May to August
Monday — Sunday
10AM — 7PM
September to April
Monday — Sunday
10:30AM — 5:30PM
Tina Windsor, Owner and Operator
Hailey Morel, Chef
Simon Fraser, Butcher
Kat Leslie and Jeff Fach, Front of House
Hello, is it meat you’re looking for? That’s a cheesy play on lyrics to let you know we specialize in exceptional meats, cheeses and preserves. Tucked off Tofino’s Industrial Way, we’re not the easiest shop to find, but for lovers of locally-minded, responsibly-sourced charcuterie, we’re one worth finding.
All of our cured meats are handcrafted in-house, using natural British Columbia-raised meats from farms in Port Alberni, Courtney-Comox and the Fraser Valley. We lovingly craft our spice kits from scratch—no filler or funny stuff—and favor unconventional flavours that highlight the Pacific Northwest’s bounty, such as Ucluelet bull kelp, Nootka rose and Island-harvested porcini mushrooms. The newest member to our sausage family is the Ambassador Trussler made with dried local cherries, whisky and black pepper.
To complement our meats, we also do our own preserves and pickling using local fruits and vegetables. Our offerings change with the season, but recurring favourites include elderflower jelly, pickled kelp and Tofino Blonde Ale mustard using beer from Tofino Brewing Company just up the street. We also source a range of specialty goat, sheep and cow cheeses from local farmers and top international producers. Want it all? We’ll create a custom platter, large or small, be it a special event or just a regular day.
Ideally, we’d love for you to come visit us in Tofino, but if that’s not in the cards, you can order online at picniccharcuterie.com, as well as find a list of Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland retailers.
“This might be Tofino’s best hidden gem. You don’t have to go into town, right across from the brewery and fantastic little seating area to enjoy my new found snacks in. Great option for a quick sandwich during the lunch rush.” – Tripadvisor 2018
“An adorable little shop with a delightful staff member who put together a superb picnic lunch for us to take to the beach. Everything was so delicious.” – Trip Advisor 2016
“Tina is the best! So friendly and talented. My wife and I were in Tofino over the holidays and stopped in to grab some snacks. We ended up hanging out for almost an hour chatting about life and buying a variety of meats, olives and cheese. We love supporting people that love what they do and Tina’s passion for her craft came through in every bite. Do yourself a favor and stop in to Picnic, you won’t be disappointed.” – Yelp 2016
“This is a great business that has fantastic products available. Lots of interesting cheeses and the house made charcuterie is very well done. The staff is knowledgeable, energetic, and very personable. Grab one of the daily sandwiches while you stock up on your other needs.” – Yelp 2016