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What is the difference between a picnic and a grazing box?

A picnic is packed in a cooler bag and is great if you are heading somewhere, like on a picnic, a road trip, country races, that kind of thing and it also makes a really cool gift idea for an engagement or wedding (you would give a voucher for them to use anytime).

Picnics are designed for 2 people (like a small grazing box), and offer a selection of local produce to taste.  What a picnic gets that grazing boxes don’t is

  • A reusable cooler bag
  • Cutlery, plates, napkins
  • Exclusive condiments like Hilbilby mustard for your meat
  • Bread rolls if you like to make sandwiches from your charcuterie
  • House baked pita crisps and other crackers
  • More sweets and more variety like fudge and hedgehog and caramel popcorn

All grazing boxes come in a kraft brown box with 2-3 cheeses, 5 meats, fruit, nuts, dried fruit, 2 types of crackers, condiments and honeycomb.  All boxes get the variety, just bigger boxes get more amounts and the large box also gets a baguette.

How do the picnics work?

Choose from our range of Picnics to suit your occasion and budget. Let us know if you will be travelling and need your picnic packed for travel or to eat at a later date.  Tell us about your dietaries if any, add in some chilled drinks if needed and then we will deliver your picnic or you can pick it up on your way through Torquay. 

We have lots of different picnics to choose from like a Festival picnic which is better suited to standing and dancing, or a Lovers picnic which is great for a proposal and includes sparkling wine and flowers.  We even have beer picnics, and if you want to tailor your order we welcome that too.

What if we have dietary requirements?

The Surfcoast Picnic Co can cater vegetarians, vegans/dairy free and gluten intolerance within our picnics and hampers. You can advise us of any dietaries when you place your order.  We can cater to mixed boxes too so just tell us what your group can eat and we will make orders to suit.

Just so you know all the meat, condiments and some sweets are already naturally Gluten Free.   All our dips are already Gluten and dairy free too.

If there is anything we can help you with please ask and we will source different items for you if possible.

What drinks do you sell?

We sell a variety of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options from the Surfcoast, Geelong and Bellarine and regional Victoria.  We sell a range of low sugar soft drinks, local wine varietals, gins and vodka, beers and seltzers and whisky too.  Head here to check out what we have.

Do you do custom orders?

Absolutely!  We have created a broad range of hampers but understand they aren’t always a one size fits all so yes, definitely reach out and we can help build something to suit for your gift.

For picnics and hampers, we can tailor to suit dietaries and younger families or anything else you can think of.  Please get in touch so we can help make your picnic experience perfect!

Do you have minimum numbers

Yes, our smallest box is a grazing platter for 2pp, but it does last up to 4 depending on your purpose.  Our other size platters are medium (4-7pp) and large (8-10pp).  This is a guide only but gives you a rough idea.  

All our picnics are made for 2pp and there is a lot of food, you’ll likely have some to take home.  You can add on more people to bulk up the picnics if you needed.

What if I need my order in advance?

Picnics and grazing boxes are best eaten fresh and only get made in the hours before delivery.  However if you need to order something in advance because you are heading away with your picnic, please tell us, as we can make your box to last.  For example we can wrap cheese, bag up nuts and dried fruit, and we will cover all cut meat with paper towel to keep moist.  We also may not cut some fruit or honeycomb as normal to prevent early spoiling.  Also we will send you on your way with extra ice in your picnic bag if you need

Can you provide alchohol?

Yes, we do!  And we supply it chilled in all picnics & grazing box orders. We have local wine from Bellbrae Estate, Mt Duneed Estate, Leura park, and Austins’ 6ft6.  We stock Blackmans and bells Brewery beers and Coast Seltzer.  We also carry gins from Teddy & the Fox (Bellarine), GOR Gin, and Flowstate as well as luxury whisky, vodka, limoncello from Timboon Distillery. You do have to buy food though with the alcohol as our licence does not allow for alcohol sales only.

How are the picnic presented?

All of our picnics are presented in reusable cooler bags which will be a handy keeper for your stay down here or your next shopping trip.

  • Meats – All the meats are together in one catering box
  • Cheese/nuts – All cheese, nuts, dried fruit and crackers are in one box
  • Sweets – All the sweet treats are presented in one box
  • Crackers, and breads will come in the bag
  • Plates, napkins and eco friendly cutlery are also included.

All you need is a picnic spot and a picnic rug.

Can you help us choose a location

Yes!  We have a couple of lists that may help you find the perfect spot for your picnic.  Or please ask if you are unsure of where to go.

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Aboout Us

We are a small business with big heart

Thank you for supporting our small business, which helps us to support so many other local businesses.

Exploring our own backyard is something we love to do; we hope you will too.

Our Philosophy
New Mulled Wine Hamper is available with everything you need to DIY your warm spicy wine at home
We are now closed on Sundays for the rest of winter. But we are now open Tuesdays instead, delivering daily through the week.

Lynda 😊
💯 Gluten Free Home Sweet Home 🏡
The nosh box is our alternative to a grazing box. Full sized cheeses, a pate, condiments and dips plus fresh fruit. A little DIY picnic box with a lot less waste . It's a great gift to take to someone's house, for condolences or even to say thanks 😊