Our twist on "take-out": Everything tastes better when you eat it outside!

We partnered with local restaurants on a Perfect Picnic! Pick up a ready-made lunch and let nature design your dining space. Fort Anne and Port-Royal national historic sites both offer spectacular water views and expansive lawns ideal for laying a picnic blanket - add yourself and bon appétit!

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Place your order with a participating restaurant in Caledonia, or Annapolis Royal
  2. Pick up your lunch
  3. Find your perfect picnic place and enjoy!

Local partners

Perfect Picnics are prepared from a choice of delectable local favourites from local restaurants, including:

Caledonia (inland on Route 8, nearest to Kejimkujik)

The Hollow Log Café: 902-682-2086, text: 902-541-0656

9902 Highway 8, Caledonia, NS B0T 1B0
www.facebook.com/HollowLogCafe

How to order: phone or text one hour before pick up. See more details:
  • Phone: 902-682-2086
  • Text: 902-541-0656
  • Available daily, July 1 to October 31, 2020
  • Order can be placed up to one hour before the desired pick-up time.
  • Earliest pick-up is 10 am
  • Payment required at the time at the time of order.
  • Full refund possible if cancelled before 7 pm the previous day. 

Menu

1) The Hollow Log Café Lobster Roll and Salad: $22.95 (plus tax)
  • Nova Scotia Cold Lobster Roll with homemade dressing
  • Choice of Caesar, Greek, or Garden Salad
  • Bottle of water
  • Please note that both the lobster roll and salad will be deconstructed; guests simply have to add the dressing to the lobster and place in the bun, and toppings and dressing will need to be added to the salad. Ice will be provided to keep the items fresh and chilled.
2) The Hollow Log Café Wrap and Salad: $18.95 (plus tax)
  • Wrap options include
    • Club (bacon, ham and turkey),
    • Chicken Caesar,
    • Garlic Roast Chicken and
    • Veggie
  • Complete your wrap with your choice of fresh local veggies: lettuce, tomato, green pepper, pickles, olives, cucumber, hot peppers, red onion.
  • Served with mayonnaise and mozzarella cheese
  • Choice of Caesar, Greek or Garden Salad
  • Bottle of water
  • Please note: the wrap will be ready to go and the salad will be deconstructed and toppings and dressing need to be added. Ice will be provided to keep the items fresh and chilled.
Extras
  • Local blueberry oat square: $2.55
  • Local blueberry pie: $4.05

The Whitman Inn: 902-682-2226

12389 Nova Scotia Trunk 8, Caledonia, NS B0T 1B0
www.whitmaninn.com

How to order: advance orders are not required. See more details:
  • Phone: 902-682-2226
  • Available daily, 9 am to 3 pm, from July 1 to October 31, 2020
  • Advance orders are not required.
  • Picnics take about 10 minutes to prepare.

Menu

1) Perfect Picnic Special: $10 (plus tax)
  • Choose one of the following sandwiches made on fresh homemade whole wheat bread and served with lettuce and tomato:
    • German salami
    • Black forest ham
    • Cheese
  • Fresh fruit of your choice
  • Homemade cupcake
  • Bottle of water and juice box

Annapolis Royal area (northern end of Route 8)

Bistro East:  902-532-7992

274 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, NS, B0S 1A0
www.bistroeast.com
www.facebook.com/BistroEast

How to order: phone or pick up after 11 am. See more details:
  • Phone: 902-532-7992
  • Available daily, July 1 to October 12, 2020
  • If ordering before 11 am, orders must be placed by phone.
  • Earliest pick-up time: 11 am.
  • Order can be placed on site or by phone.
  • Payment required at the time of pick-up.

Menu

1) Portobello Mushroom Melt: $17 (plus tax)
  • Sautéed Portobello, caramelized onion, provolone cheese, and tomato aioli on a multigrain baguette
  • Served with a green salad: heritage greens, apple slices, carrot, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and house balsamic vinaigrette
  • Fresh baked cookie
  • Choice of bottled water, canned coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale, sprite zero, or root beer
2) Lobster Roll: $25.50 (plus tax)
  • Atlantic lobster, lemon, dill, green onion, and mayo on a white baguette
  • Served with a green salad: heritage greens, apple slices, carrot, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and house balsamic vinaigrette
  • Fresh baked cookie
  • Choice of bottled water, canned coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale, sprite zero, or root beer

German Bakery Sachsen Cafe & Restaurant:  902-532-1990

358 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, NS, B0S 1A0
www.germanbakery.ca
www.facebook.com/germanbakeryandsachsencafe

How to order: phone or pick up after 9:30 am. See more details:
  • Phone: 902-532-1990
  • Available daily, July 1 to October 12, 2020
  • Earliest pick-up time: 9:30 am
  • Order can be placed on site or by phone
  • Payment required at the time of pick-up
  • Customer must order at least 15 minutes prior to pick-up

Menu

1) Sandwich with side dish: $24 (tax included)
  • Choice of locally-sourced schnitzel, salami, or smoked salmon served on homemade Kaiser rolls.
  • Served with a small garden salad and house-made turnover
  • Choice of water or canned pop
2) German Sausage: $24 (tax included)
  • German Bratwurst sausage with your choice of sauerkraut or potato salad
  • Served with house-made turnover
  • Choice of water or canned pop