Soak Up The Sun with Picnics On-The-Go

Nothing compares to a great picnic with a beautiful view!  Pairing parks with locally-owned restaurants, this listing allows you to call ahead to place a carry-out order before driving to the park to enjoy a meal in the great outdoors.  Bring a tablecloth and you are ready to commune with nature and satisfy your appetite at the same time.

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Country Grains Bakery
+1 (419) 824-8400
6808 Sylvania Ave
Sylvania, OH 43560

Made to order sandwiches on homemade bread!  Also, don’t forget one of their huge cookies.

Olander Park
6930 Sylvania Ave.
Sylvania, OH 43560

1.1 mile paved trail, swimming area, boat rentals, community garden, picnic areas. Native plantings.

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Halftime Pizza
7702 W. Bancroft
Toledo, OH. 43617

Pizza like MylesBG (of blessed memory)  made!  Also sandwiches, subs and salads. Just a few minutes to the park, further west on Bancroft.

Secor Metropark
10001 W Central Ave
Berkey, OH 43504

A gorgeous park with many walking trails, picnic areas and peace and quiet.  Access from W. Bancroft or Central Ave.

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Garden Harvest Marketplace
(419) 491-0049
8060 Airport Hwy
Holland, OH 43528

Pick up made to order sandwiches from this gem or a food store. Garden Harvest features all-natural meats, salads made from fresh vegetables, homemade sides, deviled eggs, salty snacks and more. Great selection of beer and wine, too.

Oak Openings Metropark
4139 Girdham Rd
Swanton, OH 43558

Our area’s largest park offers a variety of topographies, picnic areas, large playgrounds and a fishing spot.

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Briarfield Cafe
3220 Briarfield Blvd.
Maumee, OH 43537
419 865 7260

A scrumptious diner/cafe menu offering comfort food.  Burgers, perch, bologna and chicken sandwiches, Rubens, meatloaf , salads (Caesar, strawberry-spinach, Asian, Greek, taco) — all work well for a picnic.

Sidecut Metropark
1025 W River Rd
Maumee, OH 43537

A beautiful park with numerous areas for picnicking, playing and enjoying nature.

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Barry’s Bagels
3301 Central Ave.
Toledo, OH

Toledo’s favorite bagel maker makes huge sandwiches to take to Toledo’s favorite park.  Homemade bagels (15+ varieties), flavored cream cheeses, quality deli meats and cheeses, good rye bread, pickles, homemade slaw, pasta and potato salads and fresh cookies.

Wildwood Metropark
5100 Central Ave.
Toledo, OH 43537

Toledo’s favorite park!

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Original Sub Shop
402 Broadway St.
Toledo, OH 43604
(419) 243-4857

Unique, homemade subs and extras. Traditional subs (ramped up), inventive sub ingredients like curry-chickpea and goat cheese combinations are the mainstay, and don’t forget the salads: chefs, tuna, marinated veggies.  Most ingredients are locally sourced, featuring All-Crumbs Bakery breads. Happy, healthy food!

Middlegrounds Metropark
111 Ottawa Street
Toledo, OH 43604

On the River with a spectacular view of downtown Toledo.  Bring your fishing pole!

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Salad Gallery Deli
3023 Navarre Ave
Oregon, OH 43616
(419) 691-4888

Salads are their game. Big and tasty,  try two or three in one container. Try the Betty’s, or tuna pasta,  Waldorf, mixed fruit, Santa Fe Chicken, or Mediterranean.  Also try a sandwich or sub — from a  wide variety of choices.  

Howard Marsh Park
611 S Howard Rd
Curtice, OH 43412

The area’s newest park for bird watching was created from farmland to help restore part of a 1,000-acre wetland near the lakeshore in Jerusalem Township. The park offers trails, a ¼ mile boardwalk, kayak access points and benches perfect for birding and lunch.

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Dale’s Diner
34 N. Third Street
Waterville, Ohio 43566
(419) 441 0044

Salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers from the same people serving up great bar food at Dale’s Bar and Grille in Maumee!  Dale’s Diner features 9 salads, wraps and burgers, over 25 sandwiches, soups and chili. 

Bend View Metropark
10613 S River Rd
Waterville, OH 43566

Picnic at a 90 degree bend in the mighty Maumee River.  Then, walk the beautiful towpath.



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