“The things that make me happiest in the whole world are going on the occasional picnic, either with my children or with my partner” Kate Winslet

Any picnics should be easy and fun, yet I firmly believe they should also contain a little magic. This month Tom Rogers, our resident Gourmet Guy has come up with 7 places to make your summer picnic a little more ‘bougie’.

Each store he has picked will elevate your picnic whether you are off to Wimbledon, Henley, Kew, Ascot… Party in the Park, Jazz in the Park; You name it Tom has found 7 summer hampers that will definitely make your picnic bougie… tuck in!

7 summer picnic hampers

Panzer’s Deli : Deluxe Picnic with Charcuterie
This north London deli is just fabulous… no other word for the food coma you go down when looking at what is on offer.

Tommy Banks Made in Olstead | A Michelin star menu delivered to your door from Yorkshire. It isn’t too good to be true, it is true and it is delicious.

Tommy Banks Made in Olstead picnic

Fortnum and Mason: Fortnum’s Picnic Essentials
Fortnum’s is synonymous with afternoon tea and hampers. So this summer why not treat yourselves to their new Picnic Essentials Hamper.

Fortnum and Mason Hamper

Daylesford | Afternoon Tea Hamper
Everyone needs or would like an afternoon tea hamper… where better than getting one from Daylesford. For every hamper sold, they have committed to planting a native broadleaf tree, promoting biodiversity and restoring wild habitats.

Daylesford Afternoon tea hamper

Provisions Picnic Hamper | Artisan wine and cheese

This small artisan shop is all about importing from small, natural and organic suppliers.

7 hampers for your summer picnic

Melrose and Morgan | A deli favourite

Depending on a picnic for two, four or six . This Hampstead deli favourite always delivers quality from the Entertainers Hamper to the Gourmand, you pick from their list.

7 hampers for your summer picnic

Pique: The Pique-Nique
A female founded company creating picnics, party food nibbles and altogether delicious food. They post nationwide. Order 48 hours before delivery.

7 hampers for your summer picnic

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