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40 vegan wedding menu ideas

From walnut wellington to cardamom chocolate truffles, catering for dietary requirements has never been easier

Bridie Wilkins

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

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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

Beetroot carpaccio

Lentil mushroom walnut balls

Sweetcorn and courgette fritters with cashew dip

Mini stuffed potatoes with guacamole

Aubergine, pomegranate and pearl barley salad

SEE: How to create a vegan royal wedding cake like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's

 

Mains 

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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. 

Cauliflower picatta

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

 

Desserts 

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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

Raspberry macaroons

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

SEE: Celebrity wedding menus

 

Cheese 

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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

Truffle cheese

Oregano cheese

Cracked black pepper cheese

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See more vegan food inspiration from Rhiannon Lambert @rhitrition

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