25 Restaurants to Get Take-Out Picnic Food and Kits in Toronto

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If you are keen to dine outdoors but aren’t sure about the status of patios, summertime offers the perfect opportunity for an outdoor picnic. Choose your favourite park or beach and check out these 25 take-out picnic baskets that are available in Toronto and select places in the Greater Toronto Area.

Aviator

 

Aviator Restaurant, located on the Danforth in Toronto’s Greek-influenced neighborhood, is conveniently situated near Monarch Park. Before you find your favorite spot on the grass, check out their Teddy Bear picnic baskets and sophisticated Afternoon Tea baskets, which include both sweet and savory treats, salads, and sandwiches.

Address: 1458, Danforth Ave, Toronto
Cost: Starting at $18+

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White Lily Diner

Fans of either Corktown Common or Jimmie Simpson Park will want to order ready-to-eat, pre-packaged dishes from White Lily Diner that are perfectly picnic-portable. Feast on various salads, sandwiches, and melts. Top it off with a mixed pack of donuts and wash it all down with beverages that range from beers and wines as well as non-alcoholic drinks.

Address: 678 Queen St E, Toronto

Cost: Pre-packed dishes start at $9.50

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Phancy’s Bodega

If you like to re-create a High Tea experience for a picnic, then get High Tea to Go from Phancy’s Bodega. The kit contains choice of signature finger sandwiches, scones, pastries & jam and the accompaniments include 6 organic tea bags from Genuine Tea, brick of grass fed butter from Thornloe Cheese, sugar cubes & maple sugar, Sheldon Creek’s mini milk bottle, bamboo cutlery, cute napkins.

Address: 848 King Street West, Toronto

Cost: $112 per package for two

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Good Cheese

Enjoy a taste of Paris in the springtime with a specialty cheese and cracker picnic basket from Good Cheese. Spread out a blanket and spread on creamy brie atop water crackers and savor accoutrements like cornichons. Plus, they also sell beer and wine to go for special picnic occasions or romantic dates.

Address: 614 Gerrard St E, Toronto

Cost: $50

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Dirty Food Toronto

For small (bubbling) picnic groups, Dirty Food Toronto will surely please with their massive snack platter. After some outdoor recreation, treat yourself to a hearty chicken salad that comes with a selection of bread and side dishes. Candied bacon, watermelon skewers, and bite-size brownies are also included for dessert.

Address: 3070 Dundas St W, Toronto

Cost: $35 (half) $65 (full)

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Alimentari Italian Grocery

The Roncesvalles neighbourhood is surrounded by lovely green spaces, such as High Park and Sunnyside Beach. The Alimentari Italian Grocery feeds picnic-goers with their take-out baskets that offer focaccia bread sandwiches, Caprese salad, mini dessert pies, and alcohol (optional).

Address: 325 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto

Cost: $60 w/o alcohol. $80 w/alcohol

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Mahjong Bar

Mahjong Bar is a cute little bar and lounge tucked away in Little Portugal, serving Chinese appetizers and cocktails. This spring, Mahjong has come out of the speakeasy shadows with an outside picnic bundle for two named Bar Mordecai. You can enjoy items such as surimi crab rolls, yuzu kosho–dressed bitter greens, and milk tea tiramisu.

Address: 1276 Dundas St W, Toronto

Cost: $28

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Ufficio

Are you looking for vegetarian picnic options? Then get Stefano’s Picnic Pack for 2 from Ufficio.

The pack includes two plant-based sandwiches of your choice (cut in half for sharing), potato lentil salad, olives, baby gem salad, seasonal fruit and eco-friendly disposable cutlery.

Address: 1214 Dundas Street West Toronto

Cost: from $50

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Wenona Lodge

Christie Pits is a popular outdoor destination for those living in downtown Toronto and the nearby restaurant Wenona Lodge created deconstructed kits for those on a picnic adventure. Choose from freshly made and wrapped sandwiches, as well as individually wrapped pie slices and craft beers.

Address: 1069 Bloor St W, Toronto

Cost: $7-$15 range

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McEwan’s

Celebrity chef Mark McEwan is well-known for his prepared food dishes. With the warmer weather comes another opportunity to create a culinary creation via his pre-order picnic bundles. You can order from one of three menus that feature protein, salads, sides, and dessert.

Address: 38 Karl Fraser Rd, North York
Cost: $31+ (two-person minimum)

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Senyorita Filipino Streetfood

This charming Filipino restaurant has created a picnic feast that will feed your entire family (or small, bubbled group of friends!). Meat and seafood lovers will enjoy the selection of fried milkfish, grilled squid, shrimp, mussels, barbecued chicken, and pork belly, served with delicious sides such as salted egg, grilled eggplant, and mango salad.

Address: 748 Wilson Ave, North York
Cost: $30. Add-on dessert-$8.99

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Dish Cooking Studio

Dish Cooking in Little Italy has pivoted during the pandemic with a picnic bundle that warm hearts as well as fill tummies. Their take-out feast includes such savory snacks as red pepper romesco dip, baba ganoush, white wine-poached smoked salmon rillettes, pepperettes and fresh raw veggies. It’s enough to feed four people, unless you and your date have a hearty appetite!

Address: 587 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B2

Cost: Prices may vary.

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XO Bisous

 

Get ready for the weekend and pre-order your picnic package from XO Bisous, available exclusively on Fridays and Saturdays. Their basket includes a choice of sandwiches, salads, fresh fruit, and chips. From there, make your way to St. James Park to enjoy an afternoon in the sunshine.

Address: 60 Adelaide St E, Toronto

Cost: Prices may vary. Email genna@xobisous.com to pre-order

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Donna’s

Sandwiches are a classic picnic item, and Donna’s makes a killer roast beef combo. For a limited time, order the ‘Donna’s Greatest Hits Combo,’ which includes a leafy green salad, coconut water, and of course, the famed roast beef attraction. It’s wrapped and ready to travel to whatever grassy area you plan to visit.

Address: 827 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto

Cost: Contact for more information

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Bar Vendetta

Available on Fridays and Saturdays, you can pick up a ‘Park Pack’ from Bar Vendetta that features two muffuletta sandwiches, a container of olives, and a bottle of chilled sparkling wine. Treat yourself or a friend and savor European flavors while relaxing under the crisp blue sky.

Address: 928 Dundas St W, Toronto

Cost: Contact for more information

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Grandma Loves You

Grandma would never send you outside hungry, so feed your hearty appetite with a ‘Bread Box,’ a customizable picnic package. Choose from a choice of sandwiches, which includes chips, dessert, and a drink. Call ahead to place your order; this downtown Toronto Grandma is very popular!

Address: 1084 Yonge St, Toronto
Cost: Contact for more information

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Renya on King

Savour a Mediterranean feast that can feed between two and four park-goers with picnic basket options from Renya on King. Enjoy mouth-watering flavors, with options such as artisan sandwiches, charcuterie boards, Middle Eastern bowels, falafels, tacos, and more. All picnic baskets include either a bottle of wine, a choice of three cocktails, or a 6-pack of beer.

Address: 354 King St E, Toronto

Cost: $90 a basket

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All The Graze

Picnic boxes from All The Graze are as colourful and Instagram-worthy as they are delicious! With a choice of four options, you can opt for The Solo that feeds 1-2 people to The Gluttonous, which can provide enough nosh for a bubbled group of up to 15 people. Enjoy items such as artisanal cheese, cured meats, fruit and veggies, gourmet dips, bread, crackers, olives, nuts, and pickles; enough for a complete meal!

Address: 1230 Sheppard Ave West, Unit 5, North York

Cost: $60-$260

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Eataly

Enjoy a refined outdoor eating experience with a picnic basket from Eataly. Bring Italian flavors to a park near you by snacking on items such as salumi and cheese, spreads, crackers, and other gourmet pairings. Add some additional cheer with wine or cocktails to go.

Address: Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St W, Toronto
Cost: $65

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Meat and Pie Co.

Ravenous carnivores with hearty appetites will flock like seagulls to breadcrumbs to a picnic basket from Meat and Pie Co. Your crew will love savoury and robust meals such as barbequed meats, mac and cheese, cornbread, pickles, and, of course, a choice of pie. Feed two to six people with a range of sizes and options.

Address: 212 King St W, Toronto
Cost: Ranges from $41-$315

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Picnic and Chill

Picnic and Chill offer eco-friendly materials and a gourmet picnic-on-the-go experience, with delivery in Toronto and the GTA. Baskets include locally sourced food items, such as their classic charcuterie board and biodegradable napkins and cutlery, drinking glasses, plates, and a burlap blanket. Details

How to book: DM directly via Instagram
Cost: $80 per basket

 

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County General

The County General is conveniently located beside the popular picnic spot of Trinity Bellwood’s Park. Their baskets include hearty sandwiches and snacks, but one of the biggest draws of this offering is the blanket and games included in the basket. Add some recreation to your culinary adventure!

Address: 936 Queen St W, Toronto
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My Everyday Gourmet

Owner of the catering business My Everyday Gourmet, Linda Werner, creates and delivers high-end gourmet picnic baskets. You can savour a delicious meal that includes artisan sandwiches, coleslaw, hummus, salads, and desserts. As an added touch, her baskets come with cutlery, plates, napkins, and a tablecloth.

Phone: 416-451-3520
Cost: $175

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ByJoi Events

Events ByJoi offers a comprehensive picnic package beyond just food, including luxury décor, table cloths, signage, and fresh flowers. Picnic offerings can be turned into an incredible and festive event, or you can simplify by choosing a meal that starts at $23.00 per person. Snack pairings include cheese, crackers, cured meats, and fruit with vegetarian options available.

Address: Brampton
Cost: Prices range between $23-$900

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Yorkvilles

This luxury, gourmet basket from Yorkville’s offers imported treats from England, including crackers, Brie cheese, chocolate-covered espresso beans, and more! You can upgrade your basket to include a bottle of wine; makes for a decadent picnic lunch or a great gift.

Address: 130 Sparks Avenue, Suite 103, Toronto

Cost: $149.99

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Hazeltons

Hazelton offers an intimate picnic basket experience for two with their unique basket, including wine, cheese, crackers, wasabi peas, chocolate pretzels, spreads, dips, and more. It’s the perfect item suited to a romantic picnic in a park.

Address: 3816 Victoria Park Ave, North York
Cost: $219.99

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