Eating and drinking outside with friends and family is one of life’s little luxuries and as the weather warms up, we wanted to bring the restaurant experience to your gathering. From chef-curated grilling kits and DIY lobster rolls, to pintxo picnics and more, check out these to-go options perfect for your next picnic or outdoor dining at home.

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Summer House - Lincoln Park picnic

Backyard Barbecue

The smell of barbecue in the fresh springtime air… It doesn’t get much better than that!  From grilling kits to ready-to-eat family meal feasts, take your backyard barbecue up a notch.

Bub City Rib Painting

Barbecue is synonymous with summer, and Bub City is offering BBQ packages for carryout, featuring your choice of meat like 18-Hr Smoked Natural Brisket, Fried Chicken Tenders (River North only) or Charcoal-Roasted Baby Back Ribs. BBQ packages serve 4-6 people and come with sides and cookies. Might we suggest extra napkins for all the finger lickin’ good sauce? Order from Bub City – River North.  Order from Bub City – Rosemont.

 

L Woods ribs
Have the ultimate BBQ at home with L. Woods‘ BBQ Pack for Two that includes Caesar Salad, BBQ Baby Back Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni & Cheese, Coleslaw, and Key Lime Pie for $79.95, plus tax. The BBQ Pack is available daily for carryout and delivery only. Call 847-677-3350 or order the L. Woods BBQ Pack for 2 online.

 

Seaside's spread
Seaside’s To Go offers a family meal for four that brings the flavors of the Jersey Shore to your backyard. Featuring Fried Chicken, a full slab of Baby Back Ribs, a green salad, mac & cheese, and a pint of peppermint ice cream for $64, plus tax for delivery, and $59, plus tax for carryout. Call 773-248-1749 or place your order for Seaside’s online.

 

Wildfire Chopped Salad
Pick-up one of Wildfire – Tysonsfamily meals such as the Chicken Dinner, Baby Back Ribs Dinner, Salmon Dinner and Steak Dinner. Click here to check out the menu and order Wildfire’s family meals online.

 

Looking for grilling tips and tricks from our chefs? Click here. 

 

Perfect picnic

Beatrix Market Picnic Basket

Zip through Beatrix Market for ready-made salads, sandwiches, spreads, cocktails to-go, wine and sweets. Order from Beatrix Market – StreetervilleOrder from Beatrix Market – Fulton Market | Order from Beatrix Market – Loop | Order from Beatrix Market – DePaul Loop

 

Seafood Roll Kit at Quality Crab & Oyster Bah
Quality Crab & Oyster Bah‘s Seafood Roll Kit includes four Seafood Rolls, Garden Salad, Boardwalk Fries, and Peppermint Ice Cream for $79, plus tax (gratuity not included). You can order the kit to “build-it-yourself” or have the rolls assembled and ready to eat. Call 773-248-3000 or order the Bah Seafood Roll Kit online.


RJ Grunts fried chicken buffalo sandwich
Pack up the kids and head to RJ Grunts, located across from the Lincoln Park Zoo. Make lunchtime a breeze by grabbing some of their signature burgers, wraps, fried chicken sandwiches and more. Do yourself a favor and don’t forget to add on a hand-dipped milkshake! Order carryout from RJ Grunts online.

 

RPm Italian Caprese Sandwich D.C.
RPM Italian – D.C.’s sandwich boxed lunches are the perfect grab-and-go option for your next picnic. Choose from a menu of Italian-inspired sandwiches like the Chicken Parmesan Sandwich, Meatball Sandwich, Vegetarian Sandwich, or VIP Sandwich made with 600-Day Prosciutto, basil pesto and imported burrata. These boxed lunches are $15 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included) and come with kettle chips. Email RPMItalianDCParties@leye.com to place your order 24 hours prior to pick-up.

 

Staycation Vibes

Mon Ami Gabi Catering
Feed your inner travel bug with Mon Ami Gabi – Chicago. The Petite Fête menu features appetizers, custom sandwich platters, salads and mini desserts.  To order, e-mail monamichgoparties@leye.com or click here to submit a catering inquiry to Mon Ami Gabi in Chicago.

 

Catering spread from Aba
Bring the Mediterranean vibes with you for your next outdoor picnic! Aba Catering offers a mezze-style meal perfect for the whole family. All menu items serve 8-10 people and serving utensils are included.  48-hour notice is required for all catering orders. Order Aba Catering online or email abaparties@leye.com to place your order.

 

Tallboy Taco Bar
Tallboy Taco’s taco bar is available for groups of 2 or 4 and includes Carne Asada & Chimichurri Chicken, Flour and Corn Tortillas, Queso, Pico de Gallo, Limes, Cilantro & Onion, Red and Green Salsa, Guacamole, Corn Fundito, Tortilla Chips and Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats. The kit for 2 is $59.95, plus tax, and the kit for 4 is $99.95 plus tax. The Casamigos Margarita Kit includes a 375ml bottle of Casamigos blanco tequila, limes, 2 housemade mixes (Lime Agave and Hibiscus Lemonade) and a tin of lime-Tajin salt. The kit includes a cocktail jigger, collectable Cantaritos glassware and a recipe card. The Casamigos Margarita Kit is $65, plus tax. The kits are available for carryout and delivery via Tock or by calling the restaurant at 312-584-3192Order Tallboy Taco’s Fiesta Taco Bar or Margarita Kit

For a full list of our family meals, cocktail kits and booze to-go, click here.

 

When you’ve volunteered to bring dessert

Beatrix Cookie Dough

Beatrix is selling cookie dough six-packs, with flavors including chocolate chunk, butterscotch oatmeal, magic, Nutella and raspberry macaroon (GF). Get your hands on the cookie kits by ordering online. Order from Beatrix – StreetervilleOrder from Beatrix – Fulton MarketOrder from Beatrix – River NorthOrder from Bearix – Oak Brook

 

Assorted cookies from Summer House

Swing by the Market at Summer House – Lincoln Park or Summer House – North Bethesda to sweeten up your picnic party. Snag an assortment of the famous house-baked cookies and desserts to-go.

 

Wow Bao Dessert Bao

If your crew is into trying something new, wow them with Wow Bao’s dessert baos, including the Chocolate Bao made with chocolate and ginger or the Coconut Custard Bao made with light and creamy coconut custard. These hand-held desserts are available at all Wow Bao locations, order from the Wow Bao nearest you.

After the kids go to sleep, how about a little nightcap and dessert on your patio? Check out our list of top desserts to order for carryout and delivery.

 

Happy Hour

French 75 from Summer House

A refreshing drink on your balcony is a great way to end the day. These cocktail kits will help you to mix up your favorite libations like a professional bartender.

Prefer to spend happy hour at one of our restaurants? Check out these happy hour deals and specials near you.

 

Mai Tai Kit from Gin & Juice
Gin and Juice offers individually bottled cocktails and group cocktail kits like the Espresso Martini, Mai Tai, Paloma and Sesame Old Fashioned. Group cocktail kits include everything you need from spirits to mixers like fresh squeezed juices, hand-crafted cordials, syrups, and garnishes, to a selection of bar tools and specialty cocktail ice. Order Gin and Juice online.

Big Bowl shares their Blackberry-Rosemary Sangria recipe, the perfect pitcher cocktail to enjoy outside.

 

mai tai from three dots and a dash
Tiki cocktails are best paired with vitamin D. Three Dots and a Dash has an array of individually bottled cocktails and build-your-own cocktail kits available for carryout and delivery. Bring home some of your favorite drinks. Order from Three Dots and a Dash online.

Prefer to have our bar teams to mix up the cocktail for you? We’ve got a plethora of restaurants offering cocktails to-go near you! Check out a list of all of our cocktails to-go available near you!