Porn Impresario Joanna Angel’s Guilty Pleasure Is a Cheese-and-Onion Sandwich



“I get egg whites and cheese on an everything bagel.”Photo: Melissa Hom


When she’s in L.A., “Queen of Altporn” Joanna Angel finds it nearly impossible to get hold of her primary weakness: “A sandwich with Swiss cheese, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and sometimes onions. When I order it, everyone looks at me like I’m crazy.” Perhaps they just recognize the star of The XXXorcist. Either way, we wondered what else she ate during the most recent stay at her longtime office-apartment in Williamsburg, including a New Year’s party hosted with her fellow Burning Angels.

Wednesday, January 3
I ate a bagel from the Bagelsmith — I get egg whites and cheese on an everything bagel. I’m trying to stay in shape, considering my job and all. I also had a coffee and an orange juice. Later I had a few bites of orange chicken from Red House on Grand Street in Williamsburg. I like their Chinese food. I’m going to meet my friend later for dinner at the Organic Grill on St. Marks.

Tuesday, January 2
I had coffee in the morning. For lunch I went to Joe’s Busy Corner, one of my favorite places. I got a sandwich with mozzarella, roasted red peppers, balsamic vinegar, and pesto. I got this thing of green olives with garlic in the middle. After midnight I ordered pierogis and a hummus platter from Anytime.

Monday, January 1
I slept all day. Around 5 p.m. I went to Spike Hill on Bedford and had a veggie burger and eight Bloody Marys.

Sunday, December 31
I flew in from L.A. The first thing I did was get an everything bagel with egg whites and cheese bagel from Bagelsmith. Then I went out. Every year Burning Angel does a party with D.J. Jess of Trash; I had kamikaze shots, some vodka and cranberry, some champagne. At 7:30 a.m. I stopped at this little deli on Delancey and got my guilty-pleasure cheese sandwich.

Saturday, December 30
I had some fruit and cottage cheese. I think I had some yogurt, too, with one of those granola-crunch things in it. I went to Subway and got a turkey sandwich. On the nights I don’t feel like making food in L.A., I tend to get fast food. I never ate fast food until I started going to L.A. —As told to Daniel Maurer