Take the hard work out of putting together a picnic feast with these pre-made takeaway packs!
Due to capacity restrictions in restaurants and cafes, we’ve had to alter our eating-out habits. So, naturally, many of us have opted for gathering together our friends and family and feasting on an indulgent outdoor picnic. Still, sometimes it can be a little tricky figuring out what to bring, but these Brisbane venues have taken the liberty of doing it all for you! Now, all that’s left for you to do is grab a blanket and choose the perfect spot to enjoy your nibbles!
Medley Fresh Market & Garden
Tucked away under the Story Bridge with one of the best locations along the Brisbane River, picnic lovers will find Medley Fresh Market & Garden. Although you may not be able to enjoy the view from this quaint cafe, you can still enjoy their delicious food. Make your Kangaroo Point picnic extra special with a Pic-nique by Medley picnic hamper packed full of goodies. It’s a real treat, containing a platter of dried fruits and nuts, crackers, jam, seasonal grapes, camembert and blue vein cheeses alongside two piccolo prosecco bottles and a Sidewood Sauvignon Blanc. There’s no better way to take in the sweeping views of the Brisbane city skyline than with this hand-picked picnic platter and a friend or two by your side.
Charcuterie and Co
If you want to put on a spread that will impress, look no further than Charcuterie and Co’s picnic boxes. Whether you’re after a box for just yourself or a group of up to 10 people, there’s a box that will suit any picnic date. The goodies inside include local and international cheeses, house-made relishes and dips, fresh market fruit, charcuterie meats and lavosh crackers. You can even add on some customisable cookies from their sister company, The Cool Cookie Co, for a special sweet treat. Plus, they can be ordered via email – this is a picnic spread you won’t want to miss out on!
The Stores Grocer
If top-quality sustainable ingredients are what you’re after, check out The Stores Grocer’s picnic hamper pack. Sourcing the finest food from Australian producers, their selection of products is the perfect centrepiece to any outdoor picnic. Their base hamper includes house-made brownies, jam drops, salad and Bois Boudran Picnic Sauce as well as accompanying crackers, bread rolls, rosemary and garlic olives, leg ham, Jose Gourmet seafood paté and a Barossa Valley camembert. If this doesn’t exactly fit your taste, or you want to add in a few extras, The Stores Grocer allows you to make your own bespoke hamper filled with items from their deli, cheese room, bakery, fresh produce, pantry, butcher or seafood cabinet. Plus, you can even pick up a picnic basket whilst you’re there!
Mr Chester Wine Bar
There’s nothing quite like a good cheese board paired with a glass of wine to accompany you as you watch afternoon turn to dusk. Mr Chester Wine Bar has wine o’clock sorted with their range of cheese and charcuterie packages available to order online for takeaway. And, of course, they wouldn’t be a wine bar without wine, so they have also made a selection of their finest drops available to order too. Whether you just want a simple cheese and cracker selection for yourself or a date night package with all the bells and whistles, Mr Chester has you covered.
Botanica Real Food
If you want something on the healthier side, Botanica Real Food is dishing up a saladate box that will satisfy your salad cravings. Put your trust in Botanica’s team of chefs to curate three salad selections that complement each other and make a scrumptious combination, served along with a small Botanica cake and your choice of water or juice. If this will still leave you feeling a little peckish, their medium-sized pack includes all this deliciousness plus a savoury tart is added to the mix. Two of their three locations, Red Hill and Teneriffe, are offering a concierge service so you don’t even have to leave your car to pick it up! Get your friends together and order your saladate boxes for a lighter and healthier way to picnic.
Another local favourite, Jocelyn’s Provisions, has been providing top tier baked goods to Brisbanites for over 20 years. They’ve decided to put together a selection of sweet and savoury treats for the perfect picnic box to share with three friends. The contents of this delectable offering includes four sourdough sandwich halves, savoury tarts, triple chocolate brownies plus an assortment of four different cupcakes. They’ve also partnered with Cru Bar and Cellar so you can add your favourite wine to the mix to elevate your picnic. With three locations across Brisbane, you’ll be able to pick your box up and head to your local spot to soak up the sunshine.
Joedy’s Cafe is not only providing the picnic goods, but, thanks to its inner city riverside location, this local eatery is just a touch away from some of Brisbane’s most iconic picnic spots. Take your New Farm Park picnic from drab to fab with Joedy’s new Park Picnic Hampers filled to the brim with local artisanal goods. Snack on classic picnic staples like crackers and cheese as well as fresh cured meats, terrines, paté and fruits. You can choose your hamper size to feed two, four or six people depending on how many you want to share your yummy nibbles with. If you’re feeling thirsty you can choose to add either a pinot gris, rosé or pinot noir. Plus, they can cater for any dietary requirements you may have (vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or nut free).
Looking for the perfect spot to enjoy your picnic? Read our list of the top 10 picnic spots in Brisbane. Alternatively, if you’re looking to head further afield, discover 7 perfect day trips within a drive of Brisbane.
Featured Image: Charcuterie and Co Picnic Box Spread. Image supplied via Charcuterie and Co