Picnic to-go in St. Paul area?
Can anybody recommend a place that I can order a complete picnic dinner to go in the Twin Cities? I know about Byerlys and places like that, but I was hoping someone might recommend a small local business that I don't know about that could put together an interesting, high quality picnic (ideally packed with plates, cups, etc.) that I could order in advance, pick up, and go.
My first suggestion is Buon Giorno - their slection of deli meats, cheese's, prepared salads, etc, is great - more than once i had memorable picnics with food from there. I'm pretty sure they can provide plates/cups too, but it's worth checking anyway.
The other one that comes to mind, also on the Italian theme, is Cossetta's - again, had a picnic with some take out from them a while ago and it was pretty good (but it was a while ago...)
Great question! I can't wait to read the answers. One that occurs to me is Swede Hollow Cafe in St. Paul. http://www.swedehollowcafe.com/ Trotters Cafe on Cleveland near Marshall has them, too, but I've never tried one: http://www.trotters-stpaul.com/lunchbox.htm Maybe Nelsons? http://www.nelsoncheese.net/