When you're having a party and have vegan guests to look after, you may think you'll need to arrange two separate buffets. However, vegan food isn't all green leaves and bland tofu, and there are plenty of vegan finger food options that both vegans and meat-eaters will enjoy. Catering companies are now well-versed in preparing and serving vegan options, so buffets are no longer limited to chicken salad sandwiches and sausage rolls.
Your chosen catering company will be able to offer suggestions on the types of vegan finger foods that would be suited to your party, but it's a good idea to think of a few options you'd be happy with in case the caterer's suggestions aren't quite what you were looking for. If you're not sure where to start, consider these 3 vegan finger foods that will be enjoyed by all your guests.
Beetroot And Sweet Potato Falafels
If traditional chickpea falafels can seem a little bitter or dry to you, consider a fresh twist on an old classic. Beetroot and sweet potato falafels are seasoned with garlic and coriander and the beetroot gives them a vibrant colour that's perfect for a party spread. The sweet potato makes these falafels slightly sweet, and when baked, they are golden brown on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Buffalo cauliflower bites are the vegan version of buffalo chicken wings. The thick buffalo sauce, which has the consistency of batter, is made with hot sauce, flour, garlic, paprika and dairy-free milk, and it's used to coat cauliflower florets before they are baked in a hot oven. The finished product is crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside and can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Spicy Stuffed Mushrooms
Spicy stuffed mushrooms tick all the essential boxes for perfect finger foods. They are packed with flavour, can be eaten in a single bite and are fun to eat. They are made by stuffing button mushrooms with a mixture of rice, red chilli peppers, chopped coriander and diced sweet peppers. Once stuffed, the mushrooms are baked until the rice mixture develops a satisfyingly crunchy crust. Serve these mushrooms straight from the oven with an optional hot chutney or chilli sauce for dipping.
These are just a few examples of vegan finger foods that are easy to prepare and will appeal to both vegans and omnivores alike. When discussing the vegan options with your caterer, let them know what flavours or cuisines you want to be represented in your buffet selection and they will work with you to create a buffet table that your guests won't soon forget. Reach out to a catering company in your area to learn more.