Office treats are universally loved—everyone, from recent graduates to experienced professionals, enjoys a mid-afternoon sugar rush or a salty snack on a busy day. It’s an affordable, low-stress way to boost morale and thank your team for their hard work.

Crowd-pleasing office treats

Every workforce is different. To ensure your employees get maximum enjoyment, choose office treats that align with their tastes and preferences.

1. Snack trays
If your employees are always running to the vending machines between projects, provide an upgrade to their usual snacks. Fill several large trays with a variety of gourmet snacks:

  • Cheese
  • Cured meats
  • Pickles
  • Berries and grapes
  • Crackers
  • Nuts

The blend of carbohydrates, fats, and protein makes it easy to create balanced snack plates that keep your workers sustained and satisfied.

2. Cut fruits and veggies
Looking for office treats for a health-conscious crew? Cut fruits and veggies are the perfect option. Prepare them yourself or buy them from the grocery store; this flexible treat adapts to your budget and available time. Place serving utensils and a stack of small plates between the trays and employees can grab a light, fresh snack to get them through the day.

To take this snack to the next level, you can try adding:

  • Variety of fruits. Incorporate items such as dragonfruit, rambutan, passion fruit, or jackfruit.
  • Seasonal offerings. Source your fruits and vegetables from local farmers to get the best flavor and quality.
  • Delicious dips. Add chocolate or cream cheese dips for the fruit, or use ranch dressing and dill dip for the vegetables.

3. Dumpling feast
If your employees love savory treats and international cuisine, delight them with a selection of dumplings. They’re the perfect treat; employees can eat just one or an entire plateful.

Order multiple meat and vegetarian varieties—fried gyoza, soup dumplings, khinkali, or pierogi, for example—from different local restaurants. Team members will have a great time trying the options, discussing the relative merits, and picking favorites. It’s a fun social activity that can boost the mood in the office.

4. Individually wrapped candies
For a quick and easy office treat, head to your nearest grocery store and buy bags of individually wrapped candy—or get them delivered. Empty the contents into a large bowl and set it on the reception desk or the break-room counter. Encourage team members to grab a few pieces any time they need something sweet. The key? Aim for a wide variety; selecting a candy is half the fun.

5. Appetizer samplers
Take a cue from your favorite local bar and set out sampler platters of appetizers for employees. This is a great option if you’re short on time; you can order the food from one or more restaurants. These miniature, easy-to-eat snacks are ideal for the workplace.

Popular appetizers include:

  • Hot wings
  • Chips and salsa
  • Egg rolls
  • Chicken strips
  • Sliders
  • Stuffed potato skins
  • Mozzarella sticks
  • Mini corn dogs

6. Soft pretzels
For teams that love carbs, a soft pretzel really hits the spot. How can you bring this chewy treat into the office? Rent a pretzel heater and load the prongs. You can even set out a slow cooker filled with nacho cheese to create a tasty dip. Or offer a variety of toppings, including Parmesan cheese, cinnamon and sugar, or everything bagel seasoning.

7. Frozen treats
There’s nothing more refreshing than an ice cream cone or a popsicle on a blisteringly hot summer day. Before your employees head out into the heat, hand out delicious frozen desserts. They can eat it in the office or take it with them on the walk to the car or train—the sweetness and chill will end the day on a positive note. Alternatively, break out the sugary treats in the middle of the workday for an afternoon pick-me-up.

8. Baked goods
Baked goods are one of the best snacks to bring to the office. They’re portable and easy to transport, and they can usually be stored at room temperature. When your team is in need of some extra love, stock the office kitchen with:

  • Muffins
  • Cupcakes
  • Donuts
  • Pastries
  • Cookies

Don’t have time to run to a local bakery? With Grubhub Corporate Accounts, you can order and schedule office treats in advance. Simply choose the items you want from a local restaurant of your choice and enter a time for delivery—it’s the perfect way to surprise your team. You can also use the account for other corporate ordering occasions, including workplace lunches and client meetings. With a variety of ways to order, customizable budgets and rules, and streamlined invoicing, Grubhub can help save you time.

To find out how it works, learn more about Grubhub Corporate Accounts.