Lunch in Paradise explores a perspective on the relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States of America through allegorical representation. On its surface, the game is about going to a food stand for lunch every day. The vendor is nice enough, but the price of each item fluctuates every day and forces the player to make undesirable choices; choices that will force the player into debt. Eventually, the vendor begins to take over the player’s autonomy and forces them to choose certain items, regardless of player desires. The player then has to make a choice of how to break out of this parasitic relationship.