20 Vegan Packed Lunch Recipes (2024)

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I've had a few emails over the past couple of months asking for packed lunch ideas, particularly for recipes that require no heating and can be eaten cold.

So I've put together a list of 20 of the best vegan lunchbox-friendly recipes I've found (and don't worry, they're not all salads...)

All of these recipes are meat-free, dairy-free and eggless. They can all be eaten cold or at room temperature and are perfect for work lunches, picnics and outings!

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Roast Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Quinoa dotted with finely chopped roasted vegetables. Great on it's own or with extras like baked tofu.

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Photo Credit:mygoodnesskitchen.com

Sabich | Israeli Breakfast Sandwich

This sandwich looks so rich and flavourful, perfect for an exciting lunchbox meal.

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Photo Credit:vanillaandbean.com

Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich

This sandwich makes a great replacement for tuna salad sandwiches, as the chickpeas offer a familiar texture.

How gorgeous does this tart look? It's great eaten hot or cold, making it a great option for a work lunch.

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I love making this recipe for dinner and then having the cold leftovers for the next day's packed lunch. It works really well as a noodle salad!

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Photo Credit:veganheaven.org

Vegan Basil Ricotta Pinwheels

These pinwheel sandwiches would be just perfect for a picnic or packed lunch for a trip.

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Photo Credit:feastingonfruit.com

Sushi in a Jar

Meals in jars are a great option for packed lunches and I love this creative idea of vegan Sushi in a jar. Looks so fresh and healthy.

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Photo Credit:www.veggieinspired.com

Quick and Easy White Bean Salad Pitas

I love pita pockets and this white bean salad looks like the most delicious filling idea, for when you're bored of just hummus and falafel.

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Photo Credit:www.tinnedtomatoes.com

Chickpea and Vegetable Picnic Hand Pies

Another excellent picnic option are these vegetable hand pies which are very portable and delicious satiating!

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Photo Credit:thevegan8.com

Southwest Lime Corn Salad

Bean salad it a classic lunchbox go-to for me, it really helps fill you up and is such a versatile base to mix-and-match with.

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Photo Credit:www.vnutritionandwellness.com

Vegan Ranch Pasta Salad

Carb-lovers will enjoy this pasta salad, for a comforting lunchbox meal.

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Mediterranean Hummus Tart (Vegan)

A super simple to make tart, filled with delicious Mediterranean flavours. Makes 1 large or 2 small tarts. These are delicious eaten cold/room temperature.

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Photo Credit:www.forkandbeans.com

Lunchbox Black Bean Quinoa Salad

A tasty and nutritious salad, packed with protein to keep you fuller for longer.

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Photo Credit:cadryskitchen.com

Vegan egg salad sandwiches

If you're missing egg salad sandwiches, this recipe will cure your cravings AND it's a super easy-to-prepare lunch.

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Photo Credit:www.kitchentreaty.com

Tabbouleh Hummus Mason Jar Salads

Mason jars are so compact and portable, making them a great vessel for lunches on the go.

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One of my favourite salads, especially for the Autumn and Winter months. The dressing is so moreish.

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Photo Credit:thestingyvegan.com

Raw Vegan Noodles Salad

A fresh, healthy noodle salad, bursting with flavour. A wonderful Summer option for a packed lunch.

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Photo Credit:veganheaven.org

Tofu and Kale Pesto Sandwich

Another sandwich filling option for when you fancy something different and full of flavour.

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Photo Credit:www.landsandflavors.com

Vegan Onigiri, Six Ways

If you enjoy being more artistic with your food, you'll love this Onigri recipe, for a beautiful lunchbox meal.

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BBQ 'Shroom Buns

These mushroom buns are so incredibly flavourful. This filling also works well in a wrap.

More Vegan Lunchbox Recipes

  • Crunchy Indian Potato Salad with Mango Chutney Vinaigrette
  • Vegan High Protein Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing
  • Vegan BBQ Mushroom Buns

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  1. asdf says

    Thank you so much.

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  2. Joshua Howard says

    Hi! Thank you for this healthy recipes! Vegan sabich sandwich is wonderful and now it's my new favorite! This post shows that a vegan diet is not boring

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  3. Traci | Vanilla And Bean says

    My word Aimee! So much to love here! Thank you for sharing all the deliciousness and including me in your post! xo

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  4. Jacqueline Meldrum says

    Thanks for including my pies. What a fabulous roundup. These would definitely cheer up my midweek lunches. I'll have to try some of these. Sharing!

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