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Welcome to The Picnic Basket!

Whether you're a seasoned regular or its your first time in our restaurant we want to make sure you have the best possible experience and that starts the second you step inside.

We pride ourselves on having something for everyone. Just like our flavors, our menu is BIG!

If you're not sure where to start this page is here to help. We also love giving recommendations so don't be shy to ask! Think of every employee at the Picnic Basket as your personal sandwich, salad, soup and meal consultant!

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Every week we come up with new creations that we know you'll love. Join our E-mail list or follow us on instagram for updates on our specials. 

Most specials include a small soup and chips to complete the meal. We have chef carved turkey every Tuesday and Thursday and every Saturday is a surprise!

Super Combo Meals

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Our Super Combo Meals are the best value in town! Every combo meal includes a small soup or salad, chips and a drink.

Make any house creation sandwich, wrap or regular sandwich into a super combo meal. 

If you're not sure what you want we recommend ordering any of our house creations. Each one is time tested and absolutely delicious! 

You can always customize any house creation to your liking. Every sandwich is made to order just for you. 

We pioneered wraps in the 90s before they were everywhere and now our wraps have evolved into fantastic every day favorites.

Don't forget about our grilled chicken quesadilla, a favorite for all ages. We were making quesadillas for our own lunches before we realized our customers would love them too! Our quesadillas are HUGE and taste great.

Many of our customers  have a particular vision for their sandwiches. If you're one of them you've come to the right place! We love building sandwiches from the ground up with you. To make sure you get exactly what you want we recommend ordering in the following order:

  • Bread
  • Meat
  • Cheese
  • Spreads & Dressings
  • Do you want it toasted?
  • Veggies & Any Other Toppings
  • Lastly, is it for here or to go?

We make the best salads in Chicago. Using only the highest quality and freshest ingredients all our salads are made daily. We rotate the salads so there's something different every day.

Our gourmet salads come in three sizes - small (5 oz.), medium (8 oz.) and large (16 oz.). We also have the three salad platter if you can't make up your mind or want to try a bunch!

If you're in a hurry and want a traditional lettuce based salad our ready to go salads are made fresh daily and ready for grab and go ease.

Every day we have at least two soups and chili. Our soups change every week. One of our soups will always be broth, one will always be cream and one of those will always be vegetarian. 

Join our E-mail list or follow us on instagram to find out our daily soups for the week. 

Soups come in three sizes - small (8 oz.), medium (12 oz.) and large (16 oz.). Of course if you want to take some home for the family later we have quarts of soup (32 oz.) available in the fridge for grab and go convenience.

We always have the perfect ending to your lunch or any meal. Whether its a classic chocolate chip cookie, a decadent scotcheroo or an ooey gooey seven layer bar we have desserts for everyone! (Gluten Free Options too!)