Eat and Drink Free food in NYC: Free hot chocolate at Venchi Freebies abound in this town; you just need to plan, and plan well. Venchi is celebrating its Manhattan flagship opening and its 140th anniversary by giving away free hot chocolate on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Venchi By amNY.com staff Updated November 14, 2018 12:15 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Not having to pay for what you're eating and drinking makes everything taste better. To fill your belly and quench your thirst without hurting your wallet, consult our continually updated list of complimentary bites and sips up for grabs around the city. Here's what to dig into next. Chocolate anniversary Venchi in Manhattan is celebrating its 140th anniversary and its opening on Broadway with free hot chocolate for guests. From 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, the Italian chocolatier's flagship store at 861 Broadway will give away "Venchi Goldnut Manhattan" hot chocolate while supplies last. Venchi, which features shops in more than 70 countries, offers more than 200 chocolate products and 20 flavors of gelato. By amNY.com staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Our freebie guide to the cityComedy shows, exhibits, concerts ... so much you won't have to pay for. Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.