With reservations hard to snag and lingering pandemic safety concerns, outdoor gatherings have never been more popular. “Picnics are the restaurants of Covid,” says Ti Martin, co-owner of Picnic Provisions & Whiskey in New Orleans. Nationwide, there’s been a surge in the demand for picnic baskets, blankets, and coolers. New business opportunities preparing pre-made gourmet baskets and staging luxe pop-up picnics on Hamptons beaches or in fields of lavender abound. Whether you’re grilling a burger poolside, indulging in lobster rolls and rosé or planning a feast that rivals Le Dejeuner sur l’Herbe, here are a few items to get you started.