(Closed) Menu ok for vegans, and in general?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

There is almost nothing on there that a vegan would eat unfortunately. How many vegans? If it’s just 1 or 2 people the venue may be willing to make a seperate dish for them.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

The fruit salad is about it… Maybe the pitas if there’s no egg involved?

The menu sounds nice in general for those who don’t follow a vegan diet but your vegan guests will unfortunately have almost nothing to eat… Can you add in other items?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nope, not great for a vegan, sorry. While vegetarians eat cheese and eggs, vegans do not. There’s almost nothing they can eat – just the vegetables (minus the Tzatziki Dip, since it’s probably dairy-based), hummus and pita, and fruit salad. That’s not much of a meal.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

you can probably get small trays of vegan friendly food and desert in your area. I agree with other people :/

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It sounds lovely overall, but your vegans are going to be basically eating fruit salad and drinking lemonade and iced tea. Have you mentioned this to your caterer (I assume it’s catered just because of the food types)? They may have some suggestions.

Post # 8
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Honey bee

Looks like fruit and hummus only for the vegans. You definitely need to add something more substantive. Maybe a veggie curry (coconut milk) or portabellas and cous cous? Something heartier.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Granted, since your reception isn’t really during a meal time, it’s probably less of a big deal than it would be for a dinner, but it still sucks for some of the guests to have to just hang back and watch everyone else happily snack away.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Your vegans can eat the veggies without dip, the fruit platter, the hummus & pitas (if the pitas are made vegan-friendly), and the lemonade & iced tea. (No idea what finger rolls are, but I’m assuming that they’re not vegan-friendly.)

I would recommend getting some more items on there that are vegan. For example: bruschetta without cheese on vegan-friendly crostinis/baquettes, grilled marinated mushroom skewers, polenta/couscous/quinoa cakes/patties with roasted tomato & red pepper tapenade, vegan-friendly crackers & dip, salted edamame beans, tofu (marinated & grilled with veggies, on a cracker/crostini with roasted garlic, the sweet flavoured kind on its own for dessert), etc.

I strongly believe in including food for everyone — that’s how I was brought up — and ESPECIALLY since you’re having a grazing reception, I think you should do it. I’m sure that they’re used to having to scrounge, but they’d also LOVE YOU if you accomodated them!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It’s a vegetarian friendly spread, but unfortunately it looks pretty dependent on dairy and eggs which are not vegan friendly. What about a bean or pasta salad made with a vinaigrette instead of a milk/mayonnaise base? 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

The vegans will be starving to death.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Maybe it would be a start if someone clarified what vegans *don’t* eat for you – I realised that while it’s a no-brainer for me, if you don’t have vegans in your every day life, you might not have thought about it much!

The obvious is that vegans don’t consume meat of any kind (including fish and seafood), and they don’t consumer animal products of any kind (meaning no milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, eggs). This also means that a lot of common ingredients in every-day foods can be problematic (ie, breads might have milk/butter/eggs, fresh pasta has eggs, dips like tzatiki are usually yogurt based, some things have fish sauce in them). Most (really probably all) vegans wouldn’t want to eat something that had been cooked with any animal product or that was served on top of/touching an animal product.

But there *lots* of things vegans can eat that are delicious. Here are some examples of vegan-friendly apps.

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