“Trick-or-treat” doesn’t always have to mean candy.

While there are still some days left until everyone’s favorite haunted holiday Halloween, now is the time to plan your fright night feast. There are a number of restaurants giving out freebies in the days leading up to Oct. 31, so you might as well take advantage of the free (or seriously discounted) food giveaways.


For an adult trick-or-trick, visit Applebee’s where they are serving up the Dollar Zombie all month long. It’s just $1 and has an eerie blue color concocted with rum, pineapple, passion fruit, and gummy brain garnish.


Sick of candy? Switch to ice cream! Visit your local Baskin-Robbins location and score a kid-sized scoop for just $1.50 on Halloween. (That’s a savings of $2.79). All flavors are available during the promotion.

Bubba Gump Shrimp

The kid-friendly restaurant is allowing kids to eat free with purchase of an adult meal on Halloween.


Chipotle is bringing back the Boorito for anyone wearing a costumer. Get a burrito bowl, salad or tacos for $4 at participating stores. Order online or through the Chipotle app using the code BOORITO.

The Cheesecake Factory

Use DoorDash to order anytime Monday, Oct. 29 through Wednesday, Oct. 31, and receive a free slice of Reese’s Peanut Butter chocolate Cake Cheesecake or Hershey’s Chocolate Bar Cheesecake — your choice. Just place an order pf at least $30 of food through the DoorDash website and enter code TRICKORTREAT at checkout.


Start the spooky day off right. Kids under 12 can get a free Scary Face Pancake on Oct. 31 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. at participating locations. Dine-in only.

Joe’s Crab Shack

Bring your kid with you on Halloween, and they’ll eat free when you purchase an adult entree.

Krispy Kreme

What’s better than a crummy candy bar? A warm, delicious doughnut. Wear a costume to any Krispy Kreme on Oct. 31 and get one for free. (Pictured)

Papa John’s

A pizza, shaped like a pumpkin — an obvious choice for your hectic Halloween evening. The novelty pizza costs $11. Enter the code JACKOLANTERN when ordering through Papa John’s website. A pizza, shaped like a pumpkin, decorated with pepperoni and olives will come smiling to your door.

Ruby’s Diner

Kids in costume eat free all month long after 4 p.m. Just purchase an adult entree.

Also see, Tips for storing your candy so it will last longer.

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.