15 Best Picnic Boxes Melbourne to Up Your Picnic Game in 2024

Melbourne loves to embrace outdoor eating and now is the perfect 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 our list of Melbourne’s best picnic boxes that you can get delivered or pick up on your way to the park – from sushi and dumplings, to sandwiches and 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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1. Taylor Made Gourmet, Ascot Vale

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 larger group picnic catch-up, ordering the Picnic Box will make sure your gathering is delicious and trouble-free! If your picnic involves 2 – 4 guests then try out the Small Picnic Box. And if you need one for 4 – 6 guests, then the Large Picnic Box is perfect. These boxes include baguettes with ham, cheese and lettuce plus pesto, pumpkin and 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.

For something extra special, you can also add on some Cookie Lab Cookies for the sweetest treat!

Pick-up and delivery options are available, with fees beginning at $10. You can check their delivery locations for more information.

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

2. Bahari, Richmond

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 two days notice is preferred for your picnic platter order.

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

Bahari lunch hamper
Bahari lunch hamper

3. Brother Hen, Moonee Ponds

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 bircher cups, pancakes, toasted banana bread, and veggie sticks with dip. Yum!

But if you’re looking for something more substantial, then try out their lunch picnic box. This one includes drinks, half-size wraps or toasties a tray of chicken or fish and chips, toasted banana bread, house-made cookies and veggie sticks with dip to share.

Then there’s the deluxe picnic box that consists of drinks, steamed baos, mini Vietnamese salads, sweet potato fries, and Nutella chocolate brownies.

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

Orders are available for click and collect only and must be placed at least 2 hours before pick up. If you have any dietary requirements, 24 hours’ notice is required before your intended pick time.

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

4. Brunetti Classico, Carlton

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

For the picnic season, they’ve created a magnificent Lunch Box for Two. On your picnic basket order you can choose from the available panino, calzone, quiche, arancino with mixed sweets, and two cold beverages you’d like to include in your box.

Delivery is available within 50km of Brunetti Carlton with flat rates beginning at $10. Orders can be placed online or over the phone.

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

5. Earl Canteen, Cremorne

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

The Antipasto Platter has your group covered with a beautiful selection, ideal for picnic grazing over afternoon drinks. Delight over cured meats, olives, hummus and vegetable pickles slathered over ciabatta wedges.

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 (03) 9421 3221 

6. Fitzrovia, St Kilda

Grab the family and enjoy a picnic food box 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 takeaway 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

7. Komeyui, South Melbourne

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 to your picnic food box at checkout. 

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, 

8. Oasis Bakery, Murrumbeena + Fairfield

Oasis Bakery is a Melbourne institution, a destination cafe and delicatessen located in Murrumbeena and Fairfield. Their quality goods include grazing boxes delivered Melbourne-wide, and throughout regional Victoria.

Try the all-savoury picnic box as well as grazing boxes, fruit platters, dinner boxes and more! They can also cater for dietary requirements and even have a vegan grazing box.

There is no minimum order value for deliveries. Delivery fees range from $11.99 – $50 depending on the distance from the Murrumbeena store and is calculated at checkout.

This Melbourne grazing box delivery option 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

9. Oriental Tea House, Melbourne CBD, Brunswick + South Yarra

Oriential Tea House specialises in tea and dumplings, and their picnic boxes are a delicious change 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.

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

Oriental Tea House, 378 Little Collins St Melbourne, 03 9386 7394 enquiry@orientalteahouse.com.au

10. Tia Con, Brunswick

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 so 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

11. Ishizuka Bakeshop, Melbourne CBD

Based on the Japanese art form of Kaiseki, Ishizuka Bakeshop offers a refined dining experience that prides itself on the authentic flavours derived from fresh, seasonal produce for a precise balance of taste and texture.

The Bakeshop has a luxury offering – the Ishizuka Osechi 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.

Large enough to serve 2 to 4 people, it includes delicacies such as Tasmanian lobster, kazunoko, datemaki, kombumaki, onishime and many more.

Ishizuka Bakeshop, Basement B01/139 Bourke St, Melbourne, 03 8594 0895

12. Migrant Coffee, Footscray

Migrant Coffee in Footscray provides delightful picnic food hampers featuring their specialty bagels. 

The Picnic Pack – Small is a standout option, perfect for two people with a variety of fresh inclusions for a traditional New York bagel picnic lunch. 

Be sure to specify your preferred pick-up time and dietary preferences. Also available for delivery to select areas via Ubereats.

Migrant Coffee, 3/576 Barkley St, West Footscray VIC 3012, (03) 7012 8809

Migrant coffee picnic food hampers
Migrant Coffee Picnic Pack – Small

13. King and Godfree, Carlton

King and Godfree is a food lover’s paradise, offering a wide range of Italian delicacies that will delight the whole family. Browse through the selection of picnic hampers with cheeses, meats, and pastas, and don’t forget to try the house-made chocolates.

For a delicious breakfast picnic basket try the K&G Breakfast box  to impress someone special when you cook up a storm. This includes free-range eggs, white sourdough bread, K&G coffee, fresh tomatoes, chorizo, marmalade, butter, bacon, pastries, and more.

King and Godfree, 293/297 Lygon St, Carlton, (03) 9347 1619

14. Zsa’s Bar & Bistroteca, Northcote

Zsa’s Bar & Bistroteca is known for its comforting cooking and classic European flavours. 

Their cosy atmosphere extends to a wide array of picnic food hampers, antipasto boxes and grazing packs. Choose from an impressive selection including cheese assortments and locally sourced charcuterie. 

For a taste of everything, indulge in the Premium Antipasto and Cheese Box, featuring a delightful spread of local and international cheeses, Australian prosciutto, artisanal crostini, whisky-infused orange marmalade, and more. 

Zsa’s Bar & Bistroteca, 202 High St, Northcote, (03) 9482 1318

15. Maker and Monger, South Yarra

Maker and Monger at Prahan Market, started in 2015 as a cheese shop in Melbourne, founded by Anthony Femia. They offer a selection of farmhouse and artisan picnic boxes, along with their famous toasties. 

The Victorian Farmhouse Cheese Platter for Two offers a delightful experience of local cheese delights. You can pair the platter with the 2018 Mount Majura ‘The Silurian’ for a sparkling touch or the 2020 Heroes Sauvignon Blanc for a citrusy complement. 

Insulated packaging ensures freshness upon delivery or pick-up.

Maker and Monger, Prahran Market, Stall 98/163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra, (03) 9958 4830

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About Amy Gardner

Amy Gardner is a tourism communications consultant who loves epxloring Melbourne. As a new Mum she is passionate about local adventures and uncovering unique experiences of food, art, music and travel.

With a Bachelor of Business and over a decade of tourism industry experience, Amy has a strong passion for creating and promoting exceptional visitor experiences. On the side of her freelance digital marketing work, Amy has developed Seniors in Melbourne, Melbourne’s first travel website specifically targeting the senior demographic.

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