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.

Upcakes

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
484-320-8024
M-F 7AM-3PM | Sa 8AM-3PM | Su 8AM-2PM

Dixie Picnic Philadelphia

1306 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-575-5960
Mon-Fri: 8AM-3PM

Check out what people are saying about us!

YELP

Dixie Picnic
4.0
Based on 20 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,...
London F.
London F.
2017-11-28 19:44:45
I am blow away by this new Center City lunch spot! After reading an article about their opening I've been meaning to stop by and finally did today - and I'm...
Michael B.
Michael B.
2017-12-20 15:16:53
I really like this place! I've come here a few times since I work just around the corner. I've had the boxed lunch twice - once with the turkey your way,...
Laura N.
Laura N.
2018-02-12 08:05:55
I stopped by this spot for lunch twice now and both were delish! I got the bbq pulled pork sandwich with brie cheese (who knew brie and bbq went so well...
Sam A.
Sam A.
2018-03-11 15:22:46
Very solid place in Center city. Hard to find a shrimp PO boy sandwich that is delicious here. I got the shrimp sandwich and husband got the chicken salad...
Next Reviews
Dixie Picnic
4.0
Based on 183 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...
Next Reviews

FACEBOOK

Dixie Picnic
4.8
powered by Facebook
Dena Gleason
Dena Gleason
2018-09-27T17:05:07+0000
Great lunch box catering!!
Kelli Snyder
Kelli Snyder
2018-09-19T17:26:30+0000
I just finished the most delicious BLT sandwich I've had in years. The bacon was perfectly crisp and flavorful - just the way I like! I'd intended to only eat half and save the other half for dinner tonight, but after one bite I knew that wasn't going to happen. 🙂 Thank you for serving up amazing lunch choices at amazing prices!read more
Linda Borell
Linda Borell
2017-09-28T00:29:20+0000
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!
Karen Fasig Schottmiller
Karen Fasig Schottmiller
2015-01-03T03:13:19+0000
My goodness...your almond upcake is fantastic!!! Full of flavor...delish 🙂
Rhonda Smeal Sykes
Rhonda Smeal Sykes
2014-06-04T12:26:26+0000
Ordered up cakes for my daughters graduation party instead of a cake. They were a hit! Thanks
Robyn Unruh
Robyn Unruh
2014-03-07T15:11:22+0000
Always Great Food Never Had A Bad Meal It's Now Lent Will You Be Making Lobster Mac And Cheese Soon ?
Next Reviews

GOOGLE

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 waiting.read 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
You have to respect a diner that makes their own jelly.I thought it was a little suspect that each topping you want in your omelet is individually charged, but I got mine with bacon and cheese and the bacon was big meaty bites and they didn't skimp on the cheese. Hot gooey, and full of flavor.Despite being a 90 minute drive from where I live, my wife and I left planning to come back to the area sometime just so we could eat there again.read more
Josiah Silas Michael
Josiah Silas Michael
12:58 10 Apr 17
Their sticky bun French toast is delicious. My friends had grilled cheese and burrito which was also good. Pancakes nothing out of the blue. Upcake is just too hyped about. It just either a chocolate or a yellow cake topped with different icings according to flavors. Wished their cake would also have been according to flavorToo priced for the portion that they giveread more
Aby Baby
Aby Baby
20:39 23 Jan 18
First visit today. I ordered a boxed lunch with chicken salad and potato salad plus a yummy cupcake. Everything tasted fresh, the employees were friendly and I just loved the whole vibe there. We will be back for sure!read more
Lauren Petrie
Lauren Petrie
07:17 01 Jun 18
Nice place food is good a bit pricey but filling
Robin McCormick
Robin McCormick
12:15 06 Jun 18
Fun upcakes (upside down cupcake so you can get more frosting!)- so many flavors. A great thing to buy and take to a friend or to work- everyone will undoubtedly enjoy them! You can get take-out and order online or by calling. They serve both breakfast and lunch. Many sweet and savory choices for breakfast. Habe great boxed lunched that come with a sandwich, a side and an upcake!read more
Patti Smith
Patti Smith
19:19 29 Jul 18
If you go here, get the box lunch. It's amazing.
Brian Slocum
Brian Slocum
21:50 01 Sep 18
Good food and great desserts, but it's a little costly, plus they close early
anthony r
anthony r
08:52 05 Sep 18
For brunch try the pulled pork and order a separate fried egg to place on top. Great combo for Sunday morning ( abt 11 am and after). Farmers Benedict really good too.
Bill Pflueger
Bill Pflueger
13:29 01 Oct 18
My husband and I are regulars. The menu is simple-comfort food. The food is delicious and presented in a pretty way. Service is prompt and always friendly. Being in their frequent diners club helps 😉!read more
Janice Viescas
Janice Viescas
15:48 17 Nov 18
Dixie Picnic has the best natural Foods meals at breakfast and lunch of anywhere around everything is freshly made right there and their kitchen I had the best 3 egg omelette this morning with my own choice of ingredients that I've had in years great selection of homemade desserts as well as their signature up cakes if you're so inclined recommend trying it at least once and you'll probably be hooked Tomread more
Tom Allison
Tom Allison
15:35 26 Nov 18
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 meal.read more
Chris Tieuli
Chris Tieuli
17:11 20 Sep 17
Awesome.
Brian Hopkins
Brian Hopkins
18:11 06 Nov 17
Had read about it and was impressed with the quick service and great food. Very quick service.
Rebecca Gilmore Phillips
Rebecca Gilmore Phillips
05:52 09 Dec 17
I want to fill a baby pool up with the deviled egg filling and swim around in it... it's that good! The pulled pork sandwich and the veggie sandwich lunchbox are my go to lunches. The lunchboxes are awesome because not only do you receive a deviled egg and a side but you get to pick out one of their world-famous Upcakes! It's the perfect finisher on a delicious meal!read more
Rachel Zimmaro
Rachel Zimmaro
17:52 09 Jan 18
The grilled cheese sandwich with the roasted tomato soup omgggggg so delicious
sakinah sells
sakinah sells
17:40 14 May 18
Great box combo option!
Chris Bitting
Chris Bitting
16:09 12 Jun 18
I got the jammin bacon sandwich and it was awesome! You'll need some napkins but it was delicious, affordable and something different. These guys are always pleasant and their menu is fresh and diverse. Quality food and quality service.read more
Jared Moser
Jared Moser
12:58 07 Sep 18
The crab cakes was absolutely delicious. I will definitely come back soon.
Deborah Lamb
Deborah Lamb
20:37 13 Sep 18
Food is good, in center City, always busy
Deirdre Saffore
Deirdre Saffore
11:50 15 Nov 18
Best Thanksgiving sandwich ever and the upcakes I live for
Jackie Banks
Jackie Banks
13:38 27 Nov 18
Great food and friendly service! Chicken salad and thanksgiving sandwiches are delicious.
Marianne Schilling-McCabe
Marianne Schilling-McCabe
01:51 14 Dec 18

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 –