4 Summer Picnic Ideas in Burnaby and Coquitlam - WestCoastFood

by Jaclyn Hayward

With the days and nights still long and hot, catching up with friends in a park over food is a summer tradition that will keep you from overheating. Here are some delicious places to eat near inviting outdoor spaces.

Fondway Café near Burnaby Civic Square

4462 Beresford St, Burnaby 
Transit: Metrotown Station

Fondway Café is nestled a short distance from Metrotown Station and is known for serving tasty treats and pastries. They also have delicious drinks, and house-made sandwiches that bag up nicely to go. Just seven minutes to Civic Square, you can take your croissant sandwich, cake slice, or grass-jelly milk tea and plan an afternoon of snacking in the sun-soaked garden.

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Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria near Kensington Park

6011 Hastings St, Burnaby (Hastings St @ Fell Ave)
Transit: Buses R5, 222, 160

Order takeaway pizzas from Cotto, and catch up with friends and family at Kensington Park. With lots of grass to lay down a blanket on, and a playground for the kids, you can enjoy authentic Neapolitan slices while dining together outdoors. Cotto also has great house-made pasta dishes and desserts that do well in transport, so a modern Italian feast in the park is never out of the question!

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cotto.ca

 

 

Xpress Donair House near Spirit Square

104-2970 Glen Drive, Coquitlam 
Transit: Lincoln Station

Try the flavourful falafels at Xpress Donair House, a must-visit for fans of Middle Eastern fare. Whether you wrap them in a pita, donair-style or pair them with dill rice and tabouli on a platter, Xpress Donair House makes their falafels fresh every day, and they always taste great to-go. Another perk of stopping by is that they’re only five minutes away from Spirit Square, which has plenty of seating for you to perch and munch away.

@xpressdonair
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GoGo Chicken near Lafarge Lake

#105-2973 Glen Dr, Coquitlam
Transit: Lincoln Station

GoGo Chicken is an authentic Korean fried chicken restaurant that is Skytrain-accessible with great takeout options. Try a GoGo Rice Bowl, or split a family pack with friends. Once you’ve got that crispy goodness, Lafarge Lake is then only ten minutes away. With tons of space to picnic, you’ll always find a solid spot to take in the fantastic views, whether basking in the sun or relaxing in the shade. For extra points, take a tour around the lake afterwards and while the sun goes down.

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gogochicken.ca

Civic Square in Burnaby, just one of the fantastic picnic spots on this list!

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