Snacking in New York City

Snacking in New York City Break Rooms

Snacking in New York City

How does snacking fit into your day? Do snacks replace a meal or help you survive until your next one? Or, maybe they’re an energy boost? What about a reward or something to satisfy a craving? You aren’t alone if your snacks function as just one of those, or if they are all three at the same time. The way consumers plan, choose, and eat food has changed.

To help New York City employees learn about their new vending options and see the value, let’s take a look at the three primary snack needs.

Nutritious Options

    • helps to meet daily caloric needs and to stay hydrated
    • keeps energy levels stable and up
    • helps to manage health and diet
    • stops hunger between meals
    • examples: yogurt, granola bars, whole fruits and vegetables, water, and smoothies

Snacking for Optimization

    • helps to meet mental and physical performance goals
    • offers an energy boost
    • helps with recovery after exertion or a loss of nutrients, fluids, and energy
    • increases mental focus
    • examples: coffee, whole fruits, popcorn, nuts, protein bars, and smoothies

Snacks and Pleasure

    • offers comfort and stops cravings, at least in the short term
    • can be either an indulgence or a reward
    • creates a time to eat different flavors and textures
    • is an opportunity to try new foods
    • examples: cookies, candy, chips, nuts, and flavored milks

Snacking in New York City

Each of these snack needs can function independently or in combination with each other. In most situations, New York City employees don’t realize that they require the snack to be fun even if their goal is nutritional. One way to meet those increasing needs and have a positive impact on your employees is to reconsider the types of snacks and beverages offered in your break room vending machine or micro-market.

Marché can help update your break room layout and customize your refreshment menu to inspire snacking occasions and meet your employees’ needs. Not only is it good for your New York City employees’ health and well-being, but it’s also good for company morale and productivity.

To learn more about the wide variety of fresh food, snacks, and beverages we offer and our vending, micro-market, and coffee services, please contact us at 833-627-2431.


Healthy Food Trends New York City

Healthy Food Trends in New York City in 2021

Healthy Food Trends New York City

Employees want access to healthy options. The events of 2020 have made that desire even stronger. Since New York City employees spend the majority of the day at work, the break room is the ideal place to grab something to eat or drink. Vending machines and micro-markets can offer both healthy and traditional snacks, beverages, and fresh food.

The start of 2021 will soon be here with new food trends to explore. Here are four that include a variety of healthy ingredients.

Immune Boosting Foods

Citrus, ginger, and garlic are some of the more well-known immune boosting ingredients. While none of these will prevent or cure illnesses, they do help strengthen the immune system. A strong immune system can fight off colds and other infections. Superfoods such as berries, leafy greens (the darker the better), nuts, whole grains, yogurt, cruciferous vegetables, and legumes also help.

Meals or snacks made with these healthy ingredients don’t have to be complicated. Your New York City break room menu could include a salad with mixed greens, broccoli and chickpeas, trail mix with dried fruit, and whole grain crackers with or without a nut butter.

Healthy Breakfast

Whether the start of your employees’ day is at 6:00 am or 6:00 pm, choosing something healthy for the first meal of the day makes sure that the day starts off right. Simple and quick options available in the break room could include oatmeal, muffins, granola and yogurt, a breakfast burrito, hard boiled eggs, or a smoothie.

The Next “It” Ingredient

Following in cauliflower’s footsteps, chickpeas are projected to be 2021’s “it” ingredient. Chickpeas are very versatile. Almost anything can be made with them. They are also a great source of protein. Menu options could include baked chickpeas with a variety of spices and flavors, breakfast cereals (which everyone knows can be enjoyed 24/7), chocolate covered chickpeas, and crisps or chips.

Healthy Food Trends New York City

An Extra Healthy Serving

It’s not always easy to eat enough fruits and vegetables. Instead of worrying about adding an extra serving to a meal, vegetable and fruit-based snacks are an alternative. Jerky made from fruit or vegetables is a new snack option that falls into that category. Flavors range from banana or mango to mushrooms and beets. There really is a flavor for everyone.

And don’t forget about the coffee. It may not be on the 2021 trends list, but it will always be in demand. Discover how easy it is to offer healthy snacks and fresh food in your New York City break room.

For more information, please call Marché at 833-627-2431. We look forward to helping you get your break room ready for 2021.