The Best Eating places Markets to Get Picnic Baskets All-around DC

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Grab a celebratory picnic from Officina at the Wharf or in Georgetown. Photograph courtesy of Officina Places to eat all-around DC are packing very baskets with sandwiches, fried hen, and more treats for your subsequent al fresco meal. Fairmont Washington DC2401 M St., NWDC locals can experience like they’re on […]

Grab a celebratory picnic from Officina at the Wharf or in Georgetown. Photograph courtesy of Officina

Places to eat all-around DC are packing very baskets with sandwiches, fried hen, and more treats for your subsequent al fresco meal.

Fairmont Washington DC
2401 M St., NW
DC locals can experience like they’re on staycation with the luxe Foggy Bottom hotel’s straw picnic baskets—designed to match quickly on a bike whilst you peddle to close by Georgetown or Rock Creek Park. Pick amongst three kinds: an omnivorous distribute with muffuletta sandwiches, potato salad, cheeses, chocolate mousse, and berries a vegetarian model with grilled vegetable-burrata sandwiches or a falafel vegan spread ($53 per man or woman). Optional insert-ons contain festive rosé bubbles ($14) or Moet Champagne ($23). Orders can be put on the internet right here.

Inexperienced Almond Pantry
3210 Grace St., NW
Georgetown is just one of the prettiest neighborhoods to picnic amongst the leaf parks, waterfront, and tables together the canal. Match the scene with a gorgeous spread from chef Cagla Onal-Urel’s new Mediterranean gem, which delivers grab-and-go dips and spreads, seasonal vegetable salads, freshly baked focaccia, and “little minimal in the middle” deals ($15) that give a tiny sampling of all. Picnickers can also seize organic wines and ciders. Buy on-line below.

1309 Fifth St., NE
If you want a seriously effortless “picnic” in which you really don’t even have to make a decision the place to consider your takeout, think about Union Market’s new picnic-motivated rooftop bar and restaurant. Patrons can reserve spaces on the astroturf “lawn” or at colourful tables with umbrellas and dig into housemade chips and dips, brown-butter lobster rolls, and club sandwiches—all of which get there in sweet basket/coolers. A grill turns out burgers and canines that can be washed down with beer, wine, and fruity cocktails. It’s a great notion to reserve picnic regions in advance through Resy.

Hello-Lawn, an out of doors picnic place and bar on the top rated of Union Current market. Photograph courtesy Hi-Lawn.
Supply in DC, Arlington, Alexandria, and Montgomery County
The Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s household-delivery arm packs a range of eye-catching bamboo baskets, whether or not you’re on the lookout to snack on Purple Apron charcuterie and cheeses ($80), strike the park for brunch with a sweet or savory biscuit box ($35), or appreciate lunch for two with sandwiches and all the fixings ($40). For the entire encounter, include old-university checkered blankets ($30) furthermore proposed beer, wine, and bottled-cocktail pairings. Order at for supply in DC, Arlington, Alexandria, and Montgomery County.Montgomery County Parks
MoCo introduced its Picnic in the Park plan past year to inspire eating outdoors—and neighborhood restaurant patronage—at nine participating parks (liquor permitted). Visitors will locate indicators with QR codes on the grassy lawns, which they can use to research by way of a roster of nearby eateries that provide to selected places. Much more than 800 dining establishments are stated, ranging from speedy-casuals and delis to finer eating (be aware: sometimes by way of 3rd-party companies these types of as DoorDash or Uber Eats).

1120 Maine Ave., SW 1525 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Chef Nick Stefanelli packs two tiers of picnic baskets from his Italian markets at the Wharf and in Georgetown: a day-worthy distribute of do-it-yourself focaccia, salumi, cheeses, and caprese or pasta salad ($53 for two), or an engagement-worthy Dom Perignon package that features the aforementioned treats in addition a bottle of vintage Dom bubbles, 4 glasses, and a custom made reward box ($310 for four). Get on line below.

If you picnic for the ‘gram, this luxe pop-up picnic firm is the way to go. Shoppers get the job done with a “picnicker-in-chief” to personalize Insta-deserving out of doors spreads with coloration themes, particular decor, flowers, and far more. Deals for two-to-20 friends include things like a 90 minute picnic with all the decorative flourishes, or a 4-hour cabana setup—plus incorporate-ons like s’mores kits, outside motion picture projector setup, and more. Costs start off at $249 and range based on the quantity of persons and decor.

A French picnic distribute from Le Diplomate. Photograph by Travis Vaughn
900 F St., NW
If your concept of a enjoyment picnic is a quaffable one, this kit from one of the world’s top bartenders is the grab. London-based mostly Ryan Chetiyawardana (a.k.a. Mr. Lyan), whose new DC cocktail bar is in the Riggs Resort, has designed a Japanese American cocktail box for two with Japanese beers, batched cocktails with sakura-infused cognac and Roku gin, as well as treats this sort of as housemade jerky and matcha “Kit-Kats” ($80 for two). Buy by calling 202-638-1880 or on line below.Tia Pepa
801 18th St., NW
Picnic like a Spaniard with baskets from this new current market adjoining veteran downtown Spanish restaurant La Taberna Del Alabardero. A generous unfold for two ($45) or four ($85) includes a preference of snacks (olives, jamon chips), tinned seafood, sweets, and a broad wide variety of mollete (open-face) sandwiches topped with combination like avocado, egg, and tomato or grilled pork rib and mojo sauce. Add on sangria ($4) or Mahou beer ($1) for a entire spread. Order on the web below.
901 New York Ave., NW
Miami’s smash-hit Southern eatery just opened in DC—perfect for a fried-hen craving. The Mount Vernon Triangle cafe dishes up big family members-design and style packing containers for takeout or even shipping to your beloved park. Mixtures feed six and consist of 24 pieces of crisp chicken, mac and cheese, and heat biscuits ($98) or a backyard barbecue box that provides ribs, cracklings, and brisket to the poultry combine ($118). Get on-line below.

Le Diplomate
1601 14th St., NW
The well known Parisian brasserie packs pique-nique baskets for two with cheese, salami, foie gras parfait, olives, crostini, and fairly pink blackberry-basil vodka cocktails. Dine à deux on an embroidered blanket, involved in the package ($140). Baskets, out there for the 1st a few weekends in July, can be ordered by calling 202-332-3333 beginning June 28.

Meals Editor

Anna Spiegel handles the eating and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to signing up for Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA software in New York, and held different cooking and creating positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.

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