When you are planning any type of special event, you can't go wrong by making sandwiches the main star of the menu. Easy to eat and delicious, these handheld meals are sure to please guests of all ages, even the pickiest of kids.
If you're a vegetarian, are inviting many guests who are, or just want to serve up a healthier entree, consider treating party-goers to vegetarian sandwiches. When it comes to plant-based sandwiches, the options are plentiful and may even be easier on your wallet.
Depending on your event-planning budget, how much time you have to spare the day before the event, and the size of your guest list, you can either make the sandwiches yourself or hire a professional catering company to do it for you. Having a sandwich shop that specializes in vegetarian treats is another option. If you opt to make the meals yourself, you can use the menu from your favorite sandwich eatery as inspiration.
Vegetarian sandwiches are ideal for serving at any type of event, from the swankiest soirees to the most laid-back of backyard parties. Some ideas include kids' and adults' birthday parties, holiday celebrations, family reunions, baby and bridal showers, and even wedding receptions.
Following are a few plant-based sandwich ideas for your next special event:
Delicate and light, tea sandwiches typically feature crustless bread and fillings made of higher-end ingredients. Since they look and taste upscale, they are perfect for serving at fancy get-togethers held in elegant venues, such as reception halls.
Tea sandwich options include basic butter and cream and thinly sliced cucumbers, egg salad, soy-based deli slices, watercress and blue cheese, avocado and cucumber, and peanut butter and jelly, which is ideal for children's parties. Keeping with the traditional look of tea sandwiches, always remove the crusts from the bread and cut them in half.
Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches
Hearty grilled vegetable sandwiches are just right for any type of outdoor event where you have access to a grill. Guests won't miss the meat when you serve filling portobello mushroom caps or eggplant sandwiches on any type of bread, from crusty buns to flaky croissants.
Other grilled vegetable ideas are sliced carrots, zucchini, tomatoes, red, green, orange and yellow bell peppers, and red onions. Slather the sandwiches with any type of spread, such as hummus, mayonnaise, guacamole, or pesto sauce, and include non-grilled ingredients, such as cheese and lettuce, as well.
For more ideas, contact sandwich shops near you.