|The Lunch Mason jars are the prettiest lunches in NYC|
Having studied Fashion Design at FIT alongside Alexis Mera, Alex LaRosa soon realised her calling in life was not just to design lingerie, but to design and create beautiful rainbow lunch jars, filled with organic ingredients, and distribute them all over NYC!
Having always been interested in cooking and sourcing seasonal, local ingredients, Alex launched The Lunch Mason in February this year and is now studying to become a health coach. We wanted to find out what inspires her, where she gets her recipe ideas from and most importantly... how we can get our hands on a Lunch Mason jar!
AM: What inspired you to go into the food industry?
AL: I've worked in the intimate apparel industry for 8 years now & love attention to detail. While working for a large company I soon realized I didn't always have as much creativity as I would have liked. I wondered how else can I use my creativity to serve a purpose & found that building my lunches are a lot like building a bra; every ingredient & proportion is very important.
AM: Where is your favorite Farmer’s Market in NYC?
AL: I LOVE the Union Square Farmers Market, especially on Saturdays since there are so many more amazing stands! They key is to get there early before it gets super crowded & the good eggs sell out!
|Goodies from Union Square Farmer's Market|
AM: I love your lunch jars! Where did you get the idea from?
AL: Thank you so much for loving the lunch jars!! It all started when I was making these lunch jars for myself & posted a photo on instagram, some friends texted me and said I should sell them. I decided that you should love your lunch & be excited for it, so the prettier I made my lunch the more excited I was to enjoy it!
|Caprese salad with Alex's favorite Balsamic Vinegar|
AM: Tell us how The Lunch Mason works
AL: Here's how the Lunch Mason works:
|All prepped and ready to go!|
|Alex says local food tastes much better|
|Coconut curry from The Lunch Mason|
|Who better to get lunch inspiration from than The Barefoot Contessa?|
|Mini meatloafs inspired by Deb Perelman|