What is a London summer without a few picnics? We gathered the best selections of picnic baskets to choose from
Words: Elaine Kong
Nothing is better than sitting in the park on a brilliant summer day with a thoroughly thought out picnic spread. Having local farmer market’s fresh fruits, vegetables, bread and gourmet meats all packed for a picnic. Our round-up of the five finest picnic baskets and hampers is a great stylish alternative to plastic bags and regular containers.
1 Gourmet Trotters
The name of the company says it all. Gourmet food items are what belong in this luxury unit with three detachable parts. Made for outdoor adventures, the three unique styles offered by Gourmet Trotters would be more than suitable for a Sunday picnic.
2 Foodies Box
Foodies Box has all the good looks of a traditional picnic basket. The many different sizes and shapes to pick from are all hand made. This particular item is made for two, but other sizing options on the website are also available.
Joules understands the difficulty of having extra weight when walking to the perfect spot for a picnic with friends. The collection they have are light weight and easy to carry with extra straps. A large variety of picnic bags are available to choose from along with chairs and blankets to match.
4 Not on the High Street
Variety is the word to use when describing Not on the High Street. Lots of different materials, shapes, and sizes of picnic baskets, and accessories are available. Another thing to note is the unique inner lining of the products. Many also include side plates, cutlery, salt and pepper mill, and a multifunctional bottle opener.
5 Amberley Products
Leather handles and straps are the key ingredients to a quality Amberley picnic hamper. The image of having family and friends surrounding you in a London park with drinks and treats filled in the picnic basket whispers a quintessential English picnic. That image is what the Amberley products team strives for with every creation. Some of the items on the website can be fit for up to six people.
6. Le Pain Quotidien
The Belgian bakery chain has launched its first ever picnic hamper and it comes packed with fresh foodie treats perfect for alfresco dining. You’ll find everything from beetroot hummus, mixed olives and quiche to scones with jam and cream inside the cool bag-style hamper. Sounds tempting? They can be purchased from any of the 24 branches across London and are £40 each or £48, with wine.