Salty Lunch Lady

ChefNew York City

Mission Chinese alumna Dria Atencio, also known as Salty Lunch Lady, has garnered a following for her nostalgic pastry boxes and homestyle layer cakes, blending kitschy mid-century aesthetics with zingy seasonal flavors - think orange-scented olive oil cake with cranberry curd and toasted pumpkin pie spiced meringue for Thanksgiving, or a springy pink cake with yuzu curd, strawberry frosting, and strawberry yuzu preserves. This spring she’ll open Salty Lunch Lady’s Luncheonette in Ridgewood, where you’ll be able to enjoy her sweets alongside a modern menu of lunch counter favorites, as well as occasional evening supper club events.