Adelaide’s Gourmet Picnic Hampers – Alfresco Dining at Its Best

Adelaide is home to several unique and fun picnic experiences. Whether you are planning the ultimate proposal or an anniversary to remember, these hamper experiences can make it all happen.

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The Basket

Make the gift of a picnic easy for your friends and family with a picnic hamper. These baskets have everything your loved ones need for an alfresco feast, including delicious gourmet food, wine, and desserts. They also come with a blanket and picnic accessories, making them the perfect way to enjoy a day in nature.

You’ll find a wide selection of picnic hampers, so you’re sure to find one that suits your needs. Some even include a picnic table and chairs to make dining alfresco even easier. The best part is that you can buy them online, so they’re a great option for last-minute gifts.

The Adelaide natural wicker picnic basket is a beautiful choice that will show your loved ones how much you care. It can comfortably seat four people and features a premium wicker construction that’s lightweight and durable. It also comes with a glass top to keep the food and drinks protected from the elements.

The Picnic in the Park is a community event featuring music, comedy, and food. It’s a great opportunity to spend time with your family and friends, while supporting a local business. Tickets are available online, and proceeds benefit the Urban Design Trust’s advocacy for open streets.

Moonlight Cinema is another great opportunity to have a picnic in the Botanic Gardens. Moonlight Cinema Adelaide is located at Botanic Park (adjacent to Adelaide Botanic Garden), Hackney Road, Adelaide. Enter Botanic Park via Plane Tree Drive. Gates open 90 minutes before the advertised session start time. We recommend arriving early to ensure a great spot on the lawn and give yourself time to relax and enjoy a picnic or something from our onsite kitchen and bar before the movie.

General Admission customers are welcome to bring a picnic rug to sit on, also on offer are a limited number of bean beds on site for hire on a first come, first served basis.

If you want to make your next picnic extra special, consider giving a gift from Adelaide’s specialised picnic food and beverage businesses. These companies offer a range of personalised picnic hampers, including wine tastings, cheese and meat platters, or even a romantic picnic for two. These hampers are perfect for impressing a loved one on a date or for celebrating a special occasion.

The Food

The key to any great picnic is the food, and fortunately for you Adelaide has plenty of delicious local produce to choose from. There is everything from fresh seafood to gourmet cheeses, cured meats and of course wines. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes to pick from too. The famous Central Market is home to a number of cafes and restaurants selling everything from savoury bites to sweet desserts, plus there are fresh seafood stalls where you can grab the day’s catch.

Grazing boxes and platters are a must-have for any al fresco dining experience. These are the ideal way to share food with friends or loved ones and can be customised to cater for individual dietary requirements. Adelaide-based company Chopping Board have a wide range of options for you to chose from including a variety of locally sourced ingredients that are bundled up into gorgeous grazing boxes and hampers.

Another option for a gourmet picnic is the d’Arenberg Cube, which is set amongst the vineyards in McLaren Vale, one of South Australia’s premier wine regions. As well as a restaurant and cellar door, the d’Arenberg team offer a number of exciting events and workshops. These include a wine blending experience and a guided tasting, which is perfect for any budding oenophiles out there.

If you prefer to be pampered, there are also some great options to be found at the local markets and boutique cafes. Rundle Street is the best place to head for a brunch at a trendy cafe or lunch and dinner at one of the many historic pubs. There are also a few winery tour options for those who would like to get out and about.

The Drinks

If you don’t want to make the effort of packing your own picnic, buy a hamper from a local market or online retailer. You’ll find a great range of options from supermarkets, gourmet food stores and wineries. Choose from a variety of sizes and designs, including hampers with a wine cooler bag for two.

The company has a wide selection of food and beverage experiences, including brunch, lunch or dinner vouchers for Adelaide’s top restaurants, hole-in-the-wall favourites and artisan producers.

Of course in Adelaide it is possible to find a good bottle of wine for a very reasonable price from any local bottle shop or outlets like BWS or Dan Murphy’s.

The ‘Micro Cider Co Adelaide Hills Gourmet Picnic Basket’ includes a mixed six pack of Micro Cider Co’s vintage ciders, $80 of small goods/ charcuterie from Skara Smallgoods Mt Barker and a $50 chocolate voucher from Red Cacao Chocolatier Stirling. It’s the perfect gift for someone special, or a fun and creative way to celebrate a holiday.