Working in the Big Apple can burn a big hole in your wallet. Living and commuting costs aside, daily lunches can add up quickly (especially those $15 salads!). Luckily these days, many startups are beginning to offer employees free daily meals among other incredible perks, making for full employees with fuller wallets. Here are five New York City companies offering free lunch, snacks, and more—including awesome business roles some of them are hiring for right now!


Who they are: Artsy is an online platform that makes collecting, discovering, and learning about works of art easier than ever before. Whether you're an art collector or an admirer, this is the place for you.

Perks and benefits: Aside from free daily breakfast and weekly catered lunches, Artsy provides its employees with unlimited vacation, equity, and flexible hours. They also organize a company-wide Thanksgiving potluck every year to cultivate a familial environment.

Hiring now: Director of Product Corrector Experience, Senior Marketing Manager, SEO Manager, Social Media Manager, Senior Revenue Accountant.


Who they are: One of the most popular mobile payment services (more likely than not, you’ve “Venmoed” someone money in the past), Venmo prides itself on making transactions easy. Gone are the days when you awkwardly had to ask someone for money they owed you months ago!

Perks and benefits: Snacks, daily breakfast, and catered lunches are the norm at Venmo. They also offer flexible hours and 401k matching, among other incredible perks.

Hiring now: Business Intelligence Analyst, Business Associate, Head of Data Analytics, Product Marketing Designer.

Who they are: helps customers discover unique products that suit their lifestyle needs—everything from camera accessories and phone cases to glassware and desk clocks.

Perks and benefits: The only thing more—excuse the pun—fab than their products are the free daily lunch, salad bar in the office, and pantry stocked with cookies and chips. And did we mention there’s a soft serve machine in their office for all of your frozen dessert needs? Yeah, they’ve got that too.

Hiring now: Fab doesn't have any openings right now, but keep your eye on this awesome company for future opportunities!


Who they are: Squarespace is a platform that lets users build websites for as little as $0. Best of all, it takes all the difficult tech stuff out of managing a website so people can focus on creating content.

Perks and benefits: Squarespace offers employees free lunch, beer on tap, catered happy hours, and a pantry full of snacks. They also offer 18 weeks of parental leave, equity, and 401k match.

Hiring now: Business Development Manager, Strategic Marketing Director, Content Studio Manager, Director of Content Marketing, Product Manager.


Who they are: Hate having to repeat the same info over and over again when making medical appointments? ZocDoc is an online service that integrates all of your information so you can actually look forward to setting up your doctors visits.

Perks and benefits: ZocDoc provides employees with free catered lunch daily, and employees who work past 8pm can order food from the company Seamless account. They also offer 100% fully paid healthcare benefits and unlimited vacation.

Hiring now: Service Operations Associate, Personal Assistant, Executive Assistant, Customer Success Associate, Sales Organization Associate.

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Jasmin Suknanan is a freelance writer at Planted. She’s been a New Yorker all her life but took a small break from skyscrapers and subways to study Journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. She never met a dessert she didn’t like and “iced latte” is basically her middle name. She owns the millennial lifestyle blog called Macarons & Mascara where she writes about college, career, and travel. Follow her on Twitter.