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Your guide to readymade picnics in NYC

Elevate your picnic basket this summer. Restaurants across the city are crafting to-go picnics, complete with sandwiches, snacks, dessert and drinks, that you can order in advance, grab and take with you to your outdoor destination. To make planning your picnic even easier, we break down the offerings by meal, serving size, price and how to order. Now all you need is a sunny day.

The Camlin

The picnic: Most menu items are available to
Photo Credit: The Camlin

The picnic: Most menu items are available to go Thursday through Sunday, including the Ploughman's Lunch (ham and cheese, deviled egg, pickled vegetables and Amy's bread), as well as sodas and cookies.

Serves: 1

Price: $13/Ploughman's Lunch, $3/soda, $5/cookies

How to order: By phone or in person 20 minutes in advance of pickup at restaurant.

Info: 175 Kent Ave., Williamsburg, 718-384-4100, thecamlin-ny.com

Benoit

The picnic: Choose from Le Parc (chilled soup,
Photo Credit: Will Engelmann

The picnic: Choose from Le Parc (chilled soup, niçoise salad, tart); Le Country (frisée salad, cheese and charcuterie board); Le Weekender (quinoa salad, tart); or La Mer (lobster roll, chips, tart).

Serves: 1

Price: $16-$24

How to order: Delivery via Caviar or by phone for pickup in restaurant.

Info: 60 W. 55th St., 646-943-7373, benoitny.com

E.A.T.

The picnic: Picnics to go include The Sandwich
Photo Credit: E.A.T.

The picnic: Picnics to go include The Sandwich Box, A Vegetarian Picnic, Silver Platter Picnic, Provençal Picnic Platter and Southern Comfort, with most including fruit and a dessert.

Serves: 1

Price: $29-$55

How to order: By phone at least four hours in advance for pickup at restaurant.

Info: 1064 Madison Ave., 212-772-0022, elizabar.com

Vin Sur Vingt

The picnic: Choose from a selection of French
Photo Credit: Vin Sur Vingt

The picnic: Choose from a selection of French cheeses, charcuterie, sandwiches or salads. Includes a half bottle of Côte de Provence Rosé.

Serves: 2

Price: $30

How to order: By phone several days in advance. Available Saturdays and Sundays for pickup from the Plaza Food Hall location.

Info: 1 W. 59th St., 646-559-9429, vinsur20nyc.com

The Wayfarer

The picnic: Cheeses, crackers, breads, fruit and spreads,
Photo Credit: The Wayfarer

The picnic: Cheeses, crackers, breads, fruit and spreads, chilled soup, chicken club, chocolate biscotti, cold brew coffee and mint lemonade (also includes cutlery, cutting board, thermoses and jars).

Serves: 2

Price: $125

How to order: By phone. Available for pickup at restaurant within 48 hours of order.

Info: 101 W. 57th St., 212-691-0030, thewayfarernyc.com

El Colmado Butchery

The picnic: Picnic bag options include a whole
Photo Credit: El Colmado Butchery

The picnic: Picnic bag options include a whole rotisserie chicken with two sides, two drinks and a cookie; two sandwiches, two salads and two drinks; or meats and cheeses, pan con tomate, olives and almonds.

Serves: 2

Price: $25-$30

How to order: In person or by phone 30 minutes prior to pickup at Meatpacking locale.

Info: 53 Little West 12th St., 212-488-0000, elcolmadonyc.com

Souk & Sandwich

The picnic: Assorted dips, sandwiches and drinks (fresh
Photo Credit: Michael Tulipan

The picnic: Assorted dips, sandwiches and drinks (fresh mint lemonade or jellab made with grape molasses, date syrup, rose water and nuts).

Serves: 2 or 4

Price: $35-$70

How to order: By phone 24 hours in advance. Picnics can be picked up from the restaurant between 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Info: 117 Sixth Ave., 212-625-3982, soukandsandwich.com

Miss Lily's 7A

The picnic: Includes ingredients to make your own
Photo Credit: Miss Lily's 7A

The picnic: Includes ingredients to make your own goat roti (pictured), as well as a dozen jerk wings and four Ting sodas.

Serves: 4

Price: $112

How to order: By phone at least 30 minutes before pickup at the East Village location. Available daily from 12:30-6 p.m.

Info: 109 Ave. A, 212-812-1482, misslilys.com

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