Stylist’s “Reclaim your lunch break” and another bunch of campaigns are making it clear: it’s time to stop having a boring soup with crisps at your desks. But what if like me you have no time to make or buy a decent lunch? EnterÂ Lunch BXD, a lunch delivery service that makes your mid-day meals everything but boring.
Lunch BXD is the creation of Leiths-trained chefs and avid entrepreneurs Naomi Twigden and Anna Pinder. It’s an uber-healthy meal that won’t give you junk food worries, but that will still keep you satisfied.
Your lunch will be delivered straight to your office or to your home by a bike courier. Although mine was late, my lunch box made up for it.Â Lunch BXDÂ is so much more thanÂ salads: expect your box to containÂ a wide range ofÂ vegetables, wholesome grains, fresh herbs and zingy dressings or dips topped with crunchy nuts and seeds. Plus, those looking for extra protein can pimp their lunchbox with free-range meat or sustainably caught fish.
Lunch BXD is not diet focused. Founders Naomi and Anna want to show that food can be tasty and substantial, yet naturally healthy too. They work with a nutritionist to ensure balance in each and every Lunch BXD dish and that the ingredients will fill their customers with slow releasing energy.
Available for individual, wholesale and corporate orders, Lunch BXD has already received endorsements from companies such as Spotify, Virgin Startups, the BBC and many more.
Customers can order Daily Special Salads online by 10 am, or plan 48 hours in advance and choose from Lunch BXDâ€™s seasonal menu. The Autumn Edition includes vegan and gluten free dishes such as:
- BXD Beet And Seed: Beetroot hummus, steamed kale, cucumber, radishes, herby wild rice and mixed seeds;
- BXD Tofu Pad Thai: Glass noodles, tofu, steamed sugar snap peas and mange tout, carrot, pickled red cabbage, toasted peanuts and a soy glaze;
- Mexican â€˜Nachosâ€™: Smoked paprika sweet potato chips, chunky guacamole, red pepper matchsticks and a roast chickpea-bean salad;
- For a protein boost add: King Prawns, Pulled Pork, Parma Ham, Crunchy Satay, Chicken Breast or Salmon Fillet.
To minimise waste, the team ensure that they create their recipes to order, selling out each day â€“ their lucky staff eat any leftovers! All their packaging is 100% recyclable and is delivered the greenest way possible, by bicycle courier. Where possible, all products are sourced locally â€“ the Lunch BXD offices are right next to a city farm, and all fruit and vegetables come from New Covent Garden Market.
Sounds like the dream, right? Well, if you want to try it, you can now get 10 per cent off your first box with my discount code:
Pictures: Lunch BXD, Carolina Are