Last week, the Evening Standard reported that more than half of Londoners admit to eating at their desk at lunchtime, the highest number of any region in the UK. The research, commissioned by Deliveroo, also revealed that Londoners take an average of just 33 minutes for lunch. Taking a proper break is proven to make you healthier and more productive, so to inspire you to get away from your desk, here are nine ways to live the foodie life on your lunch break.
Seek out street food – If you usually pack yourself a healthy lunch, why not reward yourself with a street food feast? Try Manchester’s Piccadilly street food market or one of the excellent KERB markets in London.
Pack a picnic – On those rare sunny days, find a park or a bench and soak up the rays while you have lunch. Jamie Oliver has some great ideas for picnic lunches, from spring onion tart to spiced beef empanadas. You can invite your office bestie to join you, or just enjoy the peace and quiet.
Try a top restaurant for half the price – It’s no secret that many of the UK’s top restaurants offer great value set lunch menus. It’s a good way to try somewhere special without blowing the budget or committing to a lengthy tasting menu. Hot Dinners has a handy round-up of restaurants offering prix fixe lunches, including restaurants like Fera at Claridge’s, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Murano, and Frenchie.Continue Reading