What do vegans enjoy for lunch? The same thing non-vegans enjoy: sandwiches, soups, salads, snacks, and sweet treats. Preparing a vegan lunch to-go might seem like a struggle, but it’s actually no more challenging than making any other lunch. To help you pack your lunch I'm sharing with you 35 Easy Vegan Lunch Box Ideas for Kids & Adults! And, I gotta say.. these vegan lunch ideas have me counting down the seconds until lunchtime!
These 35 vegan lunch recipes are all pretty easy to make. And they can all be made ahead, meal prepped, and travel well making them perfect for your lunch box. Also, if you're in need of a lunch box upgrade, check out one of the many eco-friendly lunch boxes available on amazon.
Vegan Egg Salad Sandwich
This vegan egg salad sandwich is even easier to make than a traditional egg salad! It takes just 10 minutes to whip up and only 7 ingredients are needed. No fussing about with boiling, cooling, and peeling eggs. A super easy and super tasty lunchtime favourite- veganized. No stinky eggs and cholesterol-free!
Vegan Baloney (Balogna)
Easy to make and tastes better than store-bought and packed with protein! Make this bologna ahead of time and then have it ready to slice for a snack or sandwiches. It's even great fried!
Vegan Ranch Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Chickpea salad sandwich is similar to a tuna salad or chicken salad sandwich but better. This ranch chickpea salad sandwich tastes like cool ranch chips- oh, the flavors! Yum! Only 15 minutes to make.
Vegan Tofu Caesar Wrap
The chewy tofu bites are everything in this recipe. You can make the tofu and dressing ahead of time so these wraps can be super quick to prepare, perfect for bringing to work, school, for an easy lunch or weeknight meal. If you don't have wraps you can also use a pita.
Hearty Vegan Tofu Salad Sandwich
With granny smith apple, dried cranberries, walnuts, and baked tofu bites mixed with vegan mayonnaise and dijon mustard. The perfect make-ahead sandwich for work or school.
Homemade, kid-friendly alphabet pasta- just 9 ingredients and 30 minutes to make. The fun way to eat tomato soup!
Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup
This soup requires just 11 ingredients and takes 20 minutes to make! Tastes soooooo much better than the canned version and it is of course dairy-free.
Tuscan Vegetable Soup
This hearty soup packs in those veggies! It’s one of those recipes I wish I had simmering on the stove at all times, and am really not sure why I don’t as it only takes 40 minutes to whip up.
Easy Vegan Macaroni Salad
10 ingredients and 20 minutes to make, this pasta salad is the perfect side dish for any BBQ, picnic, or potluck. Gluten-free and oil-free options.
Baked Tofu Bites
This one is a fan favourite recipe! Easy baked tofubites that is great on its own or can be used in so many dishes: on salads, in sandwiches, in tacos, on pasta, on nachos, as nuggets, the options are endless, use these everywhere!
Homemade Vegan Mac & Cheese Powder
Shake up this 5-minute homemade vegan mac and cheese powder then just store your jar of in your pantry until ready for use. Just like boxed mac and cheese! This recipe is one of my favourite easy vegan lunch box ideas!
Easy Vegan Potato Salad
11 ingredients, 25 minutes to make. Tender potatoes are coated in a creamy dreamy vegan mayo based dressing with the perfect blend of herbs and seasonings.
Vegan Strawberry Milk
Takes just 15 minutes to make this homemade strawberry milk and tastes like REAL strawberries.
Vegan Banana Milk
A great recipe to have on hand for when you run out of milk. Tastes great on cereal, oatmeal, for dipping cookies, in baked goods, in hot chocolate, or anywhere that could use a touch of sweet creaminess.
Vegan Banana Nut Muffins
Bursting with banana flavour, little pops of nut crunch, tender, lightly sweet, and gorgeously moist. If walnuts are a no-no substitute with chocolate chips, shredded coconut, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, or just omit the nuts.
Easy Crispy Vegan Crackers
Just 9 ingredients to make these super crunchy crackers. Perfect for serving with your favourite vegan cheese, hummus, or any dip, or enjoy as a snack all on their own.
Vegan Sunflower Seed Cheese
This nut-free vegan cheese is quick and easy to make with just 9 ingredients. Serve this vegan cheese with crackers or bread, spread on a sandwich, add to a salad, or use it anywhere you like! School safe!
Quick & Easy Vegan Cottage Cheese
Takes less than 10 minutes to make and only 6 ingredients for this healthy, dairy-free recipe.
Molasses & Ginger Chew Granola Bars
9 ingredients, 25 minutes to make. The spicy and sweet candied ginger, the full and seasonal flavour of molasses, the soft pecans, and the chewy caramel coated oats make one might fine bar. If pecans are a no-no you can substitute them for sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or simply omit them.
Scrumptious Vegan Chex Mix
This easy recipe gets all the same flavours as original Chex mix without the Worcestershire sauce (which contains fish)! Kid-friendly, perfect for parties. This is the best way to eat pretzels, in my humble opinion. If nuts are a no-no just substitute them for sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or omit them. Feel free to experiment with different cereals for different textures and flavours.
Crispy Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas
The secret to getting them extra crispy is to dry roast them first, and then season them at the last minute. This is an easy to make, healthy, vegan, 5 ingredient snack that everyone will love.
Vegan Granola Bars
30 minutes and 4 ingredients to make. Use whatever you have on hand, the combinations are endless! To make them school safe omit any nuts and make sure to use seed butter or wowbutter and seeds.
Easy Vegan Carrot Muffins
The tastiest muffins ever. Each muffin is bursting with sweet carrots, crunchy walnuts, chewy coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Making these the BEST carrot muffins you will ever taste! Make them nut free my substituting the walnuts for sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, more coconut, or just omit them.
Vegan Berry Muffins
Fluffy, sweet, berry-stuffed (blueberries, raspberries, black berries are all common) and cinnamon-infused, super tender and moist, with a sweet crumbly topping. These quick and easy to make muffins are perfect for a special brunch or a wonderful breakfast treat.
Crunchy Apple Chips
A perfect healthy snack. Can be made from any type apple, and can be sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, or even pumpkin pie spice. Yum!
Healthy Vegan Breakfast Cookies
Healthy vegan breakfast cookies are a one bowl, easy to whip up snack that's the perfect, easy treat for the on the go breakfast or snack.
Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Squares
The perfect after-school snack or easy dessert. Just 9 ingredients, 1 bowl, 30 minutes to make. This recipe has become a vegan lunch box idea staple!
Vegan Powdered Donuts
Homemade donuts are easy to make and taste just like old fashioned white sugar powdered donuts. These baked donuts are the perfect dessert or snack, or dipped in coffee.
Vegan Fig Newtons
They taste even better the next day, so it's the perfect cookie to make ahead of time and enjoy all week. Perfect for your kid's lunchbox or as a sweet snack for yourself.
Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Muffins
1 bowl, 10 ingredients, and only 30 minutes to make! So easy with no weird or hard to find ingredients. Moist, chocolatey, and perfect for breakfast or a snack.
Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Crispy on the outside, chewy in the middle. So easy to make with no weird ingredients.
Vegan Peanut Butter Cups
5 ingredients, 20 minutes to make. So easy to make and they taste just like Reese's! If you can't have nuts, substitute the peanut butter for a seed butter or wowbutter.
Vegan Strawberry Oat Bars
Sweet gooey strawberry filling surrounded by crumbly oatmeal cookie pastry, these old fashioned bars are dessert perfection!
Easy Vegan Chocolate Pudding
Just 6 ingredients and 10 minutes to make. Super creamy chocolatey delicious, it's 20 thousand times better than those store-bought cups. The perfect addition to your school or work lunchbox, or for an easy dessert or snack!
Vegan Watermelon Jellies
Only 4 ingredients make these lightly sweet little candies, and they're really easy to make too!
I hope you enjoyed this post for easy vegan lunch box ideas! To see more easy vegan recipes be sure to visit my full recipe index.
Donna L. Lincoln says
Great recipe collection, Thanks for Sharing. can't wait to try these.
looks like you have found a way also to make quality vegan food without all the saturated fats that seem to just pack on the pounds.
Again thank you for Sharing.
But 99% of the US daycares/schools are nut free Otherwise, probably good suggestions
Emma Fixmer says
Thank you so much for putting these together! I’ve tried a few of them, but seeing them organized this way is really helpful.
Nyree Henderson says
These are great ideas and I can't wait to try them@
Sam Turnbull says
Wonderful! Happy to hear it 🙂
I would love if you included soy-free, gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free, etc... in your descriptions when you do big recipe round-ups. It would be helpful to those of us with food-allergies or other who just follow certain dietary guidelines. Thank you.
Sam Turnbull says
Thanks for the tips!
This list of lunch ideas came at the perfect time! Thank you so much for all your wonderful ideas and recipes.
Sam Turnbull says
You're most welcome, Kiama 🙂
Huong Nguyen says
I like your recipes, they are simple and easy to make . Thank you
Sam Turnbull says
So happy to hear that, Huong 🙂
I am French and following you from France. I just love your recipes so keep sending them.
I am trying to convince my husband to go Vegan. He can see the changes in me so hopefully he will follow. He likes your food but cannot give up his meat yet.
All the best and look forward to your next recipe.
Sam Turnbull says
Hi Sylvie! Great! I hope you and your husband enjoy more and more of my recipes. 🙂