Picnic food needs to be portable and easy to eat. So, sausage rolls, mini wraps filled with sandwich ingredients and other savoury recipes involving the wrapping up of ingredients are ideal. If you want to make a lighter version of a Cornish Pasty, then why not try using filo pastry instead.

Falafel are probably the simplest and filling picnic meal. They can easily be made the day before. Try making a variety of flavours, some spicy and others with herbs to cater for all ages.

A picnic wouldn’t be complete without some sweet treats. Take a look towards the end of our Top 10, for some of our favourite picnic desserts!

Vegetarian Beetroot & Butternut Quiche

Make a few of these juicy mini quiches to pack in your cool bag.

Spicy Falafel

Baked, not fried. Easy finger food to plunge into your favourite dips.

Bean & Pepper Tortilla Bites

A classic Spanish tapas dish with some delicious additions to the flavours and textures. This large potato tortilla can be sliced up when you reach your destination.

Tuna & Red Pepper Empanadas (via

This amazing flavour combination is the perfect picnic finger food. You can make the pastry parcels from filo pastry for a lighter bite.

Vegetarian Sausage Rolls (via

A picnic would not be complete without sausage rolls! Here’s an interesting vegetarian version which is moist and full of flavour.

Falafel Scotch Eggs (via

Another picnic classic is the Scotch Egg. This is a true vegetarian version using a great spice combination.

Chocolate Crispy Cakes

Children love making and eating these crispy cereal bites. There are 3 different flavour combinations to choose from including a carob recipe for those that cannot have cocoa/cacao.

Pistachio & Fig Tray Bake

Enjoy a slice of the Mediterranean with this sweet and nutty tray bake. This sweet treat is sweetened with honey, coconut sugar and figs, which produces a delicious caramel flavour.

Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes

Gluten-free cupcakes with a small drizzle of icing. Easy to pack and no piles of buttercream to squidge everywhere!

Dairy-free Mini Cheesecakes (via

The base is made from crushed gluten free breakfast cereal and the filling is a classic blend of cashews and coconut oil.