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Where to Find Picnic Essentials in Downtown Coral Gables

Picnicking with your family is one of the safest activities you can do right now. And autumn calls for a picnic in Coral Gables. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered!

First things first, you need a blanket to sit on, utensils to eat with, glassware to drink with, and of course, a basket. Luckily, Violetas is the one-stop shop for it all! Pick up one of their beautiful throws that can be used at home after, spacious baskets to carry food and other items, grab a set of utensils and find some cute cups to use for toasting to the fall weather!

Next, it’s time for the most important part of the picnic: the food. Graziano’s Market will have just what you’re looking for on your outdoor adventure. Pick up a couple of your favorite Argentine meats and other picnic favorites such as tomatoes, bread, olives, and fruit! Head to Sacha’s Café to pick up one of their incredible sandwiches or salads.  They also have a wide selection of meats and cheeses for an on-the-go charcuterie board. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to your picnic, Carrot Express has a wide selection of power bowls, salads, wraps, acai bowls, platters, burgers, and more to take with you on the go.

After you’ve done the bulk of your shopping, it’s time for the next most important part of a picnic: the wine! Mystic Wine & Spirits and Wolfe’s Wine Shoppe have an incredible selection of wines for you to enjoy on your picnic. Grab a bottle (or a few) to taste and enjoy while you’re eating your delicious spread. Also be sure to check out the gourmet cheese selection at Mystic Wine & Spirits to add to your picnic!

Last but not least, you can’t have a meal without dessert! Chocolate Fashion has an incredible selection of pastries that will end your picnic perfectly. Choose from a wide variety of Danishes, brownies, muffins, cookies, croissants, and other freshly baked goods. If you’re looking for cupcakes or cake as your dessert option, Misha’s Cupcakes has over 30 different flavors to choose from.

McBride Plaza and Pittman Park are picnic location options inside or just outside of Downtown Coral Gables. If you’re looking for a bigger park with more scenery, you can find a list of great Coral Gables parks here.

Now you have what you need to plan the perfect picnic. All that’s left is to enjoy and have a good time!