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Source: Le Pain Quotidien

Bakery chain Le Pain Quotidien has introduced made-to-order picnic boxes that can be collected in store or delivered straight to a public place.

Available throughout the summer, the ‘Picnic in One Click’ box serves two and is aimed at those looking to ‘indulge in a spontaneous, al fresco feast’.

The £38 box contains an arrangement of freshly made sandwiches, daily bread, dips, patisserie items, cold-pressed juices, cutlery, plates and drinkware.

Carrot Cake and Lemon and Strawberry Tarts feature among the bakery items on offer, as well as a selection of Chicken Club, Salmon or Artichoke Brioches and Mint Pea & Asparagus or King Crab Tartines.

The Picnic Box can be ordered for delivery to any public place through Deliveroo or by scanning the QR code from another diner’s box and collected from the bakery’s network of 16 stores.

On 18 June, to celebrate International Picnic Day, the boxes can be purchased for 15% off the recommended retail price, Le Pain Quotidien said.

The company added that everything provided in the box was either ‘completely recyclable or compostable’.

The bakery chain recently signed up to the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s Food Made Good programme.

Under the guidance of the not-for-profit membership organisation, the new Le Pain Quotidien menu features a ‘circular design concept’ to limit unnecessary kitchen waste.