The sun is shining and it’s time to hit your favourite park with a basket full of goodies! For the month of July, try out expertly designed picnic eats from local restaurants, packed in your own free picnic backpack cooler, of $25 value.
All you have to do is browse participating restaurants’ menus, place your order, and pick up your backpack to enjoy in the sun or shade. You’ll love these delicious meals made easy, so you can spend more time outdoors solo or with your favourite people.
Spread a blanket and leave the picnic food ideas to us! Here are 4 participating local eateries that are ready to help you relax into the lazy days of summer with packable morsels.
1. Mezzo Caffe
Entertain the whole family or treat your loved one to a romantic picnic for two with Mezzo Caffe! You’ll be drooling over their picnic food suggestions like freshly baked muffins and decadent pastries, which pair perfectly with ethically sourced coffee. Grab your snacks and head over to the closely situated Fireside Playground and Fireside Bulrush Park.
The kids will love the huge jungle gym at Fireside Playground, or for a quieter meal, bask by the pond and nibble your fare at Fireside Bulrush Park. Afterwards, take a stroll along the beautifully lush trails.
2. The Butchery Block
“Meat” us at the The Butchery Block and satisfy your savoury cravings. Despite what the name might suggest, the shop carries more than just locally sourced meats. You’ll also find delicious, small-batch, house-made products and filling pre-made meals like lasagna, chicken pot pie, and jambalaya.
Snag your picnic treats like house-made jerky, garlic smokies, and piggy puffs, and go to William Camden Park for the playground, or head down to the Bow River for an adults-only gathering.
3. Cochrane Baking Company
Follow the scent of freshly baked bread to Cochrane Baking Company at Sunset Trading Post. The new bakery offers your choice of two sandwiches, two drinks, and two desserts for $30, plus your free cooler picnic backpack!
Their menu also boasts new items weekly, so you can keep coming back to taste the freshest pastries, breads, and desserts. Sunset Park is close by, and provides an enchanting space to stretch out with your sweet snacks.
4. Mehtab East Indian Cuisine
Spice up your life! Turn your picnic into an outing to remember with an Indian feast! Local favourite Mehtab East Indian Cuisine offers up authentic Indian food, made with aromatic spices and flavourful ingredients.
Fill your picnic backpack with fresh, house-made naan wraps and tangy lemonade, then find the ideal spot to sink your teeth into your goodies at Riverfront Park. You’ll find peace and quiet while you connect with nature and enjoy the view.
Picnic with ease, please!
Cochrane Tourism partners with the Cochrane & District Chamber of Commerce for this exciting giveaway that makes picnic food ideas super simple. Discover Cochrane’s beautiful green spaces and find your new favourite place for a picnic using the Explore Cochrane App, and let our talented local eateries fill you up!