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The best food bundles for a picnic in Singapore

Picnic baskets filled with delicious goodies for a fuss-free dining experience you can have anywhere

Delfina Utomo
Fabian Loo
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Delfina Utomo
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Fabian Loo
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We might finally be able to dine out in restaurants now, but understandably, not everyone’s comfortable with heading to a restaurant for a meal. For those itching for a change of scenery, here’s a less crowded alternative: a picnic in the park. Not only do you have the luxury of space for social distancing and an alfresco environment with plenty of ventilation, but it also lets you get reacquainted with nature after spending months in the confines of your house. Just be sure to use your mosquito patches.

If you’re not in the mood to put together a take-out feast, grab a gourmet picnic basket from these restaurants and services instead. These come pre-packed with all the delicious finger food you need – all you have to do is to place an order, swing by to collect, and be on your way to the park or beach.

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  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Tanglin

Here’s an easy way to enjoy a picnic at the Botanic Gardens: swing by Bee’s Knees and pick up one of its adorably named Picnic Buzz-kets. Each comes fully packed with picnic mats, a foldable table, cushions, and even battery-operated candlelight. Of course, a hearty selection of delicious bites is also available. Choose from the light bites set (from $60 for two), with finger food of sandwiches or sliders, while those filling hungry can opt for the brunch or dinner set (from $70 for two) with options of pizzas, pasta, salads, and sandwiches. Do remember to place orders one day in advance. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Kallang

Lucali is kind of a big deal. The legendary pizza joint constantly draws long lines, has appeared on David Chang’s Netflix series, Ugly Delicious, and counts A-listers like Beyonce as loyal fans. And if you're planning to enjoy its signature pizzas outside the outlet at Kallang Rivergreen Building, you can with the Ultimate Lucali Picnic Bundle (from $225). The bundle is good for four people and includes a stylish blanket, wine, real plates, silverware and glassware... on top of the feast of course. You'll find a pizza, a calzone, two pastas, a salad and a pie of the day in the basket so all you have to do is settle on a scenic outdoor spot. 

 

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  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Tiong Bahru
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The French eatery is known for its 'grammable setting and also food – and the photogenic element continues with its takeaway grub. If you want to keep things light for a picnic, opt for some cold cuts, cheese and wine. The bundle – good enough for two –from Merci Marcel ($98) includes a mix of artisanal cheeses and cold cuts, a French baguette (of course), butter and a bottle of wine – take your pick from red, rosé or white. 

 

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  • Restaurants
  • Rochor

You’ll want to wash your hands before tucking into this finger-licking worthy feast from The Beast. Its Brunchin' Everyday Platter ($138) is hearty enough to feed four very hungry people, and comes loaded with dishes of Southern fried chicken, pulled pork hash, candied bacon,rosemary cheddar biscuits, scrambled eggs topped with pimento cheese, freshly baked cornbread, buttered corn and sausage gravy.

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House of Samosas
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House of Samosas

Sometimes you don't really need all the frills. Picnic mat – pack it yourself, drinks – you can get it from a 7-Eleven nearby, wine – choose one from your stash. As long as you have some decent and solid grub, that picnic will be a hit. There's no easier food to eat at a picnic than samosas. At the House of Samosas, the choices are plenty – and very, very good. Crisp and crunchy on the outside, these samosas come stuffed with flavours like butter chicken, black pepper burger (think Ramly), grilled cheese, matter paneer and more. There are even dessert samosas like durian, apple crumble and stone fruit. You can build your own assorted box of 15 samosas (from $33) for the picnic.

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