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40+ Vegan Afternoon Tea Recipes

Looking for vegan afternoon tea ideas? This post will help you! It includes over 40 recipes for sandwiches, scones, condiments, desserts and hot drinks. Simple, easy recipes that everyone can enjoy.

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I have loved afternoon tea since the first time I had it in 2012. However, when I went vegan in 2017, it wasn’t something that was readily available. Once, a café assured me they offered vegan afternoon tea and when I turned up, they gave me a falafel wrap and supermarket dark chocolate on a plate, LOL.

Luckily, there are many places that offer a classic afternoon tea without eggs or dairy these days. But if you want to make one at home, here are some vegan afternoon tea recipe ideas. I hope you enjoy them!

Vegan afternoon tea sandwiches

First, we’ll start with the afternoon tea sandwiches. If you’d like even more sandwich ideas, check out my vegan sandwiches post.

1. Cucumber sandwiches

Classic cucumber sandwiches paired with a creamy spread and fresh herbs. The most perfect vegan afternoon tea sandwich!

Stack Of Vegan Afternoon Tea Sandwiches With Cucumber

2. Egg mayo sandwiches

You won’t actually need any eggs needed for this vegan ‘egg mayo’ sandwich recipe. It uses tofu and a mix of spices to create a similar texture and flavour.

Vegan Egg Mayo Sandwiches

3. BLT sandwiches

A healthier alternative to the traditional BLT, this recipe uses vegan-friendly tempeh.

Vegan Tempeh BLT Sandwich

4. Chickpea salad sandwiches

A tasty, oil-free sandwich recipe with chickpeas and fresh veggies. Only 10 minutes and 10 ingredients to prepare it!

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

5. Tuna salad sandwiches

This vegan ‘tuna’ sandwich recipe uses white beans and a few other simple ingredients. Another classic vegan afternoon sandwich idea!

White Bean Vegan Tuna Sandwich

6. Veggie hummus sandwiches

If you prefer something a bit more simple, these veggie hummus sandwiches are just the thing.

Hummus Sandwiches

7. Chicken salad sandwiches

Jackfruit is the star of the show in this ‘chicken’ salad sandwich recipe. Quick, simple and so delicious.

Vegan Chicken Sandwich

8. Avocado sandwiches

Nothing beats an avocado sandwich. This easy recipe includes lemony hummus, sundried tomatoes and fresh salad vegetables to make it even more delicious.

Avocado Sandwich

9. Beetroot hummus sandwiches

This beetroot sandwich is filled with roasted chickpeas, veggies and avocadoes. A tasty, colourful, bright sandwich idea for your afternoon tea!

Beetroot Hummus Sandwiches

Vegan scones for afternoon tea

Next up are vegan scone recipes for afternoon tea. You can’t have an afternoon tea without a scone!

10. Classic scones

The most simple, dairy-free recipe for scones that you’ll find! There’s no added fruit or spices so it’s perfect for those who prefer the classic type of scones.

Vegan afternoon tea scones

11. Fruit scones

Fluffy scones filled with dried fruit. A British classic that can be customised to your liking.

Vegan Fruit Scones

12. 2-Ingredient scones

A super simple, 2-ingredient scone recipe. This one is oil-free and can be gluten-free if you need it to be.

Vegan 2 ingredient scones

13. Cranberry scones

These will be your new favourite vegan scones for afternoon tea. They’re light and fluffy on the inside and packed with juicy dried cranberries.

Vegan Dried Cranberry Scones

14. Lemonade scones

These lemonade scones contain just 4 ingredients and can be made in under 30 minutes.

Vegan Lemonade Scones

15. Cheese and sweetcorn scones

If you’re looking for savoury afternoon tea scones, this is a great recipe! Filled with vegan cheddar cheese and sweetcorn, they’re perfect for serving with vegan butter.

Cheese And Sweetcorn Vegan Scones

16. Pumpkin and cheese scones

Another savoury vegan scone recipe, this time for pumpkin and cheese scones. You’ll only need 10 ingredients to make these tasty treats.

Pumpkin Vegan Scones

Vegan condiments for scones

Now that you’ve got your vegan afternoon tea scone ideas, you’ll need something to put on them. If you fancy something a little different than vegan butter, try one of the recipes below.

17. Whipped coconut cream

There’s nothing better than the classic combo of jam and whipped cream on a scone. This whipped cream is made using coconut cream.

Whipped Coconut Cream On End Of Whisk

18. Lemon curd

Zesty lemon curd without the eggs. This would go perfectly with the lemonade scones!

Vegan Lemon Curd

19. Clotted cream

A thick, luxurious, dairy-free clotted cream alternative. This is an absolute must-try for an vegan afternoon tea!

Vegan Clotted Cream

20. Blueberry jam

Homemade blueberry jam with just 3 ingredients. There’s no pectin or other gelling agents needed for this recipe, just fresh fruit, sugar and lemon juice!

Blueberry Jam

Vegan afternoon tea desserts

21. Bakewell tart

A shortcrust pastry case filled with cherry conserve and eggless almond frangipane. A classic British dessert for afternoon tea!

Slice Of cherry Bakewell Tart

22. Mini lemon loaves

You’ll find lemon drizzle cake in most afternoon teas and these mini loaves should be no exception! They’re cute and dainty, with a soft and fluffy centre.

Mini Vegan Lemon Loaf With Icing And Lemon Zest On Top

23. Ginger flapjacks

British oat flapjacks sweetly spiced with ginger. A delicious, chewy, gooey, 5-ingredient recipe.

Pile Of Vegan Ginger Flapjacks On A Plate

24. Chocolate tiffin

Chocolate tiffin filled with raisins and Digestive biscuit pieces. This recipe requires no baking at all- just pop it in the fridge and leave it to set!

Stack Of 3 Dairy Free Tiffin Slices

25. Victoria sponge

Of course, I had to include this Victoria sponge cake in the vegan afternoon tea desserts! A light, fluffy sponge cake sandwiched together with dairy-free buttercream and jam.

Dairy Free Sponge Cake On A Cake Stand

26. Carrot cupcakes

Sweetly spiced carrot cake in cupcake form. These delicious treats are topped with dairy-free cream cheese frosting.

Vegan Carrot Cupcakes On A White Cake Stand

27. Baklava

Sheets of flaky filo pastry filled with cinnamon, pistachios and walnuts. It looks fancy but I promise, it’s super simple!

Stacked Slices Of Baklava On A White Plate

28. White chocolate cheesecake

A gingernut biscuit base paired with decadent, creamy white chocolate cheesecake filling. An elegant vegan afternoon tea dessert that is sure to impress!

Cheesecake Slice On Plate With White Chocolate Drizzled On Top

29. Lemon elderflower cupcakes

These cupcakes are made with homemade lemon curd and a tangy, sweet lemon curd frosting.

Vegan Lemon Elderflower Cupcakes

30. Rocky road

An easy, no-bake treat, filled with vegan marshmallows, Digestive biscuits, popcorn, pretzels and dairy-free chocolate chunks.

3 slices of Vegan Rocky Road stacked on top of one another

31. Banana bread

The fluffiest, moistest banana bread that’s perfect served warm with dairy-free butter or almond butter.

Slices Of egg-free Banana Bread On A White Plate

32. Macarons

These French macarons are made with aqua faba instead of egg whites. Filled with dairy-free buttercream, they are the perfect dainty addition to your afternoon tea dessert plate.

Vegan Macarons

33. Cruffins

Never heard of a cruffin? This tasty treat is a cross between a croissant and a muffin. A soft yeast dough shaped into a muffin, filled with raisins and drizzled with melted chocolate. Yum!

Vegan cruffins

34. Battenberg cake

Battenberg cake is another popular British dessert. A chequered vegan sponge cake wrapped in marzipan.

Vegan Battenberg Cake

35. Apple tartlets

Mini puff pastry apple tarts made into cute little rose shapes. Top them with icing sugar before serving for an extra special touch.

Apple Tartlets With Puff Pastry

36. Strawberry tarts

Individual strawberry tarts filled with dairy-free whipped cream, sticky strawberry sauce and fresh strawberries.

Vegan strawberry tart

Hot drinks

Lastly are the hot drinks for afternoon tea. Of course there are the classics such as breakfast or Earl Grey tea but here are some ideas if you fancy something a little different. Make sure to check out this post about the best milk alternatives for tea too!

37. Masala chai tea

This masala chai makes a rich, warming, delicious drink.

Vegan Chai Tea

38. Cinnamon tea

A sweet, spicy, comforting tea. You’ll only need 2 ingredients to make it!

Cinnamon Tea

39. Blue Lotus tea

A simple herbal tea made with the magical blue lotus flower.

Blue Lotus Tea

40. Pink beetroot latte

A smooth latte made with pink beetroot powder instead of espresso. This will make a great fun, colourful drink to go alongside your cakes and sandwiches.

Pink Beetroot Latte

41. Matcha latte

A classic matcha latte made with almond milk instead of dairy.

Matcha Latte

42. Chai latte

A homemade, creamy tea latte with warming chai spices.

Vegan Chai Latte

43. Oat milk hot chocolate

Sweetened with maple syrup and vanilla, this oat milk hot chocolate makes a healthier alternative to the traditional kind.

Oat Milk Hot Chocolate
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40+ Vegan Afternoon Tea Recipes

Easy recipe ideas for vegan afternoon tea including sandwiches, teas, scones, cakes and desserts.

Course Dessert
Cuisine vegan
Keyword vegan afternoon tea
Servings 40

I hope you love these vegan afternoon tea ideas! If you make any of the recipes, please let me know how it goes by leaving a comment below. Enjoy! xo

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