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It’s sunny, picnics are on from 18 September, and Melbourne’s parks and gardens are calling. Enjoy this local selection of picnic hampers you can order for pick-up or home delivery.
Certain restrictions on outdoor gatherings and travel still apply. Make sure you check and follow all current guidance from the Victorian Government before making plans and heading out.
Picnic in the park with KereKere Green
KereKere Green is just where you want to be, in Fitzroy Gardens. The deluxe picnic is $75 for two, and is packed with all your picnic requirements. That means Yarra Valley cheeses, chicken sandwiches and chocolate brownies. Along with salad, crackers, homemade lemonade and choc-top ice creams. Just book with minimum 24-hours notice and picnic perfection will be yours! Back on from 21 September.
Earl Canteen ultimate picnic packs
Celebrate the season with an all-inclusive picnic hamper from Earl. The classic share platter pack features mini chicken sandwiches, veggie tarts, oozey brie and antipasto. Finish on fudgy choc brownies and kick back in a sun-soaked foodie coma. You can also build your own custom ploughman's board, or opt for a single-serve picnic pack. Now delivering to nearly 100 postcodes.
Rustica picnic hampers for two
Rustica's deluxe grazing boards are top-notch outdoor date material. Share charcuterie with your cutie and enjoy sourdough baguette, cranberry walnut loaf, pesto, cheeses and hummus. Not a meat fan? Swap out salami for extra cheese. These grazing packs and canape kits can serve 2 to 4 picnic pals. Get the good stuff delivered up to 20km from their store.
Spring Street Grocer cheese packs
Nothing says spring like an al fresco cheese platter from this iconic local deli. Nosh on a selection of soft cheeses, choose 100 per cent Aussie produce or let the in-house cheesemonger seal your fromage fate. Gourmet deli faves like muscatels, bush honey and cornichons can be sourced here too. They even have gluten-free crackers and vegan cheese! Order online for delivery or find your feast in store.
King & Godfree antipasti in a box
Deli legends King & Godfree have got the cheesy, carb-loaded goods. Their antipasto range covers dips, marinated veg, lush pesto and epic olive selections. Pick your faves or grab a premade cheese box. They come loaded with baguette, biscuits, pickled veg, European cheeses and more. Don't skip the curated Italian bottle-o section, either. Order online for delivery or pick up in store.
Ripe Cheese spring picnic packs for two
Ripe kept us going through winter with luxe cheese toasties. Keep the cheese-loaded fun coming with brand new picnic packs. Start with a crusty Turkish roll filled with Fior Di Latte, basil pesto and fresh tomatoes. Then graze away the day with double cream brie, aged cheddar, blue cheese, juicy strawbs, crackers and pickles. Pre-order for pick-up only.
Zaatar picnic from Errol’s Cafe
For a Middle Eastern spin, order a picnic hamper from North Melbourne’s Errol’s Cafe. Their Agraba picnic box is a fragrant mix of zaatar pita sandwiches, grilled vegie skewers and hummus. For dessert there’s Turkish delight and fresh fruit skewers. The box is $52, and can be picked up from North Melbourne or delivered to your home.
Grossi a Casa aperitivo pack
How we've missed aperitivo hour. Take it outside with this luxurious snack pack from Grossi. Sourdough, salumi, olives, cheeses and fava bean dip are fully prepped and ready to eat. Be sure to bring a few big spoons for the takeaway tiramisu, and pair with your choice of bev from their pre-made cocktail range. Ready for pick up or delivery.
Picnic gadgets and accessories
The important part (food) is done. Make it the most extra picnic ever with these perfect outdoor dining essentials.
Not keen on sharing cutlery? Probably for the best. Monsterthreads stock cute, eco-friendly reusable cutlery sets that are perfect for picnics. Try this terrazzo set, or opt for bamboo. They both pack down into a tiny bundle for picnic-goers on the move.
Chic glass lunch box
Keep your spread fresh with Melbourne’s own BeetBox lunch boxes. This Good Design Award winner is made from tempered glass, with a neoprene sleeve that insulates and protects.
Cottagecore picnic rug
Find a comfy seat at your outdoor feast from Make Designed Objects. The Otto & Spike picnic rug is made from vintage Australian Shetland wool, with a moisture-proof backing to protect against spills and dew. And the woven tartan pattern has timeless appeal.
Spill-proof wine holder table
There’s nothing worse than spilling your glass on the grass. So stabilise your flute of bubbly on a pop-up picnic table from Spoilt. Two wine glass sized nooks are carved into each board, with plenty of room for your cheese spread.
The best picnic spots in Melbourne
A World Heritage Site known for its Victorian fountain and tree-lined avenues.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
A picturesque haven for recreation and a key botanical resource for research and conservation.
Queen Victoria Gardens
These landscaped gardens on St Kilda Road are home to the Floral Clock.
Last updated on Fri 17 Sep 2021
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