Working outside of the home has its advantages (and disadvantages). One silver lining is the flexibility to run errands and enjoy quiet peaceful lunches. It’s a little mid-week luxury to run into stores or get my oil changed without towing the diaper bag or mapping out routes based on nap schedules.
If that isn’t a classic “mom statement,” I don’t know what is!
Do you typically eat at your desk? I’m guilty of doing this even though I know it’s mindless eating and I feel so much better when I go for a walk or simply pivot my chair so my back faces the monitor.
On the rare occasion that I don’t pack my lunch, here are my top lunch spots in the Brookfield and Elm Grove area:
- Sweet Tooth – This little bakery in Elm Grove serves fresh salads and sandwiches and of course, the bakery and espresso drinks are glorious (and worth every calorie!)
- Grassroots – Custom-made salads, dressings and salads. Everything is fresh and the topping portions are generous!
- First Watch Cafe – I just found out about this place and I’m kicking myself for not trying it earlier. Arrive early (around 11:30) because this spot fills up fast. Fresh-pressed juices, eggs, and bacon. Mmmm, bacon.
- The “Basic” Mom Trifecta: More times than I’d like to admit, I’ll hit up Trader Joes, Target and Starbucks in the same lunch hour. In a small radius, you can pick up diapers, dark chocolate almonds and coffee. Errands that are sure to brighten up anyone’s afternoon!
My company will be moving downtown this spring and I’m excited to explore the lunch scene in a whole new neighborhood. What are your favorite lunch spots or activities I may have missed in Brookfield or that I should plan on checking out in the downtown area?