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!
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.
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’m not a vegan– I follow a plant-based diet. I’ve found this lifestyle the most freeing way to eat and fuel my passions.
I’ve got a wide variety of vegan appetizers to help you wow your party guests. Hot dishes, cold dishes- you name it, I’ve got it!
Crispy Tofu Nuggets
4.8 from 5 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!
Kick back and dig into this sweet n' savory plant based sweet potato nachos. Gorgeous fresh chips baked to perfection and topped with a rainbow of toppings, you'll never order nachos again! These are really pretty easy to make and so worth it for the warm flavors.
It’s 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 don’t think you’ll miss it.
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.
Don't sleep on this savory snack option. Ranch Cauliflower Popcorn is crispy, seasoned to perfection, and as easy to eat as a bowl of, well, popcorn! It's seriously delicious and the perfect snack for any time of day.
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.
If you’re looking for vegan appetizers of the sweet variety, then I’ve got you covered! Check out these delicious recipes:
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.
Hope you’re sitting down because this healthy caramel apple dip is going to blow your mind! Made with all-natural, plant-based ingredients and ZERO added sugar (no corn syrup!), this sauce is rawkin’. Use as a spread, dip, topping, sauce, filling, or just eat it by the spoonful.
These are simply THE BEST vegan chocolate chip cookies around! We’ve given them another upgrade by adding in toasted coconut (you can buy it or make it) and toasted almonds for extra flavor and crunch. Use your favorite dark chocolate chips and bake up a batch or two. They make great gifts and store well in the freezer for when a craving hits.
You'll definitely wanna include this vegan peanut butter fudge into your holiday menu this year. This decadent recipe is easy to make and provides a beautifully rich treat. Plus, it's only 4 ingredients!
Thick, fudgy brownies that also happen to be vegan and gluten-free. (No one will be able to tell!) Loaded with delicious chocolate flavor and a great texture, this Fudgy Gluten-Free Brownie Recipe really hit the spot.
These soft ginger cookies are also naturally gluten free. The flavor of warm ginger shines through thanks to both dried ground ginger and freshly grated ginger. The second best part might just be the pockets of dark chocolate in each bite. These are sure to become a favorite!
I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.
First time I’m being social on Super Bowl day!! These have come in handy with the preparations. Can’t wait to tell them the wings are cauliflower ones!!
Wait until you see their faces, Isabel! So glad these yummy foods will join in your fun this year. 🙂
The Peanut Butter Fudge are def on my party list!! They are so good!! I am excited to try the hummus since there’s variety in what you can pair with it. What veggies or snacks would be best?
I love eating fresh veggies with hummus – carrots, cucumbers, celery, bell pepper slices, cauliflower. It’s one of my snack staples!
Mmm. I need to try that Peanut Butter Fudge, though.
Awesome plan for the game Kelly! We’d recommend fresh cut veggies like carrots, cukes, celery, bell pepper for pairing with your hummus. Pita bread wedges or crackers are yummy too!
Yum, yum and yum! I’m a big fan of the homemade hummus and rice Krispy treats. But I’ve heard so many good things about the Cauliflower Wings I can’t wait to try them! Not sure I can wait for game day… LOL
Hahaha Don’t wait! Go for it with the Cauliflower Wings and let us know what you think!
I really like how many ideas you gave for this. I could see using this blog post for family movie night, world series and any other big event where I like to have a variety of foods. I think I’ll be making the wings and tofu nuggets this year.
Great idea Dani! Thanks for the inspo of other places to rawk these recipes!
Thanks for the great list! Definitely making the banana bites and cauliflower buffalo wings for game day.
Yum! Can we come to your house for the big game, Erin?! 🙂
Have you tried the buffalo wings yet? They’re INCREDIBLE!!!!!
So glad you love them Kaitlyn! Def a ‘game-changer’. 😉