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Blueskying a Sunday picnic on the Highline

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Vivaqua Apr 16, 2010 11:00 AM

Hello,

I'm blueskying a Sunday picnic in June on the Highline:

http://www.thehighline.org/

I'd appreciate your picks for carryout picnic options near the park.

I eat a gluten-free diet (no wheat, rye, barley, oats) so Thai/Indian/Vietnamese/sushi/Cuban/salad is more workable than deli/pizza/bakery/Italian/Chinese (most soy sauce has wheat in it.

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And where are good picnic spots on the Highline?

AND what's the letter and practice of a discreet glass of wine with a picnic?

Thanks.

  1. k
    kathryn Apr 16, 2010 11:16 AM

    I would go to Chelsea market and get some items to go. I believe there are $15 High Line Picnic Baskets for sale at Friedman’s Lunch at the Chelsea Market (sandwich, cole slaw, pickle, chips, cookie, beverage). They are also gluten free.

    http://www.friedmanslunch.com/

    You can also get items from Amy's Bread, Sarabeth's, etc. & I believe Birdbath also has a cart in the park but since you're gluten free, not sure what you can have at these spots.

    Apparently some restaurants will actually deliver to you:
    http://www.immaculateinfatuation.com/2009/08/the-high-line-challenge/

    There is a second section of the park opening in 2011 where you can specifically picnic on the lawn. Are you looking for somewhere to sit on the grass? Or a picnic table? I don't think they have any of that yet and you can't walk on any of the lawns due to the fragility of the plants. Any of the steps/benches are game as long as you aren't blocking traffic. There's benches between 14th and 15th and a big square at 17th.

    Here's a map of the current park:
    http://www.thehighline.org/about/maps

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    Amy's Bread
    672 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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