Over the past year, I’ve tried valiantly to keep the dream of daily gourmet desk lunches alive. Apparently, however, this city’s epicureans have all died or moved away. You see, my beloved artisanal lunchmaker Maple—the popular food delivery service backed by superstar chef David Chang—announced it’s shutting down…
My existence hinges on three things, each interconnected: Food, laziness, and websites that bring food to me. Today, the third has been rendered null. Thus begins the domino effect that leads to me wasting away to death. And I didn’t even get to try that new sushi place down the street.
Seamless is at once one of the greatest and most ruinous gifts ever bestowed upon man. Still, while the service has vastly simplified the process of acquiring both lunch and heart disease, there are still just a few too many options. Fortunately (?), Seamless Roulette has taken care of that.
If you didn't know, Mother's day is a few weeks away (May 12th this year) so it's a pretty good idea to tell your Mom you love her. Though you should do that everyday! Especially if you're the sons of amazing Nina Levy. She turns regular ol' lunch napkins into wonderful pieces of art. Just look at them.
It's lunchtime. (Somewhere.) You've worked hard. Or maybe you haven't worked hard at all, loser. But either way, you're probably pretty hungry—and nothing ruins the moment more than a damp sandwich. This container could banish wet sandies forever.
With Mother's Day right around the corner, it's a good idea to tell your mom you love her. Go ahead, she's done a lot for you. If you're the son of Heather Sitarzewski though, you might have to give a little extra love. Wonderful soul Heather turns her son's lunches into amazing pieces of art.
Hands up who used to ditch their Mom's sandwiches on the way to school? In Japan, lunch boxes come with inbuilt videos showing the hapless parent slaving away in the kitchen, preparing the lunchtime feast. Definition of a guilt-trip, if ever I saw one.
Our lunch breaks have seemed downright luxurious this week, your coworker observes. You agree. Then you explain why: this diabolical clock, which speeds up 20% at 11am and slows down 20% at 11:48, adding 12 precious minutes to your lunchtime.
If you pack a lunch, odds are you're going one of two paths: the (wasteful) disposable bag, or (shudder) some sort of grade school lunchbox. Choose neither. This lunch tote is made of durable waxed canvas, and looks damn handsome.
Equally important to the food you eat is how it's presented. Especially if that food is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and baby carrots, and you're carrying it to school day after day. That's the importance of the all-mighty lunchbox.
Dan Zieja collects stuff. Civil War weaponry. Picture discs. Autographs. It doesn't really matter what it is. Odds are he collects it.
In today's Remainders: solutions! Solutions for distilling water vapor into drinkable water; keeping your lunch warm with only a USB port; beaming an entire Springsteen album to your phone in under 10 seconds, and more.
So, what'cha eatin' for lunch today? Take a pic and show us in the comments. Maybe you can even negotiate a virtual trade if you don't like what your mom packed you this morning.
Eating is one of life's most important activities, and the same applies in space. Every astronaut eats three times a day, and yesterday for lunch, Adam and I had space food. It was awesome.
Will I survive?
Until this moment, I did not know you could fit a whole chicken in a can. The directions on the back use the word "delicious" three times. Let's see what's inside (warning, NSFL):
If you read websites about food, NYC or general wackiness, there's a good chance you've recently run into Scanwiches—a Tumblr with nothing but flatbed scans of bisected deliciousness. Here's the story behind the site.