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Everything you need for the perfect picnic in San Francisco

By Gail Goldberg

No matter where you spread out (and chow down), picnic in style with items from these local shops. All you need are the snacks. 

Photograph: Courtesy Aldea Home

Retro Sounds radio

Aldea Home’s compact, colorful radio ($25.50) includes an AM/FM tuner and a plug for your smartphone—so everyone in the park can enjoy your favorite summer hits.

Photograph: Courtesy Alite Designs

Meadow mat 

The material in this lightweight picnic blanket ($40) from Alite Designs is 100 percent waterproof (take that, damp grass). Each mat, available in several bright patterns, packs into a small roll for easy hill-schlepping.

Photograph: Courtesy Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask growler

This high-tech growler ($64.95) keeps every sip of your IPA as carbonated and cold as when it was first poured for up to 24 hours. Plus you don’t have to worry about spills or recycling your bottles.

Photograph: Courtesy Goorin Bros

Goorin Bros. God Father straw fedora

Take cover from summer’s rays in this straw fedora ($120). The hat—from a fourth-generation, family-run biz—also comes in handy on bad hair days.

Photograph: Mission Workshop

The Helmsman

Made in the USA, this sturdy, rolltop duffle bag ($265) puts many a flimsy picnic basket to shame. It’s weatherproof, expandable (more kimchi potato salad, please) and bike-friendly.

Photograph: Courtesy Heath Ceramics

Heath Ceramics + Skinny laMinx napkins

These durable cloth napkins ($25 for two) are designed by Heather Moore of Skinny laMinx with cheery Heath Ceramics–inspired patterns to pay homage to the local company’s iconic tile shapes.

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