Everyone loves the concept of a romantic picnic, even if in reality you’re swatting mosquitos and trying to ignore your significant other checking out the shirtless hotties running around the lakes. But we digress! Lots of places offer cheapie take-away options. Try bahn mis from Eat Street’s Jasmine Deli; sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie from France 44 cheese shop (bonus: wine and beer located next door); Mediterranean fare, like hummus, tabbouleh and falafel sandwiches from Holy Land; or sandwiches, olives and hummus from Cheeky Monkey in St. Paul. Kowalski’s even offers some decent paninis and salad bar, and the Hennepin location—just blocks form Lake of the Isles—includes a small wine shop, perfect for buying a chilled six pack to drink out of paper bags.