Where to Eat While Watching Others Run the NYC Marathon

Cheer on the runners and carbo-load for fun at the same time

Thousands of runners will swarm the streets this Sunday to run the New York City Marathon's 26.2-mile course through the city's five boroughs, starting at the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge on Staten Island and crossing the finish line by Tavern on the Green in Central Park.

If you're watching from the sidelines this year, there are plenty of festivities throughout the day—and don't let the fact that you're not running keep you from carbo-loading. Here are the best places to eat and drink near the marathon route as you cheer on the runners.

franny's - 348 Flatbush Ave. (Brooklyn)

Marlow & Sons - 81 Broadway (Brooklyn)

 Speedy Romeo - 376 Classon Ave. (Brooklyn)

Emmy Squared - 364 Grand St. (Brooklyn)

MID|NIGHTS - 149 N. Sixth St. (Brooklyn)

L'inizio Pizzeria - 47-23 Vernon Blvd. (Queens)

The Jeffrey Craft Beer & Bites - 311 E. 60th St. (Manhattan)You deserve a Sigmund's pretzel bacon, egg, and cheese from @thejeffreynyc. #FoursquareFind: @indulgenteats #brunch #BEC #nycA photo posted by Foursquare (@foursquare) on Oct 12, 2016 at 5:32am PDT

Bagel Works - 1229 First Ave. (Manhattan) 

Bar-Coastal - 1495 First Ave. (Manhattan) 

Nick's Pizza - 1814 Second Ave. (Manhattan)

Patsy's Pizza - 2287 First Ave. (Manhattan)

Angies Cafe & Pizza - 2559 Third Ave. (Bronx)

Earl's Beer and Cheese - 1259 Park Ave. (Manhattan)