Lunch can be one of the more exciting meals of the day if you break out of your routine. The recipes here—some old-school lunch counter favorites mixed with more contemporary options—reflect the American mixing bowl of flavors and cultures.
Lighten Up, Lunch!
Don't let lunch become a sad, boring afterthought. These sandwiches, soups, and salads from across the country will take your midday meal for a tasty jaunt.
First stop: the classic Philly Cheesesteak.
It’s meaty, gooey, and delightfully messy—but eating it shouldn’t make you tip the scale in the wrong direction. Keep the Philly in check by using equal parts portobello mushrooms and steak.