But a pre-made sandwich simply can’t compare with a freshly made one, so I tote all of the components to the office and assemble my lunch when it’s time to eat. If the bread needs to be toasted, I’ll toast it in the morning and cool it completely before packing to eliminate condensation and its resultant sogginess. I also pack condiments (this is when those condiment packets come in handy) along with the filling, so the end result is a very tasty sandwich. The freshness makes all the difference in appeal, and I’ve been the envy of more than one colleague who’s seen me put together a sandwich right in front of them.
If you have access to a fridge at the office and don’t mind having the same thing multiple times during the week, you could take a week’s worth of sandwich components in on Monday and just make yourself a fresh sandwich every day. At $5 per day, that’s a savings of $25 per week!