With the turn of the seasons and the sun teasing through the clouds, our friends at Yelp Cleveland are helping you assemble your local picnic basket! From crunchy bread to creamy cheese and fresh cold cuts, these Northeast Ohio businesses will curate a perfect picnic in the park.
Grab your plaid blanket, wicker basket and the kiddos! Pack up and head into nature with a yummy assortment from these Yelp-approved local businesses.
1.) Old Brooklyn Cheese Company – Cleveland (Old Brooklyn)
Get cheesy with cheddar, provolone or colby jack! Whatever your favorite may be, Old Brooklyn Cheese Company has it. With local, domestic and imported cheeses available, you can find the creamy, sharp or smoky wheel of your choice. Pick out an ultimate cheese and charcuterie board to add to your picnic basket.
Tip: Do your kiddos love string cheese? Try the imported mozzarella as an upgrade for your picnic basket.
2.) On the Rise Artisan Breads – (Cleveland Heights)
Bread, croissants and sticky buns – OH MY! Get your carb fix at On the Rise. Compliment your yummy cheese with rosemary focaccia or a French baguette. And the kiddos will love a scrumptious PB&J filled with house made peanut butter and raspberry jam on french pullman loaf.
Tip: Don’t forget something sweet for dessert! Try a brownie, blondie, sticky bun or a chocolate chip cookie and you won’t be disappointed.
3.) Ohio City Provisions – Cleveland (Ohio City)
Munch on a beef smokie snack stick, smoked salami or savory deli cuts. Add these freshly sliced meats to your basket for a melt-in-your-mouth treat. Planning to take your picnic to a spot with a grill? Ohio City Provisions has house-smoked hot dogs, mild Italian sausage and traditional bratwurst, too. Bring the buns and condiments and you’re set for a grill out.
Tip: Bringing Fluffy on the picnic, too? Ohio City Provisions sells dog food and pork rawhides for your doggo.
4.) Juice Garden – Cleveland (Ohio City)
You’ll need a drink to wash down your treats! Forget the lemonade stand, stop by Juice Garden in the West Side Market for a vanilla bean lemonade or a juice concoction of your choice. Try fresh squeezed OJ, grapefruit juice or a blend like la dolce vita filled with beet, pineapple, apple, pear and lemon. For an on-the-go option, Juice Garden has juice bottled up and ready to be thrown right in your picnic basket.
Tip: Mix in a fruit flavor to your vanilla bean lemonade, then have it made into a slushie for a refreshing treat!
5.) Green Rooster Farms – Cleveland (Gateway District)
Local, healthy and organic, Green Rooster Farms is serving up to-go sandwiches and salads plus house-made ice cream. The tuna salad sandwich and caesar chicken wrap are farm favorite sandwiches. Pair it up with potato salad or house salad for an on-the-go meal. They have plenty of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options, too!
Tip: Pack ahead. Green Rooster Farms is quite delicious, but only open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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