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Where to Get Tasty Picnic Fixings in New Orleans

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Before New Orleans heat lessens the appeal, an outdoor picnic with a few choice loved ones is a great idea. If making homemade fixings isn’t in the cards, order ahead at one of these super spots for everything from salads and sides to sandwiches and charcuterie. Remember to take your trash home if possible — places like City Park are short staffed and can’t keep up with those kind of leftovers.

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This bright and cheery cafe from Dickie Brennan is perfect for a picnic — it’s in the heart of City Park adjacent to the children’s museum. Acorn is open everyday (breakfast is served all day — good breakfast burritos), with a menu ranging from pizza to salad bowls and sandwiches. There’s even a charcuterie picnic for two, with house cured meats and artisan cheeses, $30 with water, $35 with canned beer or wine. The outdoor patio overlooking the lake feels like a picnic without the ants.

Swirl Wine Bar & Market

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Swirl Wine Bar in Bayou St. John has long been a go-to for interesting wine, but they do good eats, in partnership with 1000 Figs next door. Get a falafel sandwich or the smoked chicken salad on on semolino. Or nosh on cheese and veggie plates perfect for sharing. Call at least 30 minutes ahead for pick up — they also seat a few patrons outside and at the bar.

Piece Of Meat

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Order from Meat Mama Leighann Smith for some of the best house cured and butchered meats in town. Piece of Meat offers the likes of the Delicate Lady, a kick ass smoked local chicken salad with a blueberry barbecue sauce and a smoked pastrami on rye with coleslaw and havarti. Get the boudin eggrolls too — you’re welcome.

The Delicate Lady sandwich
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Verti Marte

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Ok, so most of the picnics emanating from Verti Marte are consumed on somebody’s stoop, but the place is still great. Cash only and way way cheap, this French Quarter deli and market has a voluminous menu. From cheesesteaks to burgers, ham and cheese to po-boys, lasagna to meatloaf, they’ve got it all for pick up or delivery.

Stein's Market and Deli

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Craving some New York-style deli? Stein’s has the goods, big time. Open for breakfast and lunch everyday but Monday, call ahead to pick up curbside. There’s a daily special, the corned beef and pastrami is the bomb and there’s even an Italian hoagie, Philly style, speaking to the owner’s roots.

Martin Wine Cellar New Orleans

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Martin Wine Cellar, Uptown and in Metairie, offers daily specials like Southern fried chicken sandwich or a havarti and turkey with red onions and tomato, so check the website before your order. The usual deli sandwiches are packed to travel from smoked salmon and cream cheese on a bagel to a Reuben made with pastrami or turkey breast. Lots of beverages to pair with. Pick up, delivery and dine in available.

Langenstein's

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Langenstein’s has been making excellent prepared food to takeaway since the family owned grocery store opened in 1922. With four locations to serve, the store dishes a changing menu that might include stuffed mirliton, ribs, potato salad ,and po-boy sandwiches.Muffalettas and boiled shrimp are two more options.

St. James Cheese Company - Uptown

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The Uptown location of this swank wine store and cafe is open for online orders, takeout or delivered, and dine in every day but Sunday. The cheese at St. James Cheese Company is, naturally, stellar, if you want to go the charcuterie route — get three to 10 mix and match items and don’t forget the wine. But there are salads and hearty sandwiches too, like the il mostro, a symphony of Italian meats and cheeses on crusty bread.

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Picnic Provisions & Whiskey

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Fried chicken is the perfect picnic food. Picnic Provisions & Whiskey does it right. Open Wednesday through Sunday for dining in and curbside takeout, Picnic turns the heat up with Crystal hot sauce pulp added to the crust, available in tenders, thighs, and a sandwich. Tenders also come mild for the faint of palate. There’s Cajun potato salad too.

Picnic supplies from Picnic Provisions and Whiskey
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Acorn

This bright and cheery cafe from Dickie Brennan is perfect for a picnic — it’s in the heart of City Park adjacent to the children’s museum. Acorn is open everyday (breakfast is served all day — good breakfast burritos), with a menu ranging from pizza to salad bowls and sandwiches. There’s even a charcuterie picnic for two, with house cured meats and artisan cheeses, $30 with water, $35 with canned beer or wine. The outdoor patio overlooking the lake feels like a picnic without the ants.

Swirl Wine Bar & Market

Swirl Wine Bar in Bayou St. John has long been a go-to for interesting wine, but they do good eats, in partnership with 1000 Figs next door. Get a falafel sandwich or the smoked chicken salad on on semolino. Or nosh on cheese and veggie plates perfect for sharing. Call at least 30 minutes ahead for pick up — they also seat a few patrons outside and at the bar.

Piece Of Meat

The Delicate Lady sandwich
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Order from Meat Mama Leighann Smith for some of the best house cured and butchered meats in town. Piece of Meat offers the likes of the Delicate Lady, a kick ass smoked local chicken salad with a blueberry barbecue sauce and a smoked pastrami on rye with coleslaw and havarti. Get the boudin eggrolls too — you’re welcome.

The Delicate Lady sandwich
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Verti Marte

Ok, so most of the picnics emanating from Verti Marte are consumed on somebody’s stoop, but the place is still great. Cash only and way way cheap, this French Quarter deli and market has a voluminous menu. From cheesesteaks to burgers, ham and cheese to po-boys, lasagna to meatloaf, they’ve got it all for pick up or delivery.

Stein's Market and Deli

Craving some New York-style deli? Stein’s has the goods, big time. Open for breakfast and lunch everyday but Monday, call ahead to pick up curbside. There’s a daily special, the corned beef and pastrami is the bomb and there’s even an Italian hoagie, Philly style, speaking to the owner’s roots.

Martin Wine Cellar New Orleans

Martin Wine Cellar, Uptown and in Metairie, offers daily specials like Southern fried chicken sandwich or a havarti and turkey with red onions and tomato, so check the website before your order. The usual deli sandwiches are packed to travel from smoked salmon and cream cheese on a bagel to a Reuben made with pastrami or turkey breast. Lots of beverages to pair with. Pick up, delivery and dine in available.

Langenstein's

Langenstein’s has been making excellent prepared food to takeaway since the family owned grocery store opened in 1922. With four locations to serve, the store dishes a changing menu that might include stuffed mirliton, ribs, potato salad ,and po-boy sandwiches.Muffalettas and boiled shrimp are two more options.

St. James Cheese Company - Uptown

Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

The Uptown location of this swank wine store and cafe is open for online orders, takeout or delivered, and dine in every day but Sunday. The cheese at St. James Cheese Company is, naturally, stellar, if you want to go the charcuterie route — get three to 10 mix and match items and don’t forget the wine. But there are salads and hearty sandwiches too, like the il mostro, a symphony of Italian meats and cheeses on crusty bread.

Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Picnic Provisions & Whiskey

Picnic supplies from Picnic Provisions and Whiskey
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Fried chicken is the perfect picnic food. Picnic Provisions & Whiskey does it right. Open Wednesday through Sunday for dining in and curbside takeout, Picnic turns the heat up with Crystal hot sauce pulp added to the crust, available in tenders, thighs, and a sandwich. Tenders also come mild for the faint of palate. There’s Cajun potato salad too.

Picnic supplies from Picnic Provisions and Whiskey
Picnic Provisions & Whiskey/Facebook

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