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11 Montreal Restaurants Now Offering Picnic Provisions

Featuring everything from charcuterie and cheese boards to a soju-filled watermelon

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Montrealers were fans of park picnics long before “COVID-19” entered their vocabulary, but that love only grew stronger when, for a period, picnics became one of the only ways to “dine out” with friends. With the city’s reopening now well underway, there’s still no sign that the love of picnicking is going anywhere.

Popular Little Italy picnic purveyor Dinette Triple Crown was once the only one offering the service, but now many local restaurants have capitalized on the trend, taking the guesswork out of choosing park-friendly food that travels well for diners.

Most of the picnic baskets and boxes on this map require preordering; if you’re more of a grab-and-go type, check out this list of spots where the food (and location) are conducive to putting together your own picnic meal.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bar Mamie

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328 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1R8, Canada
(514) 398-0111
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The Plateau’s Bar Mamie, with its focus on small plates, BBQ, charcuterie boards and other grandma-approved comfort foods, hasn’t had to stray far from its regular menu for its “Kit Parc Laurier,” which — appropriately — is available for free delivery to Laurier Park. In addition to the park kit, which includes a charcuterie board, choice of wine or cider and rhubarb crumble, and feeds two to four people, Bar Mamie also offers a BBQ kit for the more hands-on picnickers.

2. Darna Cantine

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1106 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1T5, Canada
(514) 273-1106
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Darna Cantine (formerly Darna Bistroquet) has fully embraced the changes that Montreal’s gradual reopening has necessitated by updating its menu to offer more picnic-appropriate takeaway options, including tagine and sandwich combos and salad boxes featuring three, five or eight items. The best part: the Moroccan-inspired eatery offers delivery of its food and drinks (which include a selection of wines and ciders) to all of Montreal’s parks — simply select “takeout” before ordering and specify which park you’d like your meal delivered to. 

3. TT Café

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5544 Rue Saint-Patrick, Montréal
QC H4E 1A8, Canada

Vietnamese-inspired TT Café’s picnic boxes for one are simple, straightforward and offer everything necessary for a hearty lunch at the nearby Lachine Canal. TT’s boxes include a choice of pork, tofu or chicken banh mi, spring rolls, peanut sauce, crab chips and a choice of salad.

4. Caribou Gourmand

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5308 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1S1, Canada
(438) 387-6677
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Casual Quebecois bistro Caribou Gourmand offers gourmet aperitif boxes for two for only $30, which are available Thursday to Saturday for delivery or pickup, with a large selection of wines and beers available to add on. Boxes include a classic option (with dried duck breast, dried filet mignon, cheeses, pepperoni, tortilla chips, veggies and more) and a vegetarian option.

5. Satay Brothers

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3721 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1P8, Canada
(514) 933-3507
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The picnic combos available at Satay Brothers are delicious, affordable and filled with some of the popular Singaporean street food restaurant’s most beloved menu items. Order the $40 “picnic for 2” box — featuring chicken or tempeh satay, pork or tofu buns, papaya salad and lemonade — or the “yummy box”, which includes fried chicken, olive leaf rice with pork, papaya salad and a choice of lemonade or hard seltzer.

6. La Prunelle

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327 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal
QC H2W 1J1, Canada
(514) 849-8403
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Plateau BYOB La Prunelle has made the best of a bad situation over the past year and a half, refocusing its menu on small, shareable (takeout-friendly) plates and adding an ice cream counter. It also offers $50 picnic baskets, which include two small plates, two sides, two soft serve ice creams and two house lemonades.

7. Pullman

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3424 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2X 2H5, Canada
(514) 288-7779
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The team at Pullman are no strangers to being pioneers — the wine bar was one of the very first of its kind in Montreal — so it’s no surprise that they were early to hop on the upscale, ready-to-eat meal kit bandwagon. Pullman’s aperitif, shrimp roll, and grill kits would be equally at home at a classy dinner party or on a picnic blanket at the base of the mountain. Pullman also (naturally) offers an impressive range of wines. 

8. Omma

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51 Rue Ontario O, Montréal
QC H2X 1Y8, Canada
(514) 379-1183
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Former Mile End resident OMMA (now located in the Quartier des Arts) is making it easy for fans of its colourful Korean fare to bring the bulgogi, kimbap, chicken wings and soju out of the restaurant and into the parks. For deposits of $24 and $31 respectively, diners can now rent a picnic blanket and basket from OMMA. Baskets can be filled with picnickers’ menu items of choice, but a suggested menu, which includes a soju-filled watermelon that must be ordered at least two days in advance, is available on the restaurant’s social media pages

9. SHAY Express

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1414 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3C 1K8, Canada
(514) 937-2001
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Newcomer Shay Express, whose team describes its offerings as “gourmet Lebanese pub food,” does a $65 picnic basket of cold items that’s fit to feed two to three people and includes shrimp rolls, labneh and tomatoes, fattoush salad, muhammara and Beirut cream pies.

10. Le Petit Sao (Vieux Montréal)

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237 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H2Y 1T4, Canada
(438) 380-1775
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Local casual Vietnamese chain Le Petit Sao offers two compact picnic boxes — the banh mi box and the tapas box — for pick up from the Old Montreal location. Both boxes come with a side of prawn crackers or dessert; options vary between locations, so be sure to check Le Petit Sao’s website for availability.

11. Palme

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1487 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal
QC H2L 2H9, Canada
(514) 529-8480
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Caribbean-inspired Resto Palme brings its signature tropical touch to its four different BBQ baskets (which include one fully vegan option). The baskets range from $95 to $250 and come with all the fixings — including salads, sauces, Johnny Bread, dessert and four different grill items. Baskets are available after 5 p.m. for pick up or delivery, and must be ordered prior to 9 p.m. the night before.

1. Bar Mamie

328 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 1R8, Canada

The Plateau’s Bar Mamie, with its focus on small plates, BBQ, charcuterie boards and other grandma-approved comfort foods, hasn’t had to stray far from its regular menu for its “Kit Parc Laurier,” which — appropriately — is available for free delivery to Laurier Park. In addition to the park kit, which includes a charcuterie board, choice of wine or cider and rhubarb crumble, and feeds two to four people, Bar Mamie also offers a BBQ kit for the more hands-on picnickers.

328 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1R8, Canada

2. Darna Cantine

1106 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 1T5, Canada

Darna Cantine (formerly Darna Bistroquet) has fully embraced the changes that Montreal’s gradual reopening has necessitated by updating its menu to offer more picnic-appropriate takeaway options, including tagine and sandwich combos and salad boxes featuring three, five or eight items. The best part: the Moroccan-inspired eatery offers delivery of its food and drinks (which include a selection of wines and ciders) to all of Montreal’s parks — simply select “takeout” before ordering and specify which park you’d like your meal delivered to. 

1106 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1T5, Canada

3. TT Café

5544 Rue Saint-Patrick, Montréal, QC H4E 1A8, Canada

Vietnamese-inspired TT Café’s picnic boxes for one are simple, straightforward and offer everything necessary for a hearty lunch at the nearby Lachine Canal. TT’s boxes include a choice of pork, tofu or chicken banh mi, spring rolls, peanut sauce, crab chips and a choice of salad.

5544 Rue Saint-Patrick, Montréal
QC H4E 1A8, Canada

4. Caribou Gourmand

5308 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1, Canada

Casual Quebecois bistro Caribou Gourmand offers gourmet aperitif boxes for two for only $30, which are available Thursday to Saturday for delivery or pickup, with a large selection of wines and beers available to add on. Boxes include a classic option (with dried duck breast, dried filet mignon, cheeses, pepperoni, tortilla chips, veggies and more) and a vegetarian option.

5308 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1S1, Canada

5. Satay Brothers

3721 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1P8, Canada

The picnic combos available at Satay Brothers are delicious, affordable and filled with some of the popular Singaporean street food restaurant’s most beloved menu items. Order the $40 “picnic for 2” box — featuring chicken or tempeh satay, pork or tofu buns, papaya salad and lemonade — or the “yummy box”, which includes fried chicken, olive leaf rice with pork, papaya salad and a choice of lemonade or hard seltzer.

3721 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1P8, Canada

6. La Prunelle

327 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal, QC H2W 1J1, Canada

Plateau BYOB La Prunelle has made the best of a bad situation over the past year and a half, refocusing its menu on small, shareable (takeout-friendly) plates and adding an ice cream counter. It also offers $50 picnic baskets, which include two small plates, two sides, two soft serve ice creams and two house lemonades.

327 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal
QC H2W 1J1, Canada

7. Pullman

3424 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2X 2H5, Canada

The team at Pullman are no strangers to being pioneers — the wine bar was one of the very first of its kind in Montreal — so it’s no surprise that they were early to hop on the upscale, ready-to-eat meal kit bandwagon. Pullman’s aperitif, shrimp roll, and grill kits would be equally at home at a classy dinner party or on a picnic blanket at the base of the mountain. Pullman also (naturally) offers an impressive range of wines. 

3424 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2X 2H5, Canada

8. Omma

51 Rue Ontario O, Montréal, QC H2X 1Y8, Canada

Former Mile End resident OMMA (now located in the Quartier des Arts) is making it easy for fans of its colourful Korean fare to bring the bulgogi, kimbap, chicken wings and soju out of the restaurant and into the parks. For deposits of $24 and $31 respectively, diners can now rent a picnic blanket and basket from OMMA. Baskets can be filled with picnickers’ menu items of choice, but a suggested menu, which includes a soju-filled watermelon that must be ordered at least two days in advance, is available on the restaurant’s social media pages

51 Rue Ontario O, Montréal
QC H2X 1Y8, Canada

9. SHAY Express

1414 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H3C 1K8, Canada

Newcomer Shay Express, whose team describes its offerings as “gourmet Lebanese pub food,” does a $65 picnic basket of cold items that’s fit to feed two to three people and includes shrimp rolls, labneh and tomatoes, fattoush salad, muhammara and Beirut cream pies.

1414 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3C 1K8, Canada

10. Le Petit Sao (Vieux Montréal)

237 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T4, Canada

Local casual Vietnamese chain Le Petit Sao offers two compact picnic boxes — the banh mi box and the tapas box — for pick up from the Old Montreal location. Both boxes come with a side of prawn crackers or dessert; options vary between locations, so be sure to check Le Petit Sao’s website for availability.

237 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H2Y 1T4, Canada

11. Palme

1487 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QC H2L 2H9, Canada

Caribbean-inspired Resto Palme brings its signature tropical touch to its four different BBQ baskets (which include one fully vegan option). The baskets range from $95 to $250 and come with all the fixings — including salads, sauces, Johnny Bread, dessert and four different grill items. Baskets are available after 5 p.m. for pick up or delivery, and must be ordered prior to 9 p.m. the night before.

1487 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal
QC H2L 2H9, Canada

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