One of our favorite new summer additions to the neighborhood is Lunchbox in Greenpoint, which replaced Forest Natural’s old space in early June. Lunchbox serves standard breakfast fare such as bagels, egg sandwiches, pastries imported from Balthazar. If you’re looking for a simple, tasty lunch they offer a variety of creative sandwiches, salads, homemade smoothies, and juices. Lunchbox is owned by couple Tommy Chabrowski & Antonia Kojuharova, who live right above the cafe. Greenpoint Gazette had a chance to talk to the couple about why they wanted to open a spot like Lunchbox.
Antonia Kojuharova said that, due to the lack of food stores that stay open late, she wanted to turn The Lunchbox into a place where Greenpointers can go and get whatever they might need for a last-minute party or gathering.
“I really wanted to sell all the types of potato chips you could ever imagine, really yummy cookies and crackers,” Kojuharova said. “I wanted to do something easy. A place where you can get your party essentials if you’re having people over; you can call us and get great beer and olives and crackers delivered. Forest Natural was always a basic little get-and-go sandwich shop,” she continued. “We wanted The Lunchbox to be a more pleasant place to be than your average deli; a fun, cheap and easy way to go meet your friends for brunch and hang out for an afternoon.”
The couple also plans to have local artists display their work on The Lunchbox walls, on a roughly two-month rotation schedule.
Check out the full listing here: http://www.freewilliamsburg.com/listings/lunchbox