Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


First, there was PB&J day (with delicious Pan-Fried PB&J Sandwiches!), and now we have arrived at National Grilled Cheese Day. Yes, it is sandwich week, and there is absolutely no reason why dairy-free and vegan consumers should be left out of the celebration. I know, I know, it is cheese. But we have some perfectly awesome recipes for enjoying a vegan grilled cheese sans dairy.

The Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich by Spork Foods – I had the pleasure of sampling this amazing tomato and pesto vegan grilled cheese sandwich at a special event – delish!

Go Veggie Caprese Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Aurora Borealis Grilled Cheese by Gwendolyn Mathers – This dessert-worthy vegan grilled cheese recipe won 3rd place in the Professional category of the 10th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. The delicious layers include Daiya mozzarella, Tofutti cream cheese, candied brandied peaches, maple buttery spread, and a berry reduction on sourdough.

Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches! Pictured: Award Winning Aurora Borealis Recipe

Grilled Cheese Wafflewich Sliders by Kristina at Spabettie – These mini towers of flavorful goodness are made with homemade, dairy-free, egg-free, savory zucchini waffles. Genius!

Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches! Pictured: Grilled Cheese Wafflewich Sliders

Homemade Dairy-Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Go Dairy Free – This is my personal favorite “from scratch” dairy-free grilled cheese recipe (no cheese alternative required!).

Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Go Dairy Free

Want more? Here are some other enticing vegan grilled cheese recipes:

To lazy to cook? These great eateries offer vegan grilled cheese sandwiches on the menu:

Know of others? Leave a comment with your favorite vegan grilled cheese recipes or restaurants who serve them!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, 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, my name is Jess.
    I have been reading your blog for a while, but I don’t know if I have ever left a comment before.
    I have been dairy-free for about 4 years, and one of the things I have missed most is macaroni and cheese. I used the grilled cheez sammiches recipe above the other day for a grilled cheez sammich, and it was delicious, and today I just made the same cheez and put it on my noodles. Almost brought me back to having mac and cheese when I was little.
    Thanks for the links!

  2. I rarely have grilled cheese sandwiches–but I have to say, that Aurora Borealis one above could change all that for me! They ALL sound great. 🙂

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