Copycat Starbucks Bistro Boxes

By: Stephanie Kay, Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Although you may not think of Starbucks as the holy grail of healthy food options, their line of bistro boxes are packed full of whole foods making them a great on-the-go option if you are traveling or in a pinch. The good news is, their bistro boxes are incredibly easy to make at home and with a few simple ingredients you can make a week’s worth of lunches in a few minutes flat! Not to mention, making your own bistro boxes at home with DALCINI™ Stainless containers helps to reduce single-use plastic waste, which is something we can all feel good about.


Egg & Cheese Bistro Box

Starbucks Bistro Box Egg and Cheese

This is undoubtedly Starbucks’ most popular bistro box option, as it is packed with over 20 grams of protein and something that works for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The original version is served with a small piece of multigrain muesli bread, however, if you can’t find that feel free to swap it for a slice of seedy sourdough, sprouted-grain bread, or crackers instead.


  • 2 eggs, hard-boiled
  • 1oz cheddar
  • ½ Royal Gala apple, sliced
  • ½ cup red grapes
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1 slice seed bread or crackers


Cheese & Fruit Bistro Box

Bistro Box Cheese and Fruit

A combination of three kinds of cheese, seedy crackers, and fresh fruit, the cheese and fruit box comes loaded with healthy fats and plenty of protein. The original version calls for brie, cheddar and gouda cheese, however, feel free to include any type of high-quality cheese you like.


  • 1oz brie cheese
  • 1oz cheddar cheese
  • 1oz gouda cheese
  • 10-12 crackers
  • ½ Granny Smith apple, sliced
  • ¼ cup almonds and dried cranberries


PB & J Bistro Box

Starbucks Bistro Box Peanut Butter and Jam

A childhood favourite, their PB & J bistro box is both an adult and kid-friendly option. The original version calls for ranch dressing and chocolate covered raisins so, in an effort to cut down on some refined oils and added sugar, be sure to swap the dressing for tzatziki and opt for plain raisins or almonds instead.


  • 1 slice bread
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon jam
  • ½ cup cucumber, sliced
  • ½ cup carrots, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons tzatziki
  • ½ Royal Gala apple, sliced
  • 1oz cheddar
  • ¼ cup almonds


Each of these bistro boxes features the Dalcini lunchbox, little snacker and condiment container, and can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. However, when including apple, be sure to add a small squeeze of lemon juice to the slices to ensure they don’t brown.  



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