The World's Most Popular NYC Marathon is Back
The World's Most Popular NYC Marathon is Back
The New York City Marathon has grown from a Central Park race with 55 finishers to the world's biggest and most popular marathon, with more than 52,000 finishers in 2018. Get ready for Sunday, November 3, the day of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. Whether you're a runner, spectator, or fan, we’ve got the best spots for you to carb load (and drink heavily in solidarity) on the big day.
115 Berry St., Brooklyn
Enjoy post-marathon pasta (and drinks) from iconic Italian eatery Antica Pesa—located on the Bedford stop of the L train in Williamsburg, BK right by mile 11-12! Stop by from 6 pm onward on Sunday to enjoy the post-marathon celebrations with a festive negroni or spritz, or any of their signature pastas—from cacio e pepe to pumpkin gnocchi. The restaurant will also be offering any runner who brings in their medal a glass of complimentary prosecco!
Carb load while also doubling as date night at one of NYC’s most romantic cozy Italian restaurants and cafes nestled in NoLita, Epistophy. Indulge in a variety of freshly housemade pastas including pappardelle al sugo di carne (flat, fresh pasta, braised beef tomato sauce, parmigiano-reggiano), gnocchi ai funghi (homemade potato gnocchi, mixed mushroom, truffle oil, parmigiano-reggiano and cacio e pepe (fresh tagliarini, pecorino, parmigiano-reggiano, crushed black pepper).
117 Perry St.
The West Village bistro known for simple, refined and comforting seasonal dishes - offers a number of delicious pastas that highlight the very best of the season’s bounty, with highlights including Hand Cut Fettuccine Alla Bolognese (slow cooked beef & pork ragu), Butternut Squash Gnocchi (with pulled chicken and swiss chard) and Spaghetti (with pancetta, cauliflower, garlic, onion and curly parsley).
285 Madison Ave.
When you’re looking to carbo-load, and fast, the fully customizable noodle bowls at minigrow offer a more polished, food-focused take on the fast casual model. Crafted in partnership with the noodle luminaries at Sun Noodle, minigrow’s freshly made noodles—which include spinach and three-wheat varieties —also pack a protein punch at 12 grams per serving and provide a plush bed for toppings galore, like dashi-poached salmon, seaweed kimchi, miso corn and shiso-basil pesto.
Hit up one of NYC’s favorite bagel shops for their best-selling hearty classic sandwich (lox, capers, onion, tomato) or an upgraded bacon egg and cheese to fuel up in the most New York way possible.
Get your pasta fix on at this charming, authentic Italian spot in Greenpoint, also conveniently a block away from the course! Runners can load up the night before on their signature cacio e pepe, malloreddus aka Sardinian gnocchi (served with Berkshire pork sausage, marinara, pecorino) or be slightly healthy with whole wheat pappardelle (served with duck, oyster mushrooms, grana padano). And if you want to carb-load while cheering on marathoners, Le Fanfare serves its delicious spaghetti alla carbonara (served with guanciale, egg, black pepper, parmesan, pecorino) and pane frattau aka Sardinian flatbread "pizza" (served with marinara pecorino and two sunny side-up eggs) at brunch from 11:30 am - 4 pm.
1460 2nd Ave., New York
Boqueria’s Upper East Side location (1460 Second Ave. between 76th and 77th—right on the marathon route!) is offering all Marathon runners a free glass of Cava to toast to their accomplishment. The Spanish tapas mainstay is also the perfect place for spectators to fuel up for a high-energy day of cheering, with brunch starting at 10:30 am. Come for the signature brunch paella and classic tapas such as signature patatas bravas and croquetas cremosas.
Multiple locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens
With an an early morning start time, coffee is a race-day necessity. Luckily, Brooklyn-based coffee roasters Partners Coffee have two locations along the marathon route. Race watchers in Brooklyn can grab coffee at Toby’s flagship cafe in Williamsburg (right off Bedford Ave on North 6th St.)—don’t miss the new fall specials and grab a bite from the brunch menu. If you’re watching from Queens, Long Island City cafe, housed in an original artist studio, offers warming drinks and a spacious backyard, perfect for enjoying the crisp fall air.
30 W. 30th St.
David Burke's Midtown locale has been a staple for the neighborhood, with rotating food specialties from the esteemed chef and late-night happy hour specials since day one. On Sunday, Nov. 3, on the eve of the marathon, the Burke family is running an all-day $5 Carb Bar, with a range of pastas, wood-fired pizzas and other menu options available for $5 per dish. On race day, the runners are welcome to stop in to the restaurant with their tag number to enjoy a frosty pint of beer anda wood-fired pizza, courtesy of the Burke family.
194 Joralemon St., Brooklyn
At honeygrow, minigrow’s Brooklyn sister restaurant, freshly made noodles—custom made by Sun Noodle—are stir-fried to order with a variety of customizable sauces, veggies and proteins. Opt for one of the preset signature dishes, like the fan favorite spicy garlic or vegan and gluten-free red coconut curry stir fries, or try the seasonal Sausage & Peppers stir fry, with fresh egg white noodles, local sweet Italian sausage, roasted peppers and a tomato-basil sauce, for the ultimate #noodlepull.