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Welcome to The Picnic Basket!

Started in 1981, The Picnic Basket Restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Libertyville has been a cornerstone of the town for generations. We serve a wide variety of gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts and pride our selves on the most fresh, delicious and healthy food. At The Picnic Basket your food is prepared to order with care, quickly and conveniently. All food is available for dine in or for carry-out. 

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Dedicated Staff

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 go 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 take the extra step to show our customers how special they are—thank you!

Food Allergies

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.