Food52's How-to Guide to Lunch Success

Summer is ending and it’s time to get back into your routine. But there’s no need for lunches to be routine! Get inventive, make things from scratch and use what you have on hand.

Here are five tips for making a better packed lunch.

1. Sandwiches don’t have to be PB&J.


Food52’s Left-Field Labor Day Dishes

In some ways, Labor Day is the perfect long weekend: full of cookouts, trips to the pool, lazy afternoons, and, of course, plenty of good food. But depending on what part of the country you live in, you just might feel the first autumn crispness in the air. Once the weekend’s over, it’s full-force towards fall, which is all the more reason to celebrate the flavors of summer before it’s hat-and-scarf season. Make these crowd-pleasing, super-fresh dishes and hold on to summer as long as you can.



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