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16 Best Picnic Boxes Melbourne To Up Your Picnic Game

Melbourne loves to embrace outdoor eating and with small groups allowed to gather outdoors to socialise, now's the time to organise your next picnic in the park. 

But don’t just chuck bits of cheese and bread into a plastic bag! Make the most of your picnic set up with some of these picnic boxes that you can get delivered or pick up on your way to the park – from sushi to dumplings, sandwiches to charcuterie. 

Now that your delicious picnic hamper is organised, check the weather forecast and head out to one of Melbourne's best picnic spots to guarantee that your picnic is a success!

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Picnic BOXES MELBOURNE

1. Taylor Made Gourmet

Catch up with family and friends over a Taylor Made Gourmet Picnic Box,

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 consist 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 just bring your own rug & drinks and you're ready to go.

Pick up and delivery options are available, with fees beginning at $10. You can check their Delivery Locations to see how much delivery to your location might be.

Taylor Made Gourmet, Shop 4 / 93-95 Union Road, Ascot Vale, 0437 697 441, info@taylormadegourmet.com.au

2. 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 up on your way to the park.

Note they are closed on Mondays and 2 days notice is preferred for your picnic platter order.

Bahari, 179 Swan Street Richmond, (03) 9427 7898, hello@bahari-richmond.com.au

3. Brother Hen

Looking for Breakfast Picnic Boxes? Then the Breaky Picnic Box from Brother Hen just might be what you're looking for. The box comes with drinks, toasties, mini bricher cups, pancakes, toasted banana bread, and veggie sticks with dip.

But If you're not looking for breakfast food, then try out their lunch picnic box that includes 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 their deluxe picnic box that consists of drinks, steamed baos, mini vietnamise salads, sweet potato fries, and nutella chocolate brownies.

All picnic boxes come in options good for two or four people with the options to choose your preferred drink, wrap, or toastie filling.

Orders are only available for click and collect only and must be placed at least 2 hours before pick up. If you have any dietary requirements, you'll have to tell them 24 hour before your intended pick time.

Brother Hen, 154 Pascoe Vale Rd Moonee Ponds, (03) 9370 5326, brotherhencafe@gmail.com

4. Brunetti Classico

Brunetti Classico is an authentic Italian Pasticerria that began at Carlton in 1985 and has since become an iconic Melbourne cafe that supplies it's beloved customers with exceptional coffee, cakes, gelati, and other savoury delights.

For the picnic season, they created a lunch box for two where you can choose from the available panino, calzone, quiche, arancino with mixed sweets and 2 cold beverages you'd like to include in your box.

Delivery is available within 50km of Brunetti Carlton with flat rates beginning at $5. Orders can be placed online or over the phone by calling 03 7034 7066. They follow a delivery schedule which would be best to check out to help plan your orders ahead of time.

Brunetti Classico, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton, (03) 7034 7066, ciao@brunetticlassico.com

5. 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, fritters, local cheeses and cold meats. Plus choc brownie and berry friands 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. 

Earl Canteen, 15-17 Cubitt St, Cremorne 9421 3221 

6. Elwood Bathers

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

Planing 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-weet (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, If you need some picnic blankets & portable tables, 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.

Elwood Bathers, 15 Elwood Foreshore, Elwood, 03 9525 693, info@elwoodbathers.com

7. 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 5 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.

Fitzrovia, 155 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda 3182, (03) 9537 0001, hello@fitzrovia.com.au

8. Grossi a Casa

The family at Grossi a Casa creates authentic Italian dishes, including a traditional grazing platter delivered to your home, ready for your next picnic.

Nibble the afternoon away with the Grossi a Casa Aperitivo Pack, you’ll feed on sourdough, caponata, salumi, cheese, olives, fava bean dip and of course some tiramisu to top it all off.

Delivery across Melbourne and Victoria is available through Providoor Melbourne, from Wednesday to Saturday. 

Try to order well in advance, as this one is very popular!

Grossi a Casa, 80 Bourke Street, Melbourne, enquiries@grossiflorentino.com

9. Kere Kere 

You really can’t go wrong with a relaxing picnic in one of the city's most beautiful parks. Kere Kere is a small Melbourne coffee shop located within Fitzroy Gardens at the Visitors Centre. 

The very generously portioned Deluxe Picnic for Two ($75) has a variety of sandwiches, salad, a cheese box with white mould cheese from Yarra Valley Dairy, lavosh biscuits, muscatels and almonds, a bottle of homemade lemonade, chocolate brownie and choc top ice creams.

Your hamper includes a picnic blanket and bio-cutlery to ensure a hassle free afternoon.

Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance and can be picked up onsite anytime on the day you’ve selected.

Kere Kere, Fitzroy Gardens Visitors Centre, 230 Wellington Parade, Melbourne, +61 421 483 790, info@kerekere.org

10. Komeyui

If you prefer rice over bread at a picnic, Komeyui Japanese Restaurant in South Melbourne offers some enticing gourmet sushi and nigiri picnic platters.

The Komeyui for 2 has a combination of premium sushi and sashimi plus your choice of two beers (or soft drinks). And the Komeyui for 3, has a selection of nigiri and sushi rolls with 3 beers or soft drinks. 

Want some extra items like edamame or nori? You can add these on at checkout. 

Delivery is available every day except Monday, with minimum order of $150. Pick up in store is available Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30am-2:30pm or 5:30pm-8pm.

Komeyui, 181 Ferrars St, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia, (03) 9645 5420 / (03) 9645 5420, 

11. Oasis Bakery

Oasis Bakery is a Melbourne institution, a destination cafe and delicatessen located in Murrumbeena and Fairfield. Their goods including grazing boxes delivered Melbourne wide, throughout regional Victoria and to some parts of ACT. 

They offer an all-savoury picnic box as well as grazing boxes, dessert boxes, lunch delivery, fruit platters, dinner delivery and more! They can also cater for dietary requirements and have a vegan grazing box

There is no minimum order value for deliveries. Delivery fees range from $10 – $50 depending on the distance from the Murrumbeena store and is calculated at checkout. There is free delivery available Victoria wide for orders over $150.

Melbourne grazing box delivery is available only on selected dates per area. Check what dates are available in your location on their website.  

Oasis Bakery, info@oasisonline.com.au

12. Oriental Tea House

Oriential Tea House specialises in tea and dumplings, which means that their picnic boxes are a delicious departure from meat, cheese and crackers! 

If you place an order with their Brunswick store you can pick up a ‘Dumpling Picnic’ for 2 people, 4 people or 6 people. There’s even a vegan dumpling picnic available. 

All packs come with mini bamboo plates, bowls and forks to serve on, so cleaning up is a breeze.

Oriental Tea House, 455 Chapel Street South Yarra, VIC 3141 03 9826 0168 chapel@orientalteahouse.com.au

Oriental Tea House, 202 Albion Street Brunswick, VIC 3056 03 9386 7394 enquiry@orientalteahouse.com.au

13. Rice Paper Scissors

Rice Paper Scissors has created two picnic boxes with meat and vegan alternatives to celebrate the beginning of the spring season!

For the meat option it includes tea cured salmon, pomelo, coconut dressing, and prawn crackers, braised beef brisket banh mi with pickled veggies, house made paté, and sriracha mayo, Vietnamese slaw with fresh orange, peanuts, and herbs, and a Burmese tea leaf salad. While for the vegan box, You'll get pineapple ceviche, smoked coconut purée, and cassava crackers, lemongrass tofu banh mi with pickled veggies and vegan sriracha mayo, Vietnamese slaw with fresh orange, peanuts, and herbs, and a Burmese tea leaf salad.

Both boxes have a minimum of 2 people per order with options to add on extra dishes, drinks, cutlery and other tools.

Pick up and delivery options are available with delivery fees calculated at checkout. You can check their delivery locations here.

Rice Paper Scissors, 92 – 94 Johnston St Collingwood, (03) 9453 2860, info@ricepaperscissors.com.au

14. Tia Con

Ordering looking for a picnic that serves up to five people? Check out the Assorted Picnic Platter from Tia Con that has options for a group of two or five. Both platters come with Spring Rolls., Satay Skewers, Rice paper rolls, Steamed Bao buns, and Mini banh mi sliders.

Assorted Picnic Platter orders require a one day notice no make sure to call ahead. The time and day of your delivery should also be mentioned in your order notes.

Tia Con, Shop 2, 625 Sydney Road Brunswick, 03 9958 9895

15. The Stables of Como

located among the beautiful landscaped gardens of Como House is the beautiful family friendly cafe The Stables of Como. With it just being minutes from Melbourne CBD, the location has become a well loved sanctuary from the hectic city lifestyle.

Get cosy this season with one of their gourmet picnic hampers while basking in the sun amongst 5 acres of their gorgeously well kept grounds. Their hampers come complete with picnic rugs, crockery and a blanket but if you need other items, they can be hired on the day. The picnic menu includes bread, cheese, sandwiches, desserts and a French Orangina soda. Champagne can also be added on to your basket for an additional $55.

Bookings for this picnic experience are essential and can be made through OpenTable. save your spot as early as possible to avoid missing out.

The Stables of Como, Cnr Williams Road & Lechlade Ave South Yarra, (03) 9827 6886, manager@thestablesofcomo.com.au

16. Ishizuka Bakeshop

based on the japanese art form of Kaiseki, Ishizuka Bakeshop offers a refined dining experience that prides it's self on the authentic flavours derived from fresh, seasonal produce for a prescise balance of taste and texture.

The Baskeshop offers a Picnic Bento prepared by their very own Chef Masahiko Yomoda who picked up inspiration for it from his Japanese upbringing, as well as his French and Japanese training.

The Picnic bento is big enough to serve 2 to 4 people and contains a selection of picnic-friendly savoury goodies such as find onigiri, house pickles, smoked salmon, miso chicken, chicken karaage, beef katsu, and fresh bread accompanied by nori-garlic butter.


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