Top 10 Weirdest Things You’ve Ever Eaten for Lunch on the Job!

This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.

Everyone knows a nurse’s lunch break goes something like this: You take your lunch exactly at noon and relax for a full hour in peace and quiet while you eat a wholesome and delicious homemade meal... Right?

Wrong! Unfortunately, most nurses barely get the chance to scarf down some Doritos on their lunch break—if they get one at all! We were curious about the weird lunch combinations nurses are forced to put together, so we asked our Facebook fans for the strangest lunch they’ve ever eaten at work.

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Pickles and chocolate. It goes well with coffee, LOL. I was STARVING!

—Conni M. 



A pack of mint M&Ms, BBQ beef jerky, a pack of my son’s Scooby-Doo fruit snacks and milk! LOL. I work in the ICU, which means sometimes you eat whatever is in your purse that day, IF you get to eat at all!

—Jennifer D.


Pork chops cooked via coffee pot.

—Tameka H.


Leftover corn tortilla with mustard and sauerkraut. COLD!

—Sharma Joyce



Coffee from a sterile urine specimen cup ’cause there were no cups to be had.

—Susan S.


Oatmeal with strawberry Pop Rocks.

—Robert G.


Ice cream float…made with strawberry Ensure…very interesting.

—Brittany T.


Crab bites that fell on the floor…three-second rule! I was that hungry!

—Melanie W.


A bottle of bacon bits.

—Kristen N.


I swallowed my chewing gum….

—Susie A.

Your turn! What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten for lunch on the job? Share in the comments section below.

This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.


  1. Maybe not so weird, but really good. Best hot dog I ever ate was cooked in a rapid steam sterilizer. It was kind of hard to get the napkin off, it stuck to the hot dog.

  2. Croutons that come in little packets on the patient trays and get thrown in a drawer when the patients don’t use them. I might get some pop rocks to add to instant oatmeal; sounds pretty good to me.

  3. 8 Ferrero Rocher hazelnut chocolate balls, a treat from a doctor, on a 12-hour night shift! Kept on admitting newborns on Christmas Eve without a decent break!

  4. Ramen noodles cooked in a CLEAN, UNUSED emesis basin because there was nothing else! And then eaten using coffee stirrers as chopsticks….I forgot everything!


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