Editors’ Picks: Our Favorite Astoria Spots

You can look through this site to find out readers’ picks for Astoria’s Best, and here are our Editors’ picks for our favorite Astoria spots. The best of the best, if you will.

Astoria Bier & Cheese: Simply the best craft beer in town. Who knew excellent beer went so well with great cheese?

Astoria Park: Want to play tennis? Shoot some hoops? Run around the track? Go swimming? Play soccer or Ultimate? Take a leisurely walk? Enjoy the view of the city from a bench? Or just relax on the lawn? Astoria Park has you covered.

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden: Is there a better place to be on a warm summer afternoon than in this garden? If there is, we’d like to know! There’s a reason this is the primary reason people who don’t live in the area come to Astoria.

Gastroteca: Consistently great brunch, with many delicious options. The egg dishes are standouts, and if you want something sweet, the Belgian waffle with bananas, caramel sauce, and whipped cream is as good as it sounds.

Martha’s Country Bakery: By far the best desserts in Astoria. We can’t recommend the warm Mississippi Mud Pie enough. Also very good warm beverages.

Milkflower: Best pizza pie in Astoria, and our highest recommendation is the Van Dammer. The egg on top really gives it something extra.

Pye Boat Noodle: Flavors taste a little better here than at other Thai restaurants in Astoria, most of which are very good.

Q.E.D.: So much cool stuff happens at Q.E.D. that it seems like any day of the week you could find something that would be fun or interesting.

The Queens Kickshaw: Just a great place to relax, read a book, have a conversation with some friends, and drink excellent coffee and craft beer. The food is also very good, although some can be pricey.

Sac’s Place: Best slice in town. Our favorites are the Mama’s (margarita) and the Sicilian, which is out of this world.

Watawa Sushi: Not just the best Japanese food in Astoria, but also the best we’ve had in NYC. Exquisitely prepared, and everything tastes fresh.