Love Local Food

“Have a picnic in a familiar and enchanting setting while tasting amazing food made by local businesses’’

This summer, discover a hand-crafted picnic each week from local restaurants using fresh products. 

Uplevel your next picnic and enjoy the amazing food and natural landscapes Cochrane has to offer.  As a local or visitor, simply choose your ideal picnic spot, and we will take care of the rest.

How it works

  1. Browse the menus below 
  2. Pre-order your picnic starting on Tuesday of each week by calling the restaurant directly 
  3. Deadline to order is Thursday at 5 p.m.
  4. The first 50 orders each week will receive a FREE insulated picnic backpack ($25.00 value)!
  5. Your pickup time will be scheduled when you pre-order your picnic!  

*Please look closely at the picnic schedule as some features are available for one week only

Cochrane Tourism is partnering with the Cochrane Chamber on this program.  Funding for the summer picnic program provided by Community Futures Centre West to support the Tourism Sector in Cochrane – bringing awareness and promotion to the operators and businesses hardest hit by Covid 19 by showcasing the unique offerings in and around Cochrane.

Picnics lunch orders at Mezzo Cafe in Cochrane

Mezzo Caffe

50 Fireside Gate #4101, Cochrane, AB T4C 2P3
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Available Every Weekend

Starting July 10, Mezzo Caffe will be offering picnic every weekend until September 25

pre-order Thursday by 5 pm

Mezzo Caffe is perfectly located just inside the gates of Fireside in Cochrane, AB. This contemporary coffee shop is a refreshing place where you can relax while enjoying a cup of silky smooth, ethically sourced coffee alongside one of our freshly baked muffins, pastries or mouth-watering cookies

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Fence & Post

214 – 1st Street West, Cochrane AB, Canada T4C 2E7
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Available Every Weekend

Starting July 10, Fence & Post will be offering picnic every weekend until September 25

pre-order Thursday by 5 pm

The Fence & Post is a unique dining experience that will impress you with its quality and approachability. We aim to shine a spotlight on what is produced locally and to create flavours and dishes that are familiar to Canadians but are elevated and refined.

Picnic in Cochrane this summer

Coffee Traders

114 2 Ave W, Cochrane, AB T4C 2E7
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Available Every Weekend

Starting July 24, Coffee Traders will be offering picnic every weekend until September 25

pre-order Thursday by 5 pm

We have been part of Cochrane, Alberta’s coffee conversation for over 20 years. 

We are the only artisan boutique roaster in our community, providing freshly-roasted beans to our residents here and abroad. 

We love our customers, our community and all it has to offer. 

picnics in Cochrane Alberta

Mehtab East Indian Cuisine

2008 120-5th Avenue West, Cochrane AB, Canada T4C 0A4
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Available Every Sunday

Starting August 1, Methab is excited to offer you an amazing picnic every Sunday until September 26

pre-order Thursday by 5 pm

Mehtab East Indian Cuisine is Cochrane’s premier choice for fine Indian cuisine. Located in the heart of Cochrane Alberta, only a 20-minute drive from Calgary, we are proud to serve authentic Indian cuisine made from only the freshest ingredients and finest spices.

Pza Parlour Picnic

PZA Parlour

50 Fireside Gate #4101, Cochrane, AB T4C 2P3
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Available Every Weekend

Starting August 7, PZA will be offering picnic every weekend until September 25

pre-order Thursday by 5 pm

PZA is a fun and creative play on the word pizza, it is something you will never forget. It is clean, vibrant and easy to text, which will make it a common staple in the industry.

National Guacamole Day - Cabeza Grande

Cabeza Grande

2125 Heartland Boulevard, Cochrane, AB T4C 2V4
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Available Every Weekend

Cabeza Grande will be offering their picnic every weekend until September 25

Please pre-order before Thursday, 5pm

Cabeza Grande is authentic Mexican style restaurant located Heartland, Cochrane. Unpretentious and accessible at all prices, Cabeza Grande has become the neighborhood’s favorite taqueria. Always committed to providing you with the best service to make you feel at home and also to offer the best flavor of Mexico. Come to Cabeza Grande and become another…

Picnic offerings in Cochrane Alberta

The Community Flatbread Company

185 1 St E, Cochrane, AB T4C 2E4
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Saturday August 7

The Community Flatbread Co. will be offering their picnic on August 7 only, please order before August 5, 5pm

The familiar, comforting aroma of fresh bread; the scent of stone-fired white birch; welcome to Community Flatbread Co. Our warm, energetic atmosphere embraces you as you enter our dining room. Feast beneath our café-lit pergola at hand-crafted, rustic wooden tables. Watch our chefs as they hand toss each flatbread beside our custom-built clay oven.

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Blacksmith Pub

101 Sunset Dr #2101, Cochrane, Alberta T3N 0H8
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Saturday, August 21

The Blacksmith Pub will be offering their picnic on August 21 only, please order before August 19, 5 pm

The Blacksmith Pub is known for its scratch-made food, impressive cocktails, and hometown service. Their menu offers soul-inspired comfort food, with smoked meats done in-house. Join them for their amazing weekend brunch or stop by in the evening and check out their signature and smoked cocktails.