Packing up for a weekend picnic can be one of the joys of summer, but for we of little time, sometimes that whole "fixing food" thing just doesn't end up happening. Make an outdoor outing that much easier by picking up a couple of to-go sandwiches from one of these spots.
It's gotta be the buttered and grilled bread that makes an Earl's sandwich so transcendent. The hefty turkey-cranberry concoction is not to be missed.
A Foxhall favorite, the beachy Jetties has a little bit of everything. Grab a couple sandwiches to go and split one of the big salads for a picnic-blanket lunch off the C&O canal. The pesto-vinaigrette-dressed Coatue salad is a personal fave.
The Spring Valley deli has been slapping sandwiches together for 80 years. Dozens of choices are available on the menu board, including grilled sandwiches and cold-cut combos. Rotisserie chicken and other hot dishes are also available. Enhance your outdoor meal with pre-made pasta and potato salad, sweet cupcakes and a bottle of wine (if your picnicking spot permits).
The Woodley Park restaurant is best known for its lovely patio and homey French dishes. But tucked into the restaurant's lower level is a take-away with French treats galore. Sandwiches, salads and larger dishes are available down below, but we're fond of $2 baguettes. Fritz likes his coupled with the restaurant's pate for picnics in Rock Creek Park.
Find a straight-up Italian hoagie at this deli. Slices of pizza are also available to go.
Beyond the Bread
Sandwiches are some of the most portable picnic foods, but if you want a break from bread, sushi's a reliable choice. The cool, refreshing fish can be a delicious light meal on a hot day. Bumblefish and WasabiSito package rolls to go. Bumblefish makes an excellent break from sightseeing in Old Town.
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