Pack These Ready-Made Picnic Boxes for the Park

You can’t beat a good picnic on a sunny day

Think a good spread stretches to a couple of tinnies and a packet of cocktail sausages, maybe a napkin if you’re feeling fancy? Your picnic game needs an upgrade. And it’s actually way easier than you think to pull together a feast that would put Nigella to shame, you just need to get a ready-made picnic box (you’ll need to supply your own blanket though). Most of these can be delivered too, so if the weather takes a turn you can have a sofa picnic instead.


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. 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 tapas box from José Pizarro is ideal. It contains a bottle of José’s own-label cava plus spicy Gordal olives, mussels in escabeche, olive oil crisps and Cinco Jotas Lomo Ibérico – what more could you need?


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.


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.

Panzers Deli

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 cauliflower salad, luxury crisps, challah rolls, chicken drumsticks, and houmous bowls all bound in a Panzers hessian bag. 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.