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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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Yakitori Jinbei

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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.

Stan's Smoke Signals

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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.

Paschal's

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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.

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.

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.

Carver Neighborhood Market

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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.

Elevated Picnics

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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.

Lucy's Market

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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.

Henri's Bakery & Deli

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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.

Staplehouse

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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.

Little's Food Store

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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.

Glide Pizza

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Grab a pizza from its new takeout window and restaurant space at SPX Alley on Auburn Avenue. Owned by Rob Birdsong, this counter-service pizzeria first opened inside Irwin Street Market in 2020, but continues here serving its 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.

Bhojanic Takeout and Market

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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.

The Buttery ATL

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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.

Alon's Bakery & Market

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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.

The Spotted Trotter

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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.

Emerald City Bagels

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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.

Chop Shop

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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. Make sure to check out the Tuesday sandwich specials and weekend pop-ups here, too. Order online.

Wahoo Wine and Provisions

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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.

Kelly's Market

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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.

Kamayan ATL

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Many people credit Filipino food pop-up Kamayan ATL, owned by Mia Orino and Carlo Gan, for finally bringing the country’s cuisine to the forefront in Atlanta. And now after fours years of running Kamayan ATL as a pop-up and catering business, Orino and Gan plan to open it as a restaurant this spring in the iconic Asian Square complex on Buford Highway in Doraville. For now, folks can order a kamayan feast to go from the future restaurant space in Doraville, complete with pork and vegetable lumpia, pancit bihon, pork adobo, sinangág (garlic fried rice), and even a whole fried pompano. Order online.

Yakitori Jinbei

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.

Stan's Smoke Signals

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.

Paschal's

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.

Shmore Boards

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.

Gather Picnic Co.

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.

Carver Neighborhood Market

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.

Elevated Picnics

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.

Lucy's Market

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.

Henri's Bakery & Deli

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.

Staplehouse

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.

Little's Food Store

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.

Glide Pizza

Grab a pizza from its new takeout window and restaurant space at SPX Alley on Auburn Avenue. Owned by Rob Birdsong, this counter-service pizzeria first opened inside Irwin Street Market in 2020, but continues here serving its 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.

Bhojanic Takeout and Market

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.

The Buttery ATL

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.

Alon's Bakery & Market

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.

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The Spotted Trotter

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.

Emerald City Bagels

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.

Chop Shop

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. Make sure to check out the Tuesday sandwich specials and weekend pop-ups here, too. Order online.

Wahoo Wine and Provisions

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.

Kelly's Market

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.

Kamayan ATL

Many people credit Filipino food pop-up Kamayan ATL, owned by Mia Orino and Carlo Gan, for finally bringing the country’s cuisine to the forefront in Atlanta. And now after fours years of running Kamayan ATL as a pop-up and catering business, Orino and Gan plan to open it as a restaurant this spring in the iconic Asian Square complex on Buford Highway in Doraville. For now, folks can order a kamayan feast to go from the future restaurant space in Doraville, complete with pork and vegetable lumpia, pancit bihon, pork adobo, sinangág (garlic fried rice), and even a whole fried pompano. Order online.

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