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I’ll be honest, I’m not much of a lunch person. Breakfast is my favorite meal, and if I need to eat something during the lunch hour, I’ll opt for a smoothie or something lighter. One place I wanted to try when I started writing for Nosh was Lunch Box in Oshkosh. After they were closed temporarily in the spring, I was so excited to see the Lunch Box opening again for an affordable option for lunch. Read about my experience at Lunch Box in Oshkosh.
About Lunch Box
Lunch Box opened in downtown Oshkosh in May 2017 in the space that was previously occupied by Blimpie Subs. It’s a straightforward concept: Lunch Box offers different options like sandwiches, salads, smoothies and more during lunch. The owner, Clark Muller, is a veteran in the food industry, where his first job was a dishwasher at the Roxy Supper Club. It’s also aptly named because they are only open during lunch hours.
The Lunch Boxes
Before I reviewed the food at Lunch Box, I had to go inside to look at all the lunch boxes. Muller has acquired quite the collection of lunch boxes. For anyone that carries/previously carried a lunchbox, you need to see this collection. The collection ranges from Barney to Quick Draw McGraw to Garfield. They have quite a variety of Peanuts comic lunch boxes. I need to go back to fully look at their massive lunch box collection.
What I Ordered
I didn’t have enough time to eat inside, so I opted to get carry-out during my lunch break. I got the pesto melt with bacon and a mixed berry smoothie with acai. The pesto melt was delicious, perfectly toasted and had a good balance of all the fixings. They have a variety of sides to pair with your sandwich, which I opted for their potato chips. If you get anything from Lunch Box, make sure to get their chips. I don’t like pickles, so not getting a pickle for my side was very much appreciated.
For the smoothie, it was quite refreshing on a hot, humid day. They offer other add-ins for smoothies like spirulina, wheatgrass, protein, or multivitamin. Next time I order from them, I plan to try the Nutella smoothie. You can make your smoothie dairy-free, which I chose to do.
How to Order
You can order two ways: online for pickup or in-person. If you want to order online, you can order directly from their website. You can also order in-person and wait for your order inside. They have a lovely patio area outside if you want to eat outside at Lunch Box.
I’m planning to add Lunch Box to my list of recommendations for places to eat in Oshkosh. They offer affordable lunches that do not waver in taste or value. As mentioned above, I’m not much of a lunch person, but it was a satisfying meal that I would order again if I needed a bigger lunch in the future. While I didn’t interact as much with the staff because I ordered carry-out, they were nice and responsive while handling the lunch time rush. They are located in a convenient spot to easily grab lunch and pop back to your office or home without stressing about parking. I’m excited to try other items on the menu, especially when the weather [eventually] gets cooler and it’ll be prime time for warm sandwiches and soups.