So, you’ve got a place at New York Marathon? Heading to NYC over the festive period? Steph has it all for you –
What’s the first thing I planned? The food!
Perfect for a special post race meal, have the Prix Fixe, trust me! Modern American cuisine. Incredible maple butter with your hot pumpkin bread roll is worth the visit, let alone the other three courses which were delicious. The ambience is cosy and intimate, you feel miles away from the mad hubbub of town and could be in a little brasserie in a small town. I loved it.
For the first post race meal, miles of nachos, fresh guacamole and super strength margaritas… Get a water too!
No picture I’m sorry, I inhaled it.
The jet-lagged runners friend
When you are up at 5am every day in New York, knowing there is half decent coffee and sugary treats on every corner is a godsend. I know it’s ubiquitous and not exciting, but you are going to the States, embrace the commercialism!
I’ve wanted to go here for a very long time. (Since I made their cornflake cookies back in 2015!) Their crack pie is infamous, as it’s basically sugar in pastry, it’s a perfect post marathon treat. Straight from the finish line, in our ponchos, Anna and I made the pilgrimage. It’s not easy to find, but boy oh boy is it worth it. We came away with crack pie, birthday cake balls and I had a very overpriced coffee. It was all delicious and the calories don’t count when you’ve just run a marathon!
I asked the girls I went with if I could use their photos from Levain and a chorus of excited praise came back.
Cookies, fresh from the oven to your hand. The walnut won us all over, but there are only a few flavours, so why not try them all.
The most important thing on a running holiday is post run brunch right… 5 days and I squeezed in three.
Chelsea Market – Amy’s Bread
Just a ‘lil’ brunch here, coffee and pastries. There were vegan and gluten free options, sweet, savoury and some fresh out of the oven when we arrived at 7:30. They’re known to have one of the best cinnamon buns in town, I didn’t try them, so please do it for me!
Chelsea market is amazing, go and try the tahini stall and spend the rest of the morning shopping round the food and craft shops. I could have gone to Chelsea Market everyday.
Charlie and Zoe organised a big brunch for Instagram-ers and bloggers and runners from all over the world as well as locals. It was the perfect location to fit loads of hungry runners, the coffee kept coming, the portions were large. Book ahead and go hungry.
My fav out of the three, the girls had to put their foot down and make me decide on my order. There was so much deliciousness on the menu, I wanted to order one of everything. We got biscuits to share, they are like a flakier, buttery-er scone, pancakes to share and I had smoked salmon on bagels for a savoury edge.
Their filter coffee was free flowing and delicious. The mugs are available to buy as well as other merch. I wish I’d bought two!
It’s smaller than PJ, and I preferred it, but both are excellent, to sway you the Bubbys we went to was next to a Lululemon!
I could write another whole post about Trader Joe’s, the other supermarkets and all the treats I bought home, but maybe I’ll save that for another time.
Do you have any must eats in New York? Or Boston, that’s my next American trip.