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Pick It Up & Picnic In Buena Park, California

With gorgeous weather throughout the year, it’s always a great time to pack it up and picnic in one of the many outdoor scenic areas in Buena Park. We've made it easy for you by gathering up this list of our favorite take out restaurant meals and the perfect parks to go along with them. Enjoy your meal under the Southern California sun!
Little girl and woman looking at lake at Ralph B. Clark Park in Buena Park, CA


Green space is not hard to come by in Buena Park and the go-to spot for picnicking is Ralph B. Clark Regional Park. With over a hundred acres to explore, you won't have any trouble finding your spot in the shade. Henry Boisseranc Park is another great option with 20 acres of green grass to spread out your picnic blanket. A covered picnic shelter, playground, horseshoe pits, skatepark, and basketball courts make up William Peak Park. Smith-Murphy Park and Larwin Park are small neighborhood favorites with plenty of opportunities for picnicking. Pick the park closest to your takeout restaurant spot and you'll be on your way to the perfect Buena Park day!

Salad, fries, hot dogs, drinks, and hamburger at Portillo's in Buena Park, CA

Takeout Restaurants That Are Perfect for a Picnic


Portillo's—This award-winning Chicago-style eatery, Portillo's, offers picnic-perfect options like burgers, Italian beef sandwiches, hot dogs, and salads. Make it a special day and grab a slice of their famous chocolate cake or better yet, a cake shake to keep you cool.

California Pita Grill—If healthy, fresh Mediterrean cuisine is what you crave, California Pita Grill is the spot for you. Go for the chicken shawarma or falafel pita, and make it a combo with a drink and Greek salad.
Cubano sandwich at Porto's in Buena Park, CA

Porto's Bakery & Cafe—Voted Yelp's "#1 Restaurant in the Country," Porto's Bakery & Cafe serves up authentic Cuban food any time of day. Their menu is full of savory and sweet baked goods like the always-popular papa rellena (potato ball), chicken empanada, and cheese roll.

Pelicana Chicken—Get your chicken the way you like it at Pelicana, whether that is grilled, fried, or even boneless. The "King of Chicken" offers sauces that range from a mild honey garlic to off-the-charts sweet and spicy Level 3 (only for the brave).
Mrs, Knotts Chicken Dinner meal in Buena Park, CA

Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant—Don't save this long-established restaurant just for when you visit the amusement park. Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant It's the perfect spot to stop by and grab one of their meals to go. If your hunger just can't wait, you don't have to go far to enjoy their award-winning fried chicken as they have an outdoor patio and picnic tables located outside on Grand Avenue.

Chubbee Monkee—Comfort food with an Asian flare is coming to you from this spot that offers loads of handheld options perfect for a picnic. Try the Kurobuta pork skewers or Monkee wings, and definitely get the cheeseburger eggrolls at Chubbee Monkee.
Pizza at Blaze Pizza in Buena Park, CA

Blaze Pizza—Perfectly portable, pizza from Blaze is a great option for your next meal to-go. Build your own pie with unique toppings like crumbled meatballs, artichokes, and goat cheese. Their pizzas are "fast fired" and sent home with you in eco-friendly packaging.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit—Go for the Carolina pulled pork sandwich or the Texas hot brisket sandwich at Dickey's Barbecue Pit when all you are craving is slow-cooked BBQ goodness. Just don't forget to snag the napkins!
Tacos from Taco La Calle in Buena Park, CA


Tacos La Calle—An OC Register award winner in both the Best New Restaurants and Cheap Eats categories, Tacos La Calle offers street tacos on homemade tortillas with your choice of protein. If your appetite allows, their burritos are massive.

Poki Yaki—When only the freshest ingredients will do, Poki Yaki is your spot. Get your poki bowl your way with rice, salad, or chips as a base and proteins like spicy tuna and salmon.
Hamburgers from the Habit in Buena Park, CA
Rock & Brews—When your crew wants both pizza and burgers, Rock & Brews delivers. Go for the Spicy Maui Wowie pizza and the Gastropub Burger that is topped with bacon caramelized onions and a sunny-side up egg.

Yang's Braised Chicken Rice—They keep it simple at Yang's with flavorful chicken topped on a bowl of rice. Your only choice: will you make it regular, spicy, or authentic?

The Habit— This joint is a tried-and-true mainstay on the OC burger scene and a great option for your next day at the park. Get the full Cali experience with the Santa Barbara Char Burger and you'll understand why The Habit was voted "Best Tasting Burger in America".
If you are looking to make your summer visit to Buena Park an overnight foodie adventure, there are over a dozen hotels to choose from that offer free shuttles, suites, swimming pools, and loads of other conveniences for guests. CLICK HERE for hotel deals. To start planning your SoCal vacation, order your FREE Travel Guide HERE.

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