Picnic at Oakland for Sunday in the Park
September 21 - September 27
Picnicking in a cemetery may seem a little odd, but the Victorians did it all the time! Before cities built public parks, people would bring a picnic basket and some musical instruments to the local cemetery and revere the dead by celebrating life in what was often one of the only patches of public space in town.
Oakland, a Victorian garden cemetery, is surrounded by so many great restaurants within walking distance, and we’re partnering with some of them for Sunday in the Park this year. Order food at any of the restaurants on the dates listed below and they’ll give you a map of Oakland Cemetery with some of our staff’s favorite picnic spots marked. Just head across the street, find a shady spot, and enjoy your lunch among Oakland’s historic statuary and gorgeous blooms.
Dine out at Doc Chey’s for Oakland!
Get takeout at Doc Chey’s Grant Park from Monday, September 21 through Wednesday, September 23 and they’ll donate 25% of your purchase to Oakland Cemetery. Make sure you mention Oakland when you place your order. You’ll get a limited-edition Oakland Cemetery picnic map when you pick up your order. Excludes delivery.
Pick up a picnic for Sunday in the Park and Save!
Pick up takeout from the following restaurants on Sunday, September 27 and you’ll get an Oakland Cemetery picnic map with your order. You’ll also save on call-in or walk-up to-go orders when you mention Oakland.
- Grindhouse Killer Burgers (10% off your order. Grant Park location)
- Farm Burger (Free Basket of Fries with Burger Purchase. Limit 1 per ticket. To Go and online orders only*. Excludes mobile app orders. Not valid with Lil Farmers Menu. Grant Park location)
- Mezcalitos Cocina (10% off your order. Grant Park location)
- Firepit Pizza Tavern (20% off your order).
All of these eateries are within easy walking distance of Oakland.
*Farm Burger online ordering instructions:
1. Go to farmburger.com and select “Order Pickup” at the top right corner of the screen.
2. Scroll down and select Order Pickup from the Grant Park location.
3. Order your favorite grass-fed burger AND, under the Fries & Rings category, add your choice of a Basket of Fries or Sweet Potato Fries.
4. Checkout and in the Promo Code section, enter OAKLAND and hit “Apply.” Your discount will be applied for a free basket of fries.
Please note that there are no restrooms available at Oakland due to COVID-19.