Rustica, South Yarra
As of 11.59pm Friday 17th September, fully vaccinated people (five adults plus kids) from up to two households are allowed outdoor social interaction. One dose or non-vaccinated people can meet up with one other person outdoors.
That means picnics! 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 the best food hampers for a picnic in Chapel Street Precinct.
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.
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.
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.
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, delivery also available.
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.
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.