HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
What's your latest food quest? Tell us about it
TELL US

Picnic in the park...best packable foods within a few blocks???

m
murphlaw152 Jul 11, 2013 09:17 AM

A picnic in Central Park usually involves a few hours of me running around town trying to get all of our favorites. No more!!!! I want this to be easy. I know about Zabar's, but I want better ideas than that. I want awesome, fresh food, lots of selection, packable, close-ish to the park, not a hassle. I know something has to exist...I just need one of you to tell me where to go.

  1. iluvcookies Jul 11, 2013 11:05 AM

    Central Park is a huge place... when you say within a few blocks that could mean anywhere from 59th to 110th sts, east or west side.
    What is your starting point?

    1. k
      kathryn Jul 11, 2013 09:55 AM

      What kinds of foods are you looking for? Are you looking for a "one stop" sort of place?

      How about Whole Foods? Fairway?

      Or Epicurie Boulud?

      The food court at the Plaza?

      Show Hidden Posts