The ultimate guide to the best BBQ food right now

It's BBQ season, and we have rounded up some of the best BBQ food releases for summer this year for meat-eater to vegans.

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by Ellen Kinsey |
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It's BBQ season, and we have rounded up some of the best BBQ food releases for summer this year. These picks are perfect for your faithful BBQ. From meat-eaters to vegans to those with food intolerances - we have picked out the most delicious food that everyone will enjoy and will have your neighbours peeking over the fence to see.

Nothing beats the smell of a BBQ on a warm summer's evening while sipping on an ice-cold G&T. Truly, there is nothing quite like it. And whether you have a charcoal BBQ or gas BBQ, the food will turn out smoky and delicious every time. Grocery shopping for a BBQ party can be quite overwhelming, with so many products to choose from, both in the supermarket and online. Just make sure you're stocked up with enough BBQ cleaner for the big clean-up.

Where to shop the best BBQ food at a glance:

Tesco BBQ range - Buy now on
Ocado BBQ range - Buy now on Ocado
• Waitrose BBQ range - Buy now on
Aldi BBQ range - Buy now on
• Sainbury's BBQ range - Buy now on Sainsbury'

That's why we've pulled together the top products available to buy; from fancy burgers, flavourful skewers or vegetarian and vegan options, we have you covered.

We have selected the best products and organised them into different categories: meats, vegan products and other BBQ essentials, so you can stock up on only the best this season.

The best BBQ food

Are you hungry yet? We sure are. Let's take a look at our favourite BBQ food releases that will amaze any crowd.

Sausages and pork

Best for smoky taste


Sweet and satiating. These beautifully marinated boneless maple BBQ pork belly slices will be a

Best sausages with a twist


Dive into cured pork sausages with smoked paprika and garlic because everyone loves chorizo, right?

Best for classic hot dogs


This jumbo pack of sausages will be great for feeding hungry guests at your BBQ party. 
**Any 2

Best flavoured sausages


These specially selected sausages are gluten-free and have flavours of Mango, Chilli and a Blend

Red meat

Best juicy burgers


These high-quality burgers will make the most succulent juicy burgers. Just grab your favourite

Best flavoured burgers


Take your burger game to the next level. These juicy beef burgers are made with British flank meat

Best sizzling steak


This sirloin steak is from British breeds of cow that is renowned for exceptionally good meat, dry

Best for wraps and kebabs


These flavorful minced, smoked lamb kebabs are flavoured with garlic, coriander and cumin and are


Best for kids


These chopped and shaped British chicken koftas are made with a lovely garlic and herb seasoning -

Best for unique flavour profile


British chicken breasts with a tropical coconut, mango and chilli marinade. A real tropical treat.

Best for marinating


These skin-on chicken wings will be perfect for marinating in your choice of marinade - spicy or


Best easy to eat prawns  


These cooked and peeled king prawns are perfect for grilling quickly on the grill. Either marinate

Best marinated prawns


These chilli, garlic and coriander marinated prawns will make beautifully juicy skewers.

Best salmon


This salmon side is excellent value and perfect for spicing up and grilling the BBQ. Perfect for

Vegan and vegetarian

Best vegan burgers


A cheaper alternative to the Beyond Meat Plant-Based Burger. These soy-free spicy plant-based

Best vegan sausages


These meat-free BBQ sauce flavour sausages have the same juicy texture you know and love from

BBQ packs

Best showstopper


If you fancy impressing your guests or fancy a special date night, this huge Tomahawk steak

Best sauce pack


Elevate your BBQ food with Sauce Shop's ultimate collection full of customer favourites. The set

Best meat pack


The ultimate BBQ hamper for any protein fan packed full of BBQ favourites including Cumberland


What is the most popular side dish at a BBQ?

Despite the meat being the main event, BBQ sides are still some of the most important (and tastiest) part of the BBQ. It all really depends on your family traditions and what you're planning to cook, but we'd suggest pairing your sizzling grub with:

Potatoes or sweet potatoes

Potatoe salad


Greek salad


Butter cabbage

Chargrilled vegetables

Can't forget about the buns and sauces! We'd recommend...

Bread, condiments and other BBQ food


Turn a regular BBQ burger into a gourmet masterpiece with these brioche buns from Aldi.


Those with a gluten intolerance can join the party with these free-from hot dog rolls. You can get


These six sliced rolls are thick enough to load your hot dog up with all the garnishes and


This mild cheddar cheese is the perfect way to top off your burger. You can't go wrong with a


The ultimate vegan cheese. Violife slices provide a lovely cheesy taste for your burgers – totally


This American-style mustard blend of dill and mild adds big, bold flavours to your burger. Plus,

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Ellen Kinsey is a senior health and wellness product writer for A Modern Kitchen, specialising in sustainable living and healthy cooking. She lives and breathes all things food, travel and wellness.

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