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Gourmet Picnic & Lunch Bags

picnic meal orchestrated by Gelson's is more than just a meal; it's a culinary event. Gelson's own gourmet chefs cater to every last detail with standards just as exacting as your own.

Whether you're spending a day by the beach or an evening under the stars, let Gelson's help you create the perfect picnic. Just stop by our Service Deli where you will find a variety of Gourmet Picnic Meals and Lunch Bags, available with just 48 hours' notice.

To complement your meal, our Liquor Department carries a bountiful selection of domestic and imported wines, and to make your setting complete, our floral designers suggest taking along a bouquet of fresh flowers for the ideal finishing touch.

All Gourmet Picnic Meals serve one. *

Our Gourmet Picnic Meals are filled with your choice of entrée, fresh fruit, mesclun salad greens with shallot vinaigrette, seasonal vegetables, dinner roll with butter, the chef's choice of pasta, rice or potatoes, cheesecake with berries, and an after-dinner mint. Each meal is packaged individually and served chilled.


48 hours (2 days) before desired pick up date, unless otherwise noted!

gourmet lunch bags
Pinwheel Sandwich  — $20.99/ea
(serves 2)
Slices of meats, fresh spinach, and herb cream cheese are rolled in your choice of lahvosh or colorful flavored tortillas.
The Sampler  — $21.99/ea
(serves 2)
Ask us about our daily selections designated for this Lunch Bag.
The Grilled Shrimp Club  — $21.99/ea
(serves 2)
Tender grilled shrimp, buffalo mozzarella, crisp apple wood bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado and pesto aioli on asiago cheese ciabatta.
Vegetarian Club  — $18.99/ea
(serves 2)
Muenster cheese, avocado, roasted red peppers, tomato, red pepper hummus, onion jam and lettuce on our honey nut whole wheat bread, or croissant.
Beef & Brie Focaccia  — $29.99/ea
(serves 2)
Our finest Boar’s Head roast beef, red roasted tomatoes, caramelized red onions, our finest double crème brie, marinated mesclun, caramelized onion & roasted garlic focaccia with horseradish mustard sauce.
The Albacore Club  — $21.99/ea
(serves 2)
Flaked white meat albacore tuna with lemon-caper mayonnaise, marinated mesclun, tomato, peppadew peppers, dill Havarti cheese, turkey bacon, red onion, and 1000 island dressing on your choice of bread.
The Peppered Filet Mignon Panini  — $34.99/ea
(serves 2)
Thin sliced peppered beef tenderloin, marinated mesclun, roasted tomato, pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions, roasted red pepper tapenade on ciabatta.
Croissant Sandwich  — $20.99/ea
(serves 2)
Filled with your choice of Boar^s Head Black Forest ham and swiss; roast beef and cheddar; or roasted turkey and provolone.
picnic meals
Poached Atlantic Salmon  — $28.99/ea
(serves 1)
A popular choice year after year, this entrée is served with a creamy mustard-dill sauce.
Grilled Spicy Salmon  — $28.99/ea
(serves 1)
Tender Salmon marinated and grilled to perfection in a spicy red chili sauce.
Peppered Beef Tenderloin  — $34.99/ea
(serves 1)
Black peppercorn encrusted then roasted to a juicy medium rare.
Cashew-Crusted Chicken Breast  — $21.99/ea
(serves 1)
Tender, boneless chicken breast, coated with cashews, and served with our delicious honey-mustard sauce.
Seared Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Sauce and Pineapple-Teriyaki Salsa  — $28.99/ea
(serves 1)
Tender Ahi Tuna, sliced and shingled with a touch of wasabi sauce and a delicious pineapple-teriyaki salsa in the middle.
Firecracker Shrimp with Avocado Sauce  — $29.99/ea
(serves 1)
Jumbo shrimp coated in our Chef’s own firey seasonings, then sautéed to spicy perfection. Served with a cool and zesty avocado sauce.
Chicken Picatta  — $21.99/ea
(serves 1)
Boneless, skinless chicken breast sauteed in butter with lemon, capers, wine and selected seasonings.
Super Lump Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce  — $25.99/ea
(serves 1)
Authentic crab cakes made in the Chesapeake tradition with zesty remoulade
Lobster Quiche Boursin  — $21.99/ea
(serves 1)
A Gelson’s original with rich layers of Lobster Sensations, eggs, cream, and Boursin cheese in a flaky cream cheese crust.