The Best Free Food Holidays In The U.S. That Allow You To Get Free Treats & Food

Food holidays are fun to observe no matter where they fall on the calendar. And there are thousands of different food holidays that people can enjoy — holidays that celebrate everything from desserts to soups to BBQ. And we gotta say that we love just about all of those food holidays.

We think that they’re all great. However, we also have to say that the food holidays that we like the most are the ones where you can score some free food. Yes, you read that correctly. There are holidays where you can end up getting some free food, and we’re going to investigate those holidays in this article.

Since we’re always on the lookout for a good deal, we were pretty happy to discover that restaurants all across the U.S. love to offer free food promotions to get customers in the door. We’ve gathered the free food holidays in the United States that we liked the best and listed them below. Remember to keep an eye out for these deals when these holidays come around. Now that we’ve said that, let’s get started.

National Hamburger Day (May 28th)

National Hamburger Day is a holiday that many Americans across the country look forward to celebrating every year. And its placement on the calendar couldn’t be better since it’s observed around the weekend of Memorial Day. Smaller restaurants are offered for free from coast to coast, but White Castle also sometimes offers a free burger on this day. Now the only question left to answer is do you want pickles with your burger?

National Doughnut Day (First Friday In June and Nov 5)

Another holiday on which people can find delicious free food is National Doughnut Day. Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’ (Used to be Dunkin’ Donuts), and hundreds of other doughnut shops across North America offer a free doughnut to people who wander in. Some places might require a person to make a purchase, but there are plenty of other places that don’t have that as a requirement. Of course, most doughnut shops know that if you’re probably not going to just stick with your free doughnut and will probably order more. Hence, the reason for them giving away the free one.

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day (June 7th)

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is a holiday during which many people can get free ice cream at many shops. Too many to list here. However, it needs to be said that some ice cream shops might choose one of the other ice cream holidays to give away free ice cream, so it pays to keep your eyes peeled. After all, there are dozens of ice cream holidays celebrated all year long, so it might even be possible to get free ice cream on multiple days of the year.

National Root Beer Float Day (August 6th)

Do you love root beer floats? If you do, then you might want to keep an eye out for free root beer floats. Honestly, we only know of one place that has traditionally given out root beer floats for free on this holiday and that place is A&W, but we’re sure there are probably other places that may participate in it as well.

National Cheeseburger Day (September 18th)

How much do Americans love burgers? Well, there are at least two holidays dedicated to this American food staple, and on both days people can find deals for free burgers. So, if you consider yourself a Wimpy then check out both of these holidays. And if you’re unfamiliar with that reference or with the line “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today,” then we’ll just assume that you’re not a fan of the Popeye cartoons. Anyway, go out there and get your free cheeseburger on this holiday. Traditionally, restaurants such as Jack In The Box, Wendy’s, and McDonald’s have offered a free burger on this date.

National Taco Day (October 4th)

What’s better than a taco? Well, how about a free taco? Jack In The Box will sometimes give out free tacos on this holiday, but if they don’t, there are a ton of Tex-Mex restaurants across the Midwest and Southwest that do. It might require keeping an eye out for a deal, but trust us, free tacos are out there and ready to be procured.

National Cookie Day (December 4th)

Supposedly, this is Cookie Monsters’ favorite holiday and why wouldn’t it be? After all, it’s not only a great day to enjoy a variety of cookies including chocolate chip, peanut butter, and oatmeal raisin cookies, but it’s also a great day to enjoy a free taco. Too bad there isn’t a place that offers free milk. If there was, then we’d be set.

Well, that does it for us today. We hope that these free food holidays will help ease the pressure off of people’s wallets. Before we go, we’d like to say that free food holidays may change from year to year. Places are constantly offering free foods to draw in customers, while some places may be dropping these promotions. We guess what we’re trying to say is that deals come and go, so the best way to find free food holidays is simply to listen to the news and see what’s coming up.