Updated May 2021
As the warmer temperatures keep climbing, we welcome the unofficial picnic season! We have pulled together some of the top spots to grab picnic favorites and some exciting items you might not have thought of before for your picnics! So here are some suggestions for planning your next picnic day!
THE BUTCHER SHOP
Georgie, which opened in 2019 in the Knox/Henderson district, debuted its Georgie Butcher Shop right when quarantine began. It’s located behind the restaurant with high quality meats, pastries, wines, salads, cheeses and more! Stop by for your picnic goodies or grab a bottle of wine and enjoy it there on their small patio.
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EATZI’S MARKET & BAKERY
The holy grail of prepared foods, Eatzi’s has EVERYTHING you could ever want for your dream picnic. Whether you’re feeling a salad, sushi, sandwich, pasta, or one of their various dishes displayed in the glass cases, Eatzi’s has you covered with its picnic-worthy provisions.
JIMMY’S FOOD STORE
How idyllic does an Italian-themed picnic sound? Head to Jimmy’s food store for a selection of olives, meats, made-to-order sandwiches, baked goods, imported cheese and pasta, a solid wine collection and more! Close your eyes and you’ll feel like you’re picnicking on the Italian coastline!
Note: Jimmy’s isn’t currently doing their made-to-order sandwiches, but they have substituted them with grab-n-go kits!
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FOUNT BOARD AND TABLE
If you’re looking for a cheese board or crudité for a picnic, order a board (or two!) from Fount Board and Table on Routh Street! Their boards are pre-made for your convenience and they come in a nice to-go box all prepared and ready to eat! These perfect little creations are extremely affordable and the best addition to your park picnics. Don’t forget their picnic dip!
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BROWN BAG PROVISIONS
Create your own picnic? Yes please! We’ve shared Brown Bag Provisions for its excellent made-to-order sandwiches, salads, and grocery items, which make them a great spot to hit for grab-n-go items on your next picnic day. You can also grab fresh yogurt, cheeses and of course the classic picnic drink, Topo Chico!
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THE CORNER MARKET
We love how easy and delicious the local Greenville Avenue spot, The Corner Market, is with its plethora of prepared salads, deli menu and convenient boxed lunches! You will also find beautiful stems of colorful flowers that add the perfect touch to your instagrammable picnic. And you can get a trio sampler - our favorite way to do it.
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Foxtrot Market is a tried and true favorite for Dallas and has a whole section of prepared meals. Some do require heating but others, like salads and sandwiches, are easy to grab and go! You can expect all your favorite picnic go-to's like chips and cheeses while also adding a creative flair with some of their fancier selections like dry rose cider or Jeni’s Ice Creams (in a cooler of course!)
Step on up to Kuby’s Sausage House on Snider Plaza! This German eatery produces some of the best sausage in town but is also home to an adorable European market to score cheeses and deli meats to make your very own charcuterie board for picnicking. You can also grab a bottle of wine to make your picnic an afternoon-long affair!
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If you’re seeking Italian prepared salads from pasta to caprese, head to CiboDivino Market. Check out their pantry specials for yummy additions to your picnic like rosemary focaccia, premade charcuterie and the crowd pleaser, Nutella dessert pizza. Grab a bottle of wine from their selection to top it all off! If your picnic dish is a little less traditional like pizza, check out their $10 Monday pizza special!
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SCARDELLO ARTISAN CHEESE
No picnic is complete without delicious cheese, and Scardello's got you covered! Their Oak Lawn store is perfect to go in and grab your cheese and wine, and their booth at the Dallas Farmers Market features their delicious sandwiches. You can order your customized cheese platters on their website for the easiest picnic process ever!