All Central Park bike tours have a few stops built into them so you don’t get exhausted, but you likely won’t have enough time during these rests for a full meal. Bring along a snack and then visit one of these top Central Park eateries after your bike tour to refuel. If you prefer, you can have your meal before the tour.
For a quick snack or meal before Central Park bike tours, stop by the Ballfields Café for a range of ballpark snacks. You can get sandwiches, burgers, and salads from the quaint brick café by the Carousel.
Kerbs Boathouse is essentially a snack bar right by the miniature sailboat rentals. It is perfect for a light meal. The most popular items are the knishes, which are made from scratch daily and are available in a long list of flavors. Or get rugelach, apple puff pastry, latkes, or cocktail franks.
Le Pain Quotidien
Whether you want breakfast, lunch, or brunch, you will find it at Le Pain Quotidien. This restaurant has a seasonal menu with soup, salad, quiche, Tartine, and dessert. The Central Park location of this chain restaurant is in the Mineral Springs building. There is room for 30 people inside the dining room and 100 on the terrace. You’ll probably want to eat outside, anyway.
If you stop by the lake on your way to or from your Central Park bike tours, get a meal at the Loeb Boathouse. You can eat in the casual cafeteria with its welcoming fireplace or in the formal dining room. Or just stop by the to-go windows and bring your food with you on your tour.
The small chain of Maoz Vegetarian has a location in Central Park that is worth checking out. It specializes in falafel and also has a range of other vegetarian food that is always made fresh. There are more than 15 different signature sauces and salads to choose from, with plenty of ways to customize your meal.
Tavern on the Green
The Tavern on the Green is a favorite among locals and visitors alike for its warm space. Stop here before or after Central Park bike tours to sit in the 1870 building designed by Calvert Vaux that used to be the barn for the sheep who grazed in the Sheep Meadow. This restaurant took over the spot in 1934. If you’d prefer, get your food to go and take it on your bike tour.
Wafels & Dinges
For a nice, quick snack, stop by Waffles & Dinges, the food cart on 60th Street and 5th Avenue. It serves the best waffles in the city. This is just one of the locations, although it is certainly the most convenient.
Now that you know where to eat, you are ready for your Central Park bike tours.