When you’re busy, scheduled down to the half hour with meetings, eating right is the last thing on your mind. Sure, we all need comfort, some days more than others. Instead of reaching for a bag of chips, try these healthy, delicious catering dishes. They’re all vegan, but you and your colleagues would never know it.
Try these vegan comfort food ideas at your next business lunch. They’re the ticket to feeling satisfied and taken care of, even on the most frenzied day.
1. Cauliflower wings or steaks
Cauliflower is the vegetable of the moment, and chefs all over the country have taken to this “chicken of the veggie world.” Like chicken wings or drumettes, the cauliflower is baked or fried until pliable, then slathered in a classic sauce, like barbecue or buffalo. No forks are required, so these finger-friendly veggies will help you to cut back on cleanup time.
2. Black bean burgers
You can’t go wrong with the hamburger experience, even if you’re vegan. In our plant-loving era, meatless burgers are a trend not to be missed. Today’s vegan burgers, rich and salty, are the ultimate vegan comfort food. When ordering catering, ask for the burgers without cheese but inquire whether there is a substitute vegan spread. The vegans in the bunch will thank you.
3. Artichoke tacos
If you’re fending off work emails, one thing that helps are tacos, which are insanely popular for a reason. Rich and delicious, this vegan comfort food is full of fresh herbs and hearty proteins like sweet potato wedges or sautéed artichokes. Plus, tacos are customizable and suitable for every occasion.
Breakfast may be the toughest meal for a team to source when feeding vegans. All those eggs and bacon, not to mention butter and cream, present a challenge. This makes it tough for a vegan to find good eats in the workplace before 11 a.m. But comforting vegan alternatives exist. And there’s plenty to choose from, like pancakes studded with vegan bacon, or fresh berries and fruits, to power up breakfast with antioxidants and micronutrients.
5. Vegan protein poke bowl
The right dressing makes anything taste better. Picture crispy tofu and creamy Tahini Sauce or baked tempeh with a lime ginger dressing and roasted sesame sauce. When you pair excellent veggies and a soy-based protein with an excellent dressing, you have a winning vegan protein poke bowl.
No meat, no dairy, no eggs? No problem. We love making vegan catering easy for the office.