We’ve all been there. You’ve just left work, exhausted from the week behind you. You’re ready to sit down, relax, and turn on the television when you remember; this weekend is an event you forgot to prepare for! You need an easy dish, something that preferably doesn’t require too much preparation. On days like this, turn to the easy mezze dishes stamped with the City Roots seal of approval.
The City Roots Hospitality Mission is simple: provide good, healthy food and the tools New Yorkers need to host the event of their dreams. Whether your guests are vegan, vegetarian, or just appreciate a good meal, they are guaranteed to find something to love on our expansive menu.
Designed with function, taste, and appearance in mind, our chefs prepare every bite using only the freshest, most sustainably sourced ingredients. To learn more, explore our menus and reach out for more information today!
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Vegan Mezze Dishes
With its beautiful arrangement of fruits, veggies, and vegan dips, a vegan mezze tray is a fantastic way to offer your guests a burst of authentic Mediterranean flavor. What’s more, it’s a breeze to fix!
The freshness of this tray offers a huge “wow” factor with little time investment. However, there is a slight problem: though most mezze dishes are easy to make at home on-the-fly, a few of the traditional ingredients are a bit trickier to make vegan on a time limit.
For help picking the best vegan cheeses, desserts, and snacks, feel safe with suggestions from City Roots Hospitality!
Just Like Feta
Making vegan cheese is a bit of an art. It takes time, practice, and loads of patience to get the proportions exactly right. Unless you already come with years of experience, the process of making a flavorful, authentic dairy substitute can be a bit of a headache.
Though it might be tempting to leave feta off your mezze plate, ignoring this classic Greek dish would leave a gap in your otherwise flawless arrangement.
Instead of stressing, accept help from the experts! For decades, Violife has been providing authentic, delicious vegan products to over fifty countries all over the world. Based in Greece, this company knows Mediterranean flavor.
Great as a topping for hummus or served alone, the Just Like Feta block promises all the flavor of feta with none of the moral compromises. Organic, free of preservatives, and packed with B vitamins, this vegan feta checks all the boxes, making it a perfect addition to your vegan mezze.
Marinated Artichoke Hearts
There’s just something indescribably decadent about the flavor of marinated artichoke hearts. Soft, and flavored with a delicate sweetness, these nutritious morsels taste amazing either solo or atop a crisp Greek salad.
As you peruse the grocery store for mezze dishes, don’t overlook Vigo’s quartered marinated artichoke hearts. These non-GMO certified treats keep things simple, with a short list of ingredients you can actually understand.
Balsamic Vinaigrette and Marinade
Don’t have time to whip up an authentic dressing from scratch? No problem! Primal Kitchen makes it easy, with an assortment of delicious vegan dressings and marinades.
Made with heart-healthy avocado oil, this balsamic vinaigrette and marinade comes packed with all the tart, sweet flavor that makes balsamic such a staple in Greek cuisine. Keto, paleo, and certified gluten-free, this dressing fits neatly along nearly every dietary restriction. Don’t limit this vinaigrette to salads; a simple drizzle along the top of your roasted veggies, “feta,” and dip assortments adds the common burst of flavor to tie together your plate as a whole.
For a mezze plate with a bit of crunch, try adding a serving of these TERRA Mediterranean veggie chips!
Flavored with authentic Greek spices, cold-pressed olive oil, and just a hint of lemon, one bite of these chips will instantly transport your guests to the sunkissed mountains of the Mediterranean.
Made with sweet potato, taro, yuca, batata, and parsnip, these gluten-free chips make a fantastic alternative to less healthy options.
Mezze Done Right with City Roots Hospitality
On days you do not even have time for a rushed trip to the grocery store, allow City Roots Hospitality to bring the flavor to you. With both full-service and pick-up catering options available, we guarantee to help every New Yorker achieve all their party goals!
As part of our full-service package, we offer an elegant assortment of mouthwatering mezze options, including:
- Our beluga lentil salad, topped with roasted red peppers and salty, brined capers
- Penne pasta with sun-dried tomato and chickpeas
- Tabouli salad with chopped tomatoes and parsley
- Fresh arugula salad and seasonal veggies
- Any of four classic Greek dips, including hummus, eggplant, fava bean, and Tzaki
Are you looking instead for the ease and practicality of our platters? Check out our full menu to learn exactly what City Roots Hospitality brings to the table, and reach out for a quote today!