Picnics are in again.
Re-born out of the dining-in restrictions that Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) brought us, couples and friends have been heading to the great outdoors as the next best way to catch up in person, outside their homes. After all, what better way to soak up some of that beautiful vitamin D in our everlasting summer weather than with a bounty of snacks and tipples?
Yet, picnics aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, simply because of the logistical nightmare that comes with prepping for it. If dealing with that potential headache sounds painful already, don’t fret. Restaurants in Singapore are putting together fuss-free picnic bundles that come with everything you need: food, drinks, cutlery, mats and more.
Here, read on for the best picnic bundles you can get in Singapore.
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Planning a picnic amongst the lush greenery at Fort Canning? Tiong Bahru Bakery’s newest outlet at the Foothills has got you covered. Three different picnic bundles are available for picnic-goers, and they all come packed in the most adorable jute bag, perfect for your Instagram flatlay. The breakfast option comes simply with a viennoiserie and a juice or a hot beverage, while the lunch sets come with a heartier selection of one juice, one pastry and a sandwich or salad.
Nothing hits the spot like some pizza during a picnic, so we’re opting for the best ones in town from Lucalli BYGB. The Ultimate Lucali Picnic Bundle is best for four diners, but we reckon two famished guests could finish it too. The set comes with one of Lucali’s signature pizza (with or without pepperoni), a half calzone, two kinds of pasta (Cacio e Pepe and Spicy Rigatoni), one salad, and one pie of the day. Wash it all down with one bottle of L.A.S. x Lucali wine.
That’s not all, the generous pack even comes with a super stylish blanket, real plate ware, silverware and glassware to complete the whole look.
If you’re heading to Singapore’s favourite picnic destination — Botanic Gardens — then you won’t go wrong with the Picnic Buzzkets from Bee’s Knees at The Garage. For some daytime enjoyment, the light bites option is a selection of mains like the Signature Pinche Chicken Sandwich, the Salmon Croissant, sides and drinks, while the heartier Brunch/Dinner option comes with treats like pizza and pasta. Apart from delicious bites, the bundles include mats, cushions, a foldable table and operated tea light candles to set the mood for a comfy picnic ahead.
For a truly elevated touch in the great outdoors, we recommended the Picnic Takeaway Special from Ash & Elm. Assorted cheese and charcuterie boxes aside, savoury dishes include the Pan-seared salmon with sauteed seasonal vegetables, while sweet treats like the Pistachio Pound Cake are the perfect end to any meal. Each order comes with bio-degradable wares cutleries and serviettes.