Not having to pay for what you're eating and drinking makes everything taste better.
To fill your belly and quench your thirst without shelling out the cash, consult our list of complimentary bites and sips up for grabs around the city:
Poke bowls at Poke Green
The poke spot based out of the Financial District opens its third location at 275 Greenwich St. in TriBeCa on Monday, Oct. 23. It's giving away free poke bowls to the restaurant's first 100 customers. If you miss that, claim a buy-one-get-one-free special later in the day.
Mini cannoli at Eataly NYC Flatiron
New York City's original Eataly launches a new counter serving made-to-order cannoli on Wednesday, Oct. 25. I Cannoli, which will offer 10 types of sweet ricotta fillings and 17 different toppings, will hand out one free mini cannolo to each of the first 100 guests to order a full-sized cannolo when it opens at 5 p.m. that day.
Pumpkin chai at Argo Tea
The Chicago-based tea café chain is bringing back its seasonal pumpkin chai this month. Participating Argo Tea outposts in Manhattan will be giving away hot cups of the sweet and spicy, caffeine-free beverage from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26. Find your closest café here.
CLARIFICATION: The original version of this article did not specify you must buy a full-sized cannolo to get a free mini one. An Eataly spokeswoman has since explained that a purchase is necessary.