I can’t say we’re the biggest fans of salad here on Midtown Lunch, but FREE salad? That’s a different story. Tomorrow Chop’t is opening a new Midtown location on 56th Street btw. 6+7th, so as is tradition today is a live training day for the new staff… aka FREE SALAD DAY! The free for all training starts at 11:30am and ends at 1:30pm, or when the salad runs out. Freeloaders, prepare to engage.
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Don’t Forget to Get A Free Scoop on Your Waffle Today: It's almost as if Wafels & Dinges ordered this heatwave to publicize their new ice cream flavors. Just a friendly reminder... today's the day you can beat the heat by getting a free scoop when you purchase a waffle at one of their truck locations between the hour of 12:21 and 1:21. Both trucks plan to be in Midtown West - one at 52nd bw 6th and 7th; the other on 46th and 6th. But be sure to double check the Twitter Tracker to make sure they stay put.
Posted at 9:00 am, June 21st, 2012 | 0 Comments
More Free Sweet Stuff From Sweetery: Last week it was horse cookies from America's Best Racing, this week the Sweetery is handing out free ice pops (just in time for this sweltering heat) with Clinique. Today, they'll be near 59th & 5th from 9:30am to 10:30am, near 35th and 7th from 11:30-2:30 and near Lex and 59th from 3-5pm. Tomorrow, it's 39th and 5th from 12:30 - 2:30 and 35th and 7th again from 3-5. After your ice pop, they recommend coming in to the nearby Clinique counter at Macy or Bloomingdale's and trying on one of their new lip balms. Um, I think the free ice pop will be moisturizer enough, thank you very much!
Posted at 8:30 am, June 20th, 2012 | 1 Comment
Free Cupcake Alert: According to Grub Street, Sprinkles on Lex bw 6oth and 61st will be offering one free cupcake today to each customer in celebration of their first anniversary in New York. The promotion happens from 9am-9pm and it's not quite clear to me how they will limit the freebies. Couldn't you get one in the morning and one again after work? Or will they be scanning your thumbprint as you pick up the cupcake?
Posted at 8:30 am, May 10th, 2012 | 1 Comment
In honor of 4/20, Two Boots is giving away free samples of their most stoner-ific pizza, according to their Facebook page. The Dude, inspired by Jeff Bridges character in The Big Lebowski, is a Cajun bacon cheeseburger pizza topped with tasso ham, andouille sausage, ground beef, cheddar, and mozzarella. The free grub is available at all Two Boots locations (including the two in Midtown at Grand Central and 9th Avenue and 44th) from 4:20pm to 6:00pm. Be aware the samples are just half slices, but if you truly have the munchies, I’m sure you could visit all locations within the 100 minutes of the giveaway.
Free Lunch Alert: BBC America's new series, No Kitchen Required, is bringing YOU free lunch today from Noon to 2pm in Times Square (on Broadway and 42nd) and Madison Square Park (on 23rd & 5th). All you need to do is 'Like' No Kitchen Required on Facebook or tweet #NoKitchenRequired and then show your phone for free lunch at one of the trucks listed (Kimchi Taco Truck, Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck, Schnitzel & Things, and Wafels & Dinges are the Times Square trucks.) Freeloaders, engage!
Posted at 11:15 am, April 3rd, 2012 | 7 Comments
It’s that time again…Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s has officially arrived. According to their Scoop Shop locator, both the Rock Center concourse shop and the Macy’s location (on the 4th floor of Macy’s) will be participating. Details are the same as in years past–free cones are offered from noon until 8pm. Lines tend to be busiest at lunch and towards the end of the day but generally move quickly. And word on the street (or the twitter feed) is that they will be giving out their new Greek frozen yogurt among other free flavors. Free loaders, you know the drill. Did you get your free cone? Help a fellow Midtown Lunch’r out and let us know your wait time in the comments.
In case your calendar doesn’t have every obscure food-related day (shame on you ML’ers), today is Macaron Day! Organized by François Payard, free Macarons will be offered at the following locations in the ML area (including a few just out of bounds). I think it was a sign that Bouchon Bakery and Macaron Cafe (note: this location not yet open) were both featured in posts yesterday. The fine print: Quantities are limited, one per customer, and you must tell them you are there for Macaron Day. Freeloaders, prepare to engage.
Bouchon Bakery at Time Warner Center, Ten Columbus Circle, Third Floor, (212) 823-9366
Bouchon Bakery at Rockefeller Center, One Rockefeller Plaza, (212) 782-3890
FC Chocolate Bar at The Plaza Hotel, 1 W 58th St, (212)986-9241
La Maison du Chocolat, 30 Rockefeller Center @ 49th Street, (212) 265 9404
Macaron Café, 161 W 36th St, (212) 564-3525
Macaron Café, 625 Madison Ave, (212) 486-2470
Mad-Mac “The Authentic French Macarons” at Bernardaud, 499 Park Avenue at 59th Street, (973) 225-0930
Free Sprinkles Alert: Just got word that Sprinkles Cupcakes (on Lexington btw. 60+61st) will be extending their closing time by one hour starting today (from 8pm to 9pm). A big fat who cares for us MLers, right? Until we found out that to celebrate they'll using that extra hour to give away free cupcakes tonight (and tomorrow night (3/15-16) from 8-9pm only. Limit one free cupcake per customer per day. Freeloaders stuck in the office late tonight, engage.
Posted at 1:45 pm, March 15th, 2012 | 10 Comments
Yesterday, Brownie and I happened upon this free hot chocolate tasting in the Rock Center concourse, in front of the ice skating rink. All the Rock Center chocolatiers are represented: Jacques Torres, Bouchon, La Maison du Chocolat, and Godiva. Each is handing out little samples of their hot chocolate, gratis of course.