5 places to grab ready-made gourmet picnics in Vancouver

Jul 16 2020, 3:44 pm

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Physically distant picnics are replacing intimate dinner parties this year, and we can’t think of a better way to spend a summer day than by eating delicious eats in one of Vancouver’s stunning parks.

To make planning, packing, and devouring drool-worthy eats much easier, many Vancouver restaurants have created special gourmet picnic packs for folks to snatch up and enjoy in the great outdoors.

Here are five places to grab ready-made gourmet picnics in Vancouver.

Dachi

 

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Dachi’s picnic packs are the real deal, people. Each kit is filled with quality goodies from the restaurant’s top suppliers and farms. Expect fresh veggies, dips, cheeses, meats, and even seafood like smoked sablefish, to name a few. You can easily grab a bottle of wine here as well and make it a fully balanced meal. Dachi’s picnic packs will be available Wednesday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm. Order in person or online.

Address: 2297 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-569-0456

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Chancho

 

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One of our favourite local taco joints, Chancho Tortilleria, has created picnic kits that can turn any casual hang into a delicious, lively fiesta. Folks can choose between four kinds of carnitas (pork shoulder/leg, pork belly, potato, or veggie) for their packs. All combos come with fresh corn tortillas, chips and guac, salsas and black beans, and the choice of either margarita or Michelada kits. You can order the kits seven days a week from noon to 8 pm. Order in person or via phone.

Address: 560 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-339-9219

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The Lazy Gourmet

 

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The Lazy Gourmet has a special “Lunch in the Park” package for pickup and delivery. For $25 a person, folks can enjoy their choice of grilled sandwiches along with an Italian potato salad, fruit kabobs, a lemon square, and sparkling water. Local BC wine and beer can also be added on, no problem. Orders for these kits must be in by Thursday at 3 pm and pickup and delivery will be during designated times the following Friday.

Address: 1605 W 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-734-2507

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Juke Fried Chicken

 

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The “Juke Box” will forever be one of our favourite year-round picnic choices, but during the summer season, it just hits different. The box comes with two pieces of fried chicken, a quarter slab of ribs, and the customer’s choice of side (we’d suggest the corn chicken fritters, just sayin’). You can also order cocktail mixes from Juke, so all you need to bring with you is booze and you’re set.

Address: 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-5853

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Ladurée Robson

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The sweet spot is launching new Ladurée Picnic Sets on July 14, Bastille Day. The sets start at $23 and feature a drool-worthy butter croissant with either ham and cheese or smoked salmon with cream cheese, cucumber, and dill.

Address: 1141 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-3030

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