Rustica, South Yarra
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.
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 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.
Little Tim Tam (Prahran)
Alison’s Handmade Bread (Prahran)
Maker & Monger (Prahran Market)
Ladro TAP (Prahran)
LaManna & Sons (670 Chapel, South Yarra)
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.
FIND THE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOUR PICNIC IN CHAPEL PRECINCT
Check out who’s joined the vibrant corridor that is Chapel Street Precinct. We got some new friends in town last year and we’re giving them an extra big shout out for bravely swinging their doors open during what was an incredibly tumultuous time.
The days of living lacklustre lives in our residential boxes are (thankfully and hopefully) over. While our newfound freedom is oh-so-sweet, it feels like mere months ago that we were hanging out for the day when we could look back and laugh about the perils of lockdown. This is that day. Get an eyeful of some long-gone and relatable iso moments below. Today, getting off your couch means going further than the fridge and back to Chaps.
“Arrivederci Italy, Ciao Chapel Street!” Much loved radio personality and comedian Kate Langbroek has returned from Italy to rediscover her one true amore, Melbourne’s iconic Chapel Street Precinct, which has seen a post lockdown renaissance of booming business over summer. Langbroek has stitched the words ‘Support Local’ on her sleeve, making unexpected visits to many Chapel Street Precinct businesses.
Right now, it’s black and white. Please support your local faves now or they may not be around for much longer. We know this time is strained for almost everyone, so when it comes to buying food, clothes or any shopping you need doing, just think TWO WORDS. SUPPORT LOCAL. With your support, they’ll get through this. It’s now or never.