Brunch is the most important meal of the day, right? It’s also important that everything—from the pancakes to the champagne—be vegan. To help, we’ve listed a few of our favorite vegan brunch recipes, along with where to find vegan brunch in hotspots like Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; New York City; and elsewhere. Take a look!
No brunch would be complete without stacks of vegan pancakes. Luckily, The Tasty K has an animal-free recipe for the prettiest, tastiest rainbow pancakes there ever were. Watch the video to see how easy they are to whip up:
Vegan Boiled Egg on Avocado Toast
There’s nothing basic about this avocado toast—it has a vegan egg on it! Impress your brunch guests with the prettiest, yummiest vegan avocado toast, courtesy of Exceedingly Vegan. Get the full recipe here, and watch the video below. (Pro tip: Throw some vegan hot sauce on top for an added kick.)
Black Bean Tofu Scramble Vegan Enchiladas
Wow your guests with breakfast enchiladas that no animal had to die for. This recipe calls for vegan cream cheese, bell peppers, tofu, black beans, avocado, and other delicious, animal-friendly ingredients. Follow along with This Savory Vegan below:
Beyond Brat Breakfast Burrito
One important ingredient makes these vegan breakfast burritos a surefire winner: Beyond Sausage Brat Original. Beyond Meat created this breakfast burrito recipe, and we’re certain that your brunch guests will love it.
Vegan Bagels with Tomato Lox and Cashew Cream Cheese
No animal deserves to be killed and served on a bagel, including smart, sentient salmon. That’s why we love Carrots and Flowers’ bagel with “lox” recipe—the “lox” is made of boiled and peeled tomatoes (not salmon flesh), and the cream cheese is made of cashews, not udder secretions stolen from enslaved cows. Check out this step-by-step recipe:
Divine Vegan Latkes
Hanukkah or not, vegan potato pancakes are sure to satisfy your hungry brunch guests. We put together a simple recipe to make serving up some divine vegan latkes really easy—just don’t forget to top off each pancake with a dollop of vegan sour cream.
Garden Vegetable Vegan Quiche
If you think you can’t make a quiche without buying eggs and supporting the grinding up of live male chicks, think again. For a colorful, veggie-filled vegan quiche, check out this easy-to-follow recipe. The silken tofu and black salt combo will blow your guests’ minds.
Basic Vegan French Toast
Chances are your brunch guests are going to expect some French toast. Knock their socks off with this simple-but-delectable recipe from Minimalist Baker—all you need is chia seeds, agave or maple syrup, vegan milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and your favorite vegan bread.
For more animal-free brekkie ideas, check out our vegan breakfast recipes page on PETA.org.
Don’t forget the booze! Is alcohol vegan?
If you’re planning to serve adult drinks at your vegan brunch, make sure the alcohol is vegan, too! For vegan mimosas, consider using Bellissima Prosecco, Veuve Clicquot Champagne, or another vegan sparkling wine.
For rosé, serve the pink stuff from DAOU Vineyards, JUSTIN Wines, Layer Cake Wines, or other all-vegan wine labels.
If you’re making a vegan Bloody Mary, use Absolut Vodka, Grey Goose vodka, or other vegan vodka. Be sure to use vegan Worcestershire sauce and vegan horseradish sauce, too. Follow My Darling Vegan’s recipe to make your own vegan Bloody Mary from scratch, and check out the Tofu n’ Tequila cookbook for vegan recipes with a hangover on the side. 😉
Visit Barnivore.com for a no-brainer way to ensure that your booze is vegan.
Does this list have you searching for “vegan brunch near me”?
We’ve got you covered there, too. If you’re looking for vegan brunch in Washington, D.C., you’ve got to check out Equinox’s all-vegan brunch buffet (Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.).
For vegan brunch in Portland, Oregon, consider vegan eatery Blossoming Lotus, where you can fill up on biscuits and gravy, a spinach and mushroom scramble, pancakes with a berry compote, and more.
If you can hit only one spot for vegan brunch in New York City, choose Blossom on Columbus in the Upper West Side—the nut-free French toast (with bananas, mixed berries, coconut cream, tempeh bacon, and maple syrup) will not disappoint.
To do vegan brunch in Los Angeles right, head to Gracias Madre, where the vegan Huevos Rancheros are almost too pretty to eat … almost.
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