Snacks Around Town


On Monday evening, the boys and I went to Washington Square Park, our old stomping ground…




When we arrived, Toby took a moment to show off some new scooter tricks. Extra speed! A leg to the side!! One handed!!!


Meanwhile, Anton was transfixed by a saxophone player. (Side note: That diaper booty.)


We then went over to the fountain for some snacks.


As I’ve mentioned before, our go-to snacks are from NatureBox, the snack subscription service. They send you five bags of delicious, high-quality snacks every month. You can choose the exact snacks you want (they have more than 100 different kinds) or let them surprise you. Think: White Truffle Popcorn, Old Fashioned Blister Peanuts, Asiago and Cheddar Cheese Crisps, Whole Wheat Strawberry Figgy Bars, Blueberry Almonds… the choices are great.



To kick off the summer, Toby went in the water, a NYC-kid tradition. It was freezing, but he — and a few other brave kids — loved it. (And apparently the water is perfectly clean.)


After he dried off, more snacks were requested, as always. Our current NatureBox favorite is Strawberry Greek Yogurt Pretzels — so good!


It was a lovely evening.

Today, NatureBox is giving one lucky reader a 12-month subscription. That’s an entire YEAR of snacks. To enter, check out their snack catalog and leave a comment below telling us your favorite snack. They’re all really delicious. A winner will be chosen tomorrow at random. Good luck! (Update: The winner has been e-mailed. Thanks for playing!)

Bonus for all readers: If you’d like to try a free sampler box, click here.

Thanks, NatureBox!

P.S. 8 favorite NYC activities for toddlers.
P.P.S. Thanks for the sweet comments about my dress — it’s this diamond tile one.

(Photos by Julia Robbs for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by NatureBox, a service our family has used and loved for years. The giveaway is open to readers with a shipping address in the U.S. or Canada. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Cup of Jo.)

  1. Chloe H. says...

    I’d love the Big Island Pineapple!!

  2. Hrather says...

    The probiotic power mix sounds so different and delicious!

  3. Julie Stephens says...

    Love NatureBox!! Fig Bars were totally awesome and anything with sesame sticks in it. Would love to win a year of awesome snacks!!!!

  4. Erin says...

    Oh my goodness…. definitely strawberry Greek yogurt pretzels! Yum! The boys are too cute.

  5. Ashley says...

    yogurt pretzels look super yummy!

  6. Meredith says...

    We’ve done Nature Box in the past, and liked it a lot! Blueberry almonds, hands down, were my favorite. I stopped because the kids weren’t so into the snacks, and I ended up eating all of them. But I’d love to try it out again!

  7. Viva la play–what a fun way to kick off summer!

  8. What a fun way to kick off summer…viva la play!

  9. Britt says...

    Asiago and cheddar cheese crisps. Look amazing.

  10. The chocolate quinoa granola caught my eye, but fruit peeeels…. I love anything fruity. Fun giveaway!

  11. Kendra says...

    Dark Cocoa Almonds!

  12. Megan Bryant says...

    I love the cheddar cheese sesame sticks!

  13. Does Toby wear shorts of the German Football (or rather: Soccer) Team?! So cool!

    Best regards from lovely Munich,

  14. meghan says...

    chocolate almonds!

  15. Christine says...

    ive had the blueberry almonds and they are my fav!

  16. Kathleen says...

    I love anything coconut so coconut cashews are right up my alley!

  17. Alexandra H. says...

    The asiago and cheddar cheese crisps look amazing! I am a big fan of fun snacks. Fingers crossed!

  18. Estelle says...

    Dark chocolate almonds and those strawberry greek yogurt pretzels ! This is the second time I play, first was in another blog. Hope that I will win this time. ^^

  19. Megan says...

    Sweet and salty nut medley sounds just perfect!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. monica shaw says...

    i’m 5 months pregnant and love all things cheese, so Parmesan Garlic Pop Pops for me!

  21. Sarena Kelley says...

    dark chocolate almonds. Yum!

  22. min says...

    i can’t get those dark cocoa almonds off my mind….

  23. Heather H says...

    Sourdough Cheddar Pretzels sound TOO good.