Eat and Drink Chef-approved picnic baskets to make this summer The AMNY picnic basket, assembled from shops in Chelsea Market in the Meat Packing District in Manhattan on May 27, 2015. By Anthony Lanzilote Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote By MEREDITH DELISO @themerryness Updated June 1, 2015 7:13 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Need some picnic inspiration? We asked NYC chefs to make us their ideal summer basket. Here's what they said. Delmonico's Billy Oliva Theme: American-inspired Sourced: Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave. Close to: The High Line Ingredients: Basket from Chelsea Market Basket Cheese and crackers from Lucy's Whey Slider samples, including lobster, tarragon shrimp and crab, from The Lobster Place Doughnut assortment from Doughnuttery Wolfer Rose from Chelsea Wine Vault Pardon My French's Guilherme Barreto Theme: Frenchified Sourced: Lower East Side and East Village Close to: Tompkins Square Park Ingredients: Pain au chocolat and plain croissants from Pain d'Avignon at Essex Street Market, 120 Essex St. Cheese, salmon or asparagus quiche from Essex Street Market, 120 Essex St. P.H.O. Real sandwich from Sunny and Annies Gourmet Deli, 94 Ave. B Bordeaux wine from Alphabet City Wine, 100 Ave. C Tutto Il Giorno TriBeCa's Maurizio Marfoglia Theme: Italian-inspired Sourced: Little Italy, Gramercy Close to: Washington Square Park, Union Square Ingredients: Array of meats and cheeses from Di Palo's, 200 Grand St. Fresh loaf of bread from Bottega Falai, 267 Lafayette St. Italian cookies and desserts from Ferrara Bakery, 195 Grand St. Fallegro white wine from Italian Wine Merchants, 108 E. 16th St. In Vino's James Kelly Theme: Italian countryside Sourced: East Village, Lower East Side Close to: Tompkins Square Park Ingredients: Strawberries and homemade granola from Tompkins Square Greenmarket, E. Seventh Street and Avenue A Selection of soppressata, pepperoni, capicola and taleggio and focaccia bread from Union Market, 240 E. Houston St. San Pellegrino sodas and a growler of Italian birra from Top Hops, 94 Orchard St. Emily's Matt and Emily Hyland Theme: Brooklyn countryside Sourced: Greene Grape, 765 Fulton St.; Fort Greene and Brooklyn Victory Garden, 920 Fulton St., Clinton Hill Close to: Fort Greene Park Ingredients: Baguette Truffle butter from The Truffleist Kinkead cheese from Sprout Creek Farm Soft cheese like epoisses Big bag of cherries Bottle of white burgundy Winderlea pinot noir The Fillmore Room's Liran Mezan Theme: Great American summer Sourced: Chelsea Close to: The High Line Ingredients: Grilled chicken muffuletta sandwich and tobacco fries from The Fillmore, 146 10th Ave. Humboldt Fog and Colby cheeses, crackers and grapes from Foragers Market, 233 Eighth Ave. California chardonnay from Appellation Wines, 156 10th Ave. Branch Ofc.'s Christopher Buckley Theme: Summer simple Sourced: Crown Heights Close to: Prospect Park Ingredients: Sandwiches (horseradish cheddar and tomato, prosciutto brie and fig) from Branch Ofc., 225 Rogers Ave. Healthy juices from Fresh Veggies Natural Juice Bar, 785 Franklin Ave. Baked goods from The Lazy Ibis, 663 Franklin Ave. Bottle of rose from Winot, 796 Franklin Ave. Editor's note: Officially, alcohol is prohibited in all New York City parks. By MEREDITH DELISO @themerryness Meredith has been a features editor with amNewYork since 2013, covering dining, health, travel and books. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.