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Where To Go Today For Your Free Panda Express Orange Chicken: Just a reminder, we'll be hanging out with Panda Express in Midtown today giving out free orange chicken samples along with a bunch of gear and gift certificates. From Noon to 1pm the truck will be on 40th btw. B'way + 6th. And then from 4-5pm they'll be somewhere around 5th Ave. and 24th St. Tag @midtownlunch on social with the hashtag #orangechickenlove and then come find Zach and he'll hook you up.

Pret A Manger Freebie Alert: Pret A Manger is opening its 42nd location in New York on Friday at 52nd and 7th, and to celebrate they're giving away free breakfast or lunch (or both). Stop by the newest location today from 8am to 10am and get a voucher for free breakfast and between 12 pm and 2pm to receive a voucher for free lunch (while supplies last). The shop itself doesn't actually open until Friday. Freeloaders, engage! Pret A Manger, 787 7th Avenue, between 51st and 52nd Streets

Chipotle Hack: Get Two Burritos for the Price of One: Over on Midtown Lunch: Los Angeles Zach goes head to head with Chipotle again, building on the recently famous Apartment List Chipotle hack to create a doubly awesome new hack: getting two burritos for the price of one.  Let us know if it works for you.

$1 Burrito Alert: Just got word that the new Dos Toros (on Lexington btw. 45+46th) is having their Grand Opening today- for obvious reasons.  Score $1 Burritos, Tacos, Platos, + Quesadillas until 3pm, and then again from 5pm to 8pm.

Free Cone Day At Ben & Jerry’s is Upon Us: The weather is warmer, and coincides with a free ice cream cone giveaway at Ben & Jerry's. Luckily, both NYC shops are in Midtown: on the concourse level at Rockefeller Center, and on 44th btw. 7th+8th. You can snag your freebies from noon to 8 p.m.

Wasabi Sushi & Bento Celebrates Anniversary With Free Onigiri: Wasabi Sushi & Bento (on 7th Ave. and 40th Street) is celebrating their first NYC birthday. To commemorate the occasion – through February 28th – they'll be giving away one seaweed or salmon onigiri to any customer who tags @Wasabi_NYC on any of their social media accounts (Instagram/Facebook/Twitter).  All you have to do is show your post at checkout. Freeloaders, engage!

Japan Week at Grand Central Means Food Samples: Starting Wednesday, Japan Week comes to Vanderbilt Hall. It's mostly an event to drive tourism, but what we care about are the foods on offer in their version of a Japanese department store food market. You can sample ramen and mazeman noodles, miso soup, tofu and takoyaki, as well as some sweets. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 1o a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, but you might want to go early to avoid the masses and ensure you get some samples.

April Bloomfield Soup Now in Midtown: Hale & Hearty's Chef Series continues today with the introduction of a ribolitta conceived by Spotted Pig chef April Bloomfield.  The soup will be available at all NYC Hale & Hearty locations through Feb 22nd, with 10% of the proceeds going to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand. To find a H&H nearest to you, just go outside your office and do a 360 degree turn with your eyes open.

Eater’s Midtown Lunch Map: Our pal and former contributor Jarret M is now running Eater's forums, so it didn't surprise us to see this Midtown Lunch map pop up over on their site yesterday.  It won't break any new ground if you're a regular reader of this site, but it's pretty looking and a nice confirmation that our hard work is still semi appreciated by the upper echelon food blogs!

It’s $2 Tuesday at the Midtown East Schnipper’s: Today is the one year anniversary of the Schnipper's on Lexington btw 50+51st, so to celebrate they're selling a bunch of their menu for just $2.  On the list?  The cheeseburger, bacon cheeseburger, chicken club, crispy sandwich, the chick filet, mac & joe, french fries, market salad and the caesar.  Limit 2 items per customer while supplies last, and the burgers have to be cooked medium or well done.  Enjoy!