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Free food in NYC: Mini ice cream cones from Slate, hot dogs from Feltman's and more

Freebies abound in this town: You just need to plan, and plan well.

Slate is offering free mini ice cream cones

Slate is offering free mini ice cream cones on July 17. Photo Credit: Slate

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.

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Slate, the nightclub and bar at 54 W. 21st St., is opening a pop-up on Wednesday called Cone Club, which will give away free mini cones to everyone who follows @SlateNY and for the entire weekend, between July 17 and 21. Flavors include vanilla cream, prickly pear and swirl with cones from The Konery. Cone Club will be open from 4 p.m. to closing for the rest of the summer. Prices for regular cones being at $6.

You can snack like an astronaut — for free — when USA Today celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with a freeze-dried ice cream sandwich giveaway. Head over to Cedar Street, between Church and Broadway, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to sample the space food. You can't miss it — the freeze-dried treats will be given out from a 1969 ice cream truck.

Then on National Ice Cream Day, July 21, the first 100 customers at Tipsy Scoop, 217 E. 26th St. in Manhattan and 270 Metropolitan Ave. in Brooklyn, will get a free scoop of its newest seasonal flavor, Malibu N Chill. The flavor is a Malibu-infused vegan coconut rum ice cream infused with pineapple, orange and citrus. You must be 21 or older to redeem, starting at noon.

Free franks at Ulysses' Folk House

Feltman's of Coney Island hot dogs will be served for free at the Financial District's Ulysses' Folk House at 58 Stone St./95 Pearl St. on National Hot Dog Day on Wednesday. Between 3 and 5 p.m., customers will get one free hot dog. Ulysses' is working with Feltman's to donate proceeds of its hot dog sales to support Headstrong Project, which provides mental health care for post- 9/11 veterans, through the summer.

Free food and wine buffet at Nonna Beppa

To celebrate its first anniversary on Thursday, SoHo's Emilia-Romagna restaurant Nonna Beppa at 290 Hudson St. is offering a curated table buffet with cured meats and cheese (including the prosciutto di Parma, parmagiano reggiano and gnocco fritto), wine by Regal Wine Co., Massaniois and Monsieur Touton, and more, from 6 to 8 p.m.


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