7 Ways to Upgrade Your Desk Lunch

Italian pasta salad at a desk

Eating your lunch over your computer can get old fast. 

No longer! We have found the key to defeating the midday slump: step up your desk lunch! Check out seven ways to brighten your pranzo al sacco (sack lunch).

1. EAT WITH REAL DINING WARE.

If your office doesn’t have plates and silverware, invest in a set that you keep at your desk. We mean it. Nothing will make you feel less human than eating out of Tupperware with a plastic fork as you sneak a glimpse at your friends at the beach on Instagram in between Excel projects.

2. JUST ADD BUBBLES.

Made with natural fruit from the Italian Riviera, our sparkling sodas have the flavourful power to transport your desk to a picturesque citrus orchard overlooking the Ligurian Sea. Enjoy them straight; extra points if you try a mocktail!

3. INCORPORATE A CRUNCH.

From fennel crackers to whole-wheat breadsticks, crisp “antipasti” will wake you up and remind you that you’re alive. Pro tip: share with your office mates, so your crunching doesn’t drive them crazy.

Italian olive snack with a soda

4. EVOKE THE SEA IN YOUR SIDES.

Savour the seaside with salty bites of capers, olives, and even anchovies, served in a fresh salad or just for snacking with your drink.

5. KEEP IT FRESH.

For the main, skip the microwave and bring fresh pasta salad, like fusilli with tuna, penne with pesto, or vesuvio with peppers.

6. DON’T FORGET THE CONDIMENTS.

Keep your desk drawer stocked with the staples: extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, and pepper. Trust us: that finishing drizzle of olive oil or dash of salt will add an elegant and flavourful twist to your midday meal.

7. END ON A BITTERSWEET NOTE.

Before you bid farewell to your escapist lunch, have an Italian-style dessert that promises to keep you going for the next four hours! We love to pair espresso with dolci, from artisanal chocolates to sweet biscotti.

Cookie and espresso

Buon appetito!