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Where To Buy The Picnic Food In Melbourne?

A picnic in the park is the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful weather and socialise with friends and family in Melbourne.

However, you shouldn't just throw crumbs of bread and cheese into a plastic bag. In its place, you should take advantage of your picnic by ordering some of these picnic boxes to be delivered to or picked up on the way to the park, which include everything from sushi and dumplings to sandwiches and charcuterie.

Now that you've packed a delectable picnic hamper, it's time to check the weather and pick a great picnic spot in Melbourne.

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Picnic Food In Melbourne

Now that picnic season has arrived, it's time to reunite with friends and family over a meal in the fresh air. Some of Melbourne's top hangouts have heard your pleas for all-day entertainment and have stocked their menus accordingly.

Our guide has everything from where to get a dozen fresh oysters to where to get the best tea party sandwiches. Now, then, why do you dither? You can reserve the best park spot by ordering one of these premade packs in advance.

Taylor Made Gourmet

For a delicious sweet and savoury combo good for 1-2 guests, The Mini Picnic Box is the one to order. The box includes brie and cheddar cheese, cured meats, crackers, crudités, hummus, nuts, and some of the best homemade brownies!

For a bigger group planning on a picnic catch up, ordering the larger sized Picnic Box will make sure your gathering is delicious and trouble-free! If your plan consists of 2 – 4 guests, then try out the Small Picnic Box, but if you need one for 4 – 6 guests, then the Large Picnic Box is the one you'll need. These boxes also include baguettes with ham, cheese & lettuce; pesto, pumpkin & feta for a more filling meal.

Each Box comes with bamboo plates & cutlery so bring your rug & drinks, and you're ready to go.

Bahari

Bahari is a traditional Greek-English restaurant in Richmond bringing people together to celebrate and feast with an extensive shared plate menu. 

Call them directly for a pick-and-mix picnic hamper filled with your choice of delicious shared grazing items. Hot or cold dishes are available with all of your Greek favourites on the list, and the option of adding a bottle of wine is always a winner.

You can borrow a picnic basket and purchase napkins, plates and cups if needed.

Delivery across Melbourne is available, or you can pick it up on your way to the park. Note that they are closed on Mondays, and a two-day notice is preferred for your picnic platter order.

The team at Bahari in Richmond are giving you the chance to pick and choose what you would like from their menu, and they will serve it up so you can enjoy it in the park. 

They also have picnic rugs and baskets available to borrow, and they will provide you with eco-friendly cutlery, napkins, plates and cups. Choose from a variety of souvlakis, dips, salads, soups or small plates including grilled octopus, halloumi chips and more.

King and Godfree

One of Australia's finest cheesemongers, Anthony Femia of Maker and Monger fame, and urban beekeeper Nic Dowse of Honey Fingers have teamed up with iconic deli King and Godfree to offer an exclusive picnic box. 

The box is available for a limited time, can feed two and comes with four Italian-inspired pieces of cheese paired with honey; honeycomb; sliced bread; crackers; strawberries and muscatels for $110. Order yours via the King and Godfree,

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, oozy 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. You are now delivering to nearly 100 postcodes.

Brother Hen

Do you need Breakfast Sandwich Bags? Perhaps Brother Hen's Breaky Picnic Box would suit your needs. There are beverages, toasties, mini bircher cups, pancakes, banana bread, and veggie sticks with dip in the box.

To the contrary, if you're not in the mood for breakfast, you can order a lunch picnic box with drinks, half-size wraps or toasties, a tray of chicken or fish and chips, toasted banana bread, and cookie veggie sticks with dip to share; or a deluxe picnic box with drinks, steamed baos, mini Vietnamese salads, sweet potato fries, and Nutella chocolate brownies.

You can get two-person or four-person picnic boxes, and you can customise them with whatever drinks, wraps, and toastie fillings you like.

Click-and-collect orders are accepted, but they must be placed at least 2 hours in advance of the time you plan to pick them up. You must make them aware of any special dietary needs at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

KereKere Green

KereKere Green in Fitzroy Gardens is the place you need to be. For $75, you can order a deluxe picnic basket for two that includes everything you need for a successful picnic. All the cheeses from Yarra Valley, all the chicken sandwiches, all the brownies.

Having a picnic in one of the city's beautiful parks is a surefire way to unwind and enjoy the day. Kere Kere is an intimate coffee shop in Melbourne's Fitzroy Gardens, near the Visitors Centre.

The Deluxe Picnic for Two costs $75, and it comes with an abundance of delicious food: assorted sandwiches, salad, a cheese box with white mould cheese from Yarra Valley Dairy, lavosh biscuits, muscatels, almonds, a bottle of homemade lemonade, a chocolate brownie, and choc top ice creams.

Your picnic blanket and biodegradable cutlery are waiting for you in your hamper.

Anytime on the day you specify, as long as it's within 24 hours of placing your order, you can pick it up from the store.

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 alfresco cheese platter from this iconic local deli. So nosh on a selection of soft cheeses, choose 100 per cent Aussie to 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 the store.

Earl Canteen

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Earl Canteen’s Spring Picnic Share Platter is the perfect option for two to four people to graze. Whether you’re busy catching up or not, you’ll have chicken sandwiches, spring tartlets, cakes, antipasto, sweets and more at your disposal. You can also opt for a vegetarian version. 

The pack is ready to eat (and even includes napkins) and is priced at just $60. You can also opt for delivery or pick up from Earl’s Cremorne or CBD locations. 

Asado grazing boxes

Asado's picnic packs are fully stocked with all the makings of an Argentinian feast. Snack on smoked gazpacho, cured chorizo, Jamon and much more. Plus picnic classics like sandwiches, bread with olive oil and of course, cheese.

 Add on rosé sangria, or choose from a range of ready-to-drink cocktails and wine—order online by 8 pm for next day delivery or pickup.

 Brunetti Classico

Having opened its doors in Carlton in 1985, Brunetti Classico has quickly become a Melbourne institution known for serving up delicious coffee, pastries, and savoury treats like their famous gelati and affogato.

They've got a special two-person picnic lunch box ready for you to fill with your choice of panino, calzone, quiche, arancino, and assorted sweets, plus your choice of two cold drinks.

Flat-rate delivery fees start at $5 within 50 kilometres of Brunetti Carlton. Either place an order online or give us a call at 03 7034 7066 to place an order over the phone. You should probably look into their delivery schedule so you can plan ahead with your orders.

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. So pick your faves or grab a premade cheese box. 

They come loaded with baguettes, 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.

Migrant Coffee

There’s something incredibly satisfying in being able to choose your bagel toppings, and the Pick Up Picnic Pack by Migrant Coffee gives you the chance to have fun with your food. Comfortably serving four, the pack is priced at $80 and includes four New York-style bagels, four spreads, fresh avocado, rocket, tomato, onion, capers, premium pastrami slices, sliced smoked salmon, sliced leg ham and sliced cheddar cheese.

 But then they throw a delicious spanner in the works by including polveron, atchara and chicharron, and four cans of Prosecco with two bottles of OJ. This is a picnic you won’t soon forget. 

Earl Canteen

Earl Canteen provides fresh and convenient, locally sourced meals and delivers an easy and affordable picnic box for Melbournians.

The Spring Picnic Share Platter has you covered with a fresh and healthy selection of grazing for 2-4 people for $60. Delight over mini sandwiches, tartlets, cakes, local cheeses and cold meats. Plus choc brownie and berry friends for dessert.

Delivery is available on weekdays only and to select postcodes. A delivery fee of $10 applies to all orders, and you must spend a minimum of $100. 

Elwood Bathers

Elwood Bathers is more than just a place with breathtaking views. Still, the exceptional food that takes full advantage of Victoria’s great ingredients and unique flavours creates an iconic experience that one can always look forward to whenever dining in the restaurant.

Are you planning a picnic date? Their Seafood Picnic is perfect for the occasion! The basket is filled with Prawns, Marie rose sauce, oysters, mignonette, smoked salmon capers bellini, baguette, heirloom tomato and mozzarella, and petit fours. Perfect for a Sea-sweet (sweet) picnic out on the beach.

If seafood isn't what you want to eat at a picnic, don't worry as they also have a Charcuterie Picnic that comes with a selection of cheeses, prosciutto, salami, and much more! Additionally, Suppose you need some picnic blankets & portable tables. In that case, Elwood Bathers have those ready for hire, but of course, they are subject to availability and must be returned after 2 hours.

Order via Hungry Hungry and choose between the delivery or pick up options. Note that the delivery fee is $5.

Komeyui Japanese Restaurant

Divert your eyes from day-old, chain-store sushi and cast your attention to these Picnic Boxes by Komeyui. Choose between the Appetiser and Omusubi Box valued at $98, which comes with a variety of Japanese rice balls, edamame, and Ebi tempura, or the Temari Sushi Box priced at $55, which is served with beautiful little Temari sushi, which you’ll probably want to admire for hours on end before you eat them if you’re feeling particularly hungry grab both boxes for $153 via their online store.

Estelle

Celebrate the spring season by enjoying the outdoors with Estelle's picnic packs! Choose between the Charcuterie or the Cheese picnic pack that are both good for two people to share on a lovely afternoon out in the sun. You can also add on half a dozen Merimbula oysters, mignonette & lemon for $28.

Scott Pickett's Estelle offers a chic and cheesy picnic option for two, complete with two kinds of cheese (one hard and one soft for balance), olives, chutney and lavosh. Or try out the venue's charcuterie picnic pack toting its housemade charcuterie, pickles and focaccia. 

For those looking to step up their picnic game, you can add on half a dozen Merimbula oysters (with lemon and mignonette) for an additional $28. Pre-order via Estelle's website and pick up your goods from noon the following day. 

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

Order a picnic hamper from North Melbourne’s Errol’s Cafe for a Middle Eastern spin. Their Agraba picnic box is a fragrant mix of zaatar pita sandwiches, grilled veggie 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 them with your choice of Bev from their pre-made cocktail range. Ready for pick up or delivery.

Maker and Monger

Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned cheese platter? The Victorian Farmhouse Cheese Platter for two by Maker and Monger is certainly no exception. Each platter features some of Maker and Monger's favourite Victorian cheese makers and comes with four varieties of cheese, honeycomb from the Dandenong Ranges, fresh and dried fruits and water crackers. It’s valued at $40, or for an extra $30, they can even throw in a bottle of Pennyweight’s Biodynamic 2019 Gamay.

Fitzrovia

Grab the family and enjoy a picnic by the beach! Fitzrovia is a cherished St Kilda restaurant providing locally sourced and sustainably conscious Australian dishes.

You can pick up a five-course grazing picnic hamper made fresh that day, complete with the hire of a basket, picnic blanket, cutlery, crockery, napkins and glassware—everything you need for a special day out.

Available for pick up only, you need to provide at least 3 hours notice, and remember to return the picnic basket and borrowed items by the end of the following day.

Grossi a Casa

Grossi a Casa is a family-run business that makes delicious, genuine Italian food, such as a grazing platter that is delivered to your door and is perfect for your next picnic.

With the Grossi a Casa Aperitivo Pack, you can snack away the afternoon on sourdough, caponata, salumi, cheese, olives, fava bean dip, and, of course, tiramisu.

Providore Melbourne offers same-day delivery throughout Melbourne and Victoria every Wednesday through Saturday.

Personal picnicware

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.

Mister Bianco

The owner and his team have put together picnic packs ideal for the individual picnicker or those heading out in a group. Each pack comes with Mt Zero's marinated olives; salumi Misti; Campari roasted duck and Panzanella salad; a brioche roll with Gippsland Jersey cultured butter; a lemon tartlet and peach nectar. 

Add-ons include San Pellegrino's mineral water or a four-pack of beers, and each pack will set you back just $42 per person. Get it delivered to your door or pick it up in-store.

Komeyui

Komeyui Japanese Restaurant in South Melbourne provides tempting gourmet sushi and nigiri picnic platters for those who favour rice over bread at a picnic.

The Komeyui for 2 includes premium sushi, sashimi, and sashimi, as well as your choice of two beers (or soft drinks). The Komeyui for 3 features an assortment of nigiri and sushi rolls in addition to three beers or soft drinks.

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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. To 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.

Bistro Guillaume

For those seeking a chic French-inspired picnic date, look no further than Bistro Guillaume's picnic menu inspired by the French provinces of Burgundy, Provence and Brittany. 

Expect classics including mussels escabeche, freshly shucked oysters, Mooloolaba prawns, beef bourguignon, salad with Ortiz anchovies and more. A sommelier-curated wine pairing is also available as an add-on.

FAQs About Picnic Food In Melbourne

Venues across Melbourne are coming to the picnic party, too, with hampers of nibbles and drinks designed to level up that outdoor social interaction time. You can order a box filled with sandwiches and scones, tee up a dessert feast or even get a grazing platter dropped straight to your picnic spot in the park.

Picnics are ago, and we're here to help you make the most of those lovely al fresco catch-ups. Venues across Melbourne are coming to the picnic party, too, with hampers of nibbles and drinks designed to level up that outdoor social interaction time.

We provide an extra-large picnic blanket, picnic basket, cushions and low folding tables. This package comes with a large platter filled with cheese, cured meats, crispbreads, fruits, nuts and condiments. Additionally, we provide a large bottle of San Pellegrino sparkling water and assorted non-alcoholic beverages.

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