Eat and Drink Picnics in NYC: 4 baskets ready to order from NYC restaurants By MEREDITH DELISO June 17, 2014 4:15 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Perfect for a sunny weekend, here are a few to-go options from restaurants and caterers around town. Payard 'Pique-Nique' Photo Credit: Payard Pick up a picnic for two at all Francois Payard Bakery stores through Manhattan. The package includes two sandwiches (ham and brie, smoked turkey, roasted vegetable or tomato mozzarella), two cookies (oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip or flourless chocolate walnut), a crisp side salad, a fresh fruit salad and two MASH drinks. All you need is a blanket. $36 (for two); various locations, payard.com Great Performances' Dizzy's Club Summer Picnic Photo Credit: Great Performances The catering company put together this picnic basket, available at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, the eatery at Jazz at Lincoln Center, with diners looking to head outdoors to nearby Central Park or beyond in mind. The basket includes classic picnic dishes and season treats such as fried chicken and pepper relish, cornbread, roasted corn, peach cobbler and Coca-Cola. It's all packed in a tote with cutlery included. $28 (per person), orders must be placed by 10 a.m. the day of and are available for pickup between noon and 6 p.m.; 10 Columbus Circle, 212-258-9595, greatperformances.com 'Cesca's Picnic Basket for Two Photo Credit: 'Cesca Get everything you need for a picnic, minus the wine, through this rustic Italian restaurant. The picnic basket comes with cheese, salumi, fresh fruit, Sullivan Street Bakery crusty bread, a choice of one salad and one entree and housemade biscotti for dessert. The restaurant can also pack items such as a tablecloth, candles, wine glasses, utensils, trash bags and hand wipes, if you need. $79 (for two), available for pick-up or delivery anywhere in Manhattan with a day's notice; 164 W. 75th St., 212-787-6300; cescanyc.com Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken's 'The Bird' Photo Credit: Steve Hill Picnicking with a crowd? Consider one of the East Village restaurant's family dinners, designed with hungry groups in mind. The Bird contains eight pieces of chicken (two breasts, two wings, two thighs and two drumsticks), with fries and coleslaw. You can also add such sides as griddled corn and bacon or pickled cucumbers for $3-$8, and order the dinner to-go. $29; 28 E. First St., 212-228-0404, blueribbonfriedchicken.com By MEREDITH DELISO Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.