Build your own Cowtown picnic basket

Use our guide to build the perfect picnic basket in Fort Worth.


If we’re being honest, any spot with a downtown view is the perfect place to picnic. | Photo by @picnic.cuties

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When it comes to scenic locations to picnic, Cowtown’s got them. From historic gardens and riverfront spots to convenient options for a quick bite to eat, it can be easy to plan an outdoor meal with friends + family.

FTW-Art of Grazing

Grab a charcuterie board with a little something for everyone. | Photo by @theartofgrazingfw

🧀 Build your menu with local charcuterie boards

  • The Art of Grazing | There’s a little something for everyone — grab a wine and cheese board, a classic charcuterie board with all the fixins’, or a board strictly for cheese lovers.
  • Graze Craze | Choose a board that fits the size of your group — ranging from one to 10 grazers — with options including fresh fruits, veggies, cheeses, and meats.
  • Wild Boards TX | Order in advance for a customizable board with crackers, meats, cheeses, sweets, and produce.
The Flower Market on 7th

Flowers are always the perfect gift. | Photo by @theflowermarketon7th

💐 Pick out the decor

  • Set the scene with a colorful bloom of flowers from The Flower Market on 7th or choose from a variety of offerings from Flowers To Go in Sundance Square.
  • What’s a picnic without a vintage basket? Stop by Montgomery Street Antique Mall and choose from the selection of baskets, vintage blankets, and a wide selection of outdoor items.
  • For last-minute items like a bottle of sparkling wine, coffee, and treats, check out the offerings at Roy Pope Grocery.
FTW-Airfield Falls

Enjoy the relaxing sounds of the waterfall while enjoying a meal outside. | Photo by FTWtoday

🌳 Choose the perfect spot

  • Airfield Falls Conservation Park | Experience the history + explore nature as you take in the beauty of Tarrant County’s largest natural waterfall.
  • Trinity Trails | Within 100+ miles of walking, running, and biking routes, we’d suggest the area alongside the West 7th Street bridge for a bite to eat with beautiful views of downtown.
  • Fort Worth Water Gardens | This water oasis is a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of the city + located adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center.
  • Burnett Park | Pick up something to eat from surrounding restaurants — like Buon Giorno Coffee, Picchi Pacchi Pizzeria, or Bailey’s BBQ — and head across the street for the perfect picnic.
  • Trinity Park Duck Pond | Eat alongside the ducks at this picture-perfect park along the Trinity.

Bring your own supplies or call in the reinforcements with a picnic company. | Photo by @picnic.cuties

🍿 Picnic hacks

  • Picnic Cuties | The perfect option for large gatherings, Picnic Cuties will set up a private outdoor experience for you to enjoy complete with food + activities.
  • Belle Amor Picnics | Avoid the hassle of finding supplies and call in the professionals at Belle Amor Picnics.
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