Airbnb's real innovation? The office cafeteria.
But we’ve found one thing about the sharing economy giant that even New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman could love: It’s staff cafeteria menus.
Airbnb employees and their guests at the San Francisco headquarters have the benefit of organic meals dreamed up by in-house chef Samuel Lippman. And from time to time Lippman creates a menu around a musical artist’s song catalog and lyrics.
It’s half Weird Al, half Top Chef. And all delicious.
Some of those menus are collected at Airfoodandchef, and you’ll also find employees sharing pics on Instagram and Facebook.
We’ve collected our 12 favorites, below:
“Nothin’ But a Pea Thing”
Note: All dishes served doggystyle
“I Love it When You Call Me Big Pasta”
“I Just Want You Extra Thyme and Your … Grits”
“All the Lonely Pita” — served with “Paperback Raita”
“Little Wings” — served with “Jimichurri”
Note: Call ahead for late registration (seats fill Taylor Swiftly)
Note: No Shirt No Shoes No Woman No Cry
Note: Please ask about in through the outdoor seating
“You Can’t Hide Your Frying Rice”
Note: Our eggs are Don Hen-Laid
Our favorite menu has to be the David Bowie-themed affair from January of this year. Part greatest hits album, part healthy meal, it has enough music history stuck in it to make and Mojo reader happy. It’s in full, below. But this would have to be the most inventive, all-around item:
“We Could Be Gyros”
Ingredients: “Lambarynth (cooked over an open Fame), Tatziki stardust, Lettuce Dance, I’m Afraid of American Cheese, Suffragette Chili”
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Photo credit: A spread featured in a Forbes video about the Airbnb kitchen. Forbes / YouTube