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These are the winners for the best restaurants, bakeries, food trucks, and diners. Bon appétit!

Best American

1st Sanfords Restaurant

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

This renovated eatery and whiskey lounge stay open late every night, and you can get food any time. It might be known for its brunch, but other food is quite good, and the portions are generous.

2nd Queens Comfort

40-09 30th Ave, (718) 728-2350, queenscomfort.com

Survey says: “Down By Law chicken sandwich is the best.”

3rd Sugar Freak

37-11 30th Ave, (718) 606-1900, sugarfreak.com

Google says: “Tasty food, funky atmosphere, great staff.”

Best Bakery

1st Martha’s Country Bakery

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

Survey says: “Still the best – selection, atmosphere, and taste are all top notch.”

2nd Parisi Bakery

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

Survey says: “Parisi is a feel-good mom and pop bakery – an absolute gem. The crumb cake is out of this world and so are the amazing other desserts. When you approach and get that ‘bakery’ smell it’s absolute heaven.”

3rd Leli’s Bakery & Pastry Shop

35-14 30th Ave, (718) 626-8090, website.com

Survey says: “Delicious baked goods and a great spot for coffee and a pastry with friends!”

Best Brazilian

1st Pao De Queijo

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

Survey says: “Love their cheese bread!”

2nd Point Brazil

38-01 31st Ave, (718) 278-1934, pointbrazilrestaurant.com

Survey says: “While Point Brazil is definitely not super fancy, it has a nice buffet/ is very affordable.”

3rd Copacabana

31-13 36th Ave, (718) 545-3685, copacabanabraziliangrill.com

Google says: “Great prices & a delicious variety of Brazilian food!”

Best Brunch

1st Queens Comfort

40-09 30th Ave, (718) 728-2350, queenscomfort.com

Survey says: “While I have no doubt there are a LOT of fantastic brunch places in Astoria, the host at Queens Comfort is highly entertaining and makes for a fun time.”

2nd Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar

21-02 30th Ave, (718) 545-5550, vestavino.com

Items on the brunch menu include French Toast, burger, pizza, salad, and a ton of egg dishes. We could come here many times over and still want to try new dishes.

3rd Mom’s Kitchen & Bar

33-01 31st Ave, (718) 267-0142, momsastoria.com

Survey says: “Perfect comfort food, great chicken and waffles, huge milkshakes.”

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 Pye Boat Noodle

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

The best Thai noodle dishes in Astoria, and for what you get, you cannot beat the price.

3rd Arepas Cafe

33-07 36th Ave, (718) 937-3835, zomato.com

Survey says: “Great bang for your buck & super filling.”

Best Burger

1st Bareburger

33-21 31st Ave, (718) 777-7011; 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!”

2nd 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.

3rd Sweet Afton

30-09 34th St, (718) 777-2570, sweetaftonbar.com

When we saw a picture on Instagram (from Yelp Queens) of the Sweet Afton Breakfast Burger with the yolk dripping off in just the right way, looking so mouth-wateringly good, we knew we had to try one. We ended up going at dinnertime, so our burger did not have an egg on it, but it was still delicious. The patty was prepared well, and the country white bun was excellent. Next time we’ll get one with an egg.

Best Chinese

1st Jujube Tree

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

Survey says: “They’re a fantastic all-vegan restaurant with a delicious variety of pan-Asian options. I go there more than any other restaurant in Queens!”

2nd Dragon and Phoenix

2217 31st St, (718) 545-2228, places.singleplatform.com

Survey says: “The wanton soup and lo mein are excellent. It’s a no-frills, reasonably-priced, exactly-what-you-want place.”

3rd Nuevo Jardín de China

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

Google says: “This unique Cuba Chinese restaurant is a fun place to go.”

Best Dessert

1st Martha’s Country Bakery

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

Survey says: “Still the best – selection, atmosphere, and taste are all top notch.”

2nd Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar

21-02 30th Ave, (718) 545-5550, vestavino.com

Survey says: “Baby Jesus Cake.”

3rd Chip

30-06 34th St, (917) 745-0101, facebook.com

Google says: “My cookies were warm, moist, soft, gooey, perfect & absolutely delicious!”

Best Diner

1st Neptune Diner

31-05 Astoria Blvd S, (718) 278-4853, places.singleplatform.com

This Greek-themed diner is a stone’s throw away from the Astoria Blvd subway station, and if you drive, they have a parking lot! While open 24 hours, best service is before the late night hours.

2nd Bel Aire Diner

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

3rd Mini Star

30-02 Steinway St, (718) 728-9572, zomato.com

Survey says: “Prices so low you’ll forget you’re in NYC!”

Best Greek

1st Taverna Kyclades

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

Survey says: “I’m not picking it because there’s always a line (even though there is). It’s because the food is tremendous. Plus you can’t say no to complementary wine while waiting for a table and you get complementary dessert.”

2nd Stamatis

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

Survey says: “There’s no shortage of Greek restaurants in our ‘hood, but after trying the rest, I return to the best.”

3rd Elias Corner

24-02 31st St, (718) 932-1510, eliascorner.com

Survey says: “Very fresh fish and nice outdoor seating.”

Best Indian

1st Seva

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

Survey says: “Generally quick service, delicious food, and affordable prix fixe option.”
Survey says: “This place rocks. End of story.”

2nd Namaste

31-15 30th Ave, (718) 626-2783, namasteastoriany.com

Survey says: “Best Mushroom Saag in Astoria.”
Survey says: “What’s better than an all-you-could-eat Indian lunch buffet?”

3rd Kurry Qulture

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

An ecclectic variety of creative and flavorful dishes.

3rd Saffron

44-04 Broadway, (718) 255-6310, saffronindiancuisineny.com

Google says: “The restaurant is very roomy and has a relaxed atmosphere.”

Best Italian

1st Ornella Trattoria Italiana

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

Survey says: “$10 pasta specials on Thursdays & they offer gluten free pasta.”

2nd Trattoria L’Incontro

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

Survey says: “A bit on the pricey side, but you really get the best Italian meal around.”

3rd Antika

36-08 30th Ave, (718) 545-0555, antikapizza.com

Google says: “Exceptional sandwiches – gotta get the Pizza Dough Chicken Parm.”

Best Japanese

1st Pink Nori

36-06 30th Ave, (718) 685-2365, pinknorinyc.com

Survey says: “Excellent sushi.”

2nd Watawa Sushi

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

Survey says: “The ambience is beautiful. The food is fresh and tasty. Just love it!”

3rd Matsu Sushi

34-11 30th Ave, (718) 726-7029, matsusushiastoria.com

Survey says: “There are a few Japanese restaurants right around there, but after trying the rest, I keep going back to Matsu.”

Best Mexican

1st De Mole Astoria

42-20 30th Ave, (718) 777-1655, demoleastoria.com

Survey says: “Terrific Quesadillas Tradicionales.”
Survey says: “Good food, reasonably priced. I need to go again!”

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 Chela & Garnacha

33-09 36th Ave, (917) 832-6876, chela-garnacha.com

Google says: “Love this place. Food is delicious, very unique dishes, and the staff is friendly.”

Best New Restaurant

1st PokéWave

35-07 Broadway, (917) 868-1084, pokewaveastoria.com

Survey says: “Yes finally poke came to Western Queens and it’s delicious.”

2nd La Vecina Astoria

30-66 Steinway St, (718) 433-9399, lavecinaastoria.com

Survey says: “Unique Arepas, refreshing fruit juices/smoothies and a colorful map of Central and South America on the wall.”

3rd Astoria Provisions

12-23 Astoria Blvd, (917) 396-4002, facebook.com

Onion rings on the burger is a nice touch, and the Mac and Cheese is extra cheesey. And be sure to check out the cocktails–they’re excellent.

3rd Blend Astoria

37-17 30th Ave, (718) 606-6383, blendastoria.com

Survey says: “Really nice place for drinks and some decent food as well.”

Best Pizza

1st Milkflower

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

Survey says: “This place is paradise. The pizzas are homemade, unique and unbelievable.”

2nd Grand Avenue Pizza

34-24 30th Ave, (718) 728-8879, grandavepizza.com

Survey says: “Tasty pizza.”

3rd Rizzo’s Fine Pizza

30-13 Steinway St, (718) 721-9862, rizzosfinepizza.com

Google says: “Very friendly service. Love stopping in for a slice on the way home!”

Best Sandwich

1st Sal, Kris, and Charlie’s Deli

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

Survey says: “Sandwich Kings.”

2nd Il Bambino

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

Survey says: “If you are into paninis, this is the place for you.”

3rd iKraveIt Foods

34-02 30th St, (718) 777-0030, ikraveitfoodsastoria.com

Survey says: “Turkey avocado sandwich here is amazing.”

Best Thai

1st Pye Boat Noodle

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

Survey says: “The food was tasty, and the outdoor seating area makes you feel like you’re eating in a sukkah!”

2nd Leng Thai

33-09 Broadway, (718) 956-7117, lengthainewyork.eat24hour.com

Authenic food and reasonably-priced. The waitstaff is friendly, and it’s a pleasure to sit on the back patio in warmer weather.

3rd 3E Taste of Thai

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.

Best Vegetarian

1st Jujube Tree

35-02 30th Ave, (718) 545-1888, jujubetree.us

Survey says: “My wife and I were more excited about moving into our current apartment because it was close to Jujube Tree. They have a terrific variety of vegan options that’s perfect for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. I’d start listing all my favorite dishes, but there’s probably a maximum word count.”

2nd District Saigon

37-15 Broadway, (718) 956-0007, districtsaigonnyc.com

Survey says: “Not strictly vegetarian, but they offer a vegan & gluten-free Pho.”

3rd The Thirsty Koala

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

Survey says: “I like this place, in large part because it defies whatever categories you could come up with. Consistently great food, both with expected Australian fare and so much more.”

EAT Write-in

Best Under-the-Radar Place to Get Food: Create

36-03 30th Ave, (718) 204-0333, createastoria.com; 29-21 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 777-0504, createditmars.com

Survey says: “Excellent food; you can get very good, fresh salads made to order, sandwiches, burger (beef, turkey, veggie), smoothies, etc. in a casual seat yourself or take-out environment.”

Best Vietnamese Restaurant: District Saigon

37-15 Broadway, (718) 956-0007, districtsaigonnyc.com

Survey says: “The Pho and other food is amazing. Very fresh and delicious!”

Best Bagels: New York City Bagel & Coffee House

29-08 23rd Ave, (718) 728-9500; 40-05 Broadway, (718) 728-9511, nycbch.com

Survey says: “They have gluten free bagels and a bunch of delicious spreads.”

Other Best Bagels: Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company

35-05 Broadway, (718) 204-0141; 36-14 30th Ave, (718) 777-1121, bkbagel.com

Have you had the bagels here? They’re amazing. So suffice it to say that anything you put on the bagels will also be amazing. Our go-to’s are the bagel and schmear, or the bagel with egg and cheese. You really can’t go wrong.

Best Chicken Parm Entrée: Portalia

35-03 Broadway, (718) 545-3500, portalianyc.com

There is also a strong Happy Hour with $5 beer, $6 wine, and $9 appetizers.

Survey results from December 2017. Click here for the results from December 2016, January 2016, July 2015, January 2015.