This Independence Day, local restaurants are making it easy to skip the sit-down service. Whether you’ve decided to throw your own party or are getting ready to brave the crowds and stake your claim of the Mall, you can officially leave the cooking to someone else. We offer three fabulous options for take-out picnic-ing that will make your July Fourth the most memorable yet.
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace Picnic Baskets
The spot offers the signature fried chicken dinner buckets including corn muffins, spicy slaw, potato salad, and even dessert, two blueberry pies, a tablecloth, and eco-friendly utensils for $35. 1612 14th St. NW, 202-319-1612
Cuba Libre BBQ Bento Box
Put a little Cuban spin on your picnic with a $16.50 bento box, with guava BBQ ribs, churrasco slider, lechón pulled pork slider, and ice cream sandwich. 801 9th St. NW, 202-408-1600
Shake Shack Picnic Menu
Just in time for the Fourth of July, Shake Shack is bringing back its picnic-style menu, including the Shack corn dog ($4.50), Vienna all-beef hot dogs dipped in house-made corn batter, cooked golden brown, and served with Rick’s Picks sweet corn relish, and the Blueberry Pie Oh My Concrete ($4.25-$6.50, PICTURED), vanilla frozen custard blended with house-made blueberry pie. Grab ‘em to-go for a festive mini feast. July 3-6. At all locations except the stadium