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What Lunch Looks Like Around The World

The world is a beautiful (and tasty) place. Get a taste of this delicious world with Panera's flatbread sandwiches, inspired by flavors from around the world.


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A typical French lunch consists of a salad, sandwich on a delightfully crusty baguette, and a glass of red wine... because not everyone can afford to gorge on foie gras and escargot all the time. ;)


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Ahh, the perfect Russian lunch: HOT borscht, kotleta (meat patties) and potatoes, and vodka straight from the freezer.


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It might be called a Sunday Roast, but it can be eaten any day of the week: roasted meat, potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, gravy, and vegetables.


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Like most other countries, lunch varies widely around the country, but you can always expect a few staples: white rice, assorted meat and vegetable dishes, dumplings (or other carbs), and tea.


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The plate lunch is the quintessential Hawaiian lunch, with historical influence from Japanese bento. A typical plate lunch contains two scoops of rice, a meat entrée, and fish or macaroni salad.


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Pranzo (lunch) is arguably the most important meal of the day in Italy and usually consists of a first course of pasta, a second course or meat or fish, and a final course of fruit or dessert.


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Doner kebab is the essence of lunch in Turkey. It's usually spiced with plenty of sumac and is often served wrapped in lavash. Tastes phenomenal with Turkish salad and a nice glass of ayran (yogurt drink).


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Whether it's home-packed or takeout, a bento box is probably the best boxed lunch you could ever ask for: white rice, fish, sushi, cooked vegetables, and orange slices. The whole shebang.


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Fresh tortillas, fresh tortillas, fresh tortillas. Oh, and a heaping side of meat, rice, and beans to go with it. ;)


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You can't go wrong with the classic American lunch combination: salad, sandwich, and a soft drink.

For the quintessential American lunch with global flavors, eat at Panera.

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