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Vegetarian Reuben Sandwich

Vegetarian Reuben Sandwich

Vegetarian Reuben Sandwich

Is the vegetarian Reuben sandwich a real thing? Let’s face it, in America, we have a health problem. Too much processed food and not enough exercise plague our country. About 5% of America have chose the vegetarian lifestyle. A vegetarian diet is typically lower in saturated fats and cholesterol, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease and other health problems. Additionally, many vegetarian foods are high in fiber and other nutrients that can help promote overall health and wellness. So how do us Reuben sandwich lovers get a healthy Reuben option? We go vegetarian.

Vegetarian Food Choices

When it comes to food choices, vegetarians can sometimes feel like they are missing out on some of their favorite dishes, such as the classic Reuben sandwich. Traditionally made with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing, the Reuben sandwich is a beloved classic that has been a staple in delis and restaurants for decades. However, with a few substitutions, vegetarians can enjoy a delicious version of this classic sandwich without sacrificing flavor or texture and enjoy a vegetarian Reuben sandwich.

Replace the meat?

To make a vegetarian Reuben sandwich, the corned beef can be replaced with thinly sliced seitan or marinated and grilled portobello mushrooms. The sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing can all be used as-is, as they are already vegetarian-friendly. Alternatively, vegetarians can use vegan cheese and mayonnaise to make a completely plant-based version of the sandwich.

One great thing about the vegetarian Reuben sandwich is that it can be customized to suit a variety of tastes and dietary needs. For example, gluten-free bread can be used to make the sandwich gluten-free, and different types of cheese and dressings can be used to create different flavor profiles.

In addition to being delicious, vegetarian Reuben sandwiches are also a sustainable option. By using plant-based ingredients instead of meat, the environmental impact of the sandwich is reduced. Additionally, many of the ingredients used in the sandwich, such as sauerkraut and pickles, are fermented foods that are good for gut health and can help support the immune system.

Where can I find a Vegetarian Reuben Sandwich?

  1. Follow Your Heart Market and Cafe – Canoga Park, California – Review: “Love this restaurant. Whether a Vegan or not you will enjoy the food here. Much variety in the large menu. My personal favorite is a vegetarian Reuben sandwich. The ‘Pastrami’ is Vegan and made there. Excellent! There is a grocery with a great selection as well as a gift area..”
    Vegetarian Reuben Sandwich

    Follow Your Heart, Vegetarian Reuben sandwich – Molly K.

  2. Modern Love – Omaha, Nebraska – Review: “I can’t believe how delicious their vegetarian Reuben sandwich is! The seitan is tender and flavorful, and the sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing are just perfect. The bread is grilled to perfection, and the sandwich is a generous portion.”
    Vegetarian Reuben sandwich

    Modern Love, Corned Beet Reuben – Abby L.

  3. Bean Vegan Cuisine  – Charlotte, North Carolina – Review: “We ordered the buffalo tofu tenders as an appetizer with a side of ranch – delicious. My lunch date got a burger topped with chili and a side of tater tot casserole, and I ordered the Reuben with mac & cheese. The Reuben was phenomenal, and I had half leftover to bring home. If you’re vegan, this is a must-visit, and don’t forget dessert! :).”
    vegetarian reuben sandwich

    Bean Vegan Cuisine, Vegetarian Reuben Sandwich – Tania C.

  4. Plum Bistro – Seattle, Washington – Review: “Thankful I got to try this spot on my recent trip to Seattle. I had the vegetarian Reuben sandwich and the mac n yease appetizer. Reuben was pretty damn good. I’d eat it again once I try some of their other options too. The mac was insaaaaanely good. Seriously, my partner and I were blown away.”
    Vegetarian Reuben Sandwich

    Plum Bistro, Vegetarian Reuben sandwich

  5. Founding Farmers – , Penn Ave, Washington, D.C. – Review: “I got the mushroom Reuben which is a vegetarian option, and was beyond pleased. The eye bread was chewy and toasted, with perfectly melted Swiss cheese, tender savory mushrooms and a tangy sauerkraut. Both dishes were accompanied by their pecan crusted sweet potato which was reminiscent of a sweet potato casserole.”
    Vegetarian Mushroom Reuben Sandwich

    Mushroom Reuben from Founding Farmers – Rachael S.

More Reuben Vegetarian Options

There’s so many vegetarian Reuben options out there. One recipe I really enjoyed was the Jackfruit Reuben Nourish Bowl from Cadry’s Kitchen. She has a ton of great vegetarian recipes on her site and an amazing Instagram. If you’ve had a great vegetarian Reuben sandwich lately and it’s not on this list, send a note to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the list. Happy Reuben adventures!