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20+ Vegan Snacks for New Year’s Eve

In this post, you’ll find everything you need for the perfect New Year’s Eve party: crackers, bread chips, vegan cheese sticks, hummus, guacamole, and many, many more recipes! These are real crowd-pleasers!

Vegan Snacks for New Years Eve

If you’re looking for vegan recipe ideas for New Year’s Eve.. you’re in luck! In this post, I’ve collected my all-time favorite snacks that will keep your guests and yourself happy.

For me, parties are all about snacking (and drinks, of course) and New Year’s Eve isn’t an exception.

I’ve provided some simple recipes for snacking (including my favorite cracker recipes), dips, sandwiches, as well as a recipe for a vegan chili – because what is a New Year’s Eve party without a huge pot of chili?! I’m sure your guests will love these party foods!

At the end of the post, I’ve also included links to two of my drink recipes if you still need some inspirations for booze.

Now I can only wish you a Happy New Year and I’m so excited for the next year! I do have amazing vegan recipes lined up, you do not want to miss those! Make sure you subscribe to my weekly newsletter so you get all the recipes delivered to your inbox!

Vegan Snacks and Finger Food

Homemade Crackers

I know you would be disappointed if crackers weren’t at the first spot of my New Year’s Eve Snacks Round-Up! Crackers are easy to make, the perfect crispy vehicle for all your dips and you can add pretty much any herbs and spices you want!

Vegan Cracker Recipes

These are some of my favorite homemade crackers: Vegan Everything Crackers, Za’atar Crackers, and Black & White Sesame Seed Crackers (follow the Everything Crackers recipe and only add black and white sesame seeds on top). And here are even more vegan cracker recipes!

Grissini & Breadsticks

Grissini are the fancy way to snack bread during a party! You can twist them or don’t! They will look cute either way.

sesame grissini breadsticks
Sesame Grissini / Breadsticks – Love the breadsticks at restaurants? You can now make your own sesame grissini at home with this easy recipe!
Vegan Za'atar Breadsticks served with vegan cheese sauce
Vegan Za’atar Breadsticks – These vegan Za’atar Breadsticks are the perfect party snack. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. So yummy! And you’ll only need 6 ingredients!


I love how easy pinwheels are to make! They look much more complicated than they actually are! Promise! I always use store-bought vegan puff pastry dough and spread it with different sauces. Roll it in, slice it up, bake it, done.

Vegan Spinach Pinwheels
Spinach Pinwheels – I’ve filled them with spinach, mixed with caramelized onions and garlic, and crumbled vegan (feta) cheese. It is such a good combo! They are really juicy and flavorful.
Vegan Pizza Pinwheels with olives
Vegan Pizza Pinwheels – filled with vegan cheese and green olives! These are a must-make for literally any party!
Wild Garlic Pesto Snails |
Wild Garlic Pesto Snails – filled with homemade wild garlic pesto and vegan parmesan!
holding a pumpkin basil pinwheel between two fingers
Pumpkin Basil Pinwheels – these are a crowd-pleaser for sure!
Vegan Arugula Pesto Pinwheels |
Vegan Arugula Pesto Pinwheels – similar to the Wild Garlic Pesto Pinwheels these are filled with homemade pesto.

Pretzels & Pretzel-Style Snacks

With a simple baking soda bath, you can make any bready goods into pretzel-style goods! Here are a couple of my favorite ideas:

Vegan Pretzel Garlic Knots |
Pretzel Garlic Knots – When you can’t decide between Pretzel Knots and Garlic Knots and you end up making vegan Pretzel Garlic Knots – and you don’t regret it one bit…
Vegan Soft Pretzels
Soft-Baked Pretzels – Top them with coarse pretzel salt for the ultimate finish.
Vegan Mini Pretzel Pizzas with Cider Cheese Sauce
Mini Pretzel Pizzas – with Cider Cheese Sauce and caramelized onions. If you love pretzels, you have to try these!

Mini Calzone

Mini calzones are the party-friendly version of pizza! But beware, these vegan pizza pockets will be devoured faster than you can look!

Vegan Mini Calzones |
Vegan Mini Calzones – filled with mushrooms, spinach, and homemade vegan cheese sauce!

Vegan Spring Rolls

Impress your friends with homemade spring rolls!

Vegan Spring Rolls
Vegan Spring Rolls – Recipe for Vegan Spring Rolls with homemade wrappers and a delicious filling with Chinese cabbage, soy granule, carrots, onion, and garlic. Dip them in sweet chili sauce and enjoy!

Vegan Onion Rings

Who doesn’t love fried onion rings?!

Vegan Onion Rings
Vegan Onion Rings – With this simple recipe, you can make your own vegan Onion Rings at home! For a perfectly crisp and light batter, I am using sparkling water, but you can also use beer instead.

Vegan Cheese Sticks

Oh my god. Cheese Sticks were one of my guilty pleasures before I went vegan. Now, they are still my guilty pleasure because I’ve been making these using a vegan cheese block. Easy cheesy! (sorry)

Vegan Cheese Sticks |
Vegan Cheese Sticks – Deep-Fried Cheese – is there anything better?! I’ve used a store-bought vegan cheese block to make these.

Bread Chips

Potato Chips aren’t the only chips you can serve at parties. These homemade bread chips are the perfect alternative!

Crispy Bread Chips in Spinach Hummus
Bread Chips – coated in garlic and herb oil and baked until perfectly crispy. Serve with hummus for example!

Edamame – The healthy option!

If you want to offer a healthier option for your guests, Edamame is the perfect choice!

Edamame – This is a simple recipe for basic Edamame (boiled soybeans in the pod). With only 3 ingredients – this is the easiest snack or appetizer ever.

Easy Vegan Dips


I know, I know, I know. Hummus. Classic. But there’s a reason why it’s at every buffet/party. Hummus is amazing, easy and quick to make, plus you can add whatever spices and herbs you want to make it unique! Here are my favorites:

Hummus made from dried chickpeas
Homemade Hummus with dried chickpeas – I consider this one a very basic hummus recipe that leaves enough room to add your own twist!
Oil-Free Spinach Hummus with crispy Bread Chips
Oil-Free Spinach Hummus – Make your hummus green by adding fresh spinach! This vegan, oil-free, and gluten-free spinach hummus is perfect to enjoy with crackers, veggies, or bread chips.
Roasted Pumpkin Hummus
Roasted Pumpkin Hummus – Serve the beautiful golden hummus with homemade crackers for a real crowd-pleasing snack!

‘Meaty’ Tomato Dip

This dip will fool every meat-eater.

Vegan 'Meaty' Tomato Dip
Meaty’ Tomato Dip – This is the perfect smoky & ‘meaty’ Tomato Dip to serve with Tortilla Chips! Thanks to soy granule, no one will know that it’s actually vegan!

Vegan Cheese Sauce

You don’t need dairy to make an amazing ooey-gooey cheese sauce.

Vegan Nooch Cheese Sauce with tortilla chips
Vegan Cheese Sauce – no nuts, no soaking, no blender. This Vegan Cheese Sauce is mind-blowing!


Salsa is refreshing, colorful, easy to make, and a must-have at a party!

Easy Pineapple Salsa with tortilla chips
Easy Pineapple Salsa – You’ll only need 5 ingredients for this Pineapple Salsa.


There’s no party without guacamole. Serve it with crackers, tortilla chips, or any of the snacks above.

Guacamole – it’s a classic, and it’s so fast to make! My guacamole recipe is party-friendly: no onions, no cilantro. Of course, if everyone is on board (or if you just don’t care about your guests), you CAN add them in.


Sandwiches are great for parties because you can prepare them in advance, and people can grab one whenever they feel like it.

Carrot Lox

Carrot Lox is mind-blowing.

Vegan Smoked Salmon (Carrot Lox)
You can make delicious vegan Smoked Salmon out of carrots! Everything Bagel + Vegan Cream Cheese + Carrot Lox = HEAVEN!

Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad

The chickpea tuna salad is very fast to make because you just dump all ingredients into a food processor and blitz them up.

Vegan Chickpea Tuna Sandwiches
Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad – Chickpeas make a great tuna-inspired sandwich filling. The dill, nori, capers, lemon juice, mustard, and tahini add to that typical flavor. The „tuna“ mixture is also delicious in wraps!

Vegan PBJ Coconut Bacon Sandwich

It’s sweet and savory and salty and delicious!

Vegan Peanut Butter and Jam Coconut Bacon Sandwich
Vegan PBJ Coconut Bacon Sandwich – The homemade strawberry jam and coconut bacon brings this PBJ sandwich to the next level!

Crowd-Pleasing Chili con TVP

I usually make one large pot of stew for each party. Keep it on low heat throughout the night, so if anyone feels hungry, they can help themselves to a bowl of warming, filling chili with textured vegetable protein (soy granule).

Vegan Chili Sin Carne
Seriously, what’s a New Year’s Eve party without chili?!

Cocktails and Drinks are important, too.

If you’re still looking for awesome drinks to serve at the party, make sure you check out my Watermelon Amaretto Bowls and these awesome Pineapple Coconut Cocktails.

Don’t forget to pin it or bookmark this collection, so you’ll always have the best plant-based party recipes on hand when you need them!

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Boyd Kobe

Tuesday 27th of November 2018

Mmm, these look delicious! So creative. I am excited to try one of them this week! Thank you for sharing!

Diana Blackburn

Thursday 31st of December 2015

I think I love you!


Thursday 31st of December 2015

thihihi :D Happy new year!


Tuesday 29th of December 2015

Wow, I can't decide what to make first! So much great stuff :) I think I'm gonna go with the spinach crackers, they're so much fun!


Thursday 31st of December 2015

Thank you so much, Lucie! Crackers are my favorite kinds of snacks for parties because they are so easy to make and one has so many possibilities of variations :)

Sina @ Vegan Heaven

Tuesday 29th of December 2015

What a great collection, Bianca! I always love your snacks! They're so creative!! :-)


Thursday 31st of December 2015

Thanks Sina! I'm so glad you like them! Crackers for the win :D hahaha.


Tuesday 29th of December 2015

You are the queen of vegan snack foods, Bianca! We have no plans for New Year's Eve (with 3 young kids, we'll be partying by ourselves at home, haha) but I think it would be fun to make all of these snacks instead of dinner :D


Thursday 31st of December 2015

Hahaha, I could live with that title! With 3 young kids everything is a party! I find snacks super important on new year's eve because it's such a long time to be up and I always need something to nibble on.