Following the pandemic, fresh and fun ways to spend your day are becoming more and more desired. Restaurants have met this new demand and have started creating novelty offerings, like these picnic baskets. Take away the hassle by ordering one of these luxurious spreads and venture out to the beach or a harbourfront park for a relaxing day out.
This article was originally published by Katrina Lau on September 9, 2020. Updated by Amber Lai on March 11, 2021.
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Situated within the West Kowloon Cultural District, FAM is ready to take all responsibilities off your back. Including iconic dim sum dishes like turnip cake and roasted pork buns, this dim sum set takes traditional yum cha to the next level. Guests also get to choose between soft drinks, juices or Heroes beer to beat the heat in the Hong Kong sunshine.
FAM, available online
This catering company has created premium pre-prepared meals and picnic options with a seasonal Easter special. Its picnic baskets include an entire three-course meal and a bottle of wine that you get to choose. Cheese and charcuterie are the perfect nibbles to snack on whilst enjoying the activities that have been provided within its sets. All packed in a reusable canvas bag, Relish have thought of everything.
Relish, available online
This takeaway health food concept offers a cheap and cheerful option for those looking for convenience. With four locations across Hong Kong, take away from the one best suited and head to your favourite park. With a wide range of salads, sandwiches and even hot foods, there will be something for everyone within the group. Try the greek salad, BLT sandwich, pulled pork burger and ahi tuna salad.
FoodBox, multiple locations across Hong Kong
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Order a luxury picnic basket from the hotel and have it delivered and set up for you at West Kowloon Nursery Park. If that’s not enough, you can request to have a butler service to cater to your every whim. The picnic basket features an array of gourmet delicacies including a charcuterie selection, finger sandwiches and freshly made juices. For an even more gourmet experience, you can opt to top up your picnic with champagne, wine and caviar at additional costs.
The Ritz-Carlton, available online
Wondering how to spice up your lunch date while social distancing from the crowds? Take your loved ones up to Victoria Peak Garden and grab a picnic basket from Rajasthan Rifles. Its thought of everything with blankets, enamel crockery and a flask for soda and water. Start off with nibbles of samosas, fried peanuts and cashews before digging into the signature chicken tikka club sandwich. For the perfect sweet treat, this basket comes with fruits, chocolate brownie and a toffee pudding.
Your picnic at the park has just got fancier. Carrying cold cuts, salads, mains, desserts and drinks, this hamper is set to satisfy every type of craving. Start off with some savoury salami and fragrant focaccia then make your way through lobster cocktail and quiche lorraine. For dessert, enjoy the signature 1963 Mandarin cheesecake, a selection of cheese and fresh fruits. Just a 10 minute walk away from Tamar park, its a hassle-free win for a great day.
Mandarin Oriental, available online
With four pick up locations around Hong Kong, Bricklane has made picnic baskets accessible to everyone. There is a standard option for both meat-eaters or vegetarians. The picnics are filled with various sandwiches, salads, fries, brownies and a bottle of house wine. The online order form even gives the option to choose additional extra bites to tailor to your own preferences.
Brick Lane, available online
Whilst it doesn’t come packaged in a handy basket, its location in seaside town, Sai Kung, means you can easily get fresh and delicious food for a beach and island getaway. With the ability to order online, choose between its range of quiches, pies, sweet pastries and delicatessen products. Pick your feast up and hop on board a sampan before heading to an outlying island for a day in the sun.
Ali Olis, G/F, 11 Sha Tsui Path, Sai Kung, 2792 2655