(Closed) Vegan Family Style Buffet

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am not vegan and never been to a vegan wedding.  However, regardless of how people may react, it is your wedding so you should do what you want, not what other people want.  So stick to your guns when you get negative feedback.  I think it would be fun to do something out of my personal comfort zone.

We originally wanted to do fam style, but that place ended up being reserved already.  It really brings out the people’s inner social butterflies

Post # 4
9755 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I haven’t done this, and I don’t plan too but I do cook vegetarian at home so I’m pretty open to this style of food.  I think those are good options you have.  I think pasta will be a great thing because there are so many excellent pastas options that can be vegan.  But I would make sure it’s more of a filling meal-type pasta (versus just pasta salad).  So if people are scared of the “roast” they will at least be able to eat pasta as their meal.

For me, as long as it tastes good I would eat it!  I’ve made vegan “meatloaf” (made out of lentils and beans) before and I loved it.  But I know not everyone is so open to new things. 

Post # 5
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was in a wedding and the food was vegetarian. I don’t remember anyone complaining but the food was very good. It was salad, stuffed portabella, veggie lasagna, cake etc. I think this would be harder to do as vegan mainly because vegan “meat” and “cheese” are gross to meat eaters. If you can manage to come up with a menu that does not include serving a lot of “fake” meat and cheese then I think you could pull it off. Good luck!

Post # 6
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

If I were to do a total vegan wedding for fall I would ask for…. 

  • Squash soup – pumpkin or any other squash – along with spinach because I like how the orange and green looks!
  • Salad – doesn’t have to have lettuce! 
  • Cabbage rolls – it doesn’t have to have rice in it either – a whole bunch of cooked veggies rolled up in a cabbage leaf
  • Meatless meatloaf – with mashed potatoes and green and yellow beans with mushroom gravy, lots and lots of gravy…. yummy!
  • I love the look of stuffed peppers. I would do some of every color – red, yellow, orange and green
  • I also like the look of baked potatoes with all the “trimmings”!
  • Tons of desserts! Mini-sized and bite sized ones.

I guess my menu sounds more like a sit down dinner? LOL

Post # 10
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are doing a fishatarian wedding.  So no red meat, chicken, or turkey.  People will eat what they eat and they will be fine with it.  As long as there is pasta people should be fine.  Do you have any people who are gluten free?  That might be a little problem, but I am sure you can figure something out.  

Vegan food is very yummy when done properly.  I have a whole cookbook that is amazing and all vegan food.  So dang good.

Post # 12
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

@bretonvirgniia:  “I gave you a veg dish at my wedding you should give me a meat dish at your wedding”

Really? There is a HUGE difference in the two… I would love to talk about the difference of “killing” a carrot and “killing” a cow factory style! ugh some people! 

(I love your McDonald’s direction idea!! LOL)

Post # 13
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Pumpkin ravioli! 


Post # 15
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Anything butternut squash… I love love love squash this time of year.

Fire-roasted tomato soup or leek soup…or potato soup…or carrot and fennel soup…ALL the soup!

Some sort of vegan potstickers (with edamame on the side please? and miso soup? lol)

Mushroom risotto (vegan style)




Post # 16
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My fav vegan items are:

Burnt Sage Carrot ‘butter’ with pumpkin ravioli

Wild Mushroom Risotto



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