Are you planning a picnic? Support local businesses and visit what we like to call "Picnic Row" in Murray Hill for all of your provisions.
Your first stop is Community Loaves (1120 Edgewood Ave. S). This neighborhood favorite for locally made sourdough bread has been in business since 2012. Pick out a few loaves for your picnic foundation; personal favorites include the country white, rosemary garlic, and olive and thyme (this one is only available on Fridays). In addition to the scrumptious bread, you can also find an array of pastries to tempt you!
Next, walk over to Grater Goods (1080 Edgewood Ave. S, #9). This newly opened cheese and charcuterie shop is a picnic lovers dream! Owner Jennifer Harvey is a well-versed aficionado on all things cheese and charcuterie, and will give you fantastic recommendations based on your favorite styles and your Community Loaves selections. You’ll also find small batch chocolates, honey, jams, mustards, olives, nuts, and more to add to your picnic. Don't miss the beautiful selection of cheese boards, should you need one.
Once your meat and cheese have been selected, walk next door to Bernie’s Wine Stop (1080 Edgewood Ave. S, #8). The extremely knowledgeable staff is happy to help you navigate their extensive selections. Bernie’s is known for their customer service, and you’re sure to leave happy with a bottle (or two) that will pair well with the rest of your picnic.
After you have a bountiful picnic basket, head to your favorite local park. If you’d like to stay in the Murray Hill neighborhood, we recommend the expansive Four Corners Park (4602 Lawnview St.). With established trees, lush greenery, and historic homes surrounding it this park is a lovely backdrop for your perfect picnic.
Do you have favorite picks at any of the places we mentioned? Leave a comment with your recommendations!