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Open Daily 8 a.m.–10 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.


"Picnics are Back at Carl's Deli "

  This article appeared in Cincinnati Magazine's website when Anne ran the business.

By Clare Baker

Hyde Parkers love being outside, especially when the weather turns warm, as evidenced by the throngs of runners, walkers, baby-strollers, dogs and bikers that hit the pavement every afternoon.

Now, Carl's Deli is giving people another reason to get off the couch and get outside.

The deli - a mainstay on Observatory Avenue since 1928 - has brought back it's popular picnic basket lunches.

"We want people to associate us with springtime and being outdoors" says Anne McManus, owner. "The picnic baskets are a great way to do that and they remind people how close we are to Ault Park". "






Each basket comes with a tablecloth (traditional red checkered or lace), napkins, and plastic glasses or tumblers, plates, and utensils.



As for your lunch:

McManus will pack whatever you like from the wide assortment of deli goods, cheeses, gourmet crackers, Madison's gelatos, chips,
giant fresh-baked cookies, wines, specialty beverages, and of course, the 31 sandwiches.

We recommend the home-made gazpacho, perfectly refreshing on a balmy summer day.

Just watch out for any basket thieves -- your $20 deposit depends on it.

Carl's Deli
Hyde Park



Ashley Anne McManus
Sole Proprietor

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