Need a Breather? 8 Convincing Ideas for a Midday Break

Susannah Chen
Go Away Doc from Joe & The Juice

While it’s been nice to have an excuse to work on the couch in our sweats, let’s be honest: There are some things about being in the office that we can’t help but miss. Exhibit A? Taking that mid-afternoon breather from work and grabbing a quick little pick-me-up. Missing that 3:00 p.m. perk? Here are some ways to bring that concept home by having snacks and sips delivered straight to your door.

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Go Away Doc

Joe & the Juice

Maybe, just maybe, this immune-boosting fresh-pressed juice will help to keep any and all viruses away.

Vanilla Bean Yogurt

Easy Breezy Frozen Yogurt

Re-create your regular fro-yo run with your work friends by calling in an order of Easy Breezy with your favorite toppings (chopped Heath bar for us, thankyouverymuch).

Shiitake Spring Rolls

The Plant Cafe Organic

Shiitakes add plenty of meatiness and umami to these plant-based spring rolls that come with roasted onion peanut sauce for dipping.

Strawberry Cream Boba

Samovar Tea Lounge

Equal parts drink, snack, and dessert, boba is the consummate midday pick-me-up. This iced, non-caffeinated version is made with small-batch strawberry jam.


Tartine Bakery & Cafe

Tartine’s gargantuan gougères, made with just the right balance of coarse black pepper and gruyère, top our list of savory snacks.

Hummus with NON Bread

Little Gem

It’s OK that you don’t have the usual stash of office pretzels and hummus; Little Gem’s homemade hummus with fennel and gluten-free flatbread is even better.

Matcha Milkshake

Namu Stonepot

These aren’t usual times, so why go for your usual afternoon matcha? Treat yourself to something special like a Matcha Milkshake instead (and add a dollop of Straus Dairy Organic Cream to put things really over the top).


4505 Burgers & BBQ

Trying times call for foods that offer comfort—and there’s nothing more reassuring than a dish that calls to mind childhood, like this crispy mac-and-cheese bite studded with hot dog pieces.

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