A basket will organize and easily transport your indoor picnic. Be sure to include your napkins, drink mixes and snacks. You can achieve a unique look by spray painting the basket or adding a ribbon to your current picnic basket. Include your guests by asking them to bring a favorite food and background information on its origin, perfect for a history lesson and unique dinner or lunch experience.
Explore this city of trees with a walk or bike ride through Alpharetta's Big Creek Greenway. Tote along a gourmet picnic lunch from Wildflour Cafe and gem-like pastries from Collet French Pastry Cafe or rent an electric bike from Pedego Alpharetta, a great way to keep older and younger riders on an even keel. The beauty of an electric bike, beyond the thrill factor, is you can go further and last longer, tackle hills with ease and then reward yourself with a stop at a local brewery along the way.
An Italian market and restaurant in one, Atlanta's Bellina Alimentari in the Ponce City Market food hall is a great place to grab some charcuterie and cheese for a picnic lunch or linger over some pasta and selections from the impressive, adventurous wine list. Italian wines are the focus here, but ridiculously knowledgable manager Catherine Secrest makes an effort to expand the horizons of diners with a well-curated selection of both natural wines and some very interesting orange wines, many sourced from small family farms in Italy. Italian-focused spritzes and amari-based cocktails continue the La Dolce Vita theme.
This friendly, low-key downtown market is a charming way to connect with locals and stock up on some foodie souvenirs. The Alpharetta Farmers' Market held Saturday mornings April-October features plenty of items to cobble together a little picnic or shop for some jams, homemade wares, candles and other items to take home with you. Better still, the downtown is ringed with locavore boutiques and restaurants to grab breakfast or lunch, or find unique home goods, art and apparel.