Let’s be honest: packing a lunch for work isn’t always easy—but eating at the corner café every day is a quick way to rack up a credit card bill. That’s just one reason why companies offering free lunches to their employees are so beloved. If you’d rather skip the sack (or a mounting credit card bill), here are 11 companies you’ll definitely want to apply to today.
Overall Rating: 3.8
Where Hiring: Lehi, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and more
Details: Included among its many perks—think: subsidized transit and on-site yoga—Ancentry.com also offers “healthy snacks, fresh fruit, a wide range of drinks, catered lunches, and other food options,” according to the company’s website.
Overall Rating: 3.2
Where Hiring: Reno, Waltham, and more
Details: At Vistaprint, “you’ll find everything from free lunch trucks and snacks, fitness benefits, and of course the infamous ‘Vistabreak,’” the company writes on its website.
Overall Rating: 4.2
Where Hiring: Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco,
Details: Spotify offers both free lunches and snacks, according to its Glassdoor profile.
One employee boasts in an online review that, “the food options are ridiculously delicious and free. Every Friday employees get a taste of international cuisines to switch it up.”
Overall Rating: 3.7
Where Hiring: New York
Details: According to Squarespace’s website, “at the office, we provide daily gourmet lunches, yoga sessions, and chair massages. And so many snacks.” Yum!
Overall Rating: 3.6
Where Hiring: Austin, New York, Portland, San Francisco, and more
Overall Rating: 2.6
Where Hiring: New York, Redwood City, San Deigo, San Francisco, and more
Overall Rating: 3.5
Where Hiring: Brentwood, Columbus, Denver, New York, Orlando, Tulsa, and more
Details: According to Chipotle’s website, “every employee gets a free shift meal.” And when they’re not working, employees enjoy a 50 percent discount on food and soft drinks too.
Overall Rating: 3.8
Where Hiring: Atlanta, Chandler, Plano, and more
Details: Not only does Zoë’s Kitchen offer its employees free lunches, according to its Glassdoor profile, but “you are encouraged to sit down with your work family and discuss life,” an employee writes. “This allows you to establish relationships that lead to trust.”
9. Hyatt Hotels
Overall Rating: 3.9
Where Hiring: Aurora, Austin, Dallas, Nashville, Smyrna, West Palm Beach, and more
Details: Employees report enjoying free breakfasts, lunches, and dinners at Hyatt Hotels, while some say a nominal fee—$1 to $2 per meal—is required to eat at the properties.
Overall Rating: 5.0
Where Hiring: Irvine
Details: “ClearPath Lending provides family luncheons every Friday for our staff,” the company writes on its Glassdoor profile. “We also hold monthly company events to show our genuine appreciation for our employees.”
Overall Rating: 4.3
Where Hiring: Durham, New York, San Jose, and more
Details: According to its Glassdoor profile, Nutanix offers employees free lunches and snacks. As one employee succinctly describes, “good food and coffee and plenty of it.”