Nothing quite compares to the relaxed elegance of a wine tasting. We all know that charcuterie and cheeses are a staple wine tasting snack, but for vegans, it’s slightly more challenging finding the right accompaniments. Whether you choose to make these dishes at home or turn to the experts at Beyond Sushi, your guests will adore discovering the ways in which each of these scrumptious vegan wine tasting snacks plays off the notes and aromas of their favorite wine pairings.
Vegan Wine Tasting Snacks
The key to creating the perfect spread for a vegan wine tasting event lies in one component: variety.
By offering snacks in a wide range of flavors– from spicy to sweet– you ensure that your guests have everything they need to discover the ways in which different wines impact the flavors of their meals.
Savory Vegan Meatballs
Red wine may traditionally be paired with heavy meats, but that does not mean that vegan diners should feel relegated to only whites or sparkling sips. With these savory vegan meatballs, every guest can enjoy both the benefit of a delicious burst of flavor and the opportunity to play with different red wine pairings.
To make your own Impossible “meatballs” at home, simply mix breadcrumbs, your favorite Italian seasonings, and ground Impossible burger mix together. Roll the mixture into small bite-sized balls roughly two inches in diameter and cook through to create a simple snack that’s sure to please.
For a creative take on this old classic, turn to the inspired minds at Beyond Sushi. Our glazed Impossible meatballs are tossed with a dark soy and sambal glaze and topped with toasted sesame seeds and scallions. The sweet-and-salty result is one your dinner guests will not soon forget!
While red wines are typically paired with dark meats, white wine works best when it plays off of the lighter, milder flavors found in seafood. By providing your guests with vegan seafood alternatives, you provide more than just a tasty snack; you gift them the chance to sample their pinot grigio as they never have before!
The difficulty of this endeavor comes in providing snack-sized options. One way is to create your own “seafood” dip using zalmon and other vegan alternatives. For an even easier, more elevated option, consider Beyond Sushi.
At Beyond Sushi, we pride ourselves on offering a range of sushi options, all entirely vegan. Whether you are craving a cruelty-free take on a classic roll or something new altogether, you’ll find what you need on our delicious, inclusive menu. Our gorgeously arranged, bite-sized sushi rolls will fit in beautifully among the decorations and sparkling glassware of your next vegan wine tasting.
No party is complete without dessert. The ideal dessert should be just enough to pique your guest’s interest while not weighing them down or overwhelming their senses with sugary sweetness. Before your event, place an order for Beyond Sushi’s crowd-pleasing ube cashew cheesecake.
Cashew cheesecake is a great option for any party planner hoping to highlight the sweetness of their sparkling white wine while not compromising their dietary values. Decadent without being overwhelming, sweet without tasting sugary, this cheesecake has everything you need to close off with a perfect finish.
Pickup and Delivery with Beyond Sushi
Don’t allow planning your next wine tasting gathering to be overwhelming. Instead, let Beyond Sushi lift that pressure from your shoulders with help from our online pickup and delivery options! Swing by any of our conveniently located restaurants on your way home from work, or just allow us to bring the perfectly packaged flavors to you.
Party planning doesn’t have to be a complicated, drawn-out affair. By allowing Beyond Sushi to take care of the food preparation, you free up even more time that could be better spent picking out wine, decorating, and most importantly, spending time with your family and friends. And remember Happy Hour is back from 5-6:30pm weekdays! Enjoy half off beer, wine, and sake by the glass at our Upper East Side, W 56th Street, W 37th Street, and Nolita locations.
Explore our menu, place an order, and get ready for a vegan wine tasting you won’t soon forget!