5 amazing ways to enjoy The Rocks Picnic every Sunday
If you’re feeling like you’ve already done all the things there is to do in Sydney, we’ve got a fabulous new experience for you!
Sydneysiders will be able to fill up their baskets with snackable and fresh produce from a range of stalls, before finding the perfect spot overlooking Sydney city’s iconic Harbour.
Here are 5 things that should be at the top of your list of things to do in Sydney this weekend.
Delicious bread, bagels and pastries at Brooklyn Boy Bagels
Kick things off at Brooklyn Boy Bagels with a delicious range of authentic (and all-vegan) New York bagels. There are all the flavours you could imagine, from simple sesame right through to their Instagram-worthy, world-famous rainbow bagel.
For maximum enjoyment, try your bagel (or artisan bread) with their housemate cream cheeses. Polish it off with NYC-inspired cookies and pastries.
Platter up with Backa Sydney, Byron Bay Olive Company and The Fine Food Store
Making for the perfect picnic platter, a visit to Backa Sydney is definitely required for their mini prosciutto, red wine salami and wood smoked feta selections.
For the greener side of things, Byron Bay Olive Co has everything sorted, from olives and dips, antipasto and other snack foods, ensuring your feast is complete.
Local favourite, The Fine Food Store have also set up a stall for your coffee, cheese platters and pastry needs.
Indulge your sweet tooth at Gelatissimo, Tokyo Lamington and Ervas Bitters
But wait! You can have your dessert as Gelatissimo brings their renowned gelato cart with oodles of mouth-watering flavours to choose from. Or, you can indulge on quirky lamingtons from the Tokyo Lamington team - try some of their best sellers including Ferrero Reveal or Rose Strawberry flavours.
While eating one of the above, also sip on Ervas Bitters' exotic mocktails. Or splurge on all three? We won’t judge.
Before laying down your picnic rug and setting up for the day, make sure you visit the sustainable and plastic-free business #untrashy for your bamboo cutlery swag and squishy unsmashable cups.
Enjoy yoga, live music and GIANT snakes & ladders
You can start your day out in Sydney this weekend with a morning stretch at the 10am and 10.30am free yoga session at First Fleet Park. The sparkling Sydney harbour views are sure to channel them Zen vibes. Then, release your inner kid and try your hand at giant snakes & ladders. Some of Sydney’s best up and coming musicians will also be joining in the fun from 11am - 3pm, bringing their laidback acoustic sets for people to enjoy, either while feasting on their picnic goodies or while they take part in a range of activities.
Wrap up with some retail therapy
Wrap up your Sunday picnic and spend the remainder of the afternoon strolling through The Rocks Markets, discovering the cobblestone laneways full of local, handmade homewares, fashion and fresh treats. Or if you feel like popping indoors for a refreshing drink, check out one of the many local pubs.
The Rocks Picnic is the best thing to do in Sydney to shake off the lockdown dust - see you there soon!