Do you take your lunch to work or do you eat out at work?

Work Meals - Sometimes I will pick up lunch while at work or bring something from home.
@kgwat70 (13396)
United States
December 10, 2006 6:49pm CST
Do your normally pack something at home to take to work to eat for lunch or dinner or do you get something at the cafeteria there or a nearby restaurant or subshop? I usually pack my lunch four out of the five days of the week. I get something from a nearby restaurant once a week.
49 responses
• United States
11 Dec 06
I usually just grab a can of spaghettios or a package of Ramen noodles and cook them at work! I stash a bowl and spoon in my drawer. Hey I'm a college student I have to do something cheap ;)
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
11 Dec 06
There is nothing wrong with that. The most important thing is that you are eating something. We all need to eat and should not skip meals. I know what it was like being in college. :-)
• United States
11 Dec 06
im a college student too and i understand how we sometimes buy cheap food to save some cash. but anything packaged is full of preservatives and very unhealthy for you. you can get away with it now that you are young, but not when you get older.
@deedles88 (297)
• Australia
11 Dec 06
I like to pack my own lunch for work.. it saves on paying for a lunch everyday and at least you know you will like what you packed :P It also saves on the chance of getting food poisoning.. ive had a few incidents with take out.. but once a week, i will treat myself.. I pack lunch for my fiance to take aswell.. His friends at work are jealous because their partners dont pack their lunch :P
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
11 Dec 06
It is more convenient and less espensive to bring your lunch from work and it does not take a lot of time. Some days the restaurants are so busy you have to wait a while plus the cost is too much to do it all the time.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Someone just copied and pasted your response to my topic and it has been reported to MyLot.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
11 Dec 06
I work at home now but when I did work outside the home, I would bring a sandwich or something small. I hardly ever bought lunch at work for two reasons,lack of money and I worked at a nursing home and we all know about hospital food.lol.
• United States
11 Dec 06
yeah, i totally agree, hospital food isn't the most appetizing food in the world, hehe.
• United States
11 Dec 06
I try to pack our lunches. Some mornings it is just too difficult to crawl out of bed to make sandwiches. I try to cover about 4 out of 5 days with packed lunches to save. Face it, 2 people eatting out with the average lunch cost from a fast food restaurant being $6.00, which would be $60. Compared to a loaf of bread $1.25, a pound of lunch meat $5.99 (give or take) and a jar of mayo, $3.00. Thats a $50.00 savings that can be used elsewhere!
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
13 Dec 06
It is definitely much cheaper to pack a lunch than to eat out on a regular basis. I pack more now but before I would eat out quite a bit.
@kannan86 (208)
• India
11 Dec 06
i take my lunch with me.i dont like the canteen food.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
11 Dec 06
You are definitely saving yourself money that way. :-) Good for you.
• Singapore
11 Dec 06
there's an indian restaurant that can deliver food up...so once in awhile, i will order for delivery from that shop. If not, i will either skip lunch or i will buy food on the way to work...but i'm not very selective, i can eat biscuit for lunch too.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Normally when I bring lunch from home it is something simple like peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese sandwich or oatmeal. I like eating out where I work but it is too expensive unless a coworker is treating. :-)
• United States
11 Dec 06
When I was working, I took my lunch three or four days and ate out one or two times a week. I really couldn't afford to eat out! My honey eats out with his boss when they are working, his boss pays and they usually just grab dairy queen or mcdonalds.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
11 Dec 06
It gets expensive to eat out too often and I work in the city and the food is more expensive there than in the suburbs.
@unisis (1674)
• Indonesia
13 Dec 06
i usually take lunch at the cafeteria or nearby restorant,i never pack something from my home
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
eating - eating
i take my lunch at work. my mum prefers it for me and i love that, her kindness and the way she treats me. i look forward to eating lunch everyday 'cause she cooks delicious food well.^^
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I used to take lunch to work when I worked and some other times I just bought something from the vending machine.
• United States
11 Dec 06
I make something at home & take it to work with me. You save money that way & it's (usually) healthier. I eat at enough restaurants (& usually it's not the healthiest food) I try to make up for it during the week!
@exotika6 (301)
• Romania
11 Dec 06
only sometimes because not all the time i have the kind of food what to take with me at my work...i buy stuff from there..
• Romania
11 Dec 06
In my case when I go to school.I take some money on me and buy from the school magazine something to mumble :))
@Devinarun (387)
• United States
11 Dec 06
well the food cooked at home is so much tasteir than the food at the restaurants so i love to carry food from coz im very particular about having tasty food.there are restauramnts close by,i use it only for some snaks.
@taruha (560)
• United States
11 Dec 06
you are following a very good practice. i also do the same. i carry my lunch always from home excepta few days when my wife or me is not in a position to pack the lunch or i have mood to eat in cafetaria.it is always better tocarry lunch from home as it is economical and quality wise also, it will be good.
@prncesssly (1375)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Most of the time I don't even eat lunch at work, but if I do, then I usually bring something small from home. Sometimes yogurt other times fruit. Today i brought a muffin and some water! I'm not much of a lunch person so that's why I don't really bring anything most of the time.
• Canada
11 Dec 06
I try my best to take a lunch to work. I find that if i eat out i usually eat the fast food junk. I eat mcdonalds, burger king or something else thats greasy. If i bring my lunch to work i usually bring a whole wheat sandwhich and i usually make better choices while packing my lunch.
@sj_chaudhry (1537)
• Canada
11 Dec 06
i dont work but i daily pack my hubby's lunch. he nevr ate out at work in very rare cases he just took cup of coffee... but he brought tea from home daily.
@matt608 (843)
11 Dec 06
I normally make a simple, quick and easy pack lunch, consisting of a sandwich (usually ham) and a chocolate bar. This is becasue its cheap and healthy, but if im feeling especially tired and in need of a treat then I dont bother and just buy a subway!!
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
11 Dec 06
When I worked I took my lunch most of the time except the days we were paid because I would go to the bank so I would pick something on the way back to work. Now my husband takes his lunch everyday. I get up and fix his breakfast and lunch while he is getting ready for work.