All vegetarian brunch reception – opinions?

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 61
755 posts
Busy bee

Innerdonught :  it is the greatest cheese invention ever…..

Grilled and drizzled with lemon and honey is gorgeous. On normal toast, avocado toast or just on its own!

Grilled and drizzled with a lemon/lime/chili/garlic marinade

Grilled on its own

In a hot chicken and halloumi sandwich

With cous cous or Greek salad

I LOVE it beyond all other cheese ( and I really REALLY love cheese)

Post # 62
2331 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

pond :  Stop it ! It’s almost dinner time. may need to pick some up on the way home 

Post # 63
545 posts
Busy bee

I’m vegetarian so I’m biased, but I love it! I don’t think there needs to be any meat with that many options!

Post # 65
626 posts
Busy bee

It’s fine without meat, but all of these options are pretty sweet. Could you add some more savory stuff for balance? Quiche? Avocado toast? Rice-stuffed vegetables?

Post # 66
6291 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve been pescatarian for 5 years but before that I ate meat. I’ve never been a huge fan of meat at breakfast and have pretty much always eaten vegetarian breakfasts, so the lack of meat isn’t an issue IMPO. 

I would echo the suggestions to increase the number of savoury options (although I wouldn’t necessarily decrease the number of sweet ones as I think it’s good to have variety). Savoury options you could add are:

Bigger variety of types of eggs (eg poached/boiled/fried) 

Omelette station (particularly like this idea as there are so many fillings you can have and they’re substantial; also agree with pp that they’re better than scrambled eggs for a buffet) 

Grilled tomatoes 

Grilled/fried mushrooms

Veggie sausages

Selection of savoury breads and/or bagels

Welsh rarebit (Google it if you don’t know what it is; it’s basically a cheese sauce made with cheese, mustard and ale poured over toast and it is SO delicious!) 


Post # 67
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I love it (biased, Fiance and I are veggie and having a veggie wedding).

In addition to Welsh rarebit could they do glamorgan sausages? They’re a welsh vegetarian sausage, no meat substitute in it, it’s just cheese, leeks and breadcrumbs. They go very nicely in a vegetarian full English breakfast (eggs, toast, fried mushrooms, hash brown, grilled tomato – the meat version is the same, plus bacon and sausages).

I think baked beans are a good idea – as pulses they contain protein and they count as one of your 5 portions of fruit and veg a day.

Post # 68
522 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

May I suggest a salad- something ‘lunchy’ that makes it a brunch as opposed to a breakfast. A Caesar Salad is inexpensive, filling and a classic for brunch with a glass of wine…

Post # 69
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Sounds awesome even without the meat really. I’m drooling now thinking about hash brown n waffles.

Post # 70
498 posts
Helper bee

can you have a vegetarian cooked breakfast?

portobello mushrooms, beans, spinach, vegetarian sausages, cooked tomatoes are all pretty nice

my personal fave breakky is mushrooms on toast

OMG what about oatmeal with differnt toppings?

Post # 71
498 posts
Helper bee

OMG welsh rarebit *drools*


maybe you can have some lunchy things too like mini quiches or pasties / savoury pastries

Post # 72
116 posts
Blushing bee

tiffanybruiser :  I couldn’t have said it better myself!


As a vegetarian, I have attended countless meals with NO vegetarian options. I never get a warning of any sort on an invite about that LOL. No note is needed. Everyone can survive one meal without meat. 

Post # 73
140 posts
Blushing bee

I’ve made bisuits and sasuage gravy with morning star brand before. No one noticed it was not sausage. If its cooked right no one will notice. Or just do buscuits and gravy. Either way it sound like a plentiful menu even without the meats. 

Post # 74
486 posts
Helper bee

If you said a vegan menu maybe I’d say go vegetarian. But a vegetarian menu is fine. I’m not a vegetarian but I wouldn’t mind not having meat in my meal. 

Post # 75
1 posts

Type 1 diabetic on a very low carb diet here. I’d eat egg, cheese, and a very small amount of berries. It would work, but that’s more like my work day quick breakfast and I’d hope to be a little more satisfied with a wedding brunch. It would be ok and more vegetables would increase my options. I’d be a little disappointed since my glucose management is SO much easier on a low carb diet and meat is a staple but I’d manage especially if it weren’t a surprise. 

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