There’s no question that the vegan trend is on the rise; with more than 3.5million Brits now identifying as such, there’s no sign of it slowing down anytime soon. As more of us turn to a fully plant-based diet, there has also been a rise in vegan celebratory foods at parties and even prospective couples tailoring their weddings to fit their ethical beliefs.
The thought of a vegan catered wedding might conjure up images of raw crudités and vegetable cous-cous, but in fact that idea couldn’t be more wrong, with vegan dishes spanning a huge variety of cuisines and subject to lots of innovation! If you’re looking for vegan wedding catering to keep even the grumpiest carnivore happy on your big day, we’ve pulled together some creative and delicious dish ideas below for inspo!
Vegan tacos can be just as dirty and delish as their meaty cousins - they’re the perfect late night wedding snack after an evening of drinking and dancing. The Taco Guy is king of the vegan taco - his Crispy Cajun Cauliwings being a particular Feast It favourite: imagine tender cauliflower florets coated in a delightfully moreish cajun batter and crisp Himalayan salted panko breadcrumbs fried until golden brown - delish. You'll melt for The Taco Guy's service with a smile just as much as that cheese (vegan friendly too may we add!) will be melting on your tacos. Their delicious tacos are designed to satisfy both vegans and non-vegans in mind, with fresh food full of flavour. There's a reason PrettyLittleThing booked these guys up for their event for a bangin' taco time!
Barbequed vegetables can be injected with packs of flavour, making them a substantial standalone dish. Outdoor barbeques are always popular at summer weddings, with the theatre of outdoor cooking exciting guests. Mediterranean veg such as peppers, aubergines and courgettes are barbeque favourites. The Flavour Trailer’s playful take on a smoked aubergine dish, ‘the purple emoji’, is bang on trend in the foodie scene this year - take a look at their menu HERE.
Big, bold, sharing dishes are increasingly popular at weddings. The relaxed nature of everyone diving in is a great ice-breaker and many people are opting for it instead of the formal 3-course tasting menu. Pizza is the ideal sharing food, and many sourdough pizza bases such as those served by Ped’s Pizza, are in-fact suitable for vegans.
Cute, individual desserts make a memorable ending to a meal for wedding guests. Crumble is a classic rustic pudding, but it can be posh, and it can be vegan. Humble Crumble take the old school dessert and give it a grown-up makeover, with vegan toppings available made using sunflower oil as an alternative to butter. A hybrid of a cocktail and a dessert, flavours include ‘Gin Up’ using Rhubarb Gin and ‘Fizzicle’, made with apples, strawberries and prosecco. Humble Crumble also uses plant-based compostable food packaging that decomposes within 8 weeks, making them a sustainable option too.
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If you want to browse all of our vegan suppliers to see how they can make your big day achieve plant-based perfection, take a look HERE.