You can’t beat a good picnic on a sunny day but a couple of tinnies and a packet of cocktail sausages isn’t gonna cut it anymore, not when you can get mega ready-made picnic boxes like these. And most of them can be delivered too, so if the weather takes a turn you can have a sofa picnic instead.
Pique – no matter what the occasion, Pique has a picnic box to match. They specialise in luxury homemade picnics and have boxes for birthday breakfasts, brunch, vegetarians and afternoon tea as well as special edition ones, like the Champion hamper in honour of Wimbledon and a Mediterranean box. Everything comes in recyclable or compostable packaging, and you can add on wicker hampers and rugs if you’re really trying to impress.
José Pizarro – if your picnic vibe is more drinks and nibbles rather than a multi-course feast involving several packets of paper plates, then this rosé and tapas box from José Pizarro is ideal. It contains a bottle of José’s own-label rosé plus spicy Gordal olives, mussels in escabeche, olive oil crisps and Cinco Jotas Lomo Ibérico – what more could you need?
Arabica – turn your picnic into an Arabica experience with this Middle Eastern-inspired feast. Roll out the blanket and tuck into the likes of hummus, smoked aubergine baba ghanoush, stuffed vine leaves, tabbouleh, halloumi and pita breads. It’s perfect for any picnic parties you’ve got planned, or for when you just fancy zhushing up your alfresco lunch.
Provisions – North London’s cheese and wine shop Provisions have put together a picnic hamper that’s brimming with organic produce and natural wines from some of Europe’s hidden gems. It features all sorts of spreads (like houmous, olive tapenade and tuna paté), as well as cold meats, cheese, a selection of nibbles and a bottle of vino too. And not only do they deliver nationwide but it’s also plastic-free.
Brindisa – Spanish food supplier Brindisa is giving you the choice of what goes into your picnic with its new BYO box option. You can order cheese, charcuterie, olives, Torres crips, tomato gazpacho and breadsticks, and you’ll get a handy picnic tote to carry it all to the park.
D’Ambrosi – the Cotswolds deli from Andrew and Jesse D’Ambrosi has opened in Chelsea meaning Londoners can order up one of their picnics from Deliveroo and Uber Eats. The £35 picnic includes the signature rotisserie chicken with jalapeno coriander sauce, three veggie dishes (options include sesame noodles with sambal & cucumber, charred corn with roasted padron peppers & goat’s cheese, and honey, cumin & orange carrots with Greek yoghurt), and a dessert, and you can add a bottle of wine for an extra £15.
Panzers Deli – have pulled out all the stops when it comes to a traditional picnic set up. With vegetarian, salmon or charcuterie options, along with a deluxe offering complete with a bottle of vino for you boujie lot, expect dill potato salad, choc brownies, luxury crisps, chicken drumsticks, cheese and charcuterie, all bound in a Panzers hessian bag along with cutlery and plates. This is one for when you want to treat yo’self.
The Umbrella Project – up your picnic game with this Picnic Basket from The Umbrella Project. As well as cheese, crackers and other nibbles, it’s packed with Umbrella Project cider, cocktails, wine and prosecco, and it comes with plates, cutlery and glasses so you can really eat in style – no soggy paper jobs here.