The weather is finally warming up in Vancouver, and that means we can spend more time outdoors in the nature we are so blessed with here!
A great way to celebrate summer with loved ones is with a picnic. This is an occasion when you want to leave the soup pots and other saucy (and potentially messy) dishes at home. Think of finger foods that are easy to make or buy, and transport. Plant-based sandwiches are a great idea and are easy to pack and take with you (they also look great!). Arrange an assortment of fruits and raw veggies, cookies, and other easy-to-scoop dishes, like salads or casseroles.
If you’re obsessed with grilling, prepare ingredients so your guests can make their own plant-based burger, or bring vegetables to grill—they’re so good and won’t even require seasoning.
For a more “professional caterer” touch, assemble vegan cheese, faux meats, fruit, crackers, and condiments on a charcuterie board. You can set out plates and cutlery ahead of time and decorate your table with twigs and branches.
As for beverages, bring a pitcher of water or large bottles of sparkling water, kombucha, or iced tea.
Other items you won’t want to forget are a picnic blanket (if you’re on grass) or table cover, napkins, and hand sanitizer. If you must use disposable plates and utensils, try to use paper-based products or ones made of biodegradable materials. You can also find reusable bamboo or metal sets online.
Don’t forget to plan activities to do during your picnic. Bring out your frisbees, gloves, balls, nets, playing cards, and any other outdoor games you have!
Our new Bite Sized Tarts are a perfect addition to a summer picnic. You can get them by the dozen and just heat them up before you leave. However, our 8–9” pies and 11” quiches are perfect for sharing.
Try one of brEAThe Kitchen’s bundles! Our Delightful Bites bundle feeds 3-5 people, Dinner's Easy as Pie serves 10, and we also have bigger bundles that serve up to 18 people. Dessert pie’s always included!
We also have several new dessert pies in both personal and full sizes. Check them out here.
If you host a picnic with brEAThe Kitchen products, please take a photo and tag us—we’d love to share it!
If you're having meals as part of your Father's Day celebrations, we've got you! Choose one or all of our meat-y pies in personal (5") or full size (8"):
A very happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!
BrEAThe Kitchen is located and operates on the unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations