Let's be real, the only thing better than food, is free food. Whether it be the Costco free samples that literally got a girl into college or stealing grapes at the grocery store (no shame), there's no reason you can't have your cake and eat it too. While NYC may not be known for it's inexpensive dishes, a real foodie knows where to go for a crunch, in a crunch. Enjoy the sweet taste of a good deal with this guide to food giveaways all around NYC.

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