Blueskying a Sunday picnic on the Highline
I'm blueskying a Sunday picnic in June on the Highline:
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.)
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?
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.
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:
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:
672 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036