Anyone who has attended a newportFILM Outdoors event knows that picnicking has become a quintessential part of the experience. With views ranging from beaches to bustling downtown Newport, a mingling of friends, and enjoying the crisp summer air… bringing the perfect picnic just enhances the experience.

For inspiration and to gather your goods, stop at these local shops before heading to a summer newportFILM Outdoors event:

For a gourmet grab and go meal or treat…

Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet

13 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI

Everything from delectable desserts to scrumptious sandwiches and dinners, Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet has you covered! Born out of a passion for unique, handcrafted food, Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet is primarily known for their deliciously aged cheeses as well as the exceptional lunches and dinners, all of which use locally grown ingredients. Their freshly baked baguettes make for perfect picnic sandwiches that you can bring anywhere– especially to a newportFILM Outdoors event!

Enjoy gourmet food with your friends and family, and let Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet do the cooking. 

For all your “picnic” needs…

Picnic Gourmet + Cafe

26 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI

Picnic rightfully has all of your on-the-go picnicking essentials, set-up & snacks, alike.

Sit in style with one of their “Pangean Lounger” chairs (you can even monogram them!) & pick up an array of breakfast items, soups, sandwiches, & desserts. If you’re in the mood for a sweet addition to your decadent picnic meal, make sure to try some of their freshly baked pastries. This laid back cafe is your one-stop shop to satisfy all of your cravings!

For a fashionable flair to your picnic…

Chateau & Bungalow

106 William Street, Newport, RI


Uplevel your picnic game with some one-of-a-kind accoutrements from Chateau & Bungalow! This local boutique has an array of accessories like cheese markers (pictured above) & lawn games to turn your picnic into a party.

Go green with their eco-friendly options such as the popular line of reusable Newport “roadie” cups, chic cloth napkins, wooden utensils and printed paper straws. These easy additions will make for the perfect low-impact picnic.

Didn’t have time to assemble your picnic?

newportFILM has local food vendors on-site at every event including: Boru Noodle Bar, Acacia Cafe Food Truck, Tricycle Ice Cream & Lemons Aid – So you can just BYO blanket and your buddies and let them do the rest!

newportFILM Outdoors is every Thursday night all summer long. Each week is a different documentary in a different, unique location. Events begin at sunset with a pre-film live music hour featuring local musicians. For more information and the full summer film line-up, visit