Need a Breather? 8 Convincing Ideas for a Midday Break in South Bay

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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The Immunity One

Clean Juice

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

Spam Musubi

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

Channel your island vibes while getting a healthy dose of protein, rice, and seaweed all in one portable, handheld bite.

Vada Pav

Curry Up Now

A popular street snack in Mumbai, vada pav is a potato fritter sandwiched between buns.

Strawberry Milk Tea

Gong Cha

Equal parts drink, snack, and dessert, boba is the consummate midday pick-me-up. This iced version allows you infinite customizations on toppings, ice, and sweetness level.


Ristorante Da Maria

You can’t get more literal when it comes to a 3:00 p.m. lifter: In Italian, tiramisù translates to “pick-me-up.”

Classic Hummus

Oren’s Hummus

It’s OK that you don’t have the usual stash of office pretzels and hummus—believe us when we say Oren’s Israeli-style hummus with fresh pita is infinitely better.



Turn a rough day around with an order of crispy-sticky-spicy double-fried Korean chicken wings.

Plain Tart


Re-create your regular fro-yo run with your work friends by calling in an order of Yogurtland with your favorite toppings (blueberries and mochi bites for us, thankyouverymuch).

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