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The Best Office Cafeterias in America

The Best Office Cafeterias in America

There’s no such thing as a ‘sad desk lunch’ at these offices

Microsoft's cafeteria contains a wide array of food options for the company's staff.

If you’re eating a sandwich at your desk right now, get ready to drop your jaw — and your lunch. Some of the country’s biggest businesses and tech giants are serving their employees discounted and free food that looks better than some gourmet restaurants’ fare.

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“Sad desk lunch” sounds like a fable from another time for these companies’ personnel. Many are run by former chefs of five-star restaurants. Others were designed by experienced interior designers to facilitate a harmonious and often social experience of an otherwise mundane space.

In some of these dining halls, pool tables have been imported to encourage camaraderie. Guest chef appearances are organized to keep everyone intrigued. Some companies have even organized their space to specifically cater to a nutrition-focused staff, categorizing foods based on their healthfulness and preparing nutrient-dense, colorful meals. In fact, the meals are sometimes so gorgeously plated that employees regularly Instagram their lunches.

Many of the cafeterias on this list don’t like to be called “cafeteria.” They prefer “café” or “dining area.” And once you see the photos and read the details, you’ll understand why.


School Cafeteria Recipes

1952 City School Ranger Cookies
1959 City School Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Alhambra High School Moore Room BBQ Ribs
Apple Valley Schools' Wacky Cake or 3-Hole Cake
Baked Peanut Butter Pie
Best School Cafeteria Brownies
Bloomfield School Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Brown Bean Chowder
Cafeteria Apple Crisp
Cafeteria Cole Slaw
Cafeteria Lady Rolls />
Cafeteria Tapioca
Chicago Public School Peanut Butter Cookies
Chicago Public School Cafeteria Butter Cookies
Chili
Cinnamon Chewies
City School Pizza />
City School Sweet Rolls
Common School Blueberry Muffins
Cranberry Crunch
Easy Rolls
Glazed Peanut Butter Bars
High School Meat Loaf
Memphis City Schools Carrot Cake
Old Los Angeles High School Coffee Cake 1959
Old School Cafeteria Cherry Delight
Old School Cafeteria Peanut Butter Candy
Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut Butter Fingers
Peanut Butter Fudge
Petoskey High School Oatmeal Cookies
Prattsburg School's Apple Crisp
Quick Pan Rolls
School Cafeteria Fudge
School Cafeteria No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
School Chocolate Cake
School Doughnuts
School Lunch Rolls
School Lunch Rolls 2
School Style Sloppy Joes
Schoolhouse Eggs and Cheese
Sugar Gems
Sunman-Dearborn School Chili
Tamale Pie — A school cafeteria favorite from the 1950s.
Toastie Dogs

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School Cafeteria Recipes

1952 City School Ranger Cookies
1959 City School Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Alhambra High School Moore Room BBQ Ribs
Apple Valley Schools' Wacky Cake or 3-Hole Cake
Baked Peanut Butter Pie
Best School Cafeteria Brownies
Bloomfield School Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Brown Bean Chowder
Cafeteria Apple Crisp
Cafeteria Cole Slaw
Cafeteria Lady Rolls />
Cafeteria Tapioca
Chicago Public School Peanut Butter Cookies
Chicago Public School Cafeteria Butter Cookies
Chili
Cinnamon Chewies
City School Pizza />
City School Sweet Rolls
Common School Blueberry Muffins
Cranberry Crunch
Easy Rolls
Glazed Peanut Butter Bars
High School Meat Loaf
Memphis City Schools Carrot Cake
Old Los Angeles High School Coffee Cake 1959
Old School Cafeteria Cherry Delight
Old School Cafeteria Peanut Butter Candy
Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut Butter Fingers
Peanut Butter Fudge
Petoskey High School Oatmeal Cookies
Prattsburg School's Apple Crisp
Quick Pan Rolls
School Cafeteria Fudge
School Cafeteria No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
School Chocolate Cake
School Doughnuts
School Lunch Rolls
School Lunch Rolls 2
School Style Sloppy Joes
Schoolhouse Eggs and Cheese
Sugar Gems
Sunman-Dearborn School Chili
Tamale Pie — A school cafeteria favorite from the 1950s.
Toastie Dogs

This page may contain affiliate links. Any purchases made through these links help support Recipegoldmine.com at no additional cost to you. Please see our Disclosure Policy.

Recipe Goldmine LLC ©1999 - | All Rights Reserved
1 Corinthians 10:31 (KJV)

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
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School Cafeteria Recipes

1952 City School Ranger Cookies
1959 City School Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Alhambra High School Moore Room BBQ Ribs
Apple Valley Schools' Wacky Cake or 3-Hole Cake
Baked Peanut Butter Pie
Best School Cafeteria Brownies
Bloomfield School Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Brown Bean Chowder
Cafeteria Apple Crisp
Cafeteria Cole Slaw
Cafeteria Lady Rolls />
Cafeteria Tapioca
Chicago Public School Peanut Butter Cookies
Chicago Public School Cafeteria Butter Cookies
Chili
Cinnamon Chewies
City School Pizza />
City School Sweet Rolls
Common School Blueberry Muffins
Cranberry Crunch
Easy Rolls
Glazed Peanut Butter Bars
High School Meat Loaf
Memphis City Schools Carrot Cake
Old Los Angeles High School Coffee Cake 1959
Old School Cafeteria Cherry Delight
Old School Cafeteria Peanut Butter Candy
Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut Butter Fingers
Peanut Butter Fudge
Petoskey High School Oatmeal Cookies
Prattsburg School's Apple Crisp
Quick Pan Rolls
School Cafeteria Fudge
School Cafeteria No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
School Chocolate Cake
School Doughnuts
School Lunch Rolls
School Lunch Rolls 2
School Style Sloppy Joes
Schoolhouse Eggs and Cheese
Sugar Gems
Sunman-Dearborn School Chili
Tamale Pie — A school cafeteria favorite from the 1950s.
Toastie Dogs

This page may contain affiliate links. Any purchases made through these links help support Recipegoldmine.com at no additional cost to you. Please see our Disclosure Policy.

Recipe Goldmine LLC ©1999 - | All Rights Reserved
1 Corinthians 10:31 (KJV)

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Contact | Privacy/Terms of Service


School Cafeteria Recipes

1952 City School Ranger Cookies
1959 City School Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Alhambra High School Moore Room BBQ Ribs
Apple Valley Schools' Wacky Cake or 3-Hole Cake
Baked Peanut Butter Pie
Best School Cafeteria Brownies
Bloomfield School Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Brown Bean Chowder
Cafeteria Apple Crisp
Cafeteria Cole Slaw
Cafeteria Lady Rolls />
Cafeteria Tapioca
Chicago Public School Peanut Butter Cookies
Chicago Public School Cafeteria Butter Cookies
Chili
Cinnamon Chewies
City School Pizza />
City School Sweet Rolls
Common School Blueberry Muffins
Cranberry Crunch
Easy Rolls
Glazed Peanut Butter Bars
High School Meat Loaf
Memphis City Schools Carrot Cake
Old Los Angeles High School Coffee Cake 1959
Old School Cafeteria Cherry Delight
Old School Cafeteria Peanut Butter Candy
Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut Butter Fingers
Peanut Butter Fudge
Petoskey High School Oatmeal Cookies
Prattsburg School's Apple Crisp
Quick Pan Rolls
School Cafeteria Fudge
School Cafeteria No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
School Chocolate Cake
School Doughnuts
School Lunch Rolls
School Lunch Rolls 2
School Style Sloppy Joes
Schoolhouse Eggs and Cheese
Sugar Gems
Sunman-Dearborn School Chili
Tamale Pie — A school cafeteria favorite from the 1950s.
Toastie Dogs

This page may contain affiliate links. Any purchases made through these links help support Recipegoldmine.com at no additional cost to you. Please see our Disclosure Policy.

Recipe Goldmine LLC ©1999 - | All Rights Reserved
1 Corinthians 10:31 (KJV)

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Contact | Privacy/Terms of Service


School Cafeteria Recipes

1952 City School Ranger Cookies
1959 City School Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Alhambra High School Moore Room BBQ Ribs
Apple Valley Schools' Wacky Cake or 3-Hole Cake
Baked Peanut Butter Pie
Best School Cafeteria Brownies
Bloomfield School Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Brown Bean Chowder
Cafeteria Apple Crisp
Cafeteria Cole Slaw
Cafeteria Lady Rolls />
Cafeteria Tapioca
Chicago Public School Peanut Butter Cookies
Chicago Public School Cafeteria Butter Cookies
Chili
Cinnamon Chewies
City School Pizza />
City School Sweet Rolls
Common School Blueberry Muffins
Cranberry Crunch
Easy Rolls
Glazed Peanut Butter Bars
High School Meat Loaf
Memphis City Schools Carrot Cake
Old Los Angeles High School Coffee Cake 1959
Old School Cafeteria Cherry Delight
Old School Cafeteria Peanut Butter Candy
Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut Butter Fingers
Peanut Butter Fudge
Petoskey High School Oatmeal Cookies
Prattsburg School's Apple Crisp
Quick Pan Rolls
School Cafeteria Fudge
School Cafeteria No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
School Chocolate Cake
School Doughnuts
School Lunch Rolls
School Lunch Rolls 2
School Style Sloppy Joes
Schoolhouse Eggs and Cheese
Sugar Gems
Sunman-Dearborn School Chili
Tamale Pie — A school cafeteria favorite from the 1950s.
Toastie Dogs

This page may contain affiliate links. Any purchases made through these links help support Recipegoldmine.com at no additional cost to you. Please see our Disclosure Policy.

Recipe Goldmine LLC ©1999 - | All Rights Reserved
1 Corinthians 10:31 (KJV)

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Contact | Privacy/Terms of Service


School Cafeteria Recipes

1952 City School Ranger Cookies
1959 City School Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Alhambra High School Moore Room BBQ Ribs
Apple Valley Schools' Wacky Cake or 3-Hole Cake
Baked Peanut Butter Pie
Best School Cafeteria Brownies
Bloomfield School Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Brown Bean Chowder
Cafeteria Apple Crisp
Cafeteria Cole Slaw
Cafeteria Lady Rolls />
Cafeteria Tapioca
Chicago Public School Peanut Butter Cookies
Chicago Public School Cafeteria Butter Cookies
Chili
Cinnamon Chewies
City School Pizza />
City School Sweet Rolls
Common School Blueberry Muffins
Cranberry Crunch
Easy Rolls
Glazed Peanut Butter Bars
High School Meat Loaf
Memphis City Schools Carrot Cake
Old Los Angeles High School Coffee Cake 1959
Old School Cafeteria Cherry Delight
Old School Cafeteria Peanut Butter Candy
Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut Butter Fingers
Peanut Butter Fudge
Petoskey High School Oatmeal Cookies
Prattsburg School's Apple Crisp
Quick Pan Rolls
School Cafeteria Fudge
School Cafeteria No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
School Chocolate Cake
School Doughnuts
School Lunch Rolls
School Lunch Rolls 2
School Style Sloppy Joes
Schoolhouse Eggs and Cheese
Sugar Gems
Sunman-Dearborn School Chili
Tamale Pie — A school cafeteria favorite from the 1950s.
Toastie Dogs

This page may contain affiliate links. Any purchases made through these links help support Recipegoldmine.com at no additional cost to you. Please see our Disclosure Policy.

Recipe Goldmine LLC ©1999 - | All Rights Reserved
1 Corinthians 10:31 (KJV)

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Contact | Privacy/Terms of Service


School Cafeteria Recipes

1952 City School Ranger Cookies
1959 City School Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Alhambra High School Moore Room BBQ Ribs
Apple Valley Schools' Wacky Cake or 3-Hole Cake
Baked Peanut Butter Pie
Best School Cafeteria Brownies
Bloomfield School Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Brown Bean Chowder
Cafeteria Apple Crisp
Cafeteria Cole Slaw
Cafeteria Lady Rolls />
Cafeteria Tapioca
Chicago Public School Peanut Butter Cookies
Chicago Public School Cafeteria Butter Cookies
Chili
Cinnamon Chewies
City School Pizza />
City School Sweet Rolls
Common School Blueberry Muffins
Cranberry Crunch
Easy Rolls
Glazed Peanut Butter Bars
High School Meat Loaf
Memphis City Schools Carrot Cake
Old Los Angeles High School Coffee Cake 1959
Old School Cafeteria Cherry Delight
Old School Cafeteria Peanut Butter Candy
Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut Butter Fingers
Peanut Butter Fudge
Petoskey High School Oatmeal Cookies
Prattsburg School's Apple Crisp
Quick Pan Rolls
School Cafeteria Fudge
School Cafeteria No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
School Chocolate Cake
School Doughnuts
School Lunch Rolls
School Lunch Rolls 2
School Style Sloppy Joes
Schoolhouse Eggs and Cheese
Sugar Gems
Sunman-Dearborn School Chili
Tamale Pie — A school cafeteria favorite from the 1950s.
Toastie Dogs

This page may contain affiliate links. Any purchases made through these links help support Recipegoldmine.com at no additional cost to you. Please see our Disclosure Policy.

Recipe Goldmine LLC ©1999 - | All Rights Reserved
1 Corinthians 10:31 (KJV)

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Contact | Privacy/Terms of Service


School Cafeteria Recipes

1952 City School Ranger Cookies
1959 City School Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Alhambra High School Moore Room BBQ Ribs
Apple Valley Schools' Wacky Cake or 3-Hole Cake
Baked Peanut Butter Pie
Best School Cafeteria Brownies
Bloomfield School Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Brown Bean Chowder
Cafeteria Apple Crisp
Cafeteria Cole Slaw
Cafeteria Lady Rolls />
Cafeteria Tapioca
Chicago Public School Peanut Butter Cookies
Chicago Public School Cafeteria Butter Cookies
Chili
Cinnamon Chewies
City School Pizza />
City School Sweet Rolls
Common School Blueberry Muffins
Cranberry Crunch
Easy Rolls
Glazed Peanut Butter Bars
High School Meat Loaf
Memphis City Schools Carrot Cake
Old Los Angeles High School Coffee Cake 1959
Old School Cafeteria Cherry Delight
Old School Cafeteria Peanut Butter Candy
Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut Butter Fingers
Peanut Butter Fudge
Petoskey High School Oatmeal Cookies
Prattsburg School's Apple Crisp
Quick Pan Rolls
School Cafeteria Fudge
School Cafeteria No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
School Chocolate Cake
School Doughnuts
School Lunch Rolls
School Lunch Rolls 2
School Style Sloppy Joes
Schoolhouse Eggs and Cheese
Sugar Gems
Sunman-Dearborn School Chili
Tamale Pie — A school cafeteria favorite from the 1950s.
Toastie Dogs

This page may contain affiliate links. Any purchases made through these links help support Recipegoldmine.com at no additional cost to you. Please see our Disclosure Policy.

Recipe Goldmine LLC ©1999 - | All Rights Reserved
1 Corinthians 10:31 (KJV)

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Contact | Privacy/Terms of Service


School Cafeteria Recipes

1952 City School Ranger Cookies
1959 City School Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Alhambra High School Moore Room BBQ Ribs
Apple Valley Schools' Wacky Cake or 3-Hole Cake
Baked Peanut Butter Pie
Best School Cafeteria Brownies
Bloomfield School Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Brown Bean Chowder
Cafeteria Apple Crisp
Cafeteria Cole Slaw
Cafeteria Lady Rolls />
Cafeteria Tapioca
Chicago Public School Peanut Butter Cookies
Chicago Public School Cafeteria Butter Cookies
Chili
Cinnamon Chewies
City School Pizza />
City School Sweet Rolls
Common School Blueberry Muffins
Cranberry Crunch
Easy Rolls
Glazed Peanut Butter Bars
High School Meat Loaf
Memphis City Schools Carrot Cake
Old Los Angeles High School Coffee Cake 1959
Old School Cafeteria Cherry Delight
Old School Cafeteria Peanut Butter Candy
Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut Butter Fingers
Peanut Butter Fudge
Petoskey High School Oatmeal Cookies
Prattsburg School's Apple Crisp
Quick Pan Rolls
School Cafeteria Fudge
School Cafeteria No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
School Chocolate Cake
School Doughnuts
School Lunch Rolls
School Lunch Rolls 2
School Style Sloppy Joes
Schoolhouse Eggs and Cheese
Sugar Gems
Sunman-Dearborn School Chili
Tamale Pie — A school cafeteria favorite from the 1950s.
Toastie Dogs

This page may contain affiliate links. Any purchases made through these links help support Recipegoldmine.com at no additional cost to you. Please see our Disclosure Policy.

Recipe Goldmine LLC ©1999 - | All Rights Reserved
1 Corinthians 10:31 (KJV)

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Contact | Privacy/Terms of Service


School Cafeteria Recipes

1952 City School Ranger Cookies
1959 City School Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Alhambra High School Moore Room BBQ Ribs
Apple Valley Schools' Wacky Cake or 3-Hole Cake
Baked Peanut Butter Pie
Best School Cafeteria Brownies
Bloomfield School Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Brown Bean Chowder
Cafeteria Apple Crisp
Cafeteria Cole Slaw
Cafeteria Lady Rolls />
Cafeteria Tapioca
Chicago Public School Peanut Butter Cookies
Chicago Public School Cafeteria Butter Cookies
Chili
Cinnamon Chewies
City School Pizza />
City School Sweet Rolls
Common School Blueberry Muffins
Cranberry Crunch
Easy Rolls
Glazed Peanut Butter Bars
High School Meat Loaf
Memphis City Schools Carrot Cake
Old Los Angeles High School Coffee Cake 1959
Old School Cafeteria Cherry Delight
Old School Cafeteria Peanut Butter Candy
Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut Butter Fingers
Peanut Butter Fudge
Petoskey High School Oatmeal Cookies
Prattsburg School's Apple Crisp
Quick Pan Rolls
School Cafeteria Fudge
School Cafeteria No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
School Chocolate Cake
School Doughnuts
School Lunch Rolls
School Lunch Rolls 2
School Style Sloppy Joes
Schoolhouse Eggs and Cheese
Sugar Gems
Sunman-Dearborn School Chili
Tamale Pie — A school cafeteria favorite from the 1950s.
Toastie Dogs

This page may contain affiliate links. Any purchases made through these links help support Recipegoldmine.com at no additional cost to you. Please see our Disclosure Policy.

Recipe Goldmine LLC ©1999 - | All Rights Reserved
1 Corinthians 10:31 (KJV)

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Contact | Privacy/Terms of Service