Where to grab your picnic essentials
Now that you’re convinced a picnic should be in your future, let’s chat about the food. It is, after all, one of the most important components of such a venture. Blue Ridge is rich with options, and here are a few ideas we know you’ll love.
Nomad Market will pack a Lake Lunch for you - a simple sandwich, drink and bag of chips that are certain to hit the spot. You can also get fruit pies, pasta salad, a “Trailblazer Biscuit” (don’t forget the brownie), or my favorite - the Hoity Toity Chicken Salad Sandwich on a croissant.
TASTE OF AMISH & GENERAL STORE
Head to the deli for an assortment of sandwiches and wraps, then pick up your sides within the general store. Specialty sandwiches here include Kettle Chicken Quesadillas, Hot Buttered Roast Beef Sandwiches and more.
THE PASTA MARKET
I know what you’re thinking; home-made pasta is delicious but you can’t bring a packet on a picnic. The Blue Ridge Cafe (inside the market) offers far more than dried noodles. Find pre-packaged salads, charcuterie boards, flatbreads, and an assortment of perfect picnic appetizers.
KATZ OF MCCAYSVILLE
On your way to the Ocoee Whitewater Center, stop by and pick up some fresh made deli sandwiches. In case you want to do a morning picnic and walk, they also have great coffees, smoothies and exceptional pastries!