The AFL Grand Final takes place this Saturday! Whilst it won’t feel the same with the game taking place in Perth, we know that Melburnians will still celebrate our beloved game and cheer their team to victory. One way to celebrate the game while also supporting local businesses is by ordering one of the many picnic packs being offered up for the big day. With so many delicious options to choose from, this C&G Blog highlights some of the best and tastiest options available - all without needing to line up for a meat pie!
Komeyui Japanese Restaurant - Port Melbourne
These boxes by Komeyui Japanese Restaurant in Port Melbourne are perfect for those wanting to enjoy a slightly fancier picnic experience. Choose between the Appetiser and Omusubi Box valued at $98 which comes with a variety of Japanese rice balls, edamame, and ebi tempura, or the Temari Sushi Box priced at $55 which is served with gorgeous Temari sushi. Order both boxes for $153 via their online store here.
Carter Lovett - Elsternwick
Carter Lovett has your picnic needs covered for both breakfast and lunch! Their breakfast boxes start at $70 for two (with the option to add on extra people for $30 each) and can be made vegan. Featuring housemade friands, egg sandwiches, soba noodle salad, and more. For lunch, each box is $80 for two people (and $35 per extra person) and contains the likes of chicken sandwiches, various salads, baba ganoush, fresh baguettes, cheeses, and more. See website here for detals.
Meatsmith - Brighton
If a DIY picnic pack is more your style, Meatsmith in Brighton has you covered. According to the butcher and providore, a perfect picnic includes good wine, cheese, bread, and their selection of housemade small goods. We couldn’t agree more! Simply visit their website to put your own hamper together.
Fitzrovia - St Kilda
These guys specialise in picnic hampers all year round, so you know you’re in safe hands. A Fitzrovia picnic consists of 5 courses of delicious homemade dishes, prepared fresh to order. Complete with cutlery, crockery, glassware, napkins & even soft drinks, and then assembled either into one of their wicker hampers, or Covid safe fully recyclable packaging (for a no-deposit / no-return experience). Book your Fitzrovia pic hamper here before they’re all sold out.
Elwood Bathers - Elwood
Demand for Elwood Bathers’ Father’s Day seafood picnic hamper was so big that they’re bringing them back for Grand Final day. They’re also offering up charcuterie board hampers, and specialty ‘Bathers Pina Colada’s’ to make your day that extra bit special. Elwood Bathers are known for their locally sourced, sustainable produce, so this is the hamper to go for if you really want to give back to the community on Grand Final day. Order here.