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Take Your Picnic to the Next Level with these Carryout Options

Skip the prep and spend more time savoring the moment

While the sun is shining, take your next meal al fresco. Lettuce restaurants are here to help make your picnic prep easy! Whether you’re chilling in the park, getting ready for a beach day, going on a swoon-worthy sunset date, or getting your fam together, we’ve got your back with drool-worthy recommendations to take your picnic basket from zero to hero.

Salad from Di PescaraPicnic at Ravinia

Get your picnic game on for Ravinia season! From now – Sunday, September 15, Di Pescara has you covered with their $25.00 per person package (plus tax), featuring your choice of soup or salad, an entree and Chocolate Chip Cookies for dessert. You can also order the Lux Picnic for 2 available for $89.95, plus tax. It features a Seafood Chop Salad, Spicy tuna roll, California roll, Maryland Crab Cakes and your choice of Chocolate Mousse Cake or Key Lime Pie. They even throw in a reusable tote bag and all the essential disposable utensils. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages are available for additional purchase. Just give them a ring to place your order.

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Call to place your order: 847-498-4321 

Catering Platters at L. WoodsPicnic at the Park

Get ready to take your park hangs to the next level with L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge. Craving some saucy, smoky goodness? Order their BBQ catering for a picnic experience that will have you licking your fingers in satisfaction. From juicy ribs to melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork, their a la carte options will please all your BBQ cravings. Round up your crew, head to the park, and let L. Woods bring the flavor to your outdoor feast.

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Order BBQ catering from L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge

Beatrix Market offeringsHeading to Millennium Park instead or want to enjoy lunch on the green (or near The Bean!), make Beatrix Market – DePaul Loop your one-stop shop for sandwiches, wraps, build-your-own salad bar and hot bar, hummus bar, deep dish pizza, Beatrix Coffee Roasters coffee drinks, house-made pastries and grab & go items perfect for picnicking. Grab a kombucha or sparkling water from the cooler and make sure to snag a sweet treat to round out the spread! Beatrix Market is open until 5:00 PM every Monday – Friday.

Picnic from R.J. GruntsLooking to recharge after a day at the zoo? Pick up RJ Grunts‘ scrumptious sandwiches and wraps and head to Lincoln Park. These handheld delights are packed with flavor and are perfect for satisfying your post-zoo cravings. Grab a blanket, find a shady spot, and enjoy!

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Order carryout from R.J. Grunts

A spread of Ema's mezze to-goPicnic on the Roof

Elevate your picnic experience to new heights with Ema’s mezze. Enjoy a delightful array of Mediterranean small plates to-go while taking in rooftop views at your friend’s high rise. With a selection of fresh, vibrant dishes, you’ll feel like you’re on a culinary adventure in the heart of the city.

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Order carryout from Ema

Pizzeria Portofino Boat CateringPicnic on a Boat

Ready to set sail on Lake Michigan this summer? Pizzeria Portofino has got your boat day covered with all their signature dishes available for carryout directly to your boat. No need to worry about packing a picnic—simply place your order for “Pick-up” and include your boat’s name under “Special Requests” so they know who to look for. Happy boating!

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Order carryout to your boat from Pizzeria Portofino

Rotisserie Ema PlatterPicnic by the River

Hit the Chicago Riverwalk with Rotisserie Ema’s grab-and-go. Enjoy juicy rotisserie chicken and freshly prepared veggies, spreads and more. Simple, delicious, perfect for a riverside picnic in the heart of Chicago.

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Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! tapas picnicPicnic at the Beach

Immerse yourself in the flavors of Spain with Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Tapas make for the perfect beachside picnic, and these delectable small plates will transport you to the lively beaches of Barcelona. Grab your sunhat, sunscreen, and a selection of these mouthwatering dishes for a beach picnic experience you won’t forget.

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Order carryout from Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Summer House catering spreadWhat’s a classic summer picnic without some sandwiches, chips and cookies?! Elevate your beach day and enjoy these Summer House staples. Perfect for a sunny afternoon, Summer House is offering combo sandwich trays with your choice of chips or salad. So pack your beach bag, grab your beach chair and head over to Summer House Santa Monica to pick up your combo trays.

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Order catering from Summer House – Lincoln Park

Sushi-san picnicPicnic in the Backyard (or Patio)

Transform your backyard or patio into a sushi haven with Sushi-san’s sushi sets. These ready-to-enjoy sets bring the art of sushi to your own outdoor space. From classic rolls to sashimi, enjoy the freshest seafood without leaving the comfort of your home.

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Order carryout from Sushi-san

Tallboy Taco PicnicOr make it a taco picnic with Tallboy Taco’s build-your-own taco bars featuring hand-pressed tortillas, choice of two proteins (carne asada, chicken chimichurri, grilled Baja shrimp and pork al pastor), assorted toppings, fresh guacamole, corn fundido and housemade chips. The kit also includes one of Tallboy Taco’s signature sweets, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats. Order the taco kit for two people for $59.95, plus tax or four people for $99.95, plus tax.

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