This week you can get a taste of the Grand Central Foodcourt for free! Various vendors feature free tastings from 11AM to 12PM and 4PM to 5PM daily. Check here to see what's on the menu.
I would certainly make stops at Magnolia Bakery (their Banana Pudding is so delicious), Zaro's for a hotdog and Hale & Hearty Soups for the Chicken curry with apple, mint over coconut basmati rice. Then in the afternoon I might return to have the Brownie Batter hot chocolate at Shake Shack. It sounds like that would satisfy my daily craving for chocolate. Although Jacques Torres Ice Cream might also be handing out samples of their chocolate ice cream....hmmmm....so many choices!
Cafe Spice, Central Market New York, Eata Pita, La Chula and Prova Pizza Bar are some of the other vendors which let you taste their samples. It's on until March 3 in Grand Central's Lower Level Dining Concourse. Grand Central Terminal is a great place to check out. Be sure to make a stop at the whispering gallery!