Updated January 2023! 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 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 menu sandwiches that are dairy-free as is (just a handful) followed by the components to help you custom order. This will make it easy to select your sandwich of choice and modify it as needed. But be aware of the Heads Up notes to help clarify information.
Other Allergen & Dietary Notes: All items as listed below are also made without egg, gluten, nuts, peanuts, and soy, unless otherwise noted. Most of the following can be made without egg – simply substitute egg-free / vegan sauce. Some items might contain soy oil. Ike’s does not necessarily call out highly refined soybean oil as a top allergen, per the FDA. Ike’s is very friendly toward vegan guests. They offer the vegan meats shown below, vegan cheese, and vegan dirty sauce to make almost any veggie sandwich vegan-friendly.
- 145. Stifler’s Mom (contains eggs, gluten)
- 146. Jon PWS (contains eggs, gluten, soy)
- 166. Earth Angel (contains eggs, gluten, soy)
- 207. Disco! Disco! Disco! (contains eggs, gluten, soy)
- 212. The Aggie (contains eggs, gluten, soy)
- 231. Sunken Diamond (contains eggs, gluten, soy)
- 244. Zenobia (contains eggs, gluten, soy)
- 315. Bonnie-Jill (contains eggs, gluten, soy)
- 361. Vegansaurus (contains eggs, gluten)
- 969. Veggie Sally Chamber’s Club (contains eggs, gluten, soy)
Heads Up! Most other sandwiches at Ike’s can be custom ordered dairy-free with no cheese or by substituting vegan cheese. Use the component guide below to custom order your favorite sandwich on the menu. There are simply too many to list each option! For egg-free needs, substitute vegan-friendly sauces.
- Dutch Crunch (contains gluten)
- French (contains gluten)
- Gluten Free
- Sourdough (contains gluten)
- Wheat (contains gluten)
- Vegan Cheese
- Chicken Potstickers (contains gluten, egg, and soy)
- Fried Chicken (contains gluten and soy)
- Halal Chicken
- Roast Beef
- Salmon (contains soy)
Heads Up! The Chicken Fried Steak, Meatballs, Beef Salami, and Tuna at Ike’s contain milk.
- Vegan Chicken (contains gluten, soy)
- Vegan Fish (contains gluten, soy)
- Vegan Fried Chicken (contains gluten, soy)
- Vegan Meatballs (contains gluten, soy)
- Vegan Riblet (contains gluten, soy)
- Vegan Steak (contains gluten, soy)
- Vegan Turkey (contains gluten, soy)
- Vegetarian Burger (contains gluten, soy)
Heads Up! The Vegetarian Bacon at Ike’s is not dairy-free nor vegan.
- Artichoke Hearts
- Banana Peppers
- Coleslaw (may contain other allergens)
- Green Chiles
- French Fries
Heads Up! All other add-ons at Ike’s, including the Eggplant, Onion Rings, and Zucchini, are made with dairy.
- Dirty Sauce (contains egg)
- Vegan Dirty Sauce
- Almond Butter
- Asian Sesame
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Boardwalk Mustard (contains egg)
- Carne Asada Sauce
- Dijon Mustard
- Frank’s Buffalo Wing
- Godfather (contains egg)
- Green Chile Aioli (contains egg)
- Honey Mustard (contains egg)
- Horseradish (contains egg)
- Jalapeno Relish
- Mango Habanero
- Orange Glaze
- Southwest Pesto
- Steak Sauce
- Strawberry Preserves
- Vegan Dirty
- Wasabi Mayo
- Yellow BBQ
- Yellow Mustard
- Zesty Orange Glaze
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.
- Chicken Strips (contains gluten)
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, food sourcing, and restaurant protocols are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure 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.
Each location of a chain restaurant has different management and staff, and some might have different owners. This means differences in processes, ingredients used, menu options, and food sourcing can occur. Always verify the safety of your order for your needs at your current location.
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.
Easy to customize.
Lots of options. Easy to customize. Sandwich was delicious. Nice to not have to order the gluten free bread to get dairy free.
Was previously 5 stars, now 2 stars
My family and I always use to get the Steve Jobs at Ike’s, substituting vegan cheese instead of provolone and veggie chicken instead of eggplant. It was never a problem and we never incurred an upcharge. Until this past weekend…
Now Ike’s is charging for substitutions. The $10.99 Steve Jobs ended up being nearly $19 after charging extra for the veggie chicken and cheese.
I reached out to corporate for clarification since I’ve never been charged previously and they responded “We have always charged extra for these items at our locations (as these specific items are a higher cost).”
So if your location isn’t charging, heads-up that may be changing soon, which is a bummer.
Response from Go Dairy Free
This is problematic! I’ve visited Ike’s many times in the past, at different locations, and they never had an upcharge for dairy-free cheese. Their corporate is being a bit dishonest, which is disturbing. That’s an insane price for a sandwich! Thank you for sharing this information.
The best vegan sandwiches!!!
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!
wow, thanks ike
I wish every restaurant was like Ike's
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!).
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.
Do you know if they have a separate spot for cooking the vegan and vegetarian items?
I don’t know this Jen. They’re pretty helpful though, I wouldn’t hesitate to email them directly or ask in store.