40+ Vegan Party Food Ideas (Snacks & Buffet)

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Try these tasty and fun vegan party food ideas for your next buffet or social event! 40+ crowd-pleasing sweet and savory snacks that not only vegans will enjoy.

From holiday season to Game Day, New Year’s Eve, birthdays and many other occasions — it’s always helpful to have some easy-to-make vegan party food ideas on hand!

No matter if you’re the one organizing the event or you’re invited to a social gathering, our delectable recipes are perfect for making ahead of time, bringing with you and feeding lots of hungry bellies.

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After sharing our favorite vegan appetizers, dips, and vegan potluck ideas, we wanted to make a fun party food collection!

If you’re going to have both vegan and non-vegan food on your party buffet, make sure to label vegan-friendly snacks in a clear way that doesn’t discourage non-vegans to try the plant-based goodness!

A simple (v) right next to the name of the dish is helpful yet discrete.

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We’d also recommend this list of recipes made with hummus!

The Best Vegan Party Food Ideas

Vegan 7 Layer Taco Dip
This colorful and healthy 7 layer dip is bursting with flavor and texture! It’s where delicious Mexican ingredients meet: from creamy guacamole to homemade vegan nacho cheese, fresh salsa and savory black beans.
Add some crunchy lettuce, bell peppers and spicy onions to the mix and scoop this dip with freshly baked tortilla chips!
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Spiced Sweet Potato Fries
Aren’t sweet potato fries some of the best finger food? Soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, they are perfect for all kinds of dips on your vegan-friendly buffet.
Spice them to your liking with everything from salt and pepper to smoked paprika, curry or garlic powder.
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white table with some newspaper and parchment paper on which lay a bunch of crispy baked sweet potato fries next to some BBQ sauce and cashew sour cream
Whole Wheat Pizza Rolls
Add more veggies to your vegan party food table by making healthy vegan pizza rolls that will convince any picky eater!
Made with whole wheat flour and a blended vegetable sauce filling, they taste best fresh out of the oven and topped with some vegan cheese.
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close up of seven freshly baked tomatoey vegan pizza buns with almond ricotta topping
Colorful Vegan Bliss Balls
Soft, chewy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious, colorful bliss balls are totally crowd-pleasing and made with just a handful of healthy pantry staples!
This perfectly nutty and naturally sweet treat is great for any get-together and can be prepared days in advance.
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Vegan Stuffed Flatbread
Filled with potato, spinach, green onion and herbs and then fried until crisp and golden, this easy homemade flatbread is so scrumptious!
Handheld food like this is perfect for parties and pairs super well with an array of dips.
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13 Vegan Stuffed Flatbread
Vegan Potato Croquettes
These crispy potato and vegetable croquettes are the perfect finger food for the whole family!
Easy to make and versatile, they are a crowd-pleasing appetizer or side at any party. Serve alongside delicious dips like dairy-free sour cream or ketchup!
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Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Tender, crispy, flavorful and fun — these Buffalo wings tick all the boxes! They are suitable even for picky eaters and quickly disappear at any party.
Perfect for game day, barbecues and everything in between!
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two hands holding a white plate with crispy baked vegan chicken wings next to carrot and zucchini sticks as well as green vegan ranch dip
Sweet Potato Bean Sliders
These colorful and hearty veggie burgers on sweet potato buns make for great party appetizers! They are made from simple and wholesome ingredients including quinoa, black beans and spinach.
Choose from a range of toppings such as sliced tomatoes, mustard, avocado or BBQ sauce.
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15 vegan sweet potato black bean sliders
Vegan Pigs in a Blanket
Loved by young and old alike, pigs in a blanket can totally make an appearance on your vegan-friendly party buffet!
Using any vegan sausage of your liking, this easy-to-make appetizer turns out super flavorful, tender, smoky and satisfying.
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20 Vegan Pigs in a Blanket
Fresh Rice Paper Rolls
These rice paper rolls stuffed with fresh rainbow veggies are wonderful party appetizers! They are surprisingly easy to make (especially once you get the hang of it) and taste best when served with a creamy peanut dipping sauce.
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Air Fryer Pasta Chips
Perfect for snacking or buffets, these pasta chips are crispy, crunchy and utterly delicious.
Choose from different flavors like curry, vegan ranch or sweet BBQ and use any short pasta shape of your liking!
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Paw Print Party Pizza
This delicious vegan party pizza can be arranged to look like a paw print which will make this recipe extra fun for kids!
The simple pizza dough can be topped with anything from mushrooms, broccoli, onion, vegan grated cheese or vegan pepperoni.
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Roasted Bean Snacks
Make these crispy and high-protein roasted chickpeas as a creative and fun party snack! Coated with spicy chili and lime flavors, they are so satisfying and totally family-approved.
Plus, you can choose your favorite spices for their coating!
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Vegan Queso Dip
This vegan queso dip with green chiles combines all there is to love about hot queso but in a fully vegan way!
Best served with chips or over tacos, this plant-based crowd-pleaser is a must for Game Day and requires only a few simple ingredients to make.
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Salted Caramel Popcorn
This homemade salted caramel coconut popcorn is a wonderful treat to serve to your guests, bring to a cookout or enjoy during movie night with your favorite crowd.
It requires only a handful of simple ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes total.
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16 Salted caramel coconut popcorn
Savory Pecan Stuffed Dates
The sweet and savory mixture in these pecan stuffed dates will make everyone come back for more!
They are a great party buffet addition for young and old alike and easily customizable.
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Vegan Carrot Cake Bites
This carrot cake is the perfect combination of moist, dense and crumbly, offering a hint of caramel while being loaded with sweet cinnamon and carrots!
Cut into squares, this treat is a great addition to any party table — especially when topped with creamy homemade cashew buttercream frosting.
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Crispy Baked Vegetable Chips
Make these baked vegetable chips for a fun and oil-free family-friendly treat! This easy recipe is customizable, flavorful and perfect for your favorite dipping sauces like ranch, sour cream or ketchup.
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two hands holing vegetable chips and dipping it in vegan sour cream
Herbed Vegan Cheese Ball
Swoon any dairy lover with this crusted vegan cheese ball! Made with easy-to-find plant-based ingredients, it requires only 10 minutes of hands-on time and is such a hit at any party.
Try it on a vegan appetizer platter, with some crackers, chips or bread!
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Cream Cheese Veggie Pinwheels
Colorful and veggie-loaded, these crowd-pleasing pinwheels with vegan cream cheese are easy to make and such an eye-catcher!
Usually the first things to go at every event, they can be customized to your liking and take only 20 minutes to make.
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18 Vegan Cream Cheese Pinwheels
Chex Party Mix
Crispy, sweet and salty, with a touch of umami, this Furikake chex mix is one addictive party snack!
The recipe is highly adaptable, so you can use anything from Goldfish to Cheerios, sesame sticks, rice chex or nuts — all of which will be coated in delicious seasoning and then baked to perfection.
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21 furikaki chex mix party
Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip
No party is complete without a good Buffalo chicken dip! This vegan-friendly version is super creamy and tangy with the perfect amount of heat.
Ready in 40 minutes total, this recipe will wow any non-vegan thanks to its meaty texture and deep flavors.
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22 vegan buffalo chicken dip
Vegan Grilled Tofu Skewers
Not just suitable for cookouts, colorful skewers are a fun party food for everyone! With a flavorful marinade, the tofu cubes and veggies taste so scrumptious and the skewers are perfect for eating with your fingers.
Just bake them for 20-30 minutes in the oven if it’s not BBQ season!
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23 vegan grilled tofu skewers
Crispy Onion Rings
These deliciously crispy onion rings are easy to make in the air fryer and make for such an addictive plant-based snack!
Serve them alongside your favorite dipping sauce or some sandwiches and sliders.
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24 onion rings
Herbed Garlic Focaccia Bread
Soft, garlicky and pillowy focaccia made with olive oil and a fresh tasty dip with all the bruschetta flavors you love!
This crowd-pleasing appetizer is flavorful, comforting and a true hit at dinner parties.
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25 vegan focaccia dip
Vegan Funfetti Cupcakes
Time for celebration! These rainbow funfetti cupcakes are fluffy and soft, topped with a vanilla frosting and undetectably vegan.
Made with simple ingredients, these beautiful treats can be left out for hours during any party and are usually quickly gobbled up.
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Green Goddess Hummus
Adding a couple of dips to your vegan-friendly party buffet is always a good idea! This green goddess hummus is made with avocado, chickpeas, green peas and lots of flavor.
Offer it alongside some crackers, veggie sticks and fresh bread!
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Beet Hummus with Pita Chips
Hummus is just about our favorite appetizer! This roasted beet variety is gorgeous to look at, flavorful and perfect for dipping your pita chips in.
Try this creamy protein-packed buffet addition!
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27 Roasted Beetroot Hummus
Vegan Arancini Balls
If you’ve never heard of these delicious little snacks, don’t worry! Arancini balls are indulgent breaded baked risotto balls, filled with oozy vegan cheese.
They work especially well if you have leftover risotto and can be baked in the oven instead of fried to make them healthier.
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28 Vegan Arancini Balls
Vegan Rocky Road
Rocky road isn’t just easy to make, it’s also a fun and customizable treat at any party!
Just use vegan chocolate alongside mini candies, marshmallows and biscuits for delicious add-ins — if you can’t find sweets like these locally, check out our favorite vegan snack boxes for home delivery.
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29 Vegan Rocky Road
Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
Serve these crispy air-fried zucchini chips as an alternative to potato chips! Perfect for dipping, they work especially well during summer when this vegetable is in season.
Coat in delicious spices like onion and garlic powder, oregano, salt and some bread crumbs, then bake for 8 minutes until crispy.
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30 Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
Vegan Meatball Platter
Gorgeous to look at and loaded with flavor and texture, this vegan meatball platter is sure to be devoured within minutes by your guests!
Featuring chickpea and eggplant-based meatballs, spicy tomato relish, tahini drizzle and pitta bread, this platter is wonderful for grazing and tastes to moreish.
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31 vegan meatball platter
Easy Cucumber Bites
Only have a short amount of time to prepare vegan-friendly party food? Make Cucumber bites topped with your favorite spread or dip!
This recipe calls for flavorful homemade sun-dried tomato spread and basil leaves for decoration — you can swap it for any spread you have in your fridge, though.
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32 Cucumber Bites
10-Minute Loaded Nachos
These air-fried vegan nachos are easy, tasty and ready to enjoy in minutes! Needless to say, they are a crowd-pleasing addition to any party buffet and a must-have during game day.
Loaded with vegan cheese, black beans, tomatoes, guacamole, vegan sour cream and ground “beef”, they are incredibly satisfying!
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Black Bean Meatballs
These flavorful black bean meatballs are packed with protein and texture! They are easy to make in advance and great family-friendly finger food you can bring to your next gathering.
Serve topped with tomato or BBQ sauce and spear them with toothpicks!
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Vegan Mini Lemon Loaves
Fluffy, bite-sized and with just the right balance of sweet and sour, these mini lemon loaves are loved by young and old alike!
They can be made days in advance of your get-together and take only 40 minutes from start to finish.
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35 vegan mini loaf cakes
Vegan Mushroom Pate
This easy vegan pate made with mushrooms, walnuts and lots of herbs and spices is a great appetizer for lots of occasions!
Make it in advance and let it sit overnight to make it even deeper in flavor and see it fly off the plate once you serve this dip.
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36 vegan pate recipe
Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms
These cashew and spinach-stuffed vegan mushrooms make for such a beautiful table display and are tasty and nourishing appetizers!
Perfect for any social gathering, you can assemble them in a snap and even bring them with you.
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Healthy Cauliflower Ceviche
A traditional Latin American seafood dish gets a makeover with this plant-based recipe!
This veggie-packed appetizer features cauliflower, red onion, tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro and lime juice — perfect for scooping with tortilla chips or serving alongside tacos.
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38 Cauliflower Ceviche Cilantro Lime
Vegan Mac & Cheese Bites
These baked vegan mac and cheese bites act as a great snack or party appetizer! They are cute, fun and kids especially love them!
Spice the little bites up to your liking with buffalo sauce or chili and make them ahead of time if you want.
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39 Mini Mac Cheese Bites
15-Minute Corn Salsa
This easy corn salsa features all the goodness everyone loves: fresh ingredients, crunchy texture and sweet, savory, spicy flavors.
Use it inside tacos or serve alongside nachos during your party!
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40 Corn Salsa
Zucchini Fries With Tomato Queso
If you’re looking for something special, try these baked vegan zucchini fries for your next get-together!
They are crispy and crunchy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside and just so flavorful.
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41 Zucchini Fries and Tomato Queso Dip

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40+ Vegan Party Food Ideas (Snacks & Buffet)

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Try these tasty and fun vegan party food ideas for your next buffet or social event! 40+ crowd-pleasing sweet and savory snacks that not only vegans will enjoy. The following recipe for quick chocolate truffles is ready in only 10 minutes!
Serves 6 truffles

Ingredients

Quick Chocolate Truffles

  • 1 cup cooked cannellini beans 260 g
  • 5 dates pitted
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder divided
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt
  • Maple syrup optional

Instructions

  • Put the beans and dates into a food processor and pulse until a crumbly mixture forms.
  • Pour in a tablespoon of water and syrup if wanted run the food processor until a smooth paste forms.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, vanilla extract and salt. Process until everything is well incorporated and the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Place the remaining tablespoon of cocoa powder in a wide, shallow bowl.
  • Scoop out the bean mixture one tablespoon at a time and roll into 6 truffles.
  • Coat the truffles in the cocoa powder and transfer them to an airtight container. 
  • Chill for a few hours before serving.

Notes

  • Make them creamier and more indulgent by adding 1-2 tablespoons of nut butter to the bean mixture in the food processor!
  • Add melted chocolate to make it richer and more chocolatey and feel free to make your truffles sweeter by adding some maple syrup.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to accommodate all party guests!
  • Find 40+ more party food ideas in the article above.
Course: Special Occasions
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
40+ Vegan Party Food Ideas (Snacks & Buffet)
Serving Size
 
1 truffle
Amount per Serving
Calories
87
% Daily Value*
Sodium
 
3
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
17
g
6
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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