It’s picnic time! Though we’d never pooh-pooh a simple cheese and charcuterie picnic–except if there’s no wine involved (oh, the horror!)–some occasions call for more robust, or sophisticated outdoor fare, while other times you may just want to mix up your repertoire. Happily, we’ve got oodles of fantastic, easily doable portable-meal ideas here at Epicurious. Who can resist pretty salads-in-a-jar? Colorful layers of fresh and flavorful foods packed in see-through containers–the best part about these meals is you eat them straight from the jar! Some of the highly rated dishes I can’t wait to prepare include Curried Chicken Salad with Spiced Chickpeas and Raita and Greek Salad with Orzo and Black-Eyed Peas, as well as Tuna Tonnato with Eggplant Salad and Shrimp with Salsa, Avocado, and Chips. Love a good meatloaf sandwich? Check out this blue-ribbon Meatloaf, which combines beef, pork, and chopped bacon, or Hoisin-Glazed Meatloaf Sandwiches for banh-mi-like flavors. If you can’t imagine your checkered picnic blanket without a basket of cold fried chicken, don’t miss our fried chicken slideshow–with 13 variations on the classic bird. We’ve also got some wonderfully creative grain salads, pasta salads, and potato salads. For the ideal portable dessert, it’s hard to beat hand pies: Take your pick of blackberry, cherry, blueberry, or apple. And, of course: the wine. See our tips on summery whites, roses, and a red to enjoy al fresco. Last but not least: If you’ve got little ones, find fun picnic inspiration in our Very Hungry Caterpillar menu and party plan. Our charming Winnie the Pooh and Alice in Wonderland menus can be easily adapted for picnics, too. Still want more ideas? Browse our slideshow of picnic-friendly foods. What’s your favorite food to bring to a picnic?