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Grab-and-go options for your next picnic in Madison

Pack your picnic baskets with ease by grabbing a bite at these local eateries near your favorite outdoor spots.

fauna in front of capital

The Capital grounds have plenty of lawn and bench seating.

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Save time on grocery shopping for your next outing or picnic — we’re mapping out some grab-and-go spots near your favorite outdoor spots.

BB Clarke Beach
Alimentari | This upscale Italian deli has sandwiches, wine, and snacks for a picnic date.

Olbrich Park
Michael’s Frozen Custard | Eat your custard before it melts, and grab a burger to go.

Capital grounds
Teddywedgers | This eatery is to-go only and keeps it simple with a menu consisting solely of handheld pasties.

Picnic Point
Babcock Hall Dairy Store | Pro tip: Babcock sells dry ice, so you can pack your cooler with pre-packaged ice cream without worrying about it melting.

James Madison
Pinkus McBride | This market/deli offers sandwiches, salads, and beer — picnic essentials.

Brittingham Park
Mason Lounge | Order some spicy marg crowlers online to pick up before your outing.

Note: Be sure to obtain an alcohol permit before drinking in any alcohol-free Madison parks.

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