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These are the best party food recipes for vegans and non-vegans alike! From vegan appetizers and snacks, to finger foods and desserts—you’ll find everything you need here to plan a perfect party!

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What can vegans eat at parties?

Depending on the occasion, there are several options for vegans to eat at parties! At buffet style events there’s usually a vegetable platter with hummus. Most likely a salad will be served as well. Skip the cheese and opt for a vinaigrette dressing. The main course can be trickier and vary a lot so it’s best to ask the host if there will be any vegan options.

If you are the host, we have a bunch of vegan party food ideas for you below! These are perfect for casual get-togethers, game day or super bowl watch parties, potlucks, new year parties or really any occasion where you will be having vegan guests in attendance. But don’t worry, even non-vegans will love these foods!

These vegan party foods are:

  • delicious and flavorful
  • budget-friendly
  • crowd-pleasing
  • easy to make!

You know we a love a good oil-free option, so we tried to include recipes that are mostly oil-free or that have an oil-free option. It’s hard to do but we managed to round up the best party food for vegans that are not only delicious but healthier (although you’d never know it!).

Vegan Dips

Every party is not complete without at least one dip! These vegan dips will be perfect on the food table served with your favorite chips, crackers, bread, vegetables or whatever else you prefer!

Classic Guacamole (Vegan + Easy!)

Vegan guacamole in a bowl served with chips and lime slices.

This easy vegan guacamole recipe is a classic! Guacamole makes a great healthy dip that’s quick to prepare and perfect as a snack or appetizer!

Vegan Nacho Cheese Dip

Hand dipping chip into vegan nacho cheese.

If you need the perfect vegan nacho cheese sauce to dip into, look no further! This sauce has the perfect combination of flavors and is oil and nut free!

Buffalo Chickpea Dip

Buffalo chickpea dip served with a variety of fresh vegetable sticks.

This Buffalo Chickpea Dip is the perfect balance of creamy, spicy, and smoky. It’s an irresistible appetizer that’s perfect for sharing!

Caramelized Onion Dip

Onion dip in serving bowl surrounded by sliced bread.
Photo credit: My Quiet Kitchen

This ultra creamy Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip is flavorful and ready to party! Made with sweet and tender onion (or shallots if you’re feelin’ fancy), plus garlic, chives, and vegan sour cream (recipe included). No one will ever guess this dip is dairy-free and made with whole-food ingredients.

Mango Habanero Salsa

Mango salsa in small bowl on a cutting board surrounded by chopped ingredients.
Photo credit: Planted in the Kitchen

This sweet and spicy vegan salsa is made with fresh fruits and vegetables and packed with flavor!

Vegan White Queso

Vegan queso in a bowl topped with peppers and served with tortilla chips.
Photo credit: Plant Based Jess

This Vegan White Queso is so cheesy and creamy, you won’t believe it’s made with potatoes. The ingredients are very simple and this dip comes together within 20 minutes!

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

Bowl of the spinach artichoke dip with slices of bread and spoon next to it.
Photo credit: Watch Learn Eat

This creamy and flavorful vegan spinach artichoke dip is a crowd-pleasing warm, baked appetizer that will satisfy vegans and non-vegans alike! This dip is nut-free and has an oil-free option.

Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki sauce in serving bowl with olives and bread.
Photo credit: The Carrot Underground

This delicious vegan Tzatziki sauce is made without yogurt, created instead with a creamy and refreshing fusion of cashews, cucumber, dill & tart lemon. Dairy free, GF & no added oil.

Vegan Party Snacks

No party is complete without some snacks. We have both sweet and savory options so there’s something for everyone!

“Cheesy” Pasta Chips

Pasta chips on a plate with a cup of marinara sauce.

These pasta chips are a simple, easy snack or appetizer that can be ready in less than 30 minutes! Made in the air fryer or oven, these pasta chips are a healthier take on the regular chip but still have that satisfactory crunch!

Breaded Zucchini Chips

A plate of crispy baked zucchini chips

Baked Zucchini Chips are a healthy and tasty alternative to deep fried chips. They’re oven-baked, crispy, and irresistible!

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries on serving plate with small bowl of honey mustard.

These sweet potato fries are perfectly crispy and make a delicious snack or appetizer for you next party! Serve with your favorite dips!

Chocolate Chip Vegan Muffins

One vegan chocolate chip muffin with a bite missing sitting on top of another muffin.

Chocolate chip muffins are irresistibly soft, fluffy, and generously studded with chocolate chips. With the added convenience of being prepared in just one bowl, these muffins come together quickly, ensuring easy cleanup.

Trail Mix

Glass jar filled with vegan trail mix.
Photo credit: Bree’s Vegan Life

This vegan trail mix is super easy to make and ready in 5 minutes! It’s the perfect snack for your next party or get-together!

Vegan Caramel Popcorn

Caramel popcorn in large serving bowl.
Photo credit: Pick Up Limes

This easy vegan caramel popcorn is the perfect snack! The combination of salty and sweet will have your guests reaching for more!

Roasted Black Beans

Roasted black beans on a baking tray.
Photo credit: Nutriciously

These crispy roasted black beans are smoky, flavorful and so moreish! Prepare them as a make-ahead party snack everyone will love.

Vegan Appetizers and Sides

Below are some vegan versions of your favorite appetizers and sides! Serve any one of these up and you’re sure to get a ton of compliments on the food!

Creamy Vegan Cheese Ball

Cranberry vegan cheese ball on platter with crackers and sliced apples.

This is the best vegan cheese ball! Made super creamy and perfect for spreading using simple ingredients and no nuts! Only takes 10 minutes to prepare!

Tomato Basil Wontons

Wonton wrappers stuffed with vegan cheese and tomatoes on a cutting board.

These Italian inspired Tomato Basil Wontons come together quickly, requiring only 4 ingredients and 12 minutes to bake! They are perfect as an appetizer or even as a quick snack.

Vegan Jalapeño Poppers

Vegan jalapeno poppers on a serving platter.
Photo credit: Running On Real Food

Serve these crowd-pleasing vegan jalapeño poppers are your next party and watch them disappear!

Vegan Calamari

Vegan calamari piled on a serving platter.
Photo credit: Strength and Sunshine

Insanely crispy Vegan Calamari made in the air fryer! This healthy plant-based calamari is gluten-free, allergy-free, and oil-free! Made with Hearts of Palm and a light seasoned breading, this squid-free calamari recipe will blow your mind and become your go-to appetizer for impressing anyone!

Vegan Bruschetta

Bruschetta on cutting board drizzle with balsamic glaze.
Photo credit: Ve Eat Cook Bake

Vegan bruschetta is an ideal starter or snack. This vegan appetizer made from fresh tomatoes and basil on crispy baked bread, also known as crostini, is a crowd pleaser!

Vegan Deviled Potatoes

Deviled potatoes sprinkled with paprika.
Photo credit: It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Deviled potatoes are a delicious vegan version of deviled eggs. Made with just 7 ingredients, these easy vegan appetizer is quick to make and perfect for any party!

Creamy Vegan Coleslaw

Vegan  coleslaw in bowl with serving spoon.
Photo credit: Vegan Huggs

This Vegan Coleslaw is a lightened up version of the classic we all love. It’s mayo-free, yet it’s still so rich, creamy, and tangy. It’ll be a hit at your next BBQ, picnic, or potluck!

Vegan Finger Foods and Mains

Wow your guests with these party foods that even non-vegans will love! These recipes are more filling and great served as the main dish!

Coconut Crusted Vegan Shrimp

Coconut crusted vegan shrimp on a plate with lemon wedge.

This delicious vegan shrimp is going to blow your guests’ minds! It looks so much like real shrimp and has a delicious seafood-y taste thanks to a secret ingredient. They are also surprisingly easy to make and can be ready in less than 30 minutes!

Vegan Chickpea Patties

A white platter filled with chickpea patties and lemon wedges. The patties are topped with vegan aioli and dill.

These chickpea patties boast a delightful contrast of crispy exteriors and tender interiors, all achieved in just half an hour! Serve them up with burger buns or plate them with the easy lemon garlic aioli for an irresistible dish!

Tofu Ground Beef Tacos

Tofu ground beef served in vegan tacos and topped with avocado and cilantro.

Make a taco bar with this easy tofu ground beef! Serve with tortillas, salsa, avocado, and lettuce, and let your guests build their own!

Crispy Tofu Chicken

Tofu chicken bites served on a plate. One of the pieces has a bite takes off of it.

This tofu chicken has an uncanny resemblance to chicken nuggets! Their chewy and tender interior and crispy, golden exterior will leave you questioning whether it’s tofu or chicken!

Jackfruit Burger Patties

A jackfruit burger with a wooden food pick inserted in it. The burger is placed on a marble board.

Wholesome ingredients come together to create these vegan jackfruit burger patties, providing a meaty texture and an explosion of flavor.

Vegan Pigs in a Blanket

Vegan pigs in a blanket served on a plate.
Photo credit: Rescue Dog Kitchen

These vegan pigs in a blanket are so easy to make and they’re the perfect finger food for any occasion! The whole party will love these tasty vegan appetizers!

Hummus Lettuce Wrap with Crispy Chickpeas

Hummus stuffed lettuce wraps on a platter.
Photo credit: Beautiful Ingredient

These hummus stuffed lettuce wraps are quick and easy to make while being a beautiful, satisfying snack. Perfect as an appetizer for your next gathering – or party of one!

Cauliflower Wings

Cauliflower wings on a platter.
Photo credit: Eating Works

These six-ingredient baked cauliflower wings are fire-y, crispy, vegan and keto. They’re the ultimate finger food and perfect for dipping!

Vegan Stromboli

Sliced vegan stromboli served with pizza sauce.
Photo credit: A Plantiful Path

Fill with your favorite pizza fillings, roll up, and bake to a golden perfection! Serve this Vegan Stromboli with extra pizza sauce for dipping. Perfect as a main meal, snack, or party appetizer!

Easy Vegan Refried Bean Quesadilla

Vegan quesadillas stacked on a plate.
Photo credit: Cook Eat Live Love

Easy to make roasted veggie and refried bean quesadillas will be a hit at your next party and they take only minutes to make!

Georgian Eggplant Rolls with Walnuts

Eggplant wraps on a serving platter with pomegranate seeds in the center.
Photo credit: Happy Kitchen

These Georgian Eggplant Rolls with a walnut filling are a delightfully simple, healthy vegan appetizer. Three ingredients, some artfully chosen spices, and less than an hour of time and you have a vegan treat for the tastebuds!

Vegan Pizza Rolls

Pizza rolls on parchment paper sprinkled with vegan parmesan.
Photo credit: Nutriplanet

Try these homemade gluten-free vegan pizza rolls if you need a healthy, savory bite-sized snack. They are also yeast-free and oil-free.

Southwestern Vegan Sliders

Vegan mini burgers on a cutting board.
Photo credit: Emilie Eats

These Vegan Sliders are perfect for game day parties! These chipotle seitan sliders are done in just 30 minutes and incredibly flavorful, even non-vegans will enjoy!

Vegan Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Vegan satay on a plate with peanut sauce in a small bowl.
Photo credit: Sunnyside Hanne

Everyone loves food on a stick! Serve them with the delicious easy-peasy peanut sauce and you have an appetizer your guests will rave about.

Tofu Spring Rolls

Tofu spring rolls on serving platter with small bowl of peanut sauce.
Photo credit: Short Girl Tall Order

These Vietnamese-Inspired Vegan Tofu Spring Rolls are full of fresh herbs, raw crunchy veggies, soft rice noodles, and crispy tofu—these tofu spring rolls are a truly delicious vegan party food!

Chili Sin Carne

Large pot full of vegan chili topped with fresh chopped cilantro.

This Chili Sin Carne is the best vegan and vegetarian chili! It’s extra hearty using three different beans and is a crowd-pleasing dish for potlucks and get-togethers! Bonus: it only needs 30 minutes to cook!

Vegan Desserts

Don’t forget the desserts, these vegan sweets will complete the food spread with something sweet!

Chocolate Covered Dates

Dates stuffed with peanut butter and covered with chocolate sitting on a serving board with a couple dates cut in half.

These chocolate-covered dates are perfect for entertaining. Make an assortment with different toppings for your guests to choose from or simply drizzle with extra chocolate!

Bliss Balls

A bliss bowl covered with chocolate, with a bite taken out of it.

These bite-sized beauties are irresistible! Made in just 10 minutes with 5 ingredients! Plus, they’re made with mostly whole foods, but your partygoers will never guess they’re secretly healthy!

Vegan Fruit Dip

Vegan fruit dip in a bowl, served with a variety of fruit.

Chocolate Covered Pineapple

Chocolate covered pineapple on a stick, topped with shredded coconut.

Make a quick vegan party treat with just 2 ingredients! This chocolate-covered pineapple recipe is ideal for parties, BBQ’s, or whenever you’re craving a simple treat.

Chewy Oat Flour Cookies

An oat flour cookie placed on white parchment paper and sprinkled with flaky sea salt.

These oat flour cookies have it all—a chewy center, crisp golden brown edges, and generous chunks of chocolate chips.

Creamy Dark Chocolate Hummus

Chocolate hummus in a bowl with sliced apple and blueberries.
Photo credit: My Plantiful Cooking

This dark chocolate hummus is creamy, fudge-y, and incredibly decadent. An easy dip that goes well with fruits, crackers, and pretzels!

Brownie Blondies

Slice of brownie blondie with a bite missing.

What would a party be without some brownies? These brownie blondies are the best of both worlds and are secretly vegan! They’re chewy and fudgy, and easy to make!

Vegan Banana Cream Pudding

Banana cream pudding in a glass with cashews sprinkled around it.
Photo credit: Beet of the Wild

This vegan Banana Cream Pudding is full of bold banana flavor with a hint of turmeric. It’s made with minimal, real-food ingredients and contains no added sugars or oil. Plus, it’s vibrant color makes for the cutest pudding cups when divvied up to serve a crowd!

Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes (Gluten-Free)

Chocolate vegan cupcakes with vegan frosting and chocolate shavings on top.

These delicious chocolate vegan cupcakes are light, fluffy and chocolatey made with easy-to-find whole food plant-based ingredients. Ice them with an incredible vegan chocolate frosting and watch them quickly disappear off the buffet table!

If you try any of these vegan party food recipes, please rate them and comment below which ones you liked best. Or which ones you plan to try!

Looking for more vegan gathering ideas? Check out these Vegan Holiday Recipes.

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45+ Best Vegan Party Food Recipes

5 from 1 vote
Author: Rachel
These are the best party food recipes for vegans and non-vegans alike! From vegan appetizers and snacks, to finger foods and desserts—you'll find everything you need here to plan a perfect party! Below is an easy hummus recipe that's ready in 10 minutes and perfect for parties!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients  

  • 1 15oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons water as needed

Instructions 

  • Combine chickpeas, minced garlic, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, and salt in a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  • If the mixture is too thick, gradually add water, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Taste the hummus and adjust the seasonings. Add more salt or lemon juice as desired.
  • Serve with pita bread, pretzels, crackers, carrot sticks, or cucumber slices.

Notes

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
If you don’t have tahini you can replace it with a nut or seed butter instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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