(Closed) Greek meal, would you be upset?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I love greek food (and am 100% non-greek)!!! And I assume that most of the non-greek guests will be friends? Do you know their eating habits? I bet there will be a few, maybe 2 or 3, who are picky eaters and not into new foods, so they might go with a veggie option, but most should know the importance of the food to you, and will probably love it! I think your "veg. option is available upon request" idea is perfect. I wouldn’t let this worry you at all! Sounds like a wonderful menu!

Post # 4
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

If you haven’t sent out your invites and rsvps, I would suggest asking for any allergies/vegetarians up front.

I’m not Greek either, but LOVE the food.  🙂

Post # 5
484 posts
Helper bee

Don’t assume vegetarians will ask the server. I, for the most part, don’t eat meat and if there wasn’t an option on the menu for a vegetarian meal I would feel really awkward asking about it, especially at a wedding or another function because I would assume there wasn’t one available, and probably just would eat bread rolls all night.

I think you are absolutely right to not put what the actual veggie meal will be because then people will just assume they can have either the greek or the american meal. I think if you list the greek meal on the menu and then in smaller print, put "vegetarian option available on request". Then the veggies and picky eaters won’t feel awkward asking for it and other people will know it is a special meal and not a regular option.

Post # 6
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009


Post # 7
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I think most people will be happy with the food and mentioning "vegetarian option available by request is sufficient."  As a vegetarian, I usually write a note on RSVP’s saying "vegetarian food please 🙂 " if there isn’t a veggie option listed on the RSVP and it’s always worked for me.

Post # 10
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think 10% vegetarian is a good guess (I am one and think I’ve seen this stat before).  Just put it in small print on your menus and you should be fine.  I think your Greek option sounds delicious and almost all your guests will go for it – it may be new to some people, but it doesn’t sound "weird" or anything, so I think most people will be happy to try something new!

Post # 11
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

I wrote under my entree choices:

"If you have special dietary considerations, please let us know!"

Post # 12
1428 posts
Bumble bee

This Irish bee LOVES Greek food. Your menu sounds fantastic! I think your guests will really enjoy it. I honestly wouldn’t worry about it. You have the veg option for those who don’t eat meat, I know pretty much everyone in my family loves lamp chops, they’d be thrilled to have them at a wedding instead of the regular beef & chicken options. 🙂

Post # 13
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think Greek food sounds great!  If there is anyone you know is a vegetarian, make note of it now and count up the ones you know.

We have 10% vegetarians in our guest group.

Post # 14
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think it sounds fab!  Your guests will love to attend a big fat Greek wedding!  I am not at all Greek, but I lived in Greece growing up and LOVE Greek food, especially fried zucchini and pastitsio (sp?).  I actually wanted to incorporate Greek food in our wedding b/c it’s such a big part of my life.  Unfortunately, our caterer is a typical caterer, so we had to settle for some generic Mediterranean apps.  Whatever works! 

Post # 15
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp

I love greek food!

One of my friends who got married in college was giving up her greek last name with the wedding.  To celebrate her greek heritage, they had a local restaurant cater greek food.  Most of the guests weren’t greek, but we all loved the food!

Can the greek restaurant make a vegetarian meal?  Maybe falafel? (or is that not greek enough?) 

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