Monday, February 27, 2017

Taste of the Dining Concourse! Free Tastings!

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February 27, 2017 at 11AM to March 3, 2017 at 5PM
Grand Central Terminal
87 East 42nd Street,
New York, NY 10017 

Grand Central’s “Taste of the Dining Concourse” will feature free tastings from 11AM to 12PM and 4PM to 5PM daily. Get a taste for the international flavor offered at Grand Central Terminal, with Prova Pizzabar, Shake Shack, and Shiro of Japan, among others who will serve free samples throughout the Dining Concourse. Visit each restaurant to taste their samples in the Lower Level Dining Concourse.

Check out our full list of samples below:

Event details and samples may change. Samples only available while supplies last. Not all samples listed will be available each day. Check this page for the most up-to-date information on the event.

Cafe Spice - Prepared Food and Express Outlets

Papdi Chaat (crispy wheat crisps layered with potato, chutney, yogurt, chickpeas and spices)

Central Market New York

Monday: Marinated Flank Steak
Tuesday: Stuffed pork loin
Wednesday: TBD
Thursday: Pork Belly
Friday: Brisket and Pastrami

Eata Pita

Falafel balls (AM sessions only)

Hale and Hearty Soups

Wild mushroom, lemongrass, and ginger simmer over rice vermicelli noodles
Chicken curry with apple, mint over coconut basmati rice

Jacques Torres Ice Cream, Grand Central Terminal

Jacques Torres Ice Cream will be sampling items from their savory menu!

La Chula NYC

Mini agua de horchata
Mini tostada with guacamole
Mini tacos
Mini ice cream
Mini tostada with ceviche

Magnolia Bakery

Banana pudding

Prova Pizzabar

Donatella Arpaia's famous, award-winning meatballs
Pizza margarita

Shake Shack

Brownie Batter Hot Chocolate

Shiro of Japan Grand Central Terminal

Chirashi and Sake samples

Wok Chi (Coming Soon!)

Fortune cookies

Zaro's Family Bakery

Hot dogs on a custom bun

Bon appetit,
Terresa =)


  1. Wed 3/1/17 4pm-5pm report
    ---- Successfully sampled:
    Cafe Spice - papdi chaat
    Prova - meatball (you could also get pizza instead)
    La Chula - mini chicken taco
    Magnolia - banana pudding
    Hale and hearty - curry chicken soup, manhattan clam chowder soup
    Central market - turkey bites
    Zaro - cookie/cake
    Frankie - pretzel bites, did not try

    --- no samples available Wed 4pm-5pm from:
    Eata Pita
    Jacques Torres
    Shake Shack
    Tri Tip Grill

    1. Cool, thanks for sharing MmmmYah - what was your favorite sample?