Al fresco dining with a West Texas breeze, birds singing and prairie dogs yipping in the far distance- a picnic is one of the best ways to soak up the sunshine. Whether your meal is complete with a simple sub or a stunning charcuterie board, savor picnic season in Lubbock’s outdoors.
Shopping for your supplies in the Hub City couldn’t be easier. From picnic-perfect food and drink options to aesthetic accessories, check out our top shops for all things outdoor dining.
Planning the Perfect Picnic
When it comes to choosing your picnic throw and basket, the best place to find unique and quality items is in Lubbock’s antique stores. See our full guide here, but be sure to visit Grand Central Station Antiques to browse the quilt and basket selection available.
Lunchboxes, charcuterie goods, themed drinkware, dog treats and more, Barque is the perfect place to stock up on picnic goodies. Located in South Lubbock, check out the 806-themed souvenirs like the Chilton drink holders, kitchen towels and stationery. A one-stop-shop for all things picnic and goods to remind you of your time in West Texas, add Barque to your must-visit list.
With something for everyone, Stella’s Deli is a great place to pre-order your picnic eats. From the yummiest New York-style pizza and calzones to sausage rolls, deli sandwiches and housemade chips, the menu offerings at Stella’s scream picnic! With the convenient order-ahead option on the website, all you’ll have to do is swing by and pick up your to-go bag on the way to your final destination.
Another local favorite, Gateau de Jil Frenchstyle Cheesecake is located inside the Lubbock Culinary Co-Op. The variety pack of mini cheesecakes allows you to sample four seasonal and mouth-watering flavors. Check the website to see which flavors are on the lineup this month!
Elevate your picnic with some sweet treats from one of Lubbock’s bakeries and coffee shops. Homemade pop tarts at Brûlée Bakery, fluffy cinnamon rolls from Ninety-Two Bakery & Cafe and decadent gluten-free chocolate donuts from Sugar Brown’s, these sweet sensations are only the beginning of a long list of the Hub City’s hottest treats.
You can’t have a picnic without a fresh bundle of flowers. Marble & Company and The Fig & Flower are two of Lubbock’s floral shops specializing in top-notch arrangements. Call ahead to one of these local businesses or stop in the local grocery store chain, United Supermarkets to find a fresh bouquet, making your picnic picture-perfect.
5 Spots to Picnic Around Lubbock
Watch the prairie dogs interact, sit on the water, utilize the walking trails and more at the Buddy Holly Lake Recreation Area. If you’re having a morning or afternoon picnic, stop in the local coffee shop on the water, He-Brews for a drink or sweet treat to accompany your picnic finds.
The perfect spot for active picnic-goers, Mackenzie Park is home to one of Lubbock’s premier Disc Golf courses. Enjoy a picnic, play a round of disc golf and make a stop by Prairie Dog Town. If you have plans to catch a summer show at Moonlight Musicals Amphitheater, have a pre-show picnic in Mackenzie Park before walking over to the evening performance.
Plan a lunch picnic at the Downtown Lubbock County Courthouse. Whether you’re taking a break from work or having a family-friendly outing, the High Noon Concert Series takes place weekly. From noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the summer, eat lunch and listen to some of Lubbock’s best musical talent.
Have plans to paddleboard or kayak at SUPLBK this summer? Choose between a standard rental, SUP Yoga & Fitness classes, Sunset Paddles and more. Be sure to pack a lunch, dinner or afternoon snack picnic and relax by the water all day.
This wide-open park is surrounded by a sidewalk perfect for a walk with furry friends. A quiet location nestled within the Tech Terrace neighborhood, J&B Coffee and Capital Pizza are a short walk or drive away if you want to grab some goodies before a picnic in the park.
Make Planning Easy with The Dusty Picnic
This Lubbock-based company provides the ultimate luxury picnic experience. Perfect for girls’ night, a bachelorette party, birthdays, engagements, bridal showers or just for fun, take the stress away from planning the perfect outing and utilize The Dusty Picnic’s services.
Yard games, teepees, dried floral arrangements, picnic tables, assorted cushions, pillows, dinnerware and more, pick your favorite Lubbock picnic location and show up when set up is done. Whether it’s in your backyard or at one of our favorite picnic spots, The Dusty Picnic will help curate the event of your dreams.
Mix up your day on the town or night out this season with a Lubbock picnic. Share your picnic memories using #LiveLoveLubbock, and be sure to tag us on Instagram.
By: Maggi Gallaspy
By: Visit Lubbock Interns
By: Maggi Gallaspy
By: Visit Lubbock Interns