8 Must-Have Takeout Foods to Include in Your Perfect Philly Picnic

People will be picnicking all over the Philly area this summer. But only you will have a basket as enviable as this one.

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Buy all the perfect Philly picnic foods pictured here with the help of this list. Photograph by Stuart Goldenberg

Barn Cat Cheese from Conscious Cultures Creamery
A bloomy vegan blue that will make you reexamine all your vegan cheese opinions.

Lemonade from Micah’s Mixx
Sweet-tart lemonade made as God intended: by the hands of an entrepreneurial 10-year-old boy.

Niçoise Salad from High Street Philly
It’s as if this salad of chunky vegetables, eggs and hunks of poached tuna was designed specifically for picnics.

CSW Red Wine from Mural City Cellars
A gluggable red (they call it a “patio pounder,” which is fun), best glugged chilled. Only $19, too.

Cherry Hand Pies from Little Susie’s
Because carrying a whole cherry pie around in a basket is a … precarious endeavor.

Gravlax from Biederman’s
Hand-sliced slivers of silky salmon cured in vodka and plenty of dill, from Philly’s newest Jewish appetizing shop.

Baguette from Crème Brûlée Bistro & Café
When you knock on its side, it sounds so hollow that you think it’s fake — so, therefore, perfect.

Published as “Bring the Meal to You!” in the May 2021 issue of Philadelphia magazine.