Surrounded by high Catskill Mountain peaks, anywhere in Phoenicia would be a beautiful spot to spread your blanket and eat some delicious local food. There is no cellphone service there, so it’s a perfect place to disconnect for a few hours. Plus, Phoenicia hosts the International Festival of the Voice every August!
68 Main Street, Phoenicia
This pizza place is known for its wood-fired, thin-crust pizza but also has an extensive and eclectic menu with a number of picnic-friendly sandwiches, salads, and wraps. Don’t forget the dessert! Their tarts, pies, cupcakes, and brownies will make any picnic extra special, and they are all made in-house.
46 Main Street, Phoenicia
In this full-service deli and German specialty market, you’ll find items you would not find in a typical deli. Pick up a gelbwurst sandwich, a jar of the homemade calamondin marmalade, or lingonberry preserves—and don’t forget the landjäeger.
THE ICE CREAM STATION
76 Main Street, Phoenicia, 845-688-7705, phoeniciany.com/venue/the-ice-cream-station
Stop here for hard or soft ice cream in a cone, a milkshake, a sundae, or whatever other frozen desert strikes your fancy. Just remember to bring a cooler so your treat stays in-tact while you head to your picnic location.