The following is a post from Patrick G. Mackaronis. Patrick is the Director of Business Development for New York City-based social network Brabble. In this post, Patrick will list some places where we can get free Gourmet food samples in NYC. Patrick can be best reached on Twitter at @patty__mack.
Black Hound New York in New York City
Black Hound New York is a gourmet bakery that is very popular in New York City. Throughout the store they tend to place rather generous sized samples of many of their baked goods. These tend to change regularly, so lots of people will stop by here to see what new treats are being offered for sampling.
- Black Hound New York, 170 Second Avenue, (212) 979-9505
Agata & Valentina in New York City
Agata & Valentina is one of the most well established gourmet markets in New York City. They often have a great selection of samples, offering everything from gourmet cheese and bread plates to smoothies or even pizza. They have samples put out throughout the weekend, but their best samples tend to be put out during the weekend.
- Agata & Valentina, 1505 First Avenue, (212) 452-0690
Chelsea Market in New York City
Chelsea Market is a popular, large marketplace that is filled with many gourmet shops. This market used to be the former home of the Nabisco Company, and they offer a great selection of nearly everything. They offer samples of everything from bread and fruit, to gourmet brownies and cookies. The weekends seem to have more samples, but samples are available throughout the week as well. On Friday and Saturday they even offer some samples of fine wines. They also offer free high speed internet to those with a laptop throughout the week, so it’s a popular stop for students and business people.