77 vegan lunch options for under a tenner

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These should help you get through Veganuary – and beyond.

Food chains and supermarkets are finally waking up to the fact that more and more people want tasty vegan options, and not just for Veganuary. Whether you’re a new convert still getting to grips with what you can eat, or a life-long vegan looking for fresh new ideas, here are 77 high street lunch options that won’t break the bank. 

Eat’s Houmous & Falafel Mezze Salad


Eat don’t do too badly with their vegan options (there are currently nine vegan lunch choices on the menu), although there’s quite a lot of butternut squash and humous on there…


Super Nutty Fit Box, £3.50

“Cashew nuts & Pistachio nuts served on a bed of quinoa, black rice & pickled beetroot, with a side of houmous & chargrilled garlic and chilli broccoli.” 

Houmous and Falafel Mezze Salad, £4.50

“Mixed leaves with tabbouleh, a fresh herby mix of bulgar wheat, cucumber chunks, chopped fresh herbs and lemon juice. Topped with chunky houmous, carrot and coriander falafels, harissa spiced chickpeas and a crunchy mezze slaw. Finished with a pickled chilli and a handmade vinaigrette dressing.”

Sandwiches and wraps

Roasted Butternut Squash, Seedy Stuffing and Slaw, £3.35

“Malted bread, filled with cranberry sauce, freekah, cranberry, sage and onion stuffing, chargrilled butternut squash, fresh rocket and creamy vegan mayonnaise.” 

Chunky Houmous Wrap, £2.50

“Chunky houmous & onion mix with fresh cucumber and spinach wrapped in a kibbled rye tortilla wrap.”


Spiced Lentil, Spinach and Sweet Potato, £3.60

“A light vegan soup with a spiced red lentil base, sweet potato & spinach.” 

Spicy Tomato and Basil, £3.60

“Tomato soup with fresh basil and red chilli peppers for some added zip!” 

Thai Butternut Squash, £3.60 

“A fragrant soup of butternut squash & coconut milk blended with red chilli, lime & ginger.”

Wok pots

Veggie Gyoza, £4.99

“A warming and fragrant favourite. A delicious vegetarian broth pot with dumplings, carrot, spinach and red pepper. Seasoned with chilli and garnished with fresh coriander.” 

Wakamane Miso, £2.99

“A delicious miso made with wakame seaweed and shiitake mushrooms, edamame beans and vermicelli rice noodles in simmering fragrant broth.”

Leon’s Brazillian Black Bean


Leon has a great range of hot and cold vegan options that change every season. Catch these winter-warmers while you can.


Rainbow Mezze Salad, £4.95

“Thyme-roasted beetroot topped with fresh mint & parsley, a shredded kale & green lentil salad with punchy horseradish mayo and toasted pine nuts, our sweet potato falafel and pomegranate-studded hummus.”

Squash, Sage and Kale Salad, £4.95

“Sage-roasted rounds of butternut squash on a shredded kale & green lentil base, topped with a you-won’t-believe-it’s-vegan sage & onion mayo and a generous scattering of toasted pine nuts.”


Beet and Squash wrap, £4.25

“Roasted butternut squash and beetroot with fresh herbs, all wrapped up with horseradish mayo and brightly pickled red onions.”

Hot food

Brazillian Black Bean, £3.95

“Black beans, carrots and onions, spiced with sweet and smoked paprika, oregano, sprinkled with mint and parsley.”

Sweet Potato Falafel Hot Box, £6.45 

“Baked not fried, made with chickpeas, sweet potato and lots of fresh herbs and spices. Accompanied by grilled red pepper. Just ask for no aioli.”

Waitrose vegan soups


Treat yourself to a classy supermarket lunch with one of these tasty vegan choices.


Beetroot, Broad Bean and Hazelnut Salad, £2.49

“Mixed grain, broad bean and hazelnut salad with beetroot and a lemon and balsamic dressing.”


Mean Greens Sandwich, £2.60 

“A pea, edamame bean and mint crush with fresh spinach and crunchy cucumber on soft, dark rye bread.”

Sweet Potato and Chipotle Sandwich, £3.30

“A tasty tomato bread with sweet potato, chunky ratatouille and butter beans with a chipotle chutney, peppery rocket and a hint of lime.”


Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup, £2

“A sweet potato, butternut squash and coconut cream soup with chickpeas, lemongrass, red chilli and lime leaf.”

Roasted Tomato, Bean and Quinoa Soup, £2 

“A herb roasted tomato soup with cannellini beans, mixed quinoa and kale.”

Vegan Green Vegetables and Grains, £2

“A broccoli, pea, spinach, soya bean and cavolo nero soup with mixed grains and coconut cream.”

Wasabi’s Yasai Roll Set 


Great for some speedy sushi, Wasabi has vegans in mind with its selection of hot and cold foods.

Pick ‘n’ mix sushi

Avocado Hosomaki, £1.44 for two pieces

“Sushi rice, avocado, seaweed.”

Cucumber Hosomaki, £1.44 for two pieces

“Sushi rice, cucumber, seaweed, mixed sesame seeds.”

Tofu Roll, £2.04 for two pieces

“Sushi rice, inari tofu, carrot, red pepper.”

Seaweed Gunkan, £2.28 for two pieces

“Sushi rice, seaweed salad, red pepper, seaweed, edamame bean.”

Seaweed Onigiri, £2.39

“Rice, seaweed salad, seaweed.” 

Sushi sets

Yasai Roll Set, £7.19 or £7.79 with brown rice

“Rolls with inari, carrot, avocado, red pepper, cucumber, inari pocket and salad with mixed leaves, french beans, edamame.”

Mini Veg Set, £5.39

“Rolls with inari, carrot, avocado, red pepper, cucumber, a seaweed gunkan, hosomak with avocado, cucumber, inari & red pepper, an inari pocket and salad with mixed leaves, french beans, edamame.”


Veg Tanmen, £5.99

“Thick rice noodle, tofu, cauliflower, broccoli, bean sprouts, Chinese leaf, carrot, pak choi, mangetout, wakame seaweed, chilli powder, homemade veg broth.”

Veg Soumen, £3.65

“Thin rice noodle, soft tofu, inari tofu, bean sprouts, Chinese leaf, carrot, broccoli, mangetout, wakame seaweed, homemade veg broth.”

Hot food

Sweet Chilli Tofu and Rice Bento, £5.99

“Sweet chilli tofu, rice, edamame bean salad.”

Sweet Chilli Tofu and Veg yakisoba, £6.29

“Sweet chilli tofu, yakisoba noodles.”


Avocado and Baby Spinach Salad, £2.75

“Avocado baby spinach, grapefruit, spring onion, coriander, mint.”

Chukka Wakame Salad, £2.75

“Seaweed salad, cucumber, carrot, red pepper, sesame oil.”

Wasabi Superfood Salad, £2.75

“Broccoli, avocado, asparagus, walnut, goji berries, mixed spiced seeds, mint, parsley, mixed leaves.”

Sainsbury’s Beetroot & Rainbow Slaw


The supermarket has upped its vegan game with these colourful lunch ideas.


by Sainsbury’s Mediterranean sandwich with Kalamata Olives, £2.20

“Our artichoke puree is served with a rich and creamy red pepper tapenade, fresh basil, roasted red peppers, fresh tomatoes, salty Kalamata olives and peppery rocket.”

by Sainsbury’s Super Greens sandwich with Avocado and Edamame, £2.20

“Our vibrant soya bean, pea and lime crush is served with creamy avocado, crisp cucumber, a creamy basil infused vegan dressing and peppery rocket.”


by Sainsbury’s Beetroot & Rainbow Slaw, £2.80

“Beetroot, baby potatoes, cabbage, parsnip, lambs lettuce, broccoli stalks and apple with a pot of mustard dressing to add a little kick.”

by Sainsbury’s Sweet Potato Falafel with Houmous, £2.80

“Bulgur wheat, sweet potato falafel, roasted vegetables, black lentils, chickpeas, chard and radish with reduced fat houmous.”

Sainsbury’s On the Go Sweet Potato Falafel with Houmous, £2.80

“Bulgur wheat, sweet potato falafel, roasted vegetables, black lentils, chickpeas, chard and radish with reduced fat houmous.”

Sainsbury’s On the Go Beetroot and Rainbow Slaw with Mustard Dressing, £2.80

“Beetroot, baby potatoes, cabbage, parsnip, lambs lettuce, broccoli stalks and apple with a pot of mustard dressing to add a little kick.”

Pret’s Super-Veg Rainbow Flatbread

Pret A Manger

Priding themselves on their new vegetarian-only Prets, the company has an impressive 13 vegan lunchables (be warned: not all of them are available in every branch).

Hot food

Vegan Mac and Greens, £5.50

“Tubetti rigati pasta and cauliflower florets are mixed with our vegan béchamel sauce. We then add spinach, parsley and finish with a sprinkling of breadcrumbs and a drizzle of olive oil and rapeseed oil.”

Vegan Ragu and Red Pepper Hot Wrap, £4.25

“This vegan hot wrap combines our chunky veg & lentil sauce with crunchy red peppers, roasted tomatoes, kalamata olives and crispy onions.”

Cauli and Sweet Potato Dhal Hot Pot, £6.25

“A warming, mildly spicy, coconut dhal, with chunks of roasted sweet potato, roasted turmeric cauliflower and baby plum tomatoes.”

Sandwiches and wraps

Super-Veg Rainbow Flatbread, £3.75

“This colourful flat bread uses sambal paste which provides a zingy, slightly spicy flavour. It’s paired with red pepper, carrot slaw, edamame, spinach, pickled cabbage & carrot, coriander and a dollop of dairy-free coconut yoghurt alternative.”

Avocado and Chipotle Chickpeas Salad Wrap, £4.25

“A vegan salad wrap with the flavours of South America: creamy avocado covered with chipotle chickpeas, charred corn & black bean salsa and topped with fresh coriander and mixed salad leaves.”

Chakalaka Wrap, £2.99

“A vegan recipe on our kibbled rye wrap. Made with our spicy, African-inspired chakalaka beans topped with a dollop of dairy-free coconut yoghurt alternative and filled with freshly sliced red pepper and roasted butternut squash.”

Artichoke, Olives and Tapenade Baguette, £3.45

“A vegan recipe on our wholegrain stone baked baguette. Made with our roasted red peppers and cherry tomatoes tapenade topped with Kalamata olives and grilled artichoke hearts.”

Italian Veggie Baguette, £3.75

“This baguette is bursting with classic Italian flavours. We start off with slices of mozzarella and red peppers which are then topped with our vegan chunky veg & lentil sauce. Kalamata olives and fresh, whole-leaf basil provide the finishing touches.”

Falafel, Coconut and Cashew Flat Bread, £3.75

“Sweet potato falafels with our dairy-free coconut yoghurt alternative, sambal sauce, fresh coriander and mint. Cucumber, red pepper and baby spinach add extra colour while roasted cashew nuts provide a satisfying crunch.”

Falafel, Avo and Chipotle Flat Bread, £3.99

“Sweet potato falafel and freshly sliced avocado with a dollop of chipotle ketchup. Topped with pickled onions, crunchy red peppers, fresh coriander and charred corn and black bean salsa.” Available until Monday 5 March.


Sweet Potato Falafel and Smashed Beets Veggie Box, £4.50

“Although it’s called a Veggie Box, this is actually an all-vegan recipe and is packed full of goodness with turmeric & sweet potato falafel, smashed beetroot humous, avocado, broccoli, pomegranate seeds and edamame beans on a bed of brown rice & red quinoa.”


Kale, Lentil and Roasted Spices, £3.45

“A lightly spiced lentil soup with hints of cumin, coriander and smoked paprika. Simmered with red lentils, curly kale and lemon zest for a hearty vegan soup.”

Veggie Chilli, £3.45

“Our vegan chilli combines three beans (black turtle beans, red kidney beans and black-eyed beans), peppers, sweetcorn, brown rice and quinoa to create a rich, deep chilli with notes of ancho chilli, cocoa, Jalapeno chilli and a hint of lime.”

Marks & Spencer’s Asian Spiced Tofu Nourish Bowl

Marks & Spencer

This is not just any vegan lunch, this is an M&S vegan lunch…


Beetroot and Apple Slaw Sandwich, £3

“Kale pesto, apple slaw and a lemon dressing on soft beetroot bread.”

Other options

Asian Spiced Tofu Nourish Bowl, £4

“Brown rice, quinoa & cauliflower couscous, red cabbage & lightly pickled carrot slaw, sesame & wakame sprinkle, edamame beans, red pepper, sesame & soy houmous.”

Mixed Bean Chipotle Chilli Snack Pot, £3 

“Wild Rice with smoky chipotle sauce packed with black-eyed, pinto & kidney beans.”

Cauliflower, Coconut and Lentil Dahl Snack Pot, £3

“Flavourful, fragrant and full of cauliflower, mixed lentils & spice.”

Edamame and Coriander cakes, £4.50

“With black quinoa, brown rice and baby corn.”

Itsu’s Veggie Gyoza Noodles


This Asian-inspired fast food joint (created by the same guy as Pret) has a similarly impressive animal-free lunch line-up, with 14 items currently on the menu. 

Sushi rolls

Veg and Seeds Dragon Roll, £4.09

“Avocado, green bean, carrot, ginger & kombu maki rolls with spicy sauce, teriyaki & soy toasted pumpkin & sunflower seeds.”

Veggie Club Rolls, £3.49

“Avocado, carrot, green bean & kombu maki rolls with spicy sauce.”

Avo Baby Rolls, £3.99

“Avocado, nori, sushi rice.”

Salad boxes

The Sushi Salad, £5.59

“Veggie maki, avocado baby maki, veggie gyoza dumplings with shichimi pepper, ‘no lettuce’ salad, red ginger.”

The Veggie Box, £4.39

“Veggie maki, avocado baby maki & veggie gyoza dumplings with shichimi pepper.”

Veggie Saucy Maki, £4.49

“Avocado, green beans, carrot, kombu, spicy sauce, sushi rice, nori, chives, teriyaki sauce, red ginger.”

Humble Warrior, £5.59

“Avocado, quinoa falafel & tender stem broccoli with petit pois, shredded leeks, red pepper, coriander, red ginger and ‘no lettuce’ salad on sushi rice with pumpkin, sunflower & sesame seeds. served with a pot of vegan green herb dressing.”

Hot food

Greens and Beans ‘Zero’ Noodles, £4.99

“Miso dressed silken tofu, zero noodles & tender stem broccoli with muki beans, red ginger, ‘no lettuce’ salad & soy toasted pumpkin seeds.”

Vegetable Dumplings ‘on a bed’, £4.59

“Veggie gyoza dumplings with shichimi pepper, sushi rice with seasoning.”

Thai Coconut Veggie Rice, £3.99

“Silken tofu, brown & red rice, seasonal greens, thai spiced coconut broth & pumpkin seeds.”

Quinoa Falafel and Veg Rice Bowl, £5.99

“Two delicious quinoa falafel, red & brown rice, sweetheart cabbage, kale, baby spinach & beansprouts, petit pois, shaved leek, red pepper, coriander & red ginger in a velvety red thai coconut sauce. topped with gochujang chilli and teriyaki.”

Veggie Gyoza Noodles, £5.99

“Veggie gyozas with udon noodles, sweetheart cabbage, kale, baby spinach and beansprouts in a fragrant red thai broth sprinkled with pumpkin & sunflower seeds.”


Detox Miso, £3.29

“Freshly prepared miso soup, veggie gyoza, crystal noodles, silken tofu, nutritious wakame, shaved leek.”

Miso Classic, £1.99

“Freshly prepared miso soup, silken tofu, nutritious wakame and shaved leek in our newly upgraded recipe.”

Tesco’s Carrot Pastrami-Spiced Wrap


Tesco hit the headlines at the start of January when it launched its new, all-vegan “Wicked Kitchen” range masterminded by American chef and self-proclaimed “plant pusher”, Derek Sarno. Here are some lunch highlights.


Carrot Pastrami-Spiced Wrap, £3

“Beetroot tortilla wrap power-packed with crisp, punchy carrot and a vibrant vegetable mix.”

Sweet Potato Pakora Wrap, £3

“Sweet potato pakora, fire-roasted red pepper, crispy carrot and creamy Sriracha vegan mayonnaise in a tortilla wrap.”

Spicy Frijoles Wrap, £3

“Spicy beans, slow-braised shredded Eryngii mushrooms, crunchy veg and fiery salsa.”


Rainbow Curry Bowl, £3.50

“Wicked colourful curried pulses with fiery sweet potato, onion bhajis, fragrant mango and a cool minty dressing. This one’s gluten-free.”

Moroccan-Inspired Bowl, £3.50

“Turmeric bulgur wheat salad, spiced beetroot, tangy pickled red cabbage and roasted red pepper hummus.”

Still hungry? Here are 8 vegan-friendly foods you thought were off limits, London’s best vegan roasts and Wagamama’s new vegan menu.

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