Spring Picnicking 101

What better way to celebrate springtime than with an old-fashioned picnic? The weather is gorgeous and not too toasty, and SoCal provides plenty of scenic spots for relaxing outings, including a local park, grassy field, the beach, or a secluded spot off hiking trails in the hills.

One of the great things about a picnic is you can totally tailor the experience. Hang out with friends, family members, or your S.O. (aka sweetie!). Or if you need some quality Me Time, just commune with Mother Nature. No matter who you invite, you’ll want to stock up on supplies for your sun-soaked adventure. A comfy blanket is a must, as is sunscreen. You may want to pack eco-friendly bug repellent to keep those ants at bay. Because, like you, they’re craving the best part of the picnicking experience — the food! Choose a delicious spread to suit your adventure. Keep it casual with deli sandwiches or go full-on fancy with wine, charcuterie, and artisan cheese. Très gourmet!

Whatever the plan, we’re here to help you select the perfect provisions for your exciting excursion. So review our guide below and fill your shopping basket with everything you need for your picnic basket!

Custom-Made Sandwiches

BF deli chefs will make your sandwich your way, whether you prefer classics like tuna, ham, and roast beef — or roasted hand-carved turkey and grilled tri-tip. Choose from a wide array of breads, cheeses, and cheeses to personalize everyone’s picnic fave.

 

Prepared Salads

Salads can serve as a side dish or a light, healthy meal. We offer a fresh, seasonal selection, including Traditional Garden Salad, Santa Fe Chicken Salad, Chicken Caesar Salad, Salad Niçoise, and many more. Don’t forget picnic standards, like potato salad and chicken salad, or try our quinoa and wheat berry salads for a refreshing alternative!

 

Olives and More Olives

From Greek to Kalamata to stuffed with peppers or cheese, our famous olive bar features a diverse selection of this savory appetizer and snack. Indulge your olive love!

 

Cheese & Charcuterie

Bored with the same old cheese board? Make it special with our European imported and domestic cheeses Then pair them with a selection of charcuterie, and you’ve just elevated your picnic to the four-star level!

 

Grab-and-Go Items

These foods are ready to go — and ready to feed many! In addition to our high-quality premade salads, our deli has flute sandwiches to slice and share. Fill out your feast with cheese and vegetable trays, 7-layer bean dip, and house-made dips with crackers.

 

Canned Wines

No corkscrew needed! You’ll never get stuck trying to dig out a cork with a knife or your keys (what a challenge!) when you stock up on our canned wines. Plus, they’re small, portable, and easy to chill, which makes them can-venient for picnic imbibing. Choose from a wide variety by Alloy Wine Works, Tangent, Casa Luigi, and West + Wilder.

 

Houseware Supplies

Oh sure, you could just eat with your fingers! But why not make things easier (and make less mess) with the proper utensils and supplies? Pick up our reusable plastic utensils, as well as small cutting boards and Corkcicle canisters that help keep beverages cold and hot — and come in a variety of sizes.