It’s not quite officially summer, but we’re getting close, very very close. You might be wondering, what’s the best food that goes with your basketball jersey and jorts? The answer of course, is ice cream. You might not want to actually pay for ice cream though, and at least today, you can get away with that. No, the ever-controversial Ben & Jerry’s free cone day hasn’t reappeared. Instead, fellow bougie ice cream chain Häagen-Dazs (don’t forget the umlaut) is holding their own free cone day. And unlike Ben & Jerry’s, they actually have locations in Brooklyn.
Häagen-Dazs isn’t looking to rock the boat with their cone day, so they’re doing the standard free scoop in a sugar cone to anyone who stops in and asks for one. Like we said though, unlike Ben & Jerry’s Manhattan-only locations, you can find Häagen-Dazs in Park Slope (109 Seventh Avenue), Brooklyn Heights (120 Montague Street) and the Kings Plaza Mall (5172 Kings Plaza). You can find other store locations near your office here, but don’t go on your lunch break, because in recognition of the fact that ice cream is a good treat to reward yourself with, the storefronts participating in free cone day will be giving away the ice cream between 4pm and 8pm.
So you can get free ice cream, you don’t have to stress about wasting your lunch break waiting in line and you can get the ice cream if you had a crap day at the office and really want ice cream. We need more free cone days like this.