Catch you later, cold cut sandwiches and potato salad. We are taking the picnic game up a notch this 4th of July with al fresco-friendly musts for whatever your plans may be. Bonus! You can find them all at just one spot. From cheese and wine to protein-packed snacks, find them all inside Jackson’s gourmet market Bodega Specialty Grocer & Bottle Shop. Whether you’re hitting the trails, spending a day on the river, or just soaking up the scenic landscape, elevate your escapades with the perfectly packed picnic. Snag a loaded sammy. Sip a glass of chilled rosé. Fuel up with locally made granola goodness. We’ve combed the aisles of Bodega for the perfect spread no matter the occasion.
Lunch at Jenny Lake with your favorite pals? Sign me up. Turn your afternoon outdoors into a scenic happy hour. Grab a blanket, a pillow or two, and a basket, and head to Bodega. The team at the artisan market welcomed Brian Ralph this past spring, charged with developing a more robust cheese selection. And he’s delivered. Start your basket off with a sheep’s milk Gouda boasting a bold and creamy finish — Bodega rotates exciting new varieties often, so ask Ralph what’s just hit the shelves. Pair with a Spanish wine like tempranillo, perfect for summer. For an impromptu charcuterie board, grab an Adult Lunchable. This upgraded kids favorite includes cured meats, cheeses, and crackers.
Top it off with something sweet from local artisan chocolatier Atelier Ortega. Bodega stocks truffles, bon bons, pate de fruit, and so much more.
Pro Picnic Tip: Cool off before you hit the trail with a scoop or two of soft serve Cream + Sugar artisan ice cream.
If your hike is less about lounging and more about breaking a sweat, pack your bag with picnic musts with refueling in mind. Bodega carries a variety of locally made purveyors like Kate’s Real Food Bars and Born To Crunch Granola to fill your basket. Gluten-free, crunchy, and sugar free, Born To Crunch is a perfect mid-hike snack or topper for your yogurt. This Teton-based company is packing extra wholesome, not too sweet, goodness into your daily adventures. Munch on Jackson Hole Pop’s Salted Cowboy Caramel artisan popcorn for a snack as you go. Celebrate your hiking feats with an icy cold Upslope Brew from Boulder, Colo., and toast to a great day.
Pro Picnic Tip: Fuel up with a pre-adventure lunch and munch on house-made sausages freshly grilled outside Bodega.
Pack a picnic that will satisfy all members of the family with grab-and-go hearty sandwiches stacked high with fresh veggies, gourmet meat and spreads. Make preparing a sandwich part of the fun and grab DIY ingredients to assemble while you enjoy the views. Bodega carries baked goods from 460 Bread and Persephone Bakery. Visit the deli for fresh meats and sliced cheese. Stock up on spreads and preserves from Bozeman’s Roots Kitchen & Cannery like apple jalapeño chutney or dill pickles.
Pro Picnic Tip: Order up fried chicken sandwiches for the whole gang at the chicken shack and fill your basket with local snacks for the day. The Banh Mi is a local favorite.