A classic New Orleans’ Po’ Boy sandwich consists of meat (often seafood), a variety of condiments, mayonnaise, and hot sauce. Luckily, there are many innovative sandwich creators out there that have developed amazing plant-based versions of this popular recipe. Here are 8 Po’ Boy sandwiches that will satisfy any palate!
1. Oyster Mushroom Po’ Boy
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A Po’ Boy is a traditional Louisiana sandwich. It’s made by putting meat on a baguette and then adding different toppings and sauce. This vegan Po’ Boy is sure to hit the spot for even the most critical of eaters. It’s full of flavor and complimentary textures. Tender, meaty oyster mushrooms make the perfect meat substitution in this classic dish. Then it’s got a delicious vegan thousand island sauce, crisp romaine lettuce, dill pickles, and tomatoes. This Oyster Mushroom Po’ Boy by Lauren Toyota is perfect for lunch, dinner, or a comforting midnight meal!
2. Po’ Boy in a Homemade Pita
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Enjoy this amazing vegan Po’ Boy in a Homemade Pita by True Foods Blog. It’s real comfort food. Give yourself some time to cook, because it is quite some work if you do everything from scratch – but worth it.
3. Air Fryer French Fry Po’ Boy
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New Orleans is known for its delicious food, but did you know that it’s also the home of the French Fry Po’ Boy? Traditionally, French fries are sandwiched inside of a baguette and smothered with roast beef gravy. In this vegan version, we season and bake the fries to get a crispy crust. We also make a mushroom gravy that adds extra umami to your new favorite sandwich. You’ll never miss the meat, and we promise you won’t go hungry! This Air Fryer French Fry Po’ Boy recipe and many more can be found in Kathy Hester’s “Vegan Cooking In Your Air Fryer.” Available on Amazon!
4. Roast Beef Po’ Boy
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5. Grilled Buffalo Tofu Po’ Boy with Apple Slaw
These days, you can find almost anything served with buffalo sauce – which is a mixture of butter and hot sauce. The traditional Buffalo Sandwich is breaded, deep-fried, and smothered in the fatty condiment. This sandwich has grilled, marinated tofu and creamy slaw. The cabbage and apples in the slaw add crunch, the vegan mayo adds creaminess, and the vinegar gives it some needed acidity. This is a simple and easy-to-make, no-fuss vegan po’ boy with all delicious buffalo flavors. This Grilled Buffalo Tofu Po’ Boy with Apple Slaw by Zsu Dever might be your new go-to lunch!
6. Fried ‘Tuna’ Po’ Boy
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What can you do with vegan tuna? You can make a classic tuna salad sandwich or you can take a walk on the wild side and make this monstrous vegan Fried ‘Tuna’ Po’boy by Gabrielle St. Claire. Sandwiched between two slices of baguette with a spicy remoulade sauce, creamy avocado, and crisp lettuce, these tuna balls are crunchy, spicy, and they taste amazing. The combination of fried tuna, jalapeños, spicy vegan mayonnaise, and mountains of avocado will completely blow you away.
7. Crispy Cauliflower Po’ Boy Sandwich With Remoulade Sauce
The classic Po’ Boy, a Louisiana/New Orleans favorite complete with fried shrimp, French baguette, and mayonnaise-based remoulade sauce is swapped with cauliflower fritters and a creamy cashew remoulade sauce. This Crispy Cauliflower Po’ Boy Sandwich With Remoulade Sauce by Larice Feuerstein is unbelievable!
8. Baked Mushroom Po’ Boys
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A delicious summertime sandwich with crunchy, well-seasoned mushrooms and a tangy, creamy sauce. This reinvented Louisiana classic swaps out the oysters for White Button mushrooms that emulate the texture of the original recipe. The mushrooms are baked instead of fried and these Baked Mushroom Po’ Boys by Annessia Maillet & Beth DeCarlo are loaded with creamy remoulade sauce spread on toasty, buttery hoagie rolls and served with crunchy lettuce.
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