Archive for 'Free Stuff'

Free Chocolate Tasting Today and Friday at La Maison du Chocolat: If you're needing something sweet after lunch or on the way home from work today, stop by the Rockefeller Center location of that fancy chocolatier La Maison du Chocolat. Until 6pm, they're hosting a complimentary ganache tasting. And if you miss it today, you can stop by on Friday night between 7pm and 10pm. Free chocolate can definitely help fix these winter blues.

Free Tea & Biscuits Alert: Apparently a Downton Abbey truck (oh joy!) is spending the week in New York handing out free tea and biscuits, and for the next 3 days they'll be parked in Midtown.  Today they're on 6th Ave. btw. 40+41st until 7pm, tomorrow they're on 50th btw. 6+7th from 11am to 7pm, and Thursday they'll be on 41st btw. 7+8th from Noon to 8pm.

It’s Free Lunch Day at Fresh & Co.

Thanks to Lunch’er “marshm” for sending over this tip… “Fresh & Co at 1359 Broadway @ 36th Street was handing out flyers that said everything in the store would be free today from 11am – 2pm while supplies last.”  Freeloaders, prepare to engage.  UPDATE: A commenter pointed out that on their Facebook page it says you need an original flier in order to score the free grub, but it didn’t say that on our flier.  Maybe if you tell them a co-worker told you about it, they’ll hook you up anyway.  Good luck everybody!

FREE COFFEE at Blue Dog’s New Midtown West Location!

Blue Dog Kitchen, known for its extensive sandwich menu, has opened a new location on 50th Street between 8th and 9th. In celebration of the grand opening, they’re giving out FREE COFFEE all day and ALL WEEK LONG through Friday, August 30th!

Freeloaders engage! No excuses for being sleepy this week.

Blue Dog Kitchen, 308 West 50th Street (btw. 8th and 9th Ave)

Free People’s Pop Alert: The Rockettes kicking off the lead up to their Christmas Spectacular isn't something we'd normally care about (enjoy yourself tourists!) but this year to celebrate they're giving away free ice pops from People's Pops at locations all over the city.   It starts today at 11:30am in front of Radio City and travels to Bryant Park and other locations.  See the entire schedule here.

Free Ice Cream at La Maison du Chocolat: There will be a complimentary in-store ice cream tasting at fancy chocolatier La Maison du Chocolat (both at Rockefeller Center and the Plaza Food Hall) every day this week through Thursday. From 12pm - 6pm, they will be offering their classic chocolate ice cream and their strawberry sorbet. The 2 ounce petite scoops probably won't fully quench your ice cream craving, but free is free.

Check Out Krispy Kreme, Dunkin, and Tim Horton’s Today for Free Doughnuts

National Doughnut Day, a day when we appreciate the fried, sometimes frosted, sometimes filled pastries by getting them for free. Like last year, Krispy Kreme will be giving away free doughnuts (one per customer), while Dunkin Donuts will give a free “donut” with a drink purchase. To get a freebie from Tim Horton’s, just “like” their Facebook page to receive a coupon for a free doughnut. Plan accordingly and save me a Bavarian cream.

Wednesday Free Ice Cream Sandwich Alert

Here’s a good one… tomorrow (5/29) from 1 to 5pm Coolhaus will be driving around Midtown handing out free ice cream sandwiches to promote Bon Appetit’s Grub Crawl.  To find out exactly where, follow them all afternoon on twitter @coolhausny or @bonappetit.

Today is Haagen-Dazs Free Cone Day!?

From 4-8pm today, Haagen-Dazs is giving away a free scoop of your choice! Additionally, if you try their new Gelato, and tweet your review using #TWITALY, you’ll be entered for a trip for 2 to Italy. Looks like the closest location for Midtown Lunch’ers is at Penn Station. Freeloaders ENGAGE!

It’s Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day Tomorrow (Tuesday)

You know we’re all about the free food here on Midtown Lunch, and is there really any better free food promotion than Ben & Jerry’s free cone day? Sure, the lines are ridiculously long. But they move quick, everybody is all smiles, and at the end of the line you get a full scoop of ice cream- not some little thimble full of nonsense. Just like previous years, both of the Midtown Ben & Jerry’s locations (Rock Center basement and the branch on the 4th floor of Macy’s) will be participating. Freeloaders, prepare to engage.