Food just tastes better outside. Talk about all things picnic-related with our community: recipes, best picnic spots, tips on keeping food cool, and more.

11 Fresh & Hearty Summer Salads You Can Eat Alone (Or as a Side)

Next to a hearty grilled cheeseburger, steak, or rack of ribs, leafy green salads can feel too dainty, and grain salads can seem too heavy. Potato salad and pasta salad can feel ho-hum. We want something...

New Years Picnic in Paris

by leslatte 8 years ago

So I have read everyone's disdain for eating out on New Years in Paris and I thought I would take you up on the picnic idea. I will not have a kitchen so I will need to go to market. What would you...

Best Church Picnic Barbecued Mutton?

by StevenFro 8 years ago

When I first came to Kentucky, I took the long journey at the beginning of August to the Fancy Farm picnic. As I trust all Kentuckians know, Fancy Farm is a church picnic in far western Kentucky t...

Favorite picnic items?

by akdad 1 year ago

Summer is here, sort of and was looking forward to going on picnics again. My go to is herb de Provence roast chicken (or pork loin) with a cannelloni bean and herb salad with some crisp green be...

Side Dishes to make a Burgers and Brats BBQ special?

by Gretchen 3 years ago

We are throwing a birthday party on Saturday and while my husband is in charge of the basics on the grill, I'd like to pull together some side dishes that will elevate things just a little. I've al...

Menu/Recipe Recommendations for a Beach Day

by ad7yn 2 years ago

Please share menu ideas and your favorite recipes to bring to the beach. Today I packed: Spanish Tortillas - really good cold, based on Jaime Olive's youtube channel Fresh Fruit Salami

Homemade sausage with picnic shoulder?

by mystikdrey 7 years ago

Hi everyone, so as I mentionned in the title, can I make homemade sausages with a picnic shoulder? I read it's better to use pork butt, but can't find out exactly why. Thanks!

Walla Walla: Wineries with restaurants or picnic areas?

by ethereal 11 years ago

Thinking ahead to a summer Walla Walla trip. I'm wondering if any of the wineries in the area have picnic areas or restaurants associated with them.

Sweet onigiri fillings

by Ateji 3 years ago

I'd like to cook onigiri but I am a big fond of sweets so i want some SWEET ONIGIRI. Could you offer me some sweet onigiri fillings?

Self-catering "picnic" wedding reception: help!

by hansi21 3 years ago

My partner and I are planning on self-catering an informal wedding reception for about 50 people at a nearby state park. It will be in the afternoon-evening, by a lake, and we want to make it feel ...

How To Keep Picnic Supplies Cold in France

by pepisstud 3 years ago

Each time we travel in Europe we love to enjoy a picnic lunch or dinner for a welcome change from restaurants twice a day. We're heading for France and will spend some time (no doubt a lot of time)...

Your favorite lobster salad recipe

by CindyJ 3 years ago

Live Maine lobsters are plentiful and inexpensive ($5.99/lb) these days and I'm thinking of packing a picnic lunch featuring lobster salad on a great baguette. I'd love to get some suggestions for...

Picnicking in Portland

by harrisea 3 years ago

My husband and I are coming to Portland for 4 nights on Tuesday. I've already mined chowhound suggestions for bars, food trucks and dinners. What we enjoy most on city trips is packing up a picni...

Best picnic spot in Tilden Park for a small group??

by eknight77 8 years ago

Hello, I'm from Southern Cal and heading up the coast on a road trip in late June. I will only be in SF for one day and want to see 6 friends so decided to have a picnic in Tilden Park (after a...

Where to pick up a picnic near Brooklyn Botanic Garden?

by foster 3 years ago

Coming from out of town & planning to spend a members' evening in the garden. Invited to bring a picnic. Where is a good spot to pick up something (relatively) nearby? If it is something war...

Victorian wedding picnic

by drymanhattan 5 years ago

I am hosting a wedding reception for 150 at home on a lawn under big trees by a lake. It is to be a picnic feast in the style of Wind in the Willows meets Jane Austen if you can picture the scene. ...

BBQ on the Beach

by chezron 3 years ago

What are you favorite places to BBQ on the beach in San Diego? I know there are fire rings and BBQs, but are there also places where you can bring your own? What is your secret spot? Are there less...

Where should I buy a picnic for wine tasting in paso robles? Also, any ideas of wineries to eat the picnic are welcome too!

by elizabetheatsfood 3 years ago

Hi everyone. Surprising husband and taking him to Paso for his birthday, and just wondering if anyone had a great idea of where to get picnic stuff for a day out. We LOVE bell street farms in Los A...

Road Trip Menu Ideas Needed!

by mkd3702 3 years ago

We have to drive from San Diego out to Mesa, AZ. And, since we will each be driving separate cars on the way there, it's going to be a longer than usual trip. So, I want to add a little fun/pizaz...

Wine Country Picnic in September

by Dugan 3 years ago

I have two friends visiting SF in September. They are from the midwest and I know they'd enjoy a visit to a couple of wineries. Can anyone recommend a good locale for a picnic (4 people total). ...

Portland, Maine daytrip with kids

by blink617 5 years ago

My wife and I are taking our family to Portland for a Saturday. We have baby twins (and gigantic double stroller) and a 3 year old. We are meeting up with a group of friends to visit the farmer...