11 Of The Best Ready-To-Go Picnic Hampers To Try

With picnics one of the few ways to socialise right now, it’s hardly a surprise to see some of the capital’s top kitchens launching their own hampers and boxes. Whether you’re after a gourmet box filled with Spanish fare, a hamper aimed at the aperitivo crowd or a larger option to feed a hungry family, these are the ones to try…

Le Deli Robuchon

Le Deli Robuchon is now offering picnic hampers, complete with a selection of wines including Domaines Ott rosé. From homemade pastries, viennoiseries and breads to a large selection of fresh salads, hot and cold sandwiches, quiches and cheeses, Le Deli Robuchon's picnic hampers will champion seasonal produce. As all hampers are bespoke, guests can choose anything from the menu. The deli is well placed for anyone heading to Green Park, St James Park and Hyde Park with their chosen five.

Visit RobuchonLondon.co.uk

Provisions Wine & Cheese

This north London deli has launched a selection of picnic hampers, filled with artisan produce and organic and natural wines. The hampers will be plastic free, come with cutlery and a paper picnic cloth, and are available for nationwide delivery, collection from the store and for same-day delivery within four miles of Holloway Road. The hamper is priced at £49 and serves three-to-four people. Inside you’ll find organic hummus from Variette in France, organic black olive tapenade from Puglia, goats’ cheese, comte, gourmet tuna pate, smoked ham from Trentino, pate de campagne from France, a tin of gordal olives, salted Catalan almonds, bread and crackers.

Visit ProvisionsLondon.co.uk

José Pizarro

José Pizarro has created a Spanish-style ready-to-eat picnic box for two, with no preparation required. The picnic includes all of José’s favourite Spanish snacks: jamón ibérico, tortilla de patatas, manchego and la peral cheese, boquerones, ensaladilla rusa, olives and peppers, empanadilla de atún and Jose’s choco pots to finish. To complete the feast, the box includes two 50ml bottles of Nordes gin for an easy park G&T.

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Ottolenghi

Ottolenghi has you covered for Middle Eastern-inspired picnic fare. Expect daily-changing salads bursting with flavour and bakery items to go, alongside a limited-edition ‘Ottolenghi in a Bag’ – with all the essential items you need for a picnic packed into one of its 100% organic cotton tote bags.

Visit Ottolenghi.co.uk

Trullo

For those in north London, Trullo’s neighbourhood shop can help with any last-minute picnic needs. Whether you’re after breakfast pastries (think carbonara swirl) and a coffee, a solid sandwich (meatball sub or a hefty slice of focaccia) or an afterwork aperitivo selection of wines, negroni pouches, charcuterie and cheeses, this deli has you covered.

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Get Stuft

Get Stuft prepares and delivers eco-conscious platter boxes filled with locally sourced produce: think creamy buttery brie from Suffolk, a selection of vegan cheeses, award-winning salami from Cobble Lane Cured and chutneys from Rosebud Preserves. Platters are available to order through Deliveroo and Uber Eats and – if you fall outside the delivery radius – you can order directly through the website and receive a 10% discount in the process.

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Colette

A family-run deli on Fulham Road, Colette is filled with speciality products from around the UK and France, fine wines and champagnes. The team has launched a picnic hamper for the season, which comprises a traditional wicker basket filled with an assortment of handpicked treats and fine French food. Nationwide delivery is available for all hampers across the store.

Visit Colette.co.uk

Prawn on the Lawn

Prawn on the Lawn has launched a seafood picnic for two. At Highbury's favourite fishmongers-cum-restaurant, day-boat caught Cornish seafood will be piled into recyclable boxes, ready to take away. Expect to sample the likes of mackerel pate and taramasalata. 

Visit PrawnOnTheLawn.com

Pique Food

Pique prepares and delivers homemade picnics throughout London. From weekend brunches and birthday breakfasts to leisurely lunches, Pique has a range of selections on offer. Of the lot, we like the idea of a weekend brunch hamper, which comes with a choice of mini bagels; blueberry pancakes with maple syrup and berries; ham and gruyere-filled mini croissants; dark chocolate overnight oats with toasted coconut and raspberries; iced tea or coffee; and berry, banana and peanut butter smoothies. The seasonal menus focus on picnic classics with modern twists and are packaged in disposable, compostable and plastic-free packaging.

Visit PiqueFood.co.uk

Supper London

Not sure what you fancy? Supper London’s bikes have access to key pick up areas within central London parks to deliver restaurant meals direct to customers. Offering convenience and a re-imagining of the usual park picnic, the team can bring restaurant-quality food (such as Coya and Nobu) direct to your picnic rug. Working with specialist location app What3Words, precise pick-up points will be available in Regents Park, Hyde Park, Holland Park, Kensington Gardens, St James's Park, Green Park, Russell Square, Lincoln Inn Fields, Whitehall Gardens, Battersea Park, Parsons Green, Shoreditch Park and Primrose Hill.

Visit Supper.London

Spring-To-Go

Skye Gyngell’s one-stop shop has everything you need for a stylish picnic, from rosemary and sea salt focaccia to cheese straws, date and cheddar scones and cheeses, such as the Devon Beenleigh blue or an aged Lancashire Holbrook. If you’re after something for afternoon tea, you can opt for the likes of rhubarb buns packed with vanilla custard or fruit cake with marmalade glaze.

Visit SpringRestaurant-Shop.co.uk

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