Picnic Like A Pro

May 31, 2021 | ALL POSTS

Chicago has one of the most robust parks and recreation programs, with thousands of parks within the city limits.   Now that many parks and beaches are opening, Chicagoans can enjoy the great outdoors again!  And with Memorial Day marking the official start of Summer, many are planning a long-awaited picnic with friends and family.

Why not take advantage of the incredible “to go” boxes, prepare picnic kits, and the open container law loosening and hit the parks with the perfect spread. Below are five of our favorite shops to offer picnic kits. Skip the mental gymnastics and order one of these, grab a blanket, and hit the park with a pal. Beneath that you’ll our top 5 picks for picnic essentials. So, if you want to make this a thing for you and your crew all summer long, you’ll be sure to impress the masses with these tools. 


Places We Love:

All Together Now

Publican Quality Meats

Brown Bag Seafood Co.

Milk and Honey Cafe 

Mott Street 


Utensils We Suggest:

Portable outdoor blanket that fits into your pocket!

Traveling Wine Glass – I mean, duh!

Eco-friendly Instant Grill

Backpack that also doubles as a cooler!

Waterproof Bluetooth speaker because tunes are always a good idea