Located in Tustin, California, Ike’s Love and Sandwiches has a section of their menu dedicated to vegetarian and vegan options.
Their décor is cute and simple, like any other sandwich place, and it is busy. Online orders as well as in-person take out orders are always being placed, so you know the food is good.
I ordered the Pee Wee as a vegetarian sandwich, which has vegan turkey, French dressing, homemade purple slaw, and swiss cheese. All sandwiches come on Ike’s World – Famous Dutch bread and dirty sauce, lettuce, and tomato.
I love sandwiches with coleslaw, and Ike’s coleslaw adds the perfect accent to the sandwich. The sauce compliments the ingredients, and the cheese adds character to the sandwich.
The vegan turkey is not too chewy and is cut very nice and thin. It’s much better than other “meats” that I have tried in the past – especially the texture.
Ike’s has sides, such as beer-battered onion rings, beer-battered zucchini, stuffed jalapeno poppers, and mozzarella sticks. Since the sandwich is quite filling and tasty I haven’t had a chance to try the sides. Perhaps on another trip to Ike’s, I’ll order sides.
Overall the ingredients blend perfectly to create a delicious sandwich, and I look forward to trying the other vegan/vegetarian sandwiches on their menu.
There’s a plethora of restaurants in Tustin, and I’m glad I decided to try Ike’s sandwiches. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan you won’t be disappointed!