Kelowna is full of the most perfect spots to picnic. Whether you want to be lakeside or creekside, on a grassy hill, in a kids park or on a vineyard or orchard, Kelowna’s got you covered with Instagram worthy locations. Now what to pack for your picnic? Here is a list of local businesses to help you create a delicious spread for 2 or 20.


1. Create the classic French-inspired Picnique with Sandrine French Pastry and Chocolate

Sandrine French Pastry and Chocolate is where to go for the makings of a classic, decadent French themed picnique!. Pate, croissants and, but of course, the gorgeous little cakes, pastries, chocolate and macarons that make for perfect nibbling whilst lounging on a checkered blanket overlooking the lake. Sandrine’s also offers some delightful sandwiches or if you want to purchase a whole quiche to cook at home first and then serve cold at your picnic, this too is a fantastique idea.


2. Get gourmet grazing on the go with Give Them Brie! 

To make your picnic planning super easy, contact local caterer Give Them Brie to do all of the work for you! Their Charcuterie Boxes are carefully curated with a selection of high-quality meats, cheeses, crackers, and other goodies and packaged up with style. This lovely crew will put together a custom charcuterie/cheese board or basket of your dreams – just tell them how many people and they will have you covered. 


3. Say Cheese! Stop by Perseval & Young Cheesemongers

And if it’s an amazing cheese board that you want to serve on your outdoor outing, Perseval & Young Cheesemongers will wow you with a selection of incredible international and local cheeses. They will be happy to put together a delectable cheese board or entertainment board that includes offerings like artisan crackers, condiments and cured meats. All you have to do is call them to precoder.


4. Pack a European-inspired Picnic with Illichmann's Meats, Sausages & Gourmet Food

Illichmann’s Meats, Sausages & Gourmet Foods has all the European specialties you need to make for a very special luncheon. Bread and buns, their famous cold cut selection, cheeses and an array of salads and other meals are available at the deli counter. This family run business also has a few select wines from Gehringer Brothers in Oliver to serve at your gathering. And, if you are taking a barbecue, this is THE place to purchase delicious smokies and sausages plus all of the toppings- like sauerkraut and mustards -to create the ultimate euro-bbq.


5. The Italian Picnic Basket: Everything You Need from Valoroso Foods

Valoroso Foods is Kelowna’s local Italian deli destination with all you could want for to throw down a delizioso al fresco feast. Fresh focaccia bread, cured meats, olives and cheeses are all available at their back deli counter while the front counter has an array of Italian desserts and a wide selection of meals. Italian style sandwiches and salads are just a few of the offerings here.  Pack up a basket full and grab some Italian sodas all at this one stop shop.


6. Can't forget the bread from Okanagan Grocery Artisan Breads!

Okanagan Grocery Artisan Breads has of course, bread!  Here the baguettes are a must for your picnic as is their chocolate bread, brownies oh, and cookies, cheese sticks or the fruit scones…um, all good for picnic actually. They also have a fridge with lovely local cheeses and dips that are excellent picnic bites and jars of antipasto and spreads.