Day in and day out, we brave subways, traffic jams, and crowded sidewalks to make our way to work, and it seems that as soon as the last drop of morning coffee is gone, lunch is on the brain. Whether it's something we've called in for delivery, picked up from the place we seem to be instinctually rushing off to, made special for yourself before work, or are reheating from last night's dinner, lunch at work doesn't always stack up to be the midday culinary reprieve we desperately need.
But you don’t have to get stuck in a rut. We’ve assembled a list of globally-inspired, shelf-stable condiments that will cheer up any lunch situation you find yourself enduring, whether it’s rice, salad, or even just sliced fruit. Keep these favorites stashed in your desk drawer and you’ll find yourself looking forward to concocting a new way to upgrade lunch.
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