Cynthia Nixon’s cinnamon raisin and lox bagel is only the beginning

By Rebecca Firkser
Updated September 13, 2018
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It's been a week of strange celebrity breakfasts. On Monday, Cynthia Nixon made headlines when she ordered a cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese, lox, onion, tomato, and capers. Then, on Wednesday, Mark Wahlberg detailed his wild morning routine: he wakes up at 2:30 a.m., eats steel oats, blueberries, and peanut butter at 3:15 a.m., then after a 90-minute workout he has a protein shake, three turkey burgers, and five pieces of sweet potato. In deference to Nixon and Wahlberg, I felt like it was time to look for all the unique celebrity breakfasts out there. Because if you eat leftover pizza for breakfast once a week, knowing that Jennifer Lawrence also does it means you’re doing just fine.

Peanut Butter and Scrambled Eggs

Scandal star Scott Foley took to Instagram to share his penchant for Skippy peanut butter smeared on scrambled eggs last year, and I’m honestly not over it. Matthew Kassel tried the dish and reported on it for Extra Crispy shortly after. The verdict? “Quite good, actually,” Kassel wrote. But he did admit that he wouldn’t race to make the dish again.

Energy Drink Powders and Grilled Sirloin

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson maintains his Herculean physique my amping up the protein—and I'm not talking about Greek yogurt. To keep up with his intense workout schedule, he told People that his standard morning meal began by mixing up a fruit-flavored energy drink powder drink instead of coffee, then eating 10 to 12 ounces of roasted potatoes, 8 to 10 ounces of grilled sirloin, and 4 to 6 scrambled egg whites. When Johnson was training for the movie Hercules, he upped the intensity of his breakfasts. According to Business Insider, for six months, he would start his morning with a 10 ounce filet of chicken or halibut, 4 egg whites, and 5 ounces oatmeal or Cream of Wheat, and shortly after would have a similar second breakfast. Throughout the day, he’d consume five more roughly identical meals.

Bone Broth, Bulletproof Coffee, and Clay

Yes, clay. Actress Shailene Woodley told David Letterman about her dietary routine on The Late Show, where she revealed she eats about a teaspoon of clay every day to help the body excrete things “like toxins and heavy metals.” When it comes to the first actual meal of the day, Woodley tends to favor Bulletproof coffee or bone broth.


Jennifer Lawrence constantly professes her love of red wine, mac and cheese, and personal creations like chili pizza sandwiches. Pizza is clearly her favorite, however, and she has no problem eating it in the morning. She once told the Sun, “the other day I had pizza for breakfast, buffalo wings for lunch and pizza for dinner.”

Oatmeal with Olive Oil

Compared others on this list, Giada de Laurentiis’s favorite breakfast, oatmeal drizzled with olive oil, isn’t so outrageous. It actually sounds really great, like a more fruity melted butter.

Peanut Butter and Jelly… and Cheetos?

During a Reddit AMA, Channing Tatum described his dream sandwich as a peanut butter and jelly, but then it got… different. Tatum explained that he likes to add a layer of Cheetos in his PB&Js. “Bread, white. peanut butter, not crunchy, creamy. grape jelly, double portion, more than you think should actually fit on a piece of white bread. bread. and then some cheetos shoved in there, and then you're good to go,” Tatum wrote.

Eggs with Maple Syrup

You might not find Insecure star Yvonne Orji’s breakfast order on a menu, but it actually sounds like it could be pretty good. The actress told Healthyish that she loves to order eggs with vegetables, herbs, avocado, and a side of maple syrup. Orji will also add hot sauce to her meal if it’s around. She said that when she’d place the order on set, people would often ask if she’d made a mistake. “I had to keep telling them, 'No, no, no, that’s what I want.'"

Adaptogens and Vanilla Mushroom Protein Powder

We now live in a world where someone can explain they regularly drink a collection of powders for breakfast and not bat an eye. Gwyneth Paltrow has told many publications that her morning meal is an adaptogen-enhanced smoothie. In addition to almond milk, almond butter, coconut oil, and salt, the rest of GP’s smoothie is a bit dustier, incorporating vanilla mushroom protein powder, maca, ashwagandha, he shou wu, cordyceps, and Moon Dust (a brand that makes specialized formulas of adaptogens).

Chocolate Ice Cream

Nancy Pelosi’s job is hard enough, so she doesn’t waste her time eating boring meals. “I’ve been eating dark chocolate ice cream for breakfast for as long as I can remember,” Pelosi told Food & Wine. “I don’t see it as different from having a cup of coffee.” I mean, sure?

Chicken Apple Sausage and Espresso… In the Shower

Jessica Biel admitted that she regularly eats breakfast in the shower on The Tonight Show. "This is just mom life," she said. I’m not a mom, and I don’t know if this is a thing, but soggy sausage can't taste good no matter how famous you are.