new Hollywood Bowl picnic ideas
Hello. I am in search of new picnic dinner ideas for the Hollywood Bowl.
Have done Bristol Farms/Gelsons/Trader Joe's pick and go thing, enjoyed the
bento boxes from Mako, and overdosed on Julienne and Joan's on 3rd....have never really gone wrong with these choices but just looking for something new to try.
Any fresh new ideas esp in the W. LA and Pasadena areas would be lovely. TIA.
Beverly Hills cheese store
Artisan Cheese Gallery in Studio City does sandwiches and cheese
Maison Akira also does bentos
Little Next Door
Vert (also nice and close to the Bowl itself)
The Spot on Lincoln
FarmBoys in Sherman Oaks will do a sushi platter
Second Artisan Cheese Gallery. Great Charcuterie, Cheese, fabulous salads and sandwiches.
Little NExt Door is great, too.
How about Chili form Chili My Soul in Encino? Coolers keep things warm, too!
Le Pain Quotidean will pack up sandwiches.
What about a sushi platter from Farm Boy? Affordable, and really good.
Get some pita, hummous, babba ganouj and more from The Italian Mediterranian Deli in Studio City, or from your favrite mediterranian place.
Pick up some great Burritos from Sabor A mexico.
Surfas has yummy sandwiches you can pack up, and good wines in the store.
What about Just a dessert picnic? Get an assortment of baked goods from Leda's or your favorite bakery-cupcakes, tarts, cookies, brownies. Grab a bottle of dessert wine and have a sugar rush!
Hit the farmers markets on Saturday or Sunday. Grab cheese from "The Big Cheese", bread from the Breadman, fresh fruit from just about anwhere. You get better products and a fraction of the price, and support your local farmer too. The markets I've found with the best Artiasan cheese selection; Brentwood, Palsades, Encino, Calabasas, Larchmont, and Torrance. Many of these markets also have other goodies for noshing.
I just ordered the "fall" picnic box from Tavern LA's Larder. $25 for proscuitto, figs & burrata, roasted veggies, wheatberry salad, slow roasted beef & horseradish cream, bagette & butter. Plus I'm sure I'll get some AOC bacon wrapped dates from the counter when I pick up my order.
Elements Kitchen of Pasadena has done bento boxes for the Hollywood Bowl. My name is Felicia and they are my clients. On the website you will find a picture of their bento boxes.
Please contact me at fhoward @elementskitchen.com for more information . Please put in the subject title Hollywood Bowl.
Pillage Jon's for some wine, cheese, and melba toast.
Full picnic box for <$20
When we go we like to bring Vietnamese with us -- banh mi, a packet of goi cuon (the un-fried salad rolls) and some che chuoi (banana coconut pudding) and che ba mau (three-sweet-bean pudding). It normally costs us about $8 for three people.
Street by Susan Feniger at 742 Highland Avenue (near Willoughby and Waring) has AMAZING bento boxes for only $25 for the bowl. Her food is unusual, rare, exquisite and she just started doing these boxes this summer! Cheaper than Whole Foods, really...
You can't do better than AP-petite in Pasadena ( www.ap-petite.com ). The dozens of tiny European-style sandwiches and pastries are a joy to behold and a delight to eat. I may have read that in a motel-room dining guide, but it does apply, especially if Gustavo Dudamel or Kris Kristofferson -- somebody like that -- is playing the Bowl.
140 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101