'lunches' on Serious Eats

20 Fun Sandwiches for Your Sack Lunch

It's back-to-school time for kids and parents, which means even more sandwiches need to be made. We see this as an opportunity to try out fun, new sandwich concoctions, especially if you're willing to go beyond the average PB&J (not that we don't love it). Here are 20 make-ahead recipes to pack in your sack lunch this school year. More

SE Staff Picks: Our Favorite Sack Lunches

This week we brought in our lunches in honor of City Harvest's Skip Lunch Fight Hunger campaign. The New York City initiative asks people to donate the money they'd normally spend on lunch today to help feed hungry children and their families. It's a great effort, and inspired us to hold off on all the Sandwich a Day hunting and street fooding for one day to wrap up our favorite lunches in a brown sack. Find out what the SE staff likes to bring in from home, and let us know what your go-tos are. More

The Art of the Lunch Deal: Tabla

Chef Floyd Cardoz. [Photos: Nick Solares] Tabla 11 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10010; map); 212-889-0667; tablany.com Setting: An ornate (some might say gaudy) decor benefits from daytime dining; sunlight pours in through the large windows Compare to:Tamarind, Amma... More

How to Make a Zero-Waste Lunch Kit

Squishy Bowls from Guyot Designs. Reduce your waste when eating on the road by making a zero-waste lunch kit. Wisebread gives suggestions on what reusable and travel-friendly products to get, such as stainless steel drinking straws, utensils attached to metal rings, and collapsible bowls and plates. And for special occasions, get some squishy travel shot glasses for cocktails on the go. [via Lifehacker] Related: Serious Green: Plastic-Free Ways to Transport Your Lunch... More

Serious Green: Plastic-Less Ways to Transport Your Lunch

Let's be serious. This economic climate means this is not the time, nor the place to be going out to lunch everyday. Those $8 burritos, $6 burgers, and $9 salads will start to add up to some serious money in no time. Besides the slow and steady hit your wallet is taking from your daily lunch habit, think of all the styrofoam containers and plastic forks that are piling up out there. And with all of us on this planet it's adding up way too quickly. So what's the best way to save a buck and do your part at stopping the rising tide of plastics at the same time? Go old-school and brown bag it. If you do... More

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