Whether or not you're running the NYC Marathon on Nov. 5, it's a good week to love carbs in the city. Here's where to find deals like unlimited pasta, free beer and tons of discounts.
Free celebratory meal — and beer!
Just what marathoners want: pasta in a hurry. Fast-casual Italian spot The Sosta is offering two specials: On Nov. 3-4, runners and their guest get 25 percent off their meal with proof of registration. On the day of the race, finishers get a free bowl of pasta and a beer as congratulations. 186 Mott St., NoLita
For the ultimate pre-marathon carbo load, you can’t beat unlimited. Head into Church & Dey in the Millennium Hilton New York Downtown for their Pasta Fuel Up promotion from Nov. 3-5: four pasta dishes like tagliatelle with seasonal veggies and spicy ricotta, all for $25. Feeling sleepy? Room rates start at $269 over the marathon weekend. 55 Church St., Tribeca
You should probably add a salad
To fuel your 26.2-mile run, get to Sola Pasta Bar for its $26.20 specials from Nov. 3-5. Chef Massimo Sola, who earned a Michelin star for his restaurant in Italy, is offering the Marathon Pasta & Veggies (tagliatelle al ragù and kale salad) or the Marathon Pasta & Fruit (trofie pasta al pesto and fruit salad). 330 West Broadway, Tribeca
One race, three courses
Bring your marathon badge to Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse during dinner from Nov. 3-5 for their Carbo Load Menu. The three-course prix fixe starts with a choice of salad and two pasta dishes like tagliatelle bolognese or hand-rolled gnocchi. The menu is $42 and available with gluten-free or whole wheat pasta. 447 Lexington Ave., Midtown
Italy’s got your back
Carb up at both locations of Eataly with two special pasta dishes offered at La Pizza and La Pasta for $10 on Nov. 3-4. Designed by Italian runners (including Eataly.com CEO Franco Denari), the $10 penne rigate with Grana Padano cheese is made with runner’s choice of butter or tomatoes. Must present bib to get the special price. After the race, toast your endurance with a free glass of Prosecco.
The makings of an epic sandwich
Do carbo loading your own way with a free baguette from Nov. 3-5 at Le Petit Parisien when you show your race bib or finisher's medal. They’re made in-house daily! 251 E. 53rd St., Midtown East
Pick your post-race pasta
To congratulate marathoners on their achievement, chef Michael White’s restaurants including Osteria Morini, Nicoletta, Ai Fiori, Ristorante Morini and Vaucluse are offering 50 percent off any pasta dish on the menu after the race on Nov. 5. Just flash your finish line swag to your waiter before placing your order. altamareagroup.com
Every carb is half price
Carbs aren’t just for before the race — you’ll need them for recovery, too. From Nov. 5-7, runners can show their medal at Great Northern Food Hall to receive half off all carbs — even beer! Grab one of Claus Meyer’s signature smorrebrod (traditional Nordic open-faced sandwich), as well as flatbreads, pastries and sandwiches. 89 E. 42nd St., Grand Central Terminal
Drinks are on them
Your congratulatory beer is on Park Avenue Tavern. Swing by for a free drink for all finishers, because after 26.2 miles, you deserve a treat. 99 Park Ave., Murray Hill
Refuel with a sweet treat
Skating season is back at Bryant Park, and the reopening of the Bank of America Winter Village means the return of Public Fare, Danny Meyer’s all-day café. Whether or not you’re running a marathon, swing by on Nov. 5 for two-for-one specials on their two doughnuts, the Brioche and Pear & Chocolate Doughnut.
Time to indulge
Ready for dessert? Head to Boulton & Watt for the restaurant’s signature Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Cookie. It comes with a side of cold milk, and for runners on Nov. 5 it’s totally free. 5 Ave. A, Lower East Side
Salute the five boroughs
Just as the NYC Marathon winds through all five boroughs, craft beer bar Treadwell Park on the Upper East Side is having a Taste of NYC celebration with a flight with beers from every corner of the city. All race week, the special flight features brews from Flagship Brewing (Staten Island), Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn), Bronx Brewery (Bronx), LIC Beer Project (Queens) and a special New York Runs of Coffee collaboration brew from Five Boroughs and Irving Farm. On Sunday, watch the race pass by at one of their sidewalk tables or massive windows overlooking First Avenue. 1125 First Ave., Upper East Side