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These are the winners for the best restaurants, bakeries, food trucks, and diners. Get your eat on!

Best American

1st Sanfords Restaurant

30-13 Broadway, (718) 932-9569, sanfordsnyc.com

This newly-renovated eatery and whiskey lounge stays open late every night, and you can get food any time. With a cocktail and coffee included with your entrée, their brunch deal is a steal. You may have a wait but the friendly and efficient staff helps to make up for it.

2nd Bareburger

33-21 31st Ave, (718) 777-7011 and 23-01 31st St, (718) 204-7167, bareburger.com

The best thing about Bareburger is that there are so many different choices. Three different types of veggie burgers in one place is basically unheard of. In addition to giving customers the gift of customization, Bareburger also provides a clean and friendly environment and some of the best shakes and onion rings in the city.

3rd Mar’s

34-21 34th Ave, (718) 685-2480, lifeatmars.com

Survey says: “These guys have a great oyster happy hour and great food overall.”

Best Bakery

1st Martha’s Country Bakery

36-21 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 545-9737, marthascountrybakery.com

Survey says: “Everything I have tried here is wonderful. And their display is beautiful.” … “The Mississipi Mud Pie is to die for!”

2nd Parisi Bakery

30-17 Broadway, (718) 728-5282, parisibakeryastoria.com

Survey says: “Always fresh; gets better every year. Outstanding challah!”

3rd Rose & Joe’s Italian Bakery

22-40 31st St, (718) 721-9422

Survey says: “Excellent bread, cookies and pizza.”

Best Brazilian

1st Malagueta Restaurant

25-35 36th Ave, (718) 937-4821, malaguetany.com

Survey says: “This restaurant feels the most like a home-cooked meal with no frills and great Brazilian plates.”

2nd Pao de Queijo

31-90 30th St, (718) 204-1979, newyorkpaodequeijo.com

Come here to get authentic Brazilian cuisine. A couple of their specialties are the burgers and the Pao de Queijo Recheado (cheese bread with filling). That sound you hear? That’s our mouths watering.

3rd Favela Grill

33-18 28th Ave, (718) 545-8250, favelagrill.com

The restaurant is warm and cozy, and they are best known for their feijoadas (meat stew with black beans) and churrasco (grilled skirt steak).

Best Brunch

1st Gastroteca

33-02 34th Ave, (718) 729-9080, gastrotecaastoria.com

Survey says: “Inventive brunch menu with lots of delicious options.”

2nd Sugar Freak

36-18 30th Ave, (718) 726-5850, allmenus.com

Survey says: “Boudin balls, amazing cocktails, fried chicken and biscuits!”

3rd Sanfords

30-13 Broadway, (718) 932-9569, sanfordsnyc.com

There aren’t many places open super-late, and even less where you can get s’mores french toast at all hours. With a cocktail and coffee included with your entrée, the brunch deal is a steal. You may have a wait but the friendly and efficient staff helps to make up for it.

Best Budget

1st King of Falafel & Shawarma

30-15 Broadway, (718) 626-3838, thekingfalafel.com
Now in a brick and mortar location!
Survey says: “Where else can you get a filling container with enough food for two people. Even four falafels for two bucks is a filling cheap snack.”

2nd Jerusalem Pita House

25-15 30th Ave, (718) 932-8282, menupages.com

Survey says: “Cheap and delicious! Make sure to ask for the daily special!”

3rd Seva

30-07 34th St, (718) 626-4440, sevaindianrestaurant.com

Survey says: “Because you get 4 meals for the price of 1!”

Best Burger

1st Burger Club

32-02 30th Ave, (718) 777-7788, burger-club.com

Yes, the burgers are excellent, but have you had the hand-cut french fries with cheddar cheese drizzled with beef short rib? Enough said.

2nd Bareburger

33-21 31st Ave, (718) 777-7011 or 23-01 31st St, (718) 204-7167, bareburger.com

Survey says: “Best burger of any kind. Beef, wild board, ostrich. You name it, they do it best!”

3rd The Thirsty Koala

35-12 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 626-5430, thethirstykoala.com

This Australian eatery is out to make the world a better place one bite at a time, and they are seeming to accomplish that with their burgers and sandwiches. If you want to be adventurous, you can try the chicken or kangaroo burgers.

Best Chinese

1st Jujube Tree

35-02 30th Ave, (718) 545-1888, menupages.com

Survey says: “It’s technically pan-Asian, but it includes Chinese!”

2nd Kitaku

29-21 23rd Ave, (718) 606-8508, menupages.com

Survey says: “They serve both Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Both are delicious!”

3rd Nuevo Jardin de China

32-05 Broadway, (718) 726-0819, allmenus.com

This diner serves a mix of both Cuban and Chinese dishes. Not the most inexpensive, but the portions are generous.

Best Diner

1st Bel-Aire Restaurant & Diner

31-91 21st St, (718) 721-3160, belaireastoria.com

One of the best 24-hour options in Astoria. You can get there by bus, which will drop you off right in front, or have it brought to you by ordering online. They have a large selection of different cuisines and great desserts.

2nd Sanfords Restaurant

30-13 Broadway, (718) 932-9569, sanfordsnyc.com

Survey says: “Upscale diner with impeccable service that will appeal to all tastes.”

3rd Mike’s Diner

22-37 31st St, (718) 721-9220, mikesdinerastoria.com

Survey says: “They recently renovated, and it looks great. Good, reliable diner food!”

Best Greek

1st Taverna Kyclades

33-07 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 545-8666, tavernakyclades.com

Survey says: “This restaurant may always be cramped for space, but the food and home style dishes are always worth it.”

2nd Stamatis

29-09 23rd Ave, (718) 932-8596, zomato.com

Come here for hearty Greek staples. Some specialties include the grilled salmon, red snapper, and lamb with lemon potatoes.

3rd Agnanti

19-06 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 545-4554, agnantimeze.com

Survey says: “A great, old-school place filled with Greeks to get your fix. Order the retsina, sit back, and enjoy the experience.”

Best Ice Cream/Gelato

1st Sweet Jane’s

27-17 24th Ave, (347) 848-0292, sweet-janes.com

Survey says: “They have a large selection of dairy and nondairy ice creams.”

2nd Martha’s Country Bakery

36-21 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 545-9737, marthascountrybakery.com

Choose from 10 delicious flavors of gelato and sorbet. Also, the milkshakes, made with multiple scoops, are excellent.

3rd Il Bambino

34-08 31st Ave, (718) 626-0087, ilbambinonyc.com

Survey says: “The Honey Hot is my favorite milkshake of all time and the ice cream sandwiches are magnificent!”

Best Italian

1st Trattoria L’Incontro

21-76 31st St, (718) 721-3532, trattorialincontro.com

Survey says: “Delicious food and great service. This place never disappoints!”

2nd Ornella Trattoria Italiana

29-17 23rd Ave, (718) 777-9477, ornellatrattoria.com

Survey says: “One word: imbustata. If you haven’t tried it yet you must go!”

3rd Sac’s Place

25-41 Broadway, (718) 204-5002, sacsplace.com

Survey says: “The best sauce on earth. Fresh ingredients. Made with love.”

Best Japanese

1st Watawa Sushi

33-10 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 545-9596, menupages.com

Survey says: “Insanely fresh fish with a great lunch deal. I could eat here every day and be happy.”

2nd Aji Sushi House

36-06 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 777-8889, ajisushihouseastoria.com

There are over 60 different rolls on their menu! Or get a hearty special sushi dinner for less than $20.

3rd Kumo

37-18 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 278-8808, kumoastoria.com

The lunch specials are a great deal with three rolls for $9! The dinner maki specials are only a few bucks more.

Best Mexican

1st Pachanga Patterson

33-17 31st Ave, (718) 554-0525, pachangapatterson.com

Survey says: “Taco Tuesday = $5 tacos all night! My favorite tacos in the city. And don’t sleep on their seasonal specials or cocktails, they are delicious.”

2nd Mojave

22-36 31st St, (718) 545-4100, mojaveny.com

The margaritas are excellent, and be sure to check out the carne asada tacos and crab-stuffed shrimp. (Insider’s tip: Try the sangrita.)

3rd Tacuba

35-01 36th St, (718) 786-2727, tacubanyc.com

Celebrity chef alert! Julian Medina of Toloache fame serves up mouthwatering gourmet tacos in Astoria. Perfect if you want to impress someone for dinner/lunch/brunch/happy hour. Head over to UA Kaufman Astoria Stadium 14 to complete the dinner and movie date!

Best New Restaurant

1st Burnside Biscuits

32-07 30th Ave, (917) 832-7822, burnsidebiscuit.com

Survey says: “Their fried chicken and biscuits are on point, and they have amazing wood fired vegetable dishes you can pretend are healthy.”

2nd Kurry Qulture

36-05 30th Ave, (718) 674-1212, kurryqulture.com

Want to get filled up on delicious and out-of-the-ordinary Indian food? Order a prix fixe dinner and you can be sure you will leave satisfied and full of flavors. Don’t want a full meal? No problem , as there is a full-service bar with specialty cocktails, beer on tap, wine, and small snacks to nosh on as well.

3rd Ramen Okidoki

34-05 30th Ave, (718) 806-1677, ramenokidoki.com

Come here to try the Japanese appetizers and noodle bowls. The restaurant itself is narrow, but it makes for a cozy environment.

Best Pizza

1st Sac’s Place

25-41 Broadway, (718) 204-5002, sacsplace.com

Survey says: “Best slice is Sac’s. The rest are pretenders.”

2nd Milkflower

34-12 31st Ave, (718) 204-1300, milkflowernyc.com

Survey says: “For the Van Dammer alone, this restaurant is one of the best haute pizza places ever.”

3rd Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana

36-08 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 278-4800, tufinopizzeria.com

Serving specialty wood-fired Neopolitan pizza and authentic Italian cuisine. Make sure to save room for the Nutella Pizza. Yes, it’s a pizza dough stuffed with nutella, and add the bananas. You can thank us later.

Best Sandwich

1st Butcher Bar

37-10 30th Ave, (718) 606-8140, butcherbar.com

What happens when you have high quality, pasture-raised, no hormone or any antibiotic meat? Meat of great quality and taste.

2nd Sal, Kris, and Charlie’s Deli

33-12 23rd Ave, (718) 278-9240, menupages.com

Survey says: “Sandwich Kings.”

3rd Fresh Start Organic Eatery & Market

29-13 23rd Ave, (718) 204-7868, zomato.com

This place is cute! Stop by for a healthy, 100% organic sandwich, soup, salad, or smoothie. You can also shop for specialty groceries.

Best Thai

1st Pye Boat Noodle

35-13 Broadway, (718) 685-2329, menupages.com

Survey says: “Unique and tasty offerings in a fun environment. The noodle soups are especially tasty.”

2nd 3E

34-16 Broadway, (718) 932-8826, 3ethaiastoria.com

While the restaurant may be small in size, the flavor is anything but. The servers are really great if you have any food allergies.

3rd WAVEthai

21-37 31st St, (718) 777-6789, wavethainyc.com

A chic and mysterious ambiance gives this place by Ditmars a magical feel. There are many strong choices on the menu, with the curry dishes as some of the standouts.

Best Vegetarian

1st Jujube Tree

35-02 30th Ave, (718) 545-1888, menupages.com

Survey says: “Astoria’s only all-vegetarian restaurant has a nice variety of delicious food. The Kung Po Soy Protein has become my go-to favorite for both dining in and delivery!”

2nd Mundo New York

37-06 36th St, Long Island City, (718) 706-8636, mundonewyork.com

This place is in Long Island City and may feature meat dishes on the menu, but the non-meat-centric dishes are out of this world.

3rd The Queens Kickshaw

40-17 Broadway, (718) 777-0913, thequeenskickshaw.com

Survey says: “Order anything and it will be delicious. Pour over coffee in the morning and craft beer or cider to wash it down in the evening. Live music. They have that too.”

EAT Write-in

Best Chicken: Mezquite

45-06 30th Ave, (718) 255-1722, mezquiterestaurant.com

Survey says: “Their rotisserie chicken and green sauce rivals any others I’ve found in the city. A hidden gem in Astoria.”

Survey results from January 2016. Click here for the results from July 2015, January 2015.

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