The Ten Best Vegan Sandwiches in Metro Denver

Vital Root makes its club sandwich with coconut "bacon."
Danielle Lirette
Vital Root makes its club sandwich with coconut "bacon."
Everyone loves sandwiches. They’re satisfying, easy to eat on the go and often very reasonably priced. While many believe a sandwich must contain cheese and meat between the bread to be satisfying, there are plenty of vegan options in Denver. Check out these ten tasty plant-based sandwiches.

click to enlarge The breakfast sandwich at Beet Box. - FACEBOOK/BEET BOX
The breakfast sandwich at Beet Box.
The Breakfast Sandwich at Beet Box
1030 East 22nd Avenue

Beet Box has a handful of well-made vegan sandwiches, but you can only score the breakfast sandwich in the morning (until 11 a.m.). A brioche bun is loaded with chickpea frittata, smoked tempeh, mushrooms, arugula, tomato, and ranch dressing.

The Vegan Dog at Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs
2148 Larimer Street

Surprised that a Denver hot-spot known for exotic, wild-game sausages is on a vegan sandwich list? The Vegan Dog can come in handy for plant-based eaters when visiting family want to visit the popular tourist destination. You can opt to get the herby dog or a spicier link. Vegan sides include Biker baked beans, charred tahini cauliflower and fries.

The Vegan Sloppy Joe at Hops & Pie
3920 Tennyson Street

If you've seen our list of ten vegan pizzas in Denver, you're probably intrigued by the housemade meat substitutes that can be ordered as pizza toppings at Hops & Pie. But the beer and pizza parlor also has a classic, old-school (well, nearly) sandwich on the menu as well. The kid-friendly vegan sloppy Joe is tempeh-based and packs a ton of flavor, making for messy-good eating.

Danielle Lirette
The Vegan Crab Cake Sandwich at Leaf
2010 16th Street, Boulder

Leaf’s entire menu is vegetarian, with almost every item having a vegan option as well. The faux-crab cake is slightly crispy on the outside and tender and flaky on the inside, with a true seafood taste. It’s made out of tempeh, tofu and wakame (a type of seaweed), and has an actual crab-like consistency. The sandwich comes topped with a creamy vegan tartar sauce and mixed greens.

The Vegan Acorn Squash Sandwich at Moxie Eatery
70 Broadway

If you’re looking for a fresh, creative vegan option in the Baker neighborhood, look no further than Moxie. Locally made ciabatta bread houses squash, black beans, avocado, pickled purple onions and pico for this robust sandwich. The topper is a zesty cashew chipotle aioli.