19 Vegan Christmas Party Food Ideas to Celebrate the Season

You can’t put it off any longer, it’s officially time to start preparing for Christmas. Are you a party planning veteran hosting an annual soiree? Or maybe it’s your first time ever this year? Whatever your plans — from a small gathering with friends to a full-blown house party with everyone you know and love — if you’re hosting guests, there is a lot to think about, including vegan Christmas party food.

Parties need music, they need games, and of course decorations. There are a number of plastic-free sustainable decorations to choose from, you could make classic festive paper chains, or dry your own fruit to hang on the Christmas tree. If you love balloons, try to choose biodegradable versions — normal balloons can take up to four years to decompose naturally.

What every Christmas party needs above all else is food. And lots of it. If you’re dashing to the shops, here are eight vegan Christmas party food products to buy. If you plan on cooking up a Christmas storm, there are also 11 recipe ideas to make yourself. Get cracking.

8 Vegan Christmas Party Food Products to Buy

If you don’t have much time to prep for your festive gathering, there are plenty of vegan Christmas party food products available to buy this year. As well as plant-based mains, a number of supermarkets and brands have launched cruelty-free nibbles, too. Here are eight vegan Christmas party food products to purchase ahead of your celebration.

Iceland has launched No Bull Mini Burger Sliders ahead of Christmas.

1. Iceland’s No Bull Mini Burger Sliders

Iceland has a range of vegan Christmas party food on offer this year, including a No Duck Chinese Selection and these No Bull Mini Burger Sliders. The latter will go down a treat with everyone at your gathering, from meat-lovers to children.

Asda has a wide range of festive vegan party food. | @thegooodsoul

2. Asda’s Vegan Party Vegetable Pasties

From Bombay Potato Croquettes to Sesame Cauliflower Bites and Extra Special Vegan Cocktail Sausages, Asda’s shelves are brimming with plant-based party food options this year. They even have Vegan Party Vegetable Pasties, which feature veggies — like leek and onions — wrapped in light crumbly pastry.

Treat your guests to these spicy cauliflower bites from Tesco.

3. Tesco’s Sticky Chilli Cauliflower Bites

Fancy a bit of spice? If you don’t have the time (or the motivation) to spend time making your own cauliflower wings, Tesco has you covered. These spicy Sticky Chilli Cauliflower Bites in tempura batter are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Waitrose has a wide range of party options, including these caramelized onion tarts.

4. Waitrose’s Christmas Caramelized Onion & Tomato Tarte Tatin

Add a touch of class to your Christmas party with these Caramelized Onion & Tomato Tarte Tatins by Waitrose. Turn up Frank Sinatra and serve alongside glasses of vegan prosecco for a truly sophisticated evening of festive fun.

Tempt meat-lovers with these vegan chicken skewers by Morrisons.

5. Morrisons’ Vegan Chicken Style Skewers

Morrisons has a whole range of vegan Christmas party food on offer, including BBQ Jackfruit Mini Burgers and dairy-free mozzarella sticks. For meat-lovers, try offering these Meat Free Chicken Style Skewers. Made with soya, which is marinated in a blend of herbs and spices, they’re sure to satisfy even the most cynical of guests.

It’s not a party without sausage rolls.

6. Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Mini Pork & Apple Sausage Rolls

Sausage rolls are a party staple, and Linda McCartney has two vegan varieties to choose from: Mini Pork & Apple and plain with Cumberland-style sausages and flaky pastry. The veggie brand also offers Vegetarian Beef, Mushroom & Spinach Wellington Bites.

Quorn nuggets are simple and popular.

7. Quorn Vegan Crunchy Nuggets

Quorn Crunchy Nuggets are a simple, yet popular party food option. Serve with a variety of dips, from sweet chili to BBQ, and you can’t go far wrong. If you fancy jazzing them up a little bit, try this recipe for mini kebabs made with vegan nuggets, pitta bread, and crunchy vegetables.

Violife is offering a vegan Christmas platter.

8. Violife’s Dairy-Free Christmas Platter

Got some cheese-loving guests coming to your party? This Christmas platter from Violife will prove you don’t need dairy to enjoy a good cheeseboard. It includes a Blu Wedge, Cranberry After Dinner, and a Mature Cheddar Flavour Block.

11 Vegan Christmas Party Food Recipes

If you have a little time on your hands over the holidays and fancy making your guests some treats, here are 11 vegan Christmas party food recipes for inspiration.

This dairy-free recipe calls for cashew mozzarella. | Vegan Richa

1. Vegan Cheesy Pull Apart Pizza Bread

Who doesn’t love pizza? To impress your party guests, bake this easy Cheesy Pull Apart Pizza Bread. You can keep it simple and stick to cashew mozzarella and tomato, or add on your own vegetable or vegan meat toppings if you desire. If you want to go above and beyond, you could even make a few different versions with different toppings for your guests to indulge in.

Get the recipe here.

Vietnamese rolls are simple to make. | The Veg Space

2. Chilli Peanut Vietnamese Rolls

According to recipe creator The Veg Space, these Vietnamese rolls look a lot more complicated to make than they actually are. The result is not only tasty, but it looks elegant too. Serve with crunchy peanuts and Thai Chili dipping sauce.

Get the recipe here.

These tomato tartlets would make the perfect dinner party appetizer. | Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

3. Vegan Tomato Tartlets with Spinach Pesto

These vegan tomato tartlets look sophisticated, and they taste great too. Whatever kind of party you’re hosting, these will fit right in. Lay them out on a buffet table for guests to pick at or serve as an appetizer if you’re hosting a dinner party.

Get the recipe here.

Sausage rolls are always a party crowd-pleaser. | The Veg Space

4. Easy Vegan Sausage Rolls

Sausage rolls are a must at any party. As The Veg Space highlights, “one-year-olds and 91-year-olds will tuck into them with equal pleasure.” If you fancy making your own instead of buying them, this recipe is super easy and quick. All you need is some vegan sausages, dairy-free ready-rolled puff pastry, some vegan milk, and some sesame seeds.

Get the recipe here.

These vegan jalapeño poppers are quick to make. | Minimalist Baker

5. Vegan Jalapeño Poppers

They may be baked instead of deep-fried, but these vegan jalapeño poppers will still have all of your guests coming back for more. Not too many though, as they’re still super spicy. All you need is 10 ingredients — including soaked cashews — and a spare half an hour and voila.

Get the recipe here.

These avocado bites will go down a treat. | Yup It’s Vegan

6. Spicy Chickpea Avocado Cucumber Bites

Whatever the nature of your gathering, these Spicy Chickpea Avocado Cucumber Bites are sure to fit right in. If you’re going for more of a sit-down meal, they make the perfect appetizer. If it’s more an informal affair, simply leave them on a plate for your guests to nibble on. You might need to make extra, as they’ll disappear fast.

Get the recipe here.

Replace the standard burger bun with crispy potato slices. | Exceedingly Vegan

7. Vegan Mini Potato Burger Canapes

Want to really impress your guests? These mini potato burger canapes will do just that. They sound harder to make than they actually are, all you need to do differently is replace the bun with crispy potato slices. The burger patties themselves are made with simple plant-based ingredients, including walnuts, sundried tomatoes, and chickpea flour.

Get the recipe here.

Make tofu popcorn in an air fryer. | V Nutrition and Wellness

8. Air Fryer Popcorn Tou With Sriracha Dipping Sauce

This popcorn tofu is great for adults and kids. it’s fun and easy to eat, but it’s not super unhealthy, as it’s fried without using oil. Don’t have an air fryer? You can bake it too.

Get the recipe here.

Top nachos with vegan cheese and veggies. | Rhians Recipes

9. Vegan Stretchy Melty Cheese Nachos

You can’t go wrong with nachos, they’re guaranteed to pretty much please everyone. These ones are loaded with vegan melted cheese, guac, and healthy vegetables.

Get the recipe here.

Make your dip selection extra festive with this holiday hummus. | Well and Full

10. Vegan Holiday Hummus

A party buffet table isn’t complete without a selection of dips, and this dip is the most festive of them all. It includes roasted carrots, rosemary, garlic, and parsley.

Get the recipe here.

These pinwheels are heat-free.| Minimalist Baker

11. Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels

This recipe is super easy to make and it doesn’t require using the oven at all. All you do is stir together the ingredients, spread them onto your tortilla, wrap, and slice. Simple.

Get the recipe here.