38 Unique Office Lunch Ideas for A Group

Office lunch ideas for a group

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Are you tired of the same old lunch routine at the office? Well, I have the perfect solution for you! Introducing the best office lunch meals for a group – a diverse collection of delicious meals for your lunchtime experience. You will love my collection of recipes that will captivate your taste buds and take your culinary adventure to new heights. So, what are you waiting for? Revolutionize your lunch breaks and impress your colleagues with these amazing and tasty recipes.

Want something unique? Try these lunch ideas:

Bars & Stations

DIY Sandwich Bar

DIY Sandwich Bar

A self-made sandwich bar is the perfect way to start a lunch break and entertain the crowd. With various amazing toppings and scrummy inside filling, sandwich bars are perfect for feeding the crowd.

Easy and quick lunchtime treat. These Sandwich bars are perfect for making the gatherings special.

If you are a picky eater like me, it will satisfy your cravings. You only need bread, condiments, and delicious toppings to set up your buffet. Perfect for serving with potato salad and fruit tray.

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Taco Bar

Taco Bar

Looking for a fun, entertaining, and bet lunch group idea? This recipe is especially for you, then. A warm stack of tortillas is the perfect way to enjoy lunch with your favorite gathering.

An easy and delicious way of feeding the crowd. With plenty of cheesy and delicious toppings, everyone can customize their favorite taco in their own way.

The best thing about tacos? They never go out of season. Whether you organize a birthday party or an event with your office fellows, making tacos and surprising your guests is the perfect way to make them happy.

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Salad Bar with Dressings

Salad Bar with Dressings

A perfect happy recipe for diet-conscious people, just like me. The salad bar contains spinach, lettuce, and arugula, which makes the salad stand out from other delicious dishes. Make the savory, sweet, tangy dressing to top your recipe and satisfy your guest’s cravings.

Honey mustard makes the recipe super sweet. Usually, I add nuts and cheese to the top of the salad to give it a delightful look. The best thing about this salad is it is healthy due to the green vegetables, and make it the best by adding your favorites.

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Burger Bar with Toppings

Burger Bar with Different Toppings

Need a fun idea to decorate your burgers? Here I am with the best idea. Decorate your burger with the best burger patties and buffets as a topping.

In the summer, burgers are my favorite choice—easy, versatile, and crowd-pleasing. This time, take some extra steps and make your burgers a family favorite potluck lunch with various cheeses, sauces, and other toppings.

Really easy, as it sounds. You don’t even need to fire up the grill. Make burgers as you do, and add your favorite toppings to give you a scrummy taste and look. A family favorite recipe that tastes incredible with baked garlic parmesan fries.

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Pasta Bar with Multiple Sauces

Pasta Bar with Multiple Sauces

Putting together the ingredients and building your pasta bar is a fancy way of making your guests happy. Mix the pasta, sauce, and a few toppings, and your pasta bar is ready to serve.

The best thing about it is no effort is needed. Make it in just a few minutes and serve on the table the next minute.

When discussing university oved foods, pasta bars always come to my mind. Because I used to make them for my university lunch.

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Baked Potato Bar with Assorted Toppings

Baked Potato Bar with Assorted Toppings

Most delicious and creative recipe to amaze your office colleagues.

Its classic toppings with scrummy flavors and delightful look make everyone love them at first glance. Check out these Air-fryer Baked Potatoes for your party. So versatile and comforting.

Enjoy it with assorted toppings, like chicken alfredo, ranch, or pot roast. Endless topping options make them super pretty and delicious baked potato bars everyone loves.

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Bagel and Lox Spread

Bagel and Lox Spread

An easy-to-pull-together recipe that is simple to make within a few minutes. Bright, colorful, and ultimate treat for the kids who always request something delicious for lunch.

Grab fresh lox, bagels, pickled condiments, and cream cheeses to assemble and create something pleasing. A perfect crowd-pleasing recipe. You’ll never forget the Los and bagel spread with your favorite toppings.

Whipped cream cheese, dill, and cucumbers are perfect for trying in your group lunch ideas to make your table stand out.

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Nacho Bar with Queso and Salsa

Nacho Bar with Queso and Salsa

Whatever event you hold for your family and friends, a nacho bar with queso and salsa is the perfect appetizer.

One of my favorite group lunch ideas for work is loaded nachos. There is nothing compared to their crispiness and cheesy flavors.

Cheesy, gooey and spicy. Sour cream melts in the mouth, making the eaters feel like heaven. Everyone loves nacho bars at events and gatherings. If you have never tried the recipe, it is a perfect time to amaze your colleagues and friends with its scrummy flavors.

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Bruschetta and Italian Antipasto Spread

Bruschetta and Italian Antipasto Spread

Bruschetta and Italian antipasto are best if you want a tastier and more colorful recipe to make your guests love your cooking.

A popular Italian bruschetta is a bread topped with basil, garlic, chopped tomatoes, and olive oil. Crispy, heavenly, and delightful with each bite.

A perfect appetizer for the kids in lunch when they come from school. Tomatoes are juicy and ripe, which fills the mouth with juicy flavors with classic bruschetta.

Whip up a few ingredients and entertain your guests. Serve with smoked cheese, and let your friends enjoy a perfect meal.

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Hot Dog and Sausage

Hot Dog and Sausage Bar

I’m considering making hot dogs and sausage bars for my kids and family for lunch as the weather is good.

A perfect appetizer with a lot of favorite flavors. Fancy, wild, buttery hotdogs can make anyone crave them instantly after seeing them.

Combination of the hot dog with sausage bars never gets old. The bonus part is you do not even need to top them. Tastes scrumptious even without any fancy coating or dressing. Like company lunch ideas, delicious and flavorful hot dogs are perfect for any occasion.

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Falafel and Hummus Bar

Falafel and Hummus Bar

This recipe is especially for those who love middle eastern cuisine. Top the recipe with plenty of tomatoes, cucumbers, and whatever you prefer. I like onions and tomatoes, so I use them for garnishing.

Using the ground chickpeas, cumin, or coriander spices, make the falafel and hummus bar hit at the event.

Lemon juice, tahini, and chickpeas perfectly combine flavors as a dip. Colorful, scrummy, and piquant with each bite. Enjoy making and serving the falafel and hummus bar once a weekend, at least.

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Build-Your-Own Salad Rolls

Build-Your-Own Salad Rolls

Unbelievably easy to make, delicious, and healthy snack. Mothers love to make Salad rolls for their kids.

It tastes incredible in every bite with easy-to-adapt ingredients, including cucumber, thin rice noodles, carrots, butter lettuce, green onions, red cabbage, and jalapenos.

This scrummy recipe has endless options; you can add your favorite filling to make it according to your taste. Satisfying and flexible! Fill the veggie filling into the rice papers; the rest is the history. Woah! Delicious bites.

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DIY Rice Bowl Bar

DIY Rice Bowl Bar

The delicious and colorful rice bowl bar makes a healthy and satisfying meal. Make it however you like.

Loaded with proteins with sunny-side-up eggs, grilled teriyaki chicken, edamame, and peanuts, the best thing ever! Add your favorite veggies and enjoy the variety of flavors in a single bowl.

Scrummy, healthy, and refreshing. Top the recipe with diced mangoes, lime, or slices of avocado. Worth trying at least once; you will become a fan of its flavors.

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Burrito Bowl Bar

Burrito Bowl Bar

A burrito bowl bar is easy, simple, and fun for large gatherings like a group work lunch. It is a delicious treat, allowing people to serve themselves, and you can watch the game!

So, are you curious about what a burrito bowl contains? Usually, a burrito bowl contains salsa, chicken, rice, guacamole, and beans.

But you can make your own burrito bowl bar with innovative food combinations and try as many items as possible according to your taste. So, what will you try in a burrito bowl for your office lunch for a group?

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pizza recipe for party

Pizza Party

Pizza is everyone’s favorite, right? No one dislikes eating pizza with delicious veggie and cheese toppings. Perfect for picnics, group parties, and catering lunch ideas for the office.

Whenever I hold a lunch party at my house or office, I love baking pizza for my friends because I know they love pizza.

The best thing about a pizza party? They are quick to make; you can even add your favorite veggies. Delicious, cheesy, and spicy.

A pizza party is incomplete without cheesy and spicy pizza with many scrummy flavors. I love serving it with drinks; try it; you will love this combo.

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Greek Gyro Wrap

Greek Gyro Station

Have you ever tasted these Greek gyro stations? No, you have missed the best version of gyros.

Who would not love to bite the Greek-flavored gyros wrapped with pita bread? Topped with Greek flavors, which no one can resist even if they have no hunger.

Once I make these gyros for my colleagues, and now they request me to make these gyros for them every Monday.

Don’t have a vertical rotisserie? Make these gyro stations on warm bread with cucumber, tomato salsa, and feta cheese.

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Shrimp Boil

Shrimp Boil

Tender, hearty, and perfect appetizer meal. One of the best combinations of flavorful sausages, tender shrimp, sweet corn, and hearty potatoes.

All boiled vegetables taste heavenly when assembled, and create something delicious that your friends might have never tried.

I prefer making it with balanced spices because everyone has different tastes regarding seasonings. Blend of flavors and heavenly soft-boiled shrimp texture make my friends go wild over them every time I serve this recipe. 

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Chinese Dim Sum

Chinese Dim Sum Selection

Chinese dim sum collection is a collection of bite-sized dishes which we usually serve with tea or coffee. Pork buns, hot dumplings, steamed rice noodle rolls, and spring rolls taste heavenly with plenty of flavors.

The dishes are grilled or steamed, which makes them chewy, crispy, and soft. Scrummy fillings of your favorite ingredients make them perfect appetizers for lunch ideas. Try it once at least; you will admit that nothing tastes scummier than these dishes with tea.

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Vegetarian Wrap

Vegetarian Wrap Station

Do you love eating healthy foods with a lot of vegetables? Try vegetarian wraps to enjoy some healthy food.

A variety of nutrients and proteins are present in each bite. A few ingredients, like peppers, onions, beans, tofu, zucchini, and whatever you want to add, can highlight each flavor of the recipe and make it hit the recipe of the event.

My friends love nutty recipes, so I add some nuts on toppings to make it favorable. A great way to customize the wraps and serve a special meal with plenty of health benefits and nutrients.

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Sushi Burrito

Sushi Burrito Station

You must be looking for the rice recipe; these sushi burritos are perfect for serving the crowd.

If you are an office-going girl like me, making these sushi burritos earlier to pack for your friends feels warm, right? Tuna and salmon filling tastes incredible because of their chewy and soft texture.

Adding vegetables like cucumbers, carrots, and avocado makes the dish healthy and nutritious. Dip in wasabi sauce, and Woaah! Amazing. A great appetizer recipe to please the crowd and enjoy rice flavors with healthy vegetables.

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Tomato Soup

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Easy and quick tomato sauce can be served with the scrummy grilled cheese is the perfect combo. This is so comforting and satisfying that no one forgets its scrummy flavors forever.

It is my childhood favorite recipe, which my mother used to make for me and my siblings. My mother serves it with a swirl of cheese; still, I make it like that for my kids.

Tastes so cheesy, gooey, and heavenly if you are a cheese lover. Avoid this magical recipe if you are diet conscious and afraid of getting fat.

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Chili Cook-off

Chili Cook-off

Want something different? Chili cook-off is the event for you. If you love making different types of chili sauces, then participating in the chili cook-off event would be a wonderful idea.

Using various ingredients, like beef, chicken, tomatoes, turkey, peppers, beans, and onions, is a unique way of trying something new for your taste buds.

Fun, entertaining, and perfect for improving your skills. Homemade chili sauces, which taste sweet and scrummy with every side dish.

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Pho Soup

Pho Soup Station

Tangy, savory, and flavorful. Variety of ingredients combines together and form a hearty and flavorful soup.

Using your favorite broth spices like star anise, cinnamon, and cloves is the best part. Use beef bones to make the soup, and enjoy it with any side dish you like.

Different types of nutrients and proteins are included in the soup, which benefits the human body in many ways.

I love making it with my favorite spices and pack for my husband’s office lunch. A great way to warm up on the chili day with your favorite spicy flavors.

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DIY Poke Bowl Station

DIY Poke Bowl Station

Poke Bowl station is one of my favorites. Healthy, flavorful, and full of proteins.

The key ingredients involved in this recipe are vegan mayo, sriracha hot sauce, lettuce, cucumber, avocado, tune, and mangoes.

The veggies will be cut into smaller pieces, assembled, and then garnished with green onions, chopped cilantro, or Furikake.

Tastes heavenly when served with brown rice. Super delicious, healthy, and a perfect lunch box idea you can make early morning for your office colleagues.

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Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie Board

Nothing is more innovative than a charcuterie board as an office lunch for a group. It is a delight with seasonal fruits, veggies, meat and more.

It is the best way to treat your office group lunch! You can add cheese, toasted nuts, dry fruits, fresh fruits, veggies, meat, briny olives, etc.

Easy to make and lots of innovations to try!

Add complimentary condiments like chutneys, jams, jellies, and honey, and make your charcuterie board more tempting. Make your board more elegant with bright-colored fruits to give you a refreshing and appealing look, which can relieve fatigue.

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Bowls & Platters


Hawaiian Luau with Pulled Pork and Rice

Hawaiian Luau with Pulled Pork and Rice

Smokey, tender, and juicy recipe. Shredded pork served over a layer of rice is the most piquant recipe ever.

The best part? Kalua pork is the centerpiece of the Hawaiian luau. So succulent, tender, and effortless. No wonder my whole love is in love with this Hawaiian luau recipe with rice.

If you have never tried pork and rice together, then it is time to enjoy the delicious combo with twisting flavors. 

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Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl Buffet

Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl

Mediterranean quinoa bowl is filled with colorful and healthy veggies. Add whatever you like to the tray and enjoy the variety of healthy flavors.

You only need veggies like roasted chickpeas, quinoa, and hummus. With just a few ingredients, it tastes refreshing and full of proteins.

Trying and eating foods full of healthy benefits is always the best idea. The colorful look of the Mediterranean quinoa bowl will hit the party. Healthy, satisfying, and delicious bites.

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Taco Salad Bar

Taco Salad Bowl

Everyone loves making homemade taco salad recipes with their favorite ingredients.

Taco salad bowl contain healthy and flavorful ingredients, including whole-kernel corn, ground beef, taco seasonings, tortilla chips, and black olives.

Want to make the dish healthy? Try this dish containing all of these ingredients already available in your kitchen.

Not only is it delicious, but it is also so quick and easy to make. Serve it in a buffet style so each family member customizes it however they like. Everyone will love this easy yet scrummy lunch box idea.

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Sushi Platter

Sushi Platter

Sushi platters are a great way to start a lunch party. It tastes perfect with various sushi rolls, nigiri, and sashimi. The bonus point is you can add your favorite ingredients, like shrimp, crab, or avocado. You can also try our favorite Masago Sushi.

Combination of sweet, savory, and acidic. Its chewy and firm texture can make anyone fall in love with them. So soft and creamy sushi rolls, which I always make spicy.

Their spiciness fills the mouth with intense flavors and satisfies my cravings whenever I want. The seasoned rice in vinegar, salt, and sugar gives the eater a tangy and sweet taste. Tastes heavenly with soy sauce and wasabi.

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Mediterranean Mezze Platter

Mediterranean Mezze Platter

Easy, fun, and family-friendly lunch idea. With some fresh and tangy ingredients, swap them in dips and enjoy however you want.

Depending on the season, you can add any fruit and vegetable you like. I love adding grapes, pineapple, apples, and many other healthy fruits my kids love.

The Mezze platter is the thing that takes the lunch party to the next level. The delicious mezze platter with hummus or baba ganoush dips tastes perfectly.

Fresh veggies make it a healthy and perfect platter for diet-conscious people. I rank the mezze platter top among the best office lunch catering ideas.

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a close view of Greek salad

Greek Avocado Salad

Greek avocado salad is a classic dish that reigns supreme in Mediterranean cuisine. Known for its delectable and revitalizing blend of ingredients, it’s a staple in local restaurants and home kitchens.

And the best part of this salad? It’s a favorite among youngsters thanks to its refreshing and airy taste. Whip up a batch of this exquisite Greek avocado salad and watch as everyone falls in love with it at first bite.

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BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This Texas-style BBQ pulled pork sandwich is super easy to make. The pork sandwich is a far better tangy, smokey, sweet, and tender kick, which I love serving with shredded pork on toasted buttered rolls.

My family’s favorite, so that it will be yours surely. Plus, the point is easy to make in a cooker or oven. Creamy, light, and crunchy topping of coleslaw and fried rounded onion rings taste heavenly.

With just a little effort, your crunchy and delicious BBQ pulled pork sandwiches will be on the table.

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Buffet Dishes

Tofu Stir Fry with Fresh Summer Vegetables

Vegetable Stir-fry Buffet

Fun, savory, and heavenly for the crowd feeding. Add vegetables, meat, and sauces to the recipe and make however desired.

With bell peppers, shrimp, broccoli, carrots, and mushrooms, the stir-fry buffet is one of the best Asian foods you can enjoy whenever you crave it.

Savory, sweet, and spicy sauces fill the mouth with scrummy flavors. I cook it on high heat because it gives the recipe a slightly smokey and charred flavor. Garnish it with green onions and amaze everyone with your cooking skills.

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Indian Curry

Indian Curry Buffet

Want something unique and scrummy? Here’s the Indian curry buffet. Combination of various dishes, like lamb curry, chicken tikka masala, and saag paneer. Tastes perfect with naan bread, rice, chutney, and pickles.

Bonus point? A perfect spicy meal for Asian food lovers who love spicy dishes. You can add spice as much as you like, including turmeric, coriander, and ginger. Cooking the recipe slowly makes it so flavors and savory.

Rich flavors feel different every time you cook it. The great point is you can add your favorite vegetables to the recipe for your favorite flavors.

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Paella

Paella Party

Have you ever gone to the paella party? If yes, you must have seen huge paella pans loaded with chicken, rice, and seafood.

A lot of scrummy sangria and plates full of seafood paella is the perfect appetizing scene which can make anyone go wild over this food.

Colorful, healthy, and crispy. I love going to paella parties because they feel something different and fun, which other recipes can never give. Try it once and be addicted.

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Chicken Wing Buffet with Various Sauces

Chicken Wing Buffet with Various Sauces

Flavorful, satisfying, and spicy. Chicken wings are totally irresistible food that no one can say no to. Makes the person feel like in the sky. With few sauces like buffalo, honey mustard, BBQ, teriyaki, and garlic parmesan are perfect for enhancing the flavors of the wings. If you want to try a unique version, try these honey-glazed lemon pepper wings.

Grilled, baked, or fried wings taste heavenly, however, you cook them. A great finder food, which is perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Whenever I make them, I pack some for my sisters. Make them and enjoy their tangy and cheesy flavors with family and colleagues.

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Breakfast-for-Lunch Buffet

Breakfast-for-Lunch Buffet

A breakfast for lunch buffet is a great way to start your morning. Add eggs, French toast, bacon, pancakes, sausages, and waffles to your breakfast or lunch board, and enjoy it with coffee or tea.

Comforting, delicious, and healthy meal idea. A perfect selection of cereals and oatmeal for light food lovers. Customize the buffet with dietary needs, and make it however, you like. A great way to enjoy the ideal afternoon lunch with fun.

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Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella

The best thing about this recipe is the variety of seafood with many health benefits associated. Add clams, shrimp, squid, and mussels to the recipe and enjoy with rice.

I love combining the recipe with vegetables, saffron, bell peppers, and onions to create a dish satisfying my craving.

The crispy bottom texture of the rice gives immense pleasure and tastes heavenly with each bite. Paprika, garlic, and spices add flavors and enhance the delights. Serve it with a glass of wine, and enjoy your summer with family and friends.

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Office lunch ideas for a group

38 Unique Office Lunch Ideas for A Group

Adalynn Ward
Are you tired of the same old lunch routine at the office? Well, I have the perfect solution for you! Try these Office Lunch Ideas for A Group – a diverse collection of delicious meals for your lunchtime experience.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Lunch
Servings 7 persons

Ingredients

  • DIY Sandwich Bar
  • Pizza Party
  • Taco Bar
  • Sushi Platter
  • Mediterranean Mezze Platter
  • Vegetable Stir-fry Buffet
  • Salad Bar with Dressings
  • Burger Bar with Different Toppings
  • Pasta Bar with Multiple Sauces
  • Baked Potato Bar with Assorted Toppings
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
  • Greek Gyro Station
  • Bagel and Lox Spread
  • Nacho Bar with Queso and Salsa
  • Shrimp Boil
  • Indian Curry Buffet
  • Chinese Dim Sum Selection
  • Bruschetta and Italian Antipasto Spread
  • Vegetarian Wrap Station
  • Paella Party
  • Chicken Wing Buffet with Various Sauces
  • Sushi Burrito Station
  • Hawaiian Luau with Pulled Pork and Rice
  • Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
  • Hot Dog and Sausage Bar
  • Chili Cook-off
  • Pho Soup Station
  • Breakfast-for-Lunch Buffet
  • Seafood Paella
  • Falafel and Hummus Bar
  • Greek Salad
  • Build-Your-Own Salad Rolls
  • DIY Rice Bowl Bar
  • Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl Buffet
  • Taco Salad Bar
  • DIY Poke Bowl Station
  • Charcuterie Board
  • Burrito Bowl Bar

How to Make?

  • Choose any one of these  Office Lunch Ideas for A Group.
  • Gather the necessary ingredients and start making the recipe.
  • I hope you've made the recipe under 30 minutes

Nutrition

Serving: 1recipeCalories: 220kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 8g
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