Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime

Lunchtime lately has been from the students’ cooking at the Carrick Cafe.  You’ll see a couple of orders in takeout boxes and containers below. I thought this week’s challenge a fun one to create.

WordPress is hoping for some “offbeat interpretations, mouthwatering photos”.  The photos are supposed to be taken with a phone.  I got that about half right. Once I started searching I had to just stop as there were too too many images of meals consumed at lunchtime!

I think of lunchtime as a short time, dictated by bells.  Here is a lunchtime medley from the archives.  Some shots I probably would not have blogged before.

And from the online etymology dictionary 

lunch (n.) “mid-day repast,” 1786, shortened form of luncheon (q.v.). The verb meaning “to take to lunch” (said to be from the noun) also is attested from 1786:

But as late as 1817 the only definition of lunch in Webster’s is “a large piece of food.” OED says in 1820s the word “was regarded either as a vulgarism, or as a fashionable affectation.” Related: Lunched; lunching. Lunch money is attested from 1868; lunch-time (n.) is from 1821; lunch hour is from 1840. Slang phrase out to lunch “insane, stupid, clueless” first recorded 1955, on notion of being “not there.” Old English had nonmete “afternoon meal,” literally “noon-mea


At the Deli Counter



The Deli Counter at La Groceria Italiana (shot on Friday March the 15th with an iPhone)





Dog at lunch

Fish Tacos


Fish Tacos with a fresh lime




State Fair Food Booth

Ohio State Fair Food Booth


Peanut Butter and Jelly

Star Shaped Peanut Butter and Jelly onWhole Wheat   Columbus Ohio

Food Truck

Food Truck Festival Columbus

Salad Bread

Steak Salad at Silky’s in Sharpsburg PA


Another shot at the Food Truck Festival

Kosher Dill Pickle

Extra Pickles


Ahhh, Onion Rings


New York City Hot Dog Carts


Blackened Catfish, Rice and Beans and Cornbread Lunch from the Carrick Cafe


Maura has a lunchtime picnic at Grandma’s House

Museum of Modern Art Lunch

Lunch at the Museum of Modern Art  New York City


Hmmmmm What’s for lunch?  says Mar

Soup and Sandwich in Stamford , Connecticut

Soup and Sandwich

A Slice of Pizza

pizza slice


Thelma’s for lunch in Roanoke Virginia

Line at the Potato Patch

Lined up for Fries at the Potato Patch, Kennywood

Primanti's Sandwich


30 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime

  1. Enjoyed your variety of lunchtime scenes, The menu was an excellent choice, the food has made me hungry and I can’t wait for Kennywood to open this summer for their famous Potato Patch fries. Thank you for the mention of my blog as well.


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  3. hi Ruth:
    1 – amused by Ohio State Fair Food Booth!
    2 – my wife’s wish a life long: such a puppet house Maura’s grandma has …

    • I salvaged the doll house from someone’s garbage in a Shadyside Alley. Someone was throwing it away. Years before I even had a grandchild. I felt sorry for the discarded little house.

  4. Your beautiful photos made me so hungry! We’re having a food truck festival here soon! Can’t wait to go try some of the food!

  5. All of those lunches look delicious, but you didn’t have a picture of my lunch – a slim fast bar.

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  8. I must be out to lunch.. why would I come blog reading after not having a proper supper:D Now I’m on the look out for a food truck. I recall being corrected about using the word lunch instead of dinner, or was it supper instead of dinner?

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  12. Food that’s cut into fun shapes is a delight to eat – especially on a carpet picnic! Though I think I like the composition of the onion ring picture the best.

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