Grill on the Go: Portable BBQs for Your Picnic

Don't settle for sandwiches - fire up one of these portable grills at your next picnic

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With these affordable BBQs, you’ll have enough left over for sausages AND bacon

There are some great little charcoal BBQs and propane grills on the market right now

Portable, easy to carry, and ideal to just grab ‘n’ go for impromptu picnics.

Here are three I like:

PC Home Collection Portable Kettle Charcoal Grill

I’m a big fan of the PC Home collection from Superstore for two good reasons – great design with Joseph Mimran (of Joe Fresh Style) as head honcho and hard-to-beat prices.

This Portable Kettle Charcoal Grill is only $29, and at this price you can afford really good steaks.

Love it in the apple green shade, and it’s got all the right stuff, too, like a powder-coated steel lid with heat-resistant carry handle, vent, chrome-plated cooking grid, and sturdy steel legs. At Superstore.

Bodum FYRKAT Charcoal Picnic Grill

Bodum’s FYRKAT Charcoal Picnic Grill is at The Bay for $69.99. Available in blue, red, lime green, black and this happy orange shade, this little BBQ is the perfect size for a tailgate party.

The 13.4” diameter is big enough to grill a whole salmon. In enamel-coated steel with chrome-plated legs, plus silicone handle and lid clips that stay cool when cooking.

Coleman RoadTrip LXE Portable Propane BBQ

Prefer a gas grill? Coleman’s RoadTrip LXE Portable Propane BBQ, regularly $299.99, but on sale for $199.99, is at Canadian Tire.

Great size for small home patios or decks, too, this little beauty has a travel cart for easy schlepping. It also comes with two primary burners, 20,000 BTUs, and a removable grease tray.

Save me a spot at Spanish Banks, and ‘medium-rare,’ thanks.

Freelance writer, editor, stylist Catherine Dunwoody puts the ‘style’ in lifestyle stories. Based in Vancouver, Catherine is a regular contributor to TV Week, BC Home, Western Living, Nuvo and numerous other publications and television programs.