Grub Guides

12 Great Marathon-Related Food and Drink Deals

These dudes could use a beer.
These dudes could use a beer. Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters/Corbis

The New York City Marathon will wind through the five boroughs this coming Sunday. Even if you’re not planning to run 26 miles, you can watch — and take advantage of all the food and drink deals around town. (A quick word of warning: Techincally you need a marathon badge to snag some of these deals, but anyone can just print one out right here — and we bet most places won’t necessarily be checking.) And here’s something else to keep in mind: Most of the offers here are actually available through the following Tuesday, November 4, so even if you can roll out of bed early enough this weekend, you can still capitalize.

Maison Kayser
Master baker Eric Kayser is running the marathon himself, so it’s no wonder his bakeries are going all out with a nutrient-rich prix fixe menu ($20 for runners, $30 for guests). Selections include a veggie-packed egg-white frittata, lentil soup, and banana-almond cake, and are available at all five Maison Kayser locations (Upper East Side, Columbus Circle, Flatiron, Bryant Park) until November 4. A portion of the proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House and City Harvest.

Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn
Slurp New York oysters for $1 each during the Fifth Avenue restaurant’s all-day happy hour. While you’re there, try this offshoot’s version of the famous pan roast.

Brooklyn Brewhouse
Spectators get 10 percent off their tab, and runners receive a welcome beer and a shot on the house. Buckets of Bud and Bud Light are also $20.

Financier Patisserie
The namesake sweet comes free with coffee, and you can also get a 10 percent discount on things like macarons, napoleons, or tarts.

Jacques Torres
At the chocolatier’s original Dumbo location, get one free small hot chocolate with any purchase of $25 or more — Grub’s advice is to spend that money on some excellent chocolate-chip cookies.

Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto
The Upper West Side cured-meat experts are offering 15 percent off your bill. The Tuscan small-plates menu, featuring slow-cooked spare ribs and an extensive spread of salumi, is built for sharing.

Fourth Avenue Pub
The Boerum Hill craft-beer bar has long been a gathering place for marathon watchers, and this year they’ll break out free bagels that you can snack on while sipping a Bloody Mary (or four).

Joe Coffee
The Lexington Avenue location will knock 10 percent off your bill so you can grab a quick coffee and anything from the above-par pastry case, which features Doughnut Plant doughnuts and Ovenly cookies.

Bar Bruno
Fish tacos and micheladas headline the menu at this casual Mexican bistro in Carroll Gardens, where you’ll get 15 percent off your bill.

Leske’s Bakery
Buy one pastry, get one free at the classic Bay Ridge shop, best known for Scandinavian sweets like kanelbullar and kringler (alongside the obligatory danishes and doughnuts).

Ed’s Chowder House
If you’re feeling chilly, you can warm up with a bowl of clam chowder and 10 percent off the bill.

Zito’s Sandwich Shoppe
You’ll find $3 craft beers at both the Park Slope and Bay Ridge locations during race week — Grub’s advice is to pair something with the chicken parm or pork braciole.

Marathon Dining Deals