7 Restaurants Offering Grab-and-Go Picnic Baskets in WNY

Alexis Arth

Photo courtesy of Daniela.

Picnics are a traditional summer activity, it’s true. But we’re guessing it’s not something you actually do all that often, which makes the idea something different to try. We especially love the fact that picnics are so very customizable, allowing you to pick the time, place, seating arrangement, your beverage of choice (BYOB at your own risk), and edible spread.

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Whether you’re planning a cute date night, a fun family outing at a park or simply enjoying a picnic in your backyard, WNY restaurants are making this type of dining experience extra-accessible this summer with ready-made picnic packs. Plus, Step Out Buffalo’s got you covered with an entire guide of Perfect Places to Picnic in the Park.
Here are a few restaurants offering “picnic kits” for a grab and go picnic – don’t forget to pre-order them. If you’re looking for something different, may we suggest just grabbing take out from literally anywhere and a blanket and getting to it?
Did we miss one? Email us at editorial@stepoutbuffalo.com!

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1. 100 Acres at Hotel Henry

Al Fresco Basket
444 Forest Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213 | (716) 955-1511 | 100acresbflo.com
The 100 Acres Kitchen at Hotel Henry weekend picnic boxes, available for preorder by 2pm for day-of pick up, available Thursday – Saturday evenings.

Photo Courtesy of Daniela

2. Daniela.

Italian Basket
387 Forest Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213 | (716) 235-8598 | Facebook
Daniela. is known for their pinsa, and the perfect way to experience it is with their picnic pack which comes with 2 cans of wine or a 4 pack of Just Water, a Salumi Board, Pick your Pinsa, Nutella Brownie, Daniela picnic carrier (first come first serve), and plates, napkins, and utensils.


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3. Elm Street Bakery

French Basket / American Basket
72 Elm St, East Aurora, NY 14052 | (716) 652-4720 | elmstreetbakery.com
Elm Street Bakery offers two different types of picnic baskets: one inspired by the summertime in Paris and the other inspired by old-fashioned Americana Summertime. Check out their online menu to see what is specifically included in each basket. 

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4. Southern Junction

BBQ Basket
27 Chandler St Suite 111a, Buffalo, NY 14207 | (716) 804-4443 | southernjunction716.com
In the mood for some BBQ? Southern Junction offers Family Packs to serve a  family of 4 plus leftovers and a Summer Picnic Pack with enough food to comfortably feed 8-10 people, “even if everyone is super hungry from kayaking or swimming all afternoon”.


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5. Fresh Catch Poke Co.

Seafood Basket
5933 Main St #101, Williamsville, NY 14221 | (716) 271-7653 | freshcatchpoke.co
Fresh Cath Poke Co. offers this cute date night special for you and your significant other including two signature bowls, dessert and a bottle of wine.

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6. Apple Granny’s

Sandwich & Salad Baskets
433 Center St, Lewiston, NY 14092 | (716) 754-2028 | applegranny.com
Are you interested in the “Art of Walking” happening this summer at Artpark? If it’s is on your to-do list before summer ends, you can grab a picnic basket at the end of the event – order one online after registering for the event and it’ll be ready for you once the event is over.


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7. Frankie Primo’s +39

51 W Chippewa St, Buffalo, NY 14202 | (716) 855-3739 | frankieprimos39.com

Frankie Primo’s +39 is another great place to grab a picnic basket to-go. To place an order, simply call the restaurant and they will give you recommendations on what to include in your basket. Some of their options include a bottle of wine, paninis, and cookies. Items are served in a fancy little picnic basket. Return the basket after in order to get your deposit back.

Check out our guide to the Perfect Places to Picnic in the Park.
Did we miss one? Email us at editorial@stepoutbuffalo.com!




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