20 Popular Picnic Foods (according to AI)

Posted by Adam McDonald on

Truth be known, while AI mildly scares me, I have been having a lot of fun playing with some of the latest Artificial Intelligence apps, in particular Chat GPT.
I love seeing what it answers when I ask questions that probably only a owner of a picnic brand would ask ... but things I find interesting and want to find out.
Today I wondered what the 10 most popular picnic foods around the world would be, which is what I wanted to share with you in this article.
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The hashtag numbers in bold are the first top 10 list that the AI generated for the most popular foods enjoyed at picnics, the other 10 are the top ten of that food type ... just to broaden the scope for picnic food ideas.
No surprise given usage on the internet over time that the foods listed in the top 20 were very American, but in any case I hope it provides some insight and inspiration when packing a feed for your next picnic.

#1 - Sandwiches 
When I asked what the top 10 most favourite sandwiches were?
  1. Classic BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato)
  2. Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  3. Club Sandwich
  4. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
  5. Tuna Salad Sandwich
  6. Egg Salad Sandwich
  7. Chicken Salad Sandwich
  8. Turkey and Avocado Sandwich
  9. Ham and Cheese Sandwich
  10. Roast Beef Sandwich

Picnic Sandwiches

#2 - Fresh Fruits
When I asked what the top 10 most popular fruits were?
  1. Apples
  2. Bananas
  3. Oranges
  4. Strawberries
  5. Grapes
  6. Watermelon
  7. Pineapple
  8. Mango
  9. Kiwi
  10. Blueberries
Fruit Salad Picnic
#3 - Cheese and Crackers
When I asked what the top 10 cheese most popular cheeses were?
  1. Cheddar cheese
  2. Brie cheese
  3. Gouda cheese
  4. Feta cheese
  5. Mozzarella cheese
  6. Blue cheese
  7. Colby cheese
  8. Colby-Jack cheese
  9. Swiss cheese
  10. Cream cheese
Cheese and Crackers Picnic
#4 - Chips or Pretzels
When I asked what the top 10 most popular chip flavours were.
  1. Salt and Vinegar
  2. Sour Cream and Onion
  3. Barbecue
  4. Cheddar Cheese
  5. Plain (Salt)
  6. Jalapeno
  7. Buffalo wing
  8. Sweet Chili
  9. Loaded Baked Potato
  10. Nacho Cheese
Chips and Pretzels Picnic Snacks
#5 - Cold Cuts 
When I asked the Top 10 most popular Cold Cuts?
  1. Ham
  2. Turkey
  3. Roast beef
  4. Salami
  5. Prosciutto
  6. Pastrami
  7. Bologna
  8. Mortadella
  9. Capicola
  10. Tuna
Cold Cuts Picnic Food
#6 - Salads
When I asked what the Top 10 most popular salads were?
  1. Caesar Salad
  2. Greek Salad
  3. Pasta Salad
  4. Potato Salad
  5. Chicken Salad
  6. Tuna Salad
  7. Cobb Salad
  8. Spinach Salad
  9. Caprese Salad
  10. Broccoli Salad
picnic salad
#7 - Grilled Vegetables
When I asked what the Top 10 most popular vegetables to grill were?
  1. Bell peppers
  2. Zucchini
  3. Eggplant
  4. Asparagus
  5. Onion
  6. Portobello mushrooms
  7. Corn on the cob
  8. Tomatoes
  9. Cauliflower
  10. Squash
Grilled Vegetable Picnic
#8 - Dips
When I asked what the Top 10 most popular dips were?
  1. Salsa
  2. Guacamole
  3. Queso dip
  4. Ranch dressing
  5. Hummus
  6. Sour cream and onion dip
  7. Spinach and artichoke dip
  8. French onion dip
  9. Pico de gallo
  10. Buffalo wing dip

Picnic Dips

#9 - Quiche or Frittatas
When I asked what the Top 10 most popular dips were?
  1. Spinach and feta quiche
  2. Broccoli and cheddar quiche
  3. Mushroom and onion quiche
  4. Bacon and leek quiche
  5. Tomato and basil quiche
  6. Asparagus and gruyere quiche
  7. Zucchini and parmesan quiche
  8. Smoked salmon and dill quiche
  9. Potato and chive frittata
  10. Spinach and ricotta frittata

Picnic Quiche

#10 - Yogurt


When I asked what the Top 10 most popular Yogurt flavours were?

  1. Vanilla
  2. Strawberry
  3. Blueberry
  4. Raspberry
  5. Peach
  6. Chocolate
  7. Honey
  8. Maple
  9. Mango
  10. Plain/Greek yogurt

Yogurt Picnic

I hope this list has provided you with loads of inspiration on what you are going to pack for your next picnic.

Just a reminder though that some of the above food options may be perishable. So it's important to keep them in a cooler (like our awesome premium cooler bag) and consume them before they become unsafe to eat.

If you liked this blog, you might also love other articles we have done around picnic food like 9 Reasons Why Sandwiches Make the Perfect Picnic Food and our Healthy Picnic Guide.

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