10 Plant-Based Caterers That Will Make Your Big Day Even Better
Healthy can still mean delicious.
If anyone says planning a wedding is easy, they're lying. Every detail needs to be accounted for on your big day, from your bouquet to the DJ. And when it comes to choosing the perfect menu, it's easy to have a minor meltdown-especially if you're vegan. Luckily, unlike ten years ago, finding a plant-based caterer isn't as hard as you'd think. Most local restaurants will be able to work with you to put together a wedding that fits your lifestyle, but if you happen to have a vegan caterer in your area who already knows the ins and outs of veganism and plant-based cuisine, even better. Less explaining, more eating-and you can't go wrong with that.
These ten plant-based caterers will make your day special-and delicious.
The Plant in San Francisco, California
Promising 100% organic and local ingredients, The Plant only uses produce that's seasonal and sourced from around the San Francisco Bay area. With a diverse menu of contemporary California cuisine and Asian-inspired flavors, you'll be happy to know that anything served to your guests is made from scratch in their kitchens, including hearty salads and wraps.
Tastee Vegan in New York City and Long Island, New York
New York City-based catering company Tastee Vegan serves all five boroughs as well as Long Island, offering vegan cuisine that those who don't follow a plant-based diet will love just as much as those who do. With hors d'oeuvres of all kinds-from barbecue seitan kebabs to Malaysian tempeh cakes-and a vegan buffet that offers entrees like baked gnocchi with creamy pumpkin sauce and panko-crusted "chicken" drumsticks, there's something for everyone.
Miss Rachel's Pantry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Expect vibrant and flavorful dishes from Philadelphia-based Miss Rachel's Pantry. Your guests will love the comfort food-style vegan food, featuring a menu that changes seasonally and serves up dishes like wild mushroom bruschetta and artichoke "crab" cakes.
Bloom for Life in Spearfish, South Dakota
Focusing on organically grown, unprocessed, and purely sourced ingredients, chef Amanda Froelich of Bloom for Life meets any vegan dietary needs. Whether you're looking for a 100% raw vegan menu or prefer your meals cooked, there's a solution for everyone, no matter how rigid your guidelines may be.
Jay Astafa in New York City
Anyone who wants to dine in style on their big day should look to Jay Astafa, a New York City-based chef who will travel to major cities across the United States to cater weddings and other events. As for what's on the menu, he's known for his contemporary cuisine and you can expect everything from tomato tartare cones to spiced grilled carrots, plus some of the best cashew-based cheese you've ever tasted.
The Naked Bite in Austin, Texas, and Southern Florida
The Naked Bite's commitment to using organic, sustainable, and locally-sourced ingredients can definitely be tasted in their food. Founded by chef Amber Antonelli, the company's goal is to show the world just how versatile plant-inspired recipes can be, and they do just that with their dishes. Meals like quinoa pasta "Alfredo" and roasted cauliflower steaks will have meat-eaters be licking their plates clean.
Plum Vegan inHouston, Texas
Specializing in approachable gourmet vegan cuisine, Plum Vegan will work with you to ensure you have a menu both you and your guests will love. By supporting local businesses and farmers whenever possible, the dishes are fresh and full of flavor, and they offer specific menus based on your cuisine of choice. And yes, that incudes options like veggie bacon cheeseburgers, falafel, and veggie tacos.
The (Vegan) Caterer in Portland, Oregon
If you're looking for a vegan catering company that will appeal to everyone, The (Vegan) Caterer should do the trick. Chef and owner Josh Raymond's specialty is making meals reminiscent of the ones we all enjoyed growing up, veganizing everything from mac and cheese to BBQ. They also specialize in Far East, Italian, and Tex-Mex cuisine.
Green Plate Catering in Washington, D.C.
Green Plate Catering doesn't mess around. They've been serving sustainable and organic vegetarian and vegan food since 1982 and have won multiple awards along the way. By partnering with local farmers and produce co-ops, they're able to fill their dishes with the freshest of fruits and vegetables. And since their menus are based off the seasons, meals might be anything from Greek-stuffed grape leaves in the spring to stuffed portabella mushrooms in the fall.
Two Brothers Catering in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut
Operated by chef Joe Rosolen, Two Brothers Catering is a 100% vegetarian and mostly vegan catering company that has been serving weddings in the tri-state area since 2003. All the prices of the appetizers, entrees, and desserts are laid out clearly on the website, making it easy to pick and choose what works best for your special day. As for the food, tasty picks like tofu ravioli and red lentil loaf will meet any couple's needs.