Pack a Picnic

Andy Farriester,
July 12, 2004

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
3404 N Halsted | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 661-0299 |
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.

Sam's Wines & Spirits
1720 N Marcey | Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 664-4394 |
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.

Trotter's To Go
1337 W Fullerton Ave | Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 868-6510 |
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.

Giselle’s Good Food to Go
1967 N Halsted | Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 266-7880
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.

Cooking Fools
1916 W North Ave | Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 276-5565
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.

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