The Picnic Basket offers
a true taste of Santa Cruz
Left: Co-creators: Picnic Basket owners Zach Davis and Kendra Baker.
Right: The Picnic Basket’s Market Salad.
Photos by Ted Holladay
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is the city’s most iconic tourist attraction— drawing three million visitors each year—and yet its dining options don’t exactly scream “Santa Cruz.”
Despite the bounty of fresh local and organic foods in the area, the amusement park is unsurprisingly lined with funnel cakes, corn dogs, cotton candy and an astounding array of deep-friend specialties. Luckily for those who like their roller coasters—but prefer to fuel up on something other than deep-fried Twinkies afterward— the Boardwalk area now boasts a restaurant that actually embodies the region’s culinary potential.
The year-old Picnic Basket is the second gastronomic … Read More