If you plan on hosting any special event, you should make it a point to provide healthy food options for everyone in attendance. Often, that means including vegan options for those who are living a vegan lifestyle. Working with a vegetarian catering company helps to make that an easy reality. Vegan food does not need to be bland or boring. There are plenty of dishes that should appeal to your vegan guests and should be delicious to those who normally eat meat. You should consider these tasty food options when planning your vegetarian event menu.
What is Vegan Eating
Vegans do not eat animals (meat, fish) or animal derivatives (dairy products, eggs, honey), but they eat so many things that actually are much healthier and taste really great. Vegans eat a lot of starches including:
Vegans also eat foods that have healthy fats consumed in moderation, such as nuts, seeds, avocado or coconut. Vegans also avoid both refined and highly processed foods on a daily basis and vegans make an attempt to eat some raw food options like smoothies or salads.
Lasagna is a crowd-pleasing option, and a go to favorite for any event, that most people absolutely love. The vegan version can be made with tons of vegetables, including zucchini and eggplant, along with all the ingredients you would find in traditional lasagna, just vegan style.
If you decide on going with a Southwestern theme or you decide to let your event guests put their own plates together, vegan fajitas are the perfect choice. You can include tons of peppers and other vegetables so your vegetarian team members can enjoy a flavorful and spicy dish.
Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwich
For lunches, meetings, or events where people will be moving around, you need to provide food that is easy to hold. Our personal chef for vegetarians has skill in making portobello sandwiches that fit the bill perfectly, and portobello mushrooms provide a ton of flavor and nutrients for vegans.
Vegan pasta mixed with plenty of veggies is a very safe meal option, even for the pickiest of palates. As a matter of fact, vegan pasta is the kind of vegan dish that can also double as a side for the heaviest of meat eaters, so you don’t need to worry about having a lot of extra food if you only have a few vegetarians on your guest list.
Vegan Stir Fry
Vegetables, rice, and sauce make for a fairly easy meal. Vegan stir fry is popular because it’s easy, delicious, and is also fairly customizable. What’s even better is that you can offer a build-your-own stir fry station that can include plenty of veggie options.
Work with Vegan Food Option Catering Experts
If you’re working on creating a tasty, enjoyable, vegan catering menu for your upcoming event, Chef Von 360 can help. As a vegan caterer, we offer breakfast, lunch, and event vegetarian catering options for individuals and businesses throughout the Pinellas Park area. Our professional plant-based chef will work with you to create the perfect catering menu for your needs and we will even set up the food at your office or venue. Additionally, we use only the best eco-friendly solutions and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, so you can feel good about the quality of food that you are using for your event! Call Chef Von 360 at 727-479-7948.