This year is definitely the year of the picnic. With social distancing and the summer heat, it feels like the easiest way to get some relief is to enjoy an evening meal in the park. Luckily, with our close proximity to Prospect Park, we often get to assist Larder customers in gathering items for their perfect picnic basket; a task we thoroughly enjoy. The beautiful thing (we think) about the Larder, is that we offer premium, high quality foods, that are meant for life on the go. Our meals are designed to be eaten at your dinner table, on your picnic blanket, and occasionally on our outdoor seating when you want to hang with us. We strongly believe that good food is community; and that’s exactly what we hope to foster. So on your way to the park or beach this summer, keep us in mind. Below we have highlighted some of our favorite picnic items, including sandwiches, salads, and more. Order these items and more (including personal sized cheese boards) here.
Larder Sandwiches are a big part of who we are. Since reopening, our Chef has put a lot of work into re-imagining Larder sandwiches to be both more affordable, and more delicious. This is why we have lowered all of our sandwich prices and refined the menu options. We’ve added some new ones to the menu and re-vamped some old favorites. Below you’ll find a selection of our favorite ones for picnicking, however, our selection spans further than these.
While we love all of our sandwiches, this one will always have a special place in our hearts. Only available during the summer months, the G’Tom has marinated green tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, lettuce, basil, and mayo; all on a crunchy baguette. The tomatoes provide a tangy flavor, followed up by the coolness of the fresh mozzarella. This sandwich literally tastes like summer.
The cucumber sandwich is new and quickly rising to becoming a favorite. Don’t let the name fool you–this is not some tiny hors d’oeuvres that we associate with cucumber sandwiches. This one has herb cream cheese, cucumbers, radish, and house-made olive tapenade; all on sliced whole wheat bread. It is both satisfying and filling.
Yeah, you read that right. Here at the Larder, we love ranch. Much of our team enjoys it on everything…pizza, french fries….you name it. And honestly, who doesn’t love garlic? Knowing these two things, Chef Fred came up with his own black garlic ranch. This sandwich combines this delicious umami filled dip with a classic chicken salad. Sweet and juicy grapes, house roasted chicken, crisp lettuce; all on sliced whole wheat bread.
We offer a selection of salads, perfect as sides or your main course. Here are two of our favorites:
This salad puts the idea of salads being lame or unsatisfying to shame. Duck confit on a bed of greens with mint, chorizo, radish, cherry tomatoes, and croutons; complete with a lemon dressing on the side. It is incredibly refreshing, the fresh mint making it a necessity for a picnic in the New York heat.
We love this side so much, we often eat it as our main course. White and pinto beans with jalapeno, corn, cherry tomatoes, and red bell peppers. It has a nice hint of spice and is delicious with tortilla chips or on its own.
Beverages and Snacks
Our drink case is filled with fruity and sweet San Pellegrinos, a variety of locally made kombuchas, tangy lemonades, and more. We’ve recently expanded our beer selection, which you can read about here. Some of our favorite snacks include:
These sweet little bites are a blend of walnuts, almonds, peanuts, and hazelnuts; all dipped in dark chocolate and kept in the fridge so they’re nice and cool.
Chef Fred doesn’t play around when it comes to childhood favorites. These rice krispie treats are made with duck fat and sprinkled with paprika; giving them a smoky savory flavor you didn’t know a rice krispie could have.
In addition to these snacks, we have house-made gelato, chocolate chip cookies, and personal sized cheeseboards! We also have a variety of chips, jerky, popcorn, fruit snacks, and more.
We are open Wednesday-Sunday from 12-5 on weekdays and 10-5 on Saturdays and Sundays. You can place an order ahead of time for pickup or delivery, or just walk in and see us (but please wear a face covering). Place an order here and come see us for all of your picnic needs!