picnics in boston at Larz Anderson Park 

LARZ ANDERSON PARK
23 Newton St, Brookline

Not many people outside of Brookline seem to be aware of this place, yet people still flock here for a little recreation. This local hot spot for grillin', chillin', and the like also has a beautiful pond and the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, the oldest collection of motorcars in the US of A. It gets crowded, but if you can get crafty, you can finagle your way into a secluded spot with a great view of the city skyline. And don't forget the outdoor movie screenings. Plus, this is a year-round gem, so keep it in mind for the future for some ice skating.

For the Carnivores

VIRGINIA'S FINE FOODS | 8A Cypress St, Brookline | 617.566.7775

This Cypress Street outpost isn't exactly the closest joint to Larz Anderson Park (it's almost three miles away), but it offers the finest thing in American dining: choice. Get the No. 1: your choice of roasted or smoked turkey, roast beef, black forest ham, or tuna with a whole mess of toppings.

For the Herbivores

ALLANDALE FARM | 259 Allandale Rd, Brookline | 617.524.1531

Nothing better than farm stand bounty to help fuel an afternoon of delectable peace. Industrious types are encouraged to stock up on some corn, cucumbers, and tomatoes, and rent a grill space for some grilled veggies. Either way, at Allandale, you'll escape the mass-produced feel of a regular supermarket.

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