7 Perfect Local Picnic Kits

Skip the stress and plan your picnic with one of these delicious meal kits

Skip the stress and plan your picnic with one of these delicious meal kits

Each summer, fully prepped meals take the stress out of picnics and give you more time to soak up those rays and enjoy good food in the outdoors with friends and family.

Check out seven local spots to grab your next meal kit this season…

1. Field and Social

Vancouver’s original salad shop, Field and Social, has created several new picnic sets for groups of two or four, making it easier than ever to enjoy healthy, delicious greens whilst on-the-go. With wholesome ingredients, the easily-transportable kits include vegan, vegetarian and meat options like herb chicken and farro, roasted corn and white bean, and a bacon/egg/miso bowl. All orders come with your choice of drink and sweet treats.
Various locations; Details online

2. Roberto’s Big Sandwiches

Nothing says picnic like a good sandwhich, and Roberto’s Big Sandwiches are made from scratch with delicious fillings and enveloped in fresh bread. It’s the perfect grab-and-go picnic snack. Paying tribute to Italian heritage, the menu includes options like The Godfather, a classic meatball, marinara, and three cheese sub; the Dalina Dagwood, with mortadella, salami, prosciutto, and cheese; the Chicken Parm; or a plant-based option of roasted mushrooms and arugula with artichokes and red peppers.
Dalina, 687 Main Street, Vancouver; Details online

3. The Graze Company

Enjoy the sunshine and pick up a deluxe picnic package ($235) from the Graze Company. Included is a four-place setting wicker picnic basket, featuring a separate compartment to keep your Graze boxes fresh, and your choice of Kim Crawford rosé or sauvignon blanc with Fentiman’s rose sparkling lemonade, meaning you will have everything you need for a perfect afternoon in the sun. 
Various locations; Details online

4. Railtown Catering

Bringing France to you, Railtown Catering’s latest offering, the Parisian Picnic ($69, serving two) showcases classics from the ‘City of Love’ with an assortment of picnic-perfect Parisian bites. The menu includes a homemade baguette, a French country pâté with pickled cherries, crunchy toasted pistachios and sweet red fruit jelly. A picturesque Niçoise salad with seared Albacore tuna and fragrant tarragon dressing, alongside cheeses and fruits, andfor dessertan authentic almond-speckled Paris-Brest with an irresistible praline crème mousseline interior.  
397 Railway Street, Vancouver; Details online

5. Artigiano

Just in time for picnic season, Artigiano have partnered with some of the region’s best-loved artisanal food suppliers to create a picnic kit programme. Featuring organic meats from Pemberton Valley’s Two Rivers Specialty Meats, cheese selections from Granville Island’s Benton Brothers Cheese and vegan cheese options from Main Street’s Blue Heron Creamery, in addition to organic dips and breads made in-house by Artigiano, the build-your-own picnic kit is available for a flat rate of $49, serving four to six. Selections can also be ordered à la carte for larger/smaller appetites.
Various locations; Details online

6. Fable Diner

Bringing fresh picnic fare, cocktails and ice cream to park-goers, Fable Diner’s new picnic to-go delivery service invites customers to order tasty sandwiches, salads and more directly to local neighbourhood parks for a no-hassle picnic experience. Designed for casual, outdoor dining, this super cool initiative means orders can be placed online or using a mobile device to scan QR codes displayed on sandwich boards and public bulletin boards in select Vancouver-area parks. Food and drink orders will be prepared on-site at Fable Diner, and then dropped off at the nearby greenspaces with no additional charge for delivery. Deliveries are currently available at Dude Chilling Park, Habitat Island (Beer Island) Park, Jonathan Rogers Park, Mount Pleasant Park and Robson Park.
151 East Broadway, Vancouver; Details online

7. Aburi To-go

Elevate your picnic game and grab a to-go dish from Aburi. Located next to Minami in Yaletown, Aburi To-go is a new, one-of-a-kind destination for West Coast-Japanese cuisine. Offering chef-made meals, as well as housemade bottled condiments and grocery items, the ready-to-eat dishes are made in-house daily by Aburi chefs and include salads, souzai tapas, Japanese bento, sushi rolls and sando (Japanese-style sandwiches).
1112 Mainland Street, Vancouver; Details online