Must-do food near San Francisco's Dolores Park

Dolores Park hosts more than a few bare summer bods and holiday crowds, serving as a favorite starting or ending point when San Francisco lounges on the weekend. In a city that appreciates posting up at parks every time a hint of sun sustains, it helps to know where to get your next picnic fare.

Don the right takeout when a day at Dolores calls. These BARTable eateries are convenient, casual and dutiful in filling your picnic basket with flavorful bites the next time you and your crew crash on Dolores Park’s widespread and sloping green. Be the envy of your neighboring lawn loungers with these reliable appetite cures.

Photo courtesy of Mission Picnic.

Always good on the go, Mission Picnic’s gourmet sandwiches fuel many leisurely outdoor gatherings. Carry a box of these freshly prepared and paper-wrapped sandos to your next group event and feel confident with its menu that harbors something for everyone. It’s a small shop with a big reputation informed by the flavors of large hold-able meals like The Pollopesto, Smoked Salmon and Picnic Club.

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Mission Picnic

24th St. Mission (SF)

Photo courtesy of Robert Couse-Baker.

Perched on the corner of 22nd and Valencia streets since 1925, Lucca Ravioli Co. has held its own amidst the ever-changing and growing Mission foodie scene as the neighborhood authentic Italian grocery armed with gourmet imported goods. A main export through its doors? The simple yet hugely flavorful sandwiches, cheeses and lunch meats that have topped innumerable picnic blankets a few minutes away at Dolores Park.

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Lucca Ravioli Co.

24th St. Mission (SF)

Photo courtesy of Dolores Park Cafe.

The Dolores Egg Sandwich on a croissant is a local favorite regardless of the time of day. Dolores Park Cafe offers that menu standout and more, along with the prime location for a takeout order across the street from one of San Francisco’s most attended parks by locals. Breakfast burritos, coffees, baked goods and sandwiches also get bagged up for meals under the sun.

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Dolores Park Cafe

16th St. Mission (SF)

Photo courtesy of Yelp.

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Arizmendi Bakery

24th St. Mission (SF)

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