Welcome to The Picnic Basket!! At this site you can browse our restaurant menu, find our location, see pictures of our delicious food, check out the Daily Soups and Specials and link to our vast array of catering menus and services offered by Gourmet Food Works, our catering and event planning company.
With everything homemade from scratch daily and over 30 years experience and excellence in the food service industry, we invite you to join us for lunch (or any meal!) and find out why The Picnic Basket was voted "Best Sandwich Shop" in Lake County. The Picnic Basket features only the best in gourmet sandwiches, soups, and salads. And don't forget the amazingly huge and tasteful wraps that many refer to as the best in the Midwest. We also have delicious desserts and cookies for your sweet tooth. Eating healthy never tasted so good! Just remember We Make the Difference. Check out our Daily Soups and Specials on our website or on our Facebook page.
The Picnic Basket was established in 1980 as a sandwich shop with a “down home” atmosphere. It began as a place where folks could gather to discuss the day’s happenings over a cup of coffee and a delicious dessert, or where friends could go for a quick, casual, yet delicious and nutritious lunch. Over the years the menu selection has grown and now includes soups, grilled specials, delicious desserts, a wide and constantly expanding selection of unique salads and of course, our huge delicious sandwiches and wraps we have become known for—the most popular of which are the #4, the “Sunken Sub” and the California and Ranchero Wraps, available cold, hot or as a panini.
We take pride in maintaining the highest standards of food preparation and service. All food and party trays are artistically displayed with the freshest and finest ingredients. Experience our quality food and prompt service, backed by our 30 plus years experience and dedications to you---our valuable customer.