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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