Craft Your Perfect Westchester Picnic Basket With These Bites

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If we could gather food from all around the county to put together the ultimate Westchester picnic basket, these are the eats we’d choose.

Picnic season is upon us. And whether you’re packing a basket for a family outing or a weekend lunch date, we have you covered. Check out these local shops that offer the ideal picnic basket goodies with everything from cheese boards to top-tier rosé.

Cheese

Dobbs and Bishop in Bronxville imports cheese from all around the world and offers local favorites as well. Its cheese platters, which feature meats, spreads, and fruit, are the perfect base to any picnic basket. If you are feeling creative, create your own platter by choosing cheese from the beautifully designed menu.

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Sandwiches

When it comes to sandwiches, Roosters Market in White Plains cannot be missed. The extensive deli menu appeals to every hungry foodie in search of an ideal picnic basket sammie. The Peso, topped with chicken cutlet, fresh mozzarella, hash brown, chipotle mayo, and lettuce, and Italian combo, topped with ham cappi, provolone, salami, peppers, pepperoni, sopressata, lettuce, tomato, and oil and vinegar, are two of the most popular sandwiches for good reason. Don’t forget to ask about the weekly specials.

 

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Chicken nuggets

On Mamaroneck Avenue, there are many different dining spots, but trust us that you will not want to miss out on Garden Catering. The special combo is truly “special,” especially after subbing in mac and cheese bites. Don’t be afraid to try the seasoning and any of the house-made condiments to spice up your picnic basket.

 

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Dips

No picnic basket is complete without dips and chips, the perfect pairing. Stop by one of the DeCicco & Sons markets for the house-made spreads and chips. We can’t get enough of the spinach artichoke dip and addicting tortilla chips. Also grab a container of the mango salsa (you won’t regret it!).

 

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Sides

At Pik Nik Bar-B-Que in Tarrytown, the meat isn’t the only thing that shines. Stop by for some of the delicious sides, including coleslaw, cornbread, homemade pickles, and mac and cheese, to round out your picnic basket.

 

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Drinks

Whether you want coffee, bubble tea, tea, or lemonade to pair with your meal, The Grange in Larchmont has it all. Check out the specials for new and innovative drinks they are constantly cranking out.

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Rosé

Pair your meal with the perfect summer drink: a glass of rosé. Wine Geeks in Armonk houses rosé from all around the world, including picks from Portugal and Italy. The shop also carries small-batch artisanal spirits.

 

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Dessert

Nutmeg Café in Tuckahoe is not your typical coffee shop. Stop by the café to grab a few treats throw into your picnic basket for a sweet ending to any meal. The unique pies, lemon bars, and brownies are a must-try. The sweet shop has many gluten-free options as well.

 

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