The Perfect Picnic Basket

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‘Tis the season to explore the great outdoors! Long summer days at the park or beach mean it’s time to break out the picnic basket for an al fresco lunch.


Quick and Easy

For a grab-and-go picnic, you can’t go wrong with simple sandwiches. A basic ham and cheddar on Foodtown rye is an easy crowd-pleaser. Serve with fresh fruit — no preparation required apart from a wash! Or you can mix berries and sliced banana for a light fruit salad.

Bring a bag of Green Way Veggie Sticks or Mini Twist Pretzels for a savory snack. Foodtown Sparkling Water and iced tea will keep you hydrated — all you’ll need are cups and ice!

After the meal is done, pass around Foodtown Ice Cream Sandwiches for dessert. If you’re afraid they’ll melt, grab some cookies instead!


Homemade Picnic Favorites

If you’d prefer to bring something homemade, pasta salad is a classic with infinite variations. This Taste of Home recipe gets a little sweetness from pineapple, grapes, and dried cranberries.

Or try a fresh Panzanella salad made with French bread, tomatoes, and cucumbers! It has to rest before serving to let the flavors mingle. Perfect for a picnic!

Bring something refreshing to drink, like vanilla-rosemary lemonade or pineapple-basil tea. Use an insulated gallon jug for easy transport to the picnic site.

And for dessert, brownies, bars, and cookies will all travel well. Make sweet Strawberry Oatmeal Bars with Foodtown strawberry jam to wrap up your meal.


Your picnic basket can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like! Whether it’s store-bought or homemade, we have everything you’ll need for the perfect picnic at Foodtown!

Use Foodtown-on-the-go (where available) to get your picnic supplies delivered right to your door! And check our weekly circular for smart savings!