Ike’s Shops are All About Love & Sandwiches for Special Diets


Updated in 2021! This is the sandwich shop of special diet dreams. When it comes to gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, there are options for everything at Ike’s Love & Sandwiches. And the best part is, there’s no upcharge for special diet requests! Yes, that vegan cheese swap is free, and it melts incredibly in their oven toasting machine. You can order your sandwich cold, but why?

Ike's Love & Sandwiches

Ike’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Vegan & Allergen Options

Because Ike’s offers a ridiculous amount of sandwich combinations, which vary by location and can all be modified, we’re listing the components below instead. This will make it easy to select your sandwich of choice and modify it as needed. All of the Ike’s dairy-free items listed below are vegan, except for the meats, honey sauces, and sauces that contain egg, as noted. These dairy-free menu items are also gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free, and soy-free, unless otherwise noted.


  • Dutch Crunch (contains gluten)
  • French (contains gluten)
  • Gluten Free
  • Sourdough (contains gluten)
  • Wheat (contains gluten)


  • Vegan Cheese


  • Bacon
  • Chicken Potstickers (contains gluten, egg, and soy)
  • Fried Chicken (contains gluten and soy)
  • Halal Chicken
  • Ham
  • Pastrami
  • Roast Beef
  • Salmon (contains soy)
  • Steak
  • Turkey

Heads Up! The Chicken Fried Steak, Meatballs, Beef Salami, and Tuna at Ike’s contain milk.

Vegetarian Meats (all contain gluten and soy)

  • Vegan Chicken
  • Vegan Fish
  • Vegan Fried Chicken
  • Vegan Meatballs
  • Vegan Riblet
  • Vegan Steak
  • Vegan Turkey
  • Vegetarian Burger

Heads Up! The Vegetarian Bacon at Ike’s is not dairy-free nor vegan.


  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Avocado
  • Banana Peppers
  • Coleslaw
  • Cucumber
  • Green Chiles
  • Jalepenos
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Pickles
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes

Other Add-Ons

  • French Fries

Heads Up! All other add-ons at Ike’s, including the Eggplant, Onion Rings, and Zucchini, are made with dairy.


  • Almond Butter
  • Asian Sesame
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • BBQ
  • Boardwalk Mustard (contains egg)
  • Carne Asada Sauce
  • Cranberry
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Dirty (contains egg; order Vegan Dirty for egg-free)
  • Frank’s Buffalo Wing
  • French
  • Godfather (contains egg)
  • Green Chile Aioli (contains egg)
  • Habanero
  • Honey
  • Honey Mustard (contains egg)
  • Horseradish (contains egg)
  • Hummus
  • Italian
  • Jalapeno Relish
  • Mango Habanero
  • Marinara
  • Orange Glaze
  • Southwest Pesto
  • Sriracha
  • Steak Sauce
  • Strawberry Preserves
  • Teriyaki
  • Vegan Dirty
  • Wasabi Mayo
  • Yellow BBQ
  • Yellow Mustard

Heads Up! Their Southwest Pesto is made without milk, but all other Pestos at Ike’s contain milk, including the Green, Red, and Red Pepper Pestos.

Kids Menu

  • Chicken Strips

Dairy-Free Dipping Sauces: BBQ, Dirty Sauce (contains egg), Honey Mustard (contains egg), Vegan Dirty Sauce

This Post is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation. This post is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as advice.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

Ike's Love & Sandwiches Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Allergen Options

Where to Find Ike’s Love & Sandwiches

Ike’s has over 50 locations throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. See their website below for addresses, hours, and online ordering.

Website: www.ikessandwich.com

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The best vegan sandwiches!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
October 8, 2021

My favorite is the Pilgrim Sandwich made vegan. It has so much flavor and is delicious! They add Daiya cheese if you request it for no extra charge, love that! And all of their flavor combinations are unique and create a party in your mouth! My go to for sandwiches!

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Alejandra Toledo

very good

Rated 5 out of 5
September 8, 2021

wow, thanks ike

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I wish every restaurant was like Ike's

Rated 5 out of 5
March 21, 2021

Their sandwiches are a savory, gooey indulgence, and I love that they don’t charge extra for vegan cheese! They are a little pricey, but quite big, so my husband and I often split one, like the Matt Cain (our favorite!).

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Hi. I just placed an order for the Go Sharks as a vegan order through Uber Eats for the Dublin, CA location. They called me to advise that the wheat bread is not vegan. The vegan options that they gave me were French, sourdough, and Dutch crunch.

    • That’s interesting. I’ve been to three different locations and all said that all of their bread choices were vegan. I’ve put in an inquiry to Ike’s central. Just waiting on a response.

    • I just confirmed with Ike’s that all of their breads are dairy-free. I did ask for confirmation on if they are vegan, too, and am waiting to hear back.

    • I think I see where the confusion was! All of there breads are dairy-free. They are all vegan too, except the wheat bread contains honey. So if you keep strictly vegan (no honey) then the wheat bread might not be suitable.