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Inspired by talking about Pret
What do you put it in?
I see losers daily walking along with usually a next or a debenhams bag and they use the same one day after day and it disturbs me
in my rucksack.
whats up with reusing carrier bags...?
Reusing a clothes shop bag until it goes all crusty and soft - not okay
I notice imaginary stephen has one too.
Today it contained leftover paella. My lunch is quite often the talk of the office.
sub human scum
I've had the "so what is a lentil?" conversation more times than I need to, but I quite enjoy my office status as Exciting Lunch Guy. I like to play it down. ‘So what have you got today then?’ – oh, nothing much really, just a lamb and butternut squash tagine with a bit of cous cous. Just leftovers, you know?
Ryvita + Philadelphia ~30p
I fucking love my lunch.
Just on its own?
bit weird. Do you eat at your desk?
i tend to make enough to give myself lunch for the next day.
(i dont really keep track of how much i spend on dinner either)
I'm mostly a £2-3 guy, but I've occasionally strayed into the path of no lunch or huge fuck-off expensive lunch
lets say i spend about 3ish quid on lunch then, maybe more, maybe less.
including lunchtime pint(s)...£6-£9.
you've gotta treat yourself, man. no point in taking beef paste on own brand butties in your little lunchbox and being the office skeg, just so you can save up for a fold-up bicycle or your next ATP weekend away with people you met on the internet.
I used to spend a ridic amount in Itsu. Now I am poor.
Cous cous salad made at home in a takeaway tub. Tasty and cheap.
Did used to have salami or sausage in it but I'm on a diet.
My only real lunch option, aside from making it myself which I'm too lazy to do, is Tesco, and it's always ended up adding up to a scary amount. Even three quid a day is £60 a month, which sound stupid. However, trying to do it on much cheaper is hard. I'd be pleased if I could get it down to a tenner a week, but I'm struggling.
I want - a main (something like a sandwich, pasta, sausage roll, etc), a pudding (chocolate/cake/pastry) and a cold drink.
I can just about do it if I buy a 2lt bottle of Coke at the beginning of the week, but then it's not cold. I also buy chocolate bar multipacks and have one a day. For mains, pitta and hummus is cheapest and filling, but probably not very healthy.
instead of chocolate, fizzy pop and sweets.
a pint of tap water and a fucking MASSIVE sandwich.
you'll save money, and it's healthier.
If needs MUST, get a packet of chocolate peanuts or some shit like that at the start of the week and have a handful a day
Talk about inhumane, I should get Amnesty on the case.
Maybe a family pack of little Kit-Kats or something. Maybe.
I'm a right greedy bastard.
My housemate is trying to buy me one of these: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagoras_cup for my birthday/
just offering advice.
if he had the same 'lunch protocol' as me he'd be £100 a month worse off and about three stones heavier.
It's a man's right to nibble on something with a bit of sugar after a meal. Mars bar, cinnamon whirl, whatever takes your fancy.
As for the pop, it's not great, but I don't dick around with endless teas and coffees so I reserve the right to indulge in that as my daily caffeine.
i went to the cinema with h_y_g and he bought a child snack deal
And I had a perfectly satisfying portion of popcorn, a reasonable drink, and some Smarties for later. You bought a mega popcorn for about six times the price, ate two handfuls and left the rest. I totally won that cinema trip.
And in the cinema, I'd rather have too much sweets and drinks rather than too little. AND I WANT TO LOOK LIKE A GROWN UP.
not small. Thin.
It's £3.30 for this massive salad box they literally have to stand on to get it to close.
The rest of the week I have soup and eat fruit throughout the day. Morrisons has been a godsend for this. 4 soups= £5. Bag of apples, pears and bananas=£3. So that's in total £12 a week. Was spending in excess of a fiver a day before
Between you thising the virgin option and brusma spending a couple of quid, I wasn't sure if I was sure of anything any more
He said do you want less salad, or can I stand on the lid. I said stand away.
Most of the time they need both hands lifting themselves off the ground to get them to close
but always buy a coffee in the morning and one in the afternoon.
I don't know how to account for this, seeing as neither coffee purchase is related to lunch, but I *am* incurring food/beverage-related expenses during my workday, which is maybe in the spirit of the thread?
are you including money spent on homemade lunch ingredients?
If so, then I'm about $3.50-$4.50 a day (say £2.50-£3.00) for lunch, plus $5.80 a day (approx. £4) for coffees.
Spending around £3 on a crappy 6 incher. Lunch options round here are limited, but I go to the Lidl round the corner on a Monday, load up on their salami, salad, cheese, misc meats, bread and make an absolutely amazing butty every day in work. I probably spend a fiver on the lot and it is 10 times better. Failing that, I have soup and a samosa from the local corner shop - £1.50 in total.
as its what I can claim tax relief on as a contractor. I probably do spend near this but keep some food for dinner.
Then normally take in some leftovers one day a week or if not treat myself to a boots meal deal.
People who spend loads of money on lunch a day really get on my tits. Just make your own for fuck's sake.
much easier to restrict your intake when you make your own
soup from canteen
do I this the £2-£3 or the £3-£4 option?
Eating pre-bought stuff from the supermarket saves me loads, as I'd be on a packaged sandwich a day otherwise. As for breakfast and snacks, I bring them in myself in my coat pocket, which probably puts me in some sort of category as a mentalist. Only thing I actually buy at work is cans of Dr. Pepper from the swanky vending machine. 65p a pop.
I wish a little bit that I could go to Pret every day though..
Bacon and egg bap (4 rashers of bacon, large egg fried to perfection), vitamin water and slab of homemade caramel shortbread. All for the princely sum of £3.75.
£1.69 from our massively subsidised work cafeteria. Though usually I spend £1.90 on a hot sandwich/panini.
Unbelievable food for £5+. I can't help myself. Even harder in the summer when little market stalls spring up right in the city.
Add to that a daily coffee and I probably spend avg £8 a day
It's worth it though. It makes me happy.
i then spend either 95p for 4 day's of houmous or £4 for 6 days of ham. i've normally got some fruit, at the moment i've got apples. i bought 12 galas for £3 from waitrose, so that's what, 25p each? i sometimes have left over bbq food or other such meat that i replace the houmous or ham with, but let us ignore that.
so, this means my lunch ranges from 35p + (95p/4)= 24p + 25p = 84p for a poppy seed roll with houmous and an apple to 65p + (£4/6) = 67p + 25p = £1.57.
now to be fair i do sometimes have other bits of fruit or accasional other treats. i also always put some chipotle tabasco on my houmous and often the ham too, which would add a small additional cost. it's not too bad though.
in the summer i try to have more salads and they often cost a little bit more, but it's not summer yet.