My new acquaintance has invited me for lunch with his wife and 11-year-old son next Saturday. What should I bring? [more inside]
I’m retired, my partner works from home. He’s the dinner guy, I’m the lunch guy. I am moderately confident in the kitchen but am by no means an accomplished cook. I’d like cooked-lunch ideas where preparation is more or less straightforward, but not necessarily minimal. Thirty to 60-minutes prep time is fine. Snowflakes within. [more inside]
I'd like to start eating healthier lunches, that are filling but somewhat cheap. I'm in midtown in NYC, and really don't enjoy preparing my own meals, so looking to buy it. [more inside]
I am looking for small, sturdy, totally leak-proof containers, both half cup and one cup volume. [more inside]
I've lost too much weight following gallbladder surgery, so what are some good foods, recipes, and strategies to try to get some more weight back on? (With dietary restrictions) [more inside]
Several (five? more?) years ago, I used to read this guy's daily lunch blog. I just had the urge to look it up again, but I have no idea where to begin finding it! Googling it isn't helping me because there are bazillions of food blogs! Typing "Canadian man food blog ponytail" into the search engine is getting me nowhere fast. [more inside]
I'm going on a work trip with four other people, and we'll be passing through the Richmond area around lunchtime. Looking for suggestions for a lunch spot, pretty much anywhere in the greater Richmond metro area (but should be highway accessible). [more inside]
A Subway franchise has opened right across the hall from my office. I haven't been to a Subway in years, and am not a huge fan, but the convenience and cost angles are compelling. So what do I get? [more inside]
How standard is the 3-meals-a-day eating behaviour? What about times of day for eating, x-culturally? It would be interesting to hear any insights from folks outside of North America. Thank you!
I'll be arriving at Marylebone station at 10:30am and departing from the same station around 5:00pm. What should I do with my six hours? I definitely want to have lunch somewhere fabulous.
My fiance hates lunch, and every day it is a "thing" for him to try to decide what to have for lunch. He doesn't want to have to bother with it any more. He said "I wish there was just some magic pill I could take that would keep me full and be healthy and make me not have to deal with lunch any more". So now we're thinking meal replacement bars so that he doesn't have to think about it any more. Suggestions? [more inside]
How can I help my son to not feel embarrassed socially for having the healthy (and admittedly a little weird) lunches that I give him for school? [more inside]
I'm off on a longish drive down to the Dorset coast a week tomorrow. Would like to stop off for a spot of lunch, and I'm thinking at some point on the A34 between Oxford and Winchester. Does anyone know of a nice gastropub type establishment close by? Say, within a 10 - 15 minute drive of the main road? Would much prefer a rural setting than going into Oxford as well. [more inside]
I usually eat lunch at the cafeteria at work. While the meals are tasty and cheap ($6-$8), I'm beginning to notice that an alarming proportion of my monthly budget is being spent on lunch. My schedule is often busy and unpredictable, which makes it difficult to motivate myself to prepare meals at home before/after work. What are some cheap, no-fuss, and delicious meals that I can bring to work? [more inside]
I moved to DC recently-ish, but haven't explored the restaurant scene very well. Now I have a friend coming to town next week, staying right near the Dupont Circle Metro station, and I could use some recommendations for places to eat. Can any locals help me out? [more inside]
I need help figuring out hearty sandwiches, a sandwich + a single-item side, or make-ahead one-dish lunches. Difficulty: Low-oxalate diet, extremely pressed for time, despise food prep. [more inside]
I had an anchovy freak-out a few months ago, and really want to give this 'superfood' a new chance. Please help! [more inside]
What's the best way to pack my four year old's lunch and snacks? [more inside]
Need recommendations for a great place to take my staff of seven for a holiday lunch in Chicago Loop/Boul Mich area. [more inside]
Can you suggest a cool neighborhood in Seattle that is fairly easy to get to from the airport where I can have a great lunch followed by a pleasant afternoon of exploring?
Hanging out in Seattle next Sunday. Looking for an amazing place to eat lunch/dinner and some cool stuff to do. I've read through the archives, but I've got some specific parameters and I was hoping some of you locals could help me out. [more inside]
Help me find the perfect bento box. [more inside]
Long, busy summer running a day camp. Looking for quick, easy, yummy meal ideas.... help me not to starve! [more inside]
Looking for inexpensive meals in Vancouver. [more inside]
What can I bring to work once a week (or keep at work), to make a variety of salad dressings for my daily lunch salad, that doesn't need to be refrigerated? [more inside]
At a physical checkup I met a med-school student who was touring around with the doctor learning to diagnose, etc. She seemed sweet. Would it be weird to call the office and ask her to lunch?
What to send as a daycare lunch for a one year old? [more inside]
I have a crockpot, need to eat at home more, and am really short on time. Anyone have recipes I could use? [more inside]
"Is This Healthy?" question #85,847,389. In an effort to start eating better, I've started to make my lunch salads for the week on Sunday nights. To stave off boredom from eating the same boring salad every day, day after day, week after week, I've collected a number of ingredients that keep my salads from making me shriek with horror. Tell me if I'm doing this wrong. [more inside]
What are some sports/activities/games (e.g. bocce ball) that are fun to play in dress clothes during lunch at work? A park is nearby. [more inside]
I need to do a business lunch with two or three people in Orlando near the convention center on a weekday. Previous posts suggest that the International Drive area will be a crowded mess. Any suggestions for a business-appropriate lunch spot that is close to the convention center (walkable or very, very short cab ride) and that is not likely to keep us waiting?
Paris - Looking for a fantastic location to host 15 people for a Sunday brunch/lunch in Paris. Ideally in a terasse/rooftop setting with a fixed menu per person (around 20 euros a head) [more inside]
Where should I get lunch in Nashville this Saturday? [more inside]
Merry Christmas from my time zone. I'm having Christmas lunch today with a friend who is in rehab, at the rehab center. Most of the people there will be there because they're not allowed out yet. [more inside]
Where should I have lunch tomorrow in Warrensburg, Missouri? [more inside]
Packing lunch with two restrictions: weekly bringing, and an office fridge that freezes things regularly. [more inside]
I bought a box of frozen puff pastry. I live alone. Please help me make it into delcious meals for one, preferably with leftovers I can bring for lunch the next day (so, serves 4 might be ok). Savory and sweet. (I'm already hoping an apple thing, and maybe an apples/walnuts/cheese thing) [more inside]
An old friend is visiting my vast metropolitan area and we'd like to meet up for lunch tomorrow. What's a good, infant-friendly spot to grab a bite of lunch, sip a beer (maybe shoot some pool?), somewhere between Yorba Linda, CA and downtown Los Angeles? [more inside]
Can anyone point me to a source of packed/brown-bag lunch recipes that genuinely take no more than 5 minutes to prepare, and aren't overreliant on peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches? Bonus points if it isn't all mimsy about low-fat mayonnaise and such. Also I only have an English freezer, so batch pre-prep is out. [more inside]
I have a bad habit of buying lunch while at work. What can I make for lunch that will fulfill my super-strong cravings for huge burritos and greasy pizza? [more inside]
What recipes can I make that would taste good cold? [more inside]
Anyone know a good pizza restaurant in the vicinity of UCL, Gower Street? [more inside]
Cook-once-a-week round 2: What low-GI, high-protein food can I cook on Sunday night and then reheat for lunch/dinner Mon-Fri? [more inside]
So, I bought my young daughers each a Thermos for their school lunchboxes. Great! Now what can I put in them? [more inside]
Another "safe to eat" question, this one about tofu. [more inside]
Where can I eat my brown-bagged lunch in Ann Arbor, MI? [more inside]
Fast vegan lunch options at/near American University, in Washington, DC? [more inside]
Can I successfully cook brown and white rice together? The plan is to use a steamer with a 50/50 mix of the 2 varieties. If so, could you suggest a methodology? I prefer the brown, but I have a partial bag of white that I don't want to throw away.
What are some good coffee shops and lunch places in Downtown Houston? [more inside]