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Vegan afternoon tea ideas

Discover our vegan afternoon tea ideas for a special occasion treat. Our plant-based recipes include easy sandwiches, scones, cakes and drinks.

Make your weekend extra special with an elegant afternoon tea spread.

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Assemble a plant-based buffet with tiers of tasty treats. Our delicious recipes include classic scones, sandwiches and bakes.

For more recipe ideas, see our afternoon tea collection.

Refreshing drinks


The key to any afternoon tea spread is a great drink to accompany it. Try a boozy summer punch with vodka, elderflower liqueur and fresh summer herbs. Or, add a bit of bubbly with our top 10 champagne cocktails, including mimosas and bellinis.

For a non-alcoholic option, try this super-simple peach iced tea, watermelon lemonade or rhubarb cordial.

See even more ideas with our punch recipes.

Savoury sandwiches


Fill up on finger sandwiches and hearty bites. These clever egg-less mayo sandwiches use tofu to mimic the texture of egg salad. To amp up the egg flavour, try adding a pinch of black salt (also called kala namak or Himalayan black salt) which has a distinctive sulphurous flavour.

Or assemble this hearty beetroot, hummus & crispy chickpea sub sandwich, bursting with colour and flavour. Try slicing into individual pieces for a more elegant presentation. 

Discover our best ever vegan sandwich recipes for more inspiration.

Scrumptious scones


An afternoon tea spread wouldn’t be complete without fluffy scones. Use soy milk and vegan vegetable spread to make our classic vegan scones. Serve with a generous dollop of easy cherry jam and a vegan cream alternative like oat-based crème fraîche.

For something savoury, try our moreish ‘cheesy’ vegan scones. They’re made with nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavour, and spiced with mustard and smoked paprika. Serve with chutney or easy piccalilli.

Cakes and bakes


Finish off your afternoon tea with cakes, brownies and biscuits. Go traditional with this vegan sponge cake, filled with jam and creamy icing. Or, try our delicately spiced vegan carrot cake with coconut and cashew icing.

Chocoholics with love our squidgy chocolate brownies, which call for flaxseed as an egg alternative. And you can’t go wrong with biscuits – bake a batch of vegan chocolate chip cookies or vegan shortbread.

For the ultimate selection, see our vegan baking recipes.

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