Krispy Kreme gives out free doughnuts on National Donut Day, IHOP will give you a free short stack on National Pancake Day. To reap as much free food as possible you gotta know when food holidays are. Sadly, not all holidays mean free food, but knowing it’s I Love Reese’s Day is still the perfect excuse to down peanut butter cup after peanut butter cup.
May starts out strong by representing the classic American burger as it’s National Hamburger Month but here are the days you can mark on your calendar to celebrate:
May 2: National Chocolate Mousse Day
Chocolate lovers prepare yourselves, this is only the beginning. And if you don’t have mousse, making this chocolate mug cake is basically the same thing.
May 5: Cinco de Mayo!
Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s independence day in case you were wondering. Either way though, eat some tacos and burritos or even make your own guac with this prime recipe.
May 9: National Shrimp Day
If you like shrimp, some cities have festivals. Or check out this awesome recipe for shrimp nachos.
May 11: National “Eat What You Want” Day
I wish restaurants would celebrate this with some free food. Also, here’s some quality reading material for when you eat a little too much.
May 16: National Barbecue Day
This is the sign to break out the grill, play some beach volleyball, consume burgers, and maybe try one of these cool s’more combos.
May 18: I Love Reese’s Day
In the midst of devouring peanut butter chocolatey goodness, get creative with this mini cupcake recipe.
May 19: National Devil’s Food Cake Day
Forgive me for I will sin today.
May 27: National Grape Popsicle Day
Unleash your inner child and run for the nearest ice cream truck.
To mark off the other most important days of the year, check these out: