15 Surprising Food Bars You've Never Seen Before
While we'll always appreciate a great cocktail bar, some of our favorite bars actually serve food. Your caterer can set up a food bar for guests fix their plates exactly how they like it, and it creates a great moment to get guests up, moving and mingling. See all the creative ways you can adapt a food bar to suit your tastes.
1. A Pickle Bar
For a totally unique snack idea, create a pickle bar with different herbs, veggies and—of course—pickles.
2. Late-Night Snack Bar
Want to refuel your guests between the reception and after-party? Some fast food favorites in a beautiful presentation should do it.
3. Mashed Potatoes Bar
Let mashed potatoes be the blank slate for your guests' culinary imaginations. Also, bacon bits. (You could also turn this into a baked potato bar too.)
4. Sushi Bar
A platter of all different types of sushi to be tried at your guests hearts' content? You'll have the most popular wedding of the year.
5. Seafood Bar
A clam or mussel bake sets the tone for a quintessential New England affair.
6. Pie Bar
Pie is cake's handsome brother (just look at that golden brown tan).
7. Pretzel Bar
A pretzel bar with varied dipping sauce options? We'll RSVP "yes."
8. Coffee Bar
Having a fun drink alternative to alcohol will help supplement the bar—not to mention the caffeine will help keep the dance floor packed all night long.
9. Milk and Cookie Bar
Let your guests dunk to their hearts' content with an array of different cookie flavors.
10. Charcuterie Bar
Perfect for a vineyard wedding or a reception with a handful of different wine options for a fun tasting.
11. Fruit and Veggie Bar
A fruit and veggie focused bar is as healthy as it is tasty (and colorful!). Extra points for artichoke and lettuce floral arrangements.
12. Doughnut Bar
A bar full of doughnuts and sauces to dip? Is there anything better?
13. Bundt Cake Bar
Put a twist on tradition with a wedding bundt cake.
14. Popcorn Bar
Sweet? Salty? Cheesy? All of the above.
15. Crostini Bar
Go for something crunchy and savory to balance out that wedding cake.