Bengaluru is famous for two things: Notorious traffic and brilliant weather. We will ignore the first for now and talk about the second. Good weather is all about soaking in the great outdoors, whether it is your balcony, terrace, or a quiet spot amidst nature. And what makes a good picnic great, is some picnic food. We found five picnic basket brands that curate a picnic experience, unlike any other.
Bhawna Rao and Shwetha Gupta, founders of The Picnic Company, put together specialised hampers and even set up picture-perfect picnic spots. You get a woven wicker basket, carpet, floral bouquet, four-course meal and two bottles of water that is door delivered to you. Whether you are looking at hanging out with your loved ones at a nearby farm or relaxing at a backwater or converting a clearing into a camp zone, you can enjoy their hampers and pair these baskets with views of your choice. The Picnic Company can do it all – curate your basket to go, organise food and location, and take things a notch further with a photographer, flowers, and musician.
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Our USP lies in understanding the customer, the company they are with, their likes and preferences, and ultimately curating a unique experience for them. We try to consider the casual mood that goes along with everything that we put on a picnic basket,” explains, Akash Devaraju, founder. The Local Ferment Co. baskets come with options like Ginger Beer, Focaccia with an olive oil bread dip, DIY Sandwich Box, Sourdough Crackers with Cheese Sauce, and Grilled Pineapple with Caramel Sauce, Marinated Bocconcini, Edamame topped with Chilli Garlic Sauce and Salads in a box with dressings.
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Gourmet Brunch Basket – Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway
If you would like the star experience, then the Family Day Out Gourmet Brunch Basket — a curated 5-course meal — is what you can order. It curates signature specials, delivered at your doorstep. This basket serves four. The hotel also offers the Family Day Out Immunity Booster Brunch Basket. With a shift towards leading a healthy lifestyle, this specially curated immunity booster basket focuses on improving overall health and wellness standards. Guests can get their hands on this basket in the comfort of their home with the Marriott On Wheels delivery service. This basket serves two. In both offerings, you can keep the basket for a special price. Dineout Passport members can avail of the basket at a special price.
Contact: +91 99000 31646, 080 4252 1000
All the offerings from the Navu Project are bespoke. “Depending on our clients’ requests, we can provide a well-curated selection of picnic food. We do small bites and/or light lunch. True to our style, our picnic baskets are light, easy to eat, and delicious. The focus is always on flavour. Some of our picnic offerings include Scotch eggs, potted meats, salads, sandwiches, and more. The food is made to travel so that refrigeration is not required. If our guests like, we are also able to advise them on wine pairings with the food,” explains Kanishka Sharma, co-founder, Navu Project.
Foodhall creates grazing boxes that comprise an assortment of exotic cheeses, house-made crackers, and antipasti, freshly made dips, dried fruits, and preserves. The signature Foodhall grazing box comes with roasted garlic cream cheese, Burrata, Pecorino Romano, Monterey Jack, sesame oat crackers, sundried tomatoes, olives stuffed with parmesan, garlic crostini, sunflower seed pesto, red pepper pesto, and cherry tomatoes. “The highlight of Foodhall picnic baskets is that they are completely customisable and come in elegant, compact packaging. Also, our picnic boxes have been curated by our expert chefs to ensure every element complements the other”, says Shashank Lohia, head-marketing, Foodhall.