Sure, you can pick up a roast beef or pastrami sandwich on fresh ciabatta or even a prime rib dinner to go. But there are also veggie subs, calamari salads and oven-roasted chicken. Grab some jalapeño dip to warm up the taste buds, and finish off with an organic chocolate bar. 307-739-1599
Picnic at Cottonwood Creek, in Grand Teton National Park. The picnic area is near trails for Taggart and Bradley lakes-and serves up perfect Teton views.
Specialty Foods of Aspen & The Cheese Shop
Who needs Dean & Deluca when you have Kiley and Marco? Michele Kiley imports artisanal cheeses from around the world. Marco Cingolani purveys delicacies such as truffle mousse and foie gras, presses a mean panini and tosses seasoned greens. 970-544-6656
Picnic at Maroon Bells picnic area, accessible via shuttle bus from Aspen. Lunch in view of the Bells, then take the trail to Crater Lake for a better look.
Woodstock Farmers' Market
Fill a basket with everything from just-picked organic fruit and veggies to scones and croissants made the old-fashioned way (with real butter). The Moonlight in Vermont sandwich-roast turkey, Vermont cheddar, apple slices and mayo on country white-is a must-try. 802-457-3658
Picnic at Faulkner Park, at the base of Mt. Tom (formerly Mt. Tom Skiway). The 500-vertical-foot ski mountain closed in 1982, but vistas of Tom's 1,200-foot summit are open to the public.
Windy Ridge Cafe
Park City, Utah
This cafe is a popular spot for pulled-pork burritos and blue-cheese chicken wraps-both available for takeout. For a quicker bite, check the deli case for bacon-and-Gruyere quiche or chicken curry salad, then pair it with pastry chef Stephanie Krizman's cracker bread, made in the back. 435-647-0880
Picnic at The Canyons. Bring a blanket, board the gondola and choose a spot where the views impress you-which is virtually everywhere.