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What Is A Smörgåsbord And Is It Vegan? 

by Fabian Jackson

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Have you heard of the term smörgåsbord, but been wondering what that means? Keep reading to find out what a smörgåsbord entails and whether or not it’s vegan.

What is a smörgåsbord?

Similar to what might more commonly be called a buffet, a smörgåsbord is a type of Swedish originating, Scandinavian style of meal. There will be multiple dishes of varying styles, hot and cold and of different cuisines. 

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The word smörgås can also mean open sandwich, so don’t be surprised to find popular sandwich fillings and types of bread at your smörgåsbord!

Is a smörgåsbord vegan?

As a smörgåsbord is a  style of presenting food and dining, it’s not such a clear answer. Smörgåsbords can indeed be fully plant-based, comprising of some vegan-friendly dishes or not suitable at all. 

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If you’re attending a smörgåsbord or thinking of having one yourself it’s a great idea to clearly label individual dishes as you might at any other buffet, so everyone knows what they’re tucking in to.

Keep your plant-based questions coming our way through the comments section below! 

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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