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These are the 2022 winners for the best restaurants, bakeries, street carts, and diners. Bon appétit!
(Please note that the winners in LIC are listed alphabetically.)

Best Outdoor Dining


1st The Bonnie

29-12 23rd Ave, (718) 274-2105, thebonnie.com

Survey says: “They have a really nice space out front & in their back garden!! Also, brunch is wonderful here.”

2nd Queen’s Room

36-02 Ditmars Blvd, (347) 987-3994, queensroomnyc.com

There is a really nice enclosed structure set up outside, with plenty of ventilation.

3rd Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave, (718) 274-4925, bohemianhall.com

Survey says: “They’ve always had a garden. How would anything on the street even compare?”


Anable Basin Sailing Bar & Grill

4-40 44th Dr, (718) 433-9269, anablebasin.com

Closed until spring 2023. It’s right on the water, so there are amzing views of the city.

Top Quality

10-29 44th Rd, (718) 786-8271, tq-nyc.com

The outdoor patio area is super nice, with a very high covering. There are also heaters that did a good job of keeping us warm when it was cold outside.

Best American Restaurant


1st Sweet Afton

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

Google says: “Tasty food and excellent service and drinks.”

2nd The Bonnie

29-12 23rd Ave, (718) 274-2105, thebonnie.com

Google says: “Great drinks, friendly service, outdoor seating, and very high quality food… What more could one want!”

3rd Rivercrest

33-15 Ditmars Blvd, (347) 808-7887, rivercrestny.com

Google says: “This place has it all–great food, service and beautiful space.”

Best Bagels


1st Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company

36-14 30th Ave, (718) 777-1121; 35-05 Broadway, (718) 204-0141; 35-09 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 932-8280, bkbagel.com

Survey says: “Always providing fresh bagels, savory sandwiches and an array of flavorful cream cheeses that takes bagels to the next level!”
Survey says: “Their best bagel sandwich is the Hell Gate!”

2nd New York City Bagel & Coffee House

33-10 30th Ave, (718) 728-9512; 40-05 Broadway, (718) 728-9511; 29-10 Broadway, (718) 777-0324; 29-08 23rd Ave, (718) 728-9500, nycbch.com

Survey says: “This local coffee maven keeps upping their games with a breadth of breakfast options (including omelettes, quiches, and oatmeal) and fun and interesting drink combinations!”

3rd Bagels on the Ave

33-15 30th Ave, (718) 721-0600, bagelsontheave.com

Google says: “Wide variety of bagels and toppings. Perfect for breakfast or lunch. Fast service. Several chairs and tables inside.”


We Bagel

47-11 11th St, (718) 255-1992, webagel.shop

Google says: “Delicious bagels. One of the best Everything’s I’ve ever had. And they have black and white cookies!”

Best Bakery


1st Gian Piero Bakery

44-17 30th Ave, (718) 274-8959, gianpierobakery.com

Survey says: “All their baked goods are delicious, but I especially love their lobster tails and carrot cake.”

2nd Parisi Bakery

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

Google says: “One of the best bakeries in NY. Delicious, fresh baked bread, can never get enough! Amazing variety of baked goodies and desserts as well!”

3rd Martha’s Country Bakery

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

Survey says: “There is always smiles when I show up to a party with a box from Martha’s.”


Black Star Bakery & Cafe

2-10 50th Ave, (718) 433-9189; 10-01 50th Ave, (347) 527-1636, blackstarbakery.com

There is a huge selection of fresh pastries and all the ones we’ve tried have been delicous.

Best Brunch


1st Rivercrest

33-15 Ditmars Blvd, (347) 808-7887, rivercrestny.com

The brunch menu is extensive, with pancakes, French Toast, omelettes and Eggs Benedict, among other dishes. You can add a two-hour bottomless brunch drink packages for $25/person.

1st Sugar Freak

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

Google says: “Great spot for creole food!! Everything was delicious, the portions were good, and the service was great.”

2nd Comfortland

40-09 30th Ave, (347) 642-9932, comfortlandnyc.com

Survey says: “No other milkshakes compare with regards to creativity and flavor. The menu changes frequently so you are always in for a surprise. Their donuts by @donutdiva are to die for.”

3rd Sweet Afton

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

Sweet Afton made Time Out New York’s list of Best Brunches in NYC in 2022. And we can confirm that it is really good.

3rd The Thirsty Koala

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

Google says: “Everything we ordered came very quickly and everything looked and tasted great! The servers were also extremely friendly.”


Jackson’s Eatery | Bar

10-37 Jackson Ave, (347) 649-1721, jacksonslic.com

The brunch here is terrific. Some standout items include the Avocado & Burrata Toast with sunny side egg, the French Toast with carmelized bananas and Nutella, and the Three-Berry Compote Pancakes with Haitian vanilla whipped cream.


47-10 Vernon Blvd, (718) 361-8488, woodbineslic.com

The dishes here are flavorful and the portions are generous, so you will likely not leave feeling hungry.

Best Budget Dining


1st Mama’s Empanadas

32-41 Steinway St, (718) 626-1272, allmenus.com

Google says: “Always my go-to coming in or leaving the city. Always delicious, fresh and hot.”


Court Square Diner

45-30 23rd St, (718) 392-1222, courtsquarediner.com

Google says: “If you’re looking for a late night diner with good staff and good food, here’s your best bet around the Queens LIC area!”

Best Burger


1st Burger Club

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

Survey says: “Consistently great burgers and so much variety!”

2nd Bareburger

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

Google says: “If you’re in the mood for gourmet burgers where you can choose unique concoctions from the menu or build your own creations, this is the place for you!”

3rd Burgerology Astoria

31-29 Ditmars Blvd, (917) 745-0299, burgerologyusa.com

Survey says: “Partial to their Beyond Burger on a pretzel bun.”

3rd Petey’s Burger

30-17 30th Ave, (718) 267-6300, facebook.com

Google says: “This place really stepped up their game. Costs are very competitive to bigger chains and the food is great. We love the double patty cheeseburger and the patty melt.”



48-19 Vernon Blvd, (718) 937-2273, bareburger.com

Google says: “Great food, plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. Friendly and attentive staff.”

Petey’s Burger

46-46 Vernon Blvd, (718) 937-4040, facebook.com

Google says: “What can I say, it’s a delicious cheeseburger, full stop. I actually walked a mile each way to pick this little piece of heaven up last time I ordered from here.”

Best Chinese Restaurant


1st Malala Chinese

42-02 30th Ave, (718) 606-1898, malalachinese.com

Survey says: “This is real Sichuan food. No comparison.”

2nd Bund on Broadway

25-08 Broadway, (718) 971-5465, bundonbroadway.com

Survey says: “Most delicious chicken wonton soup.”
Survey says: “Best dumplings around.”

3rd Golden Dragon

34-06 31st Ave, (718) 777-2727, goldendragonastoria.com

Survey says: “My favorite go-to food and place! I order here more times than I’d like to admit. I’m addicted to their chicken and broccoli.”

3rd Jujube Tree

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

Survey says: “It has lots of delicious options for vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores alike. I have so many “regular dishes” there that are YUMMY!”


Chairman Sun

47-30 Vernon Blvd, (917) 396-1252, chairmansun.com

Survey says: “Right next to Hu Po on my list of favorites, but takes the cake for the authenticity and prices and selection.”

Best Deli


1st George’s Deli

36-19 28th Ave, (718) 777-3200, singleplatform.com

Survey says: “Always open (literally), and always great. No comparison.”

2nd Sorriso Italian Salumeria

44-16 30th Ave, (718) 728-4392, sorrisoitalianporkstore.com

Survey says: “Best spot for any Italian products, especially their fresh mozzarella.”

3rd Sal, Kris and Charlie’s Deli

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

Survey says: “Two words: The Bomb!”

Best Dessert


1st Martha’s Country Bakery

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

The cake slices are the best in Astoria (in our opinion), and we will never go wrong with the Mississippi Mud Pie, warmed up with whipped cream on top.

2nd Chip City – Astoria

30-06 34th St, (917) 745-0101; 22-04 33rd St, (929) 522-0800, chipcitycookies.com

The cookies are TERRIFIC. Big, but not so big that you don’t want to eat your next meal. They’re soft, sweet and delicous. We haven’t had a flavor we didn’t like!

3rd Ample Hills Creamery Astoria

34-02 30th Ave, (347) 507-0770, amplehills.com

Just like the name says, it is creamy, and also delicous.

3rd Marvel Frozen Dairy

37-01 30th Ave, (718) 433-9209, marvelfrozendairy.com

Google says: “Ice cream was delicious, creamy, smooth and not too sweet. Great portion and presentation.”


Ample Hills Creamery Long Island City

5-36 50th Ave, (718) 392-4400, amplehills.com

We’re so glad we now have a really good ice cream place in LIC. Please don’t leave!

Black Star Bakery and Cafe

2-10 50th Ave, (718) 433-9189; 10-01 50th Ave, (347) 527-1636, blackstarbakery.com

There is a huge selection of fresh pastries and all the ones we’ve tried have been delicous.

Chip City – LIC

42-15 Crescent St, (347) 808-7700, chipcitycookies.com

They change up flavors of cookies often, so you can go back many times, trying something new. (Of course you can’t go wrong with Chocolate Chip.)

Best Diner


1st Bel Aire Diner

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

Survey says: “Authentic neighborhood family-owned diner with large menu and big portions – very tasty and wholesome foods.”

2nd Neptune Diner

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

This Greek-themed diner is a stone’s throw away from the renovated Astoria Blvd subway station, and if you drive, they have a parking lot!

3rd Michael’s

33-17 Broadway, (718) 726-7474, michaelrestaurant.com

Google says: “Michael’s has always been my go-to for comfort food, any time of the day. I love their Irish breakfast, their pasta dishes and burgers. Their service is far better and faster than in similar places around.”


Court Square Diner

45-30 23rd St, (718) 392-1222, courtsquarediner.com

Google says: “If you’re looking for a late night diner with good staff and good food, here’s your best bet around the Queens LIC area!”

Best Fast Casual Restaurant


1st Create

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

Google says: “Food is always fresh and tasty, love their smash avocado sandwiches and the green juice.”

2nd Comfortland

40-09 30th Ave, (347) 642-9932, comfortlandnyc.com

Google says: “Delicious food, great service, excellent prices, what more can one ask for?”

2nd Duzan

2411 Steinway St, (718) 204-7488, duzannyc.com

Google says: “Some of the best Middle Eastern food you can get around here!”

3rd SVL Souvlaki Bar

30-18B Astoria Blvd, (718) 406-9141; 34-01 Steinway St, (718) 717-2440, svlbar.com

Google says: “You can get a gyro anywhere in New York, but to get a amazing Gyro you have to come to a SVL Souvlaki Bar.”

Best Greek Restaurant


1st Taverna Kyclades

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

Survey says: “This is the gold standard. Granted there isn’t as much outside “let’s look at everyone’s food” space but this will always be THE Greek restaurant in Astoria. Also, don’t sleep on their lunch specials, ordered directly from the website.”

2nd Amylos Taverna

33-19 Broadway, (718) 215-0228, amylos.com

Google says: “Five stars for food taste, food presentation, overall service, price and decor. Our favorite dishes are the fig salad, mousaka croquettes, lamb chops and the lobster soup.”

3rd Ovelia

34-01 30th Ave, (718) 721-7217, ovelianyc.com

Google says: “Great ambiance, delicious food, great drinks, and everything in significant portions.”

3rd Telly’s Taverna

28-13 23rd Ave, (718) 728-9056, tellystaverna.com

Google says: “From the decor to the service to the food, this place blew me away.”


Vernon Grille

48-20 Vernon Blvd, (718) 489-3142, vernongrille.com

Survey says: “Don’t miss the lemon potatoes!”

Best Indian Restaurant


1st Seva Indian Cuisine

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

Survey says: “While there are some other nice Indian food places, none compare to the delicious consistency of Seva.”
Survey says: “A flavorful adventure in some of the finest Indian cuisine, friends of mine who no longer live in Astoria still remember Seva and ask about it!”

2nd Namaste

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

Survey says: “Namaste has been the best Indian restaurant in Astoria for a long time. If you know, you know.”

2nd Yaar Indian Restaurant

22-55 31st St, (718) 721-0205, yaarindianrestaurant.com

Google says: “Authentic Indian food, excellent ambiance, don’t miss samosas and butter chicken.”

3rd Tikka Indian Grill

34-14 30th Ave, (718) 255-1085, tikkaindiangrill.com

Survey says: “Delightful Indian food for both those who like spice and those who don’t.”


Adda Indian Canteen

31-31 Thomson Ave, (718) 433-3888, addanyc.com

Google says: “Great for people who love spicy food and an adventure to funky town.”

Best Italian Restaurant


1st Vite Vinosteria

31-05 34th St, (718) 278-8483, vitevinosteria.com

Google says: “What a wonderful, cozy, sweet, homey, cute place. The food is amazing, tastes original Italian, very delicious!”

2nd Botte Bar

25-07 Broadway, (718) 433-9079, botterestaurants.com

Google says: “Great service, menu, food, wine… tiny but terrific atmosphere.”

3rd Forno Siciliano

43-19 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 267-0790, fornosicilianoastoria.com

Google says: “Delicious food. Generous portions. Wonderful service.”

3rd Palermo

23-92 21st St, (718) 267-0010, palermorestaurantmenu.com

Google says: “Food is excellent. The staff and owner are super friendly.”

3rd Trattoria L’Incontro

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

Google says: “The quality of the food was above expectation and exceeded the prices.”



26-21 Jackson Ave, (718) 392-3885, levantelic.com

Google says: “It’s a small place from the outside but inside, the modern and the rustic styles collide into an elegant display.”


13-27 Jackson Ave, (718) 729-4602, manducatis.com

Google says: “Great food, great service, not rushed out. Would return again given the chance.”

Best Japanese Restaurant


1st Pink Nori

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

Google says: “This is definitely my go to spot for sushi in Astoria. Great staff, fresh food. Fantastic service.”

2nd Kondo

29-13 Broadway, (347) 617-1236, kondorestaurant.com

Google says: “The food was absolutely amazing. So fresh, so unique, and so reasonably priced!”

2nd Watawa Sushi

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

Google says: “Their sushi always fresh. The lunch special also was so good. From cold-hot appetizers, sushi, cocktails.”

3rd JJ’s Fusion

37-05 31st Ave, (718) 626-8888, jjsfusionny.com

Google says: “We have been ordering food from this place for the last 3 years. Dining experience was amazing; highly recommend this place.”



5-50 50th Ave, (718) 361-7973, takumenlic.com

Google says: “Wow. I love this place. It’s unique, it’s authentic and it’s tasty. The food is amazing.”

Best Mexican Restaurant


1st Ruta Oaxaca Mexican Cuisine

35-03 Broadway, (929) 349-1228, rutaoaxacamex.com

Survey says: “This place is the real deal! Classic and traditional options, stunning cocktails, this place is a memorable experience that will stay with you long after you go!”

2nd Tacuba Cantina Mexicana

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

Google says: “Empanadas were homey and filling, and nice selection of Mexican beer.”

3rd Athens Grill

30-11 30th Ave, (718) 777-5366, singleplatform.com

Survey says: “If you know you know, and won’t be confused by the name. The food here is RIDICULOUSLY good, and they are open late.”

3rd Chela & Garnacha

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

Google says: “We go out of our way to eat here when we’re visiting the city. Unreal tacos and huge, delicious homemade margaritas. Friendly staff and delicious family recipes.”

3rd de Mole La Cevicheria

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

Google says: “This place was amazing! We had the chicken, steak and shrimp fajitas with ‘de mole’ nachos and a chicken tamale.”

3rd Las Catrinas Mexican Bar & Eatery

32-02 Broadway, (917) 745-0969, lascatrinasnyc.com

Google says: “Delicious food and a very cool vibe! Came here with a big group and everything was delicious from the appetizers to the drinks.”


Casa Enrique

5-48 49th Ave, (347) 448-6040, casaenriquelic.com

Google says: “Amazing food! Great service. All the food we had came out quick and was delicious.”

Top Quality

10-29 44th Rd, (718) 786-8271, tq-nyc.com

Google says: “Amazing food! The portions aren’t huge but the ingredients were fresh and the food tasted amazing.”

Best New Restaurant


1st Cafe Turkiye

37-05 Broadway, (718) 777-0200, cafe-turkiye.com

Google says: “Everything here was excellent: quality food, quality service & hospitality from the servers. Food was fresh and their menu had a variety of options.”

1st Figlia

23-02 31st St, (347) 730-5117, figlianyc.com

Google says: “The apps, the pizza, the main entrees and the cocktails were all DELICIOUS.”

Best Pizza


1st Retro Pizza Cafe

41-02 Broadway, (347) 612-4460, retropizzaastoria.com

Survey says: “Hands down best pizza and price.”

2nd Andrew Bellucci’s Pizzeria

37-08 30th Ave, (718) 407-2497, andrewbelluccispizzeria.com

Google says: “Incredible pies!! We got the marinara, the garlic bread, and the Caesar salad. the pizza was perfect – sauce was perfect texture and cheese was amazing.”

2nd Milkflower

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

We still haven’t had a better pie than the Van Dammer. Who would have thought brussel sprouts and an egg on a pizza would be so good?

3rd Nonnas 1977

41-02 Astoria Blvd S, (718) 406-9779, nonnas1977.com

Survey says: “All slices are named after women in Rock & Roll. The ‘Angie’ is a must-have (a stuffed artichoke on a cream of spinach with ricotta cheese & topped with homemade roasted peppers).”



26-21 Jackson Ave, (718) 392-3885, levantelic.com

Google says: “Everything was perfect. The pizza, chic restaurant vibe, lettuga salad, wine recommendation and tiramisu.”

Best Sandwich


1st Compton’s

30-02 14th St, (917) 745-0573; 28-02 23rd Ave, (631) 481-3378, comptons.nyc

Survey says: “I’m partial to the Michelle, Debbie or Jaclyn sandwiches but they’re all incredibly good and will keep you satisfied!”

2nd Il Bambino

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

Google says: “The best paninis in Queens!!! The staff here is so lovely and the food is super flavorful.”

2nd Sal, Kris and Charlie’s Deli

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

Survey says: “Order The Bomb – the best ever.”



49-16 Vernon Blvd, (718) 786-3192, nulook.edan.io

Google says: “Good selection, premium sandwiches at very affordable prices (haven’t seen a sandwich over $10 yet).”

Best Street Cart


1st El Rey del Taco Truck

33-01 30th Ave, (929) 544-6616; 31st St and Ditmars Blvd, (929) 590-8061, instagram.com

Google says: “This place is really really good! Very affordable with large portions. I love their al pastor tacos.”

2nd King of Falafel & Shawarma

30-15 Broadway, (718) 340-8068; 31st St and Ditmars Blvd, (646) 509-4715, kofnyc.com

Google says: “Lamb kabab was sooo delicious soooo yummy.”

2nd King Halal

33-01 30th Ave, (646) 600-1461, instagram.com

Google says: “Food is excellent! I ordered a mixed plate over brown rice and not only is the food amazing but the entire experience was great!”

2nd King Souvlaki

31st St and 31st Ave, (917) 416-1189; 2202 Steinway St, kingsouvlakinyc.com

Google says: “I stumbled across it after a late night and it was the perfect food.”

Best Thai Restaurant


1st Pochana Thai Kitchen

33-16 30th Ave, (718) 956-9559, pochananyc.com

Google says: “Low-key, wood-hued storefront offering Thai family-style cooking from a husband-wife chef duo.”

2nd Pye Boat Noodle

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

Google says: “Yum, delicious and packed with flavor. Tastes and feels authentic, and atmosphere and staff are very friendly and relaxed.”

3rd Enthaice Thai Kitchen

33-20 31st Ave, (718) 932-1111, enthaicethaikitchen.com

Google says: “Their food was delicious, especially the Pineapple Fried Rice and Pad Thai.”


Tuk Tuk

49-06 Vernon Blvd, (718) 472-5598, tuktukny.comm

Google says: “Their food is consistently delicious, fresh, and made to order efficiently and with great service.”

Best Vegetarian Food


1st Jujube Tree

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

Survey says: “It has lots of delicious options for vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores alike. I have so many ’regular dishes’ there that are YUMMY!”

2nd The Vegoist at no5

35-43 37th St, (718) 729-5665, no5nyc.com

Google says: “Absolutely love this vegan spot! The food is sooo delicious, drinks are yummy and the service is always great.”

EAT Write-in


Best Chicken Wings: Blackbird’s

41-19 30th Ave, (718) 943-6899, blackbirdsbar.com

We love Blackbird’s and actually discovered them in the height of the pandemic – love their food, wings and overall American casual menu.

Best French Restaurant: Chez Olivia

29-11 23rd Ave, (718) 204-0952, chezolivianyc.com

Best Halal Chinese Restaurant: Mr. Chang Halal Chinese

25-45 Steinway St, (718) 726-2356, mrchanghalalchinese.com

Best Korean Restaurant: KAL

34-05 30th Ave, (929) 349-1230, singleplatform.com

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant: Mombar

25-22 Steinway St, (718) 887-8625, singleplatform.com

Survey says: “The quality of everything is spot on! The pepper steak is INSANE!!!”

Best Seafood: Off the Hook Raw Bar & Grill

30-02 14th St, (917) 745-0573, offthehookrawbargrill.dine.online

Why Can’t I Still Live Four Minutes Away from There?: Jujube Tree

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

Survey says: “It has lots of delicious options for vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores alike. I have so many “regular dishes” there that are YUMMY!”


Best Vietnamese Restaurant: Cyclo

5-51 47th Ave, (718) 786-8309, cyclolic.com

Survey results from December 2022. Click here for the results from December 2021, December 2020, December 2019, December 2018, December 2017, December 2016, January 2016, July 2015, January 2015.