Where to buy picnic supplies in Edmonton

Whether you’re planning a simple picnic in the park or a fancy outdoor soiree, the right tools can make or break your picnic party. Not only do you need killer food, you also have to find blankets, games, utensils, and more – plus something to carry it all in. These stores have everything you need to make your next backyard shindig the event of the season.

The Enjoy Centre

1
101 Riel Dr, St. Albert, AB T8N 3X4

The Enjoy Centre is home to multiple shops that carry goodies perfect for picnics, including Evoolution, Amaranth Whole Foods Market, Wild Earth Bakery, Liquid Harvest and Hillaby’s Tools for Cooks. After picking up your utensils at Hillaby’s, gather fresh bread at the bakery and gourmet olive oil and balsamic vinegar at Evoolution to dip it in. Then, stop by Liquid Harvest for a bottle of rosé. Finally, check out Amaranth Whole Foods Market for your meats, cheeses, desserts and anything else you might have forgotten to pack for your picnic.

Zocalo

2
10826 95 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2E3

This flower and gift shop in Little Italy has plenty of picnic party gear, including durable Tekton wine glasses, Boska Pro cheese knives, colourful napkins and bamboo cutting boards. They even have tongs designed to look like silver twigs, for a utensil that is outdoorsy and beautiful. Plus, they carry pashminas big enough to double as picnic blankets, in addition to actual patio and picnic tablecloths.

Wine & Beyond

3
6284 Currents Dr NW, Edmonton, AB T6W 0L8

Not only can you find a fabulous bottle of white or red for your backyard picnic shenanigans, you can also get lots of accessories here. They carry disposable shot glasses, bottle spouts, straws in a rainbow of electric neon colours, beer openers, cocktail shakers, wine tags and more. You can also stock up on every kind of plastic cup imaginable, including wine glasses and champagne flutes, so you’ll be ready for every kind of outdoor celebration.

Greenmunch.ca

AB

This company sells everything from compostable dinnerware and paper lanterns to paper, glass and stainless steel straws and mason jars. If you’re planning an elaborate outdoor gathering, Green Munch has everything you could possibly desire – and many of their products are sustainable. Their compostable items include napkins, plates, bowls, cutlery, cups, straws, paper cones (for snow cones!) and multiple kinds of containers. Simply order online and your supplies will be shipped for free (for orders over $99) from their Sherwood Park warehouse.

Italian Centre Shop Southside

4
5028 104A St NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 6A2

Short on time to prep for your picnic? The Italian Centre sells gourmet party platters of cheeses, meats, panini sandwiches, antipasto, veggies, fruit, charcuterie and desserts. Or, you can create your own deli plate for the picnic by grabbing some fresh-baked olive ciabatta, cannoli and biscotti from the bakery, cured and smoked meats, Mediterranean cheeses, dips and stuffed olives from the deli, or a thin-crust, Neapolitan-style pizza from their pizza counter. Because, really, who wants to eat potato salad for the eighth time this summer?

Zenari's

5
135-10180 101 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3S4

This is the ultimate stop for picnic gear because it allows for multi-tasking. While you’re picking up linen napkins or cute salt and pepper shakers for a fancy outdoor party or picnic, you can also fill your cart with food from their marketplace, such as Italian meats, cheeses, olives and more. And, if you don’t want to cook anything for your gathering, you can order an array of salads, pastas, flatbread crostinis and sandwiches from their restaurant, located right next to the shop.

Carbon Environmental Boutique Ltd

6
12543 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M4

This cute shop, located in the High Street complex, carries eco-chic products that will make any picnic even greener. Products include cutlery, such as bamboo forks, spoons, knives and sporks. They also stock Preserve sandwich containers, plates, tumblers and cutlery sets, which are made from recycled yogurt containers – but are durable enough to stand up to multiple trips through the dishwasher. You can also pick up Abeego flats and pockets, made from hemp, cotton, beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil. They’re a reusable alternative to saran wrap or plastic baggies.

Sunterra Market

7
2-10150 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1W4

In addition to some gorgeous, locally sourced veggies, fruit and meat, Sunterra Market also sells some household items that will come in handy for a picnic or outdoor gathering. A lot of their products are environmentally friendly, such as the If You Care line of items, which includes unbleached wax paper, parchment paper and 100 per cent recycled aluminum foil. You can also pick up one of their wicker or sea grass baskets and stuff it with delish stuff, such as ready-to-barbecue kebabs, locally made Blue Kettle spicy mango barbecue sauce and artisanal goat cheese.

Crate & Barrel

8
836-5015 111 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 4M6

Make your picnic as comfy as possible by stocking up on handwoven throws and pillows to sit on while you enjoy your feast. Crate and Barrel also carries baskets, totes and coolers to pack your meal in. And, they stock other picnic essentials, such as fabulous cloth napkins, wine chillers, food tents and dual fuel grills. Plus, you’ll find plenty of outdoor games here, including horseshoes, flag football, bocce and croquet.

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