The Lunch Box in downtown Oshkosh

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The Lunch Box is built on the idea of consumer choice.  And good food.
Nestled between Trillium Salon and Caramel Crisp Cafe at 200 E City Center, The Lunch Box opened late May this year.  Featuring a fluid, seasonal array of sandwich items, the Lunch Box is built on the idea of consumer choice.
“We always say to our customers, we make food for you,” said owner Clark Muller.  “Got ideas or suggestions,let us know. It is because of that customer feedback that we have added avocado and Kosher pickles to our menu. We listen to what our customers want.”
The Lunch Box is open from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Saturdays, and 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Sundays. The Lunch Box starts the morning serving pour over coffee from Stone Creek and 100% fruit smoothies.
“Once people try a pour over they get hooked,” said Muller.  “The entire coffee is ground and brewed to order, everything is measured to the gram to ensure proper brewing. We also use water specially formulated just for coffee, to ensure quality and consistency.”
The Lunch Box smoothies skip the ice and added sugar or syrup.  “Our smoothies have really begun to catch on in a big way, we do not use any ice or fructose, only the good stuff that you want in a smoothie.” said Muller.  “We currently have five different flavors all with the option to power it up with: multivitamins, wheatgrass, acai, spirulina or whey protein. The current favorite is the mixed berry smoothie.”

The upper walls of Lunch Box are lined with old school metal lunch boxes, and there is a good chance you’ll see a retro box from your childhood. To go along with your retro nostalgia, the Lunch Box offers their Retro Lunch:  for $5 you get a PB&J with an option for the crusts to be cut off, a choice of three different animal crackers and a carton of white or chocolate milk.
On Saturdays they serve an Oshkosh Farmers Market salad, featuring local greens for salads.  Customers will also notice the Growing Oshkosh shoots as a menu option.
According to Muller, Downtown Oshkosh is an exceptional place to be and they are really enjoying the location in City Center. “There are many businesses with employees looking for something to eat during their lunch hour and a continually increasing number of people living downtown looking to grab something to eat for dinner. We could not be happier with the location and the response we have received from Oshkosh as a whole!”
The Lunch Box will be featuring a special event coming up after the 4th of July, but the only way to know about it is to connect with them on snapchat.  They keep the code on the front counter in the store for our customers.
All photos by Clark Muller
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Justin R. Mitchell

Justin is the founding editor of the Oshkosh Independent.

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