Ideas for Affordable Subsidised Employee Lunches

Welcome, workplace managers! Are you tired of the same boring meals for your staff lunches every week? Keep those taste buds tingling with our yummy and affordable food ideas that won't break the bank. Our corporate catering will ensure variety in your daily or weekly lunch menus, and your employees will love you for it.

Poke Bowls

Poke bowls are not only delicious and eye-catching, but they're normally pretty healthy and packed with fresh veg and protein. They come in all shapes and sizes, and can be adapted to any dietary requirement. Popular choices include classic tuna or salmon poke bowls, as well as tofu options for vegans and vegetarians. Even better, poke bowls are individually portioned, making it easy for your staff to grab them in the middle of a busy work day. At Feedr we work with lots of great Poke vendors like Island Poke, The Poke Factory and Kurama Poke.

Noodle boxes

A box of hearty noodles is certainly something to look forward to in the middle of the working day. Noodle boxes from our vendors offer a selection of protein and veggies that will excite your employees' taste buds while allowing them to eat on the go. With classic bold Asian flavours, they're sure to satiate even the biggest of appetites.

Burritos, nachos & tacos

Mexican fiesta, anyone? Try out some burritos or nachos for your next working lunch! These delicious meals are easy to eat and come with a variety of fillings such as pulled pork, chicken, chorizo, mushrooms, or even fish. Alternatively, why not spice up your team lunch with a DIY taco bar and let your staff get creative! Some of our favourite Mexican-style vendors include Tortilla, Donna Carmen and Daddy Donkey.

affordable staff lunch ideas - Mexican catering from Mad Mex


For a protein-packed lunch option, consider quiche. Did you know it originated in Germany? Get creative with flavours like broccoli and stilton or goat's cheese and watercress. But let's not forget the most popular variety – Quiche Lorraine – which uses eggs, cream, and bacon for a classic taste. It's a real crowd pleaser and a staple on any corporate catering menu.


Why not warm up with some hearty pasta dishes during the colder months? It's a really comforting and versatile option, with lots of different pasta shapes and sauces to choose from. Check out our vendors Miscusi, Spagbowl and Obica who all cook up delicious, hearty pasta dishes.

Italian catering - spaghetti


You know what they say - burgers are the ultimate comfort food. Did you know that the first hamburger came from Hamburg, Germany, but the bun-on-top tradition is American-made? And get this – the world's most expensive burger costs a whopping $5,000 and features Wagyu beef, foie gras and black truffles. Our favourite burger vendors are Patty&Bun and Mew Pow, or Neat Burger for a vegan option!

Sharing platters and grazing tables

Looking to please a crowd? Gourmet food platters and grazing stations are the way to go. Our vendors have everything from cold meats and cheeses, to healthy salad selections, to Italian antipasto. Sharing platters can be tailored to cater to every taste and dietary requirement. Alternatively, why not give a trendy grazing table a go? You can decorate them in line with your theme and get really creative with different textures, colours and flavours. Check out our article on creating an appealing grazing table here.

Banh mi and rice paper rolls

Craving something fresh and healthy? Try Vietnamese catering like banh mi or rice paper rolls. With delicious meats, veggies, herbs, and spices, these sandwiches are sure to impress. The bright and fresh flavours are absolutely perfect for a summer party. And fun fact – "banh mi" actually means "Vietnamese sandwich." Our vendor Kaleido Rolls builds beautiful and delicious summer rolls for Feedr's subsidised employee lunch service and also provides sharing platters for corporate events!

Vietnamese catering from Banoi - affordable staff lunch ideas


Buffets are perfect for feeding a crowd too. With a variety of dishes, hot and cold, and catering to every taste, buffet catering is always a win - and lets your staff go back for seconds (or thirds!)


Love a classic sandwich? Not a problem! We'll help step up your sandwich game with a range of gourmet options to choose from. From the classic fillings, like ham, cheese or egg mayo, to the more premium choices, like roasted lamb, smoked salmon, or roasted veggies, our vendors will make you see the boring sandwich in a whole new light! Many of our vendors also provide the option to swap the bread out for gluten-bread for those with intolerances or allergies. Some of our favourite sandwich vendors include Le Montmartre in London and Griolladh in Dublin!

sandwich catering still a classic lunch catering option

Order staff lunches today with Feedr

Feedr's easy to use platform makes office catering a breeze with our curated subsidised employee lunch menus that your staff will love. Providing lots of variety with over 200 vendors, your staff will never get bored with our creative lunch catering options. From sushi to pasta to burritos and more, visit our website to start ordering corporate catering in London and Dublin or reach out to us at [email protected] to get in touch with one of our experts who will help you with a free quote and advice on building your perfect food perk.

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