5 Amazing Picnics You Can Order Online
Picnics always seem like such a great idea. An array of delicious foods, a blanket, a bottle of wine, grazing al fresco with friends or loved ones. Until you start trying to organize the foods and realize that curating a great array of picnic delectables is harder and more expensive than you think. Sure, you can simply make a pile of PB&Js and grab a bag of chips and a package of cookies, and that picnic has its own pleasures. But if you want something special for a holiday, a birthday, an anniversary, a proposal, or just a perfect Saturday, these fabulous, ready-to-go picnic spreads are just one click away.
The Ultimate Italian Picnic
New York City's Eataly—with its gourmet Italian cheeses, charcuterie, and condiments—is always a great place to shop for a picnic. And lucky for us, they have curated the ideal picnic for a one-stop basket delivered right to you! Packed in a fabulous cooler tote bag, this picnic includes a curated selection of salumi and formaggi, olives, crackers, mushroom and truffle sauce, Italian chestnut honey, cookies, and a wonderful bottle of Acqua Panna spring water.
Buy it: The Ultimate Italian Picnic ($140), eataly.com
Picnic Basket Gift
Harry and David always do a great job of assembling a feast, and this one comes in an adorable woven picnic basket for easy transport. It includes Thuringer sausages, sharp cheddar cheese, a half dozen Royal Verano pears, spinach artichoke dip, crackers, pretzels, and baklava for dessert! More to love? You can add a bottle of wine, sparkling juice, or Moose Munch premium popcorn to the mix for a variety of additional charges.
Buy it: Picnic Basket Gift ($74.99), 1800flowers.com
Taste of New York
Is your type of picnic less "champagne and croquet" and more "beer and beach volleyball?" Have I got a picnic for you! New York City's famed Katz's Delicatessen has pulled together a hearty treasure trove of deliciousness, including their famous hand-cut pastrami and corned beef, a small salami, 1/2 loaf of seedless rye bread, a quart of their full sour pickles, 6 classic Katz's frankfurters, frankfurter buns, mustard, and sauerkraut. Bonus? It also includes half a dozen classic NY bagels, so you can have a great breakfast the next day!
Buy it: Taste of New York ($150), katzsdelicatessen.com
Tapas Picnic Sampler
Want to travel to Spain without leaving your backyard? Try the sumptuous Tapas Picnic Sampler from La Tienda. This unique array of goodies includes the country's famed Serrano ham, 3 Spanish cheeses, Galician bread, extra virgin olive oil potato chips, guindilla peppers from the Basque region, mixed olives, and chocolate fig bonbons.
Buy it: Tapas Picnic Sampler ($119.95), tienda.com
Picnic in the Park Cheese Collection
Calling all cheese fanatics: This glorious spread from Williams Sonoma is the perfect picnic curation. Featuring three small-maker cheeses from upstate New York, divine salami from Brooklyn, and wildflower honey from Pennsylvania to pair with Australian water crackers, the feast comes packaged in a reusable wooden crate.
Buy it: Picnic in the Park Cheese Collection ($99.95), williams-sonoma.com