10 Vegan Picnic Ideas

Enjoy the ultimate alfresco feast with these vegan picnic ideas

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It’s finally that time of year when we can pack our picnic baskets, head outside and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you’re planning a long-awaited gathering with friends you haven’t seen in a while or a fun family outing, our vegan picnic food ideas are sure to suit the occasion. From meat-free sarnies to sweet treats, our picnic guide includes something for everyone.

1. Coronation Chickpea Sandwich

No picnic is complete without a show-stopping sandwich! This recipe by Plant Based Magazine ticks all the boxes: delicious, creamy, filling and easy to throw together. It’s ideal if you’re not a fan of meat alternatives but still want a wow-worthy main for your picnic.

Vegan Coronation Chickpea Sandwich
Image Credit: Plant Based Magazine

2. Smoky Caesar Salad with Chickpea Croutons

Looking for the ultimate alternative to a classic Caesar salad? This amazing creation by The Vegan Larder proves that vegan salads are far from boring. It’s smoky, garlicky and creamy, meaning it’s slightly addictive (we’ll let you decide if that’s a bad thing or not).

Smoky vegan caesar salad with chickpea croutons
Image Credit: The Vegan Larder

3. Potato Salad

Need a simple dish that’s packed with plant-powered flavour? Potato salad is one of the most versatile vegan picnic foods. This recipe by Meat Free Monday is super simple to make and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, making it perfect if you’re dining with non-vegans.

Vegan Potato Salad
Image Credit: Meat Free Monday

4. Thai Tempeh Noodle Lettuce Wraps

These zingy tempeh wraps by Nourish and Flourish Nutrition are sure to perk up your picnic. Those who prefer a meat-like texture will love everything tempeh has to offer. These healthy, protein-packed wraps make a great addition to your vegan picnic.

Thai Tempeh & Noodle Lettuce Wraps
Image Credit: Nourish and Flourish Nutrition

5. Chickpea Tuna Sandwiches

Enjoying a picnic with kids or fussy eaters? These chickpea tuna sandwiches by Ethics and Antics are sure to go down a treat. Complete with a creamy filling, this classic sandwich will become a family favourite in no time.

Chickpea tuna sandwich
Image Credit: Ethics and Antics

6. Cheatin’ Chicken Sandwich

Sometimes, the best vegan picnic foods are the ones you improvise! The beauty of this vegan chicken sandwich is you can use any sliced meat alternative and mayo of your choice and chuck it together in minutes. Why not throw some cheese on there too?

Vegan  cheatin' chicken sandwich

7. Vegan Sausage Roll

There’s no picnic classic quite like the sausage roll, and thankfully, there are tons of vegan options to try. If you don’t fancy a supermarket sausage roll, try this recipe by Quorn. Complete with flaky pastry and moreish filling, it’s the ultimate alfresco snack.

Quorn Vegan Sausage Roll
Image Credit: Quorn

8. Vegan Cheese Scones

Need something savoury for your outdoor feast? These cheese scones by Applewood are must-haves for your vegan picnic. The melt-in-your-mouth texture and smoky flavour make these a guaranteed hit and they’re ready in just 25 minutes!

Applewood vegan cheese scones
Image Credit: Applewood

9. Peanut Cookies

Cookies are go-to comfort foods for a picnic because they won’t melt or spoil. These peanut cookies by Sukrin are irresistibly soft and crunchy and will go down well with kids and adults alike.

Vegan Peanut chip cookies
Image Credit: Sukrin

10. Vanilla Cupcakes

Who doesn’t love a cupcake? These vanilla cupcakes by Audrey Dunham make a great addition to any vegan picnic. Soft, sweet and simple to bake, what more could you want?

Close-up of vegan vanilla cupcakes
Image Credit: Audrey Dunham

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