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10 Easy Pieces: Portable Grills for Urban Picnics

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10 Easy Pieces: Portable Grills for Urban Picnics

June 6, 2014

For nomadic picnickers or city dwellers with a sliver of outside space, a grill that can travel to a park or a beach (or a fire escape) is an essential. Here are our 10 favorite portable grills chosen for functionality and design.

the eva solo to go grill is compact and each element stacks on one another an 9
Above: The Eva Solo To Go Grill is compact and each element stacks on one another and fastens with a polyester band around the entire unit; €160 ($186 USD) at Connox.
the portable bbq suitcase by kikkerland has a charcoal grill instead of a sta 10
Above: The Portable BBQ Suitcase by Kikkerland has a charcoal grill instead of a stainless steel suitcase; $85 at Kikkerland.
the röshults portable table grill is a small charcoal grill for use in the h 11
Above: The Röshults Portable Table Grill is a small charcoal grill for use in the home, garden, and public spaces. It’s $870 at the Finnish Design Shop. For more on the line see The World’s Most Elegant Outdoor Grill.
 hotspot notebook portable charcoal grill works in both open and folded up po 12
Above: HotSpot Notebook Portable Charcoal Grill works in both open and folded-up positions; $21.52 on Amazon.
the city boy picnic grill from lumi (\$\2\29) is stylish as well as practical 13
Above: The City Boy Picnic Grill from Lumi ($229) is stylish as well as practical and available at the Finnish Design Shop.
the bucket barbecue is inspired by fisherman cooking their catch over coals.  14
Above: The Bucket Barbecue is inspired by fisherman cooking their catch over coals. It’s made of a galvanized bucket with air holes and a steel grill; £27 ($35 USD) at SCP. For more on the bucket see our post Beach Party: A Carry-Along Barbecue Bucket.
from heat, a collapsible portable charcoal grill with adjustable grill height 15
Above: From HEAT, a collapsible Portable Charcoal Grill with adjustable grill height, a chrome grill, and handles is available in four colors including orange (shown) ; it’s €59.95 ($70 USD) from Fonq.
the compact eva solo table grill from danish designers claus jensen and henri 16
Above: The compact Eva Solo Table Grill from Danish designers Claus Jensen and Henrik Holbaek is ideal for urban outdoor spaces. The wooden base protects your outdoor table from the heat; after grilling, the bowl, rack, and insert can be put in the dishwasher for easy cleanup; $269 at Amazon.
designed by rs barcelona and mermelada estudio, the mon oncle v\2 barbecue is 17
Above: Designed by RS Barcelona and Mermelada Estudio, the Mon Oncle V2 Barbecue is a lightweight portable grill that packs up into what looks like a retro suitcase, leather straps and all; $390 at A + R Store.
the bar b q time barbecue bucket with handle is a black enamel bucket with a  18
Above: The Bar-B-Q Time Barbecue Bucket with Handle is a black enamel bucket with a stainless grate; $21 at Amazon.

Serious about outdoor cooking? Have a look at 13 Fully Equipped Modern Outdoor Kitchens. And for more Barbecue Grills and Portable Grills, see Gardenista’s picks. Getting ready for a summer vacation? Have a look at our Beach Style posts.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 16, 2010 as part of our Barn Rustic issue.

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