Best Picnic Hampers in Sydney Right Now
The NSW Government confirmed in late August that picnics are still allowed in NSW if you adhere to social distancing rules.
And from Monday13 September, outdoor gathering restrictions will allow for groups of five fully vaccinated people to meet in public outside of the Local Government Areas of concern.
So, it got us thinking, the picnic is soon to be the social occasion of the moment and why not level it up with a picnic hamper.
Here are the six best picnic hampers in Sydney right now.
1. The Langham
The Langham always know how to create something extra special so it's perhaps no surprise its picnic offering is anything short of truly decadent. The Deluxe Hamper is $90 per person and packed with charcuterie meats like aged prosciutto, gooey cheeses and heirloom tomato salad with finger sandwiches. There's also the chance the add a beautiful bottle of rose or sparkling wine.
To turn your picnic into something extraordinary, pair your hamper with The Langham Pink Taxi for a true Langham experience and be transported to the best, secret picnic spots in Sydney in signature style. A 1-hour tour including a drop-ff to your picnic spot and The Deluxe Hamper for two starts at $325.
2. FEEDWELL Grazing & Picnic Hampers
Variety is the spice of life over at FEEDWELL. There's every type of platter available, from breakfast, fruit, antipasti, cheese, quiche, veggies and dips and, of course, the mighty picnic platter above. What we really love about FEEDWELL is that there's something for every price range and they even offer next day delivery if you order before 3pm the day before.
3. Sydney Picnic Co
Okay, it's all in the name, right? The Sydney Picnic Co creates some of the best takeaway hampers in Sydney, with high-quality and fresh produce found within. The picnic hampers range from $160 to $200 but those high prices are down to this being a true gourmet experience. The Secret Garden ($175) offers up a spread of burrata with charred zucchini and shallots, vintage manchego, heirloom tomatoes and La Boqueria charcuterie, alongside hot smoked trout and roast chicken with Kipfler potatoes and pickled peppers, and miso caramel brownies for dessert. Sydney Picnic Co is taking orders for spring from Wednesday 15 September. You can order delivery to your home or chosen picnic location within the majority of Sydney's CBD, eastern suburbs, inner west and north shore, or you can pick up from its Surry Hills base.
4. The Stinking Bishops
For the cheese aficionados, there's nothing quite like a visit to The Stinking Bishops in Newtown. Their huge range of cheeses is incredible. Choose between the 3 Cheese Hamper ($65), Cheese and Meat Hamper ($95) or Ultimate Hamper ($110), all featuring mixes of different handpicked cheeses ranging from the soft and melty to the blue and stinky variety. Depending on which hamper you choose, you'll also be treated to the likes of quince paste, grapes and smoked wagyu.
5. Centennial Homestead
Centennial Homestead, located inside Centennial Park, offer picnic hampers for you to enjoy in the idyllic park. The hampers are $40 per person for a minimum of two people and come with a spread of dry-aged prosciutto, salami, pickles, olives, grapes, triple cream brie, vintage cheddar and sweet potato hummus. Alongside the cheese and meat spread, you'll receive your choice of sandwich from the cafe and a rocket, Witlof, red cabbage, beetroot, grapefruit and orange salad, before finishing things off with a Belgian chocolate mousse and fruit salad. The picnic hampers are available for pre-order via the Homestead's website and can be picked up from within the park.
6. Sheraton Grand
Throughout lockdown, Sheraton has become known for its fancy high tea takeaway. But you can also grab the Cheese and Charcuterie Box ($79), the Feeling Feasty At Home Box ($189) and the Picnic Indulgence Box ($125).
And you can add a bottle of Moet to any of the boxes for $50. Orders can be collected between 11am – 3pm Friday–Sunday from Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park. Delivery is organised through Uber's Package Delivery via the Uber app.
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