: This story was originally published on June 28.
This is undoubtedly the best time of year to enjoy a good, old-fashioned picnic in Chicago. But, let's be honest, there's a lot to do before you spread out that blanket. To maximize your fun-in-the-sun time, we've rounded up a variety of premade picnic-perfect fixings, courtesy of seven local eateries. Picky palate? There are tasty treats ranging from Filipino to French and more. Guess life really is a picnic, after all.
Photography by Grace Willis