Vegan Labor Day Picnic

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A couple weeks ago, I shared some photos of a picnic I had in Central Park. Since then, dozens of people have reached out asking about what I served. This post is a compilation of recipes for the perfect vegan Labor Day (or really any day) picnic!

Since I was a little girl, the idea of picnics always seemed somewhat dream-like. In my mind, a proper picnic includes a cute blanket, a big basket with real dishes, glasses, and silverware, and of course, lots of delicious food. And I’m not talking sandwiches and bagged chips. I’m talking carefully prepared food made from scratch. Thoughtful selections that include lots of fresh fruits, nuts, and other snacks, as well as homemade warm dishes, an indulgent dessert, and refreshing juices or mocktails.

For this picnic, I used this elegant, extra-large picnic basket that comes outfitted with everything you need for the perfect picnic set-up. And I love having the opportunity to wear my favorite sun hat. 

My Labor Day Picnic Line-Up

Charcuterie board

I love making an elaborate charcuterie board. Complete with fresh fruits and veggies, nuts, and vegan meats, it’s kind of what makes a picnic. This one includes so many of my favorite foods, it’s practically a meal in itself! Check out my Ultimate Vegan Charcuterie Board.

Vegan Oyster Rolls

The main course for this picnic is Vegan Oyster Rolls. Made from oyster mushrooms, these are so meaty and flavorful that even meat-eaters will relish them!

Crispy French Fries

The perfect compliment to the Oyster Rolls, my Crispiest Fries with Garlic Hummus Tahini are a new favorite. They have just the right amount of crisp, and the sauce is so versatile and zesty, you’ll find lots of other ways to use it!

Onion Rings and Mozzarella Sticks

It’s tough to choose between perfectly seasoned and cooked Extra Crispy Onion Rings with just the right amount of texture and crunch, and warm, gooey Vegan Mozzarella Sticks. So why not just have both? Don’t forget the Marinara Sauce for dipping!

Key Lime Pie

Finish the picnic with a delectable Key Lime Pie. One bite and you will never believe it is vegan and gluten-free.


Planning a Labor Day picnic? What will you prepare for your outing? Comment below and share!

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