Take It To Go
Upscale grocers and gourmet delis maximize your water time
By PATTY LaNOUE STEARNS
Spare no time on land this season and get thee to your watercraft. With help from the thoughtful spots below, you can pack a picnic and stay out as long as you want. Your boat is waiting.
Union Pier’s wooden-floored Whistle Stop (5700 Red Arrow Hwy., 269-469-6700) bills itself as a gourmet deli with enlightened foods. Indeed, with juicy rotisserie chickens, housemade breads and baked goods and aisles packed with wines, cheeses and nicely packaged comestibles, who could ask for more?
At Lucy’s Market in Grand Haven (133 Columbus Ave., 616-850-2665) you’ll find big deli sandwiches made with Boar’s Head products, but don’t miss Grandma’s chicken salad with dried …