In Brunch Catering, Catering Tips, Catering Trends

Over 22% of the world’s population is vegetarian, but when we look at just the US, the number drops to 5%.

Even so, vegetarianism is slowly growing in popularity for several reasons, particularly due to the role that the meat industry plays in climate change, but also due to factors like ethical and moral concerns of factory farming.

While vegetarian dining used to garner a bad reputation from the masses because of underwhelming salads and poor attempts to recreate meat dishes with vegetarian alternatives, vegetarian food has evolved to provide much tastier offerings.

Pittsburgh was even named the 3rd best vegetarian city in America, boasting a total of 62 vegetarian and 29 vegan eateries.

So here are some of the best menu items for the brunch catering in Pittsburgh that will excite and entice even the biggest meat lover in your posse.



Tabbouleh is one of the most popular Mediterranean salads that’s perfect to offer for brunch as an appetizer.

This is a crowd-pleasing appetizer, with its zingy taste and colorful display.

Tabbouleh also happens to be very healthy as it’s made up of a lot of parsley along with tomatoes, bulgur wheat, and green onions, finely chopped and tossed with olive oil and lemon juice.

Smothered Potatoes

Smothered Potatoes

This is a traditional Southern dish.

Smothering refers to a method of cooking where vegetables are browned in a pan before deglazing and simmering with a small amount of liquid.

This dish includes potatoes, onions, garlic, bell peppers, and butter, with Cajun or creole seasoning.

Certain ingredients can be added such as cheeses of your choice—cheddar, parmesan, or jack are good options. You can check with your caterer whether they can serve it with condiments such as salsa or sour cream, although it’s tasty enough on its own.

Pumpkin Waffles

Pumpkin Waffles

This slightly sweet waffle concoction embedded with warm spices is the perfect option for best brunch in Pittsburgh. These waffles are going to have you and your guests give up regular waffles for a while.

To keep things fun and adventurous, you can check if your caterer can offer these delectable waffles with a range of toppings, such as:

  • Sour cream: With toasted pumpkin seeds for crunch and raisins for a little sweetness
  • Almond butter: This offsets the sweet richness of the pumpkin waffles and adds a hit of plant-based protein
  • Chopped pecans or walnuts: Both of these nuts go great with pumpkin; they can even be toasted to bring out their flavor more
  • Greek yogurt with maple syrup: Some Greek yogurt with a tablespoon of maple syrup and a little vanilla can be added to waffles as a big dollop
  • Ice cream: You can’t go wrong with ice cream and pumpkin waffles; some vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce would make the ideal combo

Sourdough Toast

Seeded Multigrain

One of the best options for vegetarian brunch catering in Pittsburgh is sourdough toast. Several delicious vegetarian toppings can be added to your sourdough toast to make it irresistible.

Here are some options that you can consider asking your caterer to add to your brunch menu:

Carrot Lox

Carrot Lox

With some carrots thinly sliced into ribbons and seasoned with soy sauce and lemon juice, some feta, scallions, and lightly mashed avocado can be added for an impeccable vegetarian toast.

Grilled Zucchini

Grilled Zucchini

Some baked or grilled zucchini along with a little cream cheese and lightly mashed avocado make for a crunchy and soft bite.

Corn Salsa

Corn Salsa

Corn salsa is one of the most underrated fillings. With a combination of some cream cheese, sharp cheddar, and a little squeeze of lemon, you have yourself a delectable offering for your vegetarian brunch catering in Pittsburgh


You can’t go wrong with some good-old avocado toast. It’s an incredibly healthy brunch offering and one of the tastiest and most simple to prepare. Topped with an egg, you won’t be able to say no to this option.

While the above toppings may seem specific, discuss with your caterer what their offerings are and you’ll be able to come up with a few topping options that everyone will love!

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

This dessert is going to make you feel right at home.

With a moist texture and the buttery flavors of banana bread, this is a great pick for your brunch catering.

The warm, sweet, and homey flavors are all you and your guests are going to want after a few savory dishes.

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

Big, fluffy, and delicious—a cinnamon roll is the perfect dessert offering for brunch.

With the best crispy edges combined with its soft and gooey center, this dessert option is incredibly addictive, especially for cinnamon fanatics.

Watch as the warm, sugary concoction of cinnamon and dough melts on your tongue, offering a small slice of heaven.

Vegetarian Brunch Catering in Pittsburgh—it’s all about your Menu

Putting together a vegetarian brunch catering menu might seem a little intimidating, but with the help of the right catering company, you can come up with the perfect menu for the occasion that consists of a variety of options for all your guests.

So get ready to organize the best brunch in Pittsburgh!

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