Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a family feast, Rachel Kingsbury, owner of the Grocery in Ohio City, says picnics provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy seasonal foods such as roasted carrots, broccoli and Brussels sprouts or a kale salad with lemon tahini dressing in idyllic settings.
“Seasonal vegetables are good for a beachside picnic because they’re going to be at the optimum freshness,” says Kingsbury.
She suggests stocking up on crunchy handmade crackers from Le Cracker in Cleveland Heights or multigrain bread and baguettes from Blackbird Baking Co. in Lakewood to go alongside easily packaged organic pastas, potato salad and hummus.
Don’t forget to pick up the Grocery’s cold-pressed juices such as its popular, tart apple or jalapeno concoctions. “It’s spicy with a kick at the end,” she says. “They keep you hydrated and have more nutritional value than pop.”
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July 1, 2019