Summer and picnics just go together. Whether it’s a fancy occasion, meeting up with friends we’re seeing for the first time in awhile, or heading out to the beach, summer is full of occasions to throw down a blanket and eat outside! We’ve put together the NoHo Perfect Picnic Guide to help you have the best time possible.
Cote a Coast, The Basket: Cote a Coast, a design shop in NoHo located on the Bowery, has a huge selection of immaculately designed homewares. We simply love their selection of wicker picnic baskets that have a timeless look. Shop it here.
Mercer Street Books, A New Used Read: Spending afternoon on the picnic blanket is easy with a great new book or two, and Mercer Street Books is a fantastic place to pick up a new read! They have a huge selection on pretty much any topic! Learn more here.
Package Free Shop, Eco-friendly Travel Dishes: Nobody wants to pack a dish in the stained tupperware that’s carried a hundred lunches. Online favorite Package Free Shop recently set up on Bond Street with a huge selection of reusable containers. Not only will you do something good for the planet, but your dish will look great doing so! Get more information here.
Heywear, New Sunglasses: Sitting outside all day sounds great until the glare starts to kick in at 4:30, and not long after you can’t even look at your phone anymore because it’s just that bright. Worry no more! Heywear, a new NoHo company changing the eyewear game, offers sunglasses, both prescription and regular, in a variety of styles at an affordable price. Make an appointment here.
Astor Place Greenmarket, The Freshest Summer Fruit: Eating seasonal is the best, and for all the work you’ll do to make this picnic great, nothing’s going to beat the fresh, locally grown watermelon, strawberries, and other goodies you bring from the Astor Place Greenmarket. Shop these local farms every Tuesday.
ATLA, Tasty To-Go Margs: This award-winning Mexican hotspot has the answer to afternoons that might be a little too hot for a picnic has incredible margaritas that come in an easy-to-transport container and take just a few minutes to get ready! Order online here.
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, A Full Spread of Antipasti: Did you know you can take some of the best homemade flavors of Il Buco with your wherever you’re headed? They have a full selection of house-made antipasti available to order. From cured meats, to olives, breads, and more, they’ve got everything to elevate your picnic spread! More info here.
NoHo Wines and Spirits, Lots of Bubbly: No picnic’s complete without a little bubbly. It’s a crowd-pleaser, easy to transport, and is refreshing on a hot summer’s day! NoHo Wines and Spirits has a nice selection of pre-chilled bottles to choose from, perfect for last minute shopping. Visit them at 639 Broadway.
Funny Face Bakery, Picnic-Perfect Cookies: These cookies are fan-favorites for a reason. They’re known for their constantly changing selection of hand-decorated cookies featuring icons from pop culture and memes. If you’re celebrating something, you can even order custom cookies! Place an order here.
Showfields, The Snacks: The most interesting store in the world has a fantastic, a curated selection of snacks that everybody at the picnic is guaranteed to enjoy! With options for just about every diet, you’re sure to find something that works for everybody’s new diets. See the selection here.
Not sure where to go out for a picnic? Why not visit Manuel Plaza, NoHo’s new park right on East 4th Street between Lafayette and Bowery!