Work lunches: 20 great ideas in a box

Avoid the brown bag blues. Get creative by following these simple steps to lunchtime bliss.

Best-selling author Michael Crichton would always eat the same thing for lunch when writing a book, arguing that the lack of choice aided his concentration. I think it would drive me batty with boredom, but I see where he is coming from.

We’ve made this whole office lunch thing too hard, by demanding that it be cost-efficient, convenient, healthy, different every day and absolutely delicious all at once. It’s simply not achievable.

But being a grown-up means mum isn’t going to pack us a cut lunch every day any more, and we actually have to sort it ourselves without making it an issue.


One alternative, of course, is to go and work for Google. Employees at Google Inc.’s massive Googleplex headquarters in California’s Silicon Valley receive a free lunch every day, made with local, sustainably sourced food cooked to order on the premises. They also have a choice of 20 cafes ranging from Indian to wholefoods, and dozens of ”micro-kitchens” that offer complimentary fresh fruit, edamame snacks, banana chips, dark chocolate, cold-pressed juice and espresso coffee.

Where does that leave us? At the desk, probably, googling ”plastic lunchboxes”. Here, then, are 10 good things for grown-ups to know, in order to self-cater our way to success at lunchtime.

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