Now Open in Center City Philly

Dixie Picnic is now open in Center City Philadelphia at 1306 Chestnut St! Take a break from your busy workday to have lunch with us!

Dixie Picnic Catering

Lunch platters from Dixie Picnic have all the best parts of our box lunches, served family style. The perfect addition to your next lunch meeting.

Home Made

We make everything in our kitchen from scratch, including our preservative-free artisan bread that goes into every box lunch.

Online Ordering

Order your favorite Dixie Picnic food online for pickup in store or advance delivery.


Upside-down cupcakes iced on the top and sides so you get the right amount of icing in every bite.

Welcome to Dixie Picnic

Dixie Picnic, started in Malvern, PA and now in Center City Philadelphia celebrates the tradition of homemade comfort food made from scratch through our unique, slightly-Southern take on box lunches, artisan sandwiches, and flavorful, fresh baked goods from our on-site bakery.

We use simple, natural ingredients in our signature eats and “back to basics” recipes, as well as locally-grown fresh produce to make your new favorite dishes! You can read more about our food philosophy here.

Whether you’re stopping by on a break from work to pick up a box lunch, placing an order at our counter, catering a meeting or party with us, or having a delicious Upcake (or dozen) boxed up, it is our goal to leave you with an experience that puts a smile on your face and reminds you just how good it feels to be “down home!”

Two Great Locations to Start A Picnic!

Dixie Picnic Malvern

215 Lancaster Ave
Malvern, PA 19355
M-F 7AM-3PM | Sa 8AM-3PM | Su 8AM-2PM

Dixie Picnic Philadelphia

1306 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Mon-Fri: 8AM-3PM

Check out what people are saying about us!


Dixie Picnic
Based on 8 Reviews
Brittany C.
Brittany C.
2017-10-02 10:31:00
My friend and I passed this on our lunch walk and decided to circle back around to give it a try. I love the idea of an all inclusive lunchbox, and at...
Sam R.
Sam R.
2017-10-10 19:49:43
I came by for lunch and am definitely coming back. The sandwich (turkey) was very hearty and the applesauce was a nice side. I look forward to trying more...
Kristen M.
Kristen M.
2017-09-10 15:21:20
I was walking by on Sunday afternoon when a woman standing at the door handed me a menu and mentioned something about an upcake. I was intrigued so I went...
Jackie S.
Jackie S.
2017-10-21 09:47:23
I first was treated to a Dixie Picnic lunch when I worked at Vanguard in Malvern. There are many dining options/caterers in the Malvern area. The Vanguard...
Joy P.
Joy P.
2017-10-30 11:25:44
I love this luncheonette! The food is homemade and delicious. The staff is polite and the environment is spotlessly clean.
DawnMatt R.
DawnMatt R.
2017-10-31 08:47:16
RUN, Don't Walk, to Dixie Picnic. Besides amazing Upcakes, (Uh, icing in every bite!) the food is delish and the staff are top notch!Located in Chestnut,...
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Dixie Picnic
Based on 179 Reviews
Crystal M.
Crystal M.
2017-09-16 14:21:38
This is a hidden delicious gem in the Giant shopping center on Lancaster Ave in Malvern -- but it's worth finding (over and over again)!!!I'm a transplant...
Abhilasha D.
Abhilasha D.
2017-10-06 09:34:15
I like their vegetarian sandwich and their upcakes! The portion is huge and tasty! It can get very crowded at times! They offer a deviled egg as a side, i...
Paul E.
Paul E.
2017-08-05 12:57:49
I stopped here with two companions. I got the BBQ pork sandwich with french fries. The bbq was absolutely amazing. The sauce was sweet with a hint of...
Rachel D.
Rachel D.
2017-10-19 18:53:44
Very filling and yummy breakfast items. Have gotten the omelet and tried the pancakes before - both are great.Absolutely love the Upcakes!! Goodness, I...
Dana A.
Dana A.
2017-10-23 11:43:25
Dixie Picnic has real good sandwiches. We had their fried shrimp sandwich which was absolutely delicious, the must have and vegetable sandwich was just ok...
Matt K.
Matt K.
2017-11-05 07:05:19
I'm very impressed that this place has 173 reviews and the day I was here it certainly was popular. In fact that was really the main drawback was that the...
Barbara M.
Barbara M.
2017-11-18 13:32:06
This is all around a great place!!! the food is good home cooking i love the deviled egg in the box lunch... & of course the up cake... i try not to indulge...
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Linda Borell
Linda Borell
What a great place to try!!! I can't wait until that next time I visit, the food is really good and that staff is great! Two thumbs UP!
Hisf Carol
Hisf Carol
Small but mighty, delicious food. Upcakes super. Only downside, they need to get rid of the uncomfortable, and they only have a few, low table and chairs, they are wicker. Just keep the normal, table and chairs. That would be perfectionread more
Karen Fasig Schottmiller
Karen Fasig Schottmiller
My goodness...your almond upcake is fantastic!!! Full of flavor...delish 🙂
Rhonda Smeal Sykes
Rhonda Smeal Sykes
Ordered up cakes for my daughters graduation party instead of a cake. They were a hit! Thanks
Robyn Unruh
Robyn Unruh
Always Great Food Never Had A Bad Meal It's Now Lent Will You Be Making Lobster Mac And Cheese Soon ?


I like their vegetarian sandwich and their upcakes! The portion is huge and tasty! It can get very crowded at times! They offer a deviled egg as a side, i wish there was a vegetarian substitution for that! Their side of pasta salad is bland! But overall would definitely recommend this place !read more
Abhilasha Dewan
Abhilasha Dewan
16:42 06 Oct 17
The BBQ is as good as I've had it in North Carolina. The bun is tasty, fluffy and sopps up the sauce quite well!
Matthew Roberts
Matthew Roberts
23:13 13 Oct 17
Ordered daily special, a messy but delicious cheeseburger. Customers are in and out quickly and air conditioning doesn't quite cope on hot days. But it is worth it. Come before noon and there is no more
Byron Peebles
Byron Peebles
11:42 17 Aug 17
Love this place on every way. Turkey harvest panini is incredible. Breakfast is bonkers good.
Eric Zahniser
Eric Zahniser
12:07 24 Aug 17
Located in Malvern, PA, this little franchise restaurant is a gold mine tucked in a little strip mall who's character and southern charm is so big that they have to have an outside seating area. The food was wonderful, the employees went out of their way to please us, and the story behind the business makes you want to come back again and again. I ordered the Bette's Boxed Lunch with the roast beef and provolone sandwich, on Sally Lunn bread. (Picture a hamburger bun, sheet cake style, cut in triangles.) . It comes with a deviled egg, and I chose the potato salad for my side, which was topped with a sweet pickle, and the peach "upcake" for my dessert. Washed the whole thing down with a Coca-Cola, and I was stuffed to the gills. I grew up loving PA Dutch cooking, but this southern stuff is a close second. "Momma wisely taught her daughters at an early age to learn to bake, knowing they'd need more than good looks to get them a husband". Love that! read more
Janet Richey
Janet Richey
13:24 24 Aug 17
Amazing food and service! The upcakes are so creative! Love them.
Frank Dallabrant
Frank Dallabrant
19:42 23 Oct 17
This place is AWESOME. Their center city location is super convenient for me for grabbing a quick lunch! I just tried their chicken salad sandwich box special with the deviled egg, potato salad and an up-cake. Everything was fresh and delicious. It was just the right amount of food. The up-cake was sooooo good! This is a great alternative to wawa sandwiches and all of the other, mostly overpriced places in this area. I am so excited and will definitely be one of your regular customers!!!!read more
Ania Stacey
Ania Stacey
17:40 19 Oct 17
Was hungry and looking for something a little different and this hit the spot. Ordered the shrimp salad sandwich which came with a deviled egg, a side (I got the potato salad) and an "upcake." The shrimp was succulent and the bread nice and fresh. The upcake (of which they have numerous varieties) was the perfect finish to a decently rounded more
Chris Tieuli
Chris Tieuli
17:11 20 Sep 17
Brian Hopkins
Brian Hopkins
18:11 06 Nov 17

Best of the Best 2016

Best of the Best 2016

For lunch, get a box lunch (sandwich, side, deviled egg and upcake). The Thanksgiving sandwich, nutty chicken salad and Georgia BBQ smoked pork elicit raves and nostalgia. Well now, there’s a picnic in every bite.

– County Lines Magazine –

Best of Main Line and Western Suburbs 2017 from Main Line Today

Best of Main Line 2017

Baked fresh daily in-house, its Upcakes are cupcakes turned upside down and frosted all over. We can’t get enough of the coconut-covered devil’s food or the lemon-frosted yellow cake.

– Main Line Today –

Catered the assorted box lunches for my office, amazing food. The fresh bread never disappoints!

– Tracy D –

The Thanksgiving Sandwich Bette’s Lunch Box with a lemon Upcake was delicious…my favorite!

– Judy P –

Dixie Picnic Box Lunches in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Dixie Picnic’s box lunches are one of the best deals in Center City.

The delicious food and friendly service make this one of my favorite places to grab a sandwich. They cater all of business events too!

– Kristen D –

Chicken salad box lunch was great! Upcake made a great finish to the wonderful meal- Carrot Cake! Friendly service!

– Fran K –

Best of Main Line 2015

Best of Main Line 2015 Main Line Today

From Main Line Today

Close to work, great for meeting friends for lunch, fresh delicious food. You can get a fast lunch but it’s not “fast food.”

– Connie M –

[The Barbeque Pork] had just the right amount of vinegar to provide a sharp retort to the molasses-like thick sweetness.

– Gerald S –

Whenever I decide to dine at Dixie Picnic I always know that what I order will be consistently excellent. Once again, this held true at my last visit. And there’s nothing quite like topping off my lunch with a lemon upcake!!!

– Michelle D –

Pulled pork rich and tasty, Box lunches are a priced well deal, pasta salad or potato side always fresh, lemonade addictive, salads large etc., etc. oh the bread and rolls always fresh….AND OF COURSE THE CRAB CAKE is FABULOUS!!!

– Carole S –

Why the name
“Dixie Picnic”?

Food – even bread – is done on site. Virginia baked ham box lunch with potato salad like Mom made is the real deal. Everyone is welcoming and helpful. Great experience.

– Bill H –

Food is great, especially the homemade bread and you get a lot for your money. Love the southern feel of the menu.

– MJ B –

Service was fantastic as always. I loved my Thanksgiving sandwich box lunch with the carrot upcake!

– Steven K –

The box lunches are a real treasure! Love the entree, love the deviled egg, Love the upcake even more!

– Mary C –

As always chicken and turkey lunch boxes were amazing.

– Denise S –

I love Dixie Picnic and when my workplace needed a lunch caterer for a Friday lunch, I recommended Dixie Picnic box lunches and unsurprisingly they were a huge hit! Everyone thought they were the best out of the catered lunches we had all summer.

– Eric D –

I was on the go, so ordered one of my favorites, the Box Lunch Chicken salad sandwich…I was thrilled that it was delivered in minutes and then on my way to office for a very late lunch.

– John R –

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2017

“If you are in the area and have a chance to eat here, do it!”
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CREATING THE PERFECT FEAST FOR OUR EVENT! Everybody enjoyed your delicious food and raved about the variety you provided. The upcakes were a big hit. It was truly a pleasure working with you.

– Karen T –

The Turkey Your Way Box Lunch is the perfect meal! I get my turkey just the way I want it with a side and an upcake, reminds me of being a kid going on a picnic with my mom.

– Robert C –

Everything is fresh. Upcakes are the closest thing I’ve found to my own cake recipe. But without the work on my part. 🙂

– Jennifer G –

Always good food and quick service

– Debbie D –

Tomato soup was delicious and tasty. Grilled cheese was oozing with scrumptious cheese.

– Barbara M –