All PostsAustin LivingDesign + Lifestyle

GOT AUSTIN: Backyard Picnic Essentials

As the weather gets warmer, the urge to get outside grows. Since summer in Austin looks a little different this year, why not dine outdoors with some alfresco picnicking. So whether you’ll be picnicking in your backyard while social distancing or gathering some essentials now for future picnicking, we’ve rounded up all of your picnic essentials and some local favorite spreads.

Picnic set

It wouldn’t be a picnic without a picnic basket! This picnic basket is part basket, part bag making it the perfect option. It includes all of the necessities for a picnic, with plenty of room for wine, cheese, and lunch inside!

These fun and bold Katie Kime dishes are great for a quick lunch outdoors and can easily be packed inside a picnic basket or used solo.

Pleated design plates

On those hot summer Austin days, finding some shade is key. This chic striped umbrella offers a stylish way to avoid the heat and a pair of sunburned shoulders.

The YETI Roadie® is your picnic basket’s new best friend. With its compact body and rotomolded construction, this small but mighty outdoor cooler is ready to keep your drinks cold all day long, no matter the temperature.

Seafoam hard Yeti cooler
Striped blanket

This soft yet rugged blanket is perfect for any picnic and comes in four different color options.

It’s time to swap that disposable plastic cutlery for a reusable bamboo set. These reusable utensils are great for picnics AND for the environment.

Cloth napkins

Who doesn’t enjoy a little style with their outdoor meal? These darling cotton napkins come in a set of 4 and will last for many summers to come.

Drink up! This insulated wine tote bag is the perfect picnic accessory for the season and tote-ally keeps your booze cold.  Add your own monogram at home to this fun bag for some extra flair!

Wine cooler
Woven picnic chair

Take your picnic to the next level with this rattan fold and carry chair. It’s perfect for any outdoor outing and easy to carry on the go!



The options for the perfect picnic spread are endless in Austin. Try a few of our favorites below!

Antonelli’s Cheese Shop  |  Available for curbside pick-up  |  512.531.9610

Food! Food!  |  Available for pick-up  |  512.474.8515

Lee’s Meat Market  |  Offering pick-up and limited hours  |  512.467.6700  

Lucy’s Fried Chicken  |  Offering pick-up at all locations

Mozart’s Coffee Roasters  |  Available for curbside pick-up and delivery  |  512.477.2900

Royal Blue Grocery  |  Offering contact-less, doorstep delivery

Spread & Co.  |  Offering contact-less, doorstep delivery  |  512.814.2002

Swedish Hill  |  Open with limited hours  | 512.472.1347

Terry Black’s Barbeque  |  Offering to-go orders, curbside pick-up & delivery  |  512.394.5899

Tiny Pies  |  Available for curbside pick-up & delivery  |  512.531.9610