Pack a Picnic

Andy Farriester, ChicagoPride.com
July 12, 2004

Too busy to pack a picnic for yourself, head to these stellar spots to have a picnic packed just for you.

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Too busy to pack a picnic for yourself, head to these stellar spots to have a picnic packed just for you.

Related article: Summer in Chicago: Pack a Picnic

HB: Home Bistro (Closed)

Grab one of Hearty Boys customized Fresco Boxes for your next excursion to Ravinia. Baskets for two are $34.95 and include two choices from a list of starters, entrees, salads and desserts.

HB: Home Bistro (Closed)

3404 N Halsted
Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 661-0299
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Sam's Wines & Spirits (Closed)

The selection of handpicked cheeses is daunting, 250 to be exact. Marcey St. Market, located in Sam’s, has a large number of cheese and meat trays to choose from. Prices for most trays run around $40.00 and serve 10 people. The staff is knowledgeable.

Sam's Wines & Spirits (Closed)

1720 N Marcey
Chicago, IL 60614 (312) 664-4394
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Trotter's To Go (Closed)

This small store front with some star power behind it. Trotter’s To Go offers a large selection of gourmet take out. Trotter’s offers three styles of picnic “coolers” ranging from $45.00 for two to a deluxe cooler for four at $90.00.

Trotter's To Go (Closed)

1337 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 868-6510
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Giselle’s Good Food to Go

This adorable Lincoln Park Gourmet shop offers a daily changing menu for carry out and also offers a wide variety of French influenced goodies. With 24-hours notice, 3 styles of picnic baskets for pick up are offered. The smallest at $28.50 is a steal.

Giselle’s Good Food to Go

1967 N Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614 (312) 266-7880
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Cooking Fools

This sleek and modern take out will have your friends in awe of your Martha skills. Cooking Fools knows how to whip up a helluva side dish. Come here to complete your own picnic meal.

Cooking Fools

1916 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 276-5565
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