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24 Best Places for Picnic Provisions in Sonoma County

Load up your basket for a springtime picnic at these Sonoma County spots.

Picnicking in Sonoma County is not for amateurs. Here, we take our alfresco dining seriously, packing real stemware and exotic cheeses rather than plastic and PB&J. Million-dollar views of redwoods, vineyards and coastal vistas simply deserve more than a stale bag of Doritos and a microwaved burrito.

Locals often know the best spots to grab a wedge of Cambozola and a fresh baguette, a great bottle of wine and a chocolate tart on the way to a favorite retreat. But you might be surprised how many of us get a bit stumped when it comes to more off-the-beaten path picnic provisions or less-traveled viticultural regions around the Empire. No more…

As rains turn to blooms and sunny Sundays demand the dusting off of plastic tablecloths and the setting up of outdoor buffets, it seemed only natural to share some of our favorite spots to load up your basket for a springtime picnic. We also turned to friends, family, social media and readers to find their favorite hidden gems, along with solid standbys that always impress.

Divided up by viticultural region, as well as by town, this handy list includes delis, bakeries, cheese shops, groceries, produce stands and other local shops where you can find solid grub for almost any outing.

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  2. Wine Country Café & Deli is another great place to get picnicables. It is located at 5855 Sonoma Highway in the little grouping of buildings at the corner of Sonoma Highway and Melita Road, It’s tucked away in the same building as the more-visible 7-11 and gas station area. You can’t see it from Sonoma Highway. It’s a hidden treasure! Great sandwiches and Jeremiah’s Pick coffee!

  3. Oliver’s cheese dept. is better than most in the bay area. If you like to picnic with some stinky cheese, French bread, deli cuts of meat, olives, and wine or other beverage, Olivers is the place

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