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The Best Vegan Breakfast Sandwiches Across America

We asked you to vote on the best vegan breakfast sandwiches across the US, and the results are in! Whether you take yours on an English muffin, or prefer your sando rolled up in a tortilla, there’s no shortage of tasty plant-based breakfast options to keep you fueled throughout your day. Here are the best vegan breakfast sandwiches nationwide!

1. Handlebar

Chicago, IL

Take a morning drive through Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood where you’ll find Handlebar, a vegetarian and vegan comfort food restaurant with a full-service bar and beer garden. Start your day with the vegan breakfast burrito, which comes stuffed with seitan chorizo, peppers, onions, potato, avocado, cilantro, spinach, salsa verde, and black beans.

Handlebar

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2. Crossroads Kitchen

Los Angeles, CA

A fully plant-based eatery in the heart of Los Angeles, Crossroads offers an Impossible breakfast sausage sandwich that comes served with roasted fingerling potatoes and seasonal fruit, and can also be ordered in burrito form. Accompany your sandwich with a blackberry mimosa or an Aperol spritz—cheers!

Crossroads Kitchen

3. Plant Power Fast Food

Los Angeles and San Diego, CA

Power your morning with the tasty plant-based sandwiches served at Plant Power Fast Food. The vegan chicken & waffle sandwich is the perfect combination of sweet and savory and features crispy chicken, bacon, and maple aioli between two crispy waffles.

Plant Power Fast Food

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4. Munchies Vegan Diner

Santa Ana, CA

Whether you prefer to start your day with tacos or sandos, Munchies has all of your vegan morning cravings covered. Fuel up with the Morning Glory, crafted with your choice of house-made bacon, sausage or chorizo, avocado, vegan egg, American cheese, house pesto, and Kite Hill cream cheese on fresh sourdough or a gluten-free bun. The eatery also offers breakfast tacos that feature your choice of asada, walnut chorizo or sausage, house eggs, hash browns, sweet chipotle aioli, salsa verde, and cilantro on corn tortillas.

Munchies Vegan Diner

5. Little Barn Coffee House

Los Angeles, CA

This women- and queer-owned coffeehouse offers everything from savory breakfast sandwiches to lavender golden milk lattes, and it’s all made from plants! Visit the shop during morning hours and choose from options like the OG Breakfast Sandwich (marinated tofu, vegan butter, vegan cheddar cheese, tomato, basil, and red onion on a croissant), and the Vegan Montecristo Sandwich (vegan french toast grilled cheese, vegan bacon, powdered sugar, and maple syrup).

Little Barn Coffee House

6. Champs Diner

New York City, NY

Located in a quiet area of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Champs offers vegan baked goods and breakfast items in a retro diner setting. Feast on the BEC (vegan bacon, JUST Egg, and cheddar cheese on a Kaiser roll) or opt for the breakfast burrito, which comes loaded with tofu scramble, home fries, chorizo, and shredded cheddar topped with green sauce and sour cream.

Champs Diner

7. Upton’s Breakroom

Chicago, IL

Owned and operated by the Upton’s Naturals brand, Upton’s Breakroom opened in 2013 to feed the company’s factory staff as well as those living in the Chicago area. The eatery’s breakfast sandwich is made using Upton’s bacon seitan, grilled tofu, cheese sauce, spinach, and tomato on an English muffin. Wash it down with a butterfly flower lemonade, or a sparkling hibiscus iced tea.

Upton's Breakroom

8. Orchard Grocer

New York City, NY

Orchard Grocer is an all-vegan deli and grocery store located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The eatery offers a variety of breakfast sandwiches like The Bowery (turmeric tofu egg, tempeh bacon, and Violife provolone cheese on a fresh roll served with a choice of spicy or regular mayo) and The Miles (scrambled JUST egg, Seitan’s Helper bacon, Violife provolone cheese, scallions, and mayo on a croissant).

Orchard Grocer

9. Wolfie’s

Los Angeles, CA

Known for their delicious vegan fried chicken, Wolfie’s also serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 2pm, where you’ll find tasty bites like the breakfast sandwich featuring a house-made sausage patty, cheese, and a folded egg on an English muffin. In addition to the breakfast sandwich, you can also choose from options like chicken & waffles in a cone (yes, it exists!) and breakfast burritos.

Wolfie's

9. Nic’s On Beverly

Los Angeles, CA

Tied for 9th place with Wolfie’s for best vegan breakfast sandwich is Nic’s On Beverly, where you can dine on breakfast sandwiches in a posh and modern setting. The all-vegan restaurant offers the Waffler sandwich, which features egg, American cheese, tempeh bacon, and jalapeño aioli between two crisp waffles and comes served with breakfast potatoes.

Nic's On Beverly

10. Rebel Cheese

Austin, TX

Rebel Cheese serves house-made and local vegan eats sourced from small businesses throughout the Austin area. Chow down on the Twisted Sam, which combines two vegan eggs with Rebel bacon, melted Rebel cheddar, and comes topped with arugula and garlic aioli between a pretzel bun.

Rebel Cheese

Kayla Pasko

@kaylapasko

Kayla, a Midwest girl living in NYC, is a writer with a background in media sales. When she’s not scoping out trendy vegan spots, she’s usually taking a yoga class, shopping at Trader Joe’s, or catching a Packers game.

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