Whether you’re watching the World Cup, World Series, Super Bowl, or Puppy Bowl, there are certain foods that just scream “game day.” Pigs in a blanket, buffalo wings, sliders–these are all snacks heavily laden with animal products.
Or are they?
More and more people are going vegan–including successful athletes powered by plants–and that means a growing selection of deliciously meat-, dairy-, and egg-free snacks and appetizers.
Whether you want to whip up your own dishes to impress your party guests or quickly warm some snacks in the oven and focus on the game, we’ve got plenty of options for your game-day vegan snacks.
A toasty take on a vegan deli classic, TryVeg’s own cheesy Reuben Quesadillas are balanced in flavor and texture thanks to Barbecue Sunshine Burgers.
These mini corn dogs are perfect to just heat and serve. They taste just like their meat counterparts–without the cruelty and cholesterol.
While you’re picking up your corn dogs, why not go all in? Field Roast + Buffalo = Fruffalo wings–the meat replacement company’s answer to the classic game day wings platter.
Simmer these affordable vegan meatballs in your favorite sauce (barbecue or Asian-style, anyone?). Toss them on some slider buns or just go straight for the toothpick and you’re done!
If you want to impress your friends, put together these delicious TryVeg fried wonton treats. Paired with guacamole, they’re the perfect slightly-elevated finger foods.
Ah, the quintessential game day snack — and possibly the easiest one to veganize to your liking! Try this recipe from Minimalist Baker for an easy but mouthwatering plate of cheesy vegan nachos.
While we wait patiently for new vegan pizza options to come to the U.S., make your game day meal easier by offering create-your-own pizza. Try this Spicy Italian Pan Pizza from TryVeg., or just throw on vegan cheeses on your dough along with whatever other toppings your heart desires!
Store-bought queso was revolutionized with the introduction of Cashew Fiesta Dip at Trader Joe’s. To cut down on prep time, toss this on top of your nachos. Or, let’s be honest, just go for dipping the chip–or spoon?–right in.
What’s your go-to vegan snack for game day? Comment and let us know!
Stuart McDonald is a Communications Manager at Animal Outlook, a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. She is passionate about making an ethical lifestyle easy and accessible for all and collaborating across social movements to create a kinder world. She writes about everything vegan: from plant-based eating to activism to legislation. Read her work on TryVeg.com and AnimalOutlook.org.