Rustica, South Yarra

Picnics are a go! In celebration of this small liberation in restrictions, Chapel Street Precinct’s cafes have put together the tastiest ready-to-eat food hampers, so you don’t have to. Grab a hamper from one of Chapel’s best eateries, head to one of Chapel Street Precinct’s lush parks or green spaces and roll out that picnic rug you’ve been meaning to use all these years.

The Department of Health have advised up to ten people from two households can now meet up with for public outdoor recreation, including picnics. You’ve got a maximum of two hours to get your picnic on and you cannot travel more than 25km from your home. You’ve still gotta maintain social distancing and wear a mask at all times, unless you’re eating or drinking (obvs).

Here’s a list of where you can find the best food hampers for a picnic in Chapel Street Precinct.

Windsor Deli (Windsor)

Grab a Deli Picnic for Two from Windsor Deli! Slide into their DM’s with your name and number to join the wait list for a hamper as soon as they’re released. Text order service on 0434 715 814. Located at 33 Hornby St, Windsor.

180° Turkish Street Food (South Yarra)

180 Degrees Turkish Street Food have introduced these yummy Turkish Inspired Grazing Boxes for the perfect picnic in the sunshine. All pastries and dips in the box are homemade, plus vegan and vegetarian options are available.

Dilly Daly (South Yarra)

Are you missing Dilly Daly’s bottomless brunch’s as much as we are? Don’t fret, because they’ve introduced ‘Dilly Daly at Home’, featuring Boozy Grazing Boxes. Could this be anymore perfect? We think not. Order yours online here and get your weekend (or weekday) vibes started. P.S. Every single box is filled with 100% Aussie produce.

The Food House (Prahran Market)

The Home Comfort Deli Pack from The Food House at Prahran Market is the perfect picnic spread. They also offer custom make boxes to suit all tastes and budgets. Order online through Food Lovers Direct or call 03 9827 1773 to arrange pick-up (within 5km) or delivery.

Grab one of Snow White Bakery’s delicious High Teas for a picnic version of the British fare. You can pick up your baked goodies from their cafe in South Yarra or get them delivered to your door. These hampers are available any day of the week, 24 hours notice required. Order online or phone 0402 546 429. Enjoy free delivery within 5km of their shop.

Omnia (South Yarra)

Here we have it, Omnia In The Park. Available Thursday to Saturday, pre-orders essential. Each $70 pack serves two very generously and includes Italian Sandwiches, Pissaladieres, caramelised shallots, gordal olives, pickled onions, chives, red chilli and lemon. Plus, fresh seasonal fruits, seasonal salad, Omnia spiced mixed nuts, seasonal tarts and house iced tea. Order at omniabistro.com.au.

Oriental Teahouse (South Yarra)

Bubbles and a yum cha picnic’s with Oriental Teahouse. They’ve just launched super-localised Picnic Packs for South Yarra. They have packs for two, four or six people as well as a vegan pack for two. Pick it up fresh from Chapel Street, South Yarra and take them down to the local park. Pre-order online via this link or phone their Chapel Street restaurant on (03) 9826 0168.

Neptune (Windsor)

Neptune really have thought of everything – along with their classic or vegan menus (booze additional) you get a basket with cutlery, plates, and classy unbreakable glassware, plus a rug, wine cooler bag, a pack of UNO cards, and Nep-tunes Spotify playlist recommendations. Simply return the basket and items at the end of the day. They’ll even deliver to Victoria Gardens and Alma Park. Neptune are also doing Spritz Packs and Pimms Packs, bottled cocktails, plus a selection of wine and bubbles. Click here for menu and to order.

Rustica Sourdough (South Yarra)

Channeling more of a Sunday afternoon BBQ in the park? Grab one of Rustica’s Lockdown BBQ Pack’s. It’s AFL Footy Finals time after all. You can also choose from one of their Grazing Charcuterie Boxes for two or four people (wine included). Order here, free delivery also available.

Lucky Penny (South Yarra)

To celebrate the roll back in restrictions, Lucky Penny have launched their ‘Spring Picnic Packs’. For just $80 you’ll get cold meats, cheeses, crackers, fruit, assortments, and a bottle of vino with paper cups and cutlery. The box even folds out into a platter (how practical!). Jump online, place your order and stop past the Lucky Penny window to collect your pack on the way to the park.

Pretzel (South Yarra)

Head to an outdoor space or park and get your Pretzel on (no, we don’t mean yoga) in the sunshine. These may just be the fluffiest, freshest, oh so bestest Pretzel’s you’ve ever eaten. Get them in your mouth. Like, now. Order to your door via UberEats and Deliveroo or pick-up from their South Yarra store.

Kaneffi (Windsor)
Kaneffi are serving up the cutest and tastiest dessert boxes to add to your picnic spread. You’ll get assorted baklava accompanied by their Kaneffi Ashta dessert cups. DM Kaneffi on Instagram to enquire or make an order. These cute boxes are also available for delivery.
Little Tim Tam (Prahran)
Little Tim Tam are serving up the cutest Asian fusion High Tea Pack’s. Get yours from their restaurant located in Prahran or get one delivered. Email little.timtam206@gmail.com to order.
Alison’s Bakery has all the action for the perfect picnic basket. Create your impressive spread with items like traditional English pork pies, scotch eggs, 5 & Dime bagels and her infamous roast pork belly and crackling baguette. Plus, grab goodies like olive baguettes, French pastries, pickles, parfait and terrine. Best to pre-order so you don’t miss out, call 9521 2020. Pick up from 180 Commercial Rd, Prahran (enter via Izett St).
Maker & Monger (Prahran Market)
This warmer weather is getting us oh so ready for a cheese platter! Maker & Monger have a beautiful Victorian Farmhouse Cheese Platter available for takeaway, featuring an exclusive Attica accompaniment. You can also head to their online shop to peruse your favourite cheeses and create your own picnic perfect cheese platter. Order here.
Ladro TAP (Prahran)
Picnic Pizza for five anyone? Not exactly a hamper, but let’s face it, pizza is pretty perfect picnic takeaway food. Especially when it’s from Ladro TAP with a couple of cans of Spritz to top it all off. Bring out the sun Melbourne…pretty please. Order from their website or call 9510 2233.
LaManna & Sons (670 Chapel, South Yarra)
LaManna & Sons have three grazing boxes are available for $49.95, $79.95 and $124.95, depending on the size of your crew. They’re made at their deli with the freshest ingredients and products. Email info@lamannaandsons.com.au to place your order. Get in quick!

Sakana Japanese have a variety of delicious assorted sushi packs available from just $9. All menu items are made with the freshest ingredients and products. Call 9529 1889 or visit Sakana at Pran Central to place your order. Sakana have just altered their opening hours to open on Saturdays, weekend picnic sorted.

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