Here’s Where to Get Free Plant-Based Food Tomorrow in New York City

|Updated Apr 21, 2022

For New Yorkers looking to celebrate Earth Day by eating more eco-friendly plant-based foods, head on over to Marinello's Gourmet Delli, in Brooklyn where you can get a free chicken sandwich on Friday, April 22, from 11:30 until supplies last.

The free food option is a partnership between local Plantega, a plant-based deli concept located in bodegas and corner stores across New York City, and Daring, the plant-based chicken brand getting rave reviews.

Plantega's concept is to create plant-based grill menus in corner stores all around the city, so everyone can access delicious, nutritious plant-based food at their local corner convenience stores. To get the word out Plantega is offering free samples tomorrow at Marinello’s Gourmet Deli in Brooklyn. Head over there on Friday, April 22nd at 11:30 am for your delicious free sandwich.

The Deets on Free Food in BK

On Friday, April 22nd, New Yorkers can stop by one of Plantega's locations to try two of their newest menu items for free, while supplies last. These are the two items you can get:

  • A “Chicken” Quesadilla
  • A “Chicken” Tender Sub

Serving up sustainability, this Earth Day (4/22) Daring’s chicken quesadilla and chicken sandwich (with gluten-free breaded tenders) will be served starting at 11:30am at Marinello’s Gourmet Deli in Brooklyn - 114 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn. All samples are available while supplies last so grab your lunch early - you won’t want to miss out!

Plantega, created by New Yorkers for New Yorkers, offers vegan options to neighborhoods that traditionally lack access to healthy food, to make plant-based food more accessible and available to all. They have partnered with some of the market's leading and emerging plant-based brands to offer delicious menu items that take taste better than the real thing.
Serving up sustainability, this Earth Day, Daring’s chicken quesadilla and chicken sandwich (with gluten-free breaded tenders) will start at 11:30 am at Marinello’s Gourmet Deli at 114 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn 11237. All samples are available while supplies last.

Daring is now available in all 14 Plantega bodega locations with signature menu items: Chicken quesadilla and chicken sandwich

Plantega also is working with dairy-free Pleese® cheese, a plant-based cheese made from a proprietary blend of bean and potato proteins that melts like the real thing. Pleese cheese contains no nuts, no cholesterol, no soy, no gluten, and no GMOs, and is crafted in an allergen-free environment – and serves many of the pizzerias in and around the New York area. Vegan pizza? Yes, that's for real.

Free Food Sampling Event Details:

When: Friday, 22nd at 11:30 pm.

Where: Marinello’s Gourmet Deli (114 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn).

What: Free samples of two new Plantega menu items: the Chicken Quesadilla with Daring Original Plant Chicken and Pleese Cheese Mozzarella, and the Chicken Tender Sub starring Daring Gluten-Free Breaded Plant Chicken and WayFare Nacho Cheddar with Jalapeños. Come try a bite while samples last!

Can't make it on Friday the 22nd? Look for more free sampling opportunities, taking place in the weeks to come, on April 29th at the following location:

April 29th at N7 Market & Deli, at 183 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn.

For more plant-based eats in your neighborhood, visit The Beet's Find Vegan Near Me articles.