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Twitter’s New York City office café.
Sarah Jacobs

There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Unless you work at Twitter.

In Twitter’s New York offices, employees head to a private café to tuck into free breakfasts and lunches, five days a week.

And it’s not your typical work canteen with dried-out meat and shriveled vegetables; this café serves up a gourmet menu, which changes every day.

Tech companies are revolutionizing food at work. Google was at the forefront of this, reportedly spending $80 million a year on catering food for its employees. It now has more than 185 cafés globally and serves more than 108,000 meals every day. Twitter is now following suit.

Take a look at all the amazing things on offer below:

This is Twitter’s canteen style restaurant in its New York office in Manhattan’s West Village.

Sarah Jacobs

Every day, employees are offered multiple options at breakfast and lunch.

Sarah Jacobs

The cafe is run by Amelia Ekus who was formerly a front-of-house manager at a trendy West Village restaurant.

Amelia Ekus (@tweats) is breaking down “lunch-lady” stereotypes as Twitter cafe’s GM https://t.co/7TLWkrb9TQ pic.twitter.com/1t3EzsGt0K

— Eater (@Eater) June 26, 2017

Ekus runs the show with chef Mark Gandara, who worked at Red Rooster and the Union Square Cafe, one of restaurateur Danny Meyer’s most iconic restaurants.

Quality control for today’s rigatoni with kale, squash and cashew “breadcrumbs” Chef @GandaraMark approves pic.twitter.com/m8CBME9UHX

— twEATs (@twEATs) January 9, 2017

The menu kicks off at breakfast, where you can order eggs any style.

Chef @GandaraMark made his Steamed Eggs Benedict with house made arepas for breakfast today!!! @guckenheimerUSA #wednesdaymotivation pic.twitter.com/DG3ltGu4lf

— twEATs (@twEATs) April 19, 2017

There’s also a smoothie bar, where employees can have their drinks made bespoke.

Introducing our new summer smoothie! Available everyday at #upbeet: coffee, banana, almond milk + oats – The Start Up! pic.twitter.com/EsjapblRf3

— twEATs (@twEATs) June 7, 2017

There are pastries and pancakes for those with a sweet tooth.

We have some samples for new pastries in the #tweatery! Come on by and don’t forget to tweet us what you think! pic.twitter.com/uSNieto8Zt

— twEATs (@twEATs) June 16, 2017

At lunchtime, they pull out all the stops with a gourmet menu.

Chicken with blistered asparagus, shallots, miso and a hint of sriracha pic.twitter.com/EK3pkuTovY

— twEATs (@twEATs) April 26, 2017

There’s a ton of variety with three to four food stations to choose from.

Roast chicken with sweet potato gravy and heirloom squash “panzanella” pic.twitter.com/gaFNGH3uLw

— twEATs (@twEATs) January 11, 2017

Source: Eater

Including a salad area.

New station alert ???? #OntheFly featuring cauliflower, quinoa, chickpea and tahini #proteinpack #grabandgo@ pic.twitter.com/QN00l40tuR

— twEATs (@twEATs) February 27, 2017

And a pizza station, which is a big favorite with employees.

Basically spinach artichoke dip on pizza. #FridayFeeling pic.twitter.com/fTNY3q8m2e

— twEATs (@twEATs) February 24, 2017

There are about 27 different menus every week, according to Eater.

Grilled Lamb with lemon balm+ramp green sauce with roasted carrots for #chefstasting today! pic.twitter.com/HVp8XFjK8Q

— twEATs (@twEATs) May 30, 2017

Source: Eater

Despite this, Chef Gandara hasn’t made the same dish in over a year since the restaurant opened.

We have a real #steak in making sure you enjoy this flank steak with mustard potato salad. pic.twitter.com/hGfCSBNuMv

— twEATs (@twEATs) May 24, 2017

Source: Eater

The cafe is so popular, that General Manager Ekus claims her daily photo tweets showing what’s on offer inspires employees to go to work, Ekus told Eater.

We have a real #steak in making sure you enjoy this flank steak with mustard potato salad. pic.twitter.com/hGfCSBNuMv

— twEATs (@twEATs) May 24, 2017

Source: Eater

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