We both love beef jerky, turkey jerky, bison jerky, etc. it’s easy to transport, is really healthy and is a great protein. The Krave Jerky brand is gluten-free and nitrate-free and has lots of fun gourmet flavors so you can feel a little less hunting expedition and a lot more fancy picnic food! RealSticks are great too, they have a bunch of yummy flavors and are easy to pack as they are individually sealed.
I love having something crunchy like gluten-free pretzels or crackers and something to dip them in. Sweet dipping mustard is a must-have with pretzels in my opinion! We also like these DipIn to-go dips…just peel back the label and enjoy the simple and tasty ingredients. Obviously you could totally make your own dips, hummus, salsa, etc but these are a fun alternative.
Popcorn is an easy food to pack, you can make your own and spice it up with tabasco, parmesan shreds, or make it sweet and salty or just sweet! We also love our dark chocolate with raw almonds for something sweet to nibble on. I especially love these extra dark chocolate wheels from Trader Joe’s, highly recommend!
We buy all our raw nuts in bulk so I just repackage them in pretty glassine bags and close them up with Washi tape or some twine to up the presentation factor!
I bought this sweet vintage-inspired metal picnic basket at World Market earlier this summer. I had been eyeing it since it came out. I finally splurged (using a coupon, ha!) and could not be happier with it. It fits perfectly on the back of my cruiser bike! (PS. I saw online that they are now on sale!!)