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toothpicvic Jun 5, 2009 08:16 AM

i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to where i might be able to find a good and still relatively inexpensive picnic basket (although, i have no idea how much a picnic basket might cost... price points would be appreciated too), in the downtown area.

for those that might be interested, i'll be making a roasted tomato/goat cheese tart, roast beef sandwiches (with a daikon slaw) and chicken salad sandwiches (with pickled red onions and walnuts). i could probably find versions of these recipes online, if anyone's interested. :)

thanks for any help, gang.

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    RYP Jun 5, 2009 08:38 AM

    I bought mine many years ago at Homesense/Winners. You can expect to pay around $50-75 for a good size one.

    I now need to dig mine out and plan a picnic!

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      jamesm Jun 5, 2009 08:40 AM

      I believe a larger Canadian Tire is a good bet. Williams Sonoma would likely have them as well.

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      magic Jun 5, 2009 08:47 AM

      Benix has them pretty sure. Find Benix in most major malls in the GTA.

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        jamesm Jun 5, 2009 08:48 AM

        Good call. I do remember seeing them in Benix in the Dufferin Mall which also has a Winners.

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          magic Jun 5, 2009 08:52 AM

          Word. And the ones from Benix come with inexpensive plates and cutlery inside, with straps and compartments to keep them from shifting. Pretty cheap too from what I recall. Not a bad buy at all.

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        sam_1 Jun 5, 2009 08:54 AM

        I have seen them at Crate & Barrel recently. Pottery Barn might also have some. Both a bit pricey, Crate & Barrel likely less...also Crate & Barrel is not downtown so that could be a factor. Have a great picnic!

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          farmgirl1836 Jun 5, 2009 09:06 AM

          I recently bought ours at Bowrings in the T-D Centre.

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