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23 Atlanta Restaurants, Markets, and Companies Offering Picnic Provisions

From baskets of bagels and sushi spreads to fried chicken feasts and charcuterie and cheese boards

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It’s picnic season in Atlanta, which means restaurants, markets, and event planners around town are assembling all sorts of easy outdoor spreads for dining in the park, snacking poolside, or feasting in a backyard with friends. Whether seeking deli sandwiches and fried chicken, charcuterie and cheese boards paired with wine, freshly prepared sushi, or a planner to curate a themed outdoor experience, here are a few prepared food and family meal suggestions from local restaurants, markets, and event companies to consider for picnicking in the park.

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1. Yakitori Jinbei

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2421 Cobb Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 818-9215
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Yakitori Jinbei offers a pristinely packaged $89 omakase bento box for takeout that includes a sashimi appetizer, sashimi, nigiri, and maki. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance of pick up. Order online.

2. Stan's Smoke Signals

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850 James Jackson Pkwy NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(678) 592-4584
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Typically located in a parking lot at 850 James Jackson Parkway and Hightower Place, the lines for this pop-up barbecue trailer are a solid indicator there’s great ‘cue to be had here. Stan’s serves up meaty racks of smoked ribs and rib sandwiches, sizable smoked turkey legs, and wings paired with mac and cheese, dirty rice, sweet potato cobbler, and fried corn. There’s banana pudding for dessert. Grab a turkey leg or rib plate and two sides for around $15, or splurge on a ribeye or lobster tail dinner for $30. Maybe mix it up with a surf and turf platter for that picnic. Follow on Instagram for dates and locations and menus.

3. Bacchanalia at Home

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1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW Suite 1
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 365-0410
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Chef Anne Quatrano’s fine dining stalwart continues to offer its epic tasting menu for takeout. Bacchanalia’s four-course menu mostly mimics what is found on the menu in the dining room. People choose from one of three options per course, like Maine lobster, foie gras torchon, or carrot ravioli to start, and entrees such as prime rib or duck, and cheese and dessert courses. There’s even the option to order an amuse-bouche and mignardise to begin and end the meal. It’s pricy at $103.45 per person. Looking for something with a lower price point? Pop over to neighboring Star Provisions to assemble a bread, cheese, and charcuterie board for a picnic. Order online.

4. Paschal's

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180 Northside Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 525-2023
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The historic restaurant served as a meeting place for Martin Luther King, Jr. and his lieutenants during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. But long before MLK put Paschal’s on the map nationwide, the restaurant was already well-known around Atlanta for its delicious fried chicken. Paschal’s offers fried chicken feasts feeding four people which includes two sides and four biscuits for under $35. There’s also family meals featuring tilapia, pulled pork, and oven-roasted chicken dinners. Order online.

5. Shmore Boards

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What better way to emulate the feeling of a picnic in Paris than with a charcuterie and cheese board? Shmore Boards (an online delivery service) creates customizable “graze boxes” to make snacking on-the-go easy. A small box ($65) feeds up to four people, and includes up to three cheeses, two cured meats, a mix of fresh and dried fruits, gourmet crunches, chocolate, and a honey or preserve garnish. Order online for home delivery.

6. Gather Picnic Co.

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For those looking to celebrate a special moment with family and friends outdoors, consider an elaborate and themed affair from Gather Picnic Co. Each travel-themed, three-hour picnic spread features set-up and breakdown of decor, table settings, and furniture, flowers, and umbrellas for shade. There is also a romantic picnic set-up for two. Food can be catered privately or provided by Gather from Graze Atlanta charcuterie boards with the option to add dessert. Book online.

7. Carver Neighborhood Market

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1297 McDonough Blvd SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 586-0692
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The southeast Atlanta market includes fresh produce, pantry goods, local foodstuffs, household supplies, and a selection of daily prepared meals. People can even order coffee online for takeout. EBT accepted.

8. Elevated Picnics

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Midtown Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Picnic event planners have become highly sought after, especially during the ongoing health crisis as people seek special ways to gather with friends or celebrate momentous life events safely. Kaneisha Montague and Saaghir Mitchell curate full-on picnic experiences for their clients at parks and greenspaces around Atlanta, complete with posh custom themes, food spreads, and bottles of champagne. Each picnic lasts two hours.

9. Lucy's Market

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56 E Andrews Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 869-9222
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The Buckhead market has a vast selection of prepared foods great for picnicking in the park. This includes Lucy’s chicken salad. The standout among the two options here is the apple and pecan chicken salad. Grab some crackers, dips and spreads, and other snacks to pack in that basket. The market also features picnic gift baskets, including one filled with charcuterie and cheeses, wine, and other accoutrements. Order online.

10. Henri's Bakery & Deli

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56 E Andrews Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 237-0202
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Atlanta bakery institution Henri’s Bakery and Cafe includes four Atlanta-area locations now, all of which include fresh-made deli sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, and salads on the menu perfect for picnicking. Make sure to pick up some petit fours, cookies, or a dozen mini fruit tarts for dessert, too.

11. Staplehouse

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541 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 524-5005
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The award-winning restaurant on Edgewood Avenue has transformed into a neighborhood market selling everything from artisan pantry ingredients and bags of house-made dry pasta, to pastries, chocolates, and beer and wine. Create a cheese and charcuterie board paired with fresh focaccia at the counter or order prepared food from the menu, including brisket with fresh-made tortillas and daily sandwich specials. Staplehouse can even chill down wine or beer before folks head out to picnic in a nearby park. Open Thursday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

12. Little's Food Store

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198 Carroll St SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 963-7012
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For BECs and chicken biscuits in the morning or burgers and hot dogs in the afternoon, swing by Little’s Food Store in Cabbagetown and order up a comfort food spread to enjoy in one of the many nearby parks. Make sure to grab drinks from the shop, too.

13. Bottega Bene

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660 Irwin St NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 435-6751
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Put together an antipasti charcuterie and cheese spread with a favorite bottle of wine. Simply choose a serving size for the spread, build the board, and schedule a pick-up time from the Irwin Street Market stall. Order online.

14. Bhojanic Takeout and Market

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739 Lambert Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 841-8472
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Create a tasting menu of savory and sweet street foods and seasonal dishes from Bhojanic or a spread of Indian-inspired pizza and wings from Tandoori Pizza and Wings compiled by chef Archna Becker and her team. Requires 48 hours prep time. Take a look at the menu and order online.

15. Glide Pizza

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660 Irwin St NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Grab a pizza from the takeout window at Glide located in the parking lot at Irwin Street Market. Owned by Rob Birdsong, this counter-service pizzeria opened inside Irwin Street Market along the Eastside Beltline last summer serving Brooklyn-style pies for takeout or local delivery via electric bicycle. Pop over to Hop City at Krog Street Market to grab beer and wine, too. Order online.

16. The Buttery ATL

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2137 Manchester St NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(678) 235-2654
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Owned by chef Linton Hopkins and Gina Hopkins of Holeman and Finch and H&F Burger, this petite market sells fresh-baked pastries and breads, meal kits, local meats and cheeses, and pantry staples from local producers. Headed out for a picnic in the park? Have the market put together a meat and cheese spread and grab some prepared sandwiches or family meals to-go.

17. Alon's Bakery & Market

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1394 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 872-6000
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Alon’s Bakery has locations in Morningside and in Dunwoody. In the morning, grab pastries and coffee for a breakfast blanket feast, including quiches, burritos, a basket full of bagels, and a fruit platter. Swing by in the afternoons or evenings for the bakery’s prepared foods and sandwiches, and even a snack or dessert platter. Order online.

18. The Spotted Trotter

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229 Moreland Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 254-4958
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Organize an aperitivo-style picnic feast, complete with cheeses, cured meats, and all of the fixings from Spotted Trotter. Purchase packs of sliced meats, like garlicky soppressata, spicy pepperoni, and smoky chorizo, for easy picnicking. Don’t overlook the tinned fish options here, too. Order online for takeout or delivery via Zifty.

19. Emerald City Bagels

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1257A Glenwood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 343-3758
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Bagels from Emerald City in East Atlanta Village are a great option for a breakfast picnic paired with coffee. Grab a half dozen or dozen bagels and schmear or a couple of bagel sandwiches with coffee for a light picnic on a park bench or the porch. For around $42, the “Bagel Fairy” will even deliver a baker’s dozen of bagels and cream cheese. Order online. Cashless.

20. Chop Shop

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1366 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 370-1818
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Chop Shop, the Edgewood butchery and market from Avondale Estates butcher Rusty Bowers of Pine Street Market and Wes and Charlotte Swancy of hog farm Riverview Farms, offers a full array of local and regional cheeses, house-made charcuterie, crackers, and wine. Keep an eye out for daily sandwich and panini specials here, too. Order online.

21. Kamayan Atl — Filipino food

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160 Rogers St NE
Atlanta, GA 30317
(678) 982-7647
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This Filipino food pop-up, founded by Mia Orino and Carlo Gan, serves up traditional Filipino dishes, comfort foods, and family feasts perfect for picnicking or backyard gatherings. Order a Kamayan To-Go platter with dessert to feed up to four people or compile a party tray complete with pork and vegetable lumpia, pancit bihon, pork adobo, sinangág (garlic fried rice), and even a whole fried pompano. Make sure to add ginataang halo halo for dessert. Kamayan ATL plans to eventually open in Kirkwood as a restaurant at the historic Pratt Pullman District. Order online.

22. Wahoo Wine and Provisions

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1036 W College Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 687-9463
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The cozy Decatur wine shop adjacent to Wahoo Grill also includes a selection of salumi, cheeses, and various crackers and other light snacks perfect for a picnic. Grab a bottle of wine or wine growler for an outdoor spread in the park.

23. Kelly's Market

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308 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 996-2925
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Located across the street from Kimball House in Decatur, pick up chips and dip, cheeses and meats, wine and beer, and a variety of fresh-made cold and hot sandwiches at Kelly’s Market. People can even order online before they arrive.

1. Yakitori Jinbei

2421 Cobb Pkwy SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

Yakitori Jinbei offers a pristinely packaged $89 omakase bento box for takeout that includes a sashimi appetizer, sashimi, nigiri, and maki. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance of pick up. Order online.

2421 Cobb Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

2. Stan's Smoke Signals

850 James Jackson Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Typically located in a parking lot at 850 James Jackson Parkway and Hightower Place, the lines for this pop-up barbecue trailer are a solid indicator there’s great ‘cue to be had here. Stan’s serves up meaty racks of smoked ribs and rib sandwiches, sizable smoked turkey legs, and wings paired with mac and cheese, dirty rice, sweet potato cobbler, and fried corn. There’s banana pudding for dessert. Grab a turkey leg or rib plate and two sides for around $15, or splurge on a ribeye or lobster tail dinner for $30. Maybe mix it up with a surf and turf platter for that picnic. Follow on Instagram for dates and locations and menus.

850 James Jackson Pkwy NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

3. Bacchanalia at Home

1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW Suite 1, Atlanta, GA 30318

Chef Anne Quatrano’s fine dining stalwart continues to offer its epic tasting menu for takeout. Bacchanalia’s four-course menu mostly mimics what is found on the menu in the dining room. People choose from one of three options per course, like Maine lobster, foie gras torchon, or carrot ravioli to start, and entrees such as prime rib or duck, and cheese and dessert courses. There’s even the option to order an amuse-bouche and mignardise to begin and end the meal. It’s pricy at $103.45 per person. Looking for something with a lower price point? Pop over to neighboring Star Provisions to assemble a bread, cheese, and charcuterie board for a picnic. Order online.

1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW Suite 1
Atlanta, GA 30318

4. Paschal's

180 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30313

The historic restaurant served as a meeting place for Martin Luther King, Jr. and his lieutenants during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. But long before MLK put Paschal’s on the map nationwide, the restaurant was already well-known around Atlanta for its delicious fried chicken. Paschal’s offers fried chicken feasts feeding four people which includes two sides and four biscuits for under $35. There’s also family meals featuring tilapia, pulled pork, and oven-roasted chicken dinners. Order online.

180 Northside Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30313

5. Shmore Boards

Atlanta, GA

What better way to emulate the feeling of a picnic in Paris than with a charcuterie and cheese board? Shmore Boards (an online delivery service) creates customizable “graze boxes” to make snacking on-the-go easy. A small box ($65) feeds up to four people, and includes up to three cheeses, two cured meats, a mix of fresh and dried fruits, gourmet crunches, chocolate, and a honey or preserve garnish. Order online for home delivery.

6. Gather Picnic Co.

Atlanta, GA

For those looking to celebrate a special moment with family and friends outdoors, consider an elaborate and themed affair from Gather Picnic Co. Each travel-themed, three-hour picnic spread features set-up and breakdown of decor, table settings, and furniture, flowers, and umbrellas for shade. There is also a romantic picnic set-up for two. Food can be catered privately or provided by Gather from Graze Atlanta charcuterie boards with the option to add dessert. Book online.

7. Carver Neighborhood Market

1297 McDonough Blvd SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

The southeast Atlanta market includes fresh produce, pantry goods, local foodstuffs, household supplies, and a selection of daily prepared meals. People can even order coffee online for takeout. EBT accepted.

1297 McDonough Blvd SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

8. Elevated Picnics

Midtown Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Picnic event planners have become highly sought after, especially during the ongoing health crisis as people seek special ways to gather with friends or celebrate momentous life events safely. Kaneisha Montague and Saaghir Mitchell curate full-on picnic experiences for their clients at parks and greenspaces around Atlanta, complete with posh custom themes, food spreads, and bottles of champagne. Each picnic lasts two hours.

Midtown Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

9. Lucy's Market

56 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

The Buckhead market has a vast selection of prepared foods great for picnicking in the park. This includes Lucy’s chicken salad. The standout among the two options here is the apple and pecan chicken salad. Grab some crackers, dips and spreads, and other snacks to pack in that basket. The market also features picnic gift baskets, including one filled with charcuterie and cheeses, wine, and other accoutrements. Order online.

56 E Andrews Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

10. Henri's Bakery & Deli

56 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Atlanta bakery institution Henri’s Bakery and Cafe includes four Atlanta-area locations now, all of which include fresh-made deli sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, and salads on the menu perfect for picnicking. Make sure to pick up some petit fours, cookies, or a dozen mini fruit tarts for dessert, too.

56 E Andrews Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

11. Staplehouse

541 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

The award-winning restaurant on Edgewood Avenue has transformed into a neighborhood market selling everything from artisan pantry ingredients and bags of house-made dry pasta, to pastries, chocolates, and beer and wine. Create a cheese and charcuterie board paired with fresh focaccia at the counter or order prepared food from the menu, including brisket with fresh-made tortillas and daily sandwich specials. Staplehouse can even chill down wine or beer before folks head out to picnic in a nearby park. Open Thursday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

541 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

12. Little's Food Store

198 Carroll St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

For BECs and chicken biscuits in the morning or burgers and hot dogs in the afternoon, swing by Little’s Food Store in Cabbagetown and order up a comfort food spread to enjoy in one of the many nearby parks. Make sure to grab drinks from the shop, too.

198 Carroll St SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

13. Bottega Bene

660 Irwin St NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Put together an antipasti charcuterie and cheese spread with a favorite bottle of wine. Simply choose a serving size for the spread, build the board, and schedule a pick-up time from the Irwin Street Market stall. Order online.

660 Irwin St NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

14. Bhojanic Takeout and Market

739 Lambert Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Create a tasting menu of savory and sweet street foods and seasonal dishes from Bhojanic or a spread of Indian-inspired pizza and wings from Tandoori Pizza and Wings compiled by chef Archna Becker and her team. Requires 48 hours prep time. Take a look at the menu and order online.

739 Lambert Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

15. Glide Pizza

660 Irwin St NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Grab a pizza from the takeout window at Glide located in the parking lot at Irwin Street Market. Owned by Rob Birdsong, this counter-service pizzeria opened inside Irwin Street Market along the Eastside Beltline last summer serving Brooklyn-style pies for takeout or local delivery via electric bicycle. Pop over to Hop City at Krog Street Market to grab beer and wine, too. Order online.

660 Irwin St NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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16. The Buttery ATL

2137 Manchester St NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Owned by chef Linton Hopkins and Gina Hopkins of Holeman and Finch and H&F Burger, this petite market sells fresh-baked pastries and breads, meal kits, local meats and cheeses, and pantry staples from local producers. Headed out for a picnic in the park? Have the market put together a meat and cheese spread and grab some prepared sandwiches or family meals to-go.

2137 Manchester St NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

17. Alon's Bakery & Market

1394 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

Alon’s Bakery has locations in Morningside and in Dunwoody. In the morning, grab pastries and coffee for a breakfast blanket feast, including quiches, burritos, a basket full of bagels, and a fruit platter. Swing by in the afternoons or evenings for the bakery’s prepared foods and sandwiches, and even a snack or dessert platter. Order online.

1394 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

18. The Spotted Trotter

229 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Organize an aperitivo-style picnic feast, complete with cheeses, cured meats, and all of the fixings from Spotted Trotter. Purchase packs of sliced meats, like garlicky soppressata, spicy pepperoni, and smoky chorizo, for easy picnicking. Don’t overlook the tinned fish options here, too. Order online for takeout or delivery via Zifty.

229 Moreland Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

19. Emerald City Bagels

1257A Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Bagels from Emerald City in East Atlanta Village are a great option for a breakfast picnic paired with coffee. Grab a half dozen or dozen bagels and schmear or a couple of bagel sandwiches with coffee for a light picnic on a park bench or the porch. For around $42, the “Bagel Fairy” will even deliver a baker’s dozen of bagels and cream cheese. Order online. Cashless.

1257A Glenwood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

20. Chop Shop

1366 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30317

Chop Shop, the Edgewood butchery and market from Avondale Estates butcher Rusty Bowers of Pine Street Market and Wes and Charlotte Swancy of hog farm Riverview Farms, offers a full array of local and regional cheeses, house-made charcuterie, crackers, and wine. Keep an eye out for daily sandwich and panini specials here, too. Order online.

1366 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30317

21. Kamayan Atl — Filipino food

160 Rogers St NE, Atlanta, GA 30317

This Filipino food pop-up, founded by Mia Orino and Carlo Gan, serves up traditional Filipino dishes, comfort foods, and family feasts perfect for picnicking or backyard gatherings. Order a Kamayan To-Go platter with dessert to feed up to four people or compile a party tray complete with pork and vegetable lumpia, pancit bihon, pork adobo, sinangág (garlic fried rice), and even a whole fried pompano. Make sure to add ginataang halo halo for dessert. Kamayan ATL plans to eventually open in Kirkwood as a restaurant at the historic Pratt Pullman District. Order online.

160 Rogers St NE
Atlanta, GA 30317

22. Wahoo Wine and Provisions

1036 W College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

The cozy Decatur wine shop adjacent to Wahoo Grill also includes a selection of salumi, cheeses, and various crackers and other light snacks perfect for a picnic. Grab a bottle of wine or wine growler for an outdoor spread in the park.

1036 W College Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

23. Kelly's Market

308 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Located across the street from Kimball House in Decatur, pick up chips and dip, cheeses and meats, wine and beer, and a variety of fresh-made cold and hot sandwiches at Kelly’s Market. People can even order online before they arrive.

308 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

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