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NYC restaurants with to-go picnics

It’s peak summer, meaning it’s prime time for picnics.

Upgrade your spread with these to-go picnics from New York City restaurants — some with baskets and even blankets included.

Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria

What you get: Customize your picnic basket at
Photo Credit: Giada Paoloni

What you get: Customize your picnic basket at this market and restaurant, with your choice of panino, a market salad, olives and two sparkling waters. Pick up a basket at the owners' nearby home goods shop, Il Buco Vita.

Price: $32

Serves: 2

How to order: Available daily, year-round for pre-order and pick-up at the Alimentari.

Nearby: Washington Square Park, Tompkins Square Park

Info: 53 Great Jones St., 212-837-2622, ilbucovineria.com

Tarallucci e Vino

What you get: The Italian restaurant's takeaway picnic
Photo Credit: Tarallucci e Vino

What you get: The Italian restaurant's takeaway picnic box comes with assorted Italian cheeses and salumi, honey with walnuts, fresh fruit, homemade focaccia, cured olives and the dessert of the day. Custom orders are also available (price varies based on request).

Price: $24

Serves: 2

How to order: Available daily for pick-up; custom orders can be placed before 11 a.m. the day of.

Nearby: Central Park

Info: 9 E. 90th St., 212-849-8483, taralluccievino.net

Davio's Manhattan

What you get: Choose two options for each
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What you get: Choose two options for each course, including salads (arugula, farro, spinach or chicory), sandwiches (caprese, prosciutto and soppressata with shaved parmigiano, chicken with pickled giardiniere, vegetarian or grilled steak with horseradish) and dessert (fresh fruit and berries or assorted Italian cheese). The picnic also includes your choice of still or sparkling bottled water and a picnic basket and blanket are available. $115 ($50 refund for returning basket and blanket)

Serves: 2

How to order: Must be ordered at least an hour in advance. Available Monday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m., now through Aug. 31.

Nearby: Bryant Park

Info: 447 Lexington Ave., 212-661-4810, davios.com/nyc

Pommes Palais

What you get: The to-go picnic from the
Photo Credit: Lotte New York Palace

What you get: The to-go picnic from the Lotte New York Palace's on-site patisserie comes with your choice of sandwich (turkey avocado BLT, roast beef on ciabatta, jerk chicken wrap or veggie wrap) and dessert (chocolate bar, assorted eclairs, napoleon or cookie cylinder), as well as chips, fruit and a beverage of your choosing.

Price: $48/one serving, $95/two servings

Serves: 1-2

How to order: Picnics can be ordered in-store for immediate takeout daily throughout the summer.

Nearby: Central Park

Info: 30 E. 51st St., 212-303-7755, pommepalais.com

1 Hotel Central Park

What you get: Perfect for a snack in
Photo Credit: 1 Hotel Central Park

What you get: Perfect for a snack in the park, the picnic basket, developed with the hotel's restaurant, Jams, features a freshly baked baguette from Jams, a selection of three local cheeses from Saxelby Cheesemongers and a bottle of Vroc Rosé. A picnic blanket and tote from Accompany can also be borrowed for the day.

Price: $60

Serves: 2-3

How to order: Available throughout the summer, the picnic can be ordered by contacting the hotel's concierge at least 24 hours in advance of desired booking.

Nearby: Central Park

Info: 1414 Sixth Ave., 212-703-2001, 1hotels.com/central-park

Upicnic, more delivery services

Build your own picnics a la carte or
Photo Credit: Upicnic

Build your own picnics a la carte or choose from a variety of packages (starting at $50). Games like horseshoes, cornhole, Uno and Cards Against Humanity can also be rented ($2-$14), while portable chargers, Bluetooth speakers and even sunscreen are available for purchase ($5-$15). Drop-off and pick-up is free within Central Park, while delivery fees vary from $20 to $80 for other parts of the city. Orders must be placed at least two days in advance at upicnic.com.

Perfect Picnic NYC

Choose from a selection of grab-and-go picnics starting at $10 that serve one to four people and deluxe picnic experiences for upward of 25 that take care of set-up and clean-up. Picnic gear like bubbles, Frisbees, parasols, blankets and baskets can also be tacked on ($3-$15). It delivers anywhere in Manhattan, as well as Brooklyn Bridge Park and Prospect Park, with rates depending on location ($10-$30). Advance notice is recommended, and orders can be made at perfectpicnicnyc.com.

UberEATS

If planning in advance isn't your style, consider Uber's food delivery service for your picnic fare. More than 100 restaurants offer meals through the app, which delivers in Manhattan 100th Street and below and -- as of last week -- Williamsburg and Greenpoint. For more info, visit ubereats.com.

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