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One of the best parts of any wedding is unarguably the delicious cuisine carefully hand-picked by the couple before their big day. When choosing your food selection, there are usually many options but maybe not if you are planning on serving vegan-friendly food at the reception. Eating vegan has indeed become more prevalent in recent years, making it slightly harder for couples to please all guests at their wedding, so it may be smart to be prepared for vegan guests by having some options for them as well. For whatever reason you may want to have vegan options at your wedding, whether for guests or for yourself, here are a few gourmet dishes and appetizers that will please all your guests, vegan or not!

The Cake

Photo courtesy of Half Baked Co.

One edible item that may be the most important of the night is your wedding cake. Today many bakeries offer vegan-friendly options, so make sure to call different bakeries to ask for their vegan selections. These vegan cake options can be presented at a tasting just like any other cake so that you can be sure it is up to par for the big night. If you are having your wedding in Athens, be sure to contact different bakeries in and around Athens to discuss vegan options with them. 

Hors d’Oeuvres

Hors d’Oeuvres are extremely important at weddings, especially if you are not serving your guests a full dinner. These small bites should be unique enough to have the guests raving, while also providing a wide variety of foods and flavors to please every individual guest. This is the perfect time to show off interesting vegan options so guests can try a small taste and be wowed by meat-free, dairy-free treats such as the ones listed below. These delicious and unique hors d’oeuvres will keep you and your guests happy and satisfied for enough energy to dance the night away!  

Rosemary Infused Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms

Photo and Recipe Courtesy of Hello Giggles

These small bites are healthy, vegan, and gluten-free! How can you go wrong? These delicious bites include mushrooms, wild rice, rosemary, a fabulous array of spices and are so simple and tasty.

Vegan Spinach Puffs

Photo and Recipe Courtesy of Connoisseurus Veg 

These are like little bites of heaven with the perfect mix of flaky perfection and savory spinach, sure to please every guest!  With a crispy outside, and savory, soft inside, how can you not be hungry while looking at these?!

Sweet Potato Avocado Bites

Photo and Recipe Courtesy of Blissful Basil via Pure Wow

These sweet potato bites are a sweet and savory treat, full of nutritious benefits as well!  These are 100% vegan-friendly and are an easy yummy treat for guests to nosh on.


If you are planning on serving a full dinner at your reception, whether buffet or sit down, this can be a great area to showcase some delicious vegan options. View these delicious and highly-reviewed vegan dinner recipes for your reception.

Tofu Banh Mi Sliders

Photo and Recipe Courtesy of Hello Giggles

These are fun finger foods that can also be used as an entree. A delicious twist on a classic dish can be a perfect meal if done right by the caterer. Serve with a side salad, fries, or many other options and you have a great vegan meal!

Creamy Butternut Squash Linguine with Fried Sage

Photo and Recipe Courtesy of Cookie + Kate

This is a delicious comfort food meal that everyone will LOVE! You won’t even be able to tell that it’s dairy-free, and your guests will leave feeling so satisfied! After all, who doesn’t love creamy linguine?


Photo and Recipe Courtesy of Erin McDowell

This is a classic dish loved by many that doesn’t include any meat or dairy products! This recipe is simple, delicious, and perfect to serve at your wedding. If you don’t know what this recipe entails, click here!



Photo and Recipe Courtesy of Crazy Vegan Kitchen

On top of the cake, you may want to have a different small dessert at the end of the night and this one is perfect! This tiramisu is vegan and delicious – the perfect combination for your reception and the perfect end to your perfect day!

Hopefully, these delicious recipes will provide you with some inspiration for your wedding. For fabulous decor and planning tips to go along with the cuisine, explore our other posts on weddingsinathens.com!


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