When you think of snacks that are given out at bars and restaurants in New York City, they are generally plain and boring like your everyday peanuts or pretzels. Well long gone are those days for these particular restaurants, who are supplying their customers with tasty and delicious snacks, all complimentary. Who knew these items, with such elevated taste and sophistication, could be included as a freebie for your meal? Check out which ones really dazzled our taste buds while not pinching our pockets at all.
Mussels Marinara, Cucina de Pesce, East Village
This freebie makes bread look like the Michelle Williams to this Beyonce of a dish. The legendary Cucina de Pesce, located in the heart of the East Village, will get this starter as long as you order a beverage from the bar area. Make sure the bread is at least included, so you can enjoy the delicious juice from the Mussels to enjoy with what you received. Tasty, tasty, tasty. Available from 4-8 PM.
Truffle Popcorn, OCEAN PRIME, Midtown
Ocean Prime is a brand new restaurant in the midtown area that we have profiled here on Manhattan Digest before, under the Cameron Mitchell Restaurant empire. On top of the delicious steaks, scallops and more, you can certainly enjoy this complimentary Truffle Popcorn when you sit down. Delicious indeed.
Rosemary Truffle Oil Potato Chips, IL Mulino, Multiple Locations
Il Mulino is to Italian food what Peanut Butter is to Jelly. One of the most known Italian locations in New York City, with spots open in Uptown, Downtown, and Long Island, you can feast on their delicious Rosemary Truffle Oil Potato Chips to start before you head face first into their delicious Italian cuisine.
Fried Chickpeas, Alchemy Brooklyn, Park Slope
If you are veggie friendly, and prefer a tasty one with a twist, then you should head down to Brooklyn and try the Fried Chickpeas located at Alchemy, a pub-style restaurant located in the heart of Park Slope.