Eataly London

How to create the perfect Italian picnic

This summer, celebrate the tradition of dining al fresco! Pick up a wicker basket, gather your friends, browse our market for tasty food, and get ready for the perfect Italian picnic!

Our picnic list: 

🍹 Sparkling orange & blood orange soda from Lurisia

🙌 Onion taralli from Terre di Puglia

🥂 Giavi Prosecco Rosé DOC

🤝 Lunette chocolate chip short crust biscuits from Orlando Grondona

🧑‍🍳 Eataly homemade focaccia

🧀 Truffle cheese from Fattorie Fiandino

🤩 Alfredo’s Pepper & lime crisps

🫒 Barbera Sicilian nocellara olives

🧀 Montasio DOP cheese

🍖 Truffle salame from Villani


Now to create the perfect picnic…

1. Le bibite. From the first sip, le bibite – the drinks – can set the tone of the picnic. And what celebrates sunshine better than sparkling wine or soda? Try Giavi Prosecco Rosé DOC or for a soft drink check out Lurisia’s range of sparking drinks to add a refreshing twist to any picnic!

2. contorni. Accompany your Eataly-inspired picnic with a few local and Italian sides, or contorni. We love freshly cut fruit, olives, fresh cheeses, and seasonal produce, chips, such as the flavourful Alfredo’s pepper & lime crisps, or the classic Italian Tarallini alla cipolla from Terre di Puglia di Nicola Visaggio.

3. Il pane. From panini to pizza alla pala, bread-based foods are the ideal main course for any picnic: freshly baked pane paired with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Yes, please. Swing by our bakery and take-away counters for whole loaves, focaccia, and much more at Eataly London. These are great to share or enjoy on your own.

4. I dolciEven picnics should end with a little something sweet! For our al fresco dining, we reach for artisanal Italian chocolates, biscuits, and sweets, which add an element of elegance while remaining perfect for eating with your hands. We love the shortcrust biscuits with chocolate chips from Orlando Grondona. You can also pick up our pastry team’s housemade dolci, from chocolate chip cookies to tiramisù.

5. Sedetevi. Finally, it’s time to sit down! Whether you’re in the city or the country, find the prime picnic spot, whether it is a bench, a table, or even the grass. As long as you are eating outdoors, you are successfully picnicking.

6. Buon appetitoEat – and enjoy.

Visit Eataly London to pick up ingredients, or explore shop online for delivery to your door. Buon Picnic

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