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.

How to Pull Off the Perfect Early Fall Picnic

Don't pack your picnic basket away just because summer's ending—a perfect fall picnic is a thing of true beauty. Here's how to make the most of it. The leaves haven't turned, and it feels like summer...

Snow-Line Orchard & Winery | Oak Glen - San Bernardino County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

Apple season is back in the mile-high orchards of Oak Glen. I confess to being completely unaware of this growing area until a friend clued me in last year. On November 1 on my way to Palm Springs,...

Food for a full day of boating

by sarah3596 4 years ago

I need some ideas for filling lunches and snacks for our boating trips this summer. It's a ski boat and we will be out on it the majority of the day skiing, tubing, and swimming. Burning all those...

New Years Picnic in Paris

by leslatte 9 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 4 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...