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It’s Picnic Box and Booze Season In The Parks

Yasmine Atallah Yasmine Atallah

It’s Picnic Box and Booze Season In The Parks

It’s almost summer!

Calgary announced a new law allowing alcohol consumption in select parks as of June 1st.  We all know what that means: boozy summer picnic box!

Here is a list of places where you can get ready-made picnic baskets to go with your summer drink of choice:

1. River Café

What: You can choose a Picnic à la carte and customize your basket, or you can enjoy their Picnic Garden on their outdoor picnic tables (this depends on the patio restrictions in effect).

Where: 25 Prince Island Park

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2. Bow Valley Ranch Restaurant

What: They offer Al Fresco baskets with a set menu of crudités, charcuterie, sandwiches and desserts.  You also have the option of adding wine, beer or a non-alcoholic beverage to your basket.

Where: 15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE

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3. Brie & Banquet

What: This catering company offers “edible art”, which are carefully designed picnic boxes.  They also offer a monthly subscription picnic box, perfect for maintaining a summer picnic tradition!

Where: #140, 7920 42 Street SE (new location coming soon)

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4. YYC Foodtrucks


What: They have a char-cutie box of curated meats, cheeses and much more designed with different portions for 1 up to 15 people.

Where: You can order this box from their website.

Order here!

5. GOATcuterie

What: They deliver made-to-order Grazing Boxes with a selection of meats, cheeses and local produce.  The owners were mentored by Maria from MERcuterie, Vancouver’s first grazing company!

Where: You can find their picnic box available for delivery at their online store.

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6. GrazeYYC

What: They offer a great variety of unique gourmet picnic boxes such as the Morning Graze Box, the Vegan Graze Box and the Artisanal Sandwich Box.

Where: You can enjoy the “grazing” trend and order your picnic box from their online store.

Order here!

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