Best Restaurants to Carb Load for TCS New York City Marathon 2016! + Where to eat if I’m just cheering?

New York City’s most exciting Marathon and the largest one is the world is coming soon!

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This Sunday 6th of November, New York City’s five boroughs will be full runners, with over 50,000 people participating, from professional athletes to recreational and charity runners!

The Marathon (26.2 miles) will start in Staten Island, then cross Brooklyn, moving to Manhattan, all the way up to The Bronx, and coming down to finish in Central Park!


If you are a runner, we wish you the best of luck! And check out the Race Day Information on the TCS New York City Marathon’s Website.

Also, don’t forget to do your Carb Load before the Marathon! Here we selected the Best Restaurants in New York City for Carb Loading:

Basil Brick Oven Pizza

From Paninis to Calzones,  you know the pizzaiolos save the signature name for the best one, which in this case is a pesto-and-baked-potato-topped pizza called, simply, the Basil. Check out their menu here.


Where? 28-17 Astoria Boulevard Astoria, NY 11102


With a wide variety of Pasta options, there is so much more in their menu that will delight you! This restaurant is at the heart of Hell’s Kitchen. Check out their menu here.

Where? 764 10th Ave, New York, NY

Phone? 212-586-0888



When we think about Carb Loading, Pasta is the first thing we think of, but there are also some other options… Like Paella if you are in the mood for Spanish food, Toro offers great options for Carb Loading as well!! Check out their menu here.


Where? 15th Street and 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Where to eat and drink if I’m just cheering?

If you are not running, you can still attend and have lots of fun at the Marathon! Here are some recommendations while you cheer on the Marathon:

Lock Yard

Enjoy your Sunday morning at the Bay Bridge’s new trendiest bar. It’s an outdoors Beer Garden, (but heated in case it’s chilly), and you can start up your day with some mimosas while cheering the runners!


Where? 9221 5th Ave Brooklyn NY 11209

Brasserie Wiltof

With Executive Chef Bobby Will, the menu’s looking for this autumn. Check it out here.

Where? 292 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn NY 11249

The Jeffery Craft Beer & Bites

In the mood for some craft beers while cheering? There is a huge list of options you can see at The Jeffery’s. Check out the food menu as well here.


Where? 311 E 60th St. New York, NY 10022

Café Sabarsky

As the runner are coming and finishing up in Central Park. Museum Mile is the place to be watching and cheering them up! The Café at the Neue Gallerie is a nice place to enjoy a cup of Viennese cafe! Check out their menu here.


Where? 1048 5th Ave. New York NY 10028



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