Picnic Basket recs. near Central Park?
I would like to celebrate the fact that I'm taking off of work this Friday by going on a picnic to central park with the dog.
I am hoping someone could recommend a great, local place that makes picnic baskets. I live in the E. 80's and would prefer restaurants/places to be on that side of the park (not necessarily near the 80's), but if all else fails, I am willing to travel for good food.
Anything other than Dean & Deluca would be appreciated. Also, does anyone have any experience with Landmarc's boxes?
Thanks in advance!
179 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
I always liked Agatha and Valentina in general for groceries. Not sure if they do picnic baskets but they have prepared food from what I remember. Should be really close to you depending on how east you are.
Agata & Valentina
1505 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021
Try Yura on Madison for picnic items such as salads, sandwiches, and cookies.
I believe that you can get Four and Twenty Blackbirds pies and Stumptown coffee to go at Untitled, the new restaurant at the Whitney Museum.
Yura on Madison
1292 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128
945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021
Try Telepan, which is now accepting orders for picnic baskets:
"Starting tonight, Telepan restaurant is accepting orders for summer picnic baskets filled with three dishes for $21 per basket. Select one main (Cuban sandwich, mushroom-fontina sandwich, fried chicken, tuna chickpea salad), one side salad (farro tabbouleh, spicy cole slaw, tomato & wax bean, summer vegetable) and a dessert (red velvet cupcake, blueberry pie crescent, assorted Telepan cookies) for a meal to tote to nearby Lincoln Center or Central Park."
72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023
In the continuing search for a great picnic basket, I've come across this recent recommendation from NYmag:
Link to the place itself:
For the time being, they are only delivering to Battery Park, but hope to deliver to Central Park and Prospect Park in the near future.
9 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002