzanella

    Avocado panzanella

    With just 20 minutes preparation and no cooking time you’ll be able to whip up this colourful avocado and bread salad in no time

  • Roast summer vegetables & chickpeas

    Roast summer vegetables & chickpeas

    A summery tomato-based stew, packed with veg and perfect to make ahead

  • Smoky tomato gazpacho

    Smoky tomato gazpacho in two bowls

    Pack in the goodness with this speedy smoky gazpacho soup, it’s healthy, low in fat and calories, yet full of flavour. Garnish with basil leaves to serve

  • Noodle salad with sesame dressing

    A plate of noodle salad with sesame dressing

    Cook and serve this easy, healthy lunch in under 15 minutes. It gives you three of your 5-a-day, and the wholemeal noodles add fibre while colourful veg provides beta-carotene and vitamin C.

    12 Vegan Lunch Ideas

    Skip the Meat and Dairy For Your Mid-Day Meal

    Fat-Free Vegan Pasta Salad
     The Spruce

    Thinking up lunch after lunch week after week can feel exhausting, especially if you’re following a vegan diet. Many people end up ordering out or eating leftovers for days on end, making lunch a bit of a drag. If you’re looking for dairy-free, egg-free, and meat-free lunch ideas, we’ve got you. From soups to salads to bowls to wraps, here are some fresh ideas for your weekday lunch needs.

    • Vegan Broccoli Quiche

      Vegan Quiche
      The Spruce

      Made with tofu, this vegan broccoli quiche has the flavor and texture of an egg quiche. It’s a great high-protein batch lunch—make a whole quiche and pack up slices with salad or soup each day for lunch. A quick reheat and it’s as good as new.

      Dairy-Free Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

      Dairy-Free Vegan Butternut Squash Soup
      The Spruce / Bahareh Niati

      Soup is an ideal make-ahead dish, reheats easily, and often tastes even better the second or third day. This butternut squash soup is easy to make and tastes great with vegan bread, salad, or half a sandwich or wrap.

      Raw Vegan Pad Thai Salad

      Raw Vegan Pad Thai Salad
      The Spruce

      You’ll find all of the flavors of pad Thai without meat or noodles in this salad, making it an easy to throw together light lunch. Zucchini noodles are topped with crunchy bean sprouts, bell pepper, and nuts. Add a chili sauce if you like your pad thai salad spicy.

      Vegan Cauliflower and Potato Soup

      Vegan Cauliflower and Potato Soup
      The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

      There’s no need for dairy to make a creamy potato soup. This vegan recipe adds cauliflower to the mix for some natural creaminess and nutrition. Garlic and onion add flavor, and a good vegetable broth will make all the difference. This soup reheats great and will last up to five days in the fridge.

      Falafel Pita Sandwich

      Falafel Pita Sandwich
      The Spruce

      Falafel is always a delicious vegan option, and it makes a hearty main filling for a pita sandwich. Toss in some fresh veggies and tahini sauce and you’ve got a meal. Falafel can be enjoyed at room temperature or reheated before enjoying.

      Fat-Free Vegan Pasta Salad

      Fat-Free Vegan Pasta Salad
      The Spruce

      Pasta salads are a classic grab-and-go lunch, easy to throw together ahead of time and no need for reheating. This recipe is vegan and fat-free but still filling, with fresh veggies, artichoke hearts, olives, basil, and Italian dressing. The veggies add crunch while the bowtie pasta will keep you going until the end of the work day.

      Vegetarian and Vegan Chili

      Vegetarian Chili
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      Chili is filling, flavorful, and keeps well. Vegan chili stores and reheats easily and needs little accompaniment. Try eating with corn chips or bring along some ripe avocado for slicing on top. You can add vegetarian meat crumbles or even crumbled up tofu for extra protein and texture.

      Vegan Asian Rice Salad

      Vegan Asian Rice Salad
      The Spruce

      This vegan Asian rice salad is a great way to use up leftover brown rice from dinner and turn it into a tasty lunch. Tossed with fresh veggies and a light dressing, it’s a springy dish that’s easy to scale up or down. Add more of your favorite crisp veggies or greens.

      Gluten-Free, Vegan Chinese Cold Sesame Noodles

      Gluten-Free, Vegan Chinese Cold Sesame Noodles
      The Spruce / Emily Hawkes

      Chinese cold sesame noodles are packed with flavor, thanks to a soy sauce, peanut butter, and tahini sauce. The chewy noodles are served cold, making them perfect for taking on the go. Serve with some raw or steamed veggies or toss them right into the noodles.

      Gluten-Free Creamy Vegan Carrot Soup With Coconut

      Gluten-Free Creamy Vegan Carrot Soup With Coconut
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      This bright orange vegan carrot soup is nice and creamy thanks to coconut milk. Curry powder and fresh ginger give it punch, but you’ll only need a few ingredients to throw this soup together. Pack with crackers or bread, and enjoy chilled or warm.

      Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free Quinoa Salad

      Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free Quinoa Salad
      The Spruce

      Quinoa, technically a seed rather than a grain, is a great way for vegans to get natural protein into their diet. A quinoa salad is an easy lunch, pairing quick-cooking quinoa with fresh veggies like cucumber and broccoli and a tasty vinaigrette. Make a batch and store it away for a few easy lunches.

      Healthy vegetarian lunch recipes

      Get inspired by our delicious and nutritious veggie lunch ideas. These healthy soups, salads and veg-packed bowls will power you through the afternoon.

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      • Burrito bowl with chipotle black beans

        Burrito bowl with chipotle black beans

        This healthy burrito bowl is chock full of veggies and greens, perfect for a filling lunch. This is one vegetarian meal that tastes just as good as it looks

      • Bulgur & quinoa lunch bowls

        Four bowls with a grain mix of bulgur and quinoa with various toppings

        These meal prep grain bowls use one base and two deliciously different toppings. Choose from avocado, olives and rocket or chickpeas, beetroot and orange

      • Spiced carrot & lentil soup

        Spiced carrot & lentil soup in a bowl

        A delicious, spicy blend packed full of iron and low in fat to boot. It’s ready in under half an hour, or can be made in a slow cooker

      • Roasted new carrots, cauliflower, grains & carrot-top dressing

        Roasted new carrots, cauliflower, grains & carrot-top dressing served in bowls

        Try this warm grains salad, featuring carrots, cauliflower and green beans. It uses the whole vegetables – stalks and all – which are just as delicious

      • Miso broccoli, egg & quinoa salad

        Miso broccoli, egg & quinoa salad served in a bowl

        Pack a lunch that will power you through the afternoon with this healthy miso and lime-dressed salad with broccoli, peas, boiled egg and radishes. It’s tasty and full of goodness

      • Sweet potato & cauliflower lentil bowl

        Vegan bowl food: sweet potato & cauliflower lentil bowl

        Whip up this zingy vegan bowl in advance and keep in the fridge for quick, satisfying lunches on demand. Each bowlful boasts four of your 5-a-day

      • Aubergine dhal with tomato & onion raita

        A bowl of aubergine and chickpea curry

        This comforting chickpea and lentil curry provides all five of your 5-a-day. It’s spiced with turmeric and ginger and topped with a calcium-rich raita

      • Cumin roast veg with tahini dressing

        Roast veg with eggs and tahini dressing in a lunchbox

        Get all five of your 5-a-day in one super-healthy packed lunch, bursting with nutrients including calcium, folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron

      • Lentil Bolognese soup

        Bowls of vegetarian lentil soup

        Tuck into this full-bodied, vegetarian Bolognese-based soup with red lentils, which brings you four of your 5-a-day and plenty of fibre

      • Brown rice tabbouleh with eggs & parsley

        Tabbouleh salad in bowl topped with hard boiled egg

        Pack up this tasty rice salad for a healthy vegetarian lunch. It’s full of fibre, folate and vitamin C and is topped with protein-rich boiled eggs

      • Avocado & black bean eggs

        Avocado & black bean eggs in a bowl

        Set yourself up for the day with this healthy veggie breakfast with eggs, avocado and black beans. It takes just 10 minutes to throw together and makes a great lunch, too

      • Balsamic feta & mint puy lentils

        Balsamic feta & mint puy lentils on a plate

        Make this vibrant, wholesome balsamic feta and mint puy lentils in just five minutes – no hob or oven required! It’s a nutritious, speedy meal for two

      • 5-ingredient falafel

        5-ingredient falafel served in wrap

        Make falafel with just a handful of storecupboard ingredients. To give the falafels a better texture, be sure to use dried chickpeas rather than canned

      • Moroccan chickpea soup

        Moroccan chickpea soup

        Try something different for vegetarians with Moroccan chickpea soup

      • Roasted cauli-broc bowl with tahini hummus

        Roasted cauli-broc bowl with tahini hummus 2016

        A simple quinoa bowl you can put together in 10 minutes and enjoy al-desko. It’s vegan, healthy and gluten-free

      • Mushroom & potato soup

        Mushroom and potato soup with carrots in bowl with spoon

        Porcini mushrooms give this healthy soup a real umami flavour boost. Pour into a flask for a warming, low-calorie lunch that you can take to work

      • Roasted asparagus & pea salad

        Roasted asparagus, pea & egg salad served on a plate

        Whip up this quick and healthy asparagus, pea and egg salad and you’ll get plenty of nutrients including vitamin C and iron, plus three of your 5-a-day

      • Cumin-spiced halloumi with corn & tomato slaw

        A plate of coleslaw-style salad topped with cumin-spiced halloumi

        Tuck into a super-healthy veggie dinner that’s packed with flavour and freshness. We’ve topped a creamy, zesty coleslaw with pan-fried golden halloumi slices

      • Courgette, leek & goat’s cheese soup

        A bowl of green soup made with courgette, leek and goat's cheese served with bread

        This super-healthy vegetarian soup is low in calories and full of flavour. It’s packed with three of your 5-a-day, plus folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron

        Black-eyed bean mole with salsa

        Black-eyed bean mole topped with tomato salsa in bowl with fork

    Vegetarian Black Bean and Hummus Sandwich Wrap

    Vegetarian Black Bean and Hummus Sandwich Wrap
    The Spruce / Ahlam Raffii

    Wraps are always a good option for a lunch to-go or at home. They often taste good cold or at room temperature or can easily be reheated. This black bean and hummus wrap is packed with mushrooms, spinach, corn, and a red pepper hummus for Tex-Mex flavor.

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