The Picnic Basket and Double-H Catering team deliver a variety of delicious, healthy and eco-friendly options for all ages. Picnic Basket revenue supports the operation and development of Happy Hollow, including animal care and a variety of programming and conservation efforts.
We always strive for quality meals that not only meet our customers’ expectations, but that are produced with exemplary food safety standards. We recognize that every experience matters, and that our success is tied to the satisfaction of our valued customers - and part of that is providing the best combination of taste and value. This includes offerings like 100% antibiotic free chicken, 100% Kosher beef hot dogs, grass-fed beef burgers, gluten-free chicken strips and locally sourced produce.
Sustainable packaging & waste
Biodegradable containers offer an eco-friendly solution to packaged foods, including Dippin' Dots which are individually scooped by Picnic Basket staff into eco-friendly packaging. You can also say goodbye to plastic cutlery. All utensils and straws offered at Picnic Basket are made from biodegradable potato starch. Even the waste bins are made from recycled materials - sourced from old plastic milk containers.
Whether you're looking for a healthy salad, grab-and-go snack boxes, pizza, or a burger or hot dog from the grill, the Picnic Basket has something for everyone. The kid's menu offers smaller portions, in addition to pre-packaged options with allergy information available. Guests will also find gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.
Fresh, local ingredients
Whether it's hand-cut fruit or veggies, the Picnic Basket staff makes everything fresh daily. Soups are made from scratch, produce is locally sourced. Picnic Basket also has an in-house catering team. Scroll down to learn about Double-H Catering, an eco-friendly catering option here at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo as well as off-site engagements.
Green by design
Clerestory windows bring natural light and air into the building, coupled with radiant floor heating and cooling systems to help reduce Happy Hollow's energy costs. The green roof also provides insulation that reduces the need for heating and cooling.
Picnic Basket proudly sells Happy Hollow's Gorilla Honey. In partnership with Willow Glen Honey, 100% of the sales of honey harvested from Happy Hollow’s apiary support rangers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Virunga National Park, home of the world's last remaining mountain gorillas.
Happy Hollow proudly partners with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. Any seafood served inside Picnic Basket, or purchased for animals at the zoo is always Seafood Watch approved. Happy Hollow also offers printed Seafood Watch guides, located outside the jaguar exhibit.
Double-H Catering delivers premier catering services for events at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo as well as off- site engagements. Choose from a variety of delicious, healthy and eco-friendly catering options to suit the style and theme of your event. Catering revenue supports the operation and development of Happy Hollow, including animal care and a variety of programming and conservation efforts.
Celebrate your next birthday party, baby shower, graduation, family reunion and more at Happy Hollow. Choose from seven outdoor party areas equipped with picnic benches and quick access to rides, playgrounds and fun. Happy Hollow party planners are available to help customize your special day and assist in making your party a wild success.