Natalie Portman, Ellie Goulding, Anne Hathaway and Miley Cyrus all opted for vegan wedding menus. Along with research showing that there are over 600,000 vegans in the UK, it’s hardly surprising that many are choosing animal-friendly food for their big day. The Green House Hotel in Bournemouth has even launched the UK's very first vegan wedding package complete with à la carte food menu, drinks and cake. So whether you’re vegan and planning your own nuptials, or need to cater to guests with dietary requirements, we’ve called upon nutritionist and author Rhiannon Lambert for 40 vegan wedding menu ideas that won’t compromise on taste.
Starters and appetisers
Colourful foods will offer a variety of nutrients
If you're looking for finger food to tide guests over between the ceremony and speeches, go for neat bites such as falafel or fritters. For starters, choose between more casual entrées such as stuffed potatoes, or more formal options such as beetroot carpaccio.
Chickpea falafel with beetroot dip
Sweet potato bruschetta
Vegetable rice paper rolls with peanut sauce
Tempeh and kale gyoza
Cauliflower buffalo bites
Lentil mushroom walnut balls
Sweetcorn and courgette fritters with cashew dip
Mini stuffed potatoes with guacamole
Aubergine, pomegranate and pearl barley salad
Serve dishes with your choice of herbs
Make sure you cover all bases with the mains by offering a soy-free, nut-free and gluten-free choice. These ingredients are all more prevalent in vegan dishes since they are good meat replacements.
Saffron vegetable risotto
Tofu steaks with coriander cream
Seitan and mushroom bourguignon
Beetroot, walnut and lentil wellington
Porcini mushroom ravioli
Miso aubergine on a bed of sticky rice
Cranberry and quinoa stuffed butternut squash
Vegan cashew moussaka
Blackened tempeh with kale and avocado
Butternut squash, sage and cashew loaf
Make fruit the base of your crumble
Though the wedding cake will certainly steal the show, most wedding meals will offer a dessert, and there are plenty of vegan options to choose from. Decide between pastries or fruit-based dishes, and whether you want to serve as individual portions or on a platter for guests to help themselves.
Apple and fig crumble with vegan custard or ice cream
Pistachio creme brulee
Key lime pie with ginger coconut cream
Vanilla bean pavlova
Blueberry and raspberry compote with coconut rice pudding
Peanut butter chocolate brownies
Sticky toffee pudding with vanilla bean ice cream
Baked banana with coconut sorbet
Chocolate and blood orange tart with caramel and hazelnuts
Pistachio and orange peel stuffed dates
Cardamom chocolate truffles
Offer your vegan cheese with figs, grapes and strawberries
There's no wedding without cheese, and vegans definitely don't need to go without. Nut bases make a tasty alternative, and can be adapted for all types: hard, soft, sauces or crumbles.
Macadamia nut brie
Cashew dill cheese
Herb and nut-crusted cheese log
Sweet chilli almond and cashew cheese
Cracked black pepper cheese
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See more vegan food inspiration from Rhiannon Lambert @rhitrition.
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