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Summer Picnic Essentials

Ahh summer – filled with long days, and good times. What better way to enjoy this time of year than with a lazy picnic or two? The best thing about picnics is that you can throw down a blanket practically anywhere, so once you’ve picked your perfect location, check out our top tips for your summer picnic essentials.


Good Food, Good Mood

Picnics revolve around eating, so when preparing be sure to choose food that makes your mouth water and brings you joy. And oh boy, do our Market Traders deliver with a huge and tantalising array of delicious foods for you to choose from.

Grazing the day away: At Prahran Market we have some of the best Melbourne Delicatessens which offer delicious goodies that are perfect to take on a picnic. Perfect because they’re easy to share, take no preparation at all and are a breeze to transport. Think cheese, dips, charcuterie, antipasto, cold meats, mini quiches, and so much more. You can find all you’ll need to create the perfect grazing board from our expert Deli Traders.

Carb craving: When carbs are your calling, follow your feet to the Market’s selection of bake houses. Grab a freshly baked baguette from Noisette and load it up with your cheeses and cold meats – yum! Or if you want to make life easy, visit Q le Baker for ready-made fresh sandwiches.

Seafood, eatfood: For when you really want to up the ante on your picnic game, source some fresh seafood from our fishmongers. Load up a platter with cooked prawns, lobster, crab, smoked salmon, or marinated baby octopus. Looking for tips to keeping your seafood fresh and cold? Just ask any of the fishmongers in Bracher Arcade and they’ll be more than happy to help.

Tutti fruity: It’s always a good idea to add some fruit to your picnic spread. Head over to our fruiterers for easy to eat fruits like berries, grapes, or anything you can cut up beforehand. Fruit will keep your energy levels up while you laze away the day.

Did someone say dessert?: What’s a picnic without something sweet? Pick up all your loose dried fruits, nuts and sweets from The Sweet and Nut Shop for a healthy but sweet bite. You’ll find plenty of delicious treats to choose from at Sweet Greek and Naheda’s Choice. Or for something a little more decadent visit our newest Trader, La Colmena, who brings classic pastries and desserts from Spain. Our mouths are watering!


Drink and Be Merry

Let’s not forget we need to stay hydrated. The drinks are almost as important as the food, especially if you’re in it for the long haul. For the sustainable thinkers who don’t want to carry their water or soft drinks in plastic containers, pay a visit to Shop Neutral to browse a good range of insulated bottles to keep your drinks cool.

And if it’s bubbles you’re after, head on over to Blackhearts & Sparrows for a wide range of hand-selected wine, champagne, beer and cider from Australia and beyond.


Pack Right, Snack Right

Packing your summer picnic essentials so that they stay fresh is the topping on the cake (did someone say cake?). To keep your goodies fresh and cool, you can grab an esky from Prahran Market Hardware and wrap your tasty morsels in sustainable food wrap from Shop Neutral.


Now, gather all your delicious food and beverages from our expert Traders, head to your perfect picnic spot and pour yourself something fizzy – let the grazing commence!

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