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35 BEST Vegan Picnic Recipes

Looking for some tasty vegan picnic recipes to bring along to your next gathering? This post will help you out. It includes 35 vegan picnic ideas for sweet and savoury foods such as salads, sandwiches, sushi, macarons, cakes, cookies and lots more.

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Summer is just around the corner and it’s almost picnic season! Since it’s June in just a couple of weeks, I thought now would be a great time to share these vegan picnic ideas with you.

Using the help of some other food bloggers, I have created this list of 35 recipes to give you some picnic inspiration. There are both sweet and savoury recipes to choose from so there should be something to suit everyone’s needs.

If you make any of the recipes at home, make sure to let us know by leaving a comment at the bottom of this page. Enjoy!

The best vegan picnic recipes

Snacks and light bites

First, let’s start with the snacky foods. Personally, these are my favourite kind of things to eat at picnics because I love having a bit of everything. There are 8 savoury snacks to choose from below.

1. Mac and cheese bites

A tasty twist on an old favourite. These mac and cheese bites are made with dairy-free ingredients and are a great portable vegan picnic idea.

Vegan Mac And Cheese Bites

2. Avocado spring rolls

A vegan-friendly version of the Vietnamese classic. They’re great for a light lunch or served alongside some other snacky bits.

Avocado Spring Rolls

3. Pizza pinwheels

These pizza pinwheels can be made with flaky puff pastry or a classic pizza dough. They’re filled with olives, mushrooms and peppers, meaning they’re packed full of savoury flavours. One of the best vegan picnic ideas for kids.

Vegan Pizza Pinwheels

4. Lentil sausage rolls

How scrumptious do these vegan sausage rolls look?! Instead of meat, they’re made with a spicy lentil filling that is sure to be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

Spicy Lentil Sausage Rolls

5. Homemade crackers

Naturally seasoned, light and crisp, these homemade crackers are the perfect vegan picnic recipe. Pair them with vegan spread or cheese, or enjoy them as is.

Vegan Crackers For Summer Picnic

6. Cauliflower hummus

This hummus is made without chickpeas and is great for those following a low histamine diet. Serve it with vegan crackers or crunchy vegetables such as carrots and cucumbers.

Cauliflower Hummus

7. Peperonata

If you’re looking for unique vegan picnic ideas, serve this bold, vibrant peperonata alongside some other antipasto such as olives or grilled artichokes. It’s fresh, full of flavour and easy to make.


8. Sushi

Contrary to popular belief, sushi can actually be vegan! This version is made with tofu and fresh vegetables- perfect for those who want to enjoy sushi without eating fish.

Vegan Sushi

Sandwiches and wraps

Next up are the sandwiches and wraps. I couldn’t make a vegan picnic recipes post without including these, could I?!

9. Cucumber sandwiches

What says vegan picnic food more than these cute cucumber sandwiches? They’re made with crispy sliced cucumbers, dairy-free cream cheese, fresh herbs and soft white bread.

Vegan Picnic Sandwiches

10. Egg mayo sandwiches

I know, I know… Vegan egg mayo?! The filling for these sandwiches is actually made from a mixture of tofu and spices to replicate the taste and texture of hen eggs. These take less than 10 ingredients and 10 minutes to make.

Vegan Egg Mayo Sandwiches

11. BBQ seitan sandwich

This seitan sandwich has over 46 grams of protein, with a rich, meat-like texture and tangy BBQ flavour. It’s the perfect ‘meaty’ sandwich without the meat!

BBQ Seitan Sandwich Picnic

12. Bagel sandwich

A delicious, chewy bagel sandwich packed full of wholesome ingredients. This is so quick and easy, taking just 15 minutes from start to finish.

Bagel Sandwich

13. Buffalo tofu wrap

Crispy buffalo tofu, lettuce, carrots, avocado and homemade ranch come together to create the ultimate vegan wrap filling! Full of tangy flavours with a fresh crunch.

Buffalo Tofu Wraps


Next up are the salads, which are great for sharing. There are quite a few to choose from here and they all look incredible!

14. Strawberry avocado salad

This sweet, vibrant salad is a brilliant vegan picnic idea. It’s ready to eat in under 20 minutes and is full of summer flavours.

Strawberry Avocado Pasta Salad

15. Chickpea ‘tuna’ salad

This healthy chickpea salad makes a great alternative to tuna salad. Eat it from the spoon or spread on sandwiches.

Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad

16. Macaroni salad

This delicious salad is made with elbow macaroni, carrots, celery, peppers, peas and a creamy garlicky sauce. It’s the ultimate summer comfort food!

Vegan Macaroni Salad

17. Balsamic pasta salad

This pasta salad is with fresh and vibrant. It’s the perfect way to repurpose pasta for a light, refreshing meal.

Balsamic Pasta Salad Vegan Picnic Ideas

18. Lemon orzo salad

Use up your summer produce with this flavourful orzo salad. It serves 4-6 people so is perfect for sharing on a family picnic.

Orzo Pasta Salad

19. Potato salad

If you’re looking for a potato salad without mayo, you’ll love this vegan one! It can be served warm or at room temperature, depending on your preference.

Vegan Potato Salad For Picnic

Sweet vegan picnic recipes

Now for the best part- vegan picnic DESSERTS! Being a dessert blogger, the sweet stuff is obviously my forte. I’ve picked some of my favourite portable desserts for you here.

20. Macarons

Would you believe that these adorable macarons are made without eggs? They’re an impressive, dainty dessert that pack perfectly for picnics.

Stack Of 2 Vegan Macarons

21. Mini lemon loaf cakes

These taste just like regular lemon loaf cake but come in cute, bite-sized form. Great for spring and summer snacking.

Pile Of Vegan Mini Loaf Cakes

22. Biscoff cinnamon rolls

In my opinion, cinnamon rolls are such an underrated vegan picnic food! The ones pictured below are made with smooth Biscoff spread for an extra touch of decadence.

Pile Of Biscoff Rolls

23. Chocolate brownies

These brownies are one of my favourite desserts of all time! They are ultra rich and fudgy, and taste even better after a few days.

Stacked Vegan Brownies

24. Rocky road

Rocky road makes the perfect portable dessert and keeps really well when wrapped in tinfoil. This version is packed with vegan white chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, pretzels, popcorn and biscuit pieces. Yum!

Stack Of Vegan Rocky Road Slices

25. Coconut lime cupcakes

Fancy a fruity dessert? These coconut and lime cupcakes are just the thing. Light, fluffy cupcakes topped with homemade coconut buttercream, lime zest and desiccated coconut.

A Single Cupcake Topped With Coconut Frosting And Lime Zest

26. Carrot cupcakes

Soft carrot cupcakes topped with dairy-free cream cheese frosting. A classic dessert that everyone can enjoy.

Vegan Carrot Cupcakes On A White Cake Stand

27. Orange cookies

Soft and chewy vegan cookies packed with orange flavour. These are so easy to make with very simple and minimal ingredients.

Vegan Orange Cookies In A Stack Of 6

28. Blueberry muffins

Tall, bakery-style muffins filled with fresh, juicy blueberries. These are always a great go-to sweet snack.

2 Eggless Blueberry Muffins Stacked On Top Of One Another

29. Flapjacks

These gooey, chewy golden syrup flapjacks are sure to be popular with kids. They can be made with just 4 ingredients and are ready to eat in less than an hour.

Stack Of 4 Vegan Flapjacks

30. Protein balls

Try these protein balls if you fancy a healthier dessert for your picnic. They’re made with wholesome ingredients and flavoured with maple syrup and cinnamon.

Pile Of Vegan Protein Balls On A Plate

31. Rice Krispie treats

If you’ve been missing Rice Krispie treats since going vegan, you can make your own at home! This recipe uses vegan-friendly marshmallows and margarine, making them free from gelatine and dairy.

Two Vegetarian Rice Krispie Treats Stacked On Top Of One Another

32. Mini lemon tarts

Buttery shortcrust pastry crusts are paired with creamy vegan lemon curd to make these adorable tarts. A delicious summery treat that everyone will love.

Dairy Free Lemon Tartlets

33. Pineapple coconut squares

These squares are one of the tastiest vegan picnic ideas you’ll try! They have a cakey base, a tangy pineapple filling and a toasted coconut topping. The flavours taste wonderful together and taste like a fruity tropical dream.

Pineapple Coconut Squares

34. Fruit dip

This fruit dip is made with dairy-free cream cheese for a thick, creamy texture. Whip it up in 10 minutes and serve with your favourite fruits.

Vegan Fruit Dip

35. Baklava

Layers of crispy filo pastry filled with sweetly spiced chopped nuts and a sticky sugar syrup. This keeps really well outside of the fridge so is perfect for picnics.

Stacked Slices Of Baklava On A White Plate

That’s all for now! I hope you like these vegan picnic recipes. If you find this post useful, please share it with a friend using the share buttons on this page. Enjoy! xo

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35 Vegan Picnic Recipe Ideas

The best vegan picnic ideas for summer gatherings, including sweet and savoury recipes.

Course Appetizer, Dessert, Main Course
Cuisine vegan
Keyword vegan picnic recipes
Servings 35 recipes
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