Whether enjoyed in the middle of a hike or as a standalone activity at one of the beautiful Vail parks, outdoor meals are a favorite Vail Valley summer activity. Sourcing and packing the ultimate picnic is an art form, and here are some ideas to make your next Vail picnic a memorable one.
Pick up Sandwiches
Avon Bakery & Deli offers a variety of picnic-friendly goodies, including wrapped sandwiches to go, freshly baked goods and bags of chips. It's located at 0025 Hurd Lane, #4 in Avon.
Joe's Famous Deli in Vail Village has a variety of sandwiches including Turkey Day (roasted turkey, warm mushroom stuffing, cranberry sauce and mayo) and the Italian (capicola, mortadella, genoa salami, pepperoni, provolone, red onion, tomato, cabbage, mayo and vinaigrette). It's located at 288 Bridge Street in Vail.
Northside Grab & Go in West Vail serves a delicious ready-to-eat menu, ideal for a picnic breakfast or lunch. Stop by the deli for a sandwich or pack a salad. It's located at 2271 N. Frontage Road W. in Vail.
Pack a sandwich in your bag and explore the area by foot, bike or car – and hopefully with your dog!
Go to Market
The Village Market, found at the Riverwalk at Edwards shopping center, is a locally owned grocery store offering lots of picnic-friendly goodies. Check out the cheese section as well as the gluten-free treat section. It's located at 34295 Highway 6 in Edwards.
The Bookworm of Edwards is a fun stop for a smoothie and a new book. Head here before heading out for a quiet day at Nottingham Park in Avon. It's located at 295 Main Street in Edwards.
Need a Blanket?
Hygge Life in EagleVail and Mountain Tees in Lionshead both carry blankets worthy of your next picnic. Hygge Life is located at 41149 U.S. Highway 6 in EagleVail. Mountain Tees is at 531 E. Lionshead Circle in Vail.
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