Worried about going abroad during the current crisis? We have you covered with our guide to hosting the ultimate Italian picnic. As searches for holidaying in the UK soar by around 40%, treat yourself to an afternoon aperitif of luxury rosé complete with hand-picked organic olives, local matured cheddar and vegan humous to make the metropolitan truly Mediterranean. 

Bring Palma to the park this summer, with a little help from Whole Foods, whose high-quality products guarantee you will not miss out on your annual fix of Italian desires.

These are just some of our favourite products:

Rock Angel Rosé

One step up from the Whispering Angel, this fresh blend of stone fruits, roses, citrus and vanilla spice is for serious rosé lovers. It is a powerhouse wine that will rival any rosé product today from Provence. New to Whole Foods Market in June. 

RRP: £27.99


Chefs Case Salad Bar

Whole Foods Market stores host a range of prepared foods that offer an easy, quick and tasty meal for when on the go. The Salad Bar boasts a range of fresh and organic produce, and store members will pack up the selection for you to keep the section clean sanitised. 

RRP: £15.90/1kg


Insane Grain Crisps

A truly unique blend of flavours made from Sorghum, an ancient African supergrain that is vegan and a probiotic. The packs are nutritious, containing more iron than spinach, sustaining your energy levels right the way through the evening. New to Whole Foods Market in June.

RRP: £1.09


Peter’s Yard Pink and Black Pepper Sourdough Crispbreads

Sourdough has been the one hit wonder of lockdown, but why stop in the kitchen when you can bring it to the park. Made in the UK, these sourdough crispbreads are made with light lunches in mind. Using organic flour and organic fresh milk, the crispbreads are high in fibre, low in sugar and free from hydrogenated fats. 

RRP: £2.99


Seaside Matured English Cheddar 

Pre-sliced into the perfect picnic chunks, this matured cheddar is locally grown and contains a rugged, crumbly texture. Already prepared and easy to grab in store, there is no excuse to not add this to your basket.

RRP: £3.99/300g


Chicp Hummous

Made in London, this dip of dreams is made from surplus vegetables in an attempt to tackle the issue of food waste. It is gluten, dairy, nut and pesticide free, and perfect for dipping. 

RRP: £2.19


Organic Odysea Stuffed Olives

These organic stuffed olives have been hand selected on the Island of Evia in Greece. Using traditional methods of farming by hand reduces the likelihood of bruising and damage to the fruit. 

RRP: £2.79


Howling Hops Tropical Deluxe Pale Ale

Add a touch of exotic with the Tropical Deluxe pale ale, with its light and citrusy flavours making it the perfect after work tipple to refresh and restore those holiday vibes. New to Whole Foods Market in June.

RRP: £2.69

Whole Foods Market seeks out the finest wholesome and organic foods, working closely with its suppliers to ensure the strict Quality Standards are maintained, including the prohibition of more than 100 flavours, colours, preservatives and sweeteners. With seven stores across London, swing by your local store to bring the Sorento to Soho, Florence to Fulham, Provence to Piccadilly, or Crete to Kensington, and enjoy the British summertime.

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