Pre-Race Meals

pasta

Boston Marathon (Boston, MA)

Fin’s Japanese Sushi & Grill (636 Beacon Street)
– Sushi and Japanese steak house
– Located near Kenmore Sq/Fenway
http://www.finsboston.com
– Good quality, affordable
– I would recommend this to others.
(Courtesy of Clythie Clarken http://runcookeatrepeat.blogspot.com/)

La Famiglia (112 Salem Street)
– Italian: pizza, pasta, fish, meat dishes
– Located in the North End
http://lafamigliagiorgios.com
– Huge portions
– I would recommend this to others.
(Courtesy of Clythie Clarken http://runcookeatrepeat.blogspot.com/)

Chicago Marathon (Chicago, IL)

Lou Malnati’s (various locations in Chicago)
– Pizza – order the smallest size – it will still be too much food!
http://www.loumalnatis.com
– Too delicious
– I would recommend this to others
(Courtesy of Clythie Clarken http://runcookeatrepeat.blogspot.com/)

Honolulu Marathon (Honolulu, HI)

Los Angeles Marathon (Los Angeles, CA)

Marine Corps Marathon (Washington, DC)

Ted’s Bulletin (1818 14th Street NW or 508 8th Street SE)
http://tedsbulletin14thstreet.com/
– Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
– Good for both before and after a race
(Courtesy of Telisa)

Matchbox (713 H Street NW)
http://matchboxchinatown.com/
– Vintage pizza bistro
– Good for both before and after a race
(Courtesy of Telisa)

Pete’s Apizza (various DC locations)
http://petesapizza.com/
– Good for both before and after a race
(Courtesy of Telisa)

Sushi Taro (1503 17th Street – at P Street NW)
http://www.sushitaro.com
They take reservations!
– Super fresh fish
– I would recommend to others
(Courtesy of Clythie Clarken http://runcookeatrepeat.blogspot.com/)

Maruko Sushi (2915 Columbia Pike Arlington, VA)
– Hole in the wall Sushi – fresh fish
http://maruko-sushi.com
– Not a “trendy” sushi place (easier to get seated)
– The food is great
– I would recommend to others
(Courtesy of Clythie Clarken http://runcookeatrepeat.blogspot.com/)

Listrani’s (5100 MacArthur Blvd NW)
– Italian
– Located in The Palisades (no metro) but they do deliver
http://listranisdc.com
– I’ve been going to this restaurant since I was a kid.
– I would recommend to others
(Courtesy of Clythie Clarken http://runcookeatrepeat.blogspot.com/)

Two Amy’s (3715 Macomb St. NW)
– The *most* popular pizza in DC
http://development.ginatolentino.com/2amys/
– I would recommend to others
(Courtesy of Clythie Clarken http://runcookeatrepeat.blogspot.com/)

Pizza Paradiso (various locations in DC and VA)
http://www.eatyourpizza.com
– The second most popular pizza in the metro DC area
– I would recommend to others
(Courtesy of Clythie Clarken http://runcookeatrepeat.blogspot.com/)

New York City Marathon (New York, NY)

Little Italy Pizza (55 West 45th Street)
– Pizza, pasta and hot/cold Sandwiches
– Order online and get it delivered (Times Square, Midtown area)
http://www.littleitalypizzany.com/client/
– Fast, easy, affordable.
– I would recommend this to others.

Portland Marathon (Portland, OR)

San Diego Marathon (San Diego, CA)

Toronto Waterfront Marathon (Toronto, ON)

Fresh on Spadina (147 Spadina Avenue)
http://www.freshrestaurants.ca/home
– Prices are okay
– Tons of choices/extensive menu
– Take-out or eat-in options
– Juice bar, rice/soba noodle bowls if you’re carb loading or other options if not
– Sometimes can get busy but waits aren’t too long even when it is (they don’t take reservations)
– Dishes are vegan but you can choose to add dairy
– Gluten-free options
– I would highly recommend this
(courtesy of Mandy)

freshii (220 Yonge Street)
http://www.freshii.com/us
– Mostly take-out, but with places to sit
– Rice, quinoa or salad base options with a ton of stuff that you can add
– Relatively inexpensive and always quick
– vegan and gluten-free friendly, depending on what you create
– I would recommend this
(courtesy of Mandy)

Urban Herbivore (967 College St or 64 Oxford St or 220 Yonge St)
http://www.herbivore.to/
– Similar concept to Freshii
– Totally vegan
– Choose your base and create a bowl that suits you
– I would recommend this
(courtesy of Mandy)

Grasslands (478 Queen St W)
http://www.grasslands.to/
– This is a “nicer” restaurant so a bit more expensive
– Same people who do Urban Herbivore
– They recommend reservations (416-504-5127)
– Menu has pastas as well as a bunch of other things
– Totally vegan
– Some wheat, nut, gluten-free options also
– Some of the meals are heavier – check the menu before deciding on this one for pre-race
– Great for celebrating after
– I would recommend this
(courtesy of Mandy)

Live (264 Dupont St)
http://www.livefoodbar.com/
– Raw and cooked options
– A little more expensive
– Takes a little longer
– They’ll take reservations for larger parties
– This is at Dupont subway station (take the subway from either St. Patrick or Dundas close to the race start)
– Totally vegan
– Totally gluten-free
– Juice bar
– Best smoothies and desserts around
– I would highly recommend this
(courtesy of Mandy)

Twin Cities Marathon (Minneapolis, MN)

Tanpopo Restaurant
– The Northern Warehouse (308 Prince Street #140)
– St. Paul, Minnesota
– Great Japanese noodle restaurant.
http://tanpoporestaurant.com/
(courtesy of Rachel K.)

Walt Disney World Marathon (Orlando, FL)

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11 Responses to Pre-Race Meals

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  2. I always have sushi the night before a long run or race, so I’m going to send you sushi and italian (figuring Italian is what most people go for) suggestions.

    Boston Marathon

    Fin’s Japanese Sushi & Grill
    636 Beacon Street, Boston MA
    – Sushi and Japanese steak house
    – Located near Kenmore Sq/Fenway
    http://www.finsboston.com
    – Good quality, affordable
    – I would recommend this to others.

    La Famiglia
    112 Salem Street, Boston MA
    – Italian: pizza, pasta, fish, meat dishes
    – Located in the North End
    http://lafamigliagiorgios.com
    – Huge portions
    – I would recommend this to others.

  3. In Chicago, it has to be pizza, right? Eat early – Chicago pizza is really filling! People are very territorial about which pizzeria is the best in Chicago. My brother and I taste tested all the big name places last fall when we met up in Chicago to run the Chicago Half Marathon. Lou Malnati’s was our favorite, but you cannot go wrong with Giordanos, Pequods, Ginos…the list goes on.

    Chicago Marathon

    Lou Malnati’s
    Pizza – order the smallest size – it will still be too much food!
    Various locations in Chicago
    http://www.loumalnatis.com
    Too delicious
    I would recommend this to others

  4. My home turf. Sending recs for DC and Arlington, VA because a lot of racers stay in Virginia.

    Marine Corps Marathon (DC)

    Sushi Taro
    1503 17th Street (at P St. NW) Washington DC
    http://www.sushitaro.com
    They take reservations!
    Super fresh fish
    I would recommend to others

    Maruko Sushi
    2915 Columbia Pike Arlington, VA
    Hole in the wall Sushi – fresh fish
    http://maruko-sushi.com
    Not a “trendy” sushi place – therefore easier to get seated and the food is great
    I would recommend to others

    Listrani’s
    5100 MacArthur Blvd NW Washington DC
    Italian
    Located in The Palisades (no metro) but they do deliver
    http://listranisdc.com
    I’ve been going to this restaurant since I was a kid. 🙂
    I would recommend to others

    Two Amy’s
    3715 Macomb St. NW Washington DC
    The *most* popular pizza in DC
    http://development.ginatolentino.com/2amys/
    I would recommend to others

    Pizza Paradiso
    Various locations in DC and VA
    http://www.eatyourpizza.com
    The second most popular pizza in the metro DC area
    I would recommend to others

  5. telisa5 says:

    Disney Races usually have race specials (pizza and pasta) at the Disney hotels and I’d recommend Pete’s Pizza, Ted’s Bulletin, or Matchbox both before and after the Marine Corp Marathon in DC.

  6. Rachel K says:

    Twin Cities Marathon:
    Tanpopo Restaurant
    The Northern Warehouse
    308 Prince Street #140
    St. Paul, MN 55101
    http://tanpoporestaurant.com/
    Great Japanese noodle restaurant.

  7. savorystalks says:

    I am really glad I found this blog! I just got back into running and entered a 5k in August. I am looking forward to reading all of your tips on here! 🙂

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