There's no reason to be stuck with a dull lunch just because you can't leave the office. When you're chained to your desk, get food brought to you. Add some sparkle to your day with inventive lunches – from bagels to sushi, there's something out there has your name on it.
If you're avoiding gluten, then sandwiches can be tricky. Luckily, Bears & Raccoons are looking out for you. Get gluten-free bread brought straight to your desk, layered up with Mimolette cheese, thinly sliced peppery pastrami and sour pickles. It's topped off with creamy coleslaw and fresh rocket to keep you going all afternoon.
Where: Bears & Raccoons, Paris
Ideal for a working lunch, sushi is a great crowd-pleaser. Split the bill with your coworkers and go all-in for the Black Box Gourmet. This 58-piece box covers everything from delicate bream to tuna teriyaki. There's California rolls with salmon and avocado, and their signature Rock n Rolls full of sashimi and spice. Add pickled ginger as a palate cleanser, a dipping bowl of soy sauce, and a hint of wasabi for a lunch break that takes you to Tokyo.
Where: Sushi Shop, various locations
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If you hit the gym before work – or had a morning of heavy meetings – this will help top those energy levels back up. Your choice of bagel is smothered in low fat cream cheese and topped with grilled chicken. Plenty of sliced tomato, cucumber and onion add bulk and crunch to this lunch option that won't pile on the pounds, but will leave you satisfied.
Where: Bagelstein, various locations
Inject some spice into your day. These Vietnamese takes on samosas are crunchy, crispy and filled with tingling fillings. Sliced beef is mixed with lemongrass, chilli and curry spices to create a moreish parcel of perfection. You can buy them by the piece from Huy Traiteur, so load up a plate – and order a couple of extras for sharing. Add some rice or noodles on the side, and lunch is set.
Where: Huy Traiteur, Nice
Pizza is the ultimate comfort food. Get it done the proper Napoli way and brought to your desk when you order from Tripletta. The official Neapolitan pizza organisation has given their Margherita pizza the stamp of approval – meaning it's made with fresh San Marzano tomatoes, fior di latte mozzarella, and cooked in a smoking hot oven for only a minute or two. Perk up your lunch with this cultured classic.
Where: Tripletta, Paris
Think Mexican food is heavy and unhealthy? Think again. Nachos Mexican Grill specialise in fajitas, but their salad bowls also bring some Latin sun to our shores. Get all the best bits of the fajita without the tortilla round the outside – marinated beef or spicy vegetables, topped with salsa, and served with rice or salad. Add some extra guacamole or cheese for the coolest lunch in the building.
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