Whether you are a vegetarian or just looking to eat a little less meat, veggie sandwich options are plentiful at all of your favorite spots in Pittsburgh. From conventional subs to more creative options, there is no shortage of veggie sandwiches to taste test. Here are some of the tastiest options available around the city for veggie lovers. Take a friend and enjoy a flavor filled lunch or early dinner packed with the goodness of tasty grilled and fresh veggies.
300 McHolme Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Although Burgatory is known for quality beef burgers, the restaurant offers a variety of options including chicken, crab and veggie. Be sure to try Phat Patti’s Veggie Burger which features a burger of ground cremini mushrooms, lentils, cashews, and cracked wheat topped with smoked gouda, baby arugula, tomato, and guacamole. You can also create your own special favorite using the veggie patty and a variety of toppings from Burgatory’s extensive options list. If you are looking for more veggie options, try the deep fried portabella mushrooms, but make sure you have plenty of friends to share the large order with.
2339 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
In spite of it’s service station theme, Doublewide Grill offers a nice selection of vegetarian and vegan options on the menu. If you are in the mood for Greek, try the veggyro. This gyro style wrap features vegan seitan style “meat” sliced thin and topped with lettuce tomato and onion. The tzatziki sauce brings out the great flavor of the veggies and adds great texture to the dish. Enjoy it with a nice fresh salad, some fries or soup to make a perfect light meal.
12 Smithfield St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
If you find yourself with a little extra time for lunch, be sure to try Peppi’s Subs. The shop can be very busy at lunchtime, but the sandwiches are sure to keep you satisfied all afternoon. Try the grilled portabella sandwich with the mushrooms, roasted peppers, grilled onions, and provolone cheese. Another great option is the “Shadyside” filled with grilled mushrooms, sweet peppers and onions topped with provolone cheese and banana pepper rings.
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Thin Man Sandwich Shop
50 21st St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
If you are looking for a veggie sandwich in the Strip District, Thin Man Sandwich Shop has several options to choose from. Try the roasted beets and rutabaga which adds rosemary and sea salt almonds and manchego cheese for delightful flavor. For a Mediterranean flair, enjoy butternut squash tagine with parsnips, currants, couscous and yogurt sauce stuffed into a pita. Venture to yet another part of the world with the Asian marinated mushroom sandwich topped with bok choy, crispy rice noodles, and nori.
Uncle Sam’s Sandwich Bar
210 Oakland Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
If you are craving veggies in Oakland, Uncle Sam’s Sandwich Bar is the place to stop for a meal. The menu offers a great selection of veggie sandwiches for any flavor profile you could want. Try the Mediterranean with zucchini, tomatoes, onions and olives. The vegetarian combo sub features sautéed mushrooms, sweet peppers and onions topped with cheese. If you are looking for classic Italian flavor, the Roma vegetable sub will make you happy with broccoli, green beans, mushrooms, zucchini, and sweet peppers topped with chunky tomato sauce and Italian cheeses.
Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.