Asparagus and Hummus

Vegan wedding food – tasty dishes your guests will love

Whether you're vegan yourselves or want to cater for plant-based diets, here are our favourite vegan dishes that won't disappoint.

If you’re having a big family wedding with lots of guests to feed, chances are that you’ll have a few vegans, if not vegetarians or those who don’t eat pork or shellfish. Or you and your fiancé may be vegan yourselves. So offering plant-based options works for everyone (and even your carnivorous guests might want to tuck in).

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Gone are the days of non-meat eaters having to make do with a solitary giant mushroom or a plate of vegetables with the meat taken out. There are so many delicious options – and hiring a caterer that specialises in vegan food will ensure that these guests are not an afterthought. Otherwise, you can always look to Pinterest which has lots of vegan wedding food inspiration, which you can then request from your caterers (or try whipping up yourself!).

From cute canapés to hearty main dishes and moreish desserts, below is our pick of the best plant-based wedding fare.

Vegan Canapés

West African Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

West African Black Eyed Pea Fritters
West African Black Eyed Pea Fritters / Instagram: @upohar_llc

This mouthwatering crunchy snack is best served with hot sauce for a spicy kick.

Vegan Mac n’ Cheese Bites

Vegan Mac n Cheese Bites
Vegan Mac n Cheese Bites / Instagram: @lazyboykitchen

What’s better than a delicious plate of filling vegan mac n’ cheese? How about coating them in breadcrumbs and deep frying them?

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Blistered Shishito Peppers / Instagram: @
Blistered Shishito Peppers / Instagram: @chrisschard

Delicious sprinkled with chunky sea salt and lemon zest, drizzled with oil – these will be hoovered up like hot cakes.

Spicy Green Cashew Dip

Spicy Green Cashew Dip
Spicy Green Cashew Dip / Instagram: @goodcleanfoodclub

Made using blended cashews and lime juice instead of cream, this tasty, moreish snack is great to serve with kettle chips.

Vegan Rainbow Spring Rolls

Vegan Spring Rolls / Instagram: @biancazapatka
Vegan Spring Rolls / Instagram: @biancazapatka

Easy to pick up and dip, everyone loves a vegetable spring roll – especially if it involves dairy-free rice paper and a soy, sesame and ginger dipping sauce.

Pea & Mint Dip

Pea and Mint Dip / Instagram: @seasonswildandfree
Pea and Mint Dip / Instagram: @seasonswildandfree

For those aren’t fans of too much spice, this makes for a tasty alternative (gorgeously green, it’ll look great on the ‘gram too!).

Vegan Appetizers

Non-Dairy Pesto Pasta

Non-Dairy Pesto Pasta / Instagram: @littleghoulvegan
Non-Dairy Pesto Pasta / Instagram: @littleghoulvegan

Did you know in Italy, pasta is traditionally served as a starter? Whetting your appetite with some perfectly al-dente penne, topped with spiky green pesto (hold the parmesan!) is a surefire winner.

Vegetable Dumplings

Vegan Dumplings / Instagram: @schoolnightvegan
Vegan Dumplings / Instagram: @schoolnightvegan

This one is stuffed with shitake mushrooms with pickled mustard greens to bring that ‘umami’ (savoury) flavour.

White Bean Hummus Topped With Grilled Asparagus

Asparagus and Hummus
White Bean Hummus and Asparagus / Instagram: @kokogreen06

Seasonal asparagus are ideal for spring weddings, griddled with a slight ‘meatiness’ they complement the mellow flavour of the hummus.

Garlic Mushrooms on Sourdough Toast

Garlic Mushrooms on Sourdough Toast

Mushrooms soak up all manner of flavours and make a tasty snack when done right.

Vegan Main Dishes

Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Curry

Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Curry / Instagram @hawleycrescentculinary
Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Curry / Instagram @hawleycrescentculinary

Hungry guests will practically fall into this filling curry, with peanut butter to keep people energised till the early hours.

Cauliflower Steak with Parsley Sauce

Cauliflower steak for a vegan wedding
Cauliflower Steak with Parsley Sauce / Instagram: @_veghead_

Cauliflower has a meatiness to it, which makes it a great steak substitute. Well-seasoned and crunchy on the outside, you can’t go wrong.

Sun-Dried Tomato Tarts with New Potatoes and Courgetti Spaghetti

Sun-Dried Tomato Tarts / Instagram: @numinums_cafe
Sun-Dried Tomato Tarts / Instagram: @numinums_cafe

This is a delicate summer wedding dish is brightly coloured, filling and oh-so-tasty.

Vegan Desserts

Egg-Free Meringue and Peach Slices

Vegan Meringue and Peach Slices
Vegan Meringue and Peach Slices / Instagram: @vegan_guernsey_girl

There’s your standard fruit salad and then there’s this multi-coloured, peachy sugary delight!

Vegan Cupcakes

Guests will love these vegan cupcakes
Vegan Cupcakes / Instagram: @wildflower_wedding_favours

If you’re only catering for a few vegan guests, having these cute flags in the non-dairy cupcakes means there’s no confusion as to which ones are theirs.

Rhubarb, Poached Pear and Coconut

Rhubarb, Poached Pear and Coconut / Instagram: @the_cheshire_dining_experience
Rhubarb, Poached Pear and Coconut / Instagram: @the_cheshire_dining_experience

Poached pears always go down a treat, whether for vegans, veggies or otherwise. And the coconut sauce and rhubarb accompanies it perfectly.

Vegan Evening Buffet

Loaded Nachos with Avocado and Non-Dairy Cheese

Loaded Vegan Nachos / Instagram: @forksoverknives
Loaded Vegan Nachos / Instagram: @forksoverknives

Fans of Mexican food – whether vegan or not – will all be fighting over this tray of deliciousness, made up of spicy black beans, baked crumbled tofu and crushed walnuts, vegan cheese and avocado.

Vegan Pizza

Vegan Pizza
Vegan Pizza / Instagram: @purezza

When it comes to fuelling up from the evening buffet, pizza is that easy-to-grab snack that everyone loves. And with so many great plant-based versions, you can keep everyone happy!

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Bowl food is another great vegan option (especially the risotto and sweet potato curry). Read about why it’s ‘the’ wedding food trend of the moment.