Picking up a picnic on the way to the zoo
We're going to a zoo concert tomorrow and need a place to pick up dinner because I'm too lazy to cook. Any single stop vaguely between Queen Anne and the zoo, that's open Sunday afternoons, will work. I'm a little sick of Homegrown. The yummier the better; any ethnicity. I'm not a traditional sandwich person, though my husband is; I'm more about the sides. We'll have a picky three-year-old with us (though I'm not so lazy I can't bring him a PB&J).
Picnic is open 12-5 on Sunday. But it is a bit spendy and limited in options. Good choice if you like high quality sandwiches (prosciutto, brie, arugula for instance.)
Take 5 Urban Market is on 8th Ave NW. A bit less expensive - and lots of extra supplies.
Fresh Flours has a smallish bakery/cafe on the Ridge - some sandwiches. Good coffee and pastry, cookies.
Ken's Market at 73rd - big deli, nice store. Much nicer than the one on QA (and no longer part of the same of the same family, last I heard.)
I used to see lots of pizzas at the concerts. Mostly from Zeeks. But Veraci isn't too far away.
Chef Liao is just north of the zoo and opens early enough. Not bad, tho it's been years since I've been there.