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.

Find more ideas here

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

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Looking for more vegan party food and snacks for special occasions? Check out these articles!

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collage of four vegan party food ideas for buffets like pizza, dips and crunchy snacks

40+ Vegan Party Food Ideas (Snacks & Buffet)

Yield: 6 servings
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!


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)


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


  • 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.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 truffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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