Make a Picnic in Your Living Room


What better way to take full advantage of this Stay at Home order than by creating a picnic in the comfort of your own home. Although summer days are still ahead of us, you can get a head start on the traditional summer season favorites whether you have a taste for grilled,  ballpark staples, or your favorite wines, here is a list of options with pickup or delivery services. If you can’t pack a picnic no worries there are several options to have a picnic packed for you. 

George’s Hot Dogs 

If there’s one food that screams summer, it’s a hot dog and by hot dog we mean the Chicago-style Hot Dog. This family owned Bucktown legend has been around since 1948  and offers their famous traditional Chicago-Style Hot Dog served on a poppy-seed steamed bun, topped with Mustard, relish, chopped onions, tomato, pickle & hot sport peppers that will sure leave you wishing you ordered more than one!  In addition to their famous hot dogs, they also have traditional homemade Greek and American meals all available through GrubHub. 

Public House

If you’re looking for the perfect burger, nothing says summer like a big, juicy burger on your plate with bold seasoning topped with everything from the standard L-T-O to bacon and more. Treat yourself to Public House’s original burger topped with stretchy cheese, garlic mayo that’s nicely salted and pleasantly seasoned served on a Hawaiian sesame bun. This definitely is the kind of burger that would complete your picnic available through GrubHub, Ubereats, Caviar and Doordash. 

 Centennial Crafted Beer & Eatery

 When creating a picnic, sandwiches are an essential meal that fits in your hand.  Why settle for the same boring ham and cheese sandwich when you can go beyond that with Centennial Crafted Beer & Eatery’s.  Offering 5 different sandwich options and delivery services from the restaurant there is an easy way to get your hands on their Mesquite Smoked Pork Sandwich, House-Smoked BLT, Grilled Cheese, Polish Sausage Sandwich or Corned Beef Sandwich. 

City Winery 

A picnic with bottles of wine and a cheese board is a must and thankfully City Winery nestled in the West Loop has them both! For $30 you can get a Cheese and Charcuterie Board filled with meats and cheeses accompanied by fruit, nuts and crackers that makes for the perfect finger food to snack on. Of course, you can’t forget the wine, with over 10 individual bottles to choose from you can’t go wrong with their City Winery 3 pack options, the more the merrier!  

Vanille Patisserie 

A picnic is not complete without the sweets and who said you can’t order dessert for delivery?   Craving for cake, cookies or macarons? For $35 you can get the “Chicago Strong cake”, choose from red velvet with cream cheese filling or white buttermilk with cookie dough filling all topped with macarons and a cupcake with the outside decorated like the Chicago flag!  Vanille is also selling Take & Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies for $9.95 for you to bake in your own kitchen and a 3 piece Quarantine Macaron Snack pack for $6.95.  These shareable desserts call for a sweet ending to your day.  

 *Note: These businesses were open on the date of publication, but due to the current economic climate that could change. Please check if the businesses are still open and offering these deals when necessary.*

Written by: Monica Liwag

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