We don’t know about you, but after weeks of working from home, we’re seriously missing some of the delicious lunch options we’d normally have if we were working in the office. We’re missing all the cafés, takeaways, sandwich shops, restaurants, delis and loads more foodie businesses that neighbour our three fantastic buildings in Leeds and usually keep us and our clients all very well fed.
In fact, we’re so sick of homemade sandwiches right now, we’ve done some digging on the internet to help us (and you) upgrade our lunches, even in lockdown! So without further ado, here are some ways you can upgrade from simple sandwiches this week…
First up, our neighbours down near Calls Wharf, Red’s Barbeque have been sharing fantastic recipes and instructions through their Facebook page, to help you get a seriously tasty barbeque meat treat at home. If this sounds like the lunch for you, then check out the video for how to make their Honey Bourbon Pork Belly Bites right here
If you’re feeling fancy, The Ivy in the Victoria Quarter in Leeds are also sharing recipes through their social media channels using the hashtag #athomewiththeivy
. Choose from favourites like their Bang Bang Chicken Salad or if your used to a few drinks over lunch, especially on a Friday, then you can even recreate your favourite cocktails at home such as the Salted Caramel Espresso.
Some of our favourite neighbours are doing take away deliveries too, so that’s well worth looking into. For example, Ciao Bella are delivering their fantastic pizza’s and pasta dishes direct to your door at the moment, and their menu certainly does not disappoint when it comes to choice. You can check it out here
Temple Donuts (perfect if you have a sweet tooth) are running a click and collect service, if Indian is your thing then you can’t do much tastier than Rola Wala
, who offer both click and collect and delivery service options and of course there’s plenty more business out there who have also turned to services like Just Eat and Deliveroo to help give you a flavour fix at home. Be sure to check out the social media channels and websites of your favourite lunch spots to find out what they are doing to keep serving tasty food during this tricky time.
, based on Kirkstall Road near The Tannery are even offering discount codes at the moment, so you can upgrade your lunch both now and in the future and it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune either. As a fellow independent business, you can be happy in the knowledge that you’ll be doing your bit to support local when you lunch with Archive too. The way their vouchers work, is they give you a tab behind the bar for food and drink, with an extra 20% added to the amount and it is valid for 12 months so if you can’t use it now, you can save it as a treat for when you are back in the office.
If these suggestions don’t liven up your lunch this week then we don’t know what will, so happy eating and here’s to more than just sandwiches!