It’s summer and the sun is shining, so what better excuse than to have a picnic? You may know the perfect picnic spot, but if you’re feeling a little stuck on what to pack in your bag or basket, then look no further. From savoury snacks to delicious desserts, we’ve rounded up 35 picnic food ideas, so you can tuck into a tasty spread like no other.
One thing we would advise is to pack your picnic in plenty of time. While you don’t need anything fancy, as the simplest picnics are usually the best, you may find you don’t have all these items lying around in your fridge or cupboards. So, make sure you plan and prep in plenty of time or take a quick trip to the shops beforehand.
Savoury picnic food ideas
• Scotch eggs
• Cocktail sausages
• Sausage rolls
• Chicken drumsticks
• Pork pies
• Hard boiled eggs
• French stick
• Potato salad
• Cheese and crackers
• Cheese straws
Sweet picnic food ideas
• Fruit salad
• Rice crispy cakes
• Fresh lemonade
• Sparkling wine
• Iced tea
Best picnic food buys
We've picked out the best picnic food bargains you can get at your local supermarkets right now.
Tex Mex Dip Selection
This trio includes guacamole, soured cream & chive and salsa.
4 No Pork Sausage Rolls
A picnic must-have and now vegans don't have to miss out either with these flaky sausage rolls.
2 Scotch Eggs
Another picnic classic. These two giant scotch eggs are ideal for a two person picnic.
Sainsbury's Taste the Difference, Cheddar & Spring Onion Crisps
Whatever flavour you choose, crisps are ideal for dunking in your dip.
M&S Mini Victoria Sandwich Cakes
Enjoy these soft and spongy Victoria sponge cakes, filled with sweet strawberry jam and cream.
M&S Broccoli, Cheese & Tomato Quiche
Perfect for eating hot or cold, this quiche serves four.
M&S Still Lemonade
Enjoy this still lemonade, using lemons from Murcia in Spain, chilled.