Would you Eat Out Alone?

Would You Eat Out Alone? | The Menzini Files

Being out and about all day, the last thing I wanted to think about was cooking for myself. So on the verge of getting hangry, I conveniently snuck into a lovely little Italian place nearby. I enjoyed their signature plate of pasta with eggplant, tomatoes, anchovy, and olives, treated myself to some bubbly Pellegrino aranciata (my fave!) for a change, and had time to read as well.

Would you eat out alone? is a question I never really asked myself before. That day, I was just about to enjoy the last bite of my meal when I got a text from a friend asking if I am up for a late lunch. I quickly told her I just had late lunch by myself, when she replied: “By yourself? As in Alone?”, in disbelief. It was then and there that it dawned on me that I actually like to go to a restaurant by myself and never thought much of it at all. Is it weird to eat out alone? I never considered the fact that it might come across as peculiar.

Traveling alone a lot does that to you, I guess. And while I am all about eating out with friends and having sisters brunch, of course, from time to time I do enjoy hiding away in a little nook of a restaurant just by myself and having a proper meal there instead of just a snack-to-go. To me, it’s the ultimate luxury and also my way of having me-time once in a while.

“It´s pure bliss. You should give it a try sometime”, I texted back almost triumphantly while asking for the check…

What about you? Would you eat out alone?

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  1. I do stuff by myself all the time! I eat alone, shop alone, go to movies alone. Sometimes I just want to relax by myself but out in public haha! :)

    1. I love to do things alone, Sara! I totally agree! Still for some people it´s weird or “desperate” to do so. I think if you can´t be happy in your own company, you never truly are…

  2. I’ve found such solace and peace being alone over the last nearly 2 years. It’s such a nice way to grow comfortable with yourself. :)

    1. I agree. The first time is weird but it´s easy getting used to and I won´t miss it anymore!