Birthdays are nothing short of absurd, and we're not complaining. A day fully dedicated for you just for LIVING. Think about it! Unless your Beyonce, you probably don't get showered in compliments daily on how great you're doing at life. So why not enjoy the ego boost and live it up on your day?
Don't only celebrate this day though, we're going to help you f*cking OWN it. There's a ton of restaurants around this beautiful city that wants to celebrate the amazing person that is, duh, YOU. And they're doing that by solving on of our biggest problems, the no money dilemma every millennial with or without a student loan faces.
Here are dope places in Toronto that you can get free food at on your birthday so you can seriously milk the unreal celebration that is your birthday. From the whole deal to parts of the meal, this is your opportunity to save money just for living your fabulous life.
1. Wish Restaurant // 3 Charles St. East
What can you get? An entire free meal? THAT'S RIGHT! This charming Charles St. spot will pay for the Birthday boy or girls dinner when you go with six or more guests (plus the person with the birthday!). Make sure to bring your ID so they know it's actually your birthday.
We always scream for ice cream, but espcially when it's our birthday. The decadent, individualized, Marble Slab Creamery get's it, and that's why they offer free ice cream on your birthday! Make sure to sign up for the Marble Mail at least 48 hours before the big day to receive your "Birthday Surprise" email.
3. Local Public Eatery // Multiple Locations
Birthday = free churros for the table. This Latin gem knows EXACTLY how to win our hearts over.
4. Mandarin // Multiple Locations
The Mandarin is the classic place for a Birthday celebration. Sign up for their newsletter and you'll get a coupon for a free meal on your birthday with three or more friends!
The place where bread bowls exists is obviously the place to be on your birthday. Espcially when they you a free pastry on your birthday if you are signed up for their rewards card!
6. Cinnabon // Multiple Locations
The smell that define Eglinton subway station also happens to bring you a free birthday treat. You have to sign up for Club Cinnabon first!
7. Jet Fuel Coffee // 519 Parliament St.
Cool art, cycling team- what doesn't this coffee joint have? Hit this jamming shop for a free cup of coffee on your birthday!
For the city that has a new juice place on every corner, you know we love our juices and smoothies alike. When you sign up for Booster Nation at least 24 hours before your birthday, you get a free smoothie certificate!
10. What A Bagel // Multiple Locations
No need to beg for these bagels (that works right?). Buy six bagels and get six more free! Perfect for a birthday brunch with your squad.
11. Baskin Robbins // Multiple Locations
This summer time (okay, year round) staple is offering up a buy one get one free deal for your birthday! All you have to do is sign up for the Baskin-Robbins club 31.
Take a trip to Texas for your birthday! When you sign up to become a Lone Star VIP (#goals) you'll receive a special birthday promotion for your next visit! Though they don't specify what that will be, it's likely it's a appetizer or a dessert. Hello free cake.
13. The Works // 2245 Bloor St. West and 60 Wellington St. East
Chow down on a delicious burger from The Works at no cost on your special day! Just sign up to become a WIP (Works Important Person), and a free burger is all yours.
14. Hotel Gelato // 532 Eglinton Ave West
Come for the free birthday gelato, stay for the meal! All you have to do is sign up for their newsletter at least 48 hours before your birthday and you'll get a free gelato on, when else, your birthday.
15. Tokyo Make Sushi // 2 Barley Bull Pkwy
We'll admit, it is a trek to get to this Brampton all you can eat sushi restaurant, but it's all you can eat. And better than that, it's FREE all you can eat on your birthday!
16. Jack Astor's // Multiple Locations
The rowdy pub we all know and love is coming in with another winner with it's VVV.I.P. program (no, that was not a typo). Sign up and you get a free dessert on your birthday.
17. Chatime / Multiple Locations
It may just be the thing you never knew you were missing, maybe it's already a staple in your diet; either way it's fantastic bubble tea that's all yours. Get a free birthday drink when you register with the rewards program!! Yay for free things!
To be honest we may just sign up for the adorable name of their rewards program alone. But besides the fact it's named mySmileage, you also get a 5 dollar coupon to use 15 days before or after your birthday!
19. Starbucks // Multiple Locations
Every day is a Starbucks day, and why not make it a little less basic on your birthday by getting your drank for FREE! Sign up for their rewards program to claim your free drink.
20. W Burger Bar // 10 College St.
Can't wait until your birthday to reap all these rewards?! NO WORRIES. Sign up for the W Burger Bar E-club and get a free burger coupon!
This article has been updated.