One of our favorite Philly lunches is a picnic and our favorite supplier is Di Bruno Brothers.  The fun is picking something new.  We always start at the cheese counter, where we ask for something seasonal/unusual/limited.  They are happy to recommend, always let you sample and will happily cut “picnic” size portions.  We have had a lot of delicious cheeses, but the most fun was the Austrian sheep’s milk rolled in edible, dried flowers harvested from the sheep’s own alpine meadow. Di Bruno Brothers PhiladelphiaThey also have a delicious charcuterie (again – advice/samples/picnic sized portions are no problem).  Our favorite discovery here was the molè salami. Final stops for bread, fruit and dessert.  It’s not cheap (usually $15-20 pp), but the quality and adventure are worth it!  We usually visit the Center City/Chestnut Street store (which is their largest and has prepared foods, a coffee bar, and a restaurant upstairs), but the original Italian Market store still has many of the original fixtures and is beautiful.  Each of the stores carries a slightly different selection.

Tobey says: Favorite! Picnics are always fun.

Locations: Center City, Italian Market