Everyone, let’s have a party! Send the message telling everyone to come over, get the playlists ready, let’s head out to get the supplies. Lots and lots of snacks: Doritos, cheese-filled Ritz, beef jerky and some bacon strips, what else am I forgetting? One big thing, none of that is for vegans.
When thinking of a party the vast majority of the people would not ever have vegan food options on the snack menu, unless of course, they are vegans themselves. If they are, they would not have to do any hard thinking about it either since there are already numerous options of vegan foods that are ideal for a party, find out which are the bests.
The Green Pea Hummus reigns on Downstairs at the Esquire Tavern’s menu – a very popular dish among tourists and locals alike. Your vegan readers will also enjoy this unique recipe for parties and can easily make it at home by incorporating fresh sweet green peas, now in season.
San-J’s Tamari soy sauces are 100% soybeans and no wheat content, certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization and verified Non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project. Their quality Asian-inspired products, allows you to feel good about adding a little extra kick to your next meal.
Pineapple Jalapeño Guacamole is a tropical spin on this favorite appetizer dip. Great for summer gatherings, cookouts and gatherings! Serve this vegan and gluten-free snack with corn chips, crackers or veggies.
#4 Apple nachos
Apple nachos is a great party snack that you can make as a sweet shared dessert. Slice the apples up thinly, place them on a plate and top with your desired toppings! Peanut butter and chocolate is a great option that everyone loves – just make sure you use vegan chocolate!
This is a great snack if you’re looking for a savory, cheesy flavor that’s dairy-free. The cheese flavor comes from nutritional yeast, which is a rich source of B vitamins including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, B6, and B12. Vitamin B12 is a nutrient to watch if you’re vegan, and this dish can help you meet your needs. Look for a brand that is fortified which offers the most nutrition. Nutritional yeast also contains protein, about 2g per tablespoon. This recipe also offers an easy and delicious way to get in some extra greens.
My/Mo Mochi Cashew Cream Frozen Dessert is a carefully crafted vegan treat made with a scoop of premium dairy-free cashew cream, wrapped in delectably soft rice dough. These vegan and dairy-free snacks are available in 4 different flavors at only 100 calories per serving: Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate, and Salted Caramel.
HIPPEAS are delicious chickpea puffs that are organic, Non-GMO, gluten free as well as vegan and baked (not fried). They have 4 grams of protein (plant power) and only 130 calories per 1 oz. serving. The snacks come in delicious flavors such as Vegan White Cheddar, Bohemian Barbecue and Sriracha Sunrise. The company also just launched two new far-out flavors:
- Nacho Vibes is super ‘cheezy’ and chickpea crunchy. The puffs are organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, baked (not fried) and delicious! There are 4 grams of plant-protein, 3 grams of fiber, and only 130 calories per 1oz. serving!
- Himalayan Happiness is a sea salt sprinkled puff that delivers a dose of happiness, Himalayan style. The puffs are organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, baked and super tasty solo or enjoyed with your favorite dip! There are 4 grams of plant-protein, 3 grams of fiber, and only 130 calories per 1oz. serving!
Cece’s is your personal sous chef, prepping 100% organic spiralized noodles and riced veggies that go from pan to table in 8 minutes or less. With Cece’s it’s now easy to add fresh veggies to every meal or swap in veggies for pasta and rice for a fraction of the carbs and calories. Cece’s veggies are responsibly sourced, USDA certified organic and Non-GMO Project verified as well as gluten free, vegan and paleo friendly with no added preservatives, sugars or salts. Cece’s offers spiralized sweet potatoes, zucchini, butternut squash and beets. The company also sells Veggiccine™ (fettuccini style noodles) in butternut squash and zucchini as well as riced cauliflower and broccoli.
Cece’s recently launched Butternut Shells & Cheese! A remake of the classic mac and cheese made with pasta, Cece’s butternut version is gluten-free and offers fresh, 100% organic butternut squash cut into elbow-style shells, perfect for cradling the organic cheese that accompanies the squash shells. Cece’s will offer both a dairy-based cheddar cheese sauce and a vegan cheddar cheez option, both prepped and ready to heat-and-eat with no additional ingredients required. The vegan Shells & Cheez sauce is the first organic vegan “cheese” sauce for pasta on the market.
FROM THE GROUND UP is a line of cauliflower-based crackers and pretzels that are made from real veggies! The snacks come in familiar formats and are a fun and tasty way to get in those veggies – and a secret-weapon when trying to sneak in some nutrition at snack time! The snacks are Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten Free Certified and made with plant-based, vegan ingredients. FROM THE GROUND UP Crackers come in flavors like Sea Salt and Cheddar; and the Pretzels come in Sticks and Twists shapes.
The entire brand officially launched launched less than a year ago! FROM THE GROUND UP is expanding the cracker line with the launch of cauliflower-based Star shaped crackers in Cheddar, Pizza and Sea Salt flavors. The brand is also launching cauliflower-based Stalks, which are light and airy puff-like tubes, in Cheddar and Sea Salt flavors. The brands cauliflower-based, Grain Free Tortilla Chips in Sea Salt, Nacho and Lime flavors are also about to be launched.
Another vegetable taking root this year from the brand is Butternut Squash, with the launch of butternut squash-based Pretzels in both sticks and twists shapes.
Roasted Red Pepper Dip: full of vibrant, bold, smoky flavor, this Roasted Red Pepper dip is a huge crowd pleaser! It is also packed with protein, healthy fats and micronutrients. A perfect dip for chips and crudite.
Who doesn’t love to snack on popcorn? Especially at a party! This popcorn gets its cheezy flavor from nutritional yeast which also provides lots of B vitamins. The garlic and herb adds an addictive savory flavor to this party snack.
#12 Kombucha floats
Adding a homemade vegan ice cream to kombucha is such a fun and delicious way to quench your thirst! Plus the flavor combos are endless. I really like using . a Blueberry komucha with a cinnamon ice cream to make a Blueberry Pie flavored Kombucha float. Delish!
The kit includes tender corn, salsa verde and chili powder with fresh cilantro and pumpkin seeds make this Southwestern-inspired cauliflower rice. Chili Cilantro Cauliflower Rice is perfect for stuffing lettuce cups; just add guacamole, radishes, and pico de gallo.
The go-to vegan party dip I see most often is hummus. As much as I love hummus, it’s nice to offer your guests something a little different. This delicious White Bean Dip is similar to a refried bean style dip, but a little lighter and perfect for parties. Top with a pinch of smoked paprika or cayenne pepper to give it an extra kick, and serve with pita chips for a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
#15 Onion Pakoras
Pakora is a snack which is consumed by the people of India and Pakistan and it is very popular among them. As the name states, they have onions in them along with some other spices like garlic, green pepper, etc. They are usually spicy and consumed with any chili sauce.
These Everything but the Bagel Chickpea Toppers are perfect for any vegan party because chickpeas are full of protein and the seasoning is a crowd pleaser. These chickpea toppers can accompany any party dish, adding a boost of protein and crunch to any salad, hummus dip, guacamole, or savory trail mix!
This vegan Chocolate Pudding is full of rich chocolate flavor but is made with a secret ingredient – avocado! When cooking for a crowd, it’s always best to follow a quick and easy and this chocolate avocado pudding is ready in only 5 minutes.
Baked Jalapeno Poppers are easy to make and loved by so many! They also present well, especially when served with ranch dressing for dipping.
Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip is another easy recipe. It’s a dairy-free dip that everyone can enjoy regardless of dairy intolerance. Serve this delicious dip hot or cold with crackers, chips, or even chopped veggies.
Vegan Cheesy Pull Apart Bread is made with only a few ingredients and takes just a few minutes of your time! That makes it a perfect party food, but it’s also so tasty thanks to garlic butter spread between pieces of sourdhough bread. It’s a great finger food perfect to get your guests mingling!
Giusto Sapore’s Vegetable Rainbow Vegan Pasta is a gourmet treat that’s both festive and delicious! Made in Italy, these colorful pasta leaves are dye-free, packaged by hand, and imported just in time for your special soiree. Their coarse texture make them easy to dress up for any occasion, theme, or palette! Let their colors be the life of the party by simply coating them in olive oil and butter, or make a bold entrance with heavier sauces and seasonings.
Be the vegan-friendly hostess with the mostest all year round by serving a light pasta salad for summertime bashes or a hearty casserole for cozier gatherings. These also make the perfect addition to vegan soups, frittatas, and stir fries. Your vegan guests will be charmed by the taste and thoughtfulness of these endless options!
Vietnamese Summer Rolls are bright, refreshing, and easy for guests to grab. They have a knockout rich, sweet and sour peanut sauce that will be the hit of the party. To make these the best they can be, get as many ingredients as you can in the roll without tearing the rice paper. These can stick together, so be sure to layer paper towels between the layers during transport.
Salted Caramel Cheesecake is a showstopper dessert that will have people questioning how it can be vegan. The perfect balance of salt, fat, acid and richness, this is the perfect vegan dinner party serve. If y you’re bringing the cake to the party, invest in a cake carrier or head to a local bakery and grab a box. If you don’t have those options, keep the cake in the springform pan and cover in a paper sack. When you get to the party, place in the refrigerator until about 10-15 minutes before you serve.
#24 Spinach Bean Dip
We’ve served it to omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike, all to rave reviews. It’s naturally vegan, meaning that there are no meat or dairy substitutions of any kind in this recipe. There are also loads of possible variations with other colorful vegetables, so you can change it up each time you serve it to your guests and they’ll never get tired of it!
#25 Hummus Cups
By making your own tortilla cups, you can fill them up with any type of hummus you desire and top with fresh veggies or parsley. You can add chili flakes or powder for a spicier touch, or top with vegan cheese for a creamier option. Whatever spin you put on these hummus cups, your vegan guests won’t soon forget them and will keep coming back for more!
An excellent idea is eggplant cream. It goes well with toast bread, crackers, even as a dip for something else. It’s 100% vegan, delicious and so easy to make.