Beach Picnic Foods

9 Seaside Picnic Bites to Savor

9 Seaside Picnic Bites to Savor

There is nothing better than grabbing some friends, hopping in the car, and enjoying the beach for a day. But instead of stopping to pick up grab-and-go prepackaged food from the market, plan ahead and make some fresh and delicious portable fare that everyone will appreciate and enjoy. When planning a menu, pick recipes with texture and flavor that will stand up to the ocean's elements. Although they're not sand-proof — we haven't figured that one out yet — here are dishes that will make your day at the beach a success.

— Additional reporting by Nicole Perry

Photos: Anna Monette Roberts, Lauren Hendrickson, Nicole Perry

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