NYC Picnic Essentials by Heart of Tea

Now that Labor Day is right around the corner, the weather in NYC will be perfect for a picnic in the park! One of the greatest aspects of the city is its beautiful parks that break up the concrete and skyscrapers. We here at Heart of Tea would like to share with your our essentials for a great picnic in NYC this year.


In addition to bringing a blanket, a book, and good company, you should always pack a hearty sandwich. Before you get to the park, be sure to stop at your favorite local deli and pick up a hero.  Don’t stop at “Subway” or some fast assembly line sandwich shop.  Just like Heart of Tea, SUPPORT LOCAL!

Any good picnic must include some Brie with crackers and a bunch of red seedless grapes. I personally eat the cheese and fruit first, as an appetizer with some sweetness, before I dive into my sandwich.  Nothing classes up a picnic more than some cheese and crackers.  Consider that a hint guys if you’re making this picnic a “Date”.


The best way of rounding off a picnic is with a light dessert that won’t make you feel guilty for indulging.  Fresh fruit is always a safe bet, but if you’re doing your picnic with some ice cold Heart of Tea, maybe try and fancy biscuit or macaroon.  There are so many great pastry shops in the city, so finding a great dessert to cap your picnic off shouldn’t be an issue!

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If you’ve read our blog this far, we think it could go without saying, but just in case, “Remember to bring your favorite flavor of Heart of Tea!” What picnic would be complete without NYC’s best iced tea?  In fact, if you want all the essentials of a picnic covered in one stop, order your picnic basket from our friends over at Picnicgram.

Now that you have all the essentials, bring along a Frisbee and maybe your pet to have some fun in the sun after your meal. Feel free to post your top five essentials for a perfect picnic in NYC on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

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