The 5 best lunch spots in South London

Thinking of treating yourself or your team to something other than the same old Tesco meal deal but stuck for where to go? Check out our round up of the best South London eateries for grabbing a quick and delicious bite with colleagues right round the corner from your company’s office space.
Where to go for lunch in Croydon 

BOXPARK’s close proximity to many of Croydon’s top flexible office spaces like The Business Xchange Hub and sizeable range of takeaway options from all over the globe make this popular food court somewhat of a no-brainer when it comes to where to go for a quick bite. Big Mike’s Calypso Kitchen is a recent fave of ours thanks to its out of this world Bajan fish cakes and epic curry goat. Or, if one too many work drinks were consumed the previous night, take that hangover down to What the Pitta! and treat it to a vegan twist on a classic kebab.

A quick lunch in Crystal Palace

We’re often suspicious of hype but believe us when we tell you that in the case of Crystal Palace’s Chatsworth Bakehouse it is thoroughly well-deserved. You’ll need to plan ahead for a midweek treat from their rotating menu of outrageously tasty guest sarnies, loaves and sweets because these things really do sell like hot cakes. Place your order from their website on a Monday for a collection on Wednesday – Friday. Trust us, it will be worth the wait.

Where to go for lunch in Brixton 

Described as “a little bit of downtown Osaka in the heart of Brixton”, Okan is a miniature canteen with a big heart that has been bringing smiles to Brixton diners’ faces with their Japanese street food dishes. They are perhaps best known for their classic okonomiyaki, which come with various flavour combinations including pork, beef, squid and tofu, but their rice and noodle dishes are just as delicious for a lunch time pick me up. A great local option for anyone who has set up camp in the vibrant Impact Brixton offices.

Places to eat lunch in Tooting

Foodie office workers within walking distance of Tooting’s Broadway Market will never be short of fantastic lunch options. The centuries old market is home to numerous fine street food vendors that are bound to offer something to suit your mood. Sample some lovingly prepared Gujarati recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation at Gujarati Rasoi or power up for the rest of the working day with super nutritious creation from Zakusi.

A quick bite in Wimbledon 

Chango Empanadas is the perfect option for a grab and go lunch in Wimbledon, especially if you’re working from the Wimbletech flexible workspace on Compton Road. Simply order as many of these portable treats as you like from your desk, head on down to the store to collect and enjoy back at the office or on the move. Their delicious fillings include ham and cheese, spicy chicken or the tasty Humita Vegan option which is made with a typical Argentine stew of creamy sweet corn, pumpkin and spices.

Be sure to check out our other posts on where to grab a quick working lunch in North London, East London and West London in case you ever get peckish when you’re on the move.

Bon appétit!