I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for Spring! One of my favorite things to do is to grab a friend and picnic in the park. I’m lucky enough to live in a city where my park of choice is the ever-gorgeous Central Park, and there is nothing more lovely then a Spring picnic in Central Park. While it’s still too cold out to dig my picnic blanket out of storage, I did want to share with you guys my picnic picks from Duane Reade.

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Duane Reade’s fresh foods section always offers snacks that are perfect for dining alfresco. Recently, I swung by Duane Reade, where Spring has already made a welcome entrance, and made a few (and I use that word loosely) snacking selections.

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Salads are a great option for picnics in the park (or wherever), and Duane Reade has a ton to choose from. I chose Marinated Mozzarella & Tomatoes in Pesto and Mini Ravioli with Sundried Tomato in Pesto – oh my goodness they were both ridiculously tasty, I had to stop myself from eating all of both! The Marinated Mozzarella really has that great, bright Spring flavor. Love it.

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The Prosciutto & Mozzarella with Fig Spread on a Cranberry Fig Ficelle was a new discovery for me and a happy departure from the standard ham and cheese. I was so worried that this was going to be dry and plain, instead it was surprisingly full of flavor. The mozzarella was creamy and the cranberry fig ficelle was a perfect bread choice for this sandwich. If Duane Reade sold the ficelle separately I’d be first in line to buy.

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There are so many amazing foods to choose from, and I love that Duane Reade is so convenient. I can’t wait to for Spring – I know where I’ll be picking up all my picnic essentials from!



  1. March 17, 2014 / 9:55 pm

    Everything looks soo good! Great picnic ideas!!

    • The NYC Talon
      March 19, 2014 / 9:27 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! Yeah, it was so hard to wait to take photos, I just wanted to devour everything! 😉

    • The NYC Talon
      March 29, 2014 / 1:23 pm

      Thank you! Yeah, Duane Reade has so many tasty options for a picnic I felt completely spoiled! 😉

  2. March 18, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    Those food items look delicious and perfect for a picnic! Thanks for sharing. #client

  3. March 26, 2014 / 12:03 am

    I’m totally ready for a picnic…and picnic weather!

    • The NYC Talon
      March 29, 2014 / 1:21 pm

      Me too! I’m dying for warm weather and plenty of sunlight!

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