Vegan Options at Ike’s Love and Sandwiches (Updated 2023)

Ike's Love and Sandwiches Vegan Options

Known for messy sandwiches, dirty sauce and their famous sandwich names, Ike’s also brings plenty of vegan options to their menu. In fact, PETA had given their vegan meatballs an award for, “the best vegan meatballs in America.” 

When visiting Ike’s, they have over 800 sandwiches (not all vegan of course), so to keep it simple, we chose to add the sandwiches they have listed on their website.

If you find a different sandwich that can be made vegan and you love it, let us know and we’ll add it to the list here. 

Vegan Options at Ike’s 

All Sandwiches are served hot with dirty sauce, lettuce and tomato.

-> Specify Vegan on all sandwich orders to ensure Vegan Cheese and Vegan Dirty Sauce is used.

The pesto on #61 and red pesto on #265 are NOT vegan. Both contain dairy.

Sandwich options may vary by location.


  • 61. Sometimes I’m Vegetarian. Order Vegan … comes with marinated artichoke hearts, mushrooms, pesto, provolone, dirty sauce, lettuce and tomato. 
  • 70. Meatless Mike. Order Vegan … comes with vegan meatballs, marinara, cheese, dirty sauce, lettuce and tomato  
  • 162. Maya Angelou. Order Vegan … comes with vegan steak, yellow bbq sauce, cheddar, dirty sauce, lettuce and tomato. 
  • 219. Pilgrim. Order Vegan … comes with vegan turkey, cranberry, sriracha, cheddar, dirty sauce, lettuce and tomato.
  • 235. The Time Traveler’s Wife. Order Vegan … comes with vegan fried chicken, zesty orange glaze, provolone, dirty sauce, lettuce and tomato. 
  • 246. James & The Giant Peach. Order Vegan … comes with vegan fried chicken, yellow bbq sauce, cheddar, dirty sauce, lettuce and tomato.
  • 265. Reading Rainbow. Order Vegan … comes with red pesto, avocado, cheddar, dirty sauce, lettuce and tomato
  • 291. Pee Wee. Order Vegan … comes with vegan turkey, purple slaw, French dressing, swiss, dirty sauce, lettuce and tomato.
  • 301. Handsome Owl. Order Vegan … comes with vegan chicken, teriyaki, wasabi mayo, swiss, dirty sauce, lettuce and tomato. 
  • 414. Litacanrana. (Created by professional wrestler, Amy Dumas, known as Lita). Order Vegan … comes with vegan chicken, teriyaki sauce, wasabi mayo, mushrooms and cheese. 
  • 892. Pirates or Pilates? Order Vegan … comes with vegan chicken, mushrooms, zesty orange glaze and cheese.

Name Your Veggie Sandwich

…aka, create your own sandwich using the ingredients listed below.


  • Dutch Crunch Bread
  • French Bread
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Wheat Bread
  • Gluten-Free Bread

Vegan Meat

  • Vegan Turkey
  • Vegan Chicken
  • Vegan Meatballs
  • Vegan Steak


  • Vegan Cheese


  • Banana Peppers
  • Jalapenos
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms (cost extra)
  • Pickles
  • Red Onion
  • Tomato
  • Avocado (cost extra)


  • Vegan Dirty Sauce
  • Yellow BBQ Sauce (yellow mustard + bbq sauce)
  • Mustard
  • Teriyaki 
  • Habanero
  • Marinara
  • Orange Glaze
  • Sriracha
  • Italian
  • Wasabi Mayo
  • French Dressing
  • Cranberry Sauce

Zapps Chips

  • Regular, Sea Salt
  • Voodoo
  • Voodoo Heat
  • Jalapeno
  • Mesquite BBQ
  • Sweet Creole Onion

Ike’s Vegan FAQ

Are Zapp’s Salt & Vinegar Chips Vegan?

No. Zapp’s Salt & Vinegar Chips contain dairy/milk.  

Does Ike’s Wheat Bread contain honey?

According to their current ingredients list, no Ike’s Wheat Bread does not contain honey. “Wheat Flour Enriched (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, malted barley flour), Water, Sugar, Contains 2% or less of: Ascorbic Acid, Calcium Propionate, Can.” 

Is Ike’s Wasabi Mayo Vegan?

Yes! According to their nutritional guide, their Wasabi Mayo is made with Veganaise. 

Is Ike’s Sandwiches Purple Slaw Vegan?

According to Ike’s nutritional guide, the Purple Slaw is made by combining cabbage with their Vegan Dirty Sauce, seasonings & spices. 

Is the Pesto at Ike’s Love & Sandwiches Vegan?

Technically Ike’s offers two different pesto’s; a pesto and red pesto. Neither are vegan. Both contain dairy.

If you are ordering one of the vegan-friendly sandwiches that has one of the pesto’s, order yours vegan. They will SUB the Dirty Sauce with Vegan Dirty Sauce and SUB cow cheese with vegan cheese. They SHOULD also remove the pesto. You could verify that they do when ordering. 

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More Links and Info

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