(Closed) Any Vegetarians in the hive? Need your opinion on cocktail hour food!!

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Is cheese/crackers and fruit enough for the cocktail hour for my vegetarian guests?
    Yes - it's fine. Vegetarians are used to limited options : (10 votes)
    37 %
    No - add one more. It's not fair that you'll have 4 passed 'meat' options & only one cheese station : (16 votes)
    59 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I am not a vegetarian, but what about a vegtable/fruit platter. Even as a nonvegetarian I would like that.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m not a vegatian, but I’d be upset if my only option were a cheese platter.

    What about a vegetarian crostini… like a bruschetta or crostini with herbed goat cheese and roasted red peppers or a crostini with a artichoke dip on it

    Or you could do a stuffed mushroom with cream cheese, parmesean, breadcrumbs, green chilis, and shallots

    There are tons of vegetaian options for a passed appitizer.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would try and do one veggie passed app–like maybe a spanakopita or a bruschetta? Especially if it’s two hours long, cheese and crackers might not satiate people. But it also depends how many vegetarians you’ll have at the wedding.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I voted “yes” because I’m sure your friends won’t mind. I’m a vegetarian and I’m used to limited options for sure. But – I also would never think that grilled vegetables were a waste!! If the grilled vegetable platter is on the cheaper side – then I’d say add that.

    I think your friends would also appreciate being consulted – give them a call!

    Post # 7
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    226 posts
    Helper bee

    What about a dip and veggie platter.  Maybe hummus with veggies and pita-bread?

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I agree with the others what about veggies and dip?

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Honestly, I have a bit of an issue with accommodating a very small minority of your guests, especially if the other option isn’t as appetizing. If you choose a less appetizing veggie option to appease 3% of your guests (who do have a cocktail hour option with the cheese tray), 97% of your guests who may also find the veggie option distasteful are missing out on a yummier option!

    Post # 13
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    572 posts
    Busy bee

    You sould do eggplant parmagian or something like that.

    Post # 14
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Do you have any option with the 5 appetizers to add something that might be more suitable to vegeterians? For us we are having a quiche and tomato and mozzerella on a baguette along with beef teriyaki, sesame chicken, crab rangoons.

    Post # 15
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    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    As a vegetarian, I would be disappointed that there were not more options, especially if it is two hours long. That said, I am used to not being able to eat much at certain places and could make it to dinner on cheese and crackers. It is a waste to pay for sub-par food to just accommodate a few people. So I might be a little disappointed, but I wouldn’t be outright upset. 

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @oracle: if your caterer doesn’t have any yummy vegetarian options, than I’d just stick to the cheese platter, better to have all your apps taste good than to try to accomodate a vegetarain option that isn’t very good.

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