Published by PETA.

When the weather is warm and breezy, you know it’s the perfect time for a picnic. Whether you’re planning your first or you’re a pro, here’s a guide to help you have the best vegan picnic possible:

1. Pick a grassy spot.

Grassy picnic

Pick a spot that’s not too sunny and not too shady. Don’t forget a blanket, cruelty-free sunscreen, and sunglasses or a hat.

2. Bring your best friend.

Friends at picnic

3. No, not that one—this one!

Piper Picnic

4. Wrap your sandwiches with festive ribbon and twine.

Banh Mi

Try our recipe for this delicious Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich.

5. Drink up!

Lemonade Picnic

Have your favorite beverage? Eco-friendly paper straws? Mason jars? Check, check, and check!

6. Don’t skimp on the sides.

Use recipes that you can make ahead of time and that won’t melt during the car ride to the park. This Tomato, Cucumber, and Basil Salad recipe gets better when the seasonings have had a chance to be absorbed.

Cucumber Salad

Is that a mason jar salad? Adorable. Here are eight great salad recipes to fill your jar.


Our ‘Spring Into Summer’ Pasta Salad recipe is a mere few ingredients away from becoming a delicious reality.

Pasta Salad

7. Never, ever forget dessert!


This Four-Ingredient Berry Tart is not to be missed.


Happy picnicking!

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