20 Vegan Appetizers for Game Day


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If you’re planning a party then I’ve got the best of the best game day snacks, holiday appetizers and easy finger foods for your big event. These 20 vegan appetizers are sure to please a crowd as well as cater to a variety of dietary needs your guests may have. Food is meant to be enjoyed, and vegan party food is no different!

I’ve divided my recipes into sweet and savory, depending on what you need. Be prepared to share these recipes with your guests; they are THAT good!

Vegan Party Food

Sharing good food with good friends is a passion of mine. There’s nothing quite like whipping up a recipe that I know others will enjoy. So rest assured the below vegan appetizers are part of my Thanksgiving spread, New Years snacks, Easter brunch, and Game Day snacks.

Savory Game Day Snacks

Crispy Tofu Nuggets

4.8 from 4 votes

These plant-based tofu nuggets are packed with protein and amazing crunch. The secret sauce is tearing pressed tofu to get craggily edges that help to make the crispiest nooks and crannies for your favorite dipping sauce to cling to. Try using your air fryer for an equally delicious nugget!

MAKE RECIPE

Homemade Hummus

5 from 13 votes

With this recipe on hand, you’ll never need store-bought hummus again! Along with iron-rich chickpeas, we’ve included loads of fresh, vibrant herbs to add extra vitamins, minerals to this herb hummus.

MAKE RECIPE

Avocado Caprese Salad

5 from 16 votes

Its pretty hard to top a juicy, garden fresh, still-warm-from-the-sun tomato, but this comes pretty close. Creamy avocado stands in for cheese in my Avocado Caprese Salad. We dont think youll miss it.

MAKE RECIPE

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

5 from 3 votes

This stuffed portobello mushroom recipe is easy enough for a delicious weeknight dinner and unique enough for your next dinner party. Mediterranean-inspired flavors pop in these beautiful mushroom caps.

MAKE RECIPE

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

4.9 from 9 votes

Ive never been a fan of chicken wingsyet I love the spicy-hot flavor! I was so excited when I got this plant-based recipe to work. Welcome to the world of Cauliflower Buffalo Wings!

MAKE RECIPE

Tamari Almonds

4.7 from 6 votes

Tamari, the deeper flavored cousin of soy sauce, goes splendidly with toasted almonds. Each handful will satisfy a craving for a salty, crunchy snack. One batch of tamari almonds is enough for the whole week, but feel free to make several batches to keep on hand for an easy, nourishing snack.

MAKE RECIPE

Fresh Vegan Potato Salad

5 from 7 votes

Step aside traditional potato salad! A new version is in town and it’s delightful. Try this vegan potato salad out on your next gathering and be ready to share the recipe!

MAKE RECIPE

Thai Lettuce Wraps

5 from 27 votes

When I became a vegetarian at 16 years old, one of the meals I missed the most was the chicken lettuce wraps from my fav Chinese restaurant. This thai lettuce wrap recipe is inspired by those, yet this dish adds a lot more nourishment and flavors to make me one happy vegetarian.

MAKE RECIPE

Vegetarian Noodle Salad

5 from 4 votes

This refreshing noodle salad is a great light lunch or yummy side for dinner. Take it to the beach and enjoy at sunset for the ultimate summer night.

MAKE RECIPE

Fresh Vegan Potato Salad

5 from 7 votes

Step aside traditional potato salad! A new version is in town and it’s delightful. Try this vegan potato salad out on your next gathering and be ready to share the recipe!

MAKE RECIPE

Sweet Plant-Based Snacks

Sweet Fried Plantains

5 from 2 votes

My move to Florida introduced me to a beautiful Latin American food culture. I instantly fell in love with the smells and flavors of Latin cuisine and especially with sweet fried plantains. They are super easy to make and SO enjoyable as a fun side dish or light dessert. Feel free to dress them up how you want and enjoy my Latin-inspired version.

MAKE RECIPE

Sweet Fried Plantains

Use as a topping in an ice cream bar or as a deliciously sweet treat. This sweet vegan appetizer is versatile and just plain good.

Zucchini Bread

I often toast up a slice of zucchini bread with almond butter for a snack, yet it also makes for fun party food.

Chocolate Covered Banana Bites

Make these in advance then put out about 1 hour before party time.

Healthy-ish Rice Krispie Treats

My healthy-ish version can be cut to the size you need to serve a crowd.

Caramel Dip

Finish off your fruit tray or sweet leaning charcuterie board with this delightful spread.

Lemon Meltaways

Vegan appetizers are boosted with these tart treats.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The secret to these vegan cookies are the flax eggs.

Pumpkin Chia Pudding

You can easily make a big batch of this pudding and serve it in small jam jars for a lovely presentation.

Peanut Butter Fudge

Find a silicone mold that’s festive for these incredibly wonderful, melt-in-your-mouth pieces of vegan fudge.

Fudgy Brownies

Brownies are a winner on any table. These are gluten and dairy free, and a great game day snack.

Chocolate Ginger Cookies

I often make ginger cookies around the holidays, and these are a crowd pleaser.

Anyone hungry yet? I’m def looking forward to the next time I can break out a few of these gems. Whether you need savory or sweet, warm or cold, I’ve got a vegan party food that can fit any scenario.

Vegan Appetizers FAQs

What snacks do vegans eat?

All kinds! Salad is NOT the answer when creating an animal-free dish. Buffalo cauliflower, hummus with veggies, cookies, cake and more can easily cater to a wide variety of eaters.

What is the most popular food for vegans?

Don’t feel limited when creating a vegan dish. Fruit and veggies, legumes, grains and pasta, tofu and more can grace your table easily.

How do you cater to a vegan guest?

‘Vegan’ food doesn’t have to be weird, difficult or hard to make! Check out this blog for vegan appetizers that have all been taste-approved by thousands of food lovers.

What is Vegan?

The term vegan applies to people who don’t eat food coming from or created by animals. Some vegans don’t buy or use animal products either. If you are making vegan food then the most common foods to avoid are eggs, honey, and dairy. I’ve got so many delicious plant based substitutes like flax eggs, vegan sour cream, dairy free parmesan, alternative sweeteners and more on the blog.

I am not a vegan, though I often eat plant recipes. If you need some more vegan appetizer inspiration, then follow Stephanie of VeganWhat, Jenné of SweetPotatoSoul, Megan of Detoxinista and Jasmine of SweetSimpleVegan for incredibly tasty plant-based recipes.

If you’re planning a party then I’ve got the best of the best game day snacks, holiday appetizers and easy finger foods for your big event. These 20 vegan appetizers are sure to please a crowd as well as cater to a variety of dietary needs your guests may have. Food is meant to be enjoyed, and vegan party food is no different!

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I’ve divided my recipes into sweet and savory, depending on what you need. Be prepared to share these recipes with your guests; they are THAT good!

Vegan Party Food

Sharing good food with good friends is a passion of mine. There’s nothing quite like whipping up a recipe that I know others will enjoy. So rest assured the below vegan appetizers are part of my Thanksgiving spread, New Years snacks, Easter brunch, and Game Day snacks.

Savory Game Day Snacks

Crispy Tofu Nuggets

4.8 from 4 votes

These plant-based tofu nuggets are packed with protein and amazing crunch. The secret sauce is tearing pressed tofu to get craggily edges that help to make the crispiest nooks and crannies for your favorite dipping sauce to cling to. Try using your air fryer for an equally delicious nugget!

MAKE RECIPE

Homemade Hummus

5 from 13 votes

With this recipe on hand, you’ll never need store-bought hummus again! Along with iron-rich chickpeas, we’ve included loads of fresh, vibrant herbs to add extra vitamins, minerals to this herb hummus.

MAKE RECIPE

Avocado Caprese Salad

5 from 16 votes

Its pretty hard to top a juicy, garden fresh, still-warm-from-the-sun tomato, but this comes pretty close. Creamy avocado stands in for cheese in my Avocado Caprese Salad. We dont think youll miss it.

MAKE RECIPE

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

5 from 3 votes

This stuffed portobello mushroom recipe is easy enough for a delicious weeknight dinner and unique enough for your next dinner party. Mediterranean-inspired flavors pop in these beautiful mushroom caps.

MAKE RECIPE

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

4.9 from 9 votes

Ive never been a fan of chicken wingsyet I love the spicy-hot flavor! I was so excited when I got this plant-based recipe to work. Welcome to the world of Cauliflower Buffalo Wings!

MAKE RECIPE

Tamari Almonds

4.7 from 6 votes

Tamari, the deeper flavored cousin of soy sauce, goes splendidly with toasted almonds. Each handful will satisfy a craving for a salty, crunchy snack. One batch of tamari almonds is enough for the whole week, but feel free to make several batches to keep on hand for an easy, nourishing snack.

MAKE RECIPE

Fresh Vegan Potato Salad

5 from 7 votes

Step aside traditional potato salad! A new version is in town and it’s delightful. Try this vegan potato salad out on your next gathering and be ready to share the recipe!

MAKE RECIPE

Thai Lettuce Wraps

5 from 27 votes

When I became a vegetarian at 16 years old, one of the meals I missed the most was the chicken lettuce wraps from my fav Chinese restaurant. This thai lettuce wrap recipe is inspired by those, yet this dish adds a lot more nourishment and flavors to make me one happy vegetarian.

MAKE RECIPE

Vegetarian Noodle Salad

5 from 4 votes

This refreshing noodle salad is a great light lunch or yummy side for dinner. Take it to the beach and enjoy at sunset for the ultimate summer night.

MAKE RECIPE

Fresh Vegan Potato Salad

5 from 7 votes

Step aside traditional potato salad! A new version is in town and it’s delightful. Try this vegan potato salad out on your next gathering and be ready to share the recipe!

MAKE RECIPE

Sweet Plant-Based Snacks

Sweet Fried Plantains

5 from 2 votes

My move to Florida introduced me to a beautiful Latin American food culture. I instantly fell in love with the smells and flavors of Latin cuisine and especially with sweet fried plantains. They are super easy to make and SO enjoyable as a fun side dish or light dessert. Feel free to dress them up how you want and enjoy my Latin-inspired version.

MAKE RECIPE

Sweet Fried Plantains

Use as a topping in an ice cream bar or as a deliciously sweet treat. This sweet vegan appetizer is versatile and just plain good.

Zucchini Bread

I often toast up a slice of zucchini bread with almond butter for a snack, yet it also makes for fun party food.

Chocolate Covered Banana Bites

Make these in advance then put out about 1 hour before party time.

Healthy-ish Rice Krispie Treats

My healthy-ish version can be cut to the size you need to serve a crowd.

Caramel Dip

Finish off your fruit tray or sweet leaning charcuterie board with this delightful spread.

Lemon Meltaways

Vegan appetizers are boosted with these tart treats.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The secret to these vegan cookies are the flax eggs.

Pumpkin Chia Pudding

You can easily make a big batch of this pudding and serve it in small jam jars for a lovely presentation.

Peanut Butter Fudge

Find a silicone mold that’s festive for these incredibly wonderful, melt-in-your-mouth pieces of vegan fudge.

Fudgy Brownies

Brownies are a winner on any table. These are gluten and dairy free, and a great game day snack.

Chocolate Ginger Cookies

I often make ginger cookies around the holidays, and these are a crowd pleaser.

Anyone hungry yet? I’m def looking forward to the next time I can break out a few of these gems. Whether you need savory or sweet, warm or cold, I’ve got a vegan party food that can fit any scenario.

Vegan Appetizers FAQs

What snacks do vegans eat?

All kinds! Salad is NOT the answer when creating an animal-free dish. Buffalo cauliflower, hummus with veggies, cookies, cake and more can easily cater to a wide variety of eaters.

What is the most popular food for vegans?

Don’t feel limited when creating a vegan dish. Fruit and veggies, legumes, grains and pasta, tofu and more can grace your table easily.

How do you cater to a vegan guest?

‘Vegan’ food doesn’t have to be weird, difficult or hard to make! Check out this blog for vegan appetizers that have all been taste-approved by thousands of food lovers.

What is Vegan?

The term vegan applies to people who don’t eat food coming from or created by animals. Some vegans don’t buy or use animal products either. If you are making vegan food then the most common foods to avoid are eggs, honey, and dairy. I’ve got so many delicious plant based substitutes like flax eggs, vegan sour cream, dairy free parmesan, alternative sweeteners and more on the blog.

I am not a vegan, though I often eat plant recipes. If you need some more vegan appetizer inspiration, then follow Stephanie of VeganWhat, Jenné of SweetPotatoSoul, Megan of Detoxinista and Jasmine of SweetSimpleVegan for incredibly tasty plant-based recipes.

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