Don’t let outdoor eating season pass you by without making the most of it. Whether you’re taking a meal somewhere urban or rural; on the beach or in the forest, we’ve found the best products for picnicking this summer.
Accessories and Gear
Get Wavy Picnic Blanket,
Dock & Bay
This extra-large waterproof picnic blanket is made for big groups, but is shockingly lightweight. It has a nifty hole for umbrellas or parasols, and you can even grab matching beach towels if you’re headed to the surf.
The Low Serving Bowls,
Space-saving is key for any picnicker, and Fable’s new Low Nested Serving Bowls are perfect for the picnic basket. They’re hand-finished in Portugal with locally sourced and recycled clays that are fired twice to ensure durability.
Utopia Beach Radio Speaker Cooler Box,
What are the two things any good party needs? Music and drinks. This Aussie-made Sunnylife beach cooler covers both bases, with a 16-can-capacity food-safe interior and built-in speaker compatible with FM radio, AUX, USB and Bluetooth.
The Amalfi Umbrella,
Business & Pleasure Co.
Transport your picnic to the Italian coast with this cheery ‘Amalfi’ umbrella from Business & Pleasure. It’s designed to be durable, with a strong pole and framework, while providing maximum shady coverage.
This double-capacity baguette bag from the picnic experts at Aplat is made of a lightweight canvas that gets gradually coated with loose flour, forming a protective layer that will keep your loaves fresh.
Corkcicle’s new Eco Stackers are designed to replace plastic party cups. They’re made of high-quality stainless steel and feature the brand’s signature non-slip silicone bottom – both completely dishwasher-safe.
Gohar World & Super Yaya
This chic bottle bag is perfect for toting wine, water or whatever drink your picnic calls for. It’s made of a bazin (West African cotton) weave and is part of a collaboration between Gohar World and Super Yaya.
Fortnum’s Picnic Condiments Bag,
Fortnum & Mason
Take your sauces to the picnic in style with this handy bag from Fortnum’s. It’s made of recyclable materials and has a temperature-protecting lining patterned in one of the brand’s trademark prints.
Stasher’s resealable food-safe silicone bowls have a round shape that’s perfect for things like sauces, salads and pasta and feature a pouring spout. They’re also microwave-, dishwasher- and freezer-safe.
9″ Stainless Steel Locking Tongs with Silicone Head,
A good pair of tongs will come in handy anywhere. These 9-inch ones from Walmart’s Mainstays are compact enough that you can pack multiples for your picnic, and they’re sold in a range of trendy pastel shades.
Food and Drink
Cold Pressed Salad Dressing Single Serve Cups,
La Presserie’s cold-pressed salad dressings are plant-based, have no added water, no refined sugars, no artificial ingredients and are never pasteurized. The tangy Creamy Miso might be our fave – and it’s available in picnic-friendly individual servings.
Classic Favourites Variety Snack Box,
Made Good snacks are allergy-friendly and good for groups, which makes them perfect for tossing in the picnic basket. This variety pack comes with an assortment of granola, crispy squares, granola bars and granola minis.
Infused Sparkling Waters,
Daydream’s sugar-and-caffeine free sparkling waters and mocktails are infused with hemp oil and adaptogens, so you can feel good sipping on back-to-back Passionfruit Palomas and Peach Ginger seltzers all day long.
Flavoured Hard Seltzers,
Good Fortune’s summery wine spritzers are made with sparkling water, a splash of wine and fresh, floral botanical flavours. The Lavender Lemonade and Blackberry Elderflower flavours, newly arrived at the Wine Rack, are perfect for picnic sipping.
Flavoured Cracker Assortment,
The Fine Cheese Co.
If you’re serious about your cheese crackers, consider these UK imports – this variety set includes individual packs of Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Sea Salt crackers, Rosemary & Extra Virgin Olive Oil crackers and Fig and Honey & Extra Virgin Olive Oil crackers.
Mini Jams & Honey,
The iconic French preservatives from Bonne Maman can be purchased in miniature, so you can stock up on a variety for your picnic. Cover all your bases with some honey and a range of fruit spreads.