We have a very nice lunch room with plenty of tables and plenty of room. Is it rude to choose to eat in my cube instead of the lunch room?
I don't think I'm eating super smelly foods (usually soup and fruit), but what offends others may not offend me. No-one has said anything, but often people don't.
I know my personal advantages, but what are the workplace disadvantages?
The reason I ask is because of reading about other situations. I've read where people are offended by what their co-workers do, including eating at their desks, usually when the food is smelly or noisy. I've also read and seen that people don't like to talk to other co-workers when there is a problem, so it's possible to be offending without knowing it. So the question was more of a general one, if I'm avoiding smelly and noisy foods, is it still a bad idea to eat in an area where others are working? (I modified the title question to more closely fit the selected answer.)