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Rudy’s Rubenz

Rudy's Vegan Diner
  • Serves: 1
  • Preparation: 5
  • Cooking: 10
  • Ready: 15

The iconic Reuben Sandwich gets a plant-based makeover by Rudy’s Vegan Diner!


  • 3 vegan pastrami slices (e.g. Rudy’s Pastrami Slices) – you can add more pastrami slices if you wish, the bigger the better!
  • 2 slices sourdough rye bread
  • 1 vegan cheese slice
  • some vegan mayonnaise/thousand island dressing – Rudy’s uses a secret Rubenz sauce!
  • a few pickles
  • some caramelised onions
  • some sauerkraut


Slice the bread into even, medium slices.

Lightly toast the bread (in a toaster or a pan).

Spread equal amounts of the sauce on each of the slices.

Separate the layers of pastrami, lightly oil a non-stick frying pan and warm up the slices evenly (about 1-2 minutes each side) then place on one slice of bread.

Reheat the caramelised onions, move into a pile and place a slice of the cheese on to melt. Carefully transfer the onions and cheese on top of the pastrami slices.

Top with pickles and sauerkraut, followed by the second slice of bread. Chow down!

Additonal notes

Recipe courtesy of Rudy’s Vegan Diner

Serving up American comfort foods, vegan style, at Camden Market since 2018, Rudy’s now has a vegan ‘butcher’s’ shop and new diner in Islington and a ‘butcher’ concession in Selfridges Food Hall. Selling plant-based products from Baycon to Black Puddin’, pastrami to burger patties, you can now buy everything you need (including DIY kits) to make some of their classic diner dishes, including The Ultimate Burger, Mac’n’Cheez and their signature Rubenz sandwich!

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