Welcome to The Picnic Basket website. From here you can peruse our restaurant menu, see pictures of the taste tantalizing foods we offer, find our location and hours, and link to the website for Gourmet Food Works, the catering and event planning side of The Picnic Basket.

Treat yourself to a lunch like no other at The Picnic Basket! We offer a vast array of :

  • Gigantic, scrumptious, original sandwiches,
  • Creative, one of a kind salads,
  • Made from scratch soups
  • Taste tantalizing, homemade desserts.

Each day The Picnic Basket offers a minimum of two homemade soups, including our notorious Cream of Chicken Wild Rice (every Thursday). We also offer two or three specials daily, often with items hot off the grill, such as massive Chicken Quesadillas and hearty Reuben Sandwiches. We pride ourselves on our wide selection of original sandwiches, including the infamous #4 and the Sunken Sub, and our over-sized wraps are truly the best! Compliment your meal with a side of one of our unique, gourmet salads and/or one of our scrumptious desserts and your palate is sure to be sated.

Guests are welcome to dine-in at The Picnic Basket, which has a friendly, cozy, inviting atmosphere. Phone ahead, fax, and Uber Eats orders are welcome and carry out is always available. During the warmer months, check out our “Overflow Seating” at one of the picnic tables across the street in beautiful Cook Park.

The Picnic Basket takes the utmost care in preparing the best quality food which is healthy, nutritious and delicious. All items are prepared daily with freshly baked breads, hand selected vegetables and fruits, and premium meats and cheeses. In fact, eating healthy never tasted so good. All items are prepared on location, ensuring freshness, taste, and quality. Our food is always fresh, always fast, and always fun!

Daily Soups and Specials are listed on this website and emailed weekly. To receive our weekly email detailing the soups and specials for each day, just send us your email address and you will be included on our email list!


We want to publicly acknowledge our exceptional staff at The Picnic Basket and Gourmet Food Works. Many have been with us for several years, and our heartfelt thanks goes out to every single employee—from the kitchen staff who continue to amaze us, to the servers, drivers, administrative, and front of the house operations staff who effortlessly manage logistics for several customers and events daily. All of our employees go the extra step to show our customers how very special they are—thank you!


We serve products containing: wheat, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, soy and gluten. Please inform us if you have a food allergy, intolerance or sensitivity when you order. We cannot guarantee that cross-contact will not occur with these foods in the restaurant.