As the weather gets warmer, finding ways to enjoy the sunshine in Sydney can be a challenge while lockdown restrictions remain. However, from 13 September in Sydney, if you live outside of the 12 local government areas (LGAs) of concern and are fully vaccinated, outdoor restrictions are easing, allowing up to five people to congregate for a picnic outside. So it’s time to get your picnic hampers ready, and support local businesses while enjoying this new freedom.
We’ve put together this list of businesses who are offering amazing takeaway treats, picnic hampers, and cheese and wine platters to celebrate the return of picnics.
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For a limited time only, Nutie Donuts, your favourite Balmain based donut shop, is offering vegan picnic baskets this week and next week! Plus, you can always add some delicious sweet treats with their regular donut boxes and selections for pick up and delivery! The best part? Everyone can enjoy their donuts as all their donuts are naturally gluten free and baked, not fried! Every batch is made fresh daily and is hand dipped and decorated.
Check out their full range on Nutie Donuts’ website.
KOI Dessert Bar
If you feel like bringing your picnic up a notch with a selection of fine sweet treats, KOI Dessert Bar has you covered. In September, they’re offering the Spring High Tea Set, which includes a selection of 9 of their finest sweet and savoury treats! You can also choose any of their other desserts for pickup or local delivery.
Browse KOI’s online store for more information.
If your passion is cheese, Cheese Celebration has all the hampers your heart could desire, for any occasion. Delivering the best artisan cheese to your doorstep, their handpicked gift hampers are perfect for your first freedom picnic or to gift a friend!
Learn more on Cheese Celebration’s website.
Glenorie eatery Cafe Sasanqua offers delicious brunch boxes and grazing boxes which are perfect for your picnic in the park! Available for pickup, or delivery Tuesday - Sunday, check out their takeaway and hampers menu online.
Learn more on Cafe Sasanqua’s website.
Good Ways Deli
Based in Redfern, Good Ways Deli is offering picnic packs for pickup as well as their usual selection of delicious sandwiches. The picnic pack for two people includes housebaked wattleseed ciabatta, Pepe Saya butter, Maffra mature cheddar, onion jam, gherkins, kangaroo mortadella and saucisson - all for just $35. You can also add on a lamington ($6), two Anzac bikkies ($6), cold brew 750ml ($10), rosella lemonade 750ml ($10) and a sobah 4 pack for $20. If you’ve got extra people in your crew, it’s an extra $15 per person for the pack. So drop by for a sando, sweet treat, or picnic pack to enjoy a classic inner west picnic if it’s in your 5km radius!
Find out more on Good Ways Deli’s website.
Seafood lunch more your thing? Enjoy a hot seafood picnic pack for pickup or delivery with Bar Suze, a Surry Hills bar with a Scandinavian inspired menu. You can also choose from a selection of drinks, or build your own by ordering individual seafood dishes.
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