Romans started their day with breakfast.
The lower class Romans (plebeians) might
have a breakfast of bread, dry or dipped in wine, and water. Sometimes
olives, cheese, or raisins were sprinkled on the bread. In 1c CE, it
became the custom to distribute bread daily to the unemployed.
Workmen, on their way to work, grabbed some bread, and ate it on the
class Romans (patricians) enjoyed
fresh meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, bread, and used honey to sweeten
food. (Sugar was unknown). They had slaves to cook and clean. Slaves
cut their food for them, as they didn't use forks or knives, but ate
with their fingers. A wet towel was handy (or brought by slaves) to
tidy up after a meal. Early in the morning, schoolboys, on the run,
often stopped at a bakery for a quick meal, or to buy a pancake to eat
on their way to school.