Whether you're eager to set up at a grassy park or homey backyard, these picnic packages have you covered.
Picnics may be old school, but these local restaurants use new techniques, flavours, combinations and collaborations to bring you a fresh way to dine outdoors this summer.
Sous Sol Unit 22 – 222 Osborne Street
If you’re into personal customization, Sous Sol’s build your own Smörgåsbords and picnic platters will have you feeling flattered. Depending on what you crave that day, you can choose from house-cured and smoked meats, cheeses like double Crème Brie, bread, marinated olives and in-house-made pickles. The options are indeed yours for the creating.
Only five minutes from Sous Sol is the nearby gem, Munson Park, where you can set up the perfect picnic spot amongst its ample trees. To top it all off, Sous Sol offers free delivery within five kilometres of its restaurant.
Passero Restaurant 125 Fort Gibraltar Trail
Tucked inside The Forks is where you’ll find this quality meal all wrapped up and ready to go. Passero Restaurant’s Picnic Bag comes with two sandwiches of your choosing: hot chicken parm or a summer tomato. You get a side of homemade potato chips, a green salad and panna cotta to share and this bag gets even better with your choice of either two beers or a bottle of wine. In addition, Passero gives you the option to double up your order if two more pals decide to crash your picnic party.
Dine and sip your wine in the Peace Meeting Site, which is only a short six-minute walk from Passero Restaurant. The scenery will find you strolling over the Red and Assiniboine river on beautiful bridges, overlooking colourful flowers beds.
The Sharecuterie Picnic Experience will give you an Insta-ready picnic spread. The name may scream 'sharesies' but you may not feel so generous once you see how dreamily your picnic is packaged with lots of goodies to savour long after the meal. In both the two-person and four-person options, you’ll receive a wicker basket, cutlery, plates, wine glasses, wine opener and board. In the four-person experience, you’ll also get a blanket, Tupperware and a small cooler bag. All you’ll have to plan is the spot to enjoy your locally sourced picnic. All the food comes from businesses in Winnipeg and its surrounding areas. Each Picnic Experience from Sharecuterie is matchless and the food varies from cured meats, fruits and chocolate to jams, crackers and pretzels.
Sharecuterie delivers to wherever you decide to set up. So whether you’re basking in the sun in front of the Lyric Theatre at Assiniboine Park or just finished your tour over little footbridges in Kildonan Park, Sharecuterie is ready to make your experience memorable.
Kosmo’s Food Cantina 121 Charles Street
The Beerflat Backyard Banger from Kosmo’s is sure to tackle all the cravings you and your friends have this summer. With so many options to choose from like chicken, brisket, ribs and an extensive vegan dinner, Kosmo's is serving up something everyone will want to dig into. While deciding who will be joining your picnic, this spot will be preparing coleslaw, pasta salad, tater tots, Hawaiian rolls and grilled corn. Kosmo’s flavours in its food are as loud as its all-caps presence on social media.
St. John’s Park is only a short one kilometre from Kosmo’s Food Cantina. Even though the name suggests it’s a backyard banger, you can still indulge in the food under a picnic shelter near floral gardens and then play a round of lawn bowling in St. John’s Park afterward.
Máquè A-909 Dorchester Avenue
Máquè recently introduced its Summer Bento Box for Two, and it’s the perfect meal for a refreshing picnic. You can choose any two of its steamed buns, with a Thai cucumber salad and a mint salad. Máquè isn’t leaving anyone out this summer because it will offer vegan options too. You can choose between a tuna tartare or vegan beet tartare and chilled Dandan noodles or chilled vegan Dandan noodles. To top it off, you’ll get two drinks, either a Sapporo or bubbly Prosecco.
Enjoy this fabulous Summer Bento Box for Two in one of the many surrounding parks in the River Heights area or stretch out in a large open field in Assiniboine Park.
Oda best 1111 Logan Avenue
Oda Best truly is the best. In their picnic package, you’ll get six tasty birria tacos with homemade salsa to dip into and two delicious taho drinks to sip and savour. Oda Best’s picnic package is available on Saturdays, and we suggest pre-ordering before they run out.
Enjoy this flavourful picnic pack and watch the sunset on the horizon at Westview Park.
Miss Browns 242 Hargrave Street
Pretend you’re lounging under the hot Australian sun while you feast on your Miss Browns Bagel Picnic Pack. The Aussie-inspired Bagel Picnic Pack has flavours and treats to cater to everyone’s preferences. All Picnic Packs come with mixed meat like brisket, pulled pork, chicken and veggie, but for the meat lovers out there, there’s a meat-only option available as well. Each pack comes with your choice of house beet or plain kettle chips (AKA fries). While filling out your online Picnic Pack order, you’ll be met by an extensive list of add-ons like French onion dip and salad upgrades like broccoli and shaved almonds or orzo pasta salad. Treat yourself to dessert with a house choc chip cookie or smoked pecan brownie.
After you swing by the Hargrave location to grab your Picnic Pack, head over to Bonnycastle Park, which backs onto the River Walk trail where you can enjoy overlooking the Assiniboine River, this spot is perfect for people with four-legged friends because Bonnycastle Dog Park is situated next to this Urban picnic place.
Mona Lisa 1697 Corydon Avenue
The Italian gem, Mona Lisa Ristorante, on Corydon Avenue has a desired spread for the perfect picnic for two people. The picnic box is packed with the restaurant’s cold eat favourites. You’ll receive the misto platter with meats, cheeses, olives and more: a fresh layered tomato and bocconcini salad, homemade breadsticks and four fluffy bombolini donuts for dessert. The picnic pack comes with either two cans from their selection of local beers or two ciao Proseccos.
Being on Corydon, Mona Lisa Ristorante has multiple outdoor spaces nearby suited to make your picnic perfect. Assiniboine Park is only two kilometres away, where you’ll find the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, picnic tables, walking paths and ample green fields. Set up in the shade under trees in Munson Park or discover one of the many parks in River Heights.
Modern Electric Lunch 232 Main Street
If you’re in the mood for a cold brew with a caffeine kick, Modern Electric Lunch has an on-the-go Cold Brew bag, and honestly, coffee is essential for every picnic. While you’re grabbing your extra big bag of cold brew, don’t forget to pick up a snack like a cookie or pastry for dessert.
If you’ve enjoyed your picnic but don’t want the fun to be over, check out an ice cream spot afterwards.