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Where to Get Takeout for the Redlands Bowl & Redlands Theatre Festival

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Discover where to pick up travel-friendly takeout — perfect for an outdoor picnic at the hottest summer concerts and performances!

We’re gearing up for the 2024 Redlands Bowl season and Redlands Theatre Festival starting June 20 and 21!

Our local summer-long concert series is free and features renowned artists — from Redlands and throughout the world.

The annual Redlands Theatre Festival is reasonably priced and showcases Broadway Musicals and new works.

While you could attend with just your wits about you, there’s no better way to enjoy one (or all) of these performances than with a picnic! There’s something particularly special about dining al fresco to live music and theatre.

But you want to make sure the food fits the occasion. You’re looking for meals that travel well and can easily be consumed by plastic fork or hand. 

Our Redlands Bowl & Theatre Festival Takeout Guide

The following showcases local spots that offer food which travels well, can be eaten without much fuss, and (most importantly) tastes great!

1. Dawgs 4 Dogs

This popular hot dog stand serves up inventive wieners with a purpose — supporting Redlands Animal Shelter. Designed to be eaten with your hands — a major perk when you’re eating picnic style at The Bowl — each combo comes with a soda or water and chips. Offerings include:

  • Hot Dog $9
  • Sausage $11
  • Kimchi Dog $13
  • Bacon Cheese $13
  • Cheesy Pretzel $13
  • Chilli Cheese $13

On Redlands Bowl concert nights Dawgs 4 Dogs is typically located in downtown Redlands,  tucked between City Hall and the parking garage off East Citrus Ave.

For the most accurate location information, please visit their Instagram page: @dawgs_4_dogs

2. Catering by Leila

Catering by Leila (known on Facebook at Leila’s Catering) is the elevated home cooked picnic solution, without all the muss and fuss of making your own meal! She’s created a special Mezze Picnic Box specifically for the Redlands Bowl loaded with freshly prepared dips, savory baked goodies and other treats! Each box feeds two and is designed for al fresco grazing — perfect for nibbling your way through a performance. 

Boxes Include:

  • Classic Hummus
  • Beet & Labneh Dip with Za’atar
  • Homegrown Tomato, Cucumber & Mint Salad
  • Marinated Olives with Feta Cheese
  • Spinach Pies
  • Two homemade pita bread
  • Napkins, forks, paper plates
  • Optional Add-On: Two Baklawa for dessert (+$7)

Price Per Box: $44

Pickup Time: 4pm to 6pm, Tuesdays and Fridays

Pickup Address: 30845 Palo Alto Drive, Redlands

Payments Accepted: Cash & Venmo

Please place your order at least three days in advance by either calling or Direct Messaging me

at (951) 880-7474. You can also follow Leila on Instagram: @cateringbyleila

3. Surfer Joe’s Pizza

Tucked within a stripmall, it’s easy to overlook Surfer Joe’s, but then you’d be missing out on this extraordinary little gem. Best known for their pizzas, they also offer a selection of hearty sandwiches. Whether it’s a sammie or a pie, both are designed to be eaten with your hands — a major bone for those eating in the grandstands or own the lawn.

Be sure to ask for the “Redlands Bowl Bundle” to get your special pricing.  

Redlands Bowl Family Bundle (Pick any four of the following with chips. Available starting at $50)

  • Turkey Breast Sandwich: Turkey Breast, Mozzarella, Lettuce, Tomato and Mayo
  • Ham and Cheese Sandwich: Black Forest Ham, Mozzarella Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo, Deli Mustard
  • Submarine Sandwich: Mozzarella Cheese, Mayo, Italian, Salami, Ham, Pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato
  • Meatball Sandwich: Beef meatballs, marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
  • Original Veggie: Mozzarella, Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Black Olives, Cashews, Onions, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo and Italian dressing

Pizza Special ($45)

2 Large Pizzas with FREE Garlic Bread

4. Uncorked on State

Take the beauty of Napa Valley wine and dining found at Uncorked on State to your night at The Bowl. Let your palate dance to the music with Uncork’s new Bowl Bags — an easy and convenient to-go option filled with your favorite wines, snacks, and complete meals. Order online through their website, email ( the restaurant or call 909 406-1111. 

5. Badger Bowls

This cafe-smoothie bar specializes in Acai bowls and smoothies, while also offering an impressive selection of satisfying sandwiches, salads, and wraps. Those with dietary restrictions will delight in their offerings of gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, nut free, and keto cuisine at Badger Bowls. 

While it’s hard to go wrong with any order, the Hermosa smoothie and Laguna bowl are consistent crowd pleasers. 

Do You Have Another Redlands Bowl Takeout Must?

If you have another go-to spot to grab takeout for a Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival, let us know! You can either message us or drop us a comment on Facebook or Instagram. As Redlands locals, we love our town and are always looking for opportunities to showcase more great Redlands spots.

* Lead Photo by Bruce Herwig II