Now Serving “The Perfect” Smoothie by Eddie Henry
June 3, 2020

If you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just trying to eat healthier, you don’t have to give up your plant-based diet when you go on vacation. We’ve got ideas to help you plan and enjoy nourishing, healthy meals during your time at beach!

1 Have a Smoothie: Smoothies help you with that boost you need for you day at the beach! [Plant proteins have slow-burning carbs. That means no crash and burn later!] You can go green with ingredients like avocado and plant-based protein, or start with a fruitier base, like strawberries and bananas.

2. Go for the Bowl: Whether it’s time for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the bowl is the way to go! For a nutrient-rich snack that keeps you on your a-game when exploring the Gulf, try one of our bowls! There are three great ways to fill your bowl with the power of plants - and unlimited customization means you can fill any bowl with all your favorites:

  • Acai Bowls: Acai berries are a delicious superfood, and a must-have ingredient for your breakfast bowl. Add fresh fruit, protein powder, and granola for a sweet, crunchy bite that fuels you for your morning jog, surf, or swim.
  • Salads: Who said salads have to be boring? These salads are not your great aunt’s salad! We know for a fact that fresh, vibrant greens, seasonal fruits and berries, flavorful dressings, and crunchy veggies can be the star of the show. And with so many ingredients in the mix, you never have to worry about sticking to your meal plan.
  • Protein Bowls: Also known as Buddha Bowls, these protein-packed meals start with a variety of bases (brown rice, quinoa, or a meat alternative). If you’ve got a seafood lover in your crew they can choose a protein bowl with mahi-mahi, tuna, or salmon. Then it’s time to add a variety of local veggies, herbs, spices, and sauces for a savory treat.

3. Burgers and Barbeque: Eat like it’s a cheat day— without the guilt. Sink your teeth into a meatless burger, or make room for BBQ Chik’n, smoked brisket or a Picnic manwich. Pile your BBQ & burger high with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and all your favorite sauces. Can’t decide which one to try? Get one of each and share with your friends [or don’t— no judgement]!


Vacation is a time to indulge your appetite and try something new. You can do both at Picnic Beach— all while sticking to your vegetarian, vegan, or plant-based diet. [Vegans, Meat-eaters and pescatarians, rejoice! We offer fish and meat options for your protein bowl, salad, or sandwich.]

Don’t want to go back and forth to the store or spend too much time in the kitchen (and away from the beach)? We don’t blame you— and you don’t have to.

Picnic Beach makes healthy meal planning at the Gulf easier than ever. Just pick your favorites from our menu and choose online ordering to place your order ahead of time. You can eat healthy, craveable meals and snacks in no time.