7 Vegan Finger Food Recipes

When folks imagine vegan appetizers, they probably picture a spread of raw veggies with a vinaigrette for dipping. While crudités certainly have their place in a party spread, you can also put together vegan appetizers with a lot more flavor and variety. Here are some recipe ideas for cruelty-free finger foods your guests will love, whether they eat animal products or not!

1. Savory Hot Pockets

Alex of Cute and Delicious made these little, savory pastries using Thanksgiving leftovers to fill, but you could use all sorts of vegan fillings! Try sauteed greens with white beans; mashed sweet potato or butternut squash with olive oil, almond milk, and a touch of organic maple syrup; or minced, roasted root veggies. For a sweet take, you can fill them up with your favorite jam or preserves!


spiced popcorn

2. Autumn Spiced Popcorn

I love Manifest Vegan’s seasonal twist on a party favorite! She spices her popcorn with nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. You can also season popcorn with nutritional yeast to give it a delicious, cheesy flavor without a drop of dairy in sight.


hummus in endive boats

3. Green Chile Hummus

Hummus is a vegan staple, and The Vegan Lazy Smurf gives it a tasty southwestern twist! I know I just knocked on raw veggies, but they’d be great for dunking into this decadent dip. You could also serve with toasted pita triangles.


summer rolls

4. Spring Rolls

Over at the Fat Free Vegan, Susan has a mouth-watering recipe for spring rolls. I’ve seen this style of roll in a rice paper wrapper also called a summer roll. No matter what you call it, it’s delicious!

>>Next: Savory Vegan Pancakes

savory vegan pancake

5. Savory Vegan Pancakes

Rachel Shulman at Eat Drink Better shares a recipe for socca, a savory vegan pancake. These would be great cut into strips, rolled up, and secured with a toothpick. You could serve them plain or with some jam for dipping.


baby bella mushrooms are great for stuffing

6. Stuffed Mushrooms

While many stuffed mushroom recipes call for animal ingredients like cream cheese, you don’t need dairy to make this tasty finger food! This recipe for savory stuffed mushrooms is easy and delicious.


vegan truffles

7. Vegan Truffles

No party spread would be complete without something sweet. While you might think chocolate isn’t vegan, that’s just not so! Good, dark chocolate is often free of animal ingredients. Whole Foods makes vegan chocolate chips, and Ghirardelli’s semi-sweet chocolate chips are also vegan.

Are you guys planning any delicious, vegan appetizers? I’d love to hear your recipe ideas in the comments!

Non-Traditional Holiday Fare for Vegans
10 Vegan Recipes for Fall
Vegan Focaccia & Other Homemade Flatbreads
Cashew Carrot Pate

Image Credits:
Vegan Pop Tarts. Creative Commons photo by Vegan Baking
Popcorn. Creative Commons photo by jayneandd
Hummus. Creative Commons photo by lablasco
Summer Rolls. Creative Commons photo by ozten
Socca. Creative Commons photo by Dayna Mclsaac
Mushrooms. Creative Commons photo by wendypiersall
Vegan Truffles. Creative Commons photo by Vegan Baking

Love This? Never Miss Another Story.


Roberto MARINI
Roberto MARINI29 days ago

thanks for this article

.11 months ago

Awesome work! That is quite appreciated. I hope you’ll get more success. bestindianfoodcatering

Julia Cabrera-Woscek

OMG! Those spring rolls picture is so desirable right now... Food is addiction! LOL

Dale O.
DaleLovesOttawa O.about a year ago

I love hummus and these recipes look delicious, at least the ones on the first page, the recipes on the second page remain a mystery as all I get is:

"Whoops! That page cannot be found. Now that's embarrassing."

It is quite the latency day on Care2 today, getting to Healthy Living for the most part is impossible.

Elizabeth Brawn
Elizabeth Brawnabout a year ago


Elena T.
Elena Poensgenabout a year ago

Thank you :)

Jonathan Harper
Jonathan Harper1 years ago


Vivian A.
.1 years ago

I'll try the hummus with chilis from my garden this summer. Thanks!

bria broccoli
bria broccoli1 years ago

mmm, everything looks so yummy! :3 thanks for sharing.

Mac C.
mac C.1 years ago

All of them look really good. I've got to try the hummus and the truffles for sure. Thank you!