Looking for what you can order for lunch at Starbucks? Check out this list of the best Starbucks lunch option you should try out.
My friends and I often have lunch dates at Starbucks, so much so, that I almost know the entire Starbucks lunch menu like the back of my hands. But I remember the first day I ordered lunch from Starbucks, I was so confused. With the many choices that were available and my indecisive nature, I couldn’t make up my mind. Over the years, however, with many trials and errors, I was able to come up with a list of my top favorite Starbucks lunch options. To save you the hustle of having to come up with our own, I’ll share my list with you in this article and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them. Keep reading to know more.
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Does Starbucks Have A Lunch Menu?
Yes, it does. Although it initially specialized in coffee and other beverages, Starbucks’ menu has since evolved and expanded to include, not just drinks, but a variety of food items. Their lunch menu alone has a vast selection. You have the option of choosing from different paninis, sandwiches, salads, protein boxes and so much more.
How To Order Lunch At Starbucks?
Because the lunch options are on the official Starbucks lunch menu, ordering in-store is simple. Once you decide what you want off the menu, place the order and specify whatever modifications you want and whether it’s a to-go order or not. The same applies when using the Starbucks app. Select what you want from the menu, add the customizations, select the pick-up from the store, place the order and go pick it up when it’s ready.
How I Choose The Best Starbucks Lunch?
Aside from my experience based on my numerous Starbucks lunch dates with friends, I also considered the following factors when coming up with this list:
- Healthy – I’m not big on exercising so I try to watch what I eat to stay healthy. Each item here has a healthy balance of nutrients and at least 400 calories which is the least count you should get from a proper lunch meal.
- Variety – I know people can have different taste preferences or cravings. That is why I tried to include an option for everyone. Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or are simply looking for a healthy meal, this list has you covered.
- Popularity – The items listed here are the most mentioned lunch items on the Starbucks menu and have received numerous positive reviews. So, you don’t have to simply take my word for it.
5 Best Starbucks Lunch
Egg Salad Sandwich.
Whenever I’m craving a salad but want something more filling for lunch, this is my go-to option. It’s a healthy combination of the usual egg salad mixture on a soft, sweet, and crumbly cider whole wheat bread. This combination is a healthy balance of nutrition comprising 480 calories, a healthy amount of protein, and at least 3g of fiber. It is the perfect option if you ever want a quick filling lunch that you can even wash down with a mid-day cup of coffee if you want an extra energy boost.
BBQ Beef Brisket on Sourdough.
If you are craving red meat and are a fan of briskets like me, then you’ll love my other favorite sandwich option. The combination of flavors in this sandwich is amazing and don’t let me get started on the savory flavor of the BBQ sauce and how it compliments the rich flavor of the beef briskets. Aside from the BBQ sauce, the briskets are topped with Sonoma Jack cheese, and roasted onions, braised in beer. This meat delight offers you 510 calories with a healthy amount of protein, carbs, and fibers.
Hearty veggie and brown rice salad bowl.
Every time, I’m having this bowl I can’t help but laugh because it reminds me of how I fought with my parents as a child when it came to eating my greens. But now I can never get enough of this salad. It’s packed with a healthy combination of brown rice and nutritious vegetables like butter squash, beets, broccoli, kale, and roasted tomatoes with a creamy tart finish of lemon tahini dressing. It offers 430 calories and the right number of proteins and fibers with minimal carbs and fat. For a salad, it is pretty filling, so opt for this if you don’t want a meal that’s too heavy.
Chicken and quinoa protein bowl with black beans and greens.
Another Starbucks lunch bowl I am crazy about is this perfect balanced meal option. It has the right amount of carbs, protein, fiber, and very minimal fat and totals up to 420 calories. The vinaigrette added to it gives it an unhealthy amount of sodium content, you can reduce that by swapping the vinaigrette with avocado spread. That way you get, more healthy calories and soluble fats.
Chicken pea bites and Avocado spread Protein Box.
If you’ve been wondering where the vegan options are, here is the perfect option. With 560 calories, it has the highest calorie count on this list and is the healthiest in my opinion. You’ll get the right balance of carbs, protein, sodium, fiber, and low fat. It is still fairly recent and some people apparently claim that not all Starbucks locations offer this protein box, so be sure to ask about availability at your nearest location.
What should I get for lunch at Starbucks?
There is a wide range of options based on your preference, but if you want a healthy balanced meal, you can try their protein boxes and salad bowls.
What is the best food at Starbucks?
There are a lot of options from their famous egg bites and sandwiches to the healthy salad bowls and protein boxes.
What sandwich is good at Starbucks?
It depends on who you ask, the list can be endless. But the most popular ones seem to be the slow-roasted Swiss ham and egg sandwich.
What is the most popular lunch item at Starbucks?
There are many popular lunch options at Starbucks, ranging from paninis, wraps, sandwiches, salads, and protein bowls.
Kai Jordan worked as a Certified Nutrition Specialist and now a food critic whose main objective is to provide consumers with as much information as they need to make the right choices concerning foods and drinks. Jordan is passionate about helping the public reach their health-related goals but also keen on reviewing foods and drinks offered by some of the famous restaurants the likes of Starbucks.
Kai has therefore created well-researched and comprehensive excerpts regarding the services and products offered by the giant restaurant chain. And which can be retrieved from Starbmag.com, apart from talking writing, and dealing with food Kai loves also to Kayak. You can read more about me on the about us page.