From cheddar bunnies to dried mango.
Jessica Teves, Head of Content
I just ordered a case of these on Amazon because I’m so obsessed and the Whole Foods near me is always sold out. I originally bought these for my three-year-old, but ended up eating the entire box (possibly with some red wine) and have been buying them regularly since. Taste note: They’re not TOO cheesy, which is key, and also not too salty—they’re also super crunchy, which is what I want when I’m in snack mode.
Another GF cracker, which is kind of funny since I’m not gluten-free, but I do love the taste of these crispy, light-as-air crackers. I eat these with just about everything but most often find myself grabbing a handful midday, when I’m craving a little nosh.
I hesitated even sharing this, but, well, sharing is caring. My mom introduced me to this heavenly almond butter last time she came up from Florida—it’s BEYOND delicious. The caramel flavor makes you think you’re eating creamy butter icing. You probably can’t find it in a store, but if you do, stock up—you’ll eat an entire jar in no time flat!
Leya Kaufman, Head of Sales
These crispy apple chips are healthy and addicting. This snack is a secret stress hack that I discovered while working remotely, too. I snack on these to sneak fruit into my diet, even when I’m more in the mood to dive into the pantry.
In these times of uncertainty, I take comfort in the classics. And this is my pantry’s version of a ’90s revival. This is my new go-to afternoon snack, but there’s always one issue. I’m more likely to finish it and less likely to share it. The savory popcorn crunch is just too good to put down.
I discovered this strawberry licorice once in a bodega in Soho, and it was love at first bite. So whenever I need a bit of energy or an all-natural sugar rush, I grab a bag. I actually ordered these in bulk when we all started working remotely to prepare for any snack emergencies.
Kelsey Dobbs, Senior Marketing Manager
These are a tried-and-true snack, WFH or otherwise. My best advice is to ignore the serving size because there is no way to not eat the entire bag.
Hu Kitchen can do no wrong, from their baked goods to chocolate to these grain-free crackers. They are irresistible alone or dipped in hummus. Highly recommend stocking up because these make the perfect afternoon snack during those long WFH days.
These refrigerated nut butter bars taste like the inside of a peanut butter cup but have great ingredients and no preservatives (hence why you must store in the fridge). My go-to flavors are the Almond Butter and the Seasonal Pumpkin Pie, but they make for a delicious and super-convenient snack if you are tight on time.
Camille Freestone, Writer
I’ve never seen these in a store in New York before, but they are a huge hit in my hometown of Dallas, Texas. I am not joking when I say these are always present when my friends from high school and I get together. Fair warning, they are highly addictive.
Popcorn is probably my favorite of all the snack foods, which is why it was my quarantine mission to test as many as possible and eventually find the best brand/flavor combination. Another Texas brand, I could (and often do) snack on Live Love Pop’s truffle popcorn all day long. I love them because the truffle flavoring isn’t too aggressive.
OK, so I know this makes me seem like a child, but honestly, is there anything better than good old-fashioned ranch dressing? After a bit of a hummus overload in the early stages of working from home, I’ve switched to ranch as my dip of choice and have been eating it on everything—raw veggies, pretzels, you name it.
Hannah Baxter, Senior Beauty Editor
Dried mango is the ultimate snack wherever you are. My partner and I can go through a large bag in record time, so I make sure to always have a few of these in the pantry for a healthy afternoon pick-me-up.
If you’re still hating on salt-and-vinegar chips, I’m sorry, but you’re seriously missing out. These may look basic compared to more deluxe varieties, but you can conveniently find them at your local bodega and they taste delicious. Good luck not finishing the entire bag in one day.
My mouth is watering just thinking about these spicy pickles. Call me crazy, but I will eat these straight from the jar (with plenty of water on the side), and they are the most satisfying midday snack. Fair warning, they are spicy and too many in a row will make your mouth go numb. But it’s totally worth it!