An Abundant Menu at Occupy Wall Street

Living on the streets of New York can no doubt be uncomfortable, unsanitary and lacking in privacy. But for the Occupy Wall Street protesters, food is not an issue, reports Jeff Gordinier for the Dining Section.

A makeshift kitchen has has fed thousands of protesters in Zuccotti Park every day. Requests for donations are posted on the Internet and sent out on Twitter and food is pouring in. Since the protests began in September, nearby restaurants have experienced an uptick in orders, many of them coming from other parts of the world.

True to the improvisational nature of the protest, the cuisine has been an eclectic, unpredictable mix: Organic carrots, Wolfgang Puck canned soup, sandwiches from Katz’s, Pepperidge Farm goldfish — all have been recently devoured.

Clearly, nobody is starving.

“I’ve been here for 12 days, and I’ve put on five pounds,” said Ellis Roberts, 25, an unemployed Pennsylvania garbage collector.

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