Make Ahead

Pack This Picnic (and Playlist) for Your Next Bike Ride

We partnered with Food Should Taste Good to share our favorite recipes to pair with your weekend adventures (and a playlist to take along too).

Break out your baskets: We're heading to the great outdoors—by bike. Where, exactly, who knows. All that matters is we have pimento cheese and hours to take in all the nature-y things. (We're bringing along a game, too, for when we reach our destination.)

Shop the Story


Whether you're planning a picnic or more of a biking excursion, the food needs to be portable. There's no time for soggy sandwiches or sad, limp saladsHere's an easy, packable menu:

While chriping birds and leaves rustling are a soundtrack all on their own, this playlist will keep you going when you reach the hills:

Photos by Alpha Smoot, James Ransom, and Mark Weinberg

Food Should Taste Good Blue Corn Chips are made with nutty flaxseed, quinoa, and organic blue corn—and make a good companion to this pimento cheese. We're packing them up for all of our weekend adventures, so see all of their tortilla chips here.

Order now

A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).

Order now

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

I fall in love with every sandwich I ever meet.

1 Comment

mark August 26, 2015