31 Vegan Recipes That’ll Impress Your Dad On Father’s Day

Buffalo cauliflower bites FTW!

by Kiersten Hickman and Siena Gagliano

There’s a chance that there are three scenarios you may be facing this upcoming Father’s Day: you’re vegan, dad’s vegan, or your whole family is vegan. No matter what your situation may look like, you’re probably hunting for some delicious vegan Father’s Day recipes that will suffice for a scrumptious lunch that will leave you, your dad, and the rest of your family with full stomachs.

These recipes range from breakfast to dessert, and all other meals in between. There are drink ideas, appetizers, lunch, dinner, and of course, a delectable vegan chocolate cake that looks way to good to resist on a day celebrating your dad.

Now if you’re vegan and dad’s not, that can cause quite challenge for your day ahead. The trick is to figure out the types of foods dad likes and put a vegan spin on it — like portobello mushroom fajitas, or meatball subs made with a vegetarian base. Does your dad like burgers, or grilled foods? There are kebabs and vegetarian burgers that will satisfy that particular craving while also meeting your vegan dietary needs.

If you are in charge of food either for one meal, or the entire day, this recipe list will certainly guide you through all of your vegan culinary needs. Here are 31 vegan recipes for Father’s Day.

Sweet Potato Tostadas

Seriously nothing can beat a delicious lunch of tostadas on a weekend! The sweet potatoes and the black beans compliment each other so well. Dad is going to love this recipe by Cookie + Kate.

Spicy Lentil Sloppy Joes

Take dad back to his childhood with his favorite dinner dish: the Sloppy Joe! This Sloppy Joe is the perfect sandwich for Father’s Day, and is one dad is sure to love This vegan recipe by Naturally Ella is full of flavor thanks to the Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and red pepper flakes. This perfectly sweet and spicy dish is one that Dad is sure to love!

BLT With Chipotle Tahini “Mayo”

This recipe by Half Baked Harvest has an option to add eggs for those who aren’t vegan, so don’t be alarmed by the egg within this sandwich! However, even without the egg, it makes for a delicious sammy for Father’s Day.

Beet Cakes With Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

A different take on your favorite falafel dish, these beet cakes by Making Thyme for Health will be a gourmet hit for Father’s Day this year. Plus, the bright red color of these beet cakes will add a little color to the meal.


Fact: You can’t go wrong with bread. This easy one-hour breadstick recipe by Averie Cooks will have dad thinking that he’s at Olive Garden, and they will be the perfect addition to any meal!

10-Minute Pasta

If you’re enticed by the fact that it only takes 10 minutes because dad’s coming over soon and you need something quick and easy, well you’re in luck with this ultra yummy dish. This pasta dish is made with marinara sauce and hummus, and interesting and delectable combination invented by Oh She Glows.

Strawberry Shortcake

Enjoy this recipe by Cookie + Kate either for dessert, or breakfast! Because who could possibly say no to strawberries this time of year? Not me, or dad, that’s for sure!

Grilled BBQ Tofu Vegetable Kebabs

Nothing says Father’s Day like a delicious grill fest! Try these kabobs by Vanilla and Bean on the grill! They are jam-packed with loads of flavor thanks to the smoky BBQ sauce that will make you drool.

Creamy Vegan Shiitake & Kale Pasta

If you have some time to work on a recipe, then you’re going to fawn of this recipe by Love & Lemons. This creamy sauce is made with cashews and water that soak overnight! When dad compliments how amazing this pasta is, you can tell him about the cooking process, and you’ll get extra bonus points this Father’s Day.

Strawberry Ripple Almond Cheesecake

How delicious does this strawberry cheesecake look?! If you’re dying to take a bite, you’ll be pleased to know that no cheese is necessary with this almond-milk based cheesecake by Half Baked Harvest.

French Toast

Need another breakfast idea for Father’s Day? This french toast recipe by Making Thyme for Health will certainly be one of Dad’s new faves and you can even surprise him with breakfast in bed with this delicious spin that will make french toast healthier. Now dad can eat the tasty treat guilt-free!

Broccoli & Cheese Soup

Didn’t think it was possible to fit in dad’s staple Panera Bread soup pick? With this vegan recipe by Oh She Glows, you can!

Maple New York Sour

Did you think I was going to wax poetic about vegan food and not give you an equally awesome and delectable vegan cocktail to wash it all down? Treat dad to a unique drink this Father’s Day with a classic New York Sour by Cookie + Kate.

Carrot Summer Rolls

Nothing says summer and Father’s Day like a delicious carrot summer roll made with honey, cabbage, sesame oil, and other tasty ingredients by Naturally Ella! This one is light but filling, and it’ll be the perfect addition to your dad’s special day.

Zucchini Basil Soup

Start your Father’s Day lunch or dinner off with a delicious Zucchini Basil Soup by Love & Lemons. The bright green color embodies just how fresh this dish is and compliments the warm weather.

Cabbage Rice Fajita Bowls

Yes, you can actually make cabbage rice with this recipe by Making Thyme for Health. Genius! Plus, this super quick dish can be made in only 30 minutes and is super flavorful thanks to the creamy avocado and fresh vegetables.

Crunchy Tandoori Chickpea Wraps

Missing tandoori chicken since going vegan? This wrap recipe filled with fresh veggies by Half Baked Harvest will satisfy that craving and give dad the perfect dish for his Father’s Day celebration!

Veggie Burger

Nothing like a good old burger to enjoy on Father’s Day, because every day loves a good grill out! This recipe by Oh She Glows is perfect for Dad’s burger craving and is filled with sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, and a ton of fresh vegetables.

Creamy Corn & Red Pepper Soup

If you’re making some vegan tacos, consider adding this soup to the lineup. The creamy corn and red pepper soup by Averie Cooks is a great addition and will compliment your meal deliciously with its creamy and flavorful taste.

Italian Stuffed Peppers

If Dad is a big fan of veggies and tempeh, which are packed with loads of protein, then he’s going to be obsessed with these stuffed peppers by The Simple Veganista.

Chickpea Flour Crepes

Make breakfast or lunch crepes with this chickpea flour recipe by Making Thyme for Health! The great thing about this recipe is that it shockingly only requires three ingredients for the crepe! Mmmm does that look good, or what?!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Milkshake

That’s right — you can enjoy a scrumptious vegan milkshake with dad on Father’s Day with this recipe by Love & Lemons! The delicious peanut butter and cookie dough will satisfy dad’s sweet tooth.

Portobello Mushroom Fajitas

Talk about a unique dish to try this Father’s Day! If dad is all about trying new foods, than give him a taste of these fajitas by Cookie + Kate.

Carrot Ginger Noodles

Have a spiralizer you’ve been dying to use? Now’s the time with this recipe by Naturally Ella. The carrot ginger noodles are shockingly delicious and dad is sure to love ‘em!

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Almond Butter Buttercream

There’s nothing like ending Father’s Day with a cup of coffee and a huge chocolate cake by Half Baked Harvest! This chocolate cake features an almond butter buttercream, which is a unique and delicious addition to the mouth watering cake.

Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

It’s like fried chicken wings sans the fried and the chicken! This is the perfect “dad’s day” dish by Forks Over Knives.

Roasted Sweet Potato & Kale Breakfast Hash

Here is another dish by the Minimalist Baker that can be made for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. This roasted sweet potato and kale breakfast hash is insanely yummy.

Beer & Cheddar Bread Bowl Dip

Here is another bread bowl option by Hot For Food that has two of dad’s favorite things: beer and cheese! This is the perfect appetizer dish before you all dig into your big meal on Father’s Day.

Mashed Potatoes

If we’re being accurate, this dish by the Minimalist Baker is actually called “The Best Damn Vegan Mashed Potatoes” and with a name like that, you can’t go wrong. And what’s shocking is that instead of cooking in milk, you can opt for water and they turn out so “damn good.”

Roasted Vegetables With Tahini Sauce

Chances are, you’re probably looking for a side to go with your main course. This roasted veggies with tahini sauce by The Healthy Maven are absolutely delicious!

Mac ‘n’ Cheese

You’re telling me you can make mac ‘n’ cheese without the cheese?! Well, yes, because the Minimalist Baker came up with this extraordinary vegan recipe that will make a vegan dad ultra happy this Father’s Day!

Roasted Corn, Avocado, Tomato & Grain Salad

Another wonderful dish that will compliment any meal listed is this one by Fit Men Cook. The cooked brown rice is complimented with fresh tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and corn that adds a wonderful flavor. Also, it comes from a website made for the guys, so dad is sure to love it!