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10 wedding food alternatives your guests will love

From posh pies and Indian street food to spicy tacos and delectable dim sum, get a taste of the unique, with 10 alternative and utterly scrumptious wedding catering ideas you could be serving at your big day.

While classic wedding breakfasts are still a popular choice for couples, nowadays there are endless options when it comes to deciding on what to serve to your guests on your big day.

Spanning lip-smackingly good street food to ice-cream trucks, gastro-pub style pies to wood-fired pizzas, SoBristolWeddings has rounded up 10 wedding catering alternatives guaranteed to get your guests queuing up for seconds.

1. Authentic Indian

Curry is a winning option for filling hungry bellies at evening receptions and Gopals Curry Shack is ideal if you’re looking for something a bit different on your wedding day. Popular choices include sweet potato, red pepper and coconut curry; and spinach and onion pakoras, which feature on its menu of vegetarian and vegan Indian street food.

2. Posh pies

Whether you’re having a laidback festival-style theme party or are hoping for a hearty formal breakfast, Stokes Croft-based Pieminister has a range of award-winning posh pies to bring to the wedding table for a thoroughly British way to celebrate your big day.

3. We all scream for ice-cream

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For a vintage-inspired wedding or an outdoor celebration consider hiring Vee Double Moo, which serves homemade ice-cream from its fleet of retro VW campervans. The soft serve vanilla ice-cream can be teamed with an array of toppings and homemade sauces to offer guests a quirky alternative to dessert, and it also makes for great photo opportunities.

4. Carve it yourself

Fosters Event Catering

Adding a fun and interactive touch, premium south west caterers, Fosters Event Catering, offer the opportunity for your wedding guests to don a chef’s hat and carve their own succulent saddle of lamb at the table – firmly giving portion envy the elbow!

5. Perfect pancakes

La Bonne Crêpe

If you’re looking to inject a bit of French cuisine on your wedding day then artisanal crêperie, La Bonne Crêpe is perfect for alternative evening catering. Offering three hours of live cooking from its mobile kitchen, guests can choose from a range of sweet crêpes, including Nutella and banana, and savoury galettes such as spinach, onion, avocado and cheddar.

6. Delectable dim sum

Ah-Ma's Dumplings

For those wanting to add a flavour of the Far East to their nuptials, Ah-Ma's Dumplings serves up delicate handmade Cantonese dim sum made from the freshest vegetables and locally sourced free range meat. Founded by Anita Cheung, Ah-Ma’s is firm favourite on Bristol’s street food scene, and also makes delicious traditional noodle soups, baos (freshly made steamed buns), and Chinese stews.

7. A pizza the action

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Who doesn’t love a pizza? Make sure your guests get a slice of the action with Bertha's Pizza offering authentic sourdough pizzas from its mobile woodfire oven, housed in bright yellow Land Rover Defender. Boasting local ingredients and whipped up in just a matter of minutes, it’s sure to please the pickiest of guests, and it’s also ridiculously photogenic!

8. Moorish feasts


Bring the tastes of the Middle East to your wedding day with food from Moorish, a Bristol-based mobile caterer specialising in mouth-watering flatbreads and feasts for sharing. Morrish also offers a restored Piaggio Ape, which has been transformed into a mobile prosecco bar that would make the perfect addition at drinks receptions.

9. Decadent doughnuts

Your guests will certainly thank you if you serve up doughnuts instead of wedding cake on your big day, with Bristol’s The Big O Donut offering bespoke catering for celebrations across the south west. The handmade Polish-recipe creations are available in an array of delicious flavours including dark chocolate and coconut; blood orange curd and cream; salted caramel, and rhubarb fool.

10. Tasty tacos

The Little Taqueria

Turn up the heat on your wedding breakfast with authentic Mexican street food from The Little Taqueria, catering for wedding dos across the south west from its self-contained kitchen, which is housed in a converted Renault Estafette. Boasting the accolade of being the only Mexican food truck in the UK to make its own fresh tortillas, you’re sure to give your guests a true slice of Central American cuisine.

By Anna McKittrick

© SoBristolWeddings
Thursday 04 February 2016

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