Patriots Day, commonly known as Marathon Monday, is one of Massachusetts’ most beloved days of the year. The third Monday of every April, the people of Massachusetts band together to create a fun, exciting, and friendly environment for all. Cheering all day will work up quite the appetite, so here is a list of six places to grab a bite while waiting for the runners to pass by.

MILE 13: Upper Crust Pizzeria – Wellesley Located by the halfway point of the race, the Upper Crust Pizzeria in Wellesley is a great place to grab a bite while watching the marathon. The Upper Crust Pizzeria offers a wide variety of pizzas ranging from their specialty creations to the classics. Enjoy Upper Crust’s perfectly prepared pies while watching the runners pass by. www.theuppercrustpizzeria.com 99 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02482

MILE 20: Sandwich Works Just half a mile from the infamous Heartbreak Hill, Sandwich Works is just the spot to fill up on Marathon Monday. If you are by Heartbreak Hill, you will undoubtedly be sucked into the enormous cheering section that forms just before The Hill. After a long day of cheering you will deserve a quick and delicious meal, so head on over to Sandwich works and fill up with their all day breakfast, sandwiches, and hotdogs. www.sandwich-works.com 827 Beacon St, Newton Centre, MA 02459

 

MILE 20: Galit’s Treats Café & Bakery Only a 10 minute walk from Heartbreak Hill, Galit’s Treats Café & Bakery is the perfect place to get your sweets on Marathon Monday. Opened in August of 2017, this Israeli Bakery has not disappointed. Baker and owner Galit Grutman has brought authentic Israeli baking to Newton. With their treats and baked goods made fresh each day there is no better place to go for your challah, rugelach, and other Israeli treats. galitstreatswithlove.com 749 Beacon St, Newton Centre, MA 02459

MILE 24: Shawarma King In the heart of Brookline on Beacon Street, Shawarma King lives up to its name. Since its opening in 1989, Shawarma King has become the epitome of Middle Eastern cuisine in Greater Boston. When the Kassab brothers first opened Shawarma King their goal was to bring a tasty piece of Lebanon to Coolidge Corner, and they have certainly reached and surpassed this goal. Since Shawarma King is on the Marathon route, you can pop in, grab a bite, and not miss a second of the race. www.shawarmaking.space 1383 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

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MILE 25: Scoozi Even if you aren’t running the marathon, that doesn’t mean you can’t eat like you are. Carb Load with your  favorite pasta to get that energy you’ll need to cheer on those runners. Aside from their signature pasta dishes, Scoozi’s menu also boasts pizzas, burgers, and salads. To top it all off, Scoozi’s desserts are to die for. www.scooziboston.com 580 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

MILE 26: Loretta’s Last Call The final stretch is here! Like many other people, you may plan on getting to your viewing spot hours before the runners will pass, but what if you get hungry? Well you’re just in luck, Loretta’s Last Call is less than a mile from the finish line. If you think fried chicken is not suited for breakfast, then just wait until you try their chicken & waffles. You’ll wish you could have it every morning! Check out Loretta’s Last Call for your pre or post marathon meal. www.lorettaslastcall.com 1 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215

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