If you want to make the most out of seeing friends and family in a park or a garden, make some of our portable treats and pack up a picnic box. For easy vegan sandwich ideas, try our vegan blt sandwich, or our vegan burritos. Looking for something sweet? There are plenty of traybakes, vegan cupcakes and plant-based cookies to try. Complete your picnic with a refreshing cocktail – we have non-alcoholic pre-bottled picnic cocktails and iced mint and apple tea for a summery cooler.
Savoury vegan picnic ideas
For a real crowd-pleaser, look no further than our impressive MBLT vegan sandwich. A super easy alternative to the British BLT, this recipe swaps bacon for shiitake mushroom.
Inspired by sushi street food company Happy Maki, our Thai-style sweet potato wraps are a fresh, healthy and veg-packed addition to your vegan picnic.
Everyone loves pizza, so why not try this vegan recipe with paprika mushrooms for a fool proof option at your picnic? Cut into slices and pack up for a portable treat.
Vietnamese-style vegan rolls are a great savoury snack for a posh picnic. They’re super-healthy too, replacing noodles for spiralized veg.
Our vibrant meat-free burrito, rammed with tomatoes, black beans, lime, coriander, avocado and red chilli, is a brilliant and filling option for your vegan picnic.
A savoury vegan staple, try this spiced falafel recipe from Imad’s Syrian Kitchen as part of your vegan picnic feast. Serve with a fresh salad and lemony tahini sauce.
Our easy coronation salad recipe with smoked tofu, fragrant madras curry powder and sweet mango chutney is a classic picnic vegan swap. It’s also a brilliant sandwich filling option.
Super delicious, healthy and quick to make, our vegan roasted squash and grain salad is the perfect accompaniment at any picnic. To save time, cook a batch the night before.
If you’re after something a little different, these totally vegan green goddess and red devil dips are a great addition to your next picnic.
Roasted vine tomatoes, orzo and a zesty herby salsa combine to make this stand-out pasta dish to serve as a salad at a picnic.
Fattoush, a Levantine salad made from toasted pitta, mixed greens and veg, makes a vibrant, summery addition to your picnic. Here, we mix chickpeas with radishes, tomatoes, sumac with a pomegranate molasses dressing.
This earthy vegan beetroot hummus is ready in just 10 minutes, perfect for a last-minute picnic dip to pair with flatbreads.
Simple yet packed with flavour, try Sabrina Ghayour’s Middle Eastern-inspired aubergine salad with walnuts and crunchy pomegranates. Serve with flatbreads for a picnic feast.
Sweet vegan picnic ideas
A vegan spin on a classic lemon cake, have a go at Richard Makin’s dairy-free sheet cake for a much lighter, zesty bake. Find more easy vegan baking recipes here.
Who could say no to gooey double chocolate chip cookies? They are both dairy-free and egg-free, though non-vegan friends won’t notice the difference.
Dairy-free chocolate cupcakes, topped with swirls of rich chocolate frosting, marks a delicious way to round off your vegan picnic.
Picnic drink ideas
Here’s a refreshing, easy summer cocktail of apple (and brandy) infused iced tea, perfect for sipping at your meat-free picnic.
Nothing beats a cold glass of sweet-sour lemonade on a balmy summer afternoon, so why not make your own for your meat-free feast?