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Spring and summer mean that it is picnic season in Atlanta, Georgia. So, whether you decide to set up your blanket and basket at Piedmont Park on Monroe Drive or the Historic Fourth Ward Park on Dallas Street NE, odds are that you need to be ready with a worthy spread of meats, cheeses, nuts, fruit, and more to entice your friends out of the quarantine bubble!
Luckily enough for the residents of Atlanta, plenty of restaurants and shops in the area cater to the picnic trend, making assembling your outdoor spread or poolside feast easier than ever before. Here are our top 3 picks of the best businesses in Atlanta doing picnic provisions the right way! Check them out below:
Lucy’s Market – 56 E Andrews Drive NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Located in the Buckhead neighborhood, Lucy’s Market boasts a vast selection of prepared foods that make excellent picnic provisions. Lucy's has even created a "charcuterie kit" that includes a beautiful wood board with two kinds of cheese, two types of meat, two types of crackers, nuts, and arugula. If you prefer, you can cherry-pick your own provisions, but just make sure it includes some of Lucy’s staple chicken salad, made by the owner herself, Kim Wilson! Just add some additional cheese, wine, and other accouterments, like their blue cheese stuffed olives or dried apricots, and you’ll be good to go for your day spent in the green grass!
The Spotted Trotter – 229 Moreland Avenue SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30316
Organize a picnic feast to remember, complete with cheeses, cured meats, and all of the fixings, courtesy of Atlanta’s The Spotted Trotter. The cured meat selection alone is enough to get any charcuterie enthusiast very excited for the prospect of their upcoming picnic! Choose from pork or beef pepperoni, genoa salami, and soppressatta, and pair it with cheeses, from triple cream brie and special reserve gouda to aged manchego and pimento cheese. And, don’t forget to add some chicken or liver pate for an extra “wow” factor. Seriously, you won’t regret deciding to buy picnic provisions from this meat boutique!
Bacchanalia at Home – 1460 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard NW, Suite 1, Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Chef Anne Quatrano’s fine-dining stalwart continues to offer its tasting menu for takeout, even as the pandemic slows its roll. You read that correctly – Bacchanalia at Home’s four-course menu, which mostly mimics what is found on the menu in the dining room, is available for your picnic provisions – if you decide to take a more upscale route. This four-course meal is a prix fixe menu, but you get to select each course! Start with the Maine Lobster or Foie Gras Torchon before moving on to your selection of five kinds of cheese and Lemon Meringue, with yogurt, blueberry, and fennel, for dessert! Trust us – it’s worth every penny.