Food and events go hand in hand. Whether it’s a wedding, an engagement party, baby shower or a picnic to celebrate venturing out of the house post-coronavirus, devouring good food is crucial to a well put together shindig.
With that in mind, we’ve nibbled our way across many a cheeseboard to bring you this list of where to find the best gourmet platters on the Sunshine Coast. All are currently open for business and taking your orders, so make the most of the ease in restrictions, round up your mates and catch up over these Insta-worthy spreads.
If it’s time for a picnic date to celebrate the fact that you can now gather with nine of your closest mates or you’ve just got some major sucking up to do, call in the big guns at Grazing Acres. Whipping up takeaway grazing boxes that will leave your DIY gourmet platters for dead, Grazing Acres sources seasonal and local produce where possible, plus an array of Australian and imported cheeses. To see what’s included in each box or to place your order, head to their website. They also offer vegan, vego, gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives.
When it comes to finding the best gourmet platters on the Sunshine Coast, Heavenly Graze’s epic Haven Box is our idea of grazing heaven. Created in two sizes—small is suited for two to four people and large is perfect for four to eight—these picnic platters are an edible curation of local cheeses, cured meats, breads, vegetable sticks, fruit, choc-coated goodies, dips, nuts, crackers and more. They also specialise in grazing tables for bigger events like weddings, baby showers and birthdays, so keep them in mind for any special shindig once the final COVID-19 restrictions are lifted come July.
Skip the planning and the carting of the picnic rug to the beach and the running back to the car for the cheese—Noosa Picnics is your go-to for the complete set-up—from cushions, candles and benches to some of the best gourmet platters on the Sunshine Coast. Choose your time—breakfast, lunch of dusk—your location—anywhere on the Sunshine Coast—and then turn up to a bespoke bohemian-styled picnic complete with either a breakfast or brunch hamper (think tropical fruit, doughnuts and coffee) or a decadent cheese and meats platter, perfect for enjoying with a sunset view.
Rustic Platters And Events
Born from the notion that food, friends and family, and general good times all go hand-in-hand, Rustic Platters and Events guarantees an amazingly tasty experience for all. Whether it’s a grazing table of epic proportions, a rustic gourmet platter for your at-home get together or a picnic box to enjoy at one of our many beautiful Sunshine Coast picnic spots, this team has you covered. We’re loving their Pop Up Picnic offering, where they do all the organising, including setting up and packing down, fresh flowers to really set the mood and a lavish platter of locally-made goodies to munch on.
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Image credit: Heavenly Graze