Vegan Finger Foods: Easy Party Appetizers

Whether you’re throwing a cocktail party, or looking for vegan appetizer ideas to bring to a casual gathering, these vegan finger foods are sure to impress…without the mess! From fancy vegan appetizers to semi-homemade ones, the following ideas are all easy vegan party foods to transport and serve!

What are good finger food for parties?

The best finger food for a party is an dish that isn’t too messy. Not only can you hold it with your hand, but it is not likely to drip, fall apart, or require utensils. Ideally a capape or similar already prepared item works best for finger foods.

As a regular host, I prefer to serve foods that don’t need utensils when I have a larger gathering. Not only is it one less thing to provide, but the guests can hold their drink and grab a bite at the same time!

What do I feed my vegan friends?

Good news, there are countless vegan appetizers that will impress herbivores and omnivores alike! From puff pastry creations and mezze plates to latkes and even sushi, the possibilities are endless.

In fact, chances are no one will even guess that these vegan finger food appetizers below are plant-based…they are remarkably delicious and full of flavor!

I am thrilled to share these vegan finger food recipes with y’all, some from right here at Plant-Powered Livin’ and others from vegan recipe creators near and far! Enjoy this easy vegan party food list!

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Easy Vegan Finger Foods: Recipes & Inspiration!

Zaatar Puff Pastry Pinwheels

vegan finger foods: zaatar puff pastry pinwheels

Golden flaky Zaatar Puff Pastry Pinwheels by Plant-Based Folk are quick & easy prep using minimal ingredients. Zaatar is a toasty, earthy Middle Eastern spice mixture that includes sumac, sesame seeds, and other spices. Not only delicious but SO pretty and festive, these vegan pinwheels are the perfect vegan party food.

Meatless Meatball Crostini: the perfect vegan canape!

This genius idea came from my husband…he recently made these vegan meatball crostini for a work potluck party contest and won first place! And no one could believe they were plant-based!

He veganized this meatball recipe using my homemade ricotta and Impossible meat (you could use store bought to save time!). To serve, toast sliced bread into crostinis (375 degrees for 12 minutes). Cut meatballs in half, and place half a heated meatball and generous amount of the most delicious sauce you can find on crostini.

You may just win the best appetizer award too and fool omnivores, too!

Buffalo Cauliflower Dip (Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip)

photo credit Veggies Don’t Bite

This creamy, spicy buffalo cauliflower dip by Sophia at Veggies Don’t Bite is shockingly vegan and downright addictive! Made with whole food plant ingredients, this dip will be the life of the party!

Easy Vegan Mushroom Crostini

This festive vegan mushroom crostini recipe by Happy Kitchen is an easy and impressive appetizer, perfect for holidays. A crunchy baguette with melted vegan mozzarella topped with sweet caramelized onions and mushrooms with a hint of balsamic and Dijon mustard…it will surely be a show stopper!

Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Aioli

These air fryer smashed potatoes with vegan garlic aioli by Ooh La La It’s Vegan is a gourmet play on fries that will definitely please a crowd!

Easy Creamy White Bean & Kale Dip

creamy kale and white bean dip

This Easy, Creamy White Bean and Kale Dip by Plant-Powered Livin’ tastes like it was slaved over, but it takes just 20 minutes from start to finish. This vegan dip is delicious served warm or at room temperature, which makes it one of those easy make ahead vegetarian appetizers, too.

Minimize the mess by serving on a platter already assembled, with a dallop of vegan kale dip centered on each large tortilla chip!

Vegan Potato Latkes

vegan potato latkes, one of the easy vegan finger foods

For a festive holiday vegan appetizer, try these crispy potato latkes by Go Eat Green. Vegan and gluten-free, these potato fritters are simple to make with only 8 simple ingredients. And they look so gourmet!

When cooking these vegan finger foods for parties, make latkes bite size instead of the standard latke size.

Vegan Puff Pastry Wreath with Spinach & Ricotta

If you’re looking for vegan Christmas appetizers, look no further than this delicious edible wreath by Plant-Powered Livin’! Simple to make and easy to serve…guests simply pull off a piece, dip and enjoy! Or make mess free by precutting pieces (but serve in the wreath shape).

Check out my step by step recipe here!

This tasty filling can be used in a variety of vegan puff pastry appetizers too, like vegan spinach puffs or pinwheels (details in recipe link above)…a fun and versatile easy vegan party food!

Vegan Mercimek Kofte (Lentil Balls)

vegan lentil kofte

Mercimek Kofte (Vegan Lentil Balls) by Cooking Gorgeous are a healthy and flavorful Turkish dish made with bulgur, red lentils, onions, tomato & red pepper paste, and spices. 

These vegetarian meatballs make perfect vegan finger foods for parties as they are unique,flavorful, and filling! Serve alone or as part of a mezze platter. For an easy grab, serve on a lettuce leaf.

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower: Vegan Appetizer Recipes

vegan Buffalo Cauliflower!

Everyone loves Buffalo Cauliflower wings, and this recipe by All Natural Vegan certainly impresses with homemade vegan buffalo sauce to boot! Not only delicious, but uber healthy, made with whole food plant based ingredients, and without any oil!?

While vegan buffalo cauliflower is naturally a finger food, you can make it less messy by offering tooth picks to grab the vegan cauliflower bites.

Vegan California Rolls with Sriracha Tofu

These spicy vegan sushi rolls by Plant-Powered Livin’ are always a party hit. The firmer texture of the baked tofu, perfectly balanced spice from the sriracha tofu and sriracha sauce, and creamy plant-based mayo blend into the perfect vegan crab meat in these spicy California rolls!

Vegan California Rolls with Hearts of Palm

vegan finger foods: vegan sushi rolls with hearts of palm

For a unique spin on vegan sushi, try these Hearts of Palm California Rolls by Plant-Powered Livin’. Hearts of palm make a perfect vegan fish substitute because they are flaky in texture, similar to crab. And the horseradish adds a familiar nod towards seafood as well.

Consider rolling up both of these rolls above at your next festive gathering and letting guests guess the secret ingredient in these vegan California rolls!

Falafel with Vegan Tzatziki (Semi-homemade)

semi-homemade vegan finger food, Trader Joe's dill pickle mini falafel

Short on time but need more easy vegan appetizers?

Skip the homemade part and make your life easy! These easy Trader Joe’s dill pickle mini falafel are dynamite in the air fryer. Make it uber easy with Trader Joe’s Vegan Tzatziki.

Easy Trader Joe’s Vegan Pesto Rolls (semi-homemade)

easy vegan pesto rolls

For another quick, semi-homemade appetizer recipe, try my 4 ingredient Trader Joe’s Vegan Pesto Rolls by Plant-Powered Livin’. Ready in minutes with minimal mess, these easy vegan finger foods are definitely worth a try!

Hope this list provides inspiration for creating vegan finger foods platters at your upcoming gathering! Whether you are looking for festive Christmas vegan appetizers or easy vegan party food, there is something for every occasion. No need to ask “what munchies are vegan?” anymore!

Finally, please let me know what you think or share your favorite vegan party food in comments below.



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