We’ve rounded up picnic-ready food options within the district for your next socially-distanced date. Enjoy the summer sun in Madison Square Park, or have an indoor picnic on a rainy day, and support local businesses while you’re at it!
Blackbarn’s Picnic Basket Blackbarn’s new picnic baskets offer gourmet charcuterie and cheese (three of each) plus fruits, nuts, and pickles, and house-made double chocolate cherry cookies. You then add two food items of your choice (a selection of sandwiches and salads) and a bottle of wine or cocktails for two. All baskets come with two cutlery packs, napkins, salt & pepper, and wet towelettes, so you don’t have to prepare a thing.
Bourke Street Bakery’s Pastries & Savory Dishes The Australian bakery offers a variety of pastries, savory dishes like a ham and cheese baguette, quiche, and a Smoked Salmon toast, plus 4-packs of craft beer and cider. BSB is closed on Mondays, but open for takeaway from 9 am to 3 pm daily, and you can preorder.
Eataly’s Picnic Basket for Two Eataly’s Picnic for Two includes an insulated, handcraft basket and all the fixings including dining-ware and Italian treats. Find other bundles here.
Hill Country BBQ’s Barbeque Special Feed four with a Hill Country barbeque. Can’t miss out on their equally delicious sides like sweet potato mash, longhorn cheddar mac n cheese, and confetti coleslaw.
maman Lunchtime Menu
For a French-inspired picnic, maman has you covered with a pastry assortment for two, sandwiches, salads, jams, candied nuts, and a variety of iced coffees and teas.
Mangia’s Lunch Boxes Order a custom lunch box from Mangia. Choose from Teriyaki Salmon, Herb Roasted Chicken Breast, or a sandwich of your choice and add on a tossed salad. Lunch boxes must be ordered online or through the phone: 212-582-5882. You can use code “MANGIA10” for 10% off at checkout.
Sweetcatch Poke’s Summer Poke Sliders Bring on summer with a Hawaiian take on picnic favorites. Think Lobster Poke Salad with Yuzu Aioli, Sriracha Shrimp Poke Salad, and Hawaiian Crab Salad—all served on Hawaiian sweet slider rolls. If you’re in the mood for a bowl, choose from these new poke bowls that scream summer.