Black Friday 2023: Where To Get The Best Food Freebies And Deals

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Even after devouring an enormous Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, many consumers can expect to still be hungry — for the biggest sales of the year, that is. Black Friday 2023 promises to be yet another gastronomic extravaganza, enticing consumers with irresistible deals on their favorite food and beverage products, or ones they've been eager to try. From gourmet ingredients to simple treats, retailers across America are offering discounts good enough to satisfy shoppers' cravings. Whether you've been eyeing those artisanal hams or simply need a pick-me-up to fuel your errands, plenty of brands are ready to serve loyal patrons.

Retailers, restaurants, and other establishments are prepped to dish out items at lower-than-average costs, encouraging families and friends to treat one another to dining experiences at affordable prices. Plus, who doesn't love receiving something absolutely delicious for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's, or their winter birthday? The allure of Black Friday bargains lies not just in the savings, but in the joy of discovering and savoring exceptional tastes. Here's where you can find the top sales this season.

Let's face it: Buying nuts, chocolates, crunchy snacks, and other pantry staples in bulk is never a bad idea., the online retailer that specializes in all things sweet and salty, is offering a handful of delicious discounts for Cyber Week, including up to 20% off on holiday goodies like sea salt caramels, pretzels, spices and seasonings, hot chocolate bombs, and an impressive variety of flavored nuts (Hello, Memphis B.B.Q. Almonds and Dill Pickle Pecans!). According to the company's website, new customers can also enjoy 20% off their very first order, as well as free shipping when they spend at least $59.

Fly By Jing

Chili crisp is one of those condiments you can drizzle over just about anything — stir fry, noodles, grilled meats and fish, avocado toast, eggs, or even vanilla ice cream. To help spice up Black Friday, chili crisp darling Fly By Jing is treating online buyers to up to 50% savings site-wide, according to its website. The cult-favorite brand's product lineup includes a medley of umami sauces, seasonings, salts, and pepper-infused oils — all of which are sold individually or as part of exclusive gift sets.

Honey Baked Ham

Succulent, smoky ham is a traditional Thanksgiving menu item, but if you ask the folks at Honey Baked Ham, the juicy meat can be carved and served well after the big feast, too. To honor Cyber Week, Honey Baked Ham customers who place an order for delivery between November 29 and December 1 will receive $10 off standard shipping, according to a press release. Plus, the company is promoting its Gold Shipping Days, during which customers can save $5 on ground shipping when they select December 7 or December 14 as their preferred delivery date.

Sur La Table

Home cooks, rejoice! If you'd much rather prepare and host your holiday dinners than dine out, now is the time to snag that kitchen tool you've been dreaming about. According to the website of Seattle-based cookware retailer Sur La Table, the company is celebrating Black Friday with discounts of up to 60% off more than 1,000 products, including sought-after KitchenAid stand mixers, Le Creuset Dutch ovens, Nespresso machines, elegant knife sets, durable cutting boards, small appliances, glasses, stemware — you name it.

Harry & David

The holiday season is a time to indulge in pristine produce, fine chocolates, and whatever else you've had a hankering for all year long. According to Harry & David's website, for Black Friday, the company is offering up to 50% off gift baskets that feature its famous pears, as well as a variety of tasty noshes such as nuts, cheeses, cookies, and much more. Other beloved brands that are members of the 1-800-FLOWERS family include Cheryl's Cookies, Sherri's Berries, Simply Chocolate, Fruit Bouquets, The Popcorn Factory, and Wolferman's Bakery.


If you find yourself scrolling through your phone or opening your laptop after dinner, be aware that internet retail giant Amazon is bound to have a cornucopia of price drops this time of year. Amazon's Black Friday page lists tons of incredible money-saving deals on food and grocery products like coffee, tea, sparkling water, energy drinks, protein bars, baking supplies, canned goods, and other gems from dozens of household brands.


Costco's Black Friday Weekend Savings is taking place now through Monday, November 27 both online and in-store. The membership-based warehouse has begun to showcase a slew of coveted items such as restaurant gift cards, fresh and frozen foods, sweet and salty treats, pre-made meals, and desserts. Browse Costco's website to check out what's in store so far.

Checkers and Rally's

The legendary drive-thru restaurant is surely playing up the meaning of Black Fry-day this year! Between Friday, November 24 and Sunday, November 26, Checkers and Rally's rewards members can swing by their local fast food joint for a free Fry Lover's XL with any order, per the company's website. The program is simple: you'll earn 5 points for every dollar spent and get $5 to spend for every 400 points. After all, hot, seasoned fries and bargain holiday shopping go hand in hand.

Ole & Steen

Ole & Steen, the eclectic Danish bakery known for its traditional and innovative recipes, boasts more than 100 locations in the United States and Europe. If you just so happen to be in New York City on Black Friday, feel free to stop by any of the Big Apple's five shops for a complimentary cup of coffee with any purchase. The hygge-centric, Denmark-based brand offers a menu of fresh, delectable fare such as pastries, sandwiches, breads, cakes, tarts, and smørrebrøds.


Score a major "W" at Walmart this Black Friday with the supermarket chain's massive sale on various cooking and dining products, as described on its website. From small appliances to storage to cookware, the brand known for its already-low prices is going the extra mile to prepare for the holidays. Online deals begin Wednesday, November 22 at 3:00 p.m., while in-store deals kick off on Friday, November 24 at 6:00 a.m.


Each time you order through the McDonald's mobile app on a Friday now through the end of the year, the beloved brand allows you to redeem one free medium fry with any $1 minimum purchase, per the company's website. While this delicious deal isn't necessarily exclusive to Black Friday, it's good to know that Mickey D's has your back when it comes to satisfying cravings. What's more, you can enjoy a free large fry when you first download the app and join MyMcDonald's Rewards.

Health-Ade Kombucha

If you're into drinking kombucha for a jolt of probiotic energy, now is a great time to get your fix. Health-Ade customers can enjoy 40% off site-wide starting Wednesday, November 22, per the company's website. The discount is automatically applied at checkout, no promo code needed. The toughest decision will be which flavors to get: Pink Lady Apple, Berry Lemonade, or Passion Fruit Tangerine.


Sure, IKEA sells an extensive catalog of D.I.Y. furniture, lighting fixtures, and other home décor, but one of the biggest draws to the Scandinavian retailer is its food court. Since their introduction to stores in the mid-'80s, IKEA's Swedish meatballs have become a treasured savory snack for shoppers. As shown on the company's website, you can visit your local IKEA's Swedish Food Market to obtain a few bags of frozen Swedish meatballs, plant balls, veggie balls, and chicken meatballs through November 30.

Ghirardelli Chocolate

Ghirardelli, the esteemed confectionery with Italian roots, is offering up to 40% off its award-winning chocolates for a limited time, per the company's website. With so many flavors to choose from, including Milk Chocolate Caramel, Milk Chocolate Gingerbread, Dark Chocolate Mint, Dark Chocolate Raspberry, Peppermint Bark, and White Chocolate Caramel, these individually wrapped squares and gift sets make sweet stocking stuffers.

Panera Bread

Quench your thirst while dashing from store to store with a little help from Panera Bread. If you join the iconic bakery's Unlimited Sip Club by Monday, November 27, you'll enjoy a three-month membership for just $3 per month (normally $12 per month or $120 per year), per the chain's website. Eligible drinks include the Charged Sips, coffee, tea, lemonade, and fountain beverages. As an added perk, you'll also get a six-month digital subscription to The Washington Post.