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40 Grab-and-Go Menu Picks

These days, sharing is not caring. Family-style meals and buffets may be on hold for now, but there are so many fun options out there for your menu. These grab-and-go menu options keep shared touch points at a minimum.

By: Kristen Klein

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  • Veggies & Dip

    Veggies & Dip

    No worries about double-dipping here; fill shooters with individual portions of cut vegetables and dip.

  • Egg Rolls & Lo Mein

    Egg Rolls & Lo Mein

    Embrace the comfort food trend with your favorite Chinese take-out dish.

  • Tacos

    Tacos

    Soft-shell tacos help minimize the mess.

  • Macaroni & Cheese

    Macaroni & Cheese

    Mini portions of macaroni and cheese will please guests of all ages.

  • Shrimp Cocktail

    Shrimp Cocktail

    Guests will appreciate the extra mess-less measure of a skewer for each jumbo shrimp.

    Photo: Limelight Photography

  • Salad

    Salad

    Salad has never been easier to eat on the go; serve up a variety of flavors to please any palate. 

  • Soup Spoon

    Soup Spoon

    Crispy spoon crackers make this soup even more of a crowd-pleaser.

  • Gazpacho

    Gazpacho

    Cold tomato soup is a refreshing choice for a warm-weather wedding.

  • Sliders

    Sliders

    Mini burgers are even easier to serve with a tiny fork.

  • Pulled Pork Sliders

    Pulled Pork Sliders

    Top each pulled pork slider with a mini pickle.

  • Rice Bowls

    Rice Bowls

    Savory rice is perfectly portioned in mini mugs.

  • Fruits & Veggies

    Fruits & Veggies

    Taste the rainbow with a variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly

    Peanut Butter & Jelly

    Your childhood favorite goes upscale with these adorable mini sandwiches.

    Photo: Shaun Andrews via Colette's Events

  • Pasta Bowls

    Pasta Bowls

    Tortellini paired with a pesto sauce and fresh tomatoes makes a colorful presentation. 

  • Caprese Salad

    Caprese Salad

    This Italian favorite features mozzarella, tomato, and a balsamic glaze.

  • Skewers

    Skewers

    Fill mini glasses with tomato and mozzarella skewers with a pesto glaze.

  • Meatball Sub

    Meatball Sub

    Mini meatballs on Italian bread create pint-sized meatball subs.

  • Lobster Roll

    Lobster Roll

    Especially if you're getting married in New England, mini lobster rolls will be a huge hit.

  • Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

    Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

    Comfort food done right! Crustless grilled cheese is best served with tomato soup.

  • Fried Chicken

    Fried Chicken

    Small dishes of fried chicken can be so versatile; opt for a few different flavors that'll appeal to all of your guests. 

  • French Fries

    French Fries

    Why are fries so hard to resist? Build in some portion control with small cones, and make it wedding-appropriate with gourmet toppings.

  • Cheese Forks

    Cheese Forks

    It's like a charcuterie board in individual portions — mix and match various cheeses, cured meats, fruits, and vegetables on bite-size forks. 

    Photo: Ten22 Studio

  • Fried Cheese

    Fried Cheese

    Give mozzarella sticks an elegant upgrade with easier-to-eat bites and gourmet toppings.

  • Fruit Bowls

    Fruit Bowls

    A martini glass filled with fruit gives "fruit cocktail" a new meaning. Add a glaze of frosting to make it even more delectable. 

  • Rice Krispie Treats

    Rice Krispie Treats

    Customize rice krispie treats for a dressed-up childhood favorite.

  • Cake Pops

    Cake Pops

    An ombré effect makes these cake pops almost too pretty to eat.

  • Peach Cobbler

    Peach Cobbler

    Delight your taste buds with a summertime favorite in a miniature portion.

  • Cookies

    Cookies

    Make your desserts even less prone to germs with individual packaging. 

    Photo: Mike Peyzner and Natasha Valik of Choco Studio

  • Ice Cream

    Ice Cream

    Perfect for a backyard wedding, ice cream cones are an idyllic summertime dessert.

    Photo: Ten22 Studio

  • Cookies and Milk

    Cookies and Milk

    Upgrade your favorite comfort food with milk and cookie shots. 

    Photo: Ten22 Studio

  • Doughnuts

    Doughnuts

    Individually-wrapped gourmet doughnuts are sure to be a hit. 

  • Pie Pops

    Pie Pops

    Pies are easier (and more fun!) to eat while mixing and mingling when you put them on a stick.

    Photo: Pillsbury

  • Nutella & Cream

    Nutella & Cream

    Toasted hazelnuts, cream, and Nutella come together to create the perfect pudding cup. Top each with a hazelnut truffle for a finishing touch. 

  • Yogurt Parfait

    Yogurt Parfait

    Elevate a fruit and yogurt parfait by serving it in a wine glass.

  • Doughnut Holes

    Doughnut Holes

    Paper cones filled with doughnut holes are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

  • Dessert Shots

    Dessert Shots

    These layered desserts are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the mouth.

  • Mini Pies

    Mini Pies

    An assortment of individual pies will make your guests smile. 

  • Key Lime Pie

    Key Lime Pie

    Everything taste better served out of a martini glass.

  • Cupcakes

    Cupcakes

    Wrap your cupcakes in pretty decorative paper to make them even more wedding-worthy.

  • Doughnuts & Milk

    Doughnuts & Milk

    Encourage dunking with these pretty mini doughnuts atop bottles of milk. 

40 Grab-and-Go Menu Picks

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