Vegan Wedding Recipes – Canapes To Cakes

These vegan wedding recipes will be welcomed and enjoyed by carnivores and vegans alike!

By Lora O’Brien

Wedding season is upon us.

And whether you’re a caterer, you’re getting hitched this year or just planning ahead, you’ll know that what you serve to your guests is a big deal.

Sure, the flower delivery has been made. The dress has been picked. The venue has been selected. But if you’re vegan, you’ll be wanting to stick to your ethics and keep the food cruelty-free. But of course, you’ll want all guests to be suitably ‘wowed’, too. So no wonder elegant vegan wedding recipes are more in demand now than ever!

According to wedding trend predictions for this year, smaller, more intimate ‘do’s are going to be much more popular than huge, formal sit-down dinners.

What that means is that instead of having a huge catering company dictate what you’ll be eating on the big day, instead, you can present a more bijou caterer with a list of recipes you’d like to serve.

That being said, not all brides follow trends, right? So whether you want an elegant, sit-down meal or just one big buffet, I’ve found some of the most perfect vegan wedding recipes to make your reception meal a very memorable – and tasty – one.

30 Vegan Wedding Recipe Ideas

Vegan Wedding Starters

1. Vegan Mac & Cheese Bites

Mac and cheese is real comfort food and it may not be the first thing to spring to mind when you think of a wedding, but I guarantee these gooey vegan canapes will be in high demand. Simply put a cocktail stick into them and serve on a tray for guests to grab easily.

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Wedding Recipes

2. Mushroom Bruschetta Toast Bites

They sound simple, but this is one of those vegan wedding recipes that’s packed with bite-sized flavour! The garlicky crostini is topped with a mixture of caramelised scallions and savoury mushrooms glazed with balsamic vinegar. Hand these out before dinner is served, and your guests will be snapping at your heels for more.

Get the recipe here.

vegan wedding foods

3. Sweet Potato Avocado Bites

These vegan sweet potato and avocado bites are the perfect crowd-pleasing appetizer for any wedding! The sweet potato slices are tossed in olive oil, cumin and paprika before being roasted until they’re nice and tender. They’re then topped with creamy avocado and lime, and garnished with tomato and radish sprouts. Vibrant, zesty and elegant!

Get the recipe here.

vegan wedding foods

4. Savoury Cheese Log

Whether you’re looking for a starter dish or a buffet option for your wedding, a cheese log is one of the best vegan wedding recipes to offer. Serve this pistachio crusted vegan cheese in slices with crackers, or present it as a centrepiece with an assortment of crusty bread, crudites and grapes on each table after dinner.

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Wedding Recipes

5. Kickass Vegan Sausage Rolls

I’ve yet to go to a celebration where a vegan sausage roll hasn’t been a huge hit. Sure, fancy food is lovely – but finger food is the best! These delicious vegan tofu sausage rolls are encased in golden flaky puff pastry. Serve alongside some dipping sauce on trays or at a buffet table.

Get the recipe here.

15. Tofish & Chips Fish and chips has become something of a hipster staple at events, and this vegan version is no exception. It uses tofu in place of the fish, and thanks to the nori, it even has that fishy flavour, too. Serve it up in newspaper with chunky chips, lemon wedges and mushy peas for an 'artisanal' vegan meal. Get the recipe here.

6. Cornmeal Blinis with Vegan Caviar

Would it even be an event without fancy vegan wedding recipes like these? Cornmeal blinis are topped with vegan caviar made from black quinoa seasoned with soy and dulce to give it that salty, fishy flavour. It pairs perfectly with the tangy tofu scallion cream.

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Wedding Recipes

7. Vegan Crispy Chick’n Caesar Salad

I’ve been to many weddings where the starter has been a Caesar salad. Unfortunately, thanks to the cream, egg and anchovies, it’s far from ideal for vegans. Well, now everyone’s a winner thanks to this crispy chick’n salad. It’s all plant-based and cruelty-free, and even better than the real deal!

Get the recipe here.

8. Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Pinwheels

Pinwheels are a real crowd pleaser and are SO easy to make! These flavorful sun-dried tomato and basil pinwheels take just 15 minutes to make and use only 8 ingredients. These are especially great to serve if you have children coming to your wedding, as they’re fuss-free and easy for little hands to grab.

Get the recipe here.

9. Deviled Egg Potato Bites

This might be one of the least expected – but most loved – vegan wedding recipes! These vegan deviled egg canapes are simple to make, and are perfect for any wedding. Surprisingly, they have the same texture and flavour as the ‘real’ deal.

Get the recipe here.

vegan devilled eggs

10. The Ultimate Gazpacho Cups

Got a summer wedding coming up? Keep soup on the menu but ditch it in favour of a gazpacho. The chilled soup is super refreshing and will be a welcome course for hot, thirsty guests.

Get the recipe here.

vegan gazpacho

11. ‘Mozzarella’ Dippers

Cheesy, melty, stringy vegan mozzarella sticks coated in crispy breadcrumbs. Need I say more? Garnish these with a sriracha mayonnaise drizzle and fresh herbs and they’ll go down a real treat.

Get the recipe here.

12. The Best Vegan Jalapeño Poppers

Add a little spice to your wedding buffet! These jalapeño peppers have a real bite to them, and can easily be served as finger food or served at a sit-down meal as a starter. They’re even covered in a creamy sundried tomato aioli, yum!

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Jalapeño Poppers

13. Mini Tacos

Tacos are life, but they’re also really messy! So why not make them adorably cute and conveniently bite-sized? They may be small, but boy are they mighty! They’ve got everything you need from a taco: vegan ‘beef’ made from lentils, salsa and vegan cheese. Think of these as little fiestas for your tastebuds.

Get the recipe here.

vegan canapes

14. ‘Chorizo’ Seitan Hot Dogs

Another popular trend for weddings is to hire a food truck – but they can cost a small fortune! If you want the food truck vibe, why not serve up recipes like these seitan hot dogs yourself? You could even set up a toppings station where people can grab a hot dog and top them with whatever they want, from crispy onions to vegan cheese and garlic aioli.

Get the recipe here.

'Chorizo' Seitan Hot Dogs

15. Tofu Banh Mi Mini Sliders

Sometimes, whatever the occasion, you just need a damn good burger! While burgers may not be chic enough for some to serve up, these gourmet sliders are another of my fave vegan wedding recipes. They’re totally adorable, and transform the popular fast food into something a little more wedding friendly.

Get the recipe here.

Tofu Banh Mi Mini Sliders

Vegan Wedding Mains

16. Cashew Zucchini GF Lasagne

The hardest part of finding great vegan wedding recipes? Deciding on a main course. Here’s something that will cater to most diets (except nut free, that is!). This lasagne is delicious, gluten free, and looks gorgeously tempting as a main dish.

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Wedding Recipes

17. Tofish & Chips

Fish and chips has become something of a hipster staple at big events, and this vegan version is no exception. It uses tofu in place of the fish, and thanks to the nori, it even has that fishy flavour, too. Serve it up in newspaper with chunky chips, lemon wedges and mushy peas for an ‘artisanal’ vegan meal.

Get the recipe here.

vegan fish & chips

18. Tofu Steaks w/ Coriander Cream

Still think tofu is just bland, white blocks? Ha, think again! Serve your guests these tofu steaks and watch as they steal the show. This recipe serves them with rice, but you could also provide a bed of quinoa for a more elegant menu, or with a summer salad for a lighter meal.

Get the recipe here.

vegan wedding recipes

19. Vegan Chicken Dinner

Forget the fancy, pretentious dishes: a popular meal for many at a wedding is a roast dinner. Who’d have thought? This vegan roast has carved tofu ‘chicken’ slices served with dauphinoise potatoes, topped with a creamy mushroom sauce.

Get the recipe here.

 Vegan Wedding Recipes

20. Seitan Steaks with Mashed Potato

If you’re looking for vegan wedding recipes that are great as a main course, then this hearty seitan steak is the perfect option. The seitan steaks are juicy and chewy and doused in a flavoursome shallot gravy and is best served with a side of mashed potato and sauteed veggies.

Get the recipe here.

seitan steak recipe

Vegan Wedding Desserts

21. Vegan Tiramisu

Yes, of course vegan wedding recipes have to include desserts. And these can be served whether you’re planning a sit-down meal or a buffet. If you’re going for the latter, simply make these in shot glasses and serve on a tray for guests to grab easily.

From the Kahlua and coffee soaked sponge to the vanilla and coffee mascarpone filling, no one will ever guess that this indulgent dessert is vegan – it’s that good!

Get the recipe here.

vegan wedding recipes

22. Lavender Lemon Vegan Macarons

Macarons are one of my favourite vegan wedding recipes. The slightly crisp outside combined with the burst of flavour from the silky filling is just so elegant! Stack them and serve them at a buffet, or bring them out as the dessert if you’re having a sit-down meal. You could even give them to your guests as wedding favours!

Tip: Why not have them food-dyed to match your floral or wedding jewellery colour scheme?

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Wedding Recipes

23. Mini No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

Vegan wedding recipes don’t get more gorgeous than this! Turn the popular sweet treat into these elegant bite-sized desserts perfect for any event. These are super creamy and chocolate perfection, but you could opt for a different flavour if you wanted. White chocolate and raspberry is equally delicious!

Get the recipe here.

vegan wedding recipes

24. Easy Raw Vegan Cake Pops

I’d recommend serving a gorgeous cake like those below, but also having cake pops available after the cake cutting event. They’re a real crowd pleaser! Serve them on sticks so that your guests can grab them without getting chocolate cake all over their outfits. Wanna kick things up a notch? Why not make a cake decorating corner where guests can choose what toppings to go on their cake pop? Kids AND adults will love it.

Get the recipe here.

Vegan cake pops

25. Simple Vanilla Wedding Cake

Vegan wedding recipes must include the cake! Your wedding cake should please you, and your guests, too. Some are fans of chocolate, some are allergic to strawberries or nuts…but everyone loves vanilla! This vegan wedding cake is simple to make and easy to decorate. And of course, it’s guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser!

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Wedding Recipes

26. Wedding Cake With Donuts

Ok, so this isn’t one of our vegan wedding recipes per se, but it’s a great idea! You can buy a commercial wedding cake, and then add a bunch of glazed donuts for your guests to grab, below it. Easier to serve, cheaper than buying a huge wedding cake to serve dozens of people, and I mean, who doesn’t love a donut?

wedding donuts

Image above: Main image: Elderberry lemon vegan wedding cake. Get the recipe here.

Lora O'Brien

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