I had this vague idea ages ago that someone should start a catering business that was about picnics. It would be excellent for country weddings or events at beautiful venues that didn’t have food (wineries for example) to be able to combine a fab. location with a gourmet picnic food experience.
I even have a long standing Pinterest board titled ‘picnic packaging’ because I thought this idea was so fun. And kept getting caught up in the ‘how could one do it’ dream.
Then the whole ‘cool food vans’ thing came along … with some even serving from vintage caravans (lovely), and it was sort of nearly, but not quite the same thing.
And then … when I was in Bright over summer I was walking down the street and spotted some vintage picnic gear. And some red painted fruit picking baskets. Outside a shop called ‘the loaded basket’.
So I went in to find out more.
Ho, ho, oh. How exciting. Sort of just what I was imagining. Nearly.
I was thrilled. Truly. How exciting.
So, they sell picnics for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And groups and couples. And you can buy a cardboard picnic box. Or provide your own. Or borrow some of their groovy second hand, vintage, super fun gear for your picnic. Which I think might be my most favourite part of the whole thing.
Ace! Don’t you think? And I just discovered you can check out the delicious food they offer on Instagram @theloadedbasket.