Birthdays, engagements, promotions, anniversaries, graduations…there are so many fantastic reasons to celebrate! Of course, one of the most crucial components of any memorable party is the food table, which should be stacked with delectable dishes to keep your party guests happy and full! Luckily, party food lends itself well to the vegan lifestyle, as many classic celebratory plates can be made plant-based with just a few small ingredient tweaks.
To help you throw the get-together of the year, here are our top tips for preparing delicious plant-based snacks and three mouth-watering vegan party food ideas to suit every occasion! Keep on reading to find out all the tips on these vegan party food ideas!
Top Tips for Cooking Vegan Party Food
Hosting a party should be fun, but it can also be overwhelming. After all, you want everyone to have a fantastic time! With our simple tips and tasty vegan party food ideas, you can trust that everyone will.
- When cooking party food, try to choose dishes that can be eaten with your hands! Your guests will most likely be walking around and striking up conversations, so they may not want to sit down to eat with cutlery.
- To create an inclusive party spread, try to accommodate as many dietary requirements as possible. Plant-based food is often easy to make gluten-free and nut-free, so consider adding a couple of options for people with gluten and nut allergies. Don’t forget to label each dish!
- Instead of cooking 20 extravagant dishes, why not choose five or six and fill the rest of your food table with bread, salad, and crisps? You don’t want to end up with lots of leftovers that can’t be frozen!
Now that you’ve read through our top tips, it’s time to get cooking! Here are three mouth-watering vegan party food ideas for the ultimate party snack table. These are sure to go down a treat with your guests.
Three Tasty Vegan Party Food Ideas
Here are three delicious and amazing vegan party food ideas that you should definitely check out!
Vegan Party Food Idea #1: Dairy-Free Cheese Fondue
Cheese fondue is a party classic – and vegans, you’ll be pleased to know that you don’t need to go without! Of course, while dairy cheese isn’t an option, there are many creative ways to imitate the taste and consistency of melted cheese without using a drop of milk. With cheese fondue, your guests can simply dip in when they’re hungry without fixing a huge plate of food.
There are two relatively easy ways to make your own vegan cheese fondue, which are:
- Melt blocks of plant-based cheese alternative until smooth, and stir in a scoop or two of dairy-free cream;
- Soak and blend cashew nuts with nutritional yeast, a splash of plant milk, and lashings of salt and pepper.
Once you have your cheesy sauce, the next step is to prepare a selection of dipping items. Some of our favorites include croutons, sliced peppers, carrots, roasted potatoes, and grapes. Don’t forget to give your guests skewers!
On the topic of vegan fondue, why not offer your guests a delightfully sweet surprise by preparing a dairy-free chocolate fondue? Melt dairy-free chocolate with a dash of vegetable oil and serve alongside strawberries, banana, and mango!
Vegan Party Food Idea #2: Loaded Fries
Is there anything better than a generous serving of loaded fries? Vegan loaded fries, of course! This is another hassle-free party food idea that can be made plant-based very easily and is sure to be a firm favorite amongst your guests.
To make your loaded fries, simply slice potatoes (sweet potatoes pack an extra punch!) and roast or fry them with oil and spices. They should be crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Next, whip up a variety of well-seasoned toppings and load away! Your guests will love scooping up a portion of fries and tantalizing toppings with tortilla chips or lettuce leaves.
You can be as creative as you like with your toppings, but we guarantee these will be highly popular:
- Pulled jackfruit in tangy BBQ sauce;
- Dairy-free sour cream with chives;
- Kidney bean chilli with fresh avocado;
- Black beans with avocado and lime.
Perfectly crisp fries covered in a mountain of appetizing toppings truly are a standout vegan party food idea, and with so many creative options available, you don’t need to be a whizz in the kitchen to impress your guests.
Last Vegan Party Food: Plant-Based Pizza
Ah, pizza – what would we do without it? Not only is it a party guest favorite, but making plant-based pizza is very straightforward. It can also be eaten hot or cold – and without plates and cutlery – making it the ultimate food to serve at a party.
Making your own pizza base requires bread flour, yeast and olive oil, but you can also buy pre-made bases that are ready to be topped and cooked to perfection. You can be as creative as you like with pizza toppings, but some vegan favourites include:
- Caramelised red onion
- Black olives
- Baked tofu
- Pine nuts
- Fresh basil
If you’re throwing an intimate party with just a few select guests, you may even offer pizza making as a form of entertainment!
Do You Have Any Vegan Party Food Ideas to Share?
Preparing wholesome food for friends and family is an expression of love for many people, so catering a party with delicious vegan dishes can be very heartwarming. We hope you enjoy whipping up these three tasty vegan party food ideas, but we’d also love to know if you have any other recipes to share. What are your go-to party dishes?
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