Can we all just take a moment to appreciate that winter is finally over. Was it just us or did it seem like it was never-ending?! With the weather warming up, we welcome the time of year that begs for casual outdoor dining so we can take a moment, relax and eat some delicious finger bites.
If you’re looking to mix up your lunch break at work, wanting a fun day out with the fam or simply looking for a super cute date idea, a picnic is the way to go.
The team at Almond Breeze HQ has all the delicious dishes you need to include in your picnic basket to ensure your al fresco experience is top notch. Plus, we’ve also included our top five picnic spots in Australia, but are keen to grow the list. Hit us up on our Instagram or Facebook if you have any suggestions for a special treat.
Food Glorious Food
Whether you are team sweet or team savoury, we’ve got something for everyone:
• Mushroom Spinach Quiche – this takes up so mushroom in our hearts
• Almond Breeze Poached Chicken Salad – Lettuce be happy with this yummy picnic dish
• Almond Banana Bread Doughnuts – Doughnut worry, be happy
• Honey Breezey Chocolate Breeze Balls – Your picnic is guaranteed to be a breeze with these
• Avo Nice Day Dressing – You’re avo-thing we’ve ever wanted
• Tiramisu Muffins – Muffin compares to these!
Places to go, things to see
Australia is beaut isn’t it!?! From coastlines to national parks, the places to relax with your picnic are never-ending. But, never one to turn down a challenge we found some personal fav hotspots to overindulge and lay around cradling your food baby – post picnic:
1. Sydney – Bradleys Head Lookout & Amphitheatre – With epic views of the harbour and none of the commotion of the CBD, Bradleys Head Lookout is the perfect spot to watch the sunset, and capture it for the best Insta sunset pic ever. You can either drive or catch a ferry from Circular Quay and once you get there it’s a casual 30-minute stroll.
2. Brisbane – Roma Street Parkland – A super short trip from Brisbane CBD, Roma Street Parkland at Spring Hill is a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Furry friends are allowed in this city haven and it has free barbeque facilities if you want to take some snags…dreamy. It’s open all day every day and on the first Sunday of every month you can head down to the Sound Society for some free music, time to get our dancing shoes polished.
3. Melbourne – St Kilda Botanic Gardens – Jump on that tram and go for a ride out to St Kilda Botanic Gardens. Once you’re there, take a walk through the gardens before you put your feet up and settle into your picnic. Take the chance to switch off, unwind and enjoy that beautiful sun before the crazy Melbourne weather arrives. The gardens have picnic tables (no barbeques, unfortunately) and dogs are allowed on leashes (YES!). We couldn’t think of a better place to picnic in Melbourne tbh.
4. Perth – Lesmurdie Falls National Park Go chasing these waterfalls! Lesmurdie Falls is popular in spring when the falls are flowing and flowers are blooming. There are picnic tables located at the beginning of the trail down to the falls, but for a 30-45 minute light walk, why not go for a little trek and sit amongst nature whilst you enjoy your picnic. Because it is a National Park though, make sure you take all your rubbish with you, we are all about loving the environment at ABHQ!
5. Byron Bay – Arakwal National Park and Tallow Beach Now we know adding Byron Bay to our list means there’s two NSW suggestions, BUT Sydneysiders and Brissy locals can make a cheeky long weekend of it! Head just 3km out of the heart of Byron Bay and you’ll find Tallow Beach nestled in Arakwal National Park. This place is a great mix of adventure and relaxation. BRB we’re just going to round up our pals and pack our picnic basket!