Bamboo Sushi: The sustainable seafood spot is hosting a canned food drive to benefit Blanchett House. For the rest of the month, you can get 10 percent off your bill if you bring at least three non-perishable food items. Pantry staples like sugar, cooking spices, dried pasta, and oatmeal are in high demand. And for last-minute shopping, Bamboo is offering a gift card promotion until December 23rd: For every $25 purchased, receive an extra $5. That means if you buy a $100 gift card for a friend, you can get a $20 gift card for yourself. You can order over the phone or any Bamboo location.
Bowery Bagels: From December 26th to January 6th (closed on New Years Day), Bowery has a sweet BOGO deal: buy one bagel of the day with a schmear, and you get a second free. And right now during Hanukkah (December 16th-24th), the Downtown bagel shop is running a contest. Two winners each day will be chosen to win prizes like a $25 gift card, CruMarket gift box, a catered bagel breakfast for 12, or a CruMarket Hannukah basket. To enter, drop your business card in their fishbowl at the shop, or use the hashtag #festivalofbagels on a Twitter or Facebook post.