Ferry leaves from Long Wharf, Boston | 617.223.8666 | bostonislands.org
This particular trek is for you hardcore mofos — you know you're in for some serious picnicking when you gotta take to the high seas to get there. Luckily, the Boston Harbor Islands are a short ferry trip away from the mainland, meaning you'll be able to spread your gingham blanket in no time.
For the Carnivores
MAX'S DELI CAFÉ | 151 Milk St, Boston | 617.330.9790
What to get, what to get . . . Well, we're digging the sound of the barbecue pulled chicken — and as per usual with any meat sandwiches, always add bacon. Your feat of endurance for the day: attempt to refrain from eating it before you get to the island.
For the Herbivores
MILK STREET CAFÉ | 50 Milk St, Boston | 617.542.3663
For our money, we're mixing and matching on the breakfast menu, which give you a bagel with cream cheese, fruit salad, and a muffin, all for under seven bones. For you more lunch-minded grazers, go for the Capri (a sandwich of roasted eggplant, hummus, feta, tomatoes, cucumbers, and red peppers). Or maybe a Venice Beach (Swiss cheese, avocado, and greens). With all the sandwiches clocking in at under $6, you pretty much can't go wrong.