Picnic Planner

What's your idea of the perfect picnic? Whether it's foie gras and Chardonnay at a secluded site or just a bucket of fast-food chicken at a neighborhood park, here's where to spread your blanket and fill your basket--plus some backup plans.

Updated: June 18, 2001


Reid's Fine Foods

225 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Cost Plus World Market

9557 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273

Find international gourmet specialties at this Pier 1/Target hybrid.

Fresh Market

4223 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211

Harris Teeter

6701 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28211

Picnic Spots

Marshall Park

Second and McDowell streets, Charlotte, NC 28204

Freedom Park

1900 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203

Jetton Park

19000 Jetton Rd, Cornelius, NC 28078

Enjoy a picnic lunch lakeside.

Reedy Creek Nature Ctr

2900 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte, NC 28215

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

6500 S New Hope Rd, Belmont, NC 28012

Rain Checks

Fuel Pizza

1501 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

Take home a New York-style pizza and let the kids picnic on the living room floor while watching videos.

Price's Chicken Coop

1614 Camden Rd, Charlotte, NC 28203

Get Charlotte's best fried chicken and picnic in your car.

Harper's Restaurant

6518 Fairview Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210

Harper's-to-Go has everything for the fancy home picnic.

Azteca Family Mexican Rstrnt

1863 W Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28052

Don't get all wet -- spice things up with some Mexican food and add variety to the living room picnic.

Lotus Chinese Cuisine

3716 W WT Harris Blvd Ste E, Charlotte, NC 28269

For a more authentic Chinese picnic, share entrees in the family room or while watching movies.