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The Picnic Basket

125 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.427.9946
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Northern California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We had a quick snack here one morning of our stay. The food was delicious and it was very close to the wharf. Parking was easy (but we were there early) The staff was friendly and the food was delish. They lightly pickled the carrot they used as garnish and it was delightful.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We found the place by chance and just loved the food. The location is great and the staff very friendly and helpful.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I was looking for something easy, not touristy, and delicious and, OH, and inexpensive too! Tall order, but this fit the bill perfectly. Delicious, fresh food, one of the best chocolate malted shakes I've ever had, and great service. Did I mention it is located across the street from the ocean. What a combo! Parking was really the only downside.

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San Francisco, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Freshest & healthiest food anywhere around the boardwalk. We had 2 breakfast burritos and they were huge and packed with pickled cabbage, beans, eggs, green chili sauce etc... they also have great Verve coffee and home made ice cream. The only con is it took forever to get our food - but we enjoyed sitting outside and people watching while... More

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San Ramon, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A nice fresh chicken salad sandwich that was tasty. You do not get any condiments with it except a slice of carrot. It's a small busy place and seating is mostly outside on small stools. Be sure to bring a hat on a hot day. Service was very friendly and courteous.

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Atlanta, GA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I stopped in to the picnic basket for lunch and I had a very pleasant experience. The clerk was very friendly and recommended the chicken salad. It was delicious and so was the iced tea. I sat outside to eat and saw humpback whales in the water from my seat! I also got a delicious bowl of ice cream to... More

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Petaluma, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place is right in the heart of tourist land, but the food is actually really good. We stopped in to get food to take back to the hotel after all day at the boardwalk and all enjoyed our fare. And, it was reasonably priced! (And not deep fried… affordable often means unhealthy when you are traveling with kids.)

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Brentwood, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The latte I had was excellent. My husband enjoyed his breakfast burrito and the jam that came with the toast was to die for delicious. The place is uber casual. You order and pick up your drinks--food is delivered to the table. There are tables outside as well.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

No AC but the crew is very nice and the coffee is very good and the pastry is nice too. ........................................

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West Sacramento, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This was a cool and rainy morning disappointment. Stopped for breakfast and got bitter coffee, an over-cooked ham and cheese croissant, and an "under-endowed" breakfast burrito. Billed as containing egg, cheese, cabbage and pinto beans, the actual burrito had lots of cabbage and beans with a whiff of egg and cheese.

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Address: 125 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone Number: 831.427.9946
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Cuisine: American

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