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January 31, 2024 5 min read

Pack your baskets, grab your blankets, and get ready for a taste journey like never before! In the lush landscapes of the Philippines, where nature meets gastronomy, we're here to unveil a collection of mouthwatering picnic meal ideas that will elevate your outdoor feasting to new heights.

Top 10 Picnic Foods in the Philippines

  • Sharing Platter from CakeRush

  • Adobo Potato Salad

  • Pineapple Fried Rice Cups

  • Lechon Kawali Sliders

  • Buko Pandan Dessert Jars

  • Caprese Skewers

  • Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

  • Grilled Corn on the Cob

  • Watermelon Feta Salad

  • Peanut Butter and Banana Wraps


Celebrity Grazing Box (With Wine)

Celebrate joy and love with CakeRush's sharing platters! Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, or a special graduation, invite your besties and share an amazing platter of snacks together!

Picnic Food Suggestions

Dive into a world of flavour with our carefully curated picnic food suggestions. From the classic to the unexpected, we've got your picnic cravings covered. Get ready to explore a symphony of tastes that will make your al fresco dining experience truly unforgettable.

  • Mango Chicken Skewers: Succulent chicken marinated in a zesty mango glaze, threaded onto skewers for easy munching.

  • Adobo Potato Salad: A Filipino twist on a classic, featuring adobo-infused potatoes, crunchy veggies, and a tangy dressing.

  • Pineapple Fried Rice Cups: Individual portions of flavour-packed fried rice served in pineapple halves for a tropical touch.

  • Lechon Kawali Sliders: Crispy pork belly slices in mini buns, topped with garlic mayo and fresh herbs.

  • Buko Pandan Dessert Jars: Layers of coconut and pandan-infused jelly with young coconut strips in cute, portable jars.

Simple Picnic Meal Ideas

Who said simplicity can't be scrumptious? Discover the art of creating effortlessly delicious picnic meals that are easy to prepare yet bursting with delightful flavours. We'll show you how to keep it simple without compromising on taste.

Caprese Skewers

Cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil drizzled with balsamic glaze on easy-to-handle skewers.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Flaky puff pastry spirals with ham, cheese, and a hint of mustard rolled inside.

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Corn brushed with garlic butter and grilled to perfection for a simple yet irresistible side.

Watermelon Feta Salad

Cubes of juicy watermelon paired with feta cheese and mint for a refreshing bite.

Peanut Butter and Banana Wraps

A twist on the classic PB&J, with banana slices wrapped in tortillas spread with peanut butter.

Healthy Picnic Meal Ideas

Health-conscious foodies, rejoice! We're bringing you a range of nutritious and delicious picnic meal ideas that will satisfy your taste buds and keep you energised for all the outdoor adventures. Because a picnic can be both indulgent and wholesome!

Quinoa Salad with Mango and Avocado

A protein-packed salad bursting with tropical goodness.

Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Colourful skewers featuring a rainbow of veggies, grilled to perfection.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Tender chicken, crunchy veggies, and a light soy dressing wrapped in crisp lettuce leaves.

Fresh Fruit Kebabs

A mix of seasonal fruits on skewers, perfect for a healthy and hydrating picnic treat.

Greek Yogurt Parfait

Layers of Greek yogurt, granola, and mixed berries for a delightful and nutritious dessert.

Picnic Meal Ideas for Family

Planning a family picnic? We've got the perfect assortment of crowd-pleasing dishes that will cater to every palate, from the picky eaters to the adventurous food explorers. Make your family picnic a gastronomic celebration!

  • Build-Your-Own Taco Bar: Let everyone customize their tacos with a variety of toppings and fillings.

  • Mini Pizza Pockets: Personal-sized pockets filled with tomato sauce, cheese, and favourite pizza toppings.

  • Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas: Grilled tortillas filled with seasoned chicken and melted cheese.

  • Rainbow Pasta Salad: Vibrant pasta tossed with an assortment of veggies and a light Italian dressing.

  • DIY Ice Cream Sundae Station: A fun way for everyone to create their own personalised sundaes with various toppings.

Picnic Meal Ideas for Couples

For a romantic rendezvous amidst nature, discover picnic meal ideas designed for two. From intimate nibbles to shareable delights, we'll guide you on creating a picnic spread that's as sweet as your love.

  • Smoked Salmon Bagel Bites: Mini bagels topped with cream cheese, smoked salmon, and capers.

  • Stuffed Mushrooms with Garlic and Herb Cheese: Mushrooms filled with a creamy garlic and herb cheese mixture.

  • Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries: Juicy strawberries dipped in decadent chocolate for a sweet romantic touch.

  • Caramelized Onion and Brie Tartlets: Flaky tartlets with a savoury blend of caramelized onions and creamy brie.

  • Coconut Lime Sorbet: A refreshing and tangy sorbet to cleanse the palate after a delightful picnic meal.

Picnic Food Ideas for Large Groups

Feeding a hungry crowd? Fear not! We've got you covered with picnic food ideas that are big on flavour and quantity. Whether it's a reunion or a company outing, turn your picnic into a feast that brings everyone together.


Jumbo Lumpia Rolls

Large, shareable spring rolls filled with a mix of veggies and meat.

Paella Party Pot

A communal pot of flavourful paella with a mix of seafood, chicken, and chorizo.

Mango Tango Punch

A tropical punch with mango, pineapple, and a hint of ginger, served in a big, chilled dispenser.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders Platter

Spicy chicken sliders served in abundance for a crowd-pleasing option.

Nachos Grande

A massive platter of nachos loaded with cheese, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.

Picnic Indian Food Ideas

Embark on a spice-filled journey with a selection of Indian-inspired picnic delicacies! From aromatic biryanis to tantalising street food, infuse your picnic with the vibrant flavours of India.

Chicken Tikka Skewers

Tender chicken marinated in aromatic spices and grilled to perfection.

Samosa Chaat

Crispy samosas topped with a medley of chutneys, yogurt, and chaat masala.

Paneer Tikka Wraps

Soft wraps filled with marinated and grilled paneer, veggies, and mint chutney.

Mango Lassi Smoothies

Refreshing smoothies blending mango, yogurt, and a touch of cardamom.

Papdi Chaat

A delightful mix of crispy papdis, chickpeas, potatoes, and tangy chutneys.

Picnic Food Ideas Not Sandwiches

Bid farewell to the mundane sandwich routine! Explore creative alternatives that go beyond the ordinary, proving that a picnic can be a gourmet adventure. Spoiler alert: there's a whole world of non-sandwich delights waiting for you!

  • Sushi Rolls: Portable sushi rolls filled with your favourite ingredients for an adventurous picnic.

  • Chicken and Waffle Bites: Mini waffles topped with crispy chicken bites and drizzled with maple syrup.

  • Vegetarian Spring Rolls: Light and crispy spring rolls filled with a variety of veggies and served with dipping sauce.

  • Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers: Bell peppers filled with a mix of couscous, olives, feta, and cherry tomatoes.

  • Zucchini Fritters: Crispy fritters made with grated zucchini and served with a tangy dipping sauce.

Picnic Snack Ideas

Snack attack! Elevate your picnic snacking game with our collection of delightful finger foods and munchies. Because no picnic is complete without an array of tempting snacks to keep you fueled and smiling.

  • Trail Mix Popcorn: Popcorn mixed with nuts, dried fruits, and a hint of honey for a sweet and savoury snack.

  • Cucumber Bites with Herbed Cream Cheese: Refreshing cucumber slices topped with herbed cream cheese.

  • Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers: Spicy jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped in bacon, and baked to perfection.

  • Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips: Fresh fruit salsa served with crispy cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips.

  • Dark Chocolate Energy Balls: Nutty energy balls made with dark chocolate, oats, and nuts for a guilt-free treat.


Get ready to turn your outdoor escapade into a culinary fiesta! With these picnic meal ideas, you're not just packing food; you're crafting an experience that blends the beauty of nature with the joy of delicious indulgence. So, pick your spot, spread your blanket, and let the picnic feast begin! CakeRush wishes you happy and tasty adventures!

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